26 Game Day Recipes From Jamie Oliver, Bobby Flay, and More

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Super Bowl Sunday is one of the biggest party days of the year. Whether you're hosting a party or bringing a dish to share wherever you'll be watching, change up your usual recipes with some ideas from famous chefs. Everyone from Jamie Oliver to Alton Brown has game-day recipes to try this year.

Mexican Layer Dip
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REE DRUMMOND'S MEXICAN LAYER DIP

Recipe: The Pioneer Woman
It's hard to go wrong with a retro classic like layered Mexican dip. "Pioneer Woman" Ree Drummond has a super-simple version using canned refried beans and green chilies topped with all kinds of Tex-Mex favorites.

Sweet and sour pork sliders
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GIADA DE LAURENTIIS' SWEET AND SOUR PORK SLIDERS

Recipe: Food Network
Best known for her Italian cooking, Giada de Laurentiis switches things up with her Asian-inspired sweet and sour pork sliders. Unlike most pork slider recipes, this one uses pork tenderloin for slices instead of the shredded pork that you'd get from cooking a shoulder. It's topped with a vinaigrette-dressed slaw.

Onion dip
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ALTON BROWN'S ONION DIP MADE FROM SCRATCH

Recipe: Food Network
Onion dip is a staple party food, but most people just buy it from the grocery store. Try making it yourself with this recipe from Alton Brown. It's as easy as caramelizing some onions and mixing the ingredients together.

Flank steak tacos
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CAT CORA'S GRILLED CHILE LIME FLANK STEAK SOFT TACOS

Recipe: Cat Cora
Tacos are a perennial favorite for football parties. Skip the ground beef and try a taco filling that's a little different with this grilled flank steak taco recipe from "Iron Chef" Cat Cora. Set up a toppings and salsa bar and let guests make their own creations.

Buttermilk onion rings
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ANDREW ZIMMERN'S BUTTERMILK ONION RINGS

Recipe: Andrew Zimmern
Onion rings are something almost everyone loves, but almost no one makes at home. For a big party like the Super Bowl, break out the deep fryer and try this buttermilk-battered onion rings recipe from "Bizarre Foods" star Andrew Zimmern.

Baby back ribs
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STEVEN RAICHLEN'S KANSAS CITY BABY BACK RIBS

Recipe: Barbecue Bible
If you've got the correct smoking equipment and plenty of time, you can impress your party guests with smoked ribs. Barbecue guru Steven Raichlen's version of baby back ribs is a simple recipe that just takes a few hours on the grill.

Buffalo cauliflower
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AYESHA CURRY'S CAULIFLOWER HOT WINGS

Recipe: Food Network
Who doesn't love Buffalo sauce, especially when they're watching the Super Bowl? If you've got vegetarians coming to your place, try a spin on Buffalo wings from Ayesha Curry using cauliflower. The veggie is baked in batter for crunch, then doused in Buffalo sauce.

Muffaletta sandwich
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EMERIL LAGASSE'S MUFFALETTA

Recipe: Emeril Lagasse
One way to feed a big crowd is to make a couple of huge sandwiches that are cut into small slices or wedges. The New Orleans muffaletta is a classic example. Emeril Lagasse's recipe uses olive salad, Italian meats, and cheeses on big round loaves of bread.

Chipotle chicken quesadilla
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CURTIS STONE'S CHIPOTLE CHICKEN QUESADILLAS

Recipe: Curtis Stone
Cooked, shredded chicken is mixed into a chipotle chile and tomato mixture for quesadillas in this recipe from Curtis Stone. Use the meat from a store-bought rotisserie chicken to save some time.

Grilled shrimp
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AARÓN SÁNCHEZ'S GRILLED SHRIMP WITH ORANGE-HABANERO MOJO

Recipe: Food Network
Super Bowl parties tend to have lots of rich, heavy foods. Go a little lighter with a recipe from Aarón Sánchez for grilled shrimp skewers brushed with a garlic and orange mojo sauce.

Macaroni and cheese
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ANTHONY BOURDAIN'S MACARONI AND CHEESE

Recipe: Splendid Table
Cheese will always have a place at the football party table, so naturally macaroni and cheese is a shoo-in. Anthony Bourdain's recipe is about as classic as it gets, with four kinds of cheese and some optional ham.

