5 Easy & Elegant Tailgating Treats

Be the hit of your tailgating circle with these 5 simple, yet sensational, recipes.

  • Mini Caprese Bites
    Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Rose Nguyen

    Mini Caprese Bites

    It's hard to beat these bites, which are a miniature version of the classic Italian caprese salad. Juicy tomato, fresh mozzarella, tangy balsamic vinegar, and fresh basil team up for an irresistible appetizer.

    Recipe: Mini Caprese Bites

  • Cowboy Caviar
    Photo: Norman A. Plate

    Cowboy Caviar

    Fans three cars down will be throwing out their salsa once they've tasted this dish. Black-eyed peas, corn, green onions, tomatoes, and buttery, fresh avocado are the base for your "caviar," while red-wine vinegar and hot sauce tie the flavors together.

    Recipe: Cowboy Caviar

  • Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

    What's a tailgate without a sweet, crunchy, chewy, and decadent ending? Our online reviewers gave this recipe 5 stars; several claimed that these are the best chocolate chip cookies ever. We're sure you and your friends will agree!

    Recipe: Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Light Pimiento-Cheese Stuffed Celery

    Light Pimiento-Cheese Stuffed Celery

    Pimiento cheese is a classic tailgating crowd pleaser and a refreshing alternative to the usual tortilla chips and cheese dip. This version is not only super easy, but it's a little easier on the waistline, thanks to light mayonnaise and reduced-fat Cheddar cheese.

    Recipe: Light Pimiento-Cheese Stuffed Celery

  • Chicken and Bacon Roll-Ups
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Chicken and Bacon Roll-Ups

    Take a break from the usual sandwich fare and serve these savory rollups, featuring rotisserie chicken, bacon, tomato, and lettuce.

    Recipe: Chicken and Bacon Roll-Ups

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