The thing about throwing a Super Bowl party is that any interest in football is totally optional. Everyone knows these parties are mostly about the food (at least that’s what we tell ourselves). As with any party, hosting is much easier if you pick a few recipes that can be made ahead of time. Luckily, there’s no shortage of slow cooker Super Bowl recipes.
Hearty football snacks are great slow cooker candidates in general. The braised meat of pulled pork or beef sliders is best done in the slow cooker. Cheesy dips are easy to throw together in the slow cooker, and it’s a great way to keep ’em warm well into overtime. And there are plenty of less obvious slow cooker Super Bowl recipes that can add variety to your game day spread: homemade Chex mix, saucy meatballs and tasty chili, just to name a few.
Whether you’re hosting a party, heading to a potluck or just in need of something to snack on while you watch the game on your couch, these 17 slow cooker Super Bowl recipes range from snack-y to mealworthy. Even if you couldn’t care less about sports, these snacks will get you through the game.
This story was originally posted on StyleCaster.
A version of this story was originally published January 2019.