18 Great 'Buffalo' Recipes for Super Bowl Sunday (That Aren't Wings)
It's often said that variety is the spice of life, and that's true in many cases — just not on Super Bowl Sunday. As everybody knows, buffalo sauce is the preferred spice of life on Super Bowl Sunday, hands down.
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That being said, you can still inject a little variety into your game-day gathering by swapping out a tray of buffalo wings for a different buffalo-drenched appetizer, such as popcorn, cauliflower, or even French-bread pizza. In fact, we've gathered 18 great ideas for buffalo-based recipes below, and each looks just as delicious as a plate of fiery wings.
Try one of the following recipes at this year's Super Bowl party, but just be sure not to skimp on that sauce. (Like we said earlier, "variety" is fine and dandy, but it's no substitute for Frank's RedHot.)
(Clockwise from top left: The Wicked Noodle, An Edible Mosaic, Eclectic Recipes)
Buffalo Oven-Fried Goat Cheese
"This buffalo 'fried' goat cheese is goooood," writes Tieghan Gerard from Half Baked Harvest. "Like really, really good," By the looks of that picture up there, we're inclined to believe her, too. Grab her full recipe here.
(Half Baked Harvest)
Buffalo Ranch Popcorn
Flavored popcorn is always a crowd-pleaser, especially on Super Bowl Sunday. Click here for Angie McGowan's recipe, or head over to her blog Eclectic Recipes for more savory snack ideas.
Buffalo Chicken French Breads
It's French-bread pizza, Super Bowl-style. It's also the brainchild of Jessica at How Sweet It Is, who has personally eaten this dish hundreds of times. Get her full recipe here.
(How Sweet It Is)
Buffalo Chicken Soup
Jessica at How Sweet It Is didn't stop at buffalo French-bread pizzas; she puts a buffalo spin on chicken soup too. Come this Sunday, however, she advises we quadruple her recipe.
(How Sweet It Is)
Buffalo Deviled Eggs
After seeing this fiery-hot recipe for Ari Ziskin's deviled eggs at Ari's Menu, we have to wonder: Why aren't all deviled eggs made this way?
Buffalo Chicken Flatbread Pizza
Laurie, the recipe blogger behind Simply Scratch, understands that you can never have too much pizza at a Super Bowl party, be it delivery or this homemade flatbread version. We wholeheartedly agree.
Buffalo Chicken Tacos
This idea comes from Kate, who shares her (and her husband's) recipes at And They Cooked Happily Ever After. It's everything you love about buffalo wings — the buffalo sauce, the blue cheese, even the carrots and celery — inside a charred and chewy tortilla. Get the complete recipe here.
(And They Cooked Happily Ever After)
Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas
Bev at Bev Cooks originally whipped up these quesadillas in honor of March Madness, but that doesn't spoil it for us one bit. This same recipe still makes a super Super Bowl snack.
Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf
Regular meatloaf? BORING. Buffalo chicken meatloaf? Now we're cooking! Tracey from Tracey's Culinary Adventures really lives up to her blog's name with this unique game-day meal. Check out the full recipe here.
(Tracey's Culinary Adventures)
Buffalo Chicken Meatball Subs
We've already seen buffalo meatballs on the list, but hungrier football fans might want to try out this recipe for buffalo chicken meatball subs. We can thank Erin at The Spiffy Cookie for this fantastic idea.
(The Spiffy Cookie)
Baked Buffalo Chicken Taquitos
Taste and Tell blogger Deborah Harroun has discovered the perfect game-day treat in these buffalo chicken taquitos. For the full recipe, click here.
(Taste and Tell)
Buffalo Chicken Mac 'N' Cheese Casserole
What's not to love about buffalo mac and cheese? Nothing, that's what. Get the recipe here, courtesy of Jenny at Savour the Senses.
(Savour The Senses)
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Normal meatballs are pretty amazing as-is, but Cassie Laemmli from Bake Your Day is changing the game with this buffalo chicken makeover. Check out her recipe here.
(Bake Your Day)
Buffalo Chicken Sliders
Kristy Bernardo of The Wicked Noodle knows just how to satisfy your Super Bowl cravings: with this recipe for a pile of spicy buffalo sliders.
(The Wicked Noodle)
Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad
It's not just for picnics or cookouts — pasta salad satisfies at Super Bowl parties, too. Click here for Lisa Huff's recipe, courtesy of her Snappy Gourmet blog.
Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Mushrooms
Here's another party idea from Lisa Huff at Snappy Gourmet: buffalo stuffed mushrooms. Try out the recipe here.
Buffalo Ranch Fries
Chung-Ah Rhee's blog is called Damn Delicious, and that's just what these buffalo ranch fries are. Here's how to make 'em.
Cauliflower Buffalo Wings
Veggies are usually served as an accompaniment to a plate of buffalo wings, but Faith Gorsky of An Edible Mosaic makes them the star of the show. Try out her recipe on game day.
(An Edible Mosaic)