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50 ultimate Super Bowl party foods for an epic celebration

In honor of the Super Bowl, TODAY and Mashable teamed up to bring you our top picks for the ultimate game day foods. From classic chicken wings to over-the-top snack stadiums, here are 50 awesome Super Bowl recipes to try.

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Chicken wings and sweet potato fries: Al Roker makes it a no-brainer

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Chicken wings and sweet potato fries: Al Roker makes it a no-brainer

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1. Chicken Wings

Baked or fried, slathered in Buffalo or BBQ sauce, these crispy snacks are key at any Super Bowl party.

Buffalo Chicken Wings
Buffalo chicken Wings by Martha Stewart.
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2. Guacamole

Listen. If you don't have guacamole at your Super Bowl party, do not pass go and do not collect $200. You are also in the minority, since in 2015, America was projected to consume 120 pounds of avocados during the big game.

Perfect Guacamole with Pico de Gallo
Perfect Guacamole with Pico de Gallo
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3. Chili

Set up a chili bar with chopped onions and tomatoes, shredded cheese, sour cream, sliced scallions and jalapeños.

RELATED: Chili recipes that will warm you up from the inside

Slow-Cooker Chicken Chili
Slow-Cooker Chicken Chili
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4. Pigs in Blankets

Everyone's favorite Bar Mitzvah snack only tastes better when your team is winning by a mile.

3-ingredient Sausage Puffs
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5. Clementine Mimosas

A light, fizzy way to kick off the morning of the big game.

6. Pizza

Super Bowl Sunday is typically the No. 1 most popular day for pizza delivery. By halftime of the 2015 game, Pizza Hut broke its sales record with over $10 million in digital sales.

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7. Spinach Artichoke Dip

It's cheesy, warm and a must-have at every Super Bowl party.

8. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Touchdown Footballs

Almost to cute to eat. We said almost...

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Touchdown Footballs
Brandi Milloy's tailgate recipes for bacon crack, chocolate chip cookie dough footballs and a super-sized victory pretzel
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9. Buffalo Chicken Dip

All the spicy goodness of Buffalo wings and blue cheese—minus the sticky fingers.

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Smokey baby back pork ribs: An economical meal your family will love

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Smokey baby back pork ribs: An economical meal your family will love

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10. Ribs

They're fall-off-the-bone tender and finger-lickin' good.

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11. Baked Potato Dip

Make this in your slow cooker and remember to eat it with bacon chips, because...bacon.

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12. Jell-O Shots

Take a celebratory Champagne Jell-O shot when your team scores a touchdown.

13. Snack Stadiums

It's kitschy. It takes forever to make. And it is totally worth it.

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14. Loaded Nachos

Whether you're a cheddar cheese purist or a devoted fan of Velveeta, you can't go wrong with this gooey game time dish.

Loaded Potato Skin Nachos
Adam Rappaport of Bon Apetit concocts five-part, 50-ingredient loaded Super Bowl nachos
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15. Cupcakes

Make them extra rich and decadent with a luscious cream filling.

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Make McDonalds' McRib at home with Al Roker's copycat recipe

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Make McDonalds' McRib at home with Al Roker's copycat recipe

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16. Sub Sandwiches

Hoagies. Grinders. Subs. Heroes. Whatever you call them, these gigantic sandwiches are the perfect game day fuel. They can be made ahead of time, aren’t expensive, and—most importantly—feed a crowd!

Copycat McRib Sandwich
Homemade version of the McDonald’s McRib, recipe from Al Roker
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17. Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Individual cookies are so overrated. Make one big one instead. Serve it warm with ice cream.

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18. 7-Layer Dip

It's like guacamole blinged out in diamonds, wearing an evening gown and carrying a $10,000 bag.

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19. Margaritas

Spice them up with jalapeño-infused tequila. Make-ahead tip: Prep the entire cocktail mixture ahead of time and refrigerate it for up to 6 hours. Pour over ice or shake with ice before serving.

Ina Garten's Jalapeño Margarita
Make Ina Garten’s cranberry martini and herb feta for the perfect party
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Slow-cooker lasagna is incredibly indulgent (and surprisingly light)

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Slow-cooker lasagna is incredibly indulgent (and surprisingly light)

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20. Lasagna

Put your slow cooker to work with a set-it-and-forget-it baked pasta that stays warm and gooey throughout the game.

Slow-Cooker Spinach Lasagna
Slow-Cooker Spinach Lasagna recipe
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21. Nutella Brownies

You'll never see a plateful of anything go down so quickly.

Nutella Brownies
Nigella Lawson's recipes for chocolate chip cookie dough pots and Nutella brownies
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22. Ham and Cheese Sliders

Because you need one hand to stuff your pie hole and the other one to hold your beer.

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23. Avocado Fries

Crunchy, creamy and over-the-top with just a drizzle of hot sauce or a dip in ranch dressing.

