Lexi's Clean Kitchen
For many football fans, the actual sport is not the main event.
Here we have a list of 20 of our all-time favorite tailgate recipes to will help you kick off your game day(s) the right way — while letting you have fun at the party instead of being stuck cooking.
Whether your team wins or loses, at least you will have checked off all of the major tailgating food groups: dips, fried things, wings, dogs, burgers, chili, plus a few grab-and-go desserts to snag as you head into the stadium or settle down in front of the HDTV.
Put away the chips and try something else that satisfies your hankering for something crunchy. This healthy nut mix is super tasty and also happens to be gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. Use a mixture of pine nuts, pecan halves, almonds, macadamia nuts, and cashews, but feel free to deviate and get creative with your favorites. For this recipe, click here.
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This dish is perfect for tailgating: Sauté the peppers and onions in advance and grill sausages at the game. Click here for the Grilled Bratwurst With Spicy Mesquite Peppers and Onions.
These sliders are guaranteed to disappear in minutes: The rich, salty flavors are so addictive, and who can resist the pull of meaty bacon? Click here for the recipe.
Tender, slow-cooked chicken, sweet teriyaki glaze, and a creamy macaroni salad; what more is there to say? Make these Slow-Cooker Teriyaki Chicken & Mac Salad Sliders with this recipe.
Tailgating main dishes are usually heavy and laden with rich fatty flavor, so if you are in search of something that feels lighter but won’t skimp on flavor, try this recipe for Grilled Lemon Pepper Shrimp Kabobs, instead.