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Classic tailgate recipes with a twist

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Score big points with these game day classics

Looking for a crowd-pleasing game day menu to satisfy even the hungriest sports fans? Try a few of these classic tailgate recipes at your next football party!

Chicken wings

Baked spicy Sriracha chicken wings

Score big points with these game day classics

Like your wings on the spicy side? These spicy-sweet garlicky wings bring the heat!

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Quick and easy hot wings

Score big points with these game day classics

Hot sauce, butter and a frying pan are all you need to prepare this classic buffalo wings recipe.

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Korean fried chicken wings

Score big points with these game day classics

Sticky and sweet, these mouthwatering Korean chicken wings get their crispiness from double frying.

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Spicy cola- and jalapeño-glazed chicken wings

Score big points with these game day classics

Spicy jalapeño chicken wings and an ice-cold soda are the ultimate game day snack.

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Chips and dips

Loaded baked potato dip recipe

Score big points with these game day classics

Treat your guests to this creamy dip with all the flavor of loaded baked potatoes. You'll be surprised at how easy it is to make!

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Skinny spinach dip recipe

Score big points with these game day classics

Lighten up your spinach dip with this version featuring fat-free Greek yogurt. Serve with veggie sticks instead of chips and dig in to this guilt-free snack.

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Individual 7-layer dip recipe

Score big points with these game day classics

A typical 7-layer dip doesn't look too appetizing once guests dig in and make a mess of the layered creation. Serve this tailgate classic in individual cups instead and avoid the "ick" factor.

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Creamy white queso dip

Score big points with these game day classics

Creamy and delicious, this baked cheese dip features three types of cheese and is sure to please!

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Warm, cheesy beer dip with soft pretzels

Score big points with these game day classics

Sharp cheddar cheese, beer and homemade hot soft pretzels — the perfect game day treat.

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Chili

Super Bowl Sunday turkey chili recipe

Score big points with these game day classics

We guarantee you won't miss the beef in this healthier version of a game day favorite.

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Lamb and feta chili recipe

Score big points with these game day classics

Go Greek with this twist on a classic. Lamb and feta deliver a flavor touchdown.

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Chili con carne

Score big points with these game day classics

Cubes of beef and roasted tomatoes make this chili recipe a keeper.

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White bean and corn chili

Score big points with these game day classics

Give vegetarians something to sink their teeth into with this meatless chili option.

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Slow-cooker black-bean chili with lime and cheddar

Score big points with these game day classics

Black bean, avocado and lime chili sounds fancy, but the slow cooker makes preparing this crowd-pleaser simple.

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Meatballs

Chicken Parmesan meatballs

Score big points with these game day classics

Take all the flavor of your favorite Italian dish and pack it into these cute little bundles.

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General Tso's meatballs

Score big points with these game day classics

If you're a fan of Chinese food, you'll love these saucy Asian-style meatballs.

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Cheese-stuffed meatball recipe

Score big points with these game day classics

They may look like regular meatballs on the outside, but one bite reveals their cheesy surprise.

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Spicy garlic baked meatballs

Score big points with these game day classics

Skip the messy frying and bake a batch of these spicy garlic meatballs.

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Baked turkey quinoa meatballs

Score big points with these game day classics

Turkey, quinoa and spinach bring a healthy dose of nutrition to this meatball recipe that takes just five minutes to make and 30 minutes to bake.

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Quick Tip:

Balance out these hearty game day eats with our favorite skinny cocktails!


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