It’s been a long wait, but football season is finally here and that means it’s tailgate time. An argument could be made that sometimes the tailgate is better than the game, but win or lose, your tailgate party will show your support for your home team.
Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just a food aficionado who wants to hang out with friends on the weekend, the sports fans here at the Chef'd office have some outstanding meal kits easy enough to make you a true tailgate gourmet.
7 Easy Tailgating Foods
1. Pulled Pork Tacos with Pickled Onions and Guacamole
Your tailgate needs a win out of the gate to maintain momentum, and tacos are always a win. The taste of these savory pulled pork tacos breaks loose with a rub of ancho chilies, coffee, and cocoa that teams up with jalapeño and avocado mash to score a surprise touchdown.
2. Three Bean Habanero Turkey Chili with Cornbread Muffins
This fiery turkey chili is the creation of Good Housekeeping. A fierce blend of habanero and ancho seasoning spices up game time and is sure to tackle your taste buds short of the goal line.
3. Roasted Buffalo Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese and Ranch Dressing
Your tailgate just wouldn't be the same without this game time staple, but these role players are looking to make a bigger impression on your guests with a crispy and spicy hot preparation highlighting sambal chili paste that encourages a quick dip in creamy cool blue cheese and ranch dips.
4. Potato and Bacon Salad with Caramelized Onions and Fresh Herbs
Potato salad is a game day classic, but the bacon and caramelized onions of this delicious dish bring something new to the table. Any coach will tell you that sometimes you just have to stick with the veteran players, and this one is sure to bring big plays to your tailgate.
5. Muffuletta Sandwich with Cherry Tomato and Arugula Salad
Chef'd has teamed up with Mezzetta to bring the unique taste of New Orleans to your tailgate. The Muffuletta sandwich features delicious Greek pepperoncini, roasted red bell peppers, and colossal Spanish queen olives that have only gotten better with age but the quick prep will have them ready for kickoff.
6. Chocolate Studded Marshmallow Treats
A football team is only as good as its two-minute drill, and a tailgate chef needs to have a plan for when time is running out at the end of the game. This delicious no-bake dessert is ready in less than an hour and the gooey goodness of its chocolate and marshmallow mix brings a sugar rush right when it is needed the most.
7. Sinfully Sweet Brownies
The game is almost over and everyone is biting their fingernails. There are no timeouts and the team is in field goal range. Well, these succulent brownies are the kicker that is sure to put the game away with a surprise play of Oreo cookie flavor. Finishing up strong never tasted better.
Try it: Sinfully Sweet Brownies
Want More Game Day Foods?
Football season has just begun. Whether you’re hosting your first football party of the season or you’re already a seasoned vet, these foods are sure to please any fan during game time. Shop all of our game day meal kits by clicking on the button below.