PART OF Game Day

Top 100 Spicy Recipes

From traditional jalapeño poppers and Buffalo chicken dip to amped-up nachos and sliders, these spicy dishes are sure to wake the senses!

Jalapeño Popper Corn Nuggets

Jalapeño poppers and corn fritters come together to make a spicy, poppable, cheesy snack.

Ultimate Nachos

"Delicious! I made this for Cinco de Mayo and it was awesome."


Buffalo Chicken Dip

"One of my all-time favorite appetizer recipes. So easy to make! I serve it with scoops because regular tortilla chips may break under this heavy dip. So so good!”


Air Fryer Buffalo Wings

Skip the grease and eat these spicy Buffalo wings guilt-free!

Basketball Queso

Queso with a kick! And the best pard: it's shaped like a basketball!

Shredded Chicken Quesadillas

“Delicious and quick. I used a rotisserie chicken which made this even quicker.”

-Yvette W.

Pepper Popper Sliders

"We loved these! Even though it looks like a lot of ingredients, it was really simple to put together and I loved the filling in each slider. Biting into your burger meat and getting peppers, bacon and cheese was so good!”


Sweet Corn Tamale Cakes

"I worked at Cheesecake Factory a few years ago and this was my favorite item on the menu. The cooks let me look up the recipe one day and this is the exact recipe!”

-Chef Annie

Taco Scoop Appetizers

An easy appetizer that is both bite-sized and satisfying to guests.

Buffalo Potato Basketballs

“These potato croquettes are filled with a cheesy chicken buffalo mixture and coated with crushed up cheesy Doritos and it's going to be your next favorite appetizer.”

-Jonathan Melendez

Easy Kickin' Queso

“This is a yummy cheese queso that has a little bit of a kick to it!”

-BeckyD in Tennessee

Baked Green Olives in Spicy Cheese Pastry

“These are fun and delicious! My mother used to make these for parties. At Christmas, we would sneak them from the kitchen because there would never be any leftover for us to snack on the next day!”


Blue Cheese-Stuffed Potatoes With Buffalo Chicken Tenders

"These are so awesome! The melted blue cheese is so yummy.”


Cheesy Shell Taco Bites

“What a great idea! I was just about to make tacos for lunch and saw this. I’m a sucker for cheese. What could be better?”


Jambalaya Pot Pies

“This comforting Louisiana favorite is transformed into a flavorful appetizer, packed with shrimp, andouille sausage and chicken in a rich Cajun sauce.”

-Arlyn Osborne

Charred Jalapeño Poppers

“We make these on the grill and they’re great!”


Smoky Slow-Cooker Chili

"Delicious! We really loved this spicy, flavorful chili. The prep time is a little longer than most, but the end result is definitely worth it. My family raved over this and gave it two thumbs up.”


Oven Crisp Chicken Wings

"This is a great recipe! You can shake some extra seasonings on the wings once they’re coated, or add to the bag. An excellent, versatile recipe!"

-Lisa V.

Frito Pie in a Bag

“We loved these! Perfect with the chilly weather we’re getting. It can be made with different flavored chili as well!"

-Jonathan Melendez

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tacos

“These tacos are delicious and easy to make! To change things up, try a beef or pork roast.”


Bacon Nachos

“Even though I call myself a nacho lover, I’d never tried a bacon version until these! Now I’m addicted. The crispy bits of bacon just pushed this over the edge — it was awesome!”


Queso Fundido With Charred Poblanos & Sides

“Now this is what I was looking for! Although I’m not a huge fan of Velveeta, this worked way better with a roux and fresh shredded cheese alongside. The poblanos was the kicker!”


Buffalo Chicken-Filled Tortilla Cups

“I made this for myself for lunch today. I made one big serving in a baked whole wheat taco bowl. This recipe puts awesome use to leftover chicken!”


Bennigan's Chicken Quesadilla

“Such a flavorful and easy quesadilla recipe! It's a great way to use up leftover chicken from the night before.”

