Savory Tailgating Recipes Using a Crockpot

Crockpots may seem intimidating at a first, but they basically cook everything for you so you can sit and relax! From sloppy joes to creamy dips you can whip up so many great recipes that are perfect for tailgate parties and all your summer and fall events. With football season coming up check out these delicious tailgating recipes that are made using just a crockpot! They may take some time, but the tasty results are more then worth the wait.

Pair these recipes with one of our amazing thermos-friendly cocktails for the ultimate tailgating shindig. From margarita jello shots to mint coolers there are so many drink options that can be used for your tailgate party. Ditch the traditional beer and opt for one of these creative cocktail concoctions.


  • Sloppy Joes

    Although sloppy joes are well.. sloppy, you can still create these tasty sandwiches for a tailgate party. Sloppy joes can be intimidating, but by using a crockpot you don’t actually have to do much work after prepping the ingredients. Just sit back and relax while the slow cooker makes these delicious sandwiches right before your eyes!

  • Cream Cheese Artichoke Dip

    You may not think to make a dip with a crockpot, but this cream cheese artichoke dip will change that way of thinking completely. The different cheeses melt together with the artichokes and create a creamy and flavorful dip for your next tailgate.

  • Chili Bean Dip

    This creamy chili bean dip will be a definite crowd pleaser. Use cream cheese as a base to get that delicious and creamy texture. This recipe is so simple because you can use canned chili and canned beans if you are in a pinch for time.

  • Tri-Tip Tacos

    These tri-tip tacos are perfect to make for a tailgate party, but be sure to leave yourself enough time as they take 6 hours to fully cook! Let the meat cook in the crockpot while you are preparing for the rest of your party. All you need are some veggies and spices and you are good to go.

  • Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches

    Serve up this savory dish at your next tailgate party instead of the traditional hamburgers and hotdogs. These BBQ chicken sandwiches are so simple and, of course, made in a crockpot! All you have to do is cook the chicken and add barbeque sauce, either homemade or store bought.

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