10 Gameday Snacks for March Madness Partying

A guide to grubbing during the NCAA Tournament.

  • Roberto Santibañez's Classic Guacamole. Once you see how cinchy this classic guacamole is, you’ll never go back to store bought. Get the recipe.
  • Devils On Hatchback. These handsome bites are made with bacon, cheese, and chili peppers. You’re welcome. Just don’t let the early birds bogart these before the game. Get the recipe.
  • Party Pretzel Bites. A great excuse to trot out every kind of mustard lurking in your fridge. Get the recipe.
  • Party Popcorn. Delicious as is, but we recommend a heavy hand with the spicy paprika. Get the recipe.
  • Sweet Pea Hummus. Peas are coming into season (though the frozen kind are fine here, too), and everybody loves hummus. Everybody. Get the recipe.
  • Rosemary Thyme Pita Chips. Remember that hummus we just shared? These are the ideal accompaniment. And honey, butter, and some dried herbs aren’t hard to rustle up, right? Get the recipe.
  • Smoky Fried Chickpeas. You know you’ve got a can of chickpeas hiding in the cabinet, here’s your chance to shine. Get the recipe.
  • Party Mix for Grownups. Good thing it's easy to make a big batch of this upgraded Chex Mix, because it’s going to fly out of the bowl. Get the recipe.
  • Chevre Devils. Did we really manage to get another recipe with “devil” in the title in this group of snacks? Oh yes, we did. The only problem is these goat cheese-stuffed dates topped with candied pecans are better suited to heaven.  Get the recipe.
  • Winter Fruit Salsa. Make the most of winter and early spring fruit with this fresh, punchy salsa. After all, we can all use a little more fruit in our diet.  Get the recipe.

March Madness is upon us, and game-watching parties mean mouths to feed. But unless you’re a college co-ed, there’s no excuse to offer up a bag of tortilla chips and a jar of salsa. Here are 10 recipes to step up your game without making a big deal of it or blowing your beer budget.

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Written by Food52 (@Food52)

  • SmoothHoosier

    Um…..WTF ?!!?

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