13 Slow Cooker Gameday Go-Tos

Football is back and we couldn’t be happier. Whether you are gathering around the TV to watch your favorite college or NFL team (or both), no gameday is complete without the right grub. The slow cooker is our best friend on game days. You set it and forget it, then get busy preparing other snacks, decking the house out in your team’s colors, and maybe sending a few trash-talk texts – all while the food cooks. These 13 recipes are our go-to slow cooker recipes for gameday. From sandwiches, to dips, to chili, these recipes are sure to keep the fans in your house happy – (and Go Hokies!  Sorry, have to plug my alma mater every now and then).

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Slow Cooker Philly Cheesesteak 

Slow Cooker Philly Cheesesteak

Corn Dip from Spicy Southern Kitchen 

Slow Cooker Corn Dip from Spicy Southern Kitchen

Football Party Mix

Slow Cooker Party Mix

Slow Cooker 3-Ingredient BBQ Chili Chicken

Slow Cooker 3-Ingredient Barbecue Chicken

Slow Cooker Salsa Con Queso 

Slow Cooker Salsa con Queso - the perfect football appetizer! - from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Slow Cooked Buffalo Cheesy Sausage Balls from Whitney Bond 

Slow Cooker Buffalo Cheesy Sausage Balls

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders with Blue Cheese Slaw

Perfect World Cup party food! Buffalo Chicken Sliders with Blue Cheese Coleslaw - Yum! everydaygoodthinking.com @hamiltonbeach

Pepperoni Pizza Dip from The Cookie Rookie

Slow Cooker Pepperoni Pizza Dip from the Cookie Rookie

Slow Cooker Chili con Carne 

Slow Cooker Chili con Carne

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs 

Slow Cooker Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Honey BBQ Slow Cooker Chicken Taquitos from Kristine’s Kitchen

Honey BBQ Slow Cooker Chicken Taquitos from Kristine's Kitchen

 Slow Cooker Rotisserie-Style Beer Can Chicken 

Slow Cooker Beer Can Rotisserie Style Chicken

 Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars from The Stay at Home Chef 

Slow Cooker Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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138 Comments

  1. Homemade Blanco dip with chips.

  2. Chili, of course

  3. Geraldine Karanas

    The mozzarella stuffed meatballs

  4. Jerrilynn Atherton

    Our family’s favorite game day recipe is slow cooker spicy queso!

  5. Nadia Martin

    My favorite are tacos ! :D So yummy !

  6. My favorite is spicy hot chili and beans

  7. Lauralee Hensley

    Around here the favorite is Slow Cooker Chili con Carne .

  8. My favorite gameday recipe is Italian beef with pepperoncini peppers, which I serve on subs with plenty of cheese!

  9. Nachos, no one complains when there’s a plate of nachos around.

  10. Cheryl Malaguti

    I’m looking forward to trying the mozzarella stuffed meatballs

  11. Philly Cheesesteaks, except made with chicken!

  12. Laurie Nykaza

    Steak chili everyone loves it so good!

  13. Cynthia L Sexton

    Chili!

  14. I like chili on game days.

  15. Jennifer H.

    I gotta go with Chili!

  16. My favorite is Crock-Pot BBQ Pulled Pork! Love to use it for Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Nachos!

  17. My favorite slow cooker game day food is BBQ pork sandwiches!

  18. Debbie Penney

    I like velveta cheese and hamburger with cut up tomatoes and green peppers

  19. Jennifer S.

    Absolutely chili, hands down. Easy to serve and everybody can add whatever toppings they like.

  20. I make an easy recipe for skirt steak with onions. It’s great to make fajitas, tacos, natchos.

  21. Frito chili pie – everyone can fix their own just the way they like it.

  22. Anything with chicken

  23. Slow Cooker French Dip

  24. Turkey chili

  25. I make turkey chili.

  26. I love Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork!

  27. Gloria Boatman

    Chilis and stews are my favorite slow cooker meals, however I make so many more- pulled pork, chicken soup, and desserts

  28. My favorite is the Slow Cooker Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs. Can’t wait to make them! I have several Hamilton Beach appliances, trust them, and enjoy their durability. Thank you.

  29. natasha lamoreux

    I am a huge fan of any kind of cheese dip.

  30. Annmarie W.

    I love making buffalo chicken dip in the crockpot for game day!

  31. Kari Coffey

    My favorite slow cooker recipe is Philly Cheesesteaks, yum!

  32. Chili and nachos are a favorite. the Honey BBQ Slow Cooked Chicken Taquitos look great.

  33. chili is a favorite go to reciepe

  34. libby rouse

    White chicken chilli is a favorite at our house!

  35. Mary Ann Hart

    I love to make chili!!!–no beans!!-Texas style!

  36. Chili

  37. The Honey BBQ chicken taquitos look so savory! I bet they melt in your mouth! Want to try em in the near future! :D

  38. Mary Hunter

    No thanks to you because I cannot find where to enter for the Cooker giveaway. Not a happy camper!

  39. April Lopez

    I don’t have a go-to recipe. I usually go to my sons house and eat whatever they have!

