I almost always have something going in a slower cooker when I entertain a crowd. Slow cooker main dishes can be made the day before; often dishes like chili and pulled pork taste better on day two anyway. A slow cooker keeps hot foods hot — and you don't have to worry about chafing dishes and the fuel that’s used with them.

This Super Bowl Sunday, if you’re hosting a party or taking a dish to a party, consider pulling out your slow cooker and making your life a little easier. Here are 10 slow cooker recipes that will please any Super Bowl crowd.

Main dishes

Chili, tacos and sandwiches are popular at Super Bowl parties. All of these can be made the day before and stored in the refrigerator in the crock. They can be reheated in the slow cooker on game day.


You gotta have something to scoop up with all those chips and veggies, right? These hot dips stay hot in a slow cooker.

Side dishes
  • Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese: A simple dump and let it cook recipe (after you’ve cooked the macaroni), which uses only cheddar as the cheese so it’s sure to please kids.

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.