Tangy, spicy and oh-so-buttery, Buffalo sauce is a staple flavor atop juicy chicken wings, but did you know that this go-to sauce can boost the flavor of some other fan-favorite foods? Think creamy dips and tender meatballs. On this morning’s all-new episode of The Kitchen, the cast shared tricks for packing a spicy punch in your Cinco de Mayo menu, which surely isn’t complete without this trio of Buffalo-ed eats. Read on below to get their recipes.
Just like classic homemade hummus, this bold recipe takes just minutes to prepare and starts with a base of hearty chickpeas. They’re whirled in a food processor along with a squirt of lemon juice and, for the Buffalo flavor you know and love, a hefty pour of hot sauce. Serve this hummus alongside pita chips or crunchy veggies for an updated spin on the traditional snack.
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs with Blue Cheese Sauce
Skip the tomato sauce and blanket these moist two-bite meatballs in a honey-laced Buffalo sauce made especially silky with butter. Just as Buffalo-style chicken wings are often served with a side of cool blue cheese dressing, these baked meatballs are stuffed with cubes of blue cheese — and dressed up with a drizzle of sour cream-blue cheese sauce for a welcome flavor complement.
Buffalo Twice-Baked Potatoes
The key to a successful twice-baked potato lies in the filling, that decadent mixture of tender potato flesh and gooey cheese. Here that indulgent mixture gets transformed with a big splash of hot sauce, and in addition to the usual cheddar, there’s plenty of crumbled blue cheese. Finish the potatoes with a squirt of ranch dressing for creamy richness, and sprinkle with chives for freshness.
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