Avocado Fries with Cilantro Crema
Make it Taco Tuesday
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24. Boozy Apple Cider

Set up a "spike your own" bar and let people choose whiskey, rum or other spirits to enliven their drinks.

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25. Pizza Dip

Transform pizza into a crowd-pleasing dip with layers of cheese, sauce and lots of toppings. Feel free to sub in your favorites (ham and pineapple? mushrooms?), then grab a chip and start scooping.

Pizza Dip
Pizza Dip
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26. Ginger Beer Float

These ice cream floats will make you wonder why you spent all that time idolizing root beer.

27. Slow-Cooker Queso

In queso you're wondering what to serve at your Super Bowl party, we've got the answer right here: an amazing dip that you can make in your slow cooker. It's gooey, salty, warm and exactly what you need to either drown your sorrows or celebrate a well-earned victory.

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28. Candied Bacon a.k.a. Spiced Bacon Crack

It makes regular bacon so #basic.

Spiced Bacon Crack
Brandi Milloy's tailgate recipes for bacon crack, chocolate chip cookie dough footballs and a super-sized victory pretzel
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29. Onion Dip

If there is anything left over, use it as a substitute for mayonnaise in your hoagie.

RELATED: Onion dip for the win: 5 fresh, game-changing recipes for this Super Bowl classic

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30. Mac and Cheese

The game is tied, there are seconds left on the clock and it's fourth down: reach for the ultimate comfort food, especially when it's this Slow-Cooker Bacon Macaroni and Cheese.

RELATED: Mac and cheese recipes: Slow-cooker, stovetop and baked

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31. Cheeseburger Dip

Don't even think about making this glorious dip without American cheese.

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32. Loaded Potato Skins

Use Greek yogurt or labne if you want to avoid sour cream.

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33. Parmesan Kale Chips

Yes, they have antioxidants but no, they don't taste too healthy.

Parmesan Kale Chips
Ina Garten’s cranberry martini and kale chips for the perfect party
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34. Frito Pie

The best part is that it can be enjoyed right in the bag for easy cleanup.

Frito Pie
Tamron Hall's Frito Pie
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35. Baked Brie

The easiest way to look elegant while still consuming the maximum amount of cheese.

36. Fried Pickles

Use bread and butter pickles for a sweet tang or half-sour pickles if you don't love the full-on dill experience.

Crispy Breaded Frickles (Fried Pickles)
SortedFood cooks up Louisiana-inspired shrimp boil and fried pickles
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37. P.F. Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Get the best part of eating at a restaurant while still getting to wear your pajama pants with this copycat recipe.

P.F. Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps
P.F. Chang's chicken lettuce wraps
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38. Jalapeño Popper Dip

This spicy, creamy and oh-so-cheesy warm dip has all the flavors of your favorite bar snack without the time-consuming process of actually assembling and frying homemade poppers. If you're a fire fiend, kick up the heat by using a few serrano peppers or even an incendiary habanero.

Jalapeno Popper Dip
Jalapeno Popper Dip
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Slow cooker pulled pork sliders are perfect for the Super Bowl

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39. Pulled Pork

Feeding a crowd is easy with this no-brainer slow cooker pork shoulder.

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40. Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs

Up your frankfurter game with these decked-out dogs.

The Swanky Franky Hot Dog
Hot dogs wrapped in bacon
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Spaghetti pie recipe: Adam Richman bakes a 'family dinner dream'

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41. Spaghetti Pie

Just choose your pasta, grab some cheese, stir up some sauce and throw in ingredients like pepperoni, ground turkey or rotisserie chicken.

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42. Irish Nachos

Top crispy potatoes with melted cheddar cheese, guacamole and other nacho fixings for the greatest snack since classic nachos.

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43. Poutine

This Canadian dish of gravy, cheese curds and french fries gets an Asian-inspired twist from duck, hoisin sauce and Sriracha.

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44. Triple Pie Egg Rolls

Loaded with pie filling, these dessert egg rolls are sure to give you a sugar rush so you can make it through even the longest overtime.

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45. Spiked Hot Chocolate

Put your slow cooker to use for this boozy, comforting drink, perfect for ending the night on a sweet note.

46. Mini Calzones

Pro tip: since they're mini, you can eat six at a time.

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47. Soft Pretzels

Serve with gooey cheese sauce, spicy mustard or both.

Super-Sized Victory Pretzel
Brandi Milloy's tailgate recipes for bacon crack, chocolate chip cookie dough footballs and a super-sized victory pretzel
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48. Taquitos

Like tacos but with fewer chances to have your fillings spill annoyingly out of the shell.

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49. Mexican-Influenced Bloody Mary

Just the hair of the dog you need the morning after the big game.

50. Beer!

Beer is a must for any Super Bowl party. If you want to get nerdy with it, this year's match-up offers great craft beer options from Colorado and North Carolina. Or if you go with lighter crowd-pleasers like Corona or Bud, you can also use them to make beer-garitas for those who aren't usually beer fans.

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