15 Election Night Recipes

Red or Blue, win or lose, make and eat these recipes on election night. 

Turn a stressful night into a special occasion with these easy, fun-to-make recipes. If there's ever a time for comfort food.

1

Spicy Corn and Chorizo Nachos

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Photo by Levi Brown

Ten minutes and you’re done. Shorter than you'll wait at the polls (but promise us you'll vote!)

Get the recipe: Spicy Corn and Chorizo Nachos

2

Beef, Bacon, and Egg Burgers

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Photo by Marcus Nilsson

We’d vote for this breakfast-dinner mash up election day or any day.

Get the recipe: Beef, Bacon, and Egg Burgers

3

Fried Chicken Biscuits  

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Photo by Roland Bello

Crispy chicken gets sandwiched on tender biscuits with mayonnaise, baby arugula, pickles, and hot sauce. Who cares about the results when you can eat these? OK, all of us.

Get the recipe: Fried Chicken Biscuits



4

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

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Photo by Levi Brown

Get a head start by marinating your chicken overnight. You voted early right?

Get the recipe: Buttermilk Fried Chicken

5

Steak House Dog

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Photo by Paul Sirisalee

Hot dogs are the platform; steak sauce and sliced white onion are the talking points.

Get the recipe: Steak House Dog

6

Supreme Pizza

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Photo by David Prince

Mozzarella, Parmesan, mushrooms, bell peppers, onion, and pepperoni take this pie over the top. RBG gives this two thumbs up.

Get the recipe: Supreme Pizza



7

Spaghetti Tacos

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Photo by Tom Schierlitz

This election season has made us temporarily scrambled. We're eating spaghetti inside our tacos and we like it.

Get the recipe: Spaghetti Tacos

8

Pasta Carbonara with Spicy Sausage

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Photo by Romulo Yanes

Looking for a dependable candidate? This creamy pasta wins any night of the week.

Get the recipe: Pasta Carbonara with Spicy Sausage

9

Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Photo by Marcus Nilsson

Doesn't matter who you're voting for: this hot dish is a bipartisan winner.

Get the recipe: Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs



10

Parmesan Ranch Popcorn

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Photo by Sarah Karnasiewicz

Finger food at its finest. Good for building alliances.

Get the recipe: Parmesan ranch dressing.

11

Twizzlers-Popcorn Snack Mix

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Photo by Kana Okada

Salty-sweet perfection (no cooking necessary). This snack reaches across the aisle.

Get the recipe: Twizzlers-Popcorn Snack Mix

12

Chocolate-Banana Sundae

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Photo by  Jonny Valiant

Each person gets an entire sliced banana. We'll budget for this.

Get the recipe: Chocolate-Banana Sundae



13

Coconut Macaroons

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Photo by José Picayo

Six ingredients, and gluten-free? What a scandel.

Get the recipe: Coconut Macaroons

14

Warm Peanut Butter and Chocolate Panini

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Photo by Levi Brown

It's just like a grilled cheese, but with chocolate. Kind of how this election was just like democracy.

Get the recipe: Warm Peanut Butter and Chocolate Panini

15

No-Bake Nutella Truffles

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Photo by Joseph De Leo

These will need to chill an hour in the fridge—or until the results come in—so plan accordingly.

Get the recipe: No-Bake Nutella Truffles