Fan Favorite, Budget-Friendly Recipes for Tailgate Season

September 02, 2022
by Mary Alice Cain, MS, RD, LD

Ideas on how to make budget-friendly recipes that are sure to be fan-favorites all tailgate season long!

Football season is here, and that means game time foods!
No matter the team jersey colors, most fans can agree that delicious food before, during and after each game can be essential to a successful season. Luckily, Dollar General customers can depend on their neighborhood stores to provide healthier and affordable ingredients for each course on the game-day spread.  
For the Meat Lovers
 These lightened fan favorites are sure to fly off the grill. They are both budget-friendly and a healthier alternative to the majority of standard BBQ dishes.  
Product Tip: Pick up this pre-seasoned cast iron grill pan to grill like a pro!
For the Chili Cook-Off Masters
Looking to win a tailgating grill master MVP award?  Try these recipes by combining traditional ingredients and flavors of a delicious chili with reduced sodium.  
Product Tip: Prepare all ingredients for any chili type with this 7-Piece Nonstick Cookware Set!
For the Seafood Enthusiast
For fans who root for seafood, try these tasty, quick and easy dishes bursting with flavor, which should be the hit of any tailgate.  
Product Tip: Keep cooking surfaces clean and safe for guests with these disinfectant wipes.
For the Side Dish All-Star
Known for an award-winning side dish? Give these new recipes a shot for even more crowd pleaser ideas.    
Product Tip: This snap-lid container will be a best friend for transporting sides and this party egg platter tray will give deviled eggs that special finishing touch!
For the Dessert MVP
Already thinking about dessert before the main dish is served? These recipes have reduced saturated fat and sugar, keeping fans happy and sweetly satisfied. Have tailgate guests can guess the secret ingredient in this brownie recipe!  
Product Tip: During dessert, break out a fun tailgating game to get fans active and cheering during the entire fourth quarter!

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Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for more than 80 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day.® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 18,566 stores in 47 states as of July 29, 2022. In addition to high-quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg's, General Mills, and PepsiCo. Learn more about Dollar General at 

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