14 Fast Game-Day Ideas - Rachael Ray Every Day

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.
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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.

Pimiento Cheese Football Sandwiches

Pimiento Cheese Football Sandwiches

Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Corn on the Cob

As the bacon chars, it transfers all that delicious smoky flavor right into the corn.

Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Corn on the Cob

Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Corn on the Cob

Potato Coleslaw

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.

Potato Coleslaw

Potato Coleslaw

Pretzel Chicken

Crushed pretzels score big as a crunchy, salty crust for lean chicken breast.

Pretzel Chicken

Pretzel Chicken

Touchdown!

On a green tablecloth, create yard lines with white masking tape and number stickers.

Touchdown!

Tropical Shrimp Salsa

Tangy, spicy and protein-packed, this salsa is sure to win over any fan with an appetite.

Tropical Shrimp Salsa

Tropical Shrimp Salsa

Bacon Mac & Cheeseburger Bites

Bacon mac & cheese mixed with sliders? Talk about a kickin' combo!

Bacon Mac & Cheeseburger Bites

Bacon Mac & Cheeseburger Bites

DIY Nachos

Let your guests create their own delicious nacho combination with lots of dip and topping options (chorizo! Pico de gallo! Cheddar cheese!)

DIY Nachos Bar

DIY Nachos Bar

Take it Away!

Use foil to-go containers from the dollar store (without the plastic lids), then heat directly on the grill.

Take it Away!

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!

BBQ Chicken Meatball Skewers

BBQ Chicken Meatball Skewers

Grapefruit Shandies

A light beer mixed with grapefruit soda will definitely whet your whistle throughout the game.

Grapefruit Shandy

Grapefruit Shandy

Rum & Coke Slushies

This standard cocktail is getting a fun, game-day makeover.

Rum & Coke Slushies

Jalapeno Popper Deviled Eggs

Give your deviled eggs a spicy punch that'll send your taste buds straight to the end zone.

Jalapeño Popper Deviled Eggs

Jalapeno Popper Deviled Eggs

No Fumbles

Wash the plastic carton your eggs came in (but only cartons from pasteurized eggs!) and use to pack and serve the deviled eggs.

No Fumbles

Grilled Doughnut & Pear Sundaes

Go all out with a semi-homemade dessert -- it's comfort food season after all!

Grilled Doughnut & Pear Sundaes

Grilled Doughnut & Pear Sundaes

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.

Crispy Curry Wings

Crispy Curry Wings

Cozy Up!

Cut strips of fake turf to fit around a beer can. Seal the ends with hot glue.

Cozy Up!

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.

Sloppy Joe Chili Corn Muffins

Sloppy Joe Chili Corn Muffins