10 March Madness Recipes For Notre Dame Fans To Nosh On While Watching The Fighting Irish Dominate The Court

There are two things we love in Indiana — basketball, and food. And as the Fighting Irish prepare to show their strength in the Sweet Sixteen, now is the perfect time to try one of these March Madness recipes inspired by Notre Dame fans. Adding a little bit of Irish flavor to your favorite game day foods is surprisingly easy, so long as you're working with the right ingredients (ahem, Guinness). So try one, or try them all. Win or lose, these delicious dishes are guaranteed to dominate off court.

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Irish Tater Nachos

Is guacamole a traditional Irish dish? The answer is WHO CARES. Half Baked Harvest combines all the things you love — avocado, tater tots, and nachos — in a game day treat that will take your full attention away from what’s happening on the court. But you’re probably cool with that, right?

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Corned Beef Brisket + Irish Cheddar French Toast

You know if brisket is involved, it’s going to be a good day. Half Baked Harvest makes a sandwich that will definitely get you in the Irish spirit… or at the very least, will tide you over until halftime.

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Corned Beef Burgers

You could settle for a regular burger to munch on, but doesn’t that feel a little uninspired? In the spirit of the Irish, give these corned beef burgers by Climbing Grier Mountain a try. It’s a unique spin on a classic recipe that will have everyone cheering (and drooling).

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Irish Coffee Chocolate Cake With Salted Baileys Cream

It’s not a celebration without cake, right? Half Baked Harvest has you covered on that front, presenting this little masterpiece she calls Drunken Sunken Irish Chocolate Cake, a.k.a. the answer to all your noshing prayers.

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Homemade Irish Cream

While the players shoot hoops on the court, go for a shot of a different kind with this homemade Irish cream recipe by A Cozy Kitchen. With a cup of Irish whiskey mixed in for good measure, you’re sure to have a good time.

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Irish Shortbread Toffee Bars

Victory tastes mighty sweet, but it’s nothing compared to these shortbread toffee bars by The Kitchn. Score big by serving these at halftime.

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Aged Cheddar and Guinness Fondue

Any opportunity to whip out the ol’ fondue pot is an opportunity worth celebrating. Steamy Kitchen infuses her melted aged cheddar with Guinness for a recipe that’s 100 percent Fighting Irish approved.

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Soft Guinness Pretzels

No matter what team you’re cheering for, everyone loves a soft, chewy pretzel. Baked By Rachel has dreamt up a recipe that includes a splash of Guinness, making this the perfect thing for your Fighting Irish viewing party.

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Fried Guinness Onion Rings

If you only make one recipe today, make sure it’s these onion rings by Climbing Grier Mountain. Doused in Guinness and served with stout gravy, these crispy crunchy pieces of heaven will have you in a celebratory mood all night long.

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Irish Car Bomb Brownies

Irish car bomb brownies are just as intoxicatingly good as Irish car bombs themselves. Try one of these babies to calm your nerves (or to celebrate) before the final buzzard sounds. A Spicy Perspective has the recipe.

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