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Touchdown Taco Salad Tailgating Recipe

1/2 lb. lean ground beef

1 1/2 cups (6 oz.) shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

1/2 cup salsa, divided

8 cups salad greens

1 cup chopped tomato

1 1/2 cup black beans

Brown beef in large non-stick skillet; remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup shredded cheese and 1/4 cup salsa; mix until blended. Spoon onto serving platter. In a large bowl, toss together salad greens, tomatoes, black beans and remaining cheese and salsa. Spoon salad over meat mixture and serve.

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Cheese Lovers Pizza Squares Tailgating Recipe

1 can refrigerated pizza dough

1 cup Ricotta cheese

2 cups (8oz.) shredded low-moisture part-skim Mozzarella cheese

2 oz. turkey pepperoni, diced

2 plums tomatoes, thinly sliced

1 cup yellow pepper, sliced

1 tsp. oregano

2 tbsp. chopped parsley

Preheat over to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Press pizza dough into 15×10-inch jelly roll pan. Bake for 12 minutes; remove from over and spread Ricotta cheese over crust. Top with Mozzarella, pepperoni, tomatoes, pepper and oregano.Return to oven and bake for 6 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with parsley, cut into squares and serve.

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Baked Spinach Artichoke Yogurt Dip Tailgating Recipe

1 can (14oz.) artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

1 (10 oz.) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

1 (8 oz.) container lowfat plain yogurt

1 cup shredded low-moisture part-skim Mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup chopped green onion1 garlic clove, minced

2 tbsp. chopped red pepper

Instructions: Combine all ingredients except red pepper and mix well. Pour mixture into 1-quart casserole dish or 9-inch pie plate. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until heated through and sprinkle with red peppers.