Make-and-Take Tailgating Sides

The typical tailgating foods can feel stale. Inject some fresh ideas into the game-day repertoire, with new dips, salads, breads, soups, vegetables, and other unexpected sides. You can keep the same meaty main if you want or if the protests will be louder than the roar of the game. You can start with a red pepper hummus recipe, a different twist on the usual lemony-garlicky dip of chickpeas and tahini. The roasted red peppers aren't that spicy, and if you want to ramp up the heat, you can use a bigger pinch of cayenne. Bring some pita wedges, pita chips, and raw vegetables for scooping. For your main course, try one of our almost two dozen ideas in the handheld category: Tailgating Sandwich, Sausage, and Burger Recipes.