For some, throwing an Oscar party is just an excuse to drink, eat yummy treats, and hang out. It's pretty much exactly like the Super Bowl! But for those of you who take the Oscars night very seriously, then you need a seriously easy meal to prepare. These Crock Pot Oscar party recipes will be easy, and hearty, for a serious night of watching ahead.
Now, a ton of these recipes aren’t exactly your snacking and dipping type of meals – although I did add in a few desserts to munch on after. No, no…if you are as serious about the Oscars as you think you are, then you deserve a hearty meal that will make you feel full and will have you getting up from your seat to grab food less and less. These meals are packed with deliciousness that will require only one trip to the food table, and a second trip for dessert during a commercial. This saves you from having to leave the television and miss something important from this iconic evening.
So if you’re a serous Oscars goer and need a serious meal to go with your evening, then here are some heavy Crock Pot meals that require little effort and will serve all of your movie-loving friends.
Cuban Style Pork
Make Cuban sandwiches with this easy Crock Pot pork recipe by Cookies and Cups.
Beer Braised Chicken
For something a bit different to your usual rice bowl, make a huge batch of this beer braised chicken by Half Baked Harvest to share.
Forget ordering Chinese takeout when you can make a huge batch of this Pineapple chicken by Damn Delicious and save lots of money!
Mexican Lime Chicken
Set up a taco bar with your favorite homemade guacamole by using this chili lime chicken recipe by Half Baked Harvest.
Or if you want to skip the mess of a taco bar, make a huge pot of this fiesta chicken by Cookies and Cups.
Spinach Artichoke Dip
You can’t really go wrong with a spinach artichoke dip like this one by Closet Cooking!
Chicken Noodle Soup
Nothing beats a classic Chicken Noodle Soup, like this one by Damn Delicious, on a cold wintery night. Even on Oscars night!
Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup
Looking for a spicier soup? Kick if up a notch with this soup by Half Baked Harvest.
Mac & Cheese
You really can’t go wrong with this huge pot of mac & cheese by Cookies and Cups during an Oscar party. In my opinion, throw on some buffalo chicken and you got yourselves a party!
Roasted Brown Sugar Garlic Pulled Pork
Make a huge pot of pulled pork with this recipe by How Sweet Eats for people to make some sandwiches and enjoy with your favorite beers!
Chili Con Carne Beef Nachos
Nachos is the ultimate snacking food — which makes perfect sense to make this recipe by A Spicy Perspective for an Oscar watching party!
Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Bolognese
If you’re looking for something a little bit healthier, try this spaghetti squash recipe by Half Baked Harvest!
Maple Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix
If you’re just looking for a small snack to much on, try this delicious looking Chex Mix recipe by Averie Cooks.
Chicken Burrito Bowls
It’s like having Chipotle right at home, but Oscars-style! Recipe by The Kitchn.
Looking for a heartier dish to serve with some red wine? This cheesy tortellini by Damn Delicious will do the trick!
Sun Dried Tomato Penne Alla Vodka
Have a bottle of cheap vodka you’re trying to get rid of? Forget drinking it — cook this recipe by Half Baked Harvest with it instead.
Italian Chicken With Tomatoes
Who said having an Italian red sauce dish wasn’t possible with chicken? Mix it up with this easy Crock Pot meal by The Comfort of Cooking.
For a vegan style dinner, try this chickpea curry by A Spicy Perspective.
Coconut Hot Chocolate
Of course…you can’t have dinner without dessert! This decadent hot chocolate recipe by How Sweet Eats will have all of your guests making acceptance speeches.
You don’t need an oven to make brownies, use your Crock Pot instead with this recipe by Something Swanky.
Or, you could serve these gooey caramel blondies by Taste and Tell with a huge dollop of French vanilla ice cream on top. Yum!
Not a fan of caramel or chocolate? Then this berry crisp by What’s Cooking Love is the perfect alternative!