Stars' Tailgating Favorites

Food Network Stars' Tailgating Favorites

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

When Food Network stars are in charge of a tailgating spread, you better bet that the menu is a game changer. Here's how Bobby Flay, Ina Garten, Ree Drummond and company celebrate each touchdown.

Set out Rachael Ray's Roasted Jalapeno Poppers before kickoff to get your party started on the right foot. Loaded with three cheeses, these stuffed peppers leave the oven bubbling hot — and they're killer on the grill too.

Charleston Cheese Dip

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Brian Kennedy , 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Think of Trisha Yearwood's Charleston Cheese Dip as the ultimate comfort food on Football Sunday. It's loaded with three types of cheese and topped with crushed buttery crackers and crumbled bacon, so the more you can scoop into a chip, the better.

Buffalo Chicken Subs

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Chef Name: Jeff Mauro Full Recipe Name: Buffalo Chicken Sub Talent Recipe: Jeff Mauro’s Buffalo Chicken Sub, as seen on The Best Thing I Ever Made FNK Recipe: Project: Foodnetwork.com, Back to School/Sandwich Central/Dinner and a Movie/Sides Show Name: The Best Thing I Ever Made Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

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Renee Comet, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

You won't find run-of-the-mill chicken wings at Jeff Mauro's house. When Jeff's throwing a party, he combines two tailgating greats — Buffalo wings and party subs — for a crowd-pleasing Buffalo Chicken Sub. From homemade ranch dressing to blue cheese crumbles, these subs bring everything you love about chicken wings into one big bite.

Baked Ziti

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Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Especially if you're watching the game with some little fans, Ree's kid-approved Baked Ziti feeds a crowd in no time. With ground beef and Italian sausage, it's cheesy and satisfying enough to carry any football fan from kickoff to the final touchdown.

Beer Punch

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Brian Kennedy, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Don't start a party without enough mugs of Sunny Anderson's Beer Punch to go around. Instead of taking your brew straight from the bottle, dress it up with fresh berries.

Chocolate Cupcakes and Peanut Butter Icing

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Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

No matter how glued your guests are to the game, Ina's Chocolate Cupcakes and Peanut Butter Icing are good enough to distract them. No matter the score, rich peanut butter icing ensures that the game will end on a solid note.

With stars' show-stopping dips and more on deck, your tailgating party is sure to be a winner.

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