Game Day Recipes

Whether it's the Super Bowl, March Madness, or the World Series, these game day recipes are sure to please: nachos, chicken wings, ribs, pizza, chili, chips and dip, and so much more. If you're taking the party outside, we've got you covered with our best tailgating recipes. We've also got breakfast recipes galore for morning games.

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Our Most Winning Recipes for Chicken Wings and Tenders

From snacking to supper, nothing beats a chicken wing or chicken finger. We've got so many flavor profiles here that we're certain you'll find the perfect match for your cravings.  
By Janet Taylor McCracken

It's Super Bowl Time! These Are the Best Snacks to Serve on Game Day

The Super Bowl is here once again, and we've selected our best game-day snacks for you to enjoy. Here, you'll find MVPs like hot wings and nachos, as well as some rookies to watch, like fried mac-and-cheese bites and white pizza.
By Madeline Buiano

Our Favorite Chili Recipes for Cold-Weather Days

From beef to turkey, vegetarian to vegan, we have a delicious chili recipe here for everyone.
By Frances Kim

16 Delicious Ways to Have a Ball for March Madness

It's March Madness! And while basketballs are bouncing in our minds, we're rolling out our favorite recipes: meatballs, cheeseballs, popcorn balls, and more. These 16 recipes will have you game-ready starting on Selection Sunday down to the Final Four.
By Alexandra Churchill

Shredded Beef Chuck Roast

Rating: 3.5 stars 243
Because a beef chuck roast has lots of connective tissue, long, slow cooking turns the meat juicy and almost satiny in texture. In fact, it's reason alone to own a slow cooker.

Gooey Butter Cake

This sticky-sweet cake is a St. Louis specialty -- every bakery in Missouri has its own version. Martha made this recipe on episode 703 of Martha Bakes.

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rating: 3.5 stars 396
These cookies are crispy at the edges, chewy in the center, and loaded with 2 kinds of chocolate. Feel free to add 2 cups chopped walnuts or pecans to the dough.

Jimmy Fallon's Crock-Pot Chili

Rating: 3.5 stars 1918
This easy Crock-Pot chili recipe is courtesy of comedian Jimmy Fallon.

30-Minute Chili

Rating: 3.5 stars 647
This easy chili recipe makes eight one-cup servings; if you reserve half, you'll also have enough for four servings of our Cheesy Hash-Brown Bake, a stick-to-your-ribs meal for later in the week.

Classic Cornbread

Rating: 3 stars 182
This cornbread strikes the right balance between tender and crumbly. To use it in a Thanksgiving stuffing, reduce the sugar to 2 tablespoons.

Quick Sauerkraut

This easy-to-make sauerkraut is a tasty hot dog topping. Use it to make our Classic Reubens and Pierogi with Sauerkraut and Mushrooms.

Fried Macaroni-and-Cheese Bites

Make way for little squares of heaven -- these fried morsels are sure to be voted most popular at any party. You can (and should) prepare the stovetop macaroni and cheese a few days ahead, since it will firm up in the refrigerator, for easier cutting. Then follow a two-step breading process, using panko instead of regular breadcrumbs for a crust that's crisp yet light. Don't be put off by the yield; the squares fry quickly, in three or four batches, and you can reheat replenishments over the course of the evening -- whenever the platter is wiped clean (which will be often).This recipe originally appeared in "Martha Stewart's Appetizers" (Clarkson Potter).
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11 Crowd-Pleasing Nacho Recipes That Are So Much More Than Chips and Cheese
Nachos are the perfect snack for sports fans—they're easy to make, utensil-free, and guaranteed to be a hit with viewers both young and old. 
Spicy and Crunchy, Salty and Sweet: Our Crowd-Pleasing Snack Mixes Can't Be Beat
Great for gatherings, snack mixes blend flavors and textures in an easy-to-grab offering. Most can be prepped in advance and tossed in a bowl when it's time to party.
Half-Hour Chicken Gumbo
Rating: 3.5 stars 594

Rely on rotisserie chicken, smoked spicy sausage, and frozen okra from the store to stack up flavors in our quick rendition of a classic Cajun stew.