18 Recipes That Prove Tyler Florence Is King of Game Day

If anyone knows how to make game day food, it's chef Tyler Florence. With roots in Greenville, SC, and a popular restaurant called Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco, the Food Network host and chef has tried-and-true recipes for everyone's favorites, from buttermilk biscuits to homemade potato chips and fried chicken. Take a page out of Tyler's book and fuel the inspiration for your own game-day get-together with the following 18 crowd-pleasing recipes that will earn you the MVP title.


Stuffed Mushrooms

You can't go wrong with stuffed mushrooms, and Tyler Florence's stuffed mushrooms have a few secret ingredients you might not have tried yet, like Spanish green olives and pine nuts.


Medium-Rare Burgers With Soft Potato Buns

If you're going to do burgers on game day, do them right. Tyler Florence's burger of choice has the perfect mix of ground short rib and ground beef that makes the patty as flavorful as possible, and the homemade potato buns are meant for soaking up all the juice.


Homemade Biscuits With Honey Baked Ham

Take a cue from Southern tailgates and have a spread of homemade buttermilk biscuits and ham, plus honey butter and gravy for dipping if you're feeling fancy.


California Rancho Chili With Corn Pudding and Cilantro

For a modern take on chili, try Tyler's California Rancho Chili with corn pudding instead of tortilla chips.


Baked BBQ Chicken

You'll never make average BBQ wings again after you try Tyler Florence's ultimate barbecued chicken.


Chips and Queso . . . Obviously

Even Tyler Florence knows queso dip is a nonnegotiable part of game day. If you want to step up your queso game, try Tyler's cheese fondue.


Homemade Onion Rings

Coated in a hybrid of tempura and beer batter.

Fried Chicken
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Fried Chicken

Tyler Florence's fried chicken is one of the bestsellers at his restaurant (he's even won awards for it), and once you taste the crispy skin, moist chicken, and lemon-herb finish, you'll understand why.


Sweet Potato Skins

Topped with roasted-banana-brown-sugar sour cream, caramelized onions, bacon, chiles, and chives.


Teriyaki Chicken Wings

A homemade teriyaki sauce of soy sauce, grapefruit juice, hoisin sauce, and a few other key ingredients make Tyler Florence's teriyaki chicken wings a standout game-day snack.


Steak Tartare Bites

For a light bite, try filling potato chips with steak tartare and shallots.


Deviled Eggs

Tyler Florence's deviled eggs have a creamy filling of mayo and dijon mustard, and he recommends adding a topping of fried capers for a punch of salty texture.


Bite-Size Grilled Cheese

Sizzle up a few grilled cheese sandwiches, and cut them into rectangular sticks to serve individually to your guests.


Caesar Salad Deviled Eggs

Tyler created an ingenious hybrid between two crowd pleasers by serving a deviled egg filling inside a lettuce cup with caesar dressing.


Vegan Black-Eyed-Pea Chili

Tyler's vegan black-eyed-pea chili proves you don't need ground beef to make a killer game-day chili everyone will love.


"Slow Jam" Mac and Cheese With Muenster Cheese, Thyme, and Red Chilis

Serve up homemade macaroni and cheese with a game-day kick — spicy red chilis on top.


Homemade Potato Chips

Tyler makes homemade chips with thinly sliced potatoes, garlic, herbs, and sea salt.