40 healthy crock pot recipes for game day.pngI’m a big fan of using my Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker for easy weeknight meals, but they’re also fantastic for entertaining since the food stays warm and host doesn’t get stuck in the kitchen all night. For the past few years, we’ve been all about using crock pots for my Mom’s “Souper Bowl” party – she makes a bunch of different soups (kept warm in Crock-Pot Slow Cookers), fresh bread, and baked wings. It’s so easy, and everyone loves it.

I have a new Crock-Pot Recipe that I’ll be posting tomorrow, but I also thought it would be fun to do a huge roundup of healthy, real food recipes that are perfect for entertaining.


{Appetizers and Dips}

Apple Whiskey Chicken Meatballs

Almond and Great Northern Bean Fondue 

Cheese Stuffed Apple Chicken Meatballs 

Chicken Fajita Queso Dip 

Crockpot Apple Kielbasa Bites

Crockpot Party Meatballs 

Five Layer Mediterranian Chicken Dip Spinach Artichoke Dip

French Onion Dip

Lentil and Pumpkin Chili

Chili {Meat}

Black Bean Turkey Chili 

Chorizo Chili Baked Potatoes 

Easy Crockpot Chicken Chili 

Green Chicken Chili

Heart Healthy Slow Cooker Chili 

Paleo Texas-Style Chili 

Slow Cooker Aloha Chili 

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili 

Spicy Chunky Vegetable Beef Chili 

Quinoa Chicken Chili 

Chili {Vegetarian}

Black Bean and Lentil Chili 

Crock Pot Buffalo Cauliflower Chili 

Green Tomato Garlic Chili 

Slow Cooker Lentil and Pumpkin Chili 

Three Bean Crockpot Chili 

Vegetarian Chili with Butternut Squash


Asian Pulled Chicken Sliders

Sandwiches {Beef}

Crockpot Beef on Weck Sliders 

Short Rib Sliders with Whiskey-Bacon Barbecue Sauce 

Slow Cooker Philly Cheese Steaks 

Sandwiches {Chicken}

Asian Pulled Chicken Sliders 

Buffalo Chicken Meatball Subs

Honey Bourbon Pulled Chicken 

Ranch Chicken Sliders and Pretzels Rolls 

Sandwiches {Pork}

Apple Barbeque Pulled Pork 

Cranberry Chipotle Pulled Pork Sliders

 Slow Cooker Bourbon Pulled Pork 

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork 

Root Beer Pulled Pork 

Skinny Southwest Chicken Soup

Skinny Southwest Chicken Soup. Photo used with permission.


Clam Chowder 

Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

Crockpot Wheatberry and Turkey Sausage Minestrone 

Shawn’s Split Pea Soup

Skinny Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Soup


Misc. Entrees

Baby Back Ribs 

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken 

Slow Cooker Kalua Pork 

Vegetarian Boston Baked Beans