Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski
With only three ingredients, you’ve got a hearty tailgating treat that’s perfect for brunch and half-time snacking. You can
roll the sausage balls ahead and freeze them, uncooked, until the morning of the game. Add about 5-10 minutes to the baking
time if you are baking them directly from the freezer.
When you need a last-minute tailgate appetizer, buy some store-bought hummus and stir in fresh lemon juice, oregano, and a
splash of olive oil. Transfer to a festive bowl, and no one will have to know it’s not homemade.
Slice pickled jalapeño peppers in half, fill with store-bought herbed garlic cheese and sprinkle with chopped pecans for an
easy, 3-ingredient tailgate appetizer. You can make these a day ahead and keep chilled until game time.
Use store-bought pesto, fresh arugula and mozzarella cheese to make these savory roll-ups in only 15 minutes. They’re great
for parties – no fork required – and you can make them ahead and keep them chilled until you’re ready to put them on a platter.
Whip up an easy 5-ingredient cheese dip with two kinds of cheese, sour cream and chipotle chili in adobo sauce. The chili
in adobo sauce adds a rich, smoky flavor to the dip. Serve with fresh veggies or your favorite crackers or chips.
You can make a these peppery cheese straws at the beginning of football season and freeze them in air-tight containers after
you bake. Just take them out of the freezer as you need them. They’re easy to transport and even easier to eat.
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas
Provide a variety of toppings for Crostini. To get a head-start to entertaining, Crostini may be made one day ahead and stored
in a airtight container at room temperture, making them perfect for serving on game day.