March Madness Snack Ideas for a Slam Dunk Party
Mark your calendars for one of the most anticipated sports events of the year—March Madness! As you witness 68 teams vie for the title at the 2023 NCAA Division I Men’s basketball tournament, you’re going to need some snacks that will make your viewing party crazy fun and delicious. Ready to dribble your way toward grill master status in the eyes of your guests? Then you better fire up your barbecue and get these March Madness snacks plated!
Pineapple Teriyaki Sliders
We can already see this dish being a swish swish success: Pineapple Teriyaki Sliders. But why are sliders one of the most popular March Madness snacks? They're easy to eat, are grilled to perfection with savory yet refreshing flavors, and if you look close enough, you might notice that they sort of resemble basketballs. 🏀 = 🍔, see?
Made with smoky beef patties and bacon, sweet teriyaki seasonings, tart grilled pineapple, creamy cheese, and astringent pickled red onion, it's easy to see why this one reigns as the champion among slider dishes.
Party Platter of Rotisserie-Style Wings
The party doesn't start until a platter of rotisserie-style wings is ready for serving. It's a guaranteed winning March Madness snack idea that'll elevate your viewing party experience to new heights. Of course, you're going to need a premium quality rotisserie basket to evenly roast them to perfection. This one from Napoleon has got you covered, and here are our top three picks that’ll give your guests a bit of spice, sweetness, and all around explosion of flavors.
Buffalo Chicken Wings
Not all Buffalo Chicken Wings are made equal—and this recipe proves that. From getting the temperatures and cook just right to putting in the perfect mix of spices for the dry rub and buffalo sauce, we'll make it easy for you to check all the boxes.
Honey Sriracha Wings
Next on our list of March Madness snack ideas, we have Honey Sriracha Wings. They're sweet and crispy with just the right amount of spice to boost your energy levels for the games this season.
There’s no such thing as too many wings, especially when the game is on. Round out your platter with these cajun wings tossed in a beer sauce and spritzed with a good squeeze of lemon or lime—trust us, it really elevates these wings. Smoked on a gas barbecue, this March Madness snack is one that's difficult to beat. Taste it to see why!
Buffalo Chicken Fully Loaded Fries
While buffalo chicken flies solo just fine, it becomes even more mouthwatering when it gets the assist with fries. Teamwork makes the dream work! These Buffalo Chicken Fully Loaded Fries boast a combination of crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, green onions, sour cream, and of course, some buffalo sauce.
Cheese Stuffed Cheese Pizza
There’s no such thing as too much cheese, and this Cheese Stuffed Cheese Pizza prepared on the barbecue proves that. Make way for the ultimate cheese delicacy—because it’s coming in hot and deserves to be the center of attention at your viewing party. Starting with the base, a tomatoey red sauce mixed with queso, topped with super stretchy mozzarella, a meaty chorizo goat cheese, an unforgettable Monterey Jack, and finally some freshly grated parmesan and chopped fresh chives. Pizza is a sure-fire crowd-pleaser, as long as you don’t skimp on the cheese!
Every viewing party calls for something that's portable and bite-sized, and these Bacon Lollipops fit the criteria to a tee. You and your guests won’t even have to turn your attention away from the screen to enjoy these March Madness snacks!
The key ingredients of this sticky, salty, and succulent recipe include skinless pork belly, beer, maple syrup, BBQ sauce, rib seasoning, and brown sugar. You'll need 15 minutes of prep time and about 220 minutes of cook time for this recipe, so make sure you plan ahead. Don't let the lengthy cook time intimidate you because every bite of the finished product will be *chef's kiss* delectable.
The Winning Method to the Madness
Now that you know which March Madness snack ideas you should be prepping for the season, it's time to figure out the "how." How will you be cooking these dishes to perfection? The winning method will always be the Napoleon way when it comes to grilling.
Napoleon Grills continue to take the lead thanks to their durability and unparalleled technology. Gas, electric, or charcoal—no matter your barbecue preference, they're here to last you through each and every big game and special event that you celebrate surrounded by family and friends. Browse our catalog of grills and find a dealer near you today. Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram using the hashtag #NapoleonEats to show us which recipes were served at your March Madness party!