Winning Game-Day Favorites Featured on The Kitchen

From meaty chili and saucy wings to rich, creamy chip-ready dips, browse the co-hosts' game-day classics.

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Buffalo Mac and Cheese

A generous splash of Buffalo sauce delivers a bold, tangy taste to the three-sauce sauce that coats the pasta, while add-ins like shredded chicken and (even more) blue cheese give a nod to the beloved wings.

Get the Recipe: Pass the Buffalo Mac and Cheese

Italian-Style Meatloaf

Just as you would a meatball sub, pile slices of Katie's moist meatloaf onto sliced rolls, blanket them with tomato sauce and creamy mozzarella, and bake them to create hot, hearty sandwiches. 

Get the Recipe: Italian-Style Meatloaf

Cheddar Cheese Taco Shells

Believe it or not, you don't need special equipment to make homemade taco shells. Just melt shredded cheddar in the shape of a circle, then let it hang over a foil-wrapped ruler to create a crispy shell.

Get the Recipe: Cheddar Cheese Taco Shells

Game-Day Chili

Chili powder, a bottle of dark beer and plenty of ground meat guarantees a full-flavored taste in Geoffrey Zakarian's chili, which he recommends finishing with an array of toppings, including cool creme fraiche, diced tomatoes and shredded cheeses.

Get the Recipe: Game Day Chili

Cheese Volcano

You've never seen cheese presented quite like this. In true Justin Warner fashion, the cheese is hooked up to a pump that, when handled, squirts out the melty cheese over a blue-chip volcano studded with black beans, tomatoes and other fixings.

Get the Recipe: Cheese Volcano

BBQ Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Butter

Geoffrey doctors up store-bought barbecue sauce with canned piquillo peppers, fragrant cumin and smoked paprika before using the mixture to coat his just-fried chicken wings. Finish the meat with a homemade combination of butter and blue cheese for added decadence.

Get the Recipe: BBQ Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Butter

Pasta Salad on a Stick

While most pasta salads require a knife and a fork to enjoy, this recipe lets you enjoy that party favorite with your hands, thanks to a skewer.

Get the Recipe: Pasta Salad on a Stick

Cheese Bombs

These may look like traditional buttered rolls, but what awaits you inside is your choice of indulgent fillings. Opt for a caprese-style mixture of mozzarella, fresh tomatoes and fragrant basil, go the nacho route with taco meat, or combine crispy bacon and cheddar.

Get the Recipe: Cheese Bombs

S'Mauros: Skillet S'mores

Every tailgate needs a sweet treat to finish the celebration, and Jeff Mauro's five-ingredient dessert fits the bill every time. He re-creates the campfire classic indoors by layering melted chocolate and a blanket of gooey marshmallows atop chopped walnuts, and he serves the skillet with graham crackers for easy dipping.

Get the Recipe: S'Mauros: Skillet S'Mores

Quickest Mac and Cheese

Mixed with cream cheese, sharp cheddar and American cheese, this easy-to-make macaroni turns out wonderfully gooey in just 10 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Quickest Mac and Cheese

Bourbon Brown Sugar-Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins

Jeff swaps out traditional Idaho spuds in favor of golden sweet potatoes in this sweet-savory appetizer. He dresses up a can of baked beans with bold cumin and chili powder to create the filling for these simple skins.

Get the Recipe: Bourbon Brown Sugar-Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins

Classic Hummus

Ready to eat in only 10 quick minutes, Katie Lee's cumin-scented hummus comes together with chickpeas and tahini, plus a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Katie recommends saving some of the liquid from the canned chickpeas in case you need to thin out the hummus in the food processor.

Get the Recipe: Classic Hummus

Sunny's Root Beer BBQ Wings

To guarantee a crispy, crunchy exterior to her wings, Sunny Anderson coats the chicken in two layers of cornstarch before frying the meat and tossing it in a root beer-ginger sauce made spicy with a single ghost pepper.

Get the Recipe: Sunny's Root Beer BBQ Wings

Tacobab al Pastor

Think of Marcela Valladolid's easy recipe as a deconstructed version of tacos al pastor that's been reconstructed — on a skewer. She marinates the pork in smoky adobo sauce, then threads the meat on a stick with juicy pineapple and fresh red onion for the classic flavors you know and love.

Get the Recipe: Tacobab al Pastor

Texas Rising Chili Con Carne

Jeff's two-meat chili features cubes of chuck roast and crispy bacon, and it boasts its bold, smoky flavor from a trio of chiles and a pinch of Mexican oregano. Finish with your favorite toppings, like crushed tortilla chips and cool avocado, plus Jeff's buttermilk cornbread.

Get the Recipe: Texas Rising Chili Con Carne

Artichoke-Spinach Dip Bread

Boasting all of the creamy, cheesy flavors of a traditional spinach-artichoke dip, plus the ease of an eat-with-your-hands bread, this easy-to-make snack comes together in only 25 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Artichoke-Spinach Dip Bread

Roasted Tomato Salsa (Salsa Asada)

The secret to Marcela's quick-fix salsa is roasting the tomatoes, chile and shallot in a skillet for extra flavor before whirling them in a food processor with fresh cilantro.

Get the Recipe: Roasted Tomato Salsa (Salsa Asada)

Buffalo Chicken Hoagie

All the flavor of a Buffalo chicken wing without the sticky, saucy mess? That's a culinary touchdown. Katie layers hot sauce-laced shredded chicken on an oversize loaf with classic wing fixings, like crunchy celery and a cool, creamy sauce.

Get the Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Hoagie

Cheesy Rice Balls

Put leftover rice to work in Marcela's Gruyère-and-ham-stuffed rice balls, coated in panko breadcrumbs for over-the-top texture and fried until golden brown.

Get the Recipe: Cheesy Rice Balls

French Onion Soup Dip

The key to making Geoffrey's dip is letting the onions take their time cooking over a low heat, which will help them turn soft and sweet — the ideal base for a combination of sour cream and cream cheese.

Get the Recipe: French Onion Soup Dip

Meatballs

Not all meatballs must accompany pasta. Geoffrey's tomato sauce-simmered meatballs are rolled into bite-sized servings, so they're an ideal party-ready appetizer.

Get the Recipe: Meatballs

Sweet Glazed Butterflied Grilled Chicken

The star of Sunny's juicy chicken is a sweet, tangy glaze made with brown sugar, vinegar and a pinch of fragrant allspice for subtle warmth. Follow her lead and wait until just before the chicken is finished to brush on the glaze to prevent the sugars from burning.

Get the Recipe: Sweet Glazed Butterflied Grilled Chicken

Pretzel Chow Mix

Made with only a handful of ingredients, Jeff's salty-sweet treat features crunchy pretzels blanketed in rich peanut butter, chocolate and powdered sugar.

Get the Recipe: Pretzel Chow Mix

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