March Madness® Recipes

Find easy appetizers and delicious snacks to keep your team going strong all through the basketball madness of March!

Staff Picks

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Rating: 4.71 stars
This tangy, creamy dip tastes just like Buffalo chicken wings. It's best served hot with crackers and celery sticks. Everyone loves the results!


Rating: 4.54 stars
This dip is a hit whether you serve it at a block party or a formal dinner party! It really tastes like a BLT. You can cut the fat down if you want to use low-fat or fat free ingredients. Serve with crackers or chips.

Seven Layer Taco Dip

Rating: 4.73 stars
I am continuously asked to bring this dip for parties and family get-togethers. People gather around the platter until it's gone.

Cheese Ball I

Rating: 4.58 stars
This is a wonderful cheese ball. It is very easy to make and simply delicious. Whenever I make it for gatherings or work it always gets great reviews. Serve with an assortment of crackers.

Nuts and Bolts Party Mix

Rating: 3.68 stars
Nuts, pretzels and cereal squares are all baked together with a simple seasoned coating. This is 'Party Mix 101.'


Rating: 4.81 stars
You can make this avocado salad smooth or chunky depending on your tastes.

Fruit Dip II

Rating: 4.8 stars
This is a really light and fluffy fruit dip that is great at parties, holidays, or any time! Serve with fruit of your choice.

Avocado, Tomato and Mango Salsa

Rating: 4.8 stars
Looking for a refreshing salsa for a warm summer evening? This is our favorite. Serve with tortilla chips. This is also fantastic served on white fish. I often use a canned jalapeno instead of fresh.
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Terrific Turkey Chili

Rating: 4.78 stars
Using some fresh and some canned ingredients, this chili is a snap to throw together and will keep you craving it for days. Chunky zucchini, fresh green onion, sour cream, and - what the heck - shredded Cheddar cheese, are sure to make this your favorite chili recipe. If you like beans in your chili, garbanzos right out of the can are great in this.

Bacon Wrapped Smokies

Rating: 4.79 stars
Time consuming but it is well worth it! The brown sugar and bacon grease combine beautifully and give such a great taste.

Inspiration and Ideas

Top Snacks for March Madness
Is your bracket busted yet? These decadent dips, crazy good chili, and nachos are as exciting as a shot going in at the buzzer. Checkout the recipe lineup!
Cheesy Ham & Hash Brown Casserole
"Made this for a group of March Madness-watching men. Huge hit!" – Dale