-Jonathan Melendez

Potato Nachos

“Potatoes instead of nachos is brilliant. Once they’re seasoned and baked, you can pretty much add what you want.”

-Chillin n Grillin

Barb's Gumbo

“This is terrific! My husband loved it and said to make sure to keep the recipe. So happy to find this because it was delicious yet simple and easy to make!”


Buffalo Chicken Salad

“Fabulous! This is my favorite way to put our weekly fresh organic produce deliveries to work.”


Pork Mixed Bean Chili

"This recipe was a huge hit with our family. Even my picky eater loved it! The adults mixed tapatio sauce into their bowls to spice it up. The kids mixed cheddar and sour cream into theirs.”


Great Buffalo Chicken Pizza

“Yum, this was super delicious! I made it for my Super Bowl party and it was a huge success.”

-Desi cook

Loaded Potato & Buffalo Chicken Casserole

"I put this recipe in the slow cooker! It was fabulous and the entire family loves it.”


Baked Frito Pie

“This is very similar to what I ate as a Girl Scout. This is a great family favorite and so easy to whip up on a weeknight.”


Mango Salsa

"This is really really good! Very fresh and summery tasting. I ate the left overs plain!”


Man Dip

"This cheese dip is to die for! I made this for Super Bowl Sunday and we kept running back to the slow cooker during commercial breaks to fill up our bowls.”


Spicy Asian Wings

“I just may have a glimmer of understanding for the ‘wing obsessed.’ Bless you.”


Super Bowl Pizza-In-A-Pan

“A great recipe! I used a cast-iron Dutch oven and it was quite the presentation! We invited the neighbors over and now they want the recipe. A definite keeper!”


Buffalo Chicken Chili

“This hearty chili is made with shredded chicken and has just the right amount of Buffalo sauce. Finely diced carrots add a nice touch of sweetness, while powdered ranch seasoning adds an herbaceous tang.”

-Arlyn Osborne

Traditional Tamales

“This was my first time making tamales and I’m happy to report that they turned out fantastic!”

-Rachel C.

Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese

“Super great! I’ve made it six times now. I always have an empty dish, everyone raves over it!”


Chi-Chi's Chile Con Queso

“This queso dip is so good, I could drink it! I love that I can make it in the microwave in only two minutes when I have a cheese craving.”


Wonderful Salsa

“This is the best salsa recipe! It’s thick and has just the right amount of spices. Everyone in my family loves it!”


BBQ'd Pork Nachos

"Oh my goodness, this made all of my nacho dreams come true! An utterly fantastic recipe. So many great flavors going on. This may be my new favorite nacho recipe. I couldn’t stop eating them!"


Buffalo Chicken Wraps

"These were fabulous! Super easy with all the very best flavors of Buffalo chicken! Such a tasty lunch. I’m definitely making these again!"


Argentinean Empanadas

“These are awesome! The pastry is fantastic and you can put whatever you like in it.”

-Catty Bear

Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili

"This a was a nice change of pace from the usual chili I make. We served it alongside tortilla chips and topped it with blue cheese.”


Filling Buffalo Chicken Casserole

“The best dish ever! I brought it into an office potluck last week and it was a huge hit.”


Chicken Enchilada Dip

"I absolutely love this dip! Every time we tailgate I have to bring this and it’s gone within minutes. I also use this as the filling for my enchiladas with green sauce over the top. Our favorite!”


Queso Blanco Mexican White Cheese Dip

"We really loved the flavor of this dip and it was very easy to make. A really delicious dip that we will definitely make again."


Buffalo Chicken Deviled Eggs

"Everyone enjoyed these! They’re so easy. It makes me wonder why I never thought of this before. I served my celery on the side instead of in the recipe.”

-Laura Charlonne

Horseradish Shrimp

“Wow, so easy to put together! Will I make this again? You bet I will! As I type this, my husband is going on and on about how good they were.”

