With the playoffs already under way, it's time to start thinking ahead if you're planning a gathering for this year's Super Bowl. Buffalo wings, cheesy dips, and deep-fried delights are pretty much mandatory. (If there ever was a day where all bets were off diet-wise, aside from Thanksgiving , this is it.) With that in mind, we've rounded up the most outrageous game-day recipes and are breaking them down by their decadent ingredients. Go big or go home!
Not one but three cheeses and plenty of bacon make this spinach-artichoke dip  our all-time favorite iteration.
The damage: 1/2 stick butter, 1 cup heavy cream, 1 cup brie, 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, 4 strips bacon, 1/4 cup parmesan
Fully Loaded Potato Skins
Fully loaded potato skins  are oh so indulgent and oh so good.
The damage: 1 cup cheddar cheese, 8 slices bacon, 1/2 cup sour cream
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Get all of that delicious buffalo chicken flavor in a creamy dip form .
The damage: 16 ounces cream cheese, 1/2 cup ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing, 2 cups cheddar cheese or mozzarella
7-Layer Macaroni and Cheese
Prepare to blow party guests' minds when you bring out a casserole dish of seven-layer
dip macaroni and cheese .
The damage: 1 box mac and cheese, 1/2 pound ground beef, 3/4 cup Mexican blend cheese
Buffalo Wings With Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce
Nothing screams football more than a classic recipe for fiery buffalo wings .
The damage: 3/4 stick butter, 4 ounces blue cheese, 1/3 cup sour cream, 1/4 cup mayonnaise
Mushroom and Goat Cheese Queso
Let's face it, people love queso. This mushroom and goat cheese queso  is no exception.
The damage: 3 ounces goat cheese, 3 ounces cream cheese, 6 ounces shredded pepper jack cheese
Grilled Jalapeño Poppers
Here, each halved jalapeño is stuffed with a combination of crispy bacon, whipped cream cheese, and pepper jack cheese, then baked on the grill  to keep the heat out of your kitchen.
The damage: 3 slices bacon, 6 ounces cream cheese, 1/2 cup pepper jack cheese, 1/2 cup sour cream
Make this Frito pie , and you'll be the talk of any tailgate.
The damage: 5 cups Fritos, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
Deep-Fried Mozzarella Sticks
You'll be weak in the knees for these mozzarella cheese sticks .
The damage: 1/2 pound string cheese, vegetable oil for deep-frying
We can think of few folks who'll say no to one of these rich, fudgy brownies .
The damage: 2 sticks butter, 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, 2 cups sugar
These aren't your average tater tots; they're totchos  (aka tater tot nachos).
The damage: 1 bag tater tots, 6 tablespoons ranch dressing, 6 pieces American cheese, 6 strips bacon, sour cream for garnish
Nacho Cheese Dip
Serve colorful blue-corn tortilla chips with Velveeta nacho cheese dip  for extrapretty presentation.
The damage: 1/2 cup beer, 1 pound Velveeta cheese
7-Layer Bean Dip
Seven-layer bean dip  will please the crowd. It's filled with beans, cheese, guacamole, sour cream, tomatoes, green onions, and black olives.
The damage: 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, 2 avocados, 1 cup cheddar cheese, 1 cup sour cream, 1 to 2 bags tortilla chips
Jalapeño Popper Mac and Cheese
Combine your love of macaroni and cheese and jalapeño poppers into one tangy, creamy, and fiery dish .
The damage: 1 stick butter, 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup cream cheese
Cheddar and Stout Fondue
If you want to try something a little less traditional in the game-day-food realm, cheddar cheese and stout fondue  is for you.
The damage: 1 pound cheddar cheese, 3/4 cup Irish stout
Chili Con Queso Nachos
Sometimes more really is just more, like with these decadent chili con queso nachos .
The damage: 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 large chicken sausages, 3 cups Velveeta cheese, 1 bag of tortilla chips
Deep-fried and filled with a fiery, cheesy center, these buffalo blasts  are a no-brainer inclusion to your game-day spread.
The damage: 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, oil for frying, blue cheese dressing for dipping
Cheddar-beer soup  is topped with plenty of bacon to satisfy the meat-lovers at your party.
The damage: 1/2 pound bacon, 1 beer, 1/2 stick butter, 1 cup heavy cream, 12 ounces cheddar cheese