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A Collection of Tailgating Recipes

by Magnolia
Published on October 17, 2022

Here’s to the season of coming together and rooting for our favorite team. Game day wouldn’t be the same without a tasteful menu to accompany the fun, so we've pulled together a collection of recipes ideal for a day-long tailgate. From make-ahead meals to sweet treats great for sharing (and a mulled cider for keeping things cozy), these recipes capture the season’s favorite flavors while nourishing your crowd before kickoff.

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For the morning:

Kale and Bacon Hash Brown Casserole

From Brunch—Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines

a classic egg and hashbrown casserole with bacon, kale, and onion—topped with mozzarella and Gruyère cheese

Mixed Berry Salad

From Sweet and Savory Breakfast—Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines

ripe berries tossed with sweet agave, fruit juice, and sprigs of fresh mint

Pumpkin Bread

From Pumpkin Bread—Baking to Share: Quick Breads and Muffins with Zoë François

warm spices mixed with creamy pumpkin and baked into a delicious fall-inspired bread

For the afternoon:

Gaines Family Chili and Jalapeño Cornbread

From Magnolia Table Cookbook

hearty beef and bean chili paired with homemade cornbread

Texas Caviar

From Homestyle Favorites—Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines

a spin on classic salsa with black-eyed peas, chickpeas, chopped veggies, avocado, and fresh lime juice

Mulled Cider

From Favorite Sides—Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines

apple cider simmered with fruit slices and subtly sweet spices

For the evening:

Pulled Brisket Sandwiches with Coleslaw

From The Cowboy Way—Ranch to Table with Elizabeth Poett

​​hearty and flavorful Dutch-oven brisket on French rolls sided with homemade cabbage slaw

Becki's Mac and Cheese

From Favorite Sides—Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines

elbow macaroni coated in three cheese varieties, topped with crispy panko

Lucy’s Peanut Butter Brownies

From Weekend Game Day Snacks—Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines

fudgy brownies layered with creamy peanut butter and homemade marshmallow frosting

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