Pigskin Sushi

Trashy tailgating treat at its finest.

Trashy tailgating treat at its finest.

There’s nothing my family does better than snack and celebrate, so with the college football season kick-off this weekend, we already have our game faces on with what appetizers to draft for our game day spread. And there’s no fumbling when it comes to making one of our finest treats, Pigskin Sushi.

Cheers to football season finally being here!

A big moonshine cheers to football season finally being here!

This non-threatening Midwestern version of sushi is a crowd pleasing hit at any tailgate whether you’re cheering for your fave college team….

On Iowa!

Yes, the Big Ten is a conference in college football.

…or you’re trying to impress fellow NFL fans.

Titan Up!

And yes, the Tennessee Titans still have fans even after dismal seasons.

This is my trashy version of sushi that requires three ingredients, five minutes of prep and dirties no dishes (perfect for kitchen lovers like me).



Baby dill pickles, one block of cream cheese and thick-sliced, cooked ham. Total cost – $7.00.

Remove one piece of the cooked ham and place on a paper towel.

Spread room temperature cream cheese over the ham.


Place dill pickle at one end of the ham and roll up.


Slice the pickle-in-a-blanket to your desired size.

Trashy tailgating treat at its finest.

And voila! White trash sushi.

This low carb, gluten-free delicatessen will stand out among the typical tailgating treats.

hit it

A bright beacon of shining food among traditional football snacks.

And not only is Pigskin Sushi cheap and easy (no I’m not referring to myself), it washes down with any cocktail you choose on game day.

Skinny Pirates for the Hawkeye.

Skinny Pirates for this Hawkeye.

In my book, that’s a touchdown!



27 thoughts on “Pigskin Sushi

  1. Rob says:

    I had to try this!! Pigskin sushi is awesome! You really are very entertaining CBXB!

  2. Nancy says:

    Easy, unless you are try to frost pickles and then roll them in ham. Love learning the hard way! Delicious!

  3. Tracy says:

    This looks good, will have to try it! All for not having to cook and less ingredients in a recipe!!

  4. markbialczak says:

    I love every ingredient in the pigskin sushi, CBXB, so I think I would love ’em all together in game day! Here I have to have chicken wings, hot buffalo sauce with blue cheese to dip into. You like?

  5. stylentonic says:

    I definitely need to try this yum!!! kissssss

  6. Kaufmans Kavalkade says:

    We open with USC… It’s gonna be a doozie.

  7. That looks simultaneously disgusting and intriguing. At least it’s edible though!

    We had a friend show up to tailgating already drunk and carrying a bag of frozen chicken one year. He just left it sitting on the ground in the sun until it thawed and then threw it on the grill, peppering the salmonella with some BBQ sauce. I wasn’t bold (or stupid) enough to eat it, but a few people had just enough beers to make bad decisions. Somehow or other, they survived. I guess that appendix thing isn’t so useless after all!

    • Ha! I’ve been to tailgates where questionable meat was left sitting in the sun and then thrown on the grill…and I, too, wasn’t stupid enough to eat it. But I thought about it!

      While my pigskin sushi does look a tad on the disgusting side, it’s a crowd please. Especially when the alternative is spoiled meat! πŸ™‚

  8. JMC813 says:

    My Nashville friend is a culinary GENIUS!!!! Love this. Thanks for sharing.

  9. That looks delicious! Have you seen the tailgate recipes on Pinterest? It’s my new crack.

  10. YUP! It’s in time for some football!

  11. SerachShiro says:

    They look very nice and it’s done in a view minutes, I have to try these ! Also the other football snacks invites me and I’m sure that you had a great tailgate πŸ™‚ !

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