Cheesiest-Ever Recipes for the Big Game

How to win big no matter what happens to your team on the field.

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Food Network Kitchen’s Ranch Mac and Cheese Balls, as seen on Food Network.

Photo by: Renee Comet

Renee Comet

The big game is really all about the big cheese. Wings and cold brews have their place, but no game day spread is complete without lots of cheesy bites. Check out some of our favorite cheese-packed snacks that will be a touchdown for the whole crowd.

Ranch Mac and Cheese Balls (pictured above)

Fried mac and cheese is the finger-food you never knew your game day party needed. Be sure to buy blocks of cheese and shred yourself. Pre-shredded cheese is often tossed with cellulose to avoid clumping in the bag, but can give this mac and cheese a lumpy texture.

Food Network Kitchen’s Stuffed Queso Meatloaf.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

For the football fans who prefer a meal rather than (or in addition to) all-day grazing, this hearty meatloaf satisfies the queso craving that is synonymous with game day parties.

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Food Network Kitchen’s Italian Meat Bowls, as seen on Food Network.

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Renee Comet

Use a mini muffin tin to make these bite-size, hand-held meatball cups filled with gooey cheese and marinara. No pasta twirling required.

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Food Network Kitchen’s Bacon Cheeseburger Garbage Bread, as seen on Food Network.

Photo by: Renee Comet

Renee Comet

Any vessel for a bacon cheeseburger will fit the bill on game day, but this stromboli-like garbage bread feeds a crowd without having to break out the grill.

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Food Network Kitchen’s Cheesesteak Empanadas, as seen on Food Network.

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Renee Comet

Use frozen puff pastry to shortcut your way to Philly cheesesteaks at home. Don’t forget the cheese sauce on the side to make yours “wit’ whiz”.

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Food Network Kitchen’s Bread Ring Pizza Dip, as seen on Food Network.

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Renee Comet

You can do better than delivery for the big game. Use store-bought pizza dough to make shortcut cheesy garlic-bread dippers and you’ll be scoring big points with your game day crew.

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