3 Easy Appetizer Recipes To Kick Your March Madness Watch Party Up A Notch

March Madness is here and it’s time to step up your snack game. Whether you’re hosting a watch party or just need something to munch on while you cheer on your favorite team, these three easy appetizer recipes will elevate your snack spread. All featuring products from Old Florida Gourmet Products Inc., you’ll love the bold flavors and quality ingredients in each bite.

Easy Appetizer 1: Chili Con Queso with Cantina Queso Dip

This classic dip recipe is an easy appetizer that we take to the next level with the addition of Old Florida Gourmet Products Inc.’s Cantina Queso Dip. Just pair it with our original seasoned chips so your guests have the perfect vessel to enjoy your Chili Con Queso.

    • 1 lb. of American cheese, cut into small cubes
    • 1 can of diced tomatoes and green chilies
    • 1 cup of milk
    • 1 jar of Cantina Queso Dip
    • Optional toppings: chopped green onions, diced jalapenos, and crumbled bacon
    1. In a large saucepan, melt the American cheese over medium heat, stirring frequently.
    2. Add in the diced tomatoes and green chilies and continue stirring until fully combined.
    3. Then gradually stir in the milk until desired consistency is reached.
    4. Then stir in the Cantina Queso Dip until fully incorporated and heated through.
    5. finally, serve hot with your favorite toppings and enjoy with any of our chips

Easy Appetizer 2: BBQ Cheeseburger Sliders with Peach Bourbon BBQ Sauce

This appetizer is perfect for the meat lovers in your group, so these BBQ Cheeseburger Sliders are sure to be a hit. Made with Old Florida Gourmet Products Inc.’s Peach Bourbon BBQ Sauce, these sliders pack bold flavor in each bite.

    • 1 lb. ground beef
    • Salt and pepper, to taste
    • 8 slider buns
    • 8 slices of cheddar cheese
    • 1/2 cup of Peach Bourbon BBQ Sauce
    • Optional toppings: sliced red onion, pickles, and lettuce
    1. Preheat your grill to high heat.
    2. Divide the ground beef into 8 equal portions and shape into patties. And then season with salt and pepper.
    3. Place the patties on the grill and cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until fully cooked.
    4. During the last minute of cooking, top each patty with a slice of cheddar cheese and let melt.
    5. Spread Peach Bourbon BBQ Sauce on the bottom half of each slider bun. (And then you can spread extra on the top bun if you’re feeling saucy.)
    6. Assemble the sliders by placing a patty on each bottom bun and topping with optional toppings.
    7. Finally, serve hot and enjoy!

Easy Appetizer 3: Lime Sensation Nachos Tortilla Chips

Nachos are a national favorite. However, you can upgrade your standard nachos with Old Florida Gourmet Products Inc.’s Lime Sensation Tortilla Chips. With a delicious zesty twist, these nachos are the perfect appetizer for any March Madness watch party.

    • 1 bag of Lime Sensation Tortilla Chips
    • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
    • 1/2 cup of diced tomatoes
    • 1/2 cup of sliced jalapenos (feel free to use less if you like it mild, or more if you like it wild)
    • 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro
    • Optional toppings: sour cream and guacamole
    1. Preheat your oven to 375F.
    2. Arrange the chips in a single layer on a baking sheet.
    3. Then sprinkle shredded cheddar jack cheese evenly over the chips.
    4. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
    5. Then remove from the oven and top with diced tomatoes, sliced jalapenos, and chopped cilantro.
    6. Finally, serve with whatever optional toppings your heart desires!

Each of these recipes is an instant crowd-pleaser and perfect for your March Madness watch party. Whether you lean towards mild heat with wild flavor, or something a bit zestier, these recipes will satisfy your snacking needs. And with Old Florida Gourmet Products Inc.’s quality ingredients, you’ll taste the difference in every bite. So, don’t hesitate and try these easy appetizers out at your next March Madness watch party!

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