Pawsitively Adorable Puppy Bowl Party Recipes

 

Be top dog at your Puppy Bowl viewing party with these cute — and mostly bite-size — recipes. None of 'em are pet-friendly, so keep Fido away from the table.

 

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Mascarpone Mini Cupcakes with Strawberry Glaze

These teeny-tiny cupcakes come together in a flash thanks to boxed cake mix. Giada De Laurentiis then adds creamy, slightly tangy mascarpone cheese and a poppin' pink strawberry glaze to enhance the flavors and colors.

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Top Hat Potato Tots with Ranch Dressing

These tots basically look like little miniature-schnauzer tails, and everyone will be impressed by your homemade potato nuggets and ranch sauce.

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Sunrise Punch

Strawberries and pineapple happen to be some of dogs' favorite fruits, but don't let your own pups get near the punch bowl.

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Mini Frittatas

Once you pop a frittata, the fun don't stop. Customize these with any ingredients you have on hand — leftover roasted vegetables and assorted meats and cheeses are our favorites mix-ins.

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Pigs in Blankets with Honey-Mustard Dipping Sauce

Wrap up hot dogs, sausages or cocktail wieners in puff pastry and watch them disappear faster than the dog running for the touchdown.

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Mini Meatball Heroes

Italian dinner rolls turn into miniature sub rolls for easy yet hearty party food. If you're in a rush to get things together, you could use good jarred marinara sauce in place of the homemade stuff.

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Cinnamon Sugar Mini Pancake Muffins

Is it breakfast or is it dessert? Bobby Flay's fluffy cinnamon-sugar pancake muffins are a little bit of both.

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Mini Macaroni & Cheese All'Italiana

Nigella Lawson packs a lot of cheese into little ramekins of macaroni. Eating this dish requires two hands, so don't cheer too hard for your favorite pups while chowing down.

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Chili Dogs

To make this football staple a little cuter for puppy watching, just cut the spicy, cheese-topped hot dogs into smaller, poppable bites.

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Mini Taco Dip Tostadas with Avocado Cream

Not only is Bobby Deen's version of taco dip easier to eat and less messy, but the bean-and-meat-topped tostadas are also healthier and more fun.

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Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pops

Sadly, dogs have to stay far away from chocolate, but you can always sneak them a taste of peanut butter while you're mixing up the sweet, decadent cheesecake batter.

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