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Slow Cooker Party Recipes

Holiday and Party Snacks From Your Slow Cooker


If you rarely use your crockpot or slow cooker for meals, you probably take it out of hiding for the holidays. When it comes to entertaining, the crockpot is an essential helper. Use it to cook or finish cooking some snacks and appetizers, or use it as a chafing dish, to keep hot appetizers at an even heat for serving.

Make sure you plan your time; if you keep a dip or other appetizer warm in a covered slow cooker for more than 4 or 5 hours, it will begin to become somewhat watery or soggy. If it will be several hours before the party starts, keep freshly cooked appetizers refrigerated in the crockpot or other container, then begin to warm them 2 to 3 hours before serving time. Keep on LOW temperature setting when serving.

Below, you'll find several of my favorite recipes, along with some recipes from our forum and mailing list and links to help you compare prices on slow cookers, carriers, and cookbooks.
Have a happy holiday!

Cranberry Cocktail Meatballs
Tangy Cocktail Franks
Glazed Sausage Bites
Appetizer Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Spicy Salsa Cheese Dip
Hot and Spicy Chile Cheese Dip
Chili