  40. love pulled pork on game day

  41. The mozzarella stuffed meatballs look delish! I will give them a try.

  42. Slow Cooker Philly Cheesesteak is my favorite.

  43. chocolate chip cookie bars

  44. Christina Cannon

    Pulled pork sliders

  45. Beef stew is great in a slow cooker .

  46. Michaelyn Pappert

    Chili is always a great dish for football!!!

  47. Rhonda Sawtelle

    Football Party Mix! Yum!

  48. Mary Beth Elderton

    I like to make the old chili sauce and grape meatball recipe—everyone loves it. I just saw the #MississippiChicken recipe, though, and that looks fab for game day.

  49. Nina Fleming

    The honey BBQ taquitos look great

  50. My favorite slow cooker gameday recipe is ‘Corn Dip from Spicy Southern Kitchen’

  51. Meagan Harris

    My favorite slow cooker game day recipe is cheese dip with breakfast sausage, chorizo, and pintos. So good!

  52. My favorite recipe is Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders with Blue Cheese Slaw
    Thank You

  53. Renee Bartolomeo

    What’s your favorite slow cooker game day recipe?

    My favorite slow cooker game day recipe is what we refer to as “Rich Dip”
    My husband’s friend shared the recipe with us many years ago & it’s always an easy, favorite, go-to recipe for any family/friends gathering.

    • Ranae Spiers

      Is it possible to get the recipe from you? I’d love to give it a try, as family and friends are seldom wrong when it comes to food.

  54. Debbie Warila

    I love the Slow Cooker Philly Cheesesteak, followed by the Slow Cooker Salsa Con Queso

  55. patricia caradonna

    Pulled pork and baked beans

  56. Joel. Timmons

    Cajun. Gumbo

  57. Pork/Beef Ribs

  58. I love to make sloppy joes in the crock pot.

  59. Elizabeth De Franco

    I just made a hearty stew for dinner tonight & game night will be chili, both made in a slow cooker, but I call it my crock pot :)

  60. Glenn Wicks

    Best way to cook an awesome fall season hearty stew is in a Hamilton Beach slow cooker.

  61. I like Slow-Cooker Wings.

  62. Vegetarian chili is my favorite!

  63. Darla Peduzzi

    Pulled beef would probably be my favorite.

  64. Lisa Shepherd

    Italian beef sandwiches!

  65. Licia Miles

    The mozzarella stuffed meatballs, yummy!

  66. Gotta go with the mozzarella meatballs with the corn dip a close second.

  67. I love the Honey BBQ Slow Cooker Chicken Taquitos from Kristine’s Kitchen because they are a great finger food plus I love taquitos. Yum!

  68. Love the mozzarella stuffed meatballs.

  69. I make Hot & Spicy Beef in the slow cooker. I use a chuck roast, smoky chipotle peppers and beef bouillon. The results are amazing!

  70. Nothing beats Chili con Carne for a gameday meal. It can stay warm until the troops are ready to chow down.

  71. We love to do a slow cooker roast & then use that to make beef sliders – they are amazing!

  72. Cheryl Cromeenes

    drunking meatballs is my favorite game day recipe

  73. I love pulled chicken! There’s also an awesome buffalo dip my friend makes that I love and adore! :]

  74. Brenda Haines

    Pulled pork (shoulder or butt) with a cranberry orange sauce.

  75. shelly peterson

    Lil smokies with grape jelly and sweet chili sauce.

  76. Kenneth Shijo

    Game days call for a big pot of chili!

  77. Michele Pineda

    From the yummy recipes above (most of which I plan on trying!) I think the chili con carne looks great for the upcoming Football season-comfort food is always great to have on the colder days and nights and we love chili.

  78. Addrienne m

    I really like the wing recipes for slow cookers. Mine is a bit small to cook all that. An 8 quart would give me plenty of room to cook way more items.

  79. Barbara Miller

    chili please

  80. my favorite game day recipe is a big pot of chile with all the toppings on the side.

  81. Lori Williams

    Love some good chili!!

  82. John Williams Sr

    Mac n cheese with pulled pork on top!! Yummy!! Need 2 slow cookers for this one but so good!

  83. Susan Jordan

    My Favorite Gameday Slow Cooker Recipe would be a toss up between Sweet-n-Sour Meatballs and Pulled Pork Butt- for Sliders! Yumm! Today’s Gameday Too!

  84. Meatballs and hot dogs

  85. Tammy catterton

    I would have to say pulled BQ pork here

  86. My favorite game day recipe is slow cooker mac and cheese.

  87. Pulled Pork !

  88. Meghan Finley

    BBQ pulled pork

  89. Jana Gramaglia

    White Chicken Chili!!

  90. My favorite game day recipe is slow cooker queso

  91. Would love to win this

  92. We love pulled pork in the slow cooker for game day.

  93. Sheri Anderson

    We love a good beef pot roast with yummy veggies on game day, thanks!

  94. My favorite is my chilli and cheese dip!

  95. Faith Krawczuk

    Pulled pork for pulled pork sandwiches!

  96. Chili!

  97. Dip beef and pepperoncini is great, but brats with beer and onions is a classic. Then again there’s chilli…

  98. I really want to try the corn dip you featured. Looks amazing with the tortilla chips! We love doing chicken wings for game day in the slow cooker.

  99. Debbie Bashford

    we love Honey Garlic Ribs on game day

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