Before the big race or game, host a tailgate party and serve this winning food.
No matter what team or sport, you can easily throw a low-cost tailgate party with these crowd-pleasing recipes. This complete
menu will take you from appetizers all the way to the finish line with dessert. Plus we've included a printable shopping list
to make your party preparation extra speedy!
Click to download: Shopping List (PDF)
Cost per serving: 95¢
If you like your guacamole with a kick, add a few shakes of hot sauce, or leave in a few of the seeds from the jalapeño.
See recipe: Guacamole with Cumin Chips
Cost per serving: $1.61
No tailgate party would be complete without this fan favorite. And if your guests don't polish them off, they taste even better as leftovers the next day.
See recipe: Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dip
Cost per serving: 92¢
Get a head start by making the components of this salad a day in advance. Prepare the dressing, cover and chill; shake well before drizzling on the salad. Boil, peel and cut the sweet potatoes; cover and chill in a separate bowl. Slice the scallions and celery; cover and chill.
See recipe: Sweet Potato Salad
Cost per serving: $2.01
This healthy and hearty take on salad will have your guests finishing their veggies and racing back for seconds!
See recipe: Chunky Vegetable Salad
Cost per serving: $2.12
Vary the taste by swapping out beer and using the same amount of low-sodium beef broth instead.
See recipe: Chili con Carne
Cost per serving: $3.97
For authentic Southern flavor, you can count on these tasty sandwiches to spice up your party.
See recipe: Shrimp Po'Boys
Cost per serving: 45¢
To make it easier to cut the bars, cover and refrigerate them for at least an hour or up to overnight. Use the foil overhang to remove them from the pan. Peel off foil, place on a cutting board and slice.
See recipe: S'mores Cookie Bars
Add salsa or a mix of your favorite veggies for extra south-of-the-border flavor.
See Recipe: Caramelized Onion and Blue Cheese Quesadillas
Cost per serving: 38¢
These budget biscuits are a snap to make. Although the recipe calls for low-fat Cheddar, you can use any full-bodied cheese, such as Gruyère or Havarti.
See recipe: Beer-and-Cheese Biscuits
Cost per serving: 32¢
Skip the packaged chips and whip up a batch of homemade snacks. These are perfect with a flavorful dip as a side or serve them as an appetizer.
See recipe: Garlic Pita Chips