9 Playoff-Worthy Recipes

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Bacon Guacamole
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Bacon Guacamole
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If your football party is not complete without some guacamole and chips, take a cue from the master, Richard Sandoval, and serve his bacon guacamole for the playoffs. That’s right, bacon. Need we say more?

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Richard Sandoval

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Barbecue Wings
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Barbecue Wings
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After trying out the brine in this recipe, you’ll never skip soaking your wings again. We also loved the new approach it took with the sauce: mayonnaise. You’ll find it adds a creamy and flavorful texture to your regular wing sauce.

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Tim Love

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Buffalo Chicken Dip
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Buffalo Chicken Dip
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It’s everyone’s favorite dip, especially during a football game. This recipe from Taste of Home is one of the simplest and easiest we’ve seen, but it doesn’t lose any of the flavors. 

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Taste of Home

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Deconstructed Buffalo Chicken Wings with Roquefort Dip
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Deconstructed Buffalo Chicken Wings with Roquefort Dip
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Everyone serves wings for a football game, and while we certainly love any and all versions, we liked this recipe because it was a fun — and easy — twist on the favorite dish, and the Roquefort dip can’t be beat. We were also fans because this recipe appeased some of those chicken-bone haters (you know who you are), letting them enjoy a wing, too. 

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Ultimate Nachos
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Ultimate Nachos
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Go all out with your nachos this year and serve this ultimate version. You’ll find the ground beef mixture is good enough to use in your favorite chili, but you won’t be able to resist it spread on a crunchy chip and topped with oozing cheese, either. 

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Dean Corbett

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Appetizer Meatballs
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Appetizer Meatballs
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Meatballs are the perfect nibble to serve during the game — whether on toothpicks, sandwich rolls, or a pizza (yep, we said it). This recipe uses an easy meat blend and pairs it with a barbecue sauce made of ingredients you probably have stored in your pantry. 

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Taste of Home

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Cayenne-Spiced Popcorn Shrimp
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Cayenne-Spiced Popcorn Shrimp
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We don’t see popcorn shrimp served enough at home, and this recipe makes it easy to create the snack that’s perfect for enjoying during a game.

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Canard

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Ranch Mac and Cheese
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Ranch Mac and Cheese
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Macaroni and cheese never gets old, but sometimes it’s fun to mix it up a bit. This recipe uses ranch dressing and a handful of seasonings like garlic and lemon-pepper to add a bit of tang to it. Oh, and our favorite part? The sour cream mixed in right at the end creates the creamiest cheese sauce we’ve tried yet. 

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Taste of Home

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Towering Chicken Burgers
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Towering Chicken Burgers
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If you’ve done pulled pork and chili too much this past season, this chicken burger recipe is great to serve for the playoffs. Towering high with pickles, banana peppers, and a spicy Jamaican sauce, these will put beef burgers to shame.

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Marlon Braccia