Touchdown! Tailgating is a uniquely American tradition that brings people together in the name of food and sport. With tents and music and decoration, it has gotten a lot more involved than simply drinking a six-pack in the back of a pick-up truck. Well, why not try some easy tailgating recipes instead!
If you are worrying about what to make for your next tailgate or game-day party, look no further! The trick is to make as much as you can in advance, and pick foods that are easy to transport. For a pre-noon get-together, try some of these fun and easy tailgating recipes for your next game day party.
If you need some fall activities other than tailgating, try these 10 memorable fall activity ideas.
Fresh fruit and lemon liqueur? Don’t mind if we do! Fruit salads are the perfect addition to any brunch, so why not grab some red solo cups or small bowls and take it outside! Simply toss together fresh fruit with sugar and limoncello and adorn with a lemon yogurt topping and a sprig of fresh mint like in this recipe!
Put scrambled eggs (made in advance) and a slice of American cheese on a Hawaiian sweet roll. Cover them in aluminum foil and heat over a small, portable grill for a smokey and delicious sandwich!
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It’s no secret that Americans love bacon. With a caramelized maple syrup coating, this hors d’oeuvre will easily become your new favorite guilty pleasure! Try this recipe, and be ready when your friends ask you for more!
What’s a tailgate without something to wet your whistle? Bloody Mary’s are the perfect morning drink to get you into game mode. Get creative with your garnishes! Put the celery aside and try mixing it up with a slice of bacon, baby corn, a lemon or grapefruit wedge, cherry tomatoes, peppers, cheese chunks, or even onion rings!
For a tailgate at any other time in the day, check out these ideas:
Spicy meets creamy! Whip up this cream cheese-based stuffing and pipe it into cut pepperoncini peppers. The filling also works great spread onto crackers for those who can’t handle the heat!
Mix a pound of ground beef, a package of shredded cheddar cheese, a tablespoon of mayonnaise, and a packet of dry onion soup mix and bake on Hawaiian rolls. Cover your bites in aluminum foil and heat over a small, portable grill for a delicious and smokey burger! If you’ve got vegetarians among your group, substitute meat patties for these cheesy walnut burgers! A unique and delicious spin on your average veggie burger.
Summer isn’t over with this splashy dessert! Bring the bonfire to your party with these gooey, chocolatey treats – no fire necessary! A cinnamon-y cookie, rectangle of chocolate, and perfectly toasted marshmallow will have your friends ooh-ing and aah-ing… and running to you for the recipe!
Whether you are cheering on your old team at a reunion or visiting your college student, happy tailgating! These easy tailgating recipes will make everyone happy!