14 Fast Game-Day Ideas
Get in the game! We've got 14 tailgating recipes and tips to help your football party score a touchdown.
Pimiento Cheese Football Sandwiches
Score! Fill a resealable plastic bag with whipped cream cheese, then snip off a corner and pipe laces on your footballs.
Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Corn on the Cob
As the bacon chars, it transfers all that delicious smoky flavor right into the corn.
This potato salad-coleslaw hybrid is just creamy enough, with a tangy bite from lemon juice, grainy mustard and a kick of heat from chili peppers.
Crushed pretzels score big as a crunchy, salty crust for lean chicken breast.
On a green tablecloth, create yard lines with white masking tape and number stickers.
Tropical Shrimp Salsa
Tangy, spicy and protein-packed, this salsa is sure to win over any fan with an appetite.
Bacon Mac & Cheeseburger Bites
Bacon mac & cheese mixed with sliders? Talk about a kickin' combo!
Let your guests create their own delicious nacho combination with lots of dip and topping options (chorizo! Pico de gallo! Cheddar cheese!)
Take it Away!
Use foil to-go containers from the dollar store (without the plastic lids), then heat directly on the grill.
BBQ Chicken Meatball Skewers
Serve these skewers as an appetizer to get the party started, or with buns to make mini sliders. Don't forget the ranch!
A light beer mixed with grapefruit soda will definitely whet your whistle throughout the game.
Rum & Coke Slushies
This standard cocktail is getting a fun, game-day makeover.
Jalapeno Popper Deviled Eggs
Give your deviled eggs a spicy punch that'll send your taste buds straight to the end zone.
Wash the plastic carton your eggs came in (but only cartons from pasteurized eggs!) and use to pack and serve the deviled eggs.
Grilled Doughnut & Pear Sundaes
Go all out with a semi-homemade dessert -- it's comfort food season after all!
Crispy Curry Wings
When you coat your wings in a spicy seasoning, baking them is the only cooking method necessary to impart a ton of flavor.
Cut strips of fake turf to fit around a beer can. Seal the ends with hot glue.
Sloppy Joe Chili Corn Muffins
Tailgating is all about sampling lots of yummy dishes. These adorable muffins are the perfect way to get your chili fix without getting full.