What to Watch: A Football Feast on The Kitchen and the Finale of Grocery Games’ Triple D Tournament

This weekend, don't miss a football feast on The Kitchen and the finale of Grocery Games' Triple D tournament.

Photo by: David Moir ©2015, Food Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

David Moir, 2015, Food Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The big game is a little over a week away, so that means it’s time to start prepping the most-important part of your get-together — good eats. All of your favorite chefs have new ideas to share, including fresh takes on the classics. First up, Ree Drummond is feeding a football-crazy family with hot wings, quick chili and an epic potato-skins bar where you can customize the bar classic with your favorite toppings. Then, Trisha Yearwood is helping her nephews host their first game-day party with black-eyed pea dip, updated pigs in a blanket and a hearty cornbread-chili casserole. After that, the co-hosts of The Kitchen are going all in with Jeff Mauro’s eggplant hero, Katie Lee’s Buffalo chicken hoagie and a special guest who shows them how to make pulled pork, Texas style. Next, Valerie Bertinelli is making slow-cooked beef sandwiches with fennel coleslaw and demonstrating how to turn game-day leftovers into a whole other meal.

On Sunday morning, Guy Fieri is sharing his recipe for old-school Texas-style chili and making elevated potato skins with leeks, mushrooms, Brie cheese and prosciutto. Then, in addition to tons of snacks like margarita chicken wings and blue cheese-and-bacon truffles, Giada De Laurentiis is offering tips on how to plan your bash from start to finish. Next, Bobby Flay’s got a salsa verde chicken burrito and maple-glazed doughnuts for a winning game-day brunch. On Sunday night, it’s the finale of Grocery Games’ Triple D tournament and one chef will have the chance to more than double his or her winnings in an encore shopping spree. Then, the Worst Cooks recruits must use exotic proteins to make a burger, and guest judge Ted Allen stops by on Cutthroat Kitchen.

Ree’s family is football crazy, and her and Ladd's alma maters are playing on TV, so she's preparing a game-night spread: Kicked-Up Spicy Wings with a cool Blue Cheese Dip, Quick Chili, Make-Ahead Sandwich Rolls, a Potato Skins Bar and divine Salted Pretzel Brownies.

Saturday 10a|9c

Trisha’s nephews and his college pals are hosting their first game-day party and need Trisha's help, so she shows them how to make a variety of game-day dips: Black-Eyed Pea Dip, Caramelized Onion Dip and Pistachio Cheese Dip. Then, there’s a manly riff on pigs in a blanket, plus hearty Cornbread-Chili Casserole and Quick Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Saturday 10:30a|9:30c

Celebrate the big game with a super hero, three ways: Sunny Anderson's Spicy Seattle Hoagie, Jeff Mauro's eggplant hero and Katie Lee's Buffalo Chicken Hoagie. Then, it’s Jeff's Bourbon Brown Sugar-Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins and grill master Adrian Davila bringing his pulled pork all the way from Texas.

Saturday 11|10c

Football is king, but Valerie Bertinelli is queen of the halftime eats! Her family and friends are over to watch the game, so she's making Italian Slow-Cooked Beef Sandwiches served with a Giardiniera Aioli and an Italian-style fennel coleslaw. For dessert, she makes Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies, and then turns the leftover halftime snacks into Beef and Potato Hash.

Saturday 12|11c

It's almost game day, and Guy is finally sharing his famous old-school, real deal, Texas-Style Chili: all meat, no beans, and for a twist, Beer Cheddar Cheese Sauce — guaranteed to score major points! On the side, he's cookin' up Elevated Potato Skins with leeks, mushrooms, Brie cheese and prosciutto.

Sunday 9:30a|8:30c

Giada De Laurentiis hosts the ultimate football viewing party, offering ideas on everything, including seating, snacks, drinks and friendly bets on who will win the big game. The menu includes Blue Cheese and Bacon Truffles, Walnut Football Cookies, Margarita Chicken Wings and Cherry Ginger Spritzers.

Sunday 11a|10c

Damaris Phillips is hosting the big-game party at her house, and she has a few tricks up her sleeve to make it extra fun. She serves Fresh Baked Ham sliced thin, served on a sweet roll and topped with Fried Pickles with Cajun Aioli. On the side, it's Homemade Potato Tots, the perfect finger food!

Sunday 12|11c

Bobby’s got an action-packed sweet and savory brunch menu for the big game, including a burrito stuffed with Salsa Verde Chicken, plus Chicken Cracklings, and Scrambled Eggs and Cheese with a side of crispy Green Onion-Spiced Mustard Hash Browns, and brown butter bourbon maple-glazed baked doughnuts. Plus, there’s a citrus-flavored beer-gin cocktail for the win!

Sunday 12:30|11:30c

First, chefs must dish out their best diner breakfast using a grocery list made up of emojis; then, the chefs must create the ultimate drive-in burger featuring a red-light special. Finally, they must make an elevated dive-bar dish using only ingredients from three aisles. The victor earns the coveted tournament trophy and a chance to more than double his or her winnings in an encore shopping spree!

Sunday 8|7c

The remaining recruits must use exotic proteins to grind out some unforgettable burgers. Then, after serving their original sliders to Chef Anne Burrell and Chef Tyler Florence, the recruits learn they must each fillet a whole cod to make homemade fish and chips.

Sunday 9|8c

For guest judge Ted Allen, three chefs have to make their chopped salads with gardening tools. One chef has to use "belly dancing" tools to make a tagine. Finally, one chef has to wear a giant cherry on his or her head while making a cherry cobbler.

Sunday 10|9c
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