26 Super Bowl Recipes from Ree Drummond, Bobby Flay, and More

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Super Bowl Sunday is one of the biggest party days of the year. Chances are good you're either hosting a party or bringing a dish to share wherever you're invited. Change up your usual recipes with some input from famous chefs. Everyone from Ree Drummond to Anthony Bourdain has game-day recipes for you to try this year.
Mexican Layer Dip
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REE DRUMMOND'S MEXICAN LAYER DIP

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

Recipe: The Pioneer Woman

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

Normally 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 shredded pork that you'd get from cooking a shoulder. It's topped with a vinaigrette-dressed slaw.

Recipe: Food Network

Onion dip
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ALTON BROWN'S ONION DIP MADE FROM SCRATCH

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.

Recipe: Food Network

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

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

Recipe: Cat Cora

Buttermilk onion rings
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ANDREW ZIMMERN'S BUTTERMILK ONION RINGS

Onion rings are something everyone loves, but 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.

Recipe: Andrew Zimmern

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

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.

Recipe: Barbecue Bible

Buffalo cauliflower
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AYESHA CURRY'S CAULIFLOWER HOT WINGS

Everyone loves buffalo wing sauce, especially when they're watching the Super Bowl. If you've got vegetarians heading to your place, try a spin on buffalo wings from Ayesha Curry using cauliflower. The veggie is baked in a batter for crunch, then doused in buffalo sauce.

Recipe: Food Network

Muffaletta sandwich
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EMERIL LAGASSE'S MUFFALETTA

One way to feed a big crowd is to make a couple huge sandwiches that are cut into 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.

Recipe: Emeril Lagasse

Chipotle chicken quesadilla
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CURTIS STONE'S CHIPOTLE CHICKEN QUESADILLAS

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.

Recipe: Curtis Stone

Grilled shrimp
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AARON SANCHEZ'S GRILLED SHRIMP WITH ORANGE-HABANERO MOJO

Super Bowl parties tend to have lots of rich, heavy foods. Go a little lighter with a recipe from Aaron Sanchez for grilled shrimp skewers brushed with a garlic and orange mojo sauce.

Recipe: Food Network

Macaroni and cheese
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ANTHONY BOURDAIN'S MACARONI AND CHEESE

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.

Recipe: Splendid Table

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

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 that get wrapped in a dough seasoned with Italian spices and cheese.

Recipe: Food Network

Green chili pork
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BOBBY FLAY'S GREEN PORK CHILI

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.

Recipe: Food Network

Soft pretzels
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GALE GAND'S SOFT PRETZELS

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.

Recipe: Food Network

Potstickers
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MARTIN YAN'S POTSTICKERS

If you normally buy frozen potstickers, try making them from scratch for your Super Bowl party. They're easier than they seem since you use pre-made potsticker wrappers. Martin Yan's filling includes ground pork, cabbage, and green onions.

Recipe: Yan Can Cook

Lemon bars
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INA GARTEN'S LEMON BARS

You can't forget about something sweet for 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.

Recipe: Food Network

Meatball sandwich
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GORDON RAMSAY'S MEATBALL SANDWICHES

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 get topped with a fresh salsa.

Recipe: Gordon Ramsay

Limeade punch
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GINA NEELY'S SUPER BOWL PUNCH

If you'd like to serve punch at your party, it's hard to go wrong with something fizzy and refreshing. Gina Neely's punch combines vodka, frozen limeade, beer, and club soda for a sparkling citrus cocktail.

Recipe: Food Network

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

Instead of paying the delivery guy for pizza, make a few French bread pizzas for Super Bowl Sunday. J. Kenji Lopez-Alt's recipe is pretty easy and feeds a crowd. You can let your guests customize their toppings, too.

Recipe: Serious Eats

Chili dogs
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TYLER FLORENCE'S CHILI DOGS

Chili dogs are one of those foods that people order at restaurants, but never make themselves. Try Tyler Florence's recipe for something fun and different for your Super Bowl party this year.

Recipe: Food Network

Strawberry shortcake
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BUDDY VALESTRO'S STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE

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

Recipe: TLC

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

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

Recipe: Food Network

Asian chicken wings
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MING TSAI'S ASIAN BARBECUE CHICKEN WINGS

With buffalo-flavored everything on the market now, why not change up your chicken wing flavor? This Asian-inspired recipe from Ming Tsai uses tomatoes, hoisin, and rice vinegar as a marinade for the wings.

Recipe: Ming

Jalapeno poppers
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SANDRA LEE'S GRILLED JALAPEÑO POPPERS

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.

Recipe: Food Network

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

It's hard to beat a classic chocolate chip cookie since everyone loves them. This recipe from Duff Goldman results in cookies that are big, soft, and totally satisfying.

Recipe: Delish

Hummus
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JAMIE OLIVER'S HUMMUS

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.

Recipe: Jamie Oliver

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