36 Classic Lunch and Dinner Tailgating Recipes

36 Classic Lunch and Dinner Tailgating Recipes

Regular season pro games and college football are already rolling as summertime is finally over. Although the dog days of summer are finished, there are still months of football traditions to be had, including one of the most beloved parts of attending any football game: tailgating. Read on for over some easy recipes for afternoon and nighttime tailgating.

Each recipe listed below is simple to prepare and serve, helping you stay stress-free on game day. Many of these recipes can also be completely prepared ahead of time, such as Recipe4Living’s pesto chicken BLT salad, deviled eggs, and fantastic chili. 

If you love the classic tailgating fare of hamburgers and hot dogs, stick with your favorites and choose among our list for a variety of delicious side dishes, like our potato salad. 

Some of these recipes can be used like templates, such as Recipe4Living’s trail mix recipe. You can easily add chocolate candies sporting your favorite team’s colors, different nuts, and more. Feel free to add cooked ground beef (freshly grilled on your cast iron skillet on your tailgating grill) or strips of grilled chicken to our delicious veggie tacos. 

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