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7 Winning Tailgating Recipes

Sports fans assemble. Fall football season is here, and that means friends, fun and tailgating. To help you get in the spirit, we rounded up some of our favorite ready-to-serve parking-lot-friendly recipes in all their cheesy, meaty, ranch-y glory. Let the festivities begin!

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    Potato Skin Chips with Ranch and Crispy Bacon

    Potato skins are a tailgating must. The triumvirate of potato, bacon and cheese can’t be beat. This ranched-up version is guaranteed to win even if your team doesn’t.

  2. 2

    Honey Hot Wings

    Kick things up a notch with these sweet and spicy wings, perfect for snacking before the big game. Just don’t forget your napkins!

  3. 3

    Original Ranch Snack Mix

    It’s always a good idea to have a batch of this at the ready, because no game-time bevvie break is complete without it. You can make it your own with whatever snackables you have around the house.

  4. 4

    Baked Cheddar & Bacon Jalapeño Poppers

    This recipe ups the ante on your standard popper recipe with our Smokehouse Cheddar & Bacon mix. Tip: All that smoky flavor goes great with some barbecue sauce for dipping.

  5. 5

    Italian Meatball Sliders

    If you want to expand your horizons beyond the burger, give these Italian-style meatball sliders a shot.

  6. 6

    Triple-Cheese Tailgate Dip with Pregame Pretzel Bites

    If you’re looking for a real crowd-pleaser, this is it. The dip is delectably cheesy, and the homemade pretzels are so good, people will assume you spent hours laboring in the kitchen. (Your secret is safe with us!)

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    Pressure Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

    Want to make things a little less messy on the wing front? Turn that iconic game day buffalo flavor into a dip that’s great with chips, crackers or celery sticks.

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