-Diana Adcock

3-Bean Vegetarian Chili

“No one will ever miss the meat in this hearty chili that is packed with flavor. This is an excellent dish to serve for a ready-when-you-are weeknight meal. It freezes and reheats well.”


Chicken Wings

“Very nice! I used this on chicken legs that were baked. Everyone enjoyed them!”


Easy Chili Nachos

“Fast, simple and versatile. I made a whole cookie pan full for a party. It looked great and everyone liked them!”


Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

“This dip is the ultimate best! I had it on Friday night at my best friend’s house and made it the following day.”

-Mrs. Q. C.

Buffalo Wings

“Absolutely terrific! The technique is perfect, and its the best buffalo wings I’ve ever had. It works well with teriyaki sauce too.”


Oven Potato Slice Nachos

“Here’s something great to do with those tons of potatoes that come in my winter share form the organic food farm each month. All the toppings and seasonings make this a treat!”

-echo echo

Creamy Buffalo Chicken Pasta

“Your chicken, heat and blue cheese dip all in one creamy concoction atop your favorite pasta.”


Black Bean Dip

“This was great! Very tasty and paired well with the spicy salsa I made.”


Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

“I doubled the recipe and did the whole thing in a slow cooker with frozen chicken breasts on high for four hours. I shredded the chicken, stirred to combine and served it at our monthly ‘game night.’ A huge hit!”


Cajun Boudine

A flavor explosion in your mouth! Try this spicy sandwich on game day for the perfect meal.

Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls With Blue Cheese Dip

“These were a real hit at a Super Bowl party! They had great flavor.”


Beery Chorizo Queso Fundido

Adding beer to this chorizo and cheese concoction gives it tangy, hoppy flavor that makes it even more perfect for pairing with a good brew. You’re in charge of how spicy this warm, cheesy dip will be.

Latin Chorizo Burgers

What better way to indulge in a burger than with spicy chorizo in the mix? This will take it from good to great.

Coated Chicken Wings

“I’ve been trying out many chicken wing recipes and finally came up with a recipe that’s easy to make, quick to cook and has a nice, crunchy coating. It tastes so good!”

-William Uncle Bill

Wendy's Chili Recipe

“Tastes better than Wendy’s! This is now the only chili recipe I’ll ever need.”


Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

“This was wonderful and so easy to make. Definitely a keeper!”


Vegetarian Black Bean Nachos

“Such a great dish! I followed the recipe but garnished it with fresh cut red onion, tomato, cilantro, avocado and lime to add something fresh. I’ll definitely make this again soon!”

-Probably This

Mexican Cheese Corn Dip

“We made this today and I have to say it is so good! To add some flavor, we added a jar of drained candied jalapeños we made this summer. Off the charts good!”


Spicy Shrimp Nachos

"Yum, this is great! Spicy, sweet, colorful and just delicious! I made some jerk seasoning at home and then proceeded with the recipe.”


Poblanos Stuffed With Cheddar & Chicken

“Yummy with very easy steps to follow. I loved the flavors! Definitely a keeper.”


Honey Chipotle-Glazed Wings

“These were awesome! I made these and we ate them right away. I love the combinations of sweet and hot. These fit the bill perfectly. I’m now thinking of all the get-togethers coming up I will make these for.”


Buffalo Chicken Monkey Bread

“Tackle your taste buts with this giant monkey bread in the shape of a football. Each piece is stuffed with buffalo chicken and blue cheese, making this party dish a total game changer.”

-Arlyn Osborne

Your Basic Quesadilla

“Oh my goodness, this was my first time ever making quesadillas. Absolutely astonishing. They tasted exactly like the taco shops you find. It was mind-glowingly amazing.”


Buffalo Chicken Dip

“I loved this dip! It was so good with the corn chips but also with carrots and celery.”

-Jonathan Melendez

Loaded Supreme Nachos

“Yummy! I substituted turkey sausage and black beans. We loved it! Perfect for a Mexican food craving.”


Red Hot Chili

“My husband loves spicy stuff and this is his favorite dish for me to take.”


