Got People Coming Over? 10+ Great Arizona Recipes

Local Arizona Chefs Share Casual Party Recipes

If you have people coming over for whatever reason -- the big game is on TV, it's game night, or the meeting is at your house this time -- these recipes from local Arizona chefs will definitely impress. Warning: If these are people that you don't want coming back, don't make these delicious dishes for them!


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    ••• Courtesy ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
    From ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale. These are deviled eggs, three ways! Unique, but not difficult to create.


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    ••• Wing Sauce. Courtesy Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse
    From Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse in Chandler. Try these for a football party, or any occasion (or just because they are soooo good), y’all. Three varieties: Honey Barbecue, Mango Habanero and Spicy Buffalo.


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    ••• Sweet Potato Turkey Burger Sliders. Photo Credit: Matthew Strauss

    From Luci’s Healthy Marketplace in Phoenix. Hurrah for finger foods! These are healthy and oh, so tasty. You'll never want your burger on bread again.


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    ••• Lobster Mac 'n' Cheese. Courtesy Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain
    From Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley. Acclaimed Executive Chef (and TV star) Beau MacMillan shares his recipe for a macaroni and cheese dish that you won't find in any box at the grocery store.


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    ••• Grilled Football-Shaped Kobe Sliders. Courtesy The Venue Scottsdale
    From The Venue Scottsdale. If you have a grill, you can make these football-shaped burgers.
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    ••• Texas Red Chili. Courtesy Texaz Grill
    From Texaz Grill in Central Phoenix. According to Chef, you’ll never find beans in a great bowl of chili.
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    ••• Turkey & Black Bean Chili. LON's at the Hermosa
    From LON's at the Hermosa. Not only is it tasty, it's healthy!


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    ••• Sonoran Potato Skins. Tonto Bar & Grill
    From Tonto Bar & Grill at Rancho Mañana in Cave Creek. This one is for the gourmet cook in the house!


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    Granola Yogurt Parfait

    ••• Granola Yogurt Parfait. Courtesy Rico’s American Grill
    From Rico's American Grill in Phoenix. While a recipe for yogurt parfait doesn't necessarily scream NCAA playoffs or a Plants vs Zombies tournament, your guests might be happy with a tasty, healthier option.


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    Marshmallow Crisps

    ••• Marshmallow Crisp. Courtesy Roaring Fork
    From Roaring Fork in Scottsdale. You'd better make a few batches; I wouldn't assume that people will eat just one!