Make-and-Take Recipes for Fall

Our favorite make-and-take fall recipes will be the hit of your neighborhood potluck or warm up any game-day tailgate. Our best grab-and-go mains, sides, and sweets -- including cheeseburger-and-fries casserole and root beer float cupcakes -- are sure to please your crowd.

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  • Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches

    Sweet root beer and hot pepper sauce make for a tasty combination when paired with savory pulled pork. To make ahead, slow-cook overnight, then reheat on the stove the day of your event. For easy toting, place your slow cooker in an insulated carrier.

  • Crumb-Topped Apple Slab Pie

    Nothing says autumn like sweet apple pie. Try these cinnamon-infused, crumb-topped treats with your favorite apple variety. Rome Beauty apples are tart and firm, while Granny Smiths are sweet and soft. For easy toting, carry this yummy slab pie in a disposable foil pan.

  • Deviled Egg Macaroni Pasta Salad

    Deviled eggs and pasta salad are a match made in potluck heaven. This side dish is brimming with tangy macaroni, red onions, and paprika-sprinkled deviled eggs. Cover and tote in an icy cooler before enjoying.

  • Brats with Cucumber-Blueberry Slaw

    Top your perfectly grilled brats with a cool and crunchy slaw. Ours is made with fresh cucumber, blueberries, and green onion dressed in an apple-herb dressing. Prepare the slaw in advance, keep it chilled, then spoon it onto hot-off-the-grill brats.

  • Smoky Pineapple Guacamole

    It's not a party without the guac! Bring this crowd favorite, made with ripe avocados, fresh pineapple, and canned chipotle peppers. A few snips of cilantro and lime juice bring extra zip.

  • Fudgy Football Brownies

    Nothing beats a batch of fresh brownies -- especially our football-shape stunners! Show off the sweet and simple frosting details at your next tailgate party, then enjoy their rich chocolate flavor. 

  • Homemade Coarse-Ground Mustard

    DIY mustard makes a bold party statement when paired with pretzels, crackers, and grilled meats. Ours is made with mustard seeds, ginger, garlic, and sweet spoonfuls of honey. Like to switch things up? Try our cranberry and Creole variations.

  • Grilled Doughnuts

    Give old-fashioned glazed doughnuts a makeover by grilling them to perfection and dunking them in a homemade strawberry-basil or mint julep dip. These sweet confections are a totally creative postgame dessert.

  • Mozzarella-Provolone Sausage Grinders

    These aren't your typical grinders. Peppery Italian sausage and garlic-seasoned onions make an unforgettable duo. Take your sandwich over the top with ooey-gooey cheese and crunchy banana peppers.  

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    Strawberry Cheesecake Tartlets

    These divine cheesecake tartlets, with a soft vanilla filling and fresh strawberries, make classy party treats. Bake them up to a month in advance of your event, then keep them fresh by placing them in an airtight container in the freezer.

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    Video: How to Make Pork in a Slow Cooker

    Watch how easy it is to make pork in your slow cooker!

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    Game-Day Snack Mix

    Mini bowls of this cheesy mix make great grab-and-go snacks. You can enjoy crunchy chips, salted nuts, and crispy cereal squares all before kickoff! Add a few drops of hot sauce to spice things up.

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    Barbecue Pasties

    Our veggie-pork snacks feature sharp cheese and poppin' jalapeno peppers, and can be dipped in warm barbecue or sweet mustard sauce. To save time preparing, use a refrigerated unbaked piecrust instead of the homemade pastry.

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    Cheddar-Beer Weenies

    Our take on hearty cocktail wieners features a crispy bacon wrapping that's covered in a mouthwatering cheddar-beer glaze. Tote them in a portable crock to keep them warm all party long.  

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    Make & Take Favorites

    This essential digital cookbook has 110 of our favorite recipes that are guaranteed to be popular at any get-together.

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    Cheeseburger-and-Fries Casserole

    No grilling necessary here. We've twisted this all-American meal into a ridiculously simple casserole filled with fresh burger toppings and crisp, wavy fries. Pop it into the oven an hour before you leave, then keep it warm on the way with an insulated carrier.    

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    Plum-Good Sausage and Meatballs

    Try these smoky jalapeno meatballs in our homemade plum-barbecue glaze. The mouthwatering duo makes the perfect party appetizer. Plus, its simple two-step process makes these delicious bites a go-to potluck dish. To make ahead, slow-cook for 3 hours the night before or the morning of your event.

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    Peach Melba Pie Pops

    These adorable lollipop pies make peachy-keen potluck treats. We've taken the idea behind peach melba, a traditional French dessert, and combined fresh raspberries with sweet peach pie filling to make a fun portable mini pie. To make the double crust, simply cut out with a round or ridged cookie cutter, then press both sides together.

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    Crocked Chili Mac

    Get your fix of gooey mac and cheese -- crock-style! Prepare garlicky ground beef and savory mix-ins the morning of the party, then stir it all together in a large insulated slow cooker. To keep it warm throughout the tailgate, simply tote it in the slow cooker.

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    Lemon-Sage Pork Chops on a Stick

    Bring the state fair to your party! Juicy pork chops on a stick make tailgate dinners easy. Let them soak in our zesty lemon-garlic marinade for 4 hours, then throw them on the grill and they'll be ready to eat in less than 7 minutes!

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    Creamy BLT Coleslaw

    We've captured all of the classic sandwich flavors in this easy salad recipe. Bacon, lettuce, tomato -- we've got the works! Toss in a few extra veggies for added crunch, and your salad is ready to serve in less than 20 minutes. Chill overnight before serving at your get-together.

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    Lemonade Cake

    Add some zest to your party with fresh lemon bars. The secret to our luscious lemon-butter frosting? Frozen concentrate! Top with bright lemon slices for a showstopping potluck dessert.

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    Beer Chili Deluxe

    Nothing beats this winning tailgate recipe. Our beer-chili combo, filled with hearty beans and savory seasonings, gets its spicy kick from canned chile peppers.

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    Cuban-Style Pork Sliders with Mojo Sauce

    Pork-lovers unite! These tasty Cuban-style sliders are all you need for a great potluck party. Our recipe for homemade Mojo Sauce adds a burst of citrus flavor, while fresh jalapeno peppers spice things up.

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    Root Beer Float Cupcakes

    Turn the classic soda fountain treat into a yummy cupcake at home. Root beer barrel candies float on soft vanilla frosting, while a colorful straw adds a finishing flair. 

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    Black Bean Salsa

    Mix chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, and other fresh produce with a lime-oil dressing to make this delightfully light relish. Taking it to the tailgate? Keep it in a cooler until ready to serve.  

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    Marbled Chocolate-Pumpkin Brownies

    Get your pumpkin fix in one of the yummiest brownies around. Our fall version features rich chocolate, sweet cinnamon, and toasty walnuts. Store for up to 3 days before serving.

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    Peanut Butter-Chocolate Squares

    With instant French vanilla pudding mix, you can make these simple candy squares in a snap! We’ve included a crumbly wafer cookie bottom followed by a layer of creamy peanut butter and fluffy whipped cream. Chocolate-peanut butter candies make a sweet and final touch.  

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