8 Ways to Use Buffalo Sauce That Aren't Wings

Make the most of your Buffalo sauce this Game Day!

Eddie Jackson's Buffalo Chicken Chili recipe shot for Food Network, Game-Day Playbook Season 300.

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Lucy Schaeffer

When it comes to game-day favorites, Buffalo wings undoubtedly make the favorites list. And while we are all in for a good chicken wing, we think we could be taking our love for the fan-favorite sauce one step further by incorporating it into all our favorite foods. We’ve rounded up eight recipes from standard Buffalo chicken dip to Buffalo chicken chili that will make you want to keep a bottle of sauce on-hand at all times, just in case!

On a cold day, nothing says comfort food like a warm bowl of chili. This recipe combines everything you love about chicken wings and turns them into a hearty meal. Served over a bed of rice, this is a perfect meal on game day or any day you’re looking for a comforting meal.

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Chef Name: Rose BleszczFull Recipe Name: Buffalo Chicken DipTalent Recipe: Rose Bleszcz’s Buffalo Chicken Dip, as seen on Foodnetwork.comFNK Recipe: Project: Foodnetwork.com, HOLIDAY/SUPER BOWL/COMFORT/HEALTHYShow Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network,Chef Name: Rose Bleszcz Full Recipe Name: Buffalo Chicken Dip Talent Recipe: Rose Bleszcz’s Buffalo Chicken Dip, as seen on Foodnetwork.com FNK Recipe: Project: Foodnetwork.com, HOLIDAY/SUPER BOWL/COMFORT/HEALTHY Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network,Chef Name: Rose BleszczFull Recipe Name: Buffalo Chicken DipTalent Recipe: Rose Bleszcz’s Buffalo Chicken Dip, as seen on Foodnetwork.comFNK Recipe: Project: Foodnetwork.com, HOLIDAY/SUPER BOWL/COMFORT/HEALTHYShow Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

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

If your game-day snack line-up doesn’t include Buffalo chicken dip, let us introduce you to what you’ve been missing. This indulgent dip comes together in just over a half hour and includes simple ingredients such as cream cheese, blue cheese, mozzarella, chicken and hot sauce (of course!). Once all mixed together, you’ll probably be tempted to dig in, but we promise it’s worth giving the dip 20 minutes in the oven to melt the cheeses together and crisp up on the top. Pair with crackers, veggies or just eat it with a spoon — we don’t judge.

Close-up of Buffalo Chicken Burgers

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MATT BALL

Burgers and Buffalo wings are classic bar food menu items, so it makes sense that they would be just as delicious when combined into one dish. These Buffalo Chicken Burgers from Ree Drummond incorporate all your favorite parts of chicken wings, from the celery to the blue cheese, and come together in just 16 minutes. That leaves you plenty of time to focus on the important stuff, like the big game.

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Chef Name: Rachael Ray Full Recipe Name: Buffalo Chicken Salad Talent Recipe: Rachael Ray’s Buffalo Chicken Salad, as seen on Food Network’s 30 Minute Meals FNK Recipe: Project: Foodnetwork.com, CINCO/SUMMER/FATHERSDAY Show Name: 30 Minute Meals,Chef Name: Rachael Ray Full Recipe Name: Buffalo Chicken Salad Talent Recipe: Rachael Ray’s Buffalo Chicken Salad, as seen on Food Network’s 30 Minute Meals FNK Recipe: Project: Foodnetwork.com, CINCO/SUMMER/FATHERSDAY Show Name: 30 Minute Meals

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

If you’re craving the kick of Buffalo sauce but are in the mood for something lighter than a burger, this Buffalo Chicken Salad is your best bet. Carrots, celery and Buffalo-sauce-coated chicken are served on a bed of romaine lettuce, and the whole dish is topped with ranch dressing and blue cheese crumbles, which means all the flavors of your typical chicken wing dish are present.

It’s hard to beat a classic tortilla-chip-based nacho dish, but a bed of tater tots definitely gives the classic dish a run for its money. This recipe from Ree Drummond has everything a Buffalo wing dish would include (celery, ranch and blue cheese), but the extra addition of tater tots will make it an instant hit.

BUFFALO CAULIFLOWER MAC AND CHEESE,

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Matt Armendariz

Calling all mac and cheese lovers — this recipe will satisfy your cheese and macaroni craving while also adding a serving of celery and cauliflower plus the flavor of Buffalo sauce. While you might not like to stray from your original recipe often, we promise this flavor-packed Buffalo mac and cheese is worth it!

Wingless Buffalo Chicken Pizza

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Tara Donne

Two bar-food favorites come together in this fast and easy meal. Classic pizza dough is topped with Buffalo-sauce-coated chicken, blue cheese crumbles and Monterey Jack cheese for a decadent, delicious meal.

Food Network Kitchen - Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas

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Teri Lyn Fisher

Turn Buffalo chicken dip into an acceptable meal with this mash-up. Corn tortillas are filled with a cheesy Buffalo filling and baked for less than 20 minutes for an easy meal you’ll want to enjoy any time of the year.

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