Cooking Channel All-Star Game-Day Menu

20 Cooking Channel chefs share their game-day picks for fun fare that will keep guests energized (and satisfied) from kickoff to the final whistle.

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Extra Virgin Bruschetta Pizzaiola

Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos combine all the fresh ingredients of a pizza Margherita — tomato, fresh mozzarella and basil — on a toasted baguette for an authentic Italian bite.

Get the Recipe: Bruschetta Pizzaiola

Roger Mooking's BBQ Baked Beans Bruschetta

The manliest, sloppiest of foods — barbecued baked beans — is given a classy, party-friendly spin in Roger Mooking's recipe that calls for the hearty legumes to be piled atop cheesy toast slices.

Get the Recipe: BBQ Baked Beans Bruschetta with Cilantro Pesto on Cheesy Texas Cut Toast

Chuck Hughes's 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).

Get the Recipe: Crab Salad Stuffed Potato Skins

Hungry Girl's De-Pudged Pigs in a Blanket

Wrap fat-free franks in reduced-fat pastry dough for a slimmed-down version of everyone's favorite party fare.

Get the Recipe: De-Pudged Pigs in a Blanket

Laura Calder's Almond-Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Prunes

Sweet, nutty and meaty; crispy outside, soft on the inside; these marvelous little bites satisfy every eating sensation in one tiny, rolled-up bite.

Get the Recipe: Almond-Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Prunes

Alton Brown's Spinach Artichoke Dip

Need a last-minute dip for your party? Whip up Alton's take on this classic. It's done, start-to-finish, in 15 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Bobby Flay's Spicy Guacamole

Get fired up for the big game by making Bobby Flay's guacamole, which possesses plenty of heat because the entire jalepeno — seeds and all — is added to the avocado mixture.

Get the Recipe: Spicy Guacamole

Ellie Krieger's Five-Layer Mexican Dip

By scaling back on each layer and subbing out caloric refried beans for a homemade chipotle-lime black bean dip, Ellie Krieger proves that Mexican doesn't have to mean unhealthy.

Get the Recipe: Five Layer Mexican Dip

Nadia G.'s Crispy Tuna-Cake Sliders

Seasoned with fresh parsley, diced celery, cayenne pepper and garlic, and topped with Nadia G.'s tangy Dijon mustard-infused slaw, these tuna-cake sliders may be light, but they're also loaded with flavor.

Get the Recipe: Crispy Tuna-Cake Sliders with Citrus Slaw

Tyler Florence's Beef Chili

Nothing beats a big bowl of chili served piping hot on game day. It's easy to make, quick to clean up (one pot!) and totally satisfying. Tyler's is made with cubed beef shoulder and lots of spices and chiles.

Get the Recipe: Beef Chili

Rachael Ray's Mexican Chorizo and Turkey Chili

This chili has some kick, thanks to spicy chorizo and pureed chipotles in adobo, but it's the indulgent corn or tortilla chip topping and accompanying lime wedge that makes this chili a standout, Mexican-inspired meal.

Get the Recipe: Mexican Chorizo and Turkey Chili

Kelsey Nixon's Crab Cake Croquettes

Step things up on game day by serving Kelsey's delicious fried crab meat balls with a chili-garlic-mayo sauce for dipping. (Football field serving plate not included.)

Get the Recipe: Crab Cake Croquettes

Lee Anne Wong's Bourbon Apple Glazed Chicken Wings

Appetizer Adviser Lee Anne Wong knows how to spice up a party. These tangy-sweet wings — smothered in a complex bourbon and apple juice sauce — are actually braised and then baked (no frying required).

Get the Recipe: Bourbon Apple Glazed Chicken Wings

Bobby Deen's Buffalo Wings with Tangy Cheese Dip

Bobby's spicy buffalo sauce is a super simple mixture of three pantry staples: hot sauce, pepper and honey. Dip the wings in his slimmed-down Roquefort sauce for a winning combination.

Get the Recipe: Bobby's Buffalo Wings with Tangy Cheese Dip

Aarti Sequeira's Sloppy Bombay Joes

Chiles, garam masala, cumin and raisins lend their distinct Indian flavors to the all-American Sloppy Joe sandwich.

Get the Recipe: Sloppy Bombay Joes

Ching-He Huang's Golden Gate Chili Ribs

Ching's Asian-spiced ribs are the perfect main-dish finger food. She serves them with roasted sweet potatoes that can be eaten like fries.

Get the Recipe: Golden Gate Chili Ribs

Dave Lieberman's Chocolate Stout Cupcakes

Keep eyes focused on the 4th quarter with hand-held sweets like cupcakes. These chocolatey ones gain extra richness from the deep flavors of dark stout beer.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Stout Cupcakes

Giada De Laurentiis's Espresso Brownies

Need to re-energize the crowd at halftime? Giada's brownies come with a shot of caffeine.

Get the Recipe: Espresso Brownies

Aida Mollenkamp's Pecan Bars

Turn pecan pie into a hand-held (and rum-splashed) treat with Aida's pie-inspired bar cookies.

Get the Recipe: Pecan Bars

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