15 Tailgate-Ready Slow Cooker Recipes

Football season is here! Be the MVP of your next tailgate party with these crowd-pleasing eats.

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Game-Day Pulled Pork

Pork roast and homemade barbecue sauce come together to make a meal worth cheering for. Cook the roast low and slow to ensure an irresistible tenderness that’ll have everyone coming back for more.

GET THE RECIPE: Slow-Cooker Georgia Pulled Pork

Quarterback Queso

Opposing fans or not, everyone will gather round for this green chile queso packed full of peppers, chiles and tons of cheesy goodness. Serve with fresh tortilla chips and watch the huddle form!

GET THE RECIPE: Green Chile Queso

Saturday Sangria

It's everything you love about summery sangria, with a cold-weather twist. Cinnamon and hibiscus tea add spicy earthiness to this delicious, warm cocktail. Let your slow cooker do all the work while you enjoy your guests.

GET THE RECIPE: Warm Up With This Slow-Cooker Sangria Recipe

Fan-Favorite Meatballs

Step away and let the slow cooker do all the work. These whiskey meatballs can easily be enjoyed on their own or on a hoagie bun for a tasty tailgate sub.

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Slow Cooker Chocolate Candy

Candy in a slow cooker? That's a page out of the playbook that we're willing to try. Peanuts, sweet chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate chips and almond bark make up this delicious, easy-to-make treat. Warning: You're not going to want to share.

GET THE RECIPE: Slow-Cooker Chocolate Candy

Hail Mary Baby Back Ribs

Baby back ribs + a slow cooker = match made in tailgate heaven. Score major points with partygoers by cooking up batch after batch of these fall-off-the-bone barbecue ribs.

GET THE RECIPE: 10 Fall Slow Cooker Recipes for a Crowd

PSLs for the Whole Team

A coffee a day keeps the grumpy away. A vat of this delicious slow-cooker pumpkin spice latte is a great way to kick off any breakfast tailgate party. Top with homemade cinnamon-maple whipped cream, and you'll have everyone cheering for more.

GET THE RECIPE: Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Spice Latte for a Crowd

No-Penalty Buffalo Chicken Dip

Health-conscious fans will cheer for this buffalo chicken dip. Skip the guilt by replacing full-fat cheddar and cream cheeses with their low-fat and just-as-tasty counterparts. Serve with carrots and celery sticks for a totally guilt-free alternative to this tailgate all-star.

GET THE RECIPE: Lightened-Up Buffalo Chicken Dip

First-Down Barbecue Chicken

Chicken drumsticks smothered in creamy barbecue sauce is a sure-fire way to get fans excited for the big game. The best part? No one has to know the slow cooker did all the work.

GET THE RECIPE: Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

Ooey-Gooey, All-Star Brownie Cake

You might have to call a timeout to indulge in this made-from-scratch brownie cake. Pair with vanilla ice cream for a restaurant-quality dessert fit for a crowd.

GET THE RECIPE: Slow-Cooker Gooey Brownie Cake

MVP Mac & Cheese

No trick plays are involved with this MVP macaroni and cheese -- just good ol' classic (and super cheesy) comfort food that's guaranteed to win again and again.

GET THE RECIPE: Slow-Cooker Macaroni & Cheese

Halftime Hot Toddy

Have your guests saying "more, please" with this crowd-pleasing hot toddy recipe. Nothing screams football season quite like a warm drink mixed with a little booze.

GET THE RECIPE: Slow-Cooker Hot Toddy

Spinach Dip FTW

Any true fan knows that no tailgate party is complete without chips and dip. Easy to make and totally snackable, this creamy spinach dip is a party in your mouth.

GET THE RECIPE: Slow-Cooker Spinach Dip

Game-Winning Spiced Nuts

Spiced nuts should definitely be a tailgate menu draft pick this year. Your guests will go nuts for these easy-to-make, grabbable treats.

GET THE RECIPE: Slow-Cooker Spiced Nuts

Slow Cooker Texas Brisket Chili

Warm up partygoers with a bowl of hearty chili. Beef brisket, bacon and peppers add an unexpected spicy flair to this slow-cooker classic.

GET THE RECIPE: Crock Pot Texas Brisket Chili

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