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Incredibly Easy Tailgate Food Ideas for Game Day!

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Make your game day tailgating party easy with several shortcuts to the best tailgate food ideas while keeping the flavor better than ever for your guests! 

I love having friends and family over. But what I don’t like is when it causes more stress. That’s why when we host gatherings, I am always looking for easy shortcuts to make the food quick and easy, without sacrificing any flavor.

Easy Tailgate Food Idea shortcuts

I have gathered some of my favorites to show you how you can use them to cut your Tailgate party prep time in half. And still offer an amazing spread of mouthwatering food to your guests.

And best of all, all these are easy to find and make a great addition to your Tailgate food ideas. And they will save you time and energy. 

You can put a lot of details into planning a tailgate party. But sometimes you can get away with just a few staples. I have highlighted our top contenders for you here. Pick these four up at your next grocery run and you’re ready for kickoff.

Buffalo Ranch Ridges from popchips

Popchips are an excellent addition to any party snacks. They offer a great-tasting, crunchy, better-for-you option that won’t leave you feeling greasy.

Popchips are popped (not fried) which means they are full of flavor but with only half the fat compared to fried chips.

And the ridges offer the perfect texture for a crispy crunch and the best landscape to capture all the flavor.

And what is more iconic for a Tailgating party than Buffalo Chicken? The authentic buffalo ranch flavor boasts spicy, tangy buffalo sauce combined with creamy, cooling ranch.

And without the sauce-covered fingers and a pile of dirty napkins, that makes these popchips the perfect party snack!

Even better they are Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Nothing artificial, Kosher, and have No trans or saturated fat.

Use code 25BUFFALO on to get 25% off your order of buffalo ranch popchips ridges!

Mr & Mrs T Bloody Mary Mix

One item that you will often find at any tailgate party is Bloody Mary Mix.

And even though we don’t drink alcohol of any kind, we still have several uses for Mr & Mrs. T Bloody Mary Mix and that is why you will find it in our house. 

While others are mixing up their favorite Bloody Mary Cocktails, I’m using the Bloody Mary mix as a key ingredient in several different recipes!

Did you know that using Bloody Mary mix is as convenient as it is delicious? With the premium-quality, made-from-scratch taste it becomes the perfect shortcut to these tailgating foods:

  • easy gazpacho
  • amuse-bouche
  • Use it to marinate chicken, steak or shrimp before grilling
  • Whisk with olive oil to make a dressing
  • Cover chicken breasts with Bloody Mary Mix, and let it do its thing in the slow cooker
  • Braising beef with bloody mary mix instead of red wine.
  • Chip and Veggie Dips 
  • And the best creamy tomato soup ever! 

You can make the most amazing dip. Just combine 1/2 cup Bloody Mary mix with 1/3 cup mayonnaise, 24 ounces of softened cream cheese and a handful of chives. 

Sometimes the husband loves a nice Virgin Bloody Mary drink, but I usually opt for the creamy tomato soup. 

Once you make tomato soup with bloody mary mix, you’ll never go back to a standard can of soup! 

For a creamy, spicy tomato soup, warm on the stove with chicken stock and whisk in a little heavy cream before serving. Easy as that! And your tastebuds will sing your praises! 

Mr & Mrs T Bloody Mary Mix is available in multiple sizes, from 1-liter bottles to single-serve cans. 

New RAGÚ SimplyTM Roasted Garlic Sauce

What is better than the taste of “from Scratch” but with the convenience of opening a jar? 

That is what you get with the new New RAGÚ SimplyTM Roasted Garlic Sauce. The simply delicious flavor is made with 100% Olive Oil and has no added sugar!

While I adore using Ragu sauce on all kinds of pasta, sometimes it makes the perfect shortcut to simple tailgating recipes. 

Like the easiest breadstick dip that will leave your mouth watering for more! 

I grabbed some garlic knots from the freezer section, poured the New RAGÚ SimplyTM Roasted Garlic Sauce into a dipping bowl and served both warm! 

Talk about an appetizer that will disappear FAST! 

Or you can try this Roasted Garlic Short Rib Stuffed Ciabatta recipe! 

Be sure to enter the ​RAGÚ Dream Kitchen Giveaway for a chance to win a $20,000 Dream Kitchen Makeover, a kitchen stand mixer or other prizes! Go to for more information and to enter before September 22, 2019.

Légal, Brazil’s Original Hot Sauce.

Lastly, no tailgate party is complete without hot sauce!

Légal (pronounced Lay-Gal) hot sauce is handmade in Brazil from Malagueta Peppers, Carrots, Vinegar and Salt. And is Portuguese meaning “cool”. 

But there is nothing cool about this hot sauce! It is bursting with flavor from all natural ingredients and Malagueta Peppers that are native to Brazil. 

The fact that is is Gluten Free and Vegan also makes it a big crowd peaser and it comes in hot and mild varieties.

You can leave this hot sauce on the buffet table for each person to spice up their own individual drinks, dips, or even on top of the grilled meats! 

My husband always finds a way to use hot sauce, so it’s important that I always have the best on hand for every gathering. 

Save even more – between SEPT 9 – SEPT 30 2019 use this Buy 1 Get 1 Free Code: TAILGATE 

Follow the #TailgateWithBBoxx hashtag on social media to find even more ways that these items can make the best tailgating party spread ever! 

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