Best March Madness Appetizers on the Block

Mar 27, 2024

March Madness isn't just about basketball; it's also about the exciting gatherings and delicious snacks that come with it. Whether you're hosting a watch party or simply enjoying the games at home, having a lineup of mouthwatering appetizers is a must. Here are three irresistible recipes to elevate your March Madness festivities!

Savory Sausage Dip


  • 1 pound Wilders ground sausage
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions (for garnish)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground sausage until browned and crumbled.

  2. Add diced onion, bell pepper, and minced garlic to the skillet. Cook until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.

  3. Reduce heat to low and add cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and sour cream to the skillet. Stir until the cheeses are melted and the mixture is smooth.

  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Transfer the dip to a serving bowl and garnish with chopped green onions.

  6. Serve warm with tortilla chips or sliced baguette.

Hearty Beef Nachos


  • 1 pound Wilders Wagyu ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 (1.25 oz) packet taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Tortilla chips
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • Optional toppings: diced tomatoes, sliced jalapeños, sour cream, guacamole, salsa


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).

  2. In a skillet over medium heat, heat olive oil and cook ground beef until browned. Add diced onion and bell pepper, and cook until softened.

  3. Stir in taco seasoning and water. Simmer for 5 minutes until the mixture thickens.

  4. Arrange tortilla chips on a baking sheet. Spoon the ground beef mixture over the chips.

  5. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

  7. Remove from the oven and add desired toppings.

  8. Serve immediately, and enjoy the cheesy goodness!

WILD Pigs in a Blanket


  • 1 package refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 1 pack of Wilders Wagyu Snack Sticks
  • 1/4 cup honey mustard or your favorite dipping sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate it into triangles.
  3. Cut each triangle into three smaller triangles.
  4. Cut each snack stick into three smaller sticks.
  5. Place a mini snack stick at the wide end of each triangle and roll up.
  6. Arrange the rolled-up sausages on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, seam side down.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the crescent dough is golden brown and cooked through.
  8. Serve warm with honey mustard or your preferred dipping sauce.

With these appetizers, your March Madness party is sure to be a slam dunk! From the creamy sausage dip to the hearty ground beef nachos and the WILD take on pigs in a blanket, there's something to satisfy every craving while you cheer on your favorite team. So gather your friends, set up the big screen, and get ready for a winning combination of basketball and delicious snacks!

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