36 great recipes for game day
No matter where team loyalties lie, fans unite every season for food-filled game days. These recipes will keep everyone coming back for more
Soak chicken in a buttermilk brine for extra moist and tender results, then add subtle Indian-inspired spices for a go-anywhere feast that's miles from boring.
Recipe: Grilled Buttermilk Chicken
This campsite favorite works just as well at home.
Recipe: Chicken Enchilada Nacho Bowls
Leyden is a Dutch cheese that's like gouda with cumin seeds mixed in. If you can't find it, use regular gouda and a few more toasted cumin seeds.
Recipe: Shrimp Jalapeño Poppers
Chiles spice up these burgers three ways: grilled, in the pepper jack cheese, and in the chipotle mayo.
Recipe: Green Chile-Chicken Stew
We love these smeared with coarse-grain mustard on crusty rolls. The onions take on a lot of the ale's flavor, including its slight bitterness.
Recipe: Smoky Beef-and-Bacon Chili
Recipe: Pressed Italian Sandwiches
Using two different types of meet gives these nachos extra-savory flavor.
Recipe: Chorizo-Beef Nachos
Tailgate tip: Go ahead and make these ahead of time because they pack perfectly.
Recipe: California Nicoise Sandwich
What's not to love about this retro ground-beef chili piled onto Fritos, with all the fixings?
Recipe: Frito Pie with Red Chili
Purchase a roast chicken and shred it to make the preparation that much easier.
Tailgate tip: This salad is at its best right after it's made, but it may be kept, covered and chilled, for up to 2 days.
Recipe: Classic Potato Salad
Recipe: The New Three-Bean Salad
Recipe: Spinach and Orzo Salad
Tailgate tip: You can make this salad up to 1 day ahead.
Recipe: Gabriel's Guacamole
Recipe: Caramelized Maui Onion Dip
Buy Hawaiian Maui Onion ― Grown in rich volcanic soil on the island for which it’s named, the juicy, golden yellow Maui onion is sweeter and less pungent than a regular onion because of its lower sulfur content. However, Maui onions must be used quickly; they don’t keep as well as regular onions. Stores typically label Maui onions by name.
Recipe: Greek Spinach Dip
Recipe: Poblano and nopales chimichangas
Recipe: Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies
Recipe: Buttery Semolina Currant Cookies
Recipe: Butternut Squash Spice Cake
Recipe: Coconut Cupcakes