Oregon: Tater Tot Casserole
A well-placed tater tot casserole will give you life, but I'd also recommend these bacon cheeseburger tater tot bombs. A video accompanies that recipe, and I defy you to watch the cheese ooze out of them and not run to the grocery store.
Pennsylvania: Buffalo Chicken Dip
Ah yes, the trusty buffalo chicken dip. Nothing wrong with it, but if you like that, give buffalo chicken lasagna a try.
Rhode Island: Bean Dip
You can whip up this simple black bean dip recipe in 20 minutes flat.
South Carolina: Pepperoni Dip
I have two words to say to this: goddamn chorizo.
South Dakota: Creamy Chicken Casserole
Any of these casserole recipes would do, but go for the one made with Doritos.
Tennessee: Buffalo Chicken Appetizer
One of the best versions of this you could possibly concoct: blue-cheese stuffed buffalo chicken meatballs.
Texas: Football Cupcakes
Double chocolate's the way to go here, but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention Girl Scout cookie cupcakes as an existential threat to the football cupcake concept.
Utah: Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Casserole
The only ingredients you need for this contest-winning recipe: chicken stuffing mix, broccoli, broccoli cheese soup, cheddar, and chicken.
Vermont: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie
You could make cookies, or you could make oatmeal chocolate cookie shots. Your call.