From Chili To Wings: 15 Winning Super Bowl Recipes

From thick, rich Beef Chili to creamy Buffalo Chicken Dip, these easy recipes have you covered.
02/04/2017 09:58am ET | Updated February 4, 2017

The great thing about hosting a Super Bowl party is that there’s no pressure to make anything fancy — snacks, dips, and a big pot of chili will make everyone happy. From thick, rich Beef Chili to creamy Buffalo Chicken Dip, these easy recipes have you covered.

Melt-in-your-mouth tender, thick, and rich — this ground beef chili is wonderful over rice or scooped up with tortilla chips. GET THE RECIPE

These Southern-style ham and cheese sliders are doused in a tangy butter, mustard and poppy seed sauce. They're perfect for football parties because they feed a crowd and can be made ahead. GET THE RECIPE

This creamy, spicy dip has all the flavor of Buffalo wings, minus the mess. GET THE RECIPE

While traditional guacamole is made with raw onions, this updated version is made with roasted garlic, which has just as much flavor and none of unpleasant aftertaste. Always a crowd-pleaser! GET THE RECIPE

Transform an ordinary block of feta into an addictive and flavorful spread with burst cherry tomatoes, capers, and a flash under the broiler. Serve with a crusty baguette. GET THE RECIPE

My husband calls these sweet, spicy and salty candied pecans "crack nuts" because they're madly addictive. The best part? You only need four simple ingredients to make them -- and if you start right now, you'll be done in 15 minutes. GET THE RECIPE

Leave the old fashioned sour cream and mayonnaise behind: this Artichoke and Spinach dip is thickened with Mornay sauce, or a Béchamel sauce enriched with grated cheese. It bakes up creamy, cheesy and rich -- and is delicious spooned onto a baguette. GET THE RECIPE

Throw away those old kitschy cocktail meatball recipes that call for grape jelly and frozen meatballs. These are easy-to-make and so much better! You'll love that the meatballs are baked, not fried, and the sweet and tangy sauce is ready in under 15 minutes. Just be sure to make extra -- they disappear in a flash. GET THE RECIPE

Made with a shredded rotisserie chicken, this chili is a one-pot meal you can have ready for your crowd in under an hour. GET THE RECIPE

Skip the Velveeta: from-scratch queso is so much better! This version -- made with fresh jalapeños, Cheddar and Pepper Jack -- is dangerously addictive served warm with tortilla chips. GET THE RECIPE

This is one of my go-to recipes when I have to hit the kitchen running. It takes just twenty minutes to make, I always have all of the ingredients on hand, and there's barely any clean-up. It makes a fabulous appetizer for a party -- just keep the tails on and serve with plenty of napkins. GET THE RECIPE

This homemade popcorn tossed with garlic butter, Parmesan and oregano is adapted from Crazy Good Italian by D.C. Chef and Top Chef All-Stars runner-up Mike Isabella. It's insanely addictive -- yes, crazy good. GET THE RECIPE

Sun-dried tomato pesto gives these grilled cheese sandwiches a gourmet twist. My son calls them "pizza paninis" since they taste like hot, crispy pizza sandwiches. GET THE RECIPE

This retro snack mix is a Super Bowl tradition in our home. The recipe makes a ton, which is a good thing since one handful is never enough. GET THE RECIPE

Classic Buffalo wings are fried but I love the flavor and ease of cooking them on the grill — they are truly no fuss, no muss and finger lickin’ good! You can serve them plain but the seasoned Buffalo sauce takes them over the top. GET THE RECIPE

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