Recipe Roundup: Game Day Favorites

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Recipe Roundup: Game Day Favorites

It’s playoff season! We have all the recipes you need for your pre-game parties—from dips and slaws to burgers and beans. You just bring the grill and a cooler of beer!

 

STARTERS

 

French Onion and Blue Cheese DipFrench Onion and Blue Cheese Dip
Here, tender, sweet melted onions are combined with sour cream and blue cheese to create an updated version of a classic dip. Serve with potato chips.
Cheddar and Corn Jalapeño PoppersCheddar and Corn Jalapeño Poppers
Filled with cheddar cheese, corn kernels and other savory ingredients, our fire-roasted peppers are the perfect appetizer for outdoor gatherings.
Deviled EggsDeviled Eggs
A big platter of deviled eggs, stuffed with an herb-flecked, fluffy, creamy filling, can round out any comfort-food menu.
Grilled Vegetable Antipasto with Red Onion VinaigretteGrilled Vegetable Antipasto with Red Onion Vinaigrette
Grill your favorite vegetables, drizzle with good olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt for a no-fuss, no-fail appetizer.
Roasted Red Bell Pepper HummusRoasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus
In this fresh take on classic hummus, we blend in roasted red bell peppers for bright color and smoky flavor. Serve with pita chips and vegetables for dipping.

 

MAINS

 

CheeseburgersCheeseburgers
There’s no better way to indulge in this American tradition than with a cold beer before a game. This recipe yields the ultimate burger.
Harissa-Marinated Grilled ChickenHarissa-Marinated Grilled Chicken
Here, a fiery Moroccan spice paste gives grilled chicken a big flavor boost and a little something unexpected.
Turkey, Two-Bean and Sweet Potato ChiliTurkey, Two-Bean and Sweet Potato Chili
This lightened-up chili by uses ground turkey, hearty beans and spices for a satisfying fall dish. Don’t forget a selection of toppings, like cheese, chopped avocado and shredded cabbage.
Pulled Pork SlidersPulled Pork Sliders
Cook the pork ahead in a Dutch oven or slow-cooker and reheat at the party for a super-easy main dish.
Grilled Pizza MargheritaGrilled Pizza Margherita
Grilled pizza makes a great meatless dish for a tailgate — make the dough ahead, and top with any ingredients you like.
Grilled Meatball SandwichGrilled Meatball Sandwich
Toasted bread, savory meatballs and zesty pesto — here’s a sandwich you won’t forget! It may be messy to eat, but it’s worth it.

 

SIDES

 

Buttermilk ColeslawButtermilk Coleslaw

Coleslaw is a staple of all outdoor parties, and this version is rich and tangy, with a homemade buttermilk dressing, fresh herbs and raisins.

 

Mexican Street CornMexican Street Corn
This simple dish, sold by street vendors in Mexico, tastes amazing–grilled ears of sweet corn spread with cayenne-spiked mayo and rolled in cotija cheese.
Grilled Fingerling PotatoesGrilled Fingerling Potatoes
Parboil potatoes ahead of time, then throw them on the grill during the tailgate — they take on a nice char and slightly smoky flavor.
Summer Bean and Corn SaladSummer Bean and Corn Salad
Savor the last of summer’s sweet corn in this easy salad, featuring a variety of summer beans and herbs.
Macaroni SaladMacaroni Salad
Our version of this favorite side is dressed with homemade mayonnaise seasoned with paprika and two kinds of mustard.

 

DESSERTS

 

S’mores BrowniesS’mores Brownies
Within this recipe is a fantastic brownie—just the right balance of fudgy and cakey with a crackle top—embellished with crunchy graham crackers and big melting marshmallows.
Crunchy Toffee TrianglesCrunchy Toffee Triangles
Chewy and moist on the inside, these indulgent bars get crunch from toffee pieces mixed into the dough and a generous sprinkling of almonds on top. They’re easy to pack on the go.
Healthy Oatmeal-Raisin CookiesHealthy Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies
A good, soft oatmeal cookie is always a welcome dessert. This one is packed with hearty oats, raisins and warm spices.
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Whoopie PiesChocolate-Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies
A retro treat, these whoopie pies feature cakey chocolate cookies sandwiching a creamy filling.
Coconut, Almond and Chocolate BarsCoconut, Almond and Chocolate Bars
Nutty, chewy and chocolaty, these bars hit every craving. A toasty almond crust is topped with a creamy coconut and dark chocolate filling, and finished with a thick bittersweet glaze.

 

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