Giada De Laurentiis’ Best Game Day Recipes – SheKnows

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When you think about football snackswhich you may not think of Giada de Lawrence, but listen to us. De Laurentiis has a way of turning the most basic of party foods into the kind of snacks you just can’t stop eating. Save your chips, but why not pair them with homemade bacon and caramelized onion dip instead of the sludge you usually get at the store? Wings are essential, but you’ll like them even better with a balsamic lemon glaze. You get the idea: De Laurentiis is a pro at taking your favorite snack items and ramping them up to 100, which is what we’re all looking for, which might just be the biggest snack day of the year. Check out the recipes below and you’ll find yourself craving the big game…even if you’re not much of a football fan to begin with.

Bacon and Caramelized Onion Dip

You must have chips and dip at your Super Bowl party, but homemade dip will make you the real MVP of the day.

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Balsamic Roasted Chicken Wings

De Laurentiis uses a sweet and sour balsamic glaze to make her jerk chicken. You can use it on any roasted chicken cuts, but chicken wings are an obvious choice for big game.

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Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili Verde

Chili is a game day classic, but why not make chili your veggie option this year? De Laurentiis’ version is full of fresh flavors and savory treats, but don’t be afraid to go wild with your toppings and garnishes…it’s the Super Bowl after all.

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Lemon Chicken Bocconcini

De Laurentiis calls this lemon chicken bocconcini “the Italian version of chicken nuggets.” They are surprisingly easy to make and even easier to eat.

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Ricotta Orzo Meatballs

Meatballs are a game-day classic, but we love De Laurentiis’ spicy version, featuring tender meatballs made with ricotta and orzo. Serve with toasted Hawaiian buns so everyone can make their own meatballs.

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Loaded Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies

You always need at least one sweet treat on the snack table, and these chocolate chip hazelnut cookies fit the bill.

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Italian cheese board

A cheese and meat platter is a natural choice for a large gathering, and De Laurentiis has plenty of advice for creating a perfect Italian cheese board with authentic accompaniments.

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Sausage Stuffed Dates Wrapped In Bacon

Sausage? Bacon? Dates? Were sold!

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Bacon Bourbon Brussels Sprouts Skewers

Some might scoff when you tell them you’re serving brussels sprouts on game day, but they’ll change their tune when they discover that your recipe includes thick-cut bacon and a sweet bourbon glaze.

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Sheet Pan Sausage And Paprika

Sausage and bell peppers will never go out of style, and we love how easy De Laurentiis makes it with her baking sheet recipe.

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Italian BBQ shrimp

Break out the grill (or turn up the heat on your oven) to make this savory spiced Italian BBQ shrimp. Think of it as a much more interesting answer to store-bought shrimp cocktail platters.

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Candied Bacon Popcorn

Crunchy, savory, sweet and salty, this candied bacon popcorn will cement your reputation as the ultimate game day host.

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