Game Day Tailgating Recipes - Rachael Ray Every Day

Game Day Tailgating Recipes

No matter who you’re rooting for, we can all agree on one thing: Tailgating is about the food. Make your next party in a parking lot the best ever with these fun, portable recipes that are sure to score big with your crew.
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Beefy Stout Chili Frito Pies 

tailgating opener

Chili tastes better outdoors—and when it’s served in a bag of Fritos!

Try our Beefy Stout Chili Frito Pies 

Grilled Hasselback Sweet Potatoes 

Grilled Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

Prep the potatoes at home, wrap them in foil, then toss them on the grill when you get to the game.

Try our Grilled Hasselback Sweet Potatoes 

Team Spirit

Mason Jar Cocktails

Instead of stirring and shaking while you’re tailgating, batch your cocktails in mason jars before you leave the house. To keep ’em cool from the inside out, add frozen fruit (like the grapes and orange slices here) before sticking the drinks in your cooler. 

Ham & Cheese Pretzel Panini

ham and cheese pretzel panini

For a tailgating “panini press,” stow a few bricks in your car. Wrap them in foil and use them to weigh down your sammies as you toast them on the grill.

Try our Ham & Cheese Pretzel Panini 

Pan-tastic

grilled pan cookies

Press your favorite cookie dough into an ovenproof skillet, stick it in a cooler and bake it on the grill. Extra points for adding team-colored sprinkles. (Go, Jets!)