15 slow cooker recipes easy, cheesy and tasty enough to win Super Bowl Sunday

The players on the field may be quick, but there's no reason you have to rush your Super Bowl cooking. 

Make it a lazy Sunday with slow cooker recipes that pretty much cook themselves and stay hot for whenever your pregame company rolls in. Just be sure to have a second slow cooker on plugged in for halftime — you'll want a second round of recipes when the third quarter munchies hit. 


Slow cooker sticky chicken wings

Slow cooker sticky chicken wingsSource: Damn Delicious

The Super Bowl is all about chicken wings, but you don't need to fry them for to make flavorful finger food. This no-fuss slow cooker recipe will make your wings sweet and sticky and, yes, finger-licking good. Get the recipe here

Crock-Pot chicken wings

Crock-Pot chicken wingsSource: food52

If you're not into the sweet wings, these creole and barbecue flavored wings bring on the spice. Get the recipe here

Balls & Apps 

Slow cooker buffalo chicken meatballs

Slow cooker buffalo chicken meatballsSource: Damn Delicious

These ground chicken balls, a slow cooker alternative to boneless wings, get in all the buffalo and blue cheese flavor you're craving, without the chicken wing mess. Get the recipe here

Healthy Crock-Pot mini turkey quinoa meatballs

Healthy Crock-Pot meatballsSource: How Sweet It Is

Game day food doesn't have to be totally bad for you. These Italian-style meatballs make a great appetizer and even sneak in a little quinoa for your meaty feast. Get the recipe here

Slow cooker little smokies

Slow cooker little smokiesSource: FoodieCrush

These tiny hot dogs cooked in a flawless combination of beer, barbecue sauce and brown sugar add some sweet meatiness to any Super Bowl celebration. Get the recipe here


Slow cooker bacon beer cheese dip

Bacon beer cheese dipSource: FoodieCrush

Have you ever heard of anything more football-appropriate than bacon beer cheese dip? No, you haven't. It takes a few hours to melt in the slow cooker, but will be gone minutes after you unveil this gooey, smoky creation. Get the recipe here

Slow cooker pulled pork and chorizo sausage dip

Slow cooker pulled pork and chorizo sausage dipSource: food52

A few simple grocery store ingredients mixed in a slow cooker make this melty restaurant-style dip. Get the recipe here


Queso Crock-Pot chicken chili with roasted corn and jalapeño

Queso Crock-Pot chicken chili with roasted corn and jalapeñoSource: Pinch of Yum

Not only is chili a crowd pleaser, this cheesy, charred corn chili will secure your win as a Super Bowl host. Get the recipe here.

Game day beer chili

Game day beer chiliSource: How Sweet It Is

If your crew craves a heartier chili, go for this beef and beer rendition to be topped with cheese and chips. Get the recipe here

Crock-Pot turkey chili

Crock-Pot turkey chiliSource: House of Yumm

If you want to lighten up your Sunday chili a bit, use ground turkey! Consider the leaner meat a compromise for all the cheese you'll want to grate on top. Get the recipe here


Slow cooker chicken tacos

Slow cooker chicken tacosSource: Buns In My Oven

Slow-cooked chicken is juicy, tender and ready to be stuffed into a crispy shell with plenty of cheese and hot sauce. Get the recipe here

Instant Pot pork carnitas

Pork carnitasSource: SkinnyTaste

Make tacos, nachos, burritos and more with these easy-to-make tender carnitas. Get the recipe here


Slow cooker baked beans with ham

Slow cooker baked beans with hamSource: Buns in My Oven

Serve these hearty slow-cooked baked beans over sweet potatoes for a fun and satisfying mid-game snack. Get the recipe here

Slow cooker grape jelly ribs

Slow cooker grape jelly ribsSource: The Gunny Sack

If there's one day of the year that's designated to eat sweet meats, Super Bowl Sunday is it. Get the recipe here

Decadent slow cooker hot chocolate

Decadent slow cooker hot chocolateSource: Sally's Baking Addiction

When the beers run out, or you just need to switch up your beverage for something sweeter, have this creamy hot chocolate stewing in the slow cooker. Whiskey on the side is welcome. Get the recipe here