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13 Favorite Game Day Recipes

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These winning game day recipes are great for tailgating, or for entertaining at home. Whether you opt for pigskins in a blanket, fried chicken bites or pecan bars, there's something here for everyone.

And don't forget to pour a big glass of Southern sweet tea for your guests. It's the perfect drink for salty, spicy food.

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13 Favorite Game Day Recipes

Ragu-Stuffed Peppers

A hearty dish is always welcome on game day. Try this dish of peppers stuffed with ragu, couscous, golden raisins and fontina cheese for a new take on a classic.

13 Favorite Game Day Recipes

Light and Layered Taco Dip

Ground turkey, reduced sodium and light sour cream topped with a confetti of crisp, colorful veggies make this potluck staple more nutritious than the traditional version.

13 Favorite Game Day Recipes

Beer and Bourbon Cocktail

Instead of sipping plain beer, try a beer cocktail. This version combines premium bourbon with frozen lemonade mix and beer. What's not to love?

13 Favorite Game Day Recipes

Chipotle Pasta Salad

If there is one ingredient having its moment in the spotlight this year, it's chipotle. And for good reason. It's delicious smoky spicy flavor enhances every dish it touches. Try this pasta salad and you'll see what we mean.

13 Favorite Game Day Recipes

Pecan Bars

Desserts that are easy to eat, with minimal mess, are ideal for feeding a crowd. Try these decadent pecan bars.

13 Favorite Game Day Recipes

Fried Chicken Bites

Perfect for a picnic or a tailgate party, these chipotle-spiced chicken bites are great dipped in honey mustard or blue cheese.

13 Favorite Game Day Recipes

Brushetta Pizzaiola

This recipe from Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos is fresh and delicious with basil and cherry tomatoes.

13 Favorite Game Day Recipes

Pigskins in a Blanket

Game day is nothing without a football-themed recipe. These crescent dog football wraps are ideal for a crowd.

13 Favorite Game Day Recipes

Itty-Bitty Brownie Bites

These one-bite brownies are nothing short of adorable, decorated to look like individual cupcakes. Dip in chocolate, decorate with white frosting, and you're set.

13 Favorite Game Day Recipes

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

These buffalo chicken sliders are super easy, made with provolone cheese, ranch dressing and premade buffalo chicken wings. If you can't find wings in your local deli, opt for the frozen variety.  One of the most important parts of game day food is keeping it simple.

13 Favorite Game Day Recipes

Southern Sweet Tea

In the South, there's nothing quite like a glass of sweet tea. For newbies, it's sweeter than you expect - think soft drink sweet and then some. But it's surprisingly thirst quenching. Serve this tea with your favorite tailgate recipes.

13 Favorite Game Day Recipes

Game Day Chili

This chili recipe cooks quickly thanks to the pressure cooker method of preparation. The blend of chipotle adobo sauce, salsa and beer makes a perfect chili.

Pimento Cheese Burger

Try this Martha Stewart recipe for the ultimate burger topped with homemade pimento cheese. You'll quickly discover that pimento cheese makes everything better.

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