Giada coats mozzarella in Italian-style dried breadcrumbs and freshly grated Parmesan cheese before frying. These cheesy sticks can be made and frozen before cooking up to two days in advance.
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Most football fans will agree — a cheesy dip is essential on the Super Bowl menu. This dip features two kinds of cheeses: cream cheese and sharp cheddar. Spice it up as much as you like with hot sauce and chili powder.
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Buffalo Turkey Wings
These mega wings at will make jaws drop at your next game-day party. The crispy skin, tender meat and zesty sauce will cure any Buffalo cravings.
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Sausage Hors d’Oeuvres
Trisha’s three-ingredient sausage appetizer is reminiscent of Southern sausage balls, but with a cheesy bite.
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Ree’s recipe saves prep time by starting with store-bought German chocolate cake mix.
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Bacon Cheeseburger Garbage Bread
Roll everything you love about a bacon cheeseburger in dough, then bake to golden-brown perfection for an irresistible dish to share with friends. Don’t forget the special sauce!
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Cheesy Stuffed Taco Meatballs
The secret ingredient in these apps is a link of fresh chorizo — the spicy Mexican pork sausage (not to be confused with the cured Spanish kind). It does double duty here, adding a zesty taco kick and keeping the meatballs extra moist.
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Ree mixes ground oats into her ground beef meatballs. Bake them in a homemade sauce of ketchup, onions, vinegar, sugar, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce.
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Grilled Corn and Bean Salsa with Baked Corn Chips
Sandra Lee’s colorful, zesty salsa is perfect when heaped on top of crisp, warm corn chips.
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Artichoke Spinach Dip with Roasted Red Bell Peppers
Frozen veggies make Guy’s easy dip an option for any event. Thaw and drain the vegetables well before mixing in to keep the dip thick and creamy.
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Melissa d’Arabian tosses her drumsticks in a spicy sauce made of butter, hot sauce and barbecue sauce. For a milder alternative, reduce the amount of hot sauce, and use maple syrup and lime juice to tame the heat.
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Baked Lasagna Roll-Ups
Simply roll up lasagna noodles and cheese, then stand the pasta roll-ups on their sides. Everyone will be cheering for you once this dish hits the spread!
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Creamy Garlic and Herb Spread
This spread is irresistible not only for its near-life-size football shape, but for its creamy fluffy texture and bright herb flavor.
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Loaded Potato Skin Dip
Inspired by the traditional Greek potato-and-garlic dip skordalia, this dip is loaded up with the best potato skin toppings: sour cream, scallions and crispy potato skins and bacon.
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Pigs in Spicy Blankets
Guy packs cayenne pepper and Italian seasoning into his dough for wrapping homemade ground pork sausage. Serve the spicy bites with a chipotle-agave mustard.
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Jalapeno Queso Fundido
Cheese stars in this spicy, beer-blasted dip, and grating your own makes all the difference. Preshredded cheeses have a coating on the strands that prevents the complete and luscious melting achieved with freshly grated cheese.
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French Onion Dip with Gruyere Toasts
Sweet caramelized onions and plenty of fresh thyme add bold flavor to brighten this hearty dip, inspired by French onion soup.
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Nacho Chicken Drumsticks
Top chicken drumsticks with grated cheddar cheese and bake until it melts. For a nacho twist, top with salsa, guacamole and jalapenos.
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Three is not a crowd in this flavorful assortment of hummus. Using the same base for all three makes this an easy way to create variety — just stir in different toppings right before serving.
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Greek Salad Layered Dip
Layer fresh Greek salad toppings over a cool yogurt dip with sweet cucumber and creamy feta cheese for a refreshing, lighter-tasting option at parties.
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Sweet-and-Spicy Asian Dipping Sauce with Sesame-Scallion Flatbread and Shrimp
Prepared pizza dough eliminates half of the work in these Asian-inspired flatbreads, with scallions and sesame seeds sandwiched between soft, chewy layers of crust. The versatile dipping sauce can also be served with frozen dumplings, spring rolls or even chicken fingers.
Buffalo Chicken Dip
When it comes to game day fare, rich and creamy buffalo chicken dip has climbed its way to the top of the ranks. Try this easy version that’s ready in just over half an hour.
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Mini Chipotle Beef Burgers
Rachael’s mini chipotle burgers are the perfect size to grab while mingling with fellow football lovers at the big-game party.
Easy Beefy Cheesy Enchilada Casserole
Sunny takes enchiladas to new heights with this tall, layered pie: Well-seasoned beef gets stacked with red sauce, corn tortillas and two kinds of cheese. Put the baking dish on a baking sheet in the oven to catch any cheese drips — this pie’s a bubbly one.
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Achieve an ideal meatball texture by combining ground meat with panko, sour cream, grated carrot and celery. The meatballs get great Buffalo flavor after they’ve simmered in a mixture of chicken broth and hot sauce.
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Buffalo-Style Chicken Wings
These spicy wings are fried and then baked for extra-crispy texture. The simple three-ingredient sauce of lemon, butter and hot sauce packs a tremendous amount of flavor.
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Buffalo Fried Shrimp
Seafood lovers will appreciate this departure from the classic chicken-and-Buffalo-sauce combination. Before frying the shrimp until golden brown, prepare a tangy hot sauce batter with a secret ingredient: lager.
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Sweet and Spicy Drumettes
Honey, white vinegar and Worcestershire sauce come together to create a sweet-tangy marinade for these tender drumsticks. Stir some chopped pecans into the mixture for a slight crunch in every bite.
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This is the guacamole for those who appreciate chunky texture. To avoid mashing or overmixing, use a rubber spatula or large fork to gently combine the avocado, tomato and jalapeno. Stir in some roughly chopped fresh coriander for a hint of lemony flavor.
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Charred Tomatillo Margarita Salsa
Two Mexican party favorites are combined in this delicious green salsa. The roasted flavors of the tomatillo, pepper and scallions pair perfectly with the peppery and earthy notes of the tequila.
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Toast your team’s touchdowns with Sunny’s crisp sangria, brimming with diced red pear and blood orange. Orange juice and orange liqueur add to the punch’s colorful winter palette.
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Drunken Goat Cheese Crab Dip
Drunken goat cheese is cured in a red wine and the smooth cheese makes a great ingredient for the Neelys’ crabmeat-filled dip.
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