Mini Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteaks

"These were the best game day sandwiches. I could probably eat 50 and feel fantastic about it."

-Hannah Petertil

Spicy Honey Chicken Thighs

“Oh my, this was so good. I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts and cooked it on my stovetop grill. I’m looking forward to making this again and again.”


Applebee's Chicken Wings

“An excellent recipe! My first time making hot wings. I cut back on the cayenne quite a bit. The guys inhaled these!"


Buffalo Chicken Alfredo Pizza

“Wow, this is great! Really good flavor. My kids and husband also loved it. I know we’ll be making this a lot.”


Baked Hot Wings

“I’ve made these a couple of times now. I found them delicious! If you want less heat, just omit the cayenne.”


Bean & Sweet Potato Nachos

“This is ridiculously good. I loved the spicy chili with the sweet potatoes. This was gone in a flash!”


Mini Taco Nachos

“Everyone always loves these individual nachos. You can make the meat mixture ahead of time and store it in the fridge until ready to use.”


Chili's Chicken Fajita Nachos

“Oh my, this was very good with little effort! I’ll be making this very often.”


Jalapeño Jelly & Cream Cheese Spread

“I absolutely loved this! It has to be the easiest appetizer in the world. I brought it to a friend’s for New Year’s and it was devoured.”


Buffalo Shrimp Sliders

"Really simple, and a great addition to any slider party."


Pan-Fried Tofu with Spicy Peanut Sauce

"This is by far my favorite way to eat tofu. It's super easy to make, super yummy and seriously addicting. The tofu turns out so light and crispy. Even my husband, who doesn't really like tofu, loves this and we always fight over the last piece.”

-Pinot Grigio

One-Pot Buffalo Chicken Soup

“I’ve made this recipe at least 10 times and I always triple it since I’m usually feeding many other family members. It’s always a hit!”

-Anne G.

Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread

“I made these exactly as written and they came out great! Mine weren’t dry at all and were full of flavor. I baked them off in a cupcake pan to go as a side with chili.”


Spicy Drumsticks

“This is finger-licking good! Definitely a keeper.”


Seared Ahi Tuna Glazed With Wasabi Butter

“Simple and very easy to prepare. The wasabi butter sauce was delicious. I highly recommend!”

-Arthur Russell K.

Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

“Great flavors! We really enjoyed this version of sweet potato fries.”


Spicy Chickpeas

“I had these for dinner tonight. They’re so quick to cook and so good. I served them with steamed jasmine rice. I thought I’d died and gone to heaven!”


BBQ Chicken & Chipotle Salad

“A delicious change from the usual chicken salad recipes. This recipe made for a sweet, spicy and crunchy lunch. I served it with pita bread but it could be enjoyed on it’s own as well.”


Mexican Spirals

"Wonderful appetizers. The filling is rich and zesty. Very easy to make! I’ve always served my spirals cold but they were very good baked and served hot.”


Lebanese-Spiced Potatoes (Batata Harra)

“I loved these potatoes! I used minimal oil and splashed a little water in the pan to keep them moist while browning. I loved the fresh flavors; especially the cilantro and splash of lime juice.”


Buffalo Wing Poppers

“If you love bleu cheese and spicy wings, these are awesome!”


Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Mango-Habanero Salsa

“A wonderful, refreshing dinner for a great Spring night. Ingredients are easy to find and easier to prep. The directions are spot-on. Watch out, it does come with a kick of spice!”


Habañero Penne & Cheese

“Habañero penne and cheese is a spicy, delicious twist on the traditional macaroni and cheese. Try this for dinner tonight!”


"the Heat" Spicy Party Mix

“A spicy Chex mix that will really warm your guests up during the holidays.”


Peanut Butter Cookies With Cayenne

“These are great! I made these for a church picnic and they went fast. My whole family likes these, even my picky six year-old. I’m going through a phase where I’m craving spicy foods and this fits the bill!”

-Cooking Mom of 7