Best Ballpark Eats

 

Transport guests to the ballpark from within your kitchen or backyard with these stadium-inspired eats.

 

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Ballpark Pretzels

Top Chuck's chewy pretzels with coarse ground salt, or get creative and sub in sesame seeds, poppy seeds, grated Parmesan or cinnamon and sugar.

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Corn Dogs

Speckled with minced jalapenos and seasoned with cayenne pepper, Alton Brown's crunchy corn dogs are a spicy update on the party favorite.

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Fried Chicken

Chuck kicks up his crispy-fried buttermilk drumsticks with spicy cayenne and mustard.

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Classic Burgers

Use this perfect, basic burger recipe as your benchmark. Infinitely riffable, you can go crazy, or keep things simple if you're craving a classic.

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Cincinnati Chili Dogs

Loaded with spices like cumin, cinnamon and clove, and rounded out with bittersweet chocolate, Kelsey's chili dogs are complex and flavorful.

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Cacao Nib Caramel Corn

Covered in cacao nib caramel and sprinkled with salt, each bite of this sweet and savory treat borders on the sublime.

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Oven Roasted Potato 'Fries'

Smoked paprika, steak spice seasoning and a surprisingly crispy crunch mean you won't miss all the oil and fat of traditionally fried fries.

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Salted Caramel Milkshake

The secret to Kelsey's indulgent milkshake? Homemade salted caramel sauce.

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Pulled Pork Nachos

These are no ordinary nachos: They're topped with slow-cooked pulled pork, sweet-and-tangy barbecue sauce, creamy cheddar, cilantro-sour cream, pickled jalapenos and a sprinkling of queso fresco.

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Beer Float Your Boat Cocktail

Why eat dulce de leche ice cream when you can drink it with butterscotch schnapps and chocolate stout?

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Corn Dogs

These classic buttermilk-battered corn dogs can make a fun dinner party centerpiece, which is what Tiffani Thiessen did on Dinner at Tiffani's.

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Rocky Mountain Pastrami Burger

Pastrami is only the first tasty twist in Kelsey's beefed-up Rocky Mountain Burger: It's also smeared with creamy fry sauce and topped with crunchy salt-and-vinegar potato chips.

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Game Time Chili Dogs

Ground chicken, kidney beans and whole-wheat buns are the main ingredients in Bobby's lighter take on the ballpark classic.

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Strawberry Milkshake with Sugar Biscuit Topping

Fresh, in-season strawberries and sweet strawberry jam are mixed with vanilla ice cream and handfuls of sugar biscuit crumbles for a drink that tastes like cake.

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Duck Fat Fries with Rosemary and Parm with Greek Yogurt Aioli

Tangy Greek yogurt aioli is the perfect complement to a plateful of Michael Symon's luxurious take on French fries.

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Julia Child's Pan-Fried Thin Burger

Re-create a classic with Julia Child's burger recipe. For toppings, she suggests laying out a variety of veggies and sauces, and letting guests dress their burgers themselves.

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Crab Salad Stuffed Potato Skins

Chuck's food is never predictable, so we shouldn't have been surprised when he stuffed potato skins with seafood — to delicious results.

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Heavenly Milkshake

Frozen yogurt, honey and almond milk meet in milkshake harmony.

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Cheese Burgers

Alex Guarnaschelli's off-the-beaten path beef patties — made with creamy mayo and caramelized veggies — may steer you clear of no-frills burgers forevermore.

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Philly Cheesesteaks with Melted Fontina and Sauteed Red Onions

Even if Philly's not playing in the big game, the city's signature sandwich can always make an appearance. Try this version with sauteed red onion and melted fontina — a la Philly institution Geno's.

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Grandma's Treat

Vanilla ice cream, caramel topping, a splash of sweet bourbon and bits of crumbled toffee bar? Batter up!

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Sea Salt Caramel Corn

Laura Vitale upgrades classic popcorn with an easy salted caramel sauce that adds even more crunch to the popular snack.

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