Big Crowd for the Big Game? No Problem! Big Meal Ideas plus an Instant Pot Giveaway

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Jan 23, 2019

It's almost time for the Big Game, which means Big Meals for Big Crowds. No problem! We've got tons of delicious (and easy!) recipes to feed everyone who's watching football. Or just the commercials.

Plus, enter to win an 8-quart Instant Pot (valued at $174.99) that is seven appliances in one, so you can easily cook for whoever you want!

Pulled Pork

This may be one of the most flexible crowd-pleasers, since a batch of pulled pork can easily be served in sandwiches, tacos, salads, or over nachos. It's easy to make in the crock-pot or Instant Pot since you can throw in the ingredients in the morning, and it will be ready at game time. It's even a snap to bring it to a friend's house. Try this simple recipe from SheSpeaks member nickyberry4. Or go with a more creative version: Kalua Pulled Pork with Teriyaki Sauce from kkcatgirl.


Though the Saints did not make it to this year's Big Game, you can still bring New Orleans favorite jumbalaya to the party This version, from Life Family & Fun, has sausage, onions and peppers. Feel free to use turkey or even vegetarian sausage if you want. While you can definitely cook this on the stove-top, the complete meal is done in an Instant Pot in less than 30 minutes.


Chili + football is nothing new. But that doesn't mean it has to be boring. In fact, the best thing about chili is how creative you can be, and how flexible it is to make. Check out this Spice Instant Pot Chili recipe from Really, Are you Serious. Or dare to be different with White Chicken Chili from RockStarla, Green Chili made with pork chops from KerstainP92, or kcchief's colorful Sweet Potato Chili if you want a vegetarian version.

Shredded BBQ or Buffalo Chicken

It's wings without the mess. You can make shredded buffalo chicken in the Instant Pot or the Slow Cooker with this recipe from SheSpeaks member mannersandmayhem. Feeling really lazy? Buy rotisserie chicken and add the sauce. Try putting it in a taco, on a sandwich, or even better - a lettuce wrap, thanks to Skinny Taste.

Or if you're looking for a fun buffalo chicken dip, try this one from Life, Family & Fun. It's easy to make in an Instant Pot and then perfect to serve or bring to your next potluck party.

Mac n' Cheese

If you have kids - or even if you don't - homemade mac n' cheese is the perfect winter potluck indulgence. Plus, you can be creative with lots of different add-ins. Our favorite is bacon pieces, but if we're feeling a little more healthy, we like to add in bits of broccoli, cauliflower or tomatoes. Want some kick? Try doubling (or tripling) this 5-star recipe from rockthebard that adds curry powder.

What do you love to serve to a big crowd? Tell us and you can win an Instant Pot!

#SheSpeaksBigCrowd Giveaway

*One lucky contestant will be chosen at random to receive an 8-quart Instant Pot (valued at $174.99) . Giveaway is open through February 10th, 2018 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.

Update: Thanks to all who entered! Congrats to our winner, SheSpeaks member mocha2008.

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by winonarogers | woodstock, GA
Jan 31, 2020

This is a great list of recipes for the Instant Pot. So excited for this year's Big Game~ Thank you for including my recipe in your roundup. 

by sally06301 | Barnesville, PA
Feb 08, 2019

My favorite thing to serve to a big crowd is pasta salad I love eating too.

by grka50 | MT PLEASANT, PA
Feb 08, 2019

I always like making a taco bar with various meats and toppings

by upstatemissy | Mc Donough, NY
Feb 08, 2019

For huge crowds I make a great ziti parm and a huge chefs salad.

by jwantink | Murrieta, CA
Feb 07, 2019


by rathomas77 | Torrance, CA
Feb 07, 2019

I like to serve chili, chicken wings, or nachos to a crowd!

by ykm1961 | Spotsylvania, VA
Feb 07, 2019

I like to do something easy to eat and serve, like chili or stew

by shonvic1981 | GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
Feb 07, 2019

When I have a crowd over I love to serve my homemade Chili w/ beans and honey cornbread with a small tossed salad. Everyone always leaves happy and with a full stomach. Fingers crossed. I'd love to win this giveaway. Thanks for the chance. #SheSpeaksBigCrowd

by klahaneridge | Woodinville, WA
Feb 07, 2019

Several dip options, & chips plus cut up veggies to dip into them!

by Kimber78 | DEMOSSVILLE, KY
Feb 07, 2019

We love making Taco Soup which is really like a chili but we use ground turkey instead of ground beef. It really is a crowd pleaser. Served with shredded cheese and tortilla chips or Fritos. We also have made Jambalaya, that's delicious too.

by mrsconner | DETROIT, MI
Feb 07, 2019


by msmelis8 | Levittown, PA
Feb 07, 2019

my famous homemade chili

by ronikala | DEARBORN HTS, MI
Feb 07, 2019

Great site and interesting food ideas....would LOVE an Instant Pot!!

by illyjns | Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 05, 2019

I serve chili and garlic cheese bread

by catnip1222 | ROCKY FACE, GA
Feb 05, 2019

I like serving Chili, loaded potato soup, or breakfast foods.