Pigs in a blanket
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GUY FIERI'S PIGS IN SPICY BLANKETS

Recipe: Food Network
Make a fancy, from-scratch version of pigs in blankets with this recipe from "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" star Guy Fieri. The "pigs" are homemade pork sausages wrapped in a dough seasoned with Italian spices and cheese.

Green chili pork
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BOBBY FLAY'S GREEN PORK CHILI

Recipe: Food Network
Make-ahead recipes are king for Super Bowl parties, especially if your team is playing and you don't want to miss a second of the game. You can make this Bobby Flay green pork chili a day or two before the big game and it'll only taste better.

Soft pretzels
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GALE GAND'S SOFT PRETZELS

Recipe: Food Network
Soft pretzels are a favorite stadium snack, so why not recreate the experience at home? Gale Gand's recipe is great as is or embellished with cheese dips.

Potstickers
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MARTIN YAN'S POT STICKERS

Recipe: Yan Can Cook
If you normally buy frozen pot stickers, try making them from scratch for your Super Bowl party. They're easier than they seem, since you use premade pot sticker wrappers. Martin Yan's filling includes ground pork, cabbage, and green onions.

Lemon bars
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INA GARTEN'S LEMON BARS

Recipe: Food Network
Don't forget to serve something sweet at your party. Bar cookies like lemon bars are perfect because you can cut them into bite-size squares for nibbling. Ina Garten's recipe makes a thick, tart lemon layer over crunchy shortbread.

Meatball sandwich
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GORDON RAMSAY'S MEATBALL SANDWICHES

Recipe: Gordon Ramsay
Change up the usual meatball bomber recipe with this version from Gordon Ramsay. Meatballs flavored with onion and garlic are nestled in a sub roll with mozzarella and no sauce — instead they're topped with fresh salsa.

Limeade punch
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GINA NEELY'S SUPER BOWL PUNCH

Recipe: Food Network
It's hard to go wrong with a fizzy and refreshing punch for a party. Gina Neely combines vodka, frozen limeade, beer, and club soda for a sparkling citrus cocktail.

French bread pizza
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J. KENJI LÓPEZ-ALT'S FRENCH BREAD PIZZA

Recipe: Serious Eats
Instead of paying the delivery guy for pizza, make a few French bread pizzas for Super Bowl Sunday. This recipe from J. Kenji López-Alt is pretty easy and feeds a crowd. You can let guests customize their toppings, too.

Chili dogs
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TYLER FLORENCE'S CHILI DOGS

Recipe: Food Network
Chili dogs are one of those foods that people often order at the stadium but never make themselves. Try Tyler Florence's recipe for something fun and different for your Super Bowl party this year.

Strawberry shortcake
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BUDDY VALASTRO'S STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE

Recipe: TLC
For a show-stopping but relatively light dessert, strawberry shortcake is a good option. "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro's version is a classic, made with one large shortcake and layered with strawberries and cream.

Sausage and pepper hoagie
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RACHAEL RAY'S SAUSAGE, PEPPER, AND ONION HOAGIES

Recipe: Food Network
If you're looking for a hearty sandwich to be the centerpiece of your Super Bowl spread, Rachael Ray's hoagie recipe might fill the bill. It's a classic Italian combination that would go well with all kinds of other party food.

Asian chicken wings
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MING TSAI'S HOT SOY CHICKEN WINGS

Recipe: Food Network
With Buffalo-flavored everything on the market now, why not change it up with these Asian-fusion-inspired wings from Ming Tsai? They pair Roquefort and crème fraîche with soy sauce for a unique spin on a classic Super Bowl food.

Jalapeno poppers
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SANDRA LEE'S GRILLED JALAPEÑO POPPERS

Recipe: Food Network
With only three ingredients, Sandra Lee's recipe for grilled jalapeño poppers is about as simple as it gets. If you're planning to fire up the grill for burgers or sausages anyway, you may as well throw these on, too.

Chocolate chip cookies
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DUFF GOLDMAN'S FAT AND CHEWY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Recipe: Delish
It's hard to beat a classic chocolate chip cookie — everyone loves them. This recipe from Duff Goldman makes cookies that are big, soft, and totally satisfying.

Hummus
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JAMIE OLIVER'S HUMMUS

Recipe: Jamie Oliver
Hummus is a great party recipe: You can make it ahead of time, it's pretty healthy, and you can dip anything into it. Jamie Oliver's recipe couldn't be simpler, with just five ingredients. Serve it with veggies, pita wedges, or tortilla chips for dipping.

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