Tuesday Treat: Game Day!

Football season starts for real this week with the first week of college games followed by the NFL season kickoff next week.

I figured you all might need some help with game day snacks and it’s been awhile since I’ve done a Tuesday Treat giveaway so I’m giving away three of these cool little crockpots!

I love these triple container crockpots because you can easily keep a few different dips or foods warm in the same container. It also comes with a nifty travel container which makes it awesome for tailgating.

What would I put in such a device? I don’t know… maybe some roasted broccoli queso, a port wine fondue, or just a classic homemade bean and cheese dip!

Tuesday Treat Rules

The whole idea behind these giveaways is that they are quick. This contest will close at 8PM PACIFIC time tomorrow (WEDNESDAY) and I’ll pick THREE winners at random.

Unfortunately, I can’t ship overseas so just U.S. or Canada entries please.

How to enter?

Just leave a comment on this post with your favorite game day snack and you’re entered to win!


A little late, but here are the winners for the crockpot giveaway!

#272 Kathleen

#109 Julie

#85 Jenny

285 comments on “Tuesday Treat: Game Day!

  1. What a cool idea! Pimiento cheese is my favorite football food, but I’m also a big fan of queso. So I guess, cheese that you dip things in is the general category of my favorite snacks.

  2. There’s nothing gourmet about it, but I love a classic queso dip with Velveeta and Rotel. It just screams football season to me.

  3. Mmm, all kinds of things that I can dip chips into – guacamole, queso, spinach and artichoke dip, I like the other commenter’s idea of pimento cheese…

  4. Sounds strange, but it doesn’t get any better than portugese kale soup with chorizo when I’m warming up at those cold tailgates.

  5. I love classic tortilla chips & salsa. HOWEVER, I also enjoy team-themed snacks! I’m a Packers girl, and last year, I made green & gold cupcakes for everyone!

  6. My husband and I were in Aruba for our honeymoon, during the superbowl. The resort did a great job for gameday…a large screen on the beach, drink and food specials, it was a great night. But the absolute best thing was their nachos. They were made with Doritos. Genius!

  7. Nothing better than a weekend full of college football (especially Texas Longhorn football!), good beer and even better food. I always have to have good queso, and Shiner to fully enjoy a football weekend!

  8. I love mini pigs in blankets on gameday – so easy to make and practically mess free unless you get a little overzealous with your mustard :)

  9. I like most hot dips, but my favorite is the queso. Than you for giving me the opportunity to win this!!!

  10. My usual game day treat would be wings, which might not be the best thing for a crockpot, but this 3-parter would be perfect for my Cinco de Mayo parties when I need to keep seasoned beef, pork carnitas, and refried beans warm!

  11. Depends on the weather (I’m in the southwest). So if it’s hot, then cold beer, guac & chips. If it’s cold, then coffee/hot chocolate (perhaps with “additives”), hot cheese dip and chili with lots and lots of good bread.

  12. “daddy’s dip” — a wonderful concoction of cream cheese, horseradish, crisp bacon, scallions—eaten on chips or in rare moments of health consciousness sliced cucumber

  13. Nachos!!

    Thanks for a great giveaway. I’ve never seen one of those crockpots, what a neat product!

  14. I’m a big fan of chips & dip, although lately I’ve been on a hummus kick (thanks to you!).

  15. Definitely classic queso with the twist of roasted tomatoes, onions, and bell peppers. Add a little chipoltle chili powder and you’re good to go!

  16. Couscous salad with feta, cherry tomatoes, green onion, garbanzos and, sometimes, cubed chicken. Great cold or at room temp with lots of possibilities for freelancing the ingredients.

  17. Oooo, thanks for the cool giveaway!~ I’m EXCITED about football season! My fav game day snack is probably queso and chips or nachos…..can you please develop a nacho cheese queso? ;) I want to try that classic bean and cheese dip, too.

    Thanks again,

    Love, Joy

  18. Here are three of my favorite “Game-Day” appetizers – that would work perfectly in three little crockpots!

    Kick’n Kielbasa Bites
    3/4 c. chili sauce
    3/4 c. grape jelly
    1/2 t. cinnamon
    1/2 t. nutmeg
    1/2 t. ginger
    4 t. red wine
    2 t. prepared mustard
    1 1/2 t. soy sauce
    1 1/2 lbs. Kielbasa – cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
    Mix together chili sauce, jelly, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, wine, mustard, and soy sauce in saucepan until mixture can be smoothly blended. Add Kielbasa and heat until sausage is hot. Serve with toothpicks.

