It’s March and you’re trying to figure out what to do. Let me help you. Have a super casual get together. And whip up these 10 Easy March Madness Recipes to Make at Home. No stress, just lots of fun.
How much do you love March Madness? I never really paid attention to it when I was young but I love the opportunity it provides to get people together. And of course to eat great food. So here’s the thing, when you are out, it’s sometimes hard to enjoy yourself. Maybe you went right after work to watch the game or maybe you’re out but everyone seems to be cheering for the opposite team.
No worries. That just means you need to get your crew together to watch the games. These recipes are simple and delicious. So delicious it’ll make you want to stay home instead of go out to watch the games. It’s so much better watching from the comforts of your own couch anyway. Invite your friends and family over and just hang out and watch the games.
Just a heads up these recipes are sweatpants only types of recipes. March Madness is all about fun. So call up your friends and have some. Get you self a silly basketball net and some March Madness swag. It’ll be just like watching it out. But much, much more comfortable.
10 Easy March Madness Recipes to Make at Home
These recipes will make you home the only place anyone wants to watch the game.
1. Philly Cheese Steak
This was a must. The recipe I like the best comes from … at dinnerthendesset.com. The first time i came across the recipe I wasn’t sure. Particularly because … uses cheese wiz on her cheesesteak. But it was recommended by a fellow foodie so I decided to try it out. It was sooooo worth it.
2. Hot Dogs
A while back we did a International Hot Dog taste test. Everyone in the family got to pick a country they wanted to try a hot dog from. From South Africa to Chile we put hot dog recipes to the test. One of my favorite hot dog recipes from our family adventure was the Chilean Hot Dog. It was the like the best of all worlds with sauerkraut and avocado.
3. Smash Burger Burger
We love a good smash burger in our house so when I saw that Bon Appetite had a recipe I had to try it. Oh my. It did not disappoint. This smash burger recipe is simple and the perfect addition to your game day rotation.
4. Deep Dish Pizza
For me sports, pizza and wings go hand in hand. But a good pizza is actually pretty hard to find. Of course, if you can find it a good Chicago-Style Deep Dish pizza is unforgettable. And I have got admit that one of the best recipes comes from King Arthur’s Flour. It has all of the best elements of an authentic Chicago Deep Dish Pizza. For all of my gluten-free friends, there is a simple gluten-free version.
5. Loaded Potato Skins
We were just indulging in these delicious bites the other night. Flavorful and crispy. These are so much better than the ones we get from the place we would typically watch the game. These loaded potato skins most likely be on heavy routine in our house since
6. Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries
Every event needs something just a little sweet. I love sweet potatoes fries every type of way. Plain, with rosemary and with cinnamon. I’m sharing this cinnamon sweet potato fries recipe to balance all of the super savory dishes here.
7. Buffalo Wings
These might be a bit too spicy for the little ones but it is oh so delicious. You need a good wing to make you really feel like you’re out watching the game. This is my baked buffalo wing recipe.
I find that elevating my wings, or any of my chicken on a baking rack helps to make it crispy.
Quesadilla are my go to when making kid friendly food. Here’s the thing, not only is it kid friendly, it’s family friendly, quick, simple and a great way to get rid of leftovers. I know that’s a lot. But when all else fails, this is what I make so of course it has to be included in this March Madness Roundup. This is just a basic quesadilla recipe but you can add chicken or ground beef if you want to really beef it up. Get it?Beef it up?? Okay, okay.
What better to go with quesadillas than Salsa. I have to admit that when it comes to simple recipes I think Alton Brown is amazing which is why I’m including his salsa recipe. No get together is complete without chips and dip so here’s one of your dips.
For the other dip there’s guacamole. We love avocados. It’s a great source of good fat and if you follow me on Instagram you know it’s how I’m trying to fatten the babies up. It’s another recipe from Alton Brown that hubby swears by. He has his own twist on this but giving I’m you the original guacamole recipe provided by the food network.
And I’m adding an additional recipe because there’s just something wonderful about chili on loaded potatoes, and with tortilla chips. And on hot dogs. I guess what I’m trying to say is that I really like chili. Yes, I’ll admit it. I even put it on salad.
If you are looking for additional recipes you can get my 10 Super Easy Party Food here.
Let’s eat lots of yummy food and spend some real quality time with our family and friends. If you get a moment, I’d love to see what you get into. And don’t forget to share these 10 Easy March Madness Recipes to Make at Home with your family and friends.
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