caramelized onion buffalo tarts

by Kristina Sloggett

in appetizers,baking,recipes,Vegan

Superbowl is approaching fast, and I have many ideas for game day eats.

If my recent buffalo dip recipes were not enough, I have one more. This one can be made last minute with minimal effort and big payoff. Because everyone loves buffalo sauce, yes? I know we do, and all of our friends do.

I paired my buffalo dip recipe with caramelized onions and pastry dough to make individual tarts, and baked them in my whoopie pie pan.

Guys, these are really dang good. Almost makes up for the Packers not playing this Sunday…


buffalo chikn tarts

dairy free, vegan

1/4 package soy curls, rehydrated
1/2 cup Franks Buffalo Sauce
4 ounces Tofutti cream cheese
2 tablespoons Tofutti sour cream
6 ounces vegan cheddar, grated
3 stalks celery, chopped fine
caramelized onions (recipe follows)
puff pastry dough (or this, also vegan) 

Marinate soy curls in buffalo sauce while prepping cheese and celery. Combine all ingredients, adding more buffalo sauce to taste. Cut pastry dough into 6-8 uniform pieces, arrange in whoopie pie pan, muffin tins or free form your own tart shape. Place a couple tablespoons of buffalo filling in middle of each dough, top with caramelized onions. Pinch dough closed. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes or until dough is light golden and cooked through.

caramelized onions

1 sweet onion, chopped
1 tablespoon butter (Earth Balance soy free)
1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
pinch sea salt
1 teaspoon dried basil 

In saucepan over medium heat, sauté onion in butter, maple syrup and salt. With frequent stirring, the onion should caramelize within 20 minutes. Add basil and remove from heat, set aside to cool.

Delicious! Serve with simple salad greens dressed with more buffalo sauce.

Some other recipe suggestions for Superbowl eats:

seven layer dip with noocho cheese


dill pickle dip


olive & pepper tapenade


artichoke cashew dip


spicy cinnamon three bean chili


spicy chipotle butternut soup


pizza polenta stuffed peppers


jalapeno popper sandwich


salted marcona & chocolate rice crispies


vanilla coffee fudge bars

…because no Superbowl is complete without dessert, right?

Go football!


{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Heather (Where's the Beach) February 2, 2012 at 6:04 am

Ok seriously – that tart looks fantastic. I bet meat-eaters would enjoy that easily. I know that’s definitely right up Jason’s alley. I need to have a party now LOL


2 Cadry February 2, 2012 at 6:17 am

Wow, that looks so good! I’m not into football at all, but I would show up at the Super Bowl party early if these were served!


3 Anna @ On Anna's Plate February 2, 2012 at 6:47 am

These are so cute!! They remind me of Louisiana meat pies :-)


4 dorry February 2, 2012 at 8:19 am

wow, so many delicious recipes in this post. I’m on a flight to NYC right now – we’ll be in a hotel so I won’t be preparing food for the super bowl this year, but you know the recipe that gets me most is the salted marcona and chocolate rice crispies!


5 Lisa B February 2, 2012 at 9:08 am

Wow. Just wow.
I’ll have one of each, please and thank you :-)


6 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 2, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Yes! I want to come to your party!!!


7 Kath (My Funny Little Life) February 2, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I think I’d want for something as simple as possible. Such as veggie sticks with your wonderful salsa. :)


8 Kath (My Funny Little Life) February 2, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Oh, and I hope I didn’t offend you in any way with my comment(s)! Everything was meant well, and written in a very respectful mindset (even if the result turned out to be whimsical).


9 Lauren @ February 2, 2012 at 8:00 pm

So, I don’t do football, but I am so glad you posted this recipe roundup! I’ve got a few things added to my list of things to make, especially that cinnamon chilli, and pizza polenta stuffed peppers! And the chipotle soup…I think I have my grocery list done :)


10 Pure2raw twins February 3, 2012 at 4:31 am

everything looks amazing!!! i want to come to your super bowl party!


11 Sab Sab World February 4, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Oh my god ! I have to cook this tart ! It must be super delicious ! :)


12 spabettie February 6, 2012 at 3:27 pm

they were GOOD! :)


13 Lara February 8, 2012 at 4:19 am

making these for dinner, it is all I can think about all day!! LOL


14 Jana February 11, 2012 at 5:25 am

made these for Superbowl, making them again for the Grammy’s LOL


15 Tom February 14, 2012 at 10:14 pm

where’s dang football season when I need it? how do I get my girlfriend to make these NOW?? lol looks great


16 spabettie February 17, 2012 at 2:19 pm

haaa, sorry about that, Tom! um, ask her to make them this weekend for the Oscars??? or… let’s see… Presidents Day!


17 Cara March 20, 2012 at 2:55 pm

yay, we love these! I’ve made them several times now, thanks spabettie!


18 Rod March 26, 2012 at 11:47 am

who DOESNT like buffalo anything!?? LOL. these look great


19 spabettie March 26, 2012 at 4:20 pm

not me! wait, I do! ;)


20 trevavs April 10, 2013 at 7:09 am

Is there a good homemade version of Buffalo Sauce…or have I just missed a post?


21 Kristina Sloggett April 14, 2013 at 10:10 pm

I have not tried to make a homemade version – I should! I use store bought.


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