7 March Madness Party Recipes For Duke Fans Who Are Looking For Something To Munch On During The Big Game

It's not a party without some snacks, and these March Madness recipes for Duke fans can only mean one thing: some serious southern cookin’. As a southerner myself and a serious Southern Charm fan, I had to call up my momma to remember my manners so as not to cuss up a storm with each additional recipe I rounded up — one more delectable than the other. Hot damn! So, get your dukes up, Duke fans (and, by dukes I mean your knives, forks, spatulas, and bibs), because while your team hits the court, you can still hit the kitchen and flex your own mad skills. Swish. Heard that? Yeah, you don’t need a net and a slam-dunk to stun the crowd. You just need a whisk. Woosh!

Image: My Baking Addiction

by Megan Broussard

Italian Shrimp and Grits

Grits are a southern girl’s way to start off the day. But this isn’t just any day. This is Duke University’s game day. Get crazy with this Italian shrimp and grits recipe from A Spicy Perspective.

Image and recipe: A Spicy Perspective

Skillet Spring Vegetable Brown Rice Casserole

You know how momma feels about you getting enough vegetables. You’ll gobble up this sizzling spring veggie casserole before the game even heats up. And then, you’ll likely find another amazing recipe from Cookie Monster Cooking.

Image and recipe: Cookie Monster Cooking

Cheesy Chili Cornbread

No southern meal is complete without cornbread. But this isn’t just any cornbread. Duke fans, this is cheesy chili cornbread from Never Enough Thyme that will give you the delicious sustenance to keep up with every play.

Image and recipe: Never Enough Thyme

Southern Comfort Dogs

This bacon and baked beans hotdog will make you hoot and holler as loud as those lucky dogs who actually got March Madness seats. What makes this dog different? Um, did you miss the part where the hot dog has bacon, baked beans, and pickled okra on it? Yep, A Spicy Perspective is a genius.

Image and recipe: A Spicy Perspective

Easy Crock-Pot Pulled Pork

You can’t go wrong with a Crock-Pot. And don’t worry, there is no penalty just because this pulled pork sandwich recipe is easy. When you’re watching the game with friends, this recipe makes enough so that everyone can have seconds — which is a total win, in my book.

Image and recipe: My Baking Addiction

Chicken and Dumplings

Darlin’, this recipe will have your guests gossiping, all right. Is this her mother’s recipe? No way did she make this herself. Ha! High-five to Climbing Grier Mountain for making you look so good cooking up this southern classic, chicken and dumplings. (Just as good as Duke.)

Image and recipe: Climbing Grier Mountain

Salted Caramel Peanut Bars

Finally, dessert! It’s only polite to eat dessert after your meal, which is why it was killing me to add this salted caramel recipe last. (If you eat it first, I won’t tell, nor will Confections of a Foodie Bride).

Image and recipe: Confections of a Foodie Bride