Tailgating Food That Doesn't Require Refrigeration

No fridge necessary? That's a win.

For some people, tailgating means transporting your kitchen to a parking lot. For others, it's closer to camping. But that doesn't mean you have to settle for stadium hot dogs and bags of chips. These recipes travel well, feed a crowd, and can be served at room temperature, even if your tailgate lasts most of the day.

Texas Caviar

Serve this tasty mix of black-eyed peas, bell peppers, pickled jalapenos, and corn (above) as a side dish or with tortilla chips for dipping.

Tortelloni-and-Grilled Vegetable Salad

Looking for something a little different? Try our satisfying and summer Tortelloni-and-Grilled Vegetable Salad made with refrigerated cheese-and-spinach tortelloni and grilled zucchini and bell peppers.

Salted Caramel Popcorn Bars

Everyone will gobble up this Salted Caramel Popcorn Bars. Make the mix in candy in your team's colors for a fun touch.

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Lemon-Tarragon Potato Salad

No one wants to eat a creamy potato salad when it's warm—and it's not safe, anyway. Mayonnaise-based dishes should be refrigerated after two hours (or one hour if it's 90˚ or hotter outside), but you can serve salads with vinaigrette dressings at room temperature. Try our Lemon-Tarragon Potato Salad, which is made with a simple olive oil, lemon juice, and dry mustard dressing.

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