12 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes for the Big Game

These slow cooker recipes will score touchdowns on game day!

<p>Simply Recipes / Nick Evans</p>

Simply Recipes / Nick Evans

Game day means grazing, and grazing in the wintertime is especially fun when you're digging into something hot and oozy or bold and hearty. Or both!

These 12 slow cooker recipes are all total touchdowns, a dirty dozen that runs from apps to mains. Not only are they Super Bowl-ready, but they're perfect to take along to any casual gathering. Clear out space for an outlet and plug into some good eating that just might become the main event.

Slow Cooker Honey Buffalo Wings

Irvin Lin
Irvin Lin

Sweet and sticky hot wings in the slow cooker? What a game changer.

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Crockpot Beef and Bean Chili

Nick Evans
Nick Evans

This easy beef and bean chili is great topped with crispy tortilla chips and guac—both thing you likely have on hand when you're watching football, right?

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Queso Dip

Marta Rivera
Marta Rivera

To make this stovetop dip in the slow cooker, transfer the seasoned milk mixture to your slow cooker set to high. Whisk in the cheese. Once the cheese is melted, add the can of RO*TEL and reduce the heat to warm. You can hold it warm for up to four hours.

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Slow Cooker Cider Pulled Pork

Summer Miller
Summer Miller

This slightly sweet and tangy recipe is the pride and joy of our former recipe editor, Summer Miller. If she didn't make it for her gatherings, there would be an uprising!

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Crockpot Bratwurst and Beer Cheese Dip

Marta Rivera
Marta Rivera

The combination of melty cheese and browned crumbles of bratwurst is irresistible. You just might need to serve it with spoons instead of chips!

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Slow Cooker Mexican Pulled Pork

Elise Bauer
Elise Bauer

This easy recipe is a simplification of carnitas, but the flavors end up complex. Use it to stuff tacos, buns, or top loaded nachos.

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Cheesy Crockpot Sausage Balls

Nick Evans
Nick Evans

How do you make saucy sausage balls even better? Stuff them with cheese.

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Slow Cooker Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Alison Bickel
Alison Bickel

These Italian-style meatballs are equally at home as appetizers, on a hoagie roll, or topping pasta. If you don't have time to make meatballs from scratch, you can use frozen ones.

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Shredded Chicken Chili in the Slow Cooker

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Dump your ingredients in, then hours later shred the chicken right in the slow cooker using two forks. Add frozen corn and canned beans in the last half hour of cooking.

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Slow Cooker Feta and Spinach Dip

Nick Evans
Nick Evans

Shake up the typical game day fare with this creamy dip. Serve with pita chips or veggie sticks.

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Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken for Tacos

<p>Simply Recipes / Elise Bauer</p>

Simply Recipes / Elise Bauer

Make a batch of this for loading up nachos or tacos. Freeze the leftovers for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

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Beef Brisket in the Slow Cooker

<p>Simply Recipes / Mihaela Kozaric Sebrek</p>

Simply Recipes / Mihaela Kozaric Sebrek

This longtime reader favorite easy beef baked brisket has a slow cooker option. Skip the added water—the brisket will release plenty of its liquid—and use just the soy sauce and barbecue sauce. Add the brisket to the slow cooker and pour the soy-BBQ mix on top. Cover and cook for up to eight hours on low. We don't recommend cooking brisket on high in the slow cooker.

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