    Gridiron Crab Dip
    1 c. plain yogurt
    2 (8 oz.) containers soft plain cream cheese
    2 T. chopped onion
    1 t. Old Bay seasoning
    1/2 t. black pepper
    1-2 dashes red pepper
    6 oz. crab meat
    French bread – sliced or crackers
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
    In a bowl combine, yogurt, cream cheese, onions, Old Bay, black and red peppers. Fold in crab meat. Place mixture into 1 qt. souffle or oven to table dish and cook 15-18 minutes or until the top is brown.
    Dip is best when really hot. Dip with freshly sliced French bread.

    Champion Hot Hamburger Dip
    1 lb. hamburger – browned and drained
    1 lb. Velvetta cheese – cut in pieces (melt in microwave)
    1 (8 oz.) can green chile and tomatoes
    2 t. Worcestershire sauce
    1/2 t. chili powder
    Combine all ingredients. Keep warm in small crock pot or electric fondue pot.

  19. We always enjoy homemade nachos!! Of course there is always a dip of some sort and then some veggies! Thank you for a chance to win!!

  20. It’s hard to choose one – I’m crazy for dips! I think Buffalo Chicken Dip has to be my absolute favorite though :) A runner up is a crab dip I made for the first time last year during the season. Yum.

  21. Hanky Pankys are pretty fly.
    Even though the base is Velveeta, they serve them at a nice restaurant in our neighborhood as an appetizer. I made them for a pool party a few weeks ago and they were a hit.
    A Pound of Beef, a pound of pork, a pound of processed cheese, and a loaf of cocktail bread. It doesn’t get more football food than that!

  22. Can’t wait for the NFL to start – our CFL just does not compare!! For my opening season party we are having Buffalo Wings, crockpot full of Chili and to top it off a Taco Dip – just love hot food!! Thanks for this great contest!!

  23. You know it’s game day when my Reuben Dip hits the table! Served with triscuits or little rye breads- it’s perfect!

  24. I love anything that ends in “dip.” Old school rotel dip (with sausage!) is always good, or buffalo chicken dip, or crab dip!

  25. Ah, game day! It was a tradition in our house growing up to have chili cheese dogs and baked beans and watch the Redskins play on Sundays. For the Thanksgiving games we’ll do a spicy sausage dip, wings, and buffalo chicken dip. My uncle’s rivals Dr. Scott Scotterson’s. :)

  26. There is always the standard sharp cheddar queso at my house, roasted cauliflower pancetta soup would be good and also spinach artichoke dip with toasted flatbread.

  27. So excited for football season this year! You can never go wrong with chips, salsa, and queso. Wings are also a favorite of mine!!

  28. My favorite game day snacks to make are Mini French Dips au jus and a simple “queso” dip made with breakfast sausage, cream cheese, and rotel!

  29. Little sausages in barbeque sauce adding grape jelly to the sauce with a little hit of hot spice. YUMMY!! We love all sports in our house!!

  30. Almost any kind of dip. The Spinach Artichoke dip from Publix is pretty fantastic if I don’t want to make something myself.

  31. Par cook chicken wings that I marinade overnight. Put in oven at 250-275 for 45min to an hour. Take out, cool and put in zip lock bag with a little more marinade.

    At the game, put on grill for 10 minutes to char up and you are done.

    Two marinades – teriyaki for those that like sweet; jerk for some spice

  32. Thanks for the give away :). Cheesy dip for Nachos for sure!! Wings and guacamole, yum. :)

  33. Roasted Hatch or poblano peppers stuffed with shredded chicken and jalapeño cream cheese, topped with melted cheese, finished up on the edge of the grill.

  34. My favorite game day Munchies are You’re On Fire orange habanero wings and peach tomatillo salsa! Thanks for all the great recipes :)

  35. Uh, those crocks are AWESOME. My favorite game day snack would have to be potato skins, but I can tear up some crockpot rib tips like nobody’s business!

  36. Artichoke, crab and cheese dip. Some great ideas in the comments. Looking forward to game day!

  37. Chicken wings, teriyaki style: equal parts of soy sauce and brown sugar, mashed fresh ginger root. A splotch of honey or molasses to help it stick. Marinate and baste several times while baking at 350 degrees.

  38. My friend Jenell makes the BEST baked bean dip. Cheese, refried beans, taco seasoning and sourcream – I think. It’s amazing!

  39. We are huge football and food fans. Every week, we pick a key match-up (usually SEC/ACC but we throw in OSU, Oregon, and Texas for interest), and plan the menu around regional foods for the schools. We actually do an entree and sides for a main meal and then serve snacks on the side. I love anything that involves dipping – hummus, cheese dips, dill dip, loaded baked potato dip with waffle fries, BLT dip, etc. I’m loving all the ideas from other comments.

    Thanks for doing the giveaway.

  40. We always have the same things… a cheeseball, meatballs, and cocktail weenies. Occasionally we like to add some fruit in there. You know, to make it “healthy” haha!

  41. This would be perfect for queso, jalapeño popper dip and bean dip! I need one for sure. Queso is my familiy’s favorite game day snack and what a perfect way to keep it warm

  42. Bacon wrapped stuffed jalepeno peppers on the grill…or a warm crab and cheese dip in homemade sourdough bowl…or both.

  43. Chili Cheese Dip (Velveeta, Rotel Tomatos, and 1 lb. Chili) with Fritos. This Mini-Crockpot would be perfect for keeping the dip warm !!!

  44. Rotel dip, Mexican corn dip, sweet “n” sour meatballs, wings! I need these crockpots bad!

  45. Along with chips (tortilla and pita) and dips of all kinds, must have POPCORN to throw at opposing team fans as well as nibbling nervously during huddles!

  46. My game day go to is always nachos. I always have the makings in my fridge and pantry. It’s also a time to experiment with leftover meats, cheeses and veggies.

  47. Spinach/artichoke dip
    BBQ wings w/ bleu cheese dressing
    Nacho w/ cheese and salsa

    This is a great idea for buffet parties too. Hope I get picked.

  48. CHEEZY CRAB DIP! These lil’ crocks would be perfect for keeping plenty of it Hot & on hand…so I can spend less time in the kitchen & more time watching the games w/my friends!

  49. My favorite gameday treat is smoky mini-sausages in BBQ sauce. Delicious finger food. Thank you for the giveaway!

  50. Not to pander – but I’ve made your baked cheese and corn dip a couple of times now and it’s always a huge hit.

  51. I love to make (and eat!) mini sliders…you can be so creative with them. Pulled pork, turkey, grilled tofu, good ol’ beef, buffalo chicken, grilled veggies with a delish aoli, etc…!

  52. Spinach artichoke dip, and the Macheesmo baked bean dip are my favorites! This would be so perfect for a tailgate!

  53. WOW!!! So many wonderful suggestions already here, but queso dip is always a hit and spinach artichoke is good as well!! ROLL TIDE!! Can’t wait for the college season to begin!!

  54. I’m partial to “homemade” pigs-in-a-blanket: cocktail weenies wrapped in pillsbury (or generic, really) crescent rolls.

    Great giveaway, but more importantly, great(est?) time of the year!

  55. guacamole with traditional tortilla chips! I’ve been hearing about this website from my boyfriend bill – thanks for all the amazing recipes!

  56. Ahhhh! So many choices! Probably buffalo chicken dip with celerycemetery. I don’t know why, but my phone is insisting on adding cemetery to celery :) :I

  57. Sausage bread is my favorite game day snack! Italian Sausage, cheese, red peppers and onion all wrapped up in pastry.

  58. Generous and thoughtful idea! My favorite anytime snack is a jalapeno popper dip.

  59. Seven layer dip is probably my all time favorite snack while watching a football game. It’s got it all!

  60. Ok, not typical game day fair, but these would be perfecto for melting different types of chocolate for fruit, cake and marshmallow dipping! And hey, game day can have really good sweets, too, right?!

  61. I love making firehouse chili and wings. The wings are always different flavors..sometimes jerk, sometimes teriyaki, or habanero hot!

  62. Thanks, Nick! We do an autumn outdoor party, and the mini-crocks would be terrific — and take the place of my Rube Goldberg contraptions!

  63. My husband and his brothers love them some 7-Layer Nachos during football season. I really like garlic bread covered in cheese and scallions!

  64. Love my own “Quesa Dippa” which is a version of bean dip. Works great in a small crock pot. Serve with corn chips, veggies or crackers. YUM!

  65. No question about it, my favorite is the nacho chips with buffalo sauce shredded chicken on it. Man oh man.

  66. Wings, with danny cash’s ghost chili wing sauce (he has a store in Denver, you should check it out).

  67. being in philly i love making home made pretzel bites with different dips for games. my girlfriend is the sports fan so football season is the only time of year I get the kitchen to myself. GO EAGLES!

  68. Queso! I make queso in the crock pot using a few kinds of cheese and lots of jalapenos. These look perfect for that.

  69. Texas A&M ready with Manziel fever! To fire it up on game day… I like melted goat cheese with chorizo, artichoke dip with a little spice and Texas caviar. Whoop!

  70. My fave snack is club crackers with Parmesan cheese
    on them wrapped in bacon and slow baked. OMG good!!

  71. I have to stick with the old standby – nachos. Nothing like a good plate loaded with everything. It satisfies all my cravings.

  72. My fav is grilled chicken and muenster cheese quesadillas with lots of Louisiana Hot Sauce and a couple avocados.

  73. Being originally from Chicago, for us it is White Castle Hamburgers with extra pickles. We are able to get them frozen at our grocery stores in Las Vegas. That is our treat. NOTHING beats a White Castle Slider hey! Play ball! :-)

  74. My favorite is Hissy Fit dip served with Tostitos or chips. I love to snack on that!Others that are great for game day are homemade Sloppy Joes, Frito Pie in the crockpot, and Pizza Dip.

  75. Sausage balls and rotel dip…with sweet mint tea to drink. My ‘Bama friend turned me on to the sausage balls and tea!

  76. My favorite is regular salsa and my hubby likes hot sausage with cheese and salsa that needs to stay warm.

  77. I could legit eat the weight of a linebacker in wings. Gotta say, I love any kind of barfood as far as football snacks go!

  78. Fruit Dip made with Philadelphia cream cheese, marshmallow cream and cinnamon/nutmeg
    We dip apples, bananas, pineapple, etc in it and it is SOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOOOD

  79. It sounds wimpy but we love my Blue Cheese and Spiced Walnut Terrine with bunches of fresh fruit and crackers!

  80. My favorite would be homemade Nachos with meat, jalapenos, and real cheese, then freshly chopped onion placed on top of the combo and placed under the broiler until the edges of the chopped onion singes and the cheese melts!

  81. I saw both guacamole and pimiento cheese on the list of comments, but have you ever had them together? Go try it. I’ll wait until your head reassembles post-explosion.

  82. Chips & dip, especially warm, oozy cheese dips, popcorn, cheese & crackers, olives, and anything else that will fit on the coffee table in front of the TV!

  83. Buffalo chicken dip with blue corn tortilla chips!!!! Really anything with blue corn chips is my Dave though :-)

  84. I’m in love with Frank’s Buffalo Chicken dip, would work perfect for these crock-pots. I would then have to add Carol’s recipe for Kielbasa dip, have never heard fo that dip before. I am sure going to try it.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Lisa C

  85. These look great! I’m looking for some new ideas for our tailgates this fall and a few warm dips would be perfect! Will check out the recipes you linked – thanks!!

  86. This would be great for different kinds of queso dips!
    Also for hot toppings for a Sundae Bar or even a
    Baked Potato Bar!

  87. nachos with all the fixings. chilli, cheese, onions, bacon, sour cream, tomatoes, jalapenos, cilantro, tomatillo salsa, and avocado. yum. we do it potluck style. I make chili and cheese sauce and the guests bring their favorite topping to go along with it.

  88. Chili! You can eat it plain, dip chips, put it over rice or spaghetti. Makes it perfect to eat all day long.

  89. To be honest, pretty much anything that can be shoveled into my mouth fast enough. But also, nachos!

  90. Shrimp is always a great choice! I lightly cook some Shrimp, season them, and eat them with some kind of a sauce! Tasty and super Easy!!!!! :-)

  91. All of them! Game days should be full houses with full sideboards and full plates and cups, everyone discovering new and old favorites while having more than enough of everything and fighting the sleepward tug of full bellies to stay up all day and night.

  92. I have simple tastes! I love chicken tenders. I have admired these crockpots before and would love to win!

  93. Popcorn (freshly popped from kernals), salt and pepper pistachios and hot dogs!!!! Along with a good IPA :)

  94. Artichoke and spinach dip, guac, salsa, bean dip, spicy queso dip….pretty much anything i can dip a chip in :)

  95. No-bean chili dip! Easy to make and super fatty and delicious (if you’re into that sort of thing). Used only for game day related special occasions of course! One can of no-bean chili and two (that’s right 2!) 8-ounce packages of cream cheese. Heat and stir together. Ideally it’s served in a crockpot to stay warm throughout the game. Thanks!!

  96. 7 Layer Dip is my arch nemesis come game day. My ability to wolf that stuff down is mind-boggling. NOM NOM NOM!

  97. I agree with LB. I enjoy the completely non-gourmet Velveeta-Rotel dip as long as you can keep it warm. To make it a kid-friendly meal, the second bowl could be keeping hot dogs warm and the third contain chili. That’ll work.

  98. Cheesesteaks (guess where I’m from…). If it’s gotta be a dip, then I’d say sausage dip (crumbled sausage, tomatoes, chilies, cream cheese) with tostitos.

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