How to Pack for Tailgating (Slideshow)

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Packing for a tailgate: what to make, how to pack, and what to bring
Allison Beck

Spinach and artichoke dip is a game-time favorite. This recipe was inspired by Hillstone’s beloved version of the dip. 

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Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Allison Beck

Spinach and artichoke dip is a game-time favorite. This recipe was inspired by Hillstone’s beloved version of the dip. 

Click here to see the Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe

Oven-Baked Steak Fingers

Steak fingers are ideal for tailgating as they require no utensils, which make them super-easy to eat, with minimal cleanup. 

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Pimento Cheese Spread

Only four ingredients make up this spread with a spicy kick. 

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Avocado and Egg Sandwich

If you’re tailgating early in the morning, this avocado and egg sandwich is a perfect meal, and a great vegetarian option. 

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Toasted Tuscan Chicken Sandwich with Roasted Red Peppers, Fontina, and Pesto Mayonnaise Recipe

These are easy to make and are surefire crowd-pleasers. You can make these sandwiches at home before the game, or assemble them with little effort once you are there. If you don’t have pesto, use regular mayo. 

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Tailgate Cinnamon Turkey Chili

Lauren Gordon

The name says it all — this is a lighter and sweeter version than your average chili and it’s perfect for the early fall months!

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Hamburger Baked Bean Casserole

This is a great make-ahead dish for tailgating that incorporates the hamburger, a tailgating staple, in a new way. 

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Mulled Wine Cocktail

You can’t forget the drinks when watching a good game. To stave off the cold weather, make this seasonal mulled wine cocktail. 

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Maker's Mark Tailgate Toddy

Another hot toddy, with a zip of cinnamon to it, to keep you warm during the game.

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