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.
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