13 Mouthwatering Appetizers to Make for Your Big Game Gathering

Photo credit: Rachael Ray Show Aired February 02, 2017

If you’re hosting or attending a party for this weekend’s big game, we’ve got 13 decadent and mouthwatering snacks that will win over the whole crowd.

No. 1: Chili Cheese Dog Potato Skins

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What if you mixed a chili cheese dog and a potato? You’d get these decadent potato skins! Delish! Rach hollows out baked russet potatoes, then tops them with hot dog chili and cheese, and browns them under the broiler!

No. 2: Trisha Yearwood’s Caramelized Onion Dip

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This onion dip isn’t like your typical dip made from a dried soup mix. Trisha caramelizes her own onions by cooking them low and slow, for a rich, sweet flavor. She mixes her caramelized onions with mayo, Greek yogurt, Worcestershire sauce and that’s it!

No. 3: Cheese and Bacon Wrap

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This recipe came to us courtesy of an adorable kid chef! He just takes a sheet of puff pastry and tops it with cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon, then rolls, slices and bakes! Perfect party snack.

No. 4: Loaded Baked Potato Bites

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The deep fried bites of potato heaven from John McLemore are flavored with Ranch dressing and bacon. Come on, what more could you want?

No. 5: Pizza Cuz’s Meatball Rolls

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These amazingly tasty little rolls take a bit of prep but you can take some shortcuts. If you don’t have time to make your own meatballs or dough, you can totally buy premade. Just roll up meatballs, cheese and sauce in pizza dough, then bake, slice and serve! Delish!

No. 6: Super Sriracha Wings with Pickled Carrot and Celery Sticks

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Nothing says “football” like a big plate of wings! You can’t beat these deliciously spicy Sriracha wings that are served with creatively pickled carrots and celery, since they are baked – not fried!

No. 7: Cheese Boat

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Sure, you could serve a regular ol' plate of cheese to your party guests -- but why not go the extra mile by making Trisha Yearwood’s incredibly delicious -- not to mention time-saving -- cheese boat? Your guests will eat it up in the amount of time it took you to make it (hint: mere minutes), then spend the rest of the party asking how they can make it themselves.

No. 8: Spinach and Artichoke-Stuffed Mushrooms

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These party-sized mushroom bites are chock full of delicious ingredients like garlic, Parmigiano-Reggiano, pine nuts, spinach and artichoke – delish!

No. 9: Grilled Guacamole

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This isn’t your typical guac! Rach grills all the ingredients to add a smoky flavor.

No. 10: Chipotle Chicken Nacho Casserole

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Who doesn’t love nachos? Rachael “tiles” her chips, smoky chipotle chicken, and cheese so that the ingredients are well distributed, heats, and then tops with salsa, jalapenos and sour cream. Nothing wrong with any of that!

Tip: Make your life easier by using a pre-cooked supermarket rotisserie chicken!

No. 11: Clinton Kelly’s Spicy Turkey Meatballs with Sweet Mango Glaze

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These sweet and spicy little nuggets are the perfect party food! Set them out in a casserole dish, or put them on a platter with party toothpicks, they’ll be gone before you know it!

No. 12: Warm Feta Dip with Artichokes

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Who knew that your canned artichoke hearts could wind up being the life of the party?! All you have to is mix your artichoke hearts with feta cheese, mayo, parmesan cheese, garlic and sweet pimientos, pop it into the oven for about 20 minutes and voila! You just made the best party dip, ever.

No. 13: Lemon Yogurt & Chive Dip and Chips

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For this fresh and delicious dip, Richard uses items you might already have in your kitchen. He stars with Greek yogurt and adds lemon juice, capers and fresh dill and chives. Who wants a pre-made dip when you can serve something as fresh and tasty as this?

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