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Touchdown! 50 ultimate Super Bowl party foods for an epic celebration

In honor of the Super Bowl, TODAY is bringing you our top picks for the ultimate game-day foods. From classic chicken wings to over-the-top desserts, here are 50 awesome Super Bowl recipes to try this weekend.

Can't decide what to eat? Take our quiz: What is your Super Bowl spirit snack?

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How to throw a superb Super Bowl bash: Recipes, games and more

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1. Chicken Wings

Buffalo Chicken Wings
Buffalo chicken Wings by Martha Stewart.
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Baked or fried, slathered in Buffalo or barbecue sauce, these crispy snacks are key at any Super Bowl party. And they were the big winner of TODAY Food's Super Bowl Snack-It Bracket!

2. Guacamole

Perfect Guacamole with Pico de Gallo
Perfect Guacamole with Pico de Gallo
Daniel Alvarez / St. Regis Punta Mita, Mexico
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Listen. If you don't have guacamole at your Super Bowl party, do not pass go and do not collect $200. But you are probably going to have guac, based on stats: About 12 percent of Americans' annual avocado consumption happens during Super Bowl week.

3. Chili

Slow-Cooker Chicken Chili
Slow-Cooker Chicken Chili
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Alongside a warm slow cooker full of your favorite chili, set up a chili bar with chopped onions, tomatoes, shredded cheese, sour cream, sliced scallions and jalapeños.

4. Pigs in Blankets

3-ingredient Sausage Puffs
Sausage Puffs Recipe
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Everyone's favorite bite-sized snack only tastes better when your team is winning by a mile. Make sure to have plenty of ketchup, mustard and relish on hand for these little weenies.

5. Beer Cocktails

Michelada Marias Beer Cocktail
Michelada Marias Beer Cocktail
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Spice up your game-day brew by making a classic Mexican beer cocktail.

6. Pizza

Chris Bianco's Pizza Margherita
Chris Bianco's Pizza Margherita on TODAY December 8th, 2017
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Super Bowl Sunday is typically the No. 1 most popular day for pizza delivery. But why wait for the delivery person when you can make your own perfect pie with this recipe from a legendary pizza maker?

7. Spinach-Artichoke Dip

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It's cheesy, warm and a must-have at every Super Bowl party. Your guests won't even know this dip is lower in calories than the traditional version!

8. Football Cookies

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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These cookies are almost to cute to eat. We said almost...

9. Buffalo Chicken Dip

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All the spicy goodness of Buffalo wings and blue cheese — minus the sticky fingers. We eat this by the spoonful!

10. Ribs

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In this easy rib recipe from Al Roker, an unusual ingredient yields extraordinary results. Ginger ale not only tenderizes the ribs, but also helps them achieve the perfect caramelized char.

11. Onion Dip

Caramelized Onion Dip
Elizabeth Heiskell's Caramelized Onion Dip
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Creamy onion dip can be made easily without resorting to packets of artificially flavored powdered soup mix. It just takes a little patience to let the onions cook to a rich, caramelized golden-brown. This delicious dip is well worth the wait and can be made ahead of time.

12. Jell-O Shots

Champagne Jello Shots
Champagne Jello Shots
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Jell-O shots make everyone feel like a kid — errrr, a 21 year old — again. This Champagne version elevates the college staple, and provides a festive treat your holiday guests will surely love!

13. Giant Sub Sandwiches

Italian Hero Sandwich
Anthony Scotto's Italian Hero Sandwich
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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!

14. Loaded Nachos

Loaded Potato Skin Nachos
Adam Rappaport of Bon Apetit concocts five-part, 50-ingredient loaded Super Bowl nachos
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Whether you're a cheddar cheese purist or a devoted fan of Velveeta, you can't go wrong with this gooey game time dish.

15. Cupcakes

Football Cupcakes
Super Bowl sweets: Football cupcakes and Oreo football truffles
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These football-inspired treats make the perfect end to a game-day meal. Or just your night off right with something sweet.

16. Cocktail Meatballs

Slow-Cooker Meatballs with Grape Jelly Sauce
Elizabeth Heiskell's Cola Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze and Jezebel Sauce, Pimento Cheese Pinwheels, Slow-Cooker Meatballs with Grape Jelly Sauce. TODAY, December 19th 2016.
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These delicious slow-cooker meatballs call for just four ingredients and are super-easy to make.

17. Skillet Cookies

Candy Skillet Cookie
Halloween Skillet Cookie
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Individual cookies are so overrated. Make one big one instead. And don't forget to serve it warm ... with ice cream. Yum!

18. A Big Festive Dip

Big Festive Holiday Dip
Elizabeth Heiskell's Big Festive Holiday Dip
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This over-the-top dip is filled with cheese, bacon and buttery crackers.

19. Margaritas

Ina Garten's Jalapeño Margarita
Make Ina Garten’s cranberry martini and herb feta for the perfect party
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Spice your margaritas up with jalapeño-infused tequila. Make-ahead tip: Prep the entire cocktail mixture ahead of time and refrigerate it for up to six hours. Pour it over ice or shake it up with ice before serving.

20. Lasagna

Slow-Cooker Spinach Lasagna
Slow-Cooker Spinach Lasagna recipe
Maggie Shi
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Put your slow cooker to work with a set-it-and-forget-it baked pasta that stays warm and gooey throughout the game.

21. Nutella Brownies

Nutella Brownies
Nigella Lawson's recipes for chocolate chip cookie dough pots and Nutella brownies
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You'll never see a plateful of anything go down so quickly. Rich Nutella makes fudgy brownies that much better.

22. Ham and Cheese Sliders

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

23. Avocado Fries

Avocado Fries with Cilantro Crema
Make it Taco Tuesday
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These green fries are crunchy, creamy and over-the-top with just a drizzle of hot sauce or a dip in ranch dressing.

24. Mulled Wine

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8 to 10
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Set out a batch of warm mulled wine for any guests who aren't in the mood for a frosty beer.

25. Pizza Dip

Pizza Dip
Pizza Dip
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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.

26. Tater Tot Nachos

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Skip the tortilla chips and make your nachos with tater tots.

27. Slow-Cooker Queso

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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.

28. Candied Bacon

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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This crunchy, indulgent snack makes regular bacon seem so #basic.

29. Crab Dip with Spiced Chips

Crab Dip with Spiced Potato Chips
Alex Guarnaschelli's Classic Crab Dip with Spicy Potato Chips
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This easy dip is a fun way to elevate game-day snacks. It can be made a few hours in advance and left to chill in the fridge.

30. Mac and Cheese

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The game is tied, there are seconds left on the clock and it's fourth down. During this nail-biter, you're going to want to reach for the ultimate comfort food: Mac and cheese.

31. French Onion Sliders

French Onion Beef Sliders
Elizabeth Heiskell makes New Year's Eve appetizers
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These sliders are a hearty twist on a classic French onion soup. And they're perfect for filling up hungry party guests.

32. Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

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Skip the regular spuds and dress up sweet potato skins with bacon and sour cream for an easy, crowd-pleasing snack.

33. Parmesan Kale Chips

Parmesan Kale Chips
Ina Garten’s cranberry martini and kale chips for the perfect party
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Yes, they have antioxidants but trust us, your guests won't mind that this delicious snack is actually kindof good for you.

34. Frito Pie

Frito Pie
Yankee Red Hot Sausages with Cherry Peppers and Provolone, Dallas
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The best part is that this snack can be enjoyed right out of the bag for super easy cleanup after the show is over.

35. Baked Brie

Martha Stewart's Baked Brie with Boozy Fruit Compote
Martha Stewart's Baked Brie with Boozy Fruit Compote recipe
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This is the easiest way to look elegant while still consuming the maximum amount of cheese.

36. Fried Pickles

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Deep-frying makes pickles even better. The dip is smoky and rich and goes so well with any chips.

37. Chicken Lettuce Wraps

P.F. Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps
P.F. Chang's chicken lettuce wraps
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Enjoy the best part of eating at a restaurant while still getting to wear your pajama pants with this copycat recipe.

38. Jalapeño Popper Dip

Jalapeno Popper Dip
Jalapeno Popper Dip
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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 a habanero.

39. Pulled Pork

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Feeding a crowd is easy with this no-brainer, slow-cooker pork shoulder recipe. Use them for sliders or top your favorite foods like mac and cheese and more.

40. Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs

The Swanky Franky Hot Dog
Hot dogs wrapped in bacon
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Up your frankfurter game with these decked-out dogs.

41. Spaghetti Pie

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Pizza or pasta, pizza or pasta, decisions, decisions... Hey! With this pepperoni-studded spaghetti pie, why not have both for dinner tonight?

42. Pierogi Nachos

Pierogi Nachos
Pierogi Nachos
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Swapping tender pierogis for crunchy tortilla chips in these easy, cheesy nachos takes comfort food to the next level.

43. French Fries

Crispy Spiced Oven Fries with Sriracha Ketchup
Serena Wolf's Healthy football party food: Juicy flank steak, crispy oven fries
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This recipe delivers all of the goodness of fries without the hassle of deep frying.

44. Southwestern Egg Rolls

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These make-ahead Southwestern egg rolls inspired by the longtime favorite served up at Chili's restaurants are easy to assemble — we promise!

45. Hot Chocolate

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Use your slow cooker to make the easiest hot chocolate ever, then top mugs with pre-made and frozen dollops of whipped cream.

46. Calzones

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If you love Buffalo wings but don't love all the work involved in making them, you have to try these incredibly easy calzones made with rotisserie chicken.

47. Soft Pretzels

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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Serve this classic stadium snack with gooey cheese sauce, spicy mustard or both.

48. Taquitos

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Like tacos but with fewer chances to have your fillings spill annoyingly out of the shell, these taquitos make a great finger food for a football feast.

49. Bratwurst

Bratwursts with Beer Mustard and Sauerkraut
Matt Abdoo's Bratwursts with Beer Mustard and Sauerkraut
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In many households, it's just not a football party without brats!

50. Bloody Mary Cocktails

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Getting up early on Super Bowl Sunday? These drinks are perfect for those football-viewing parties that start early. And they might be just the hair of the dog you need the morning after the big game.

This article was originally published Feb. 2, 2017.

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