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 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.)
(Half Baked Harvest)
Buffalo Oven-Fried Goat Cheese
(Taste and Tell)
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.
(Savour The Senses)
Buffalo Chicken Mac 'N' Cheese Casserole
(Bake Your Day)
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
(The Wicked Noodle)
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.
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
(An Edible Mosaic)
Cauliflower Buffalo Wings
(How Sweet It Is)
Buffalo Chicken French Breads
(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.
Buffalo Chicken Flatbread Pizza
(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.
(Tracey's Culinary Adventures)
(The Spiffy Cookie)
Buffalo Chicken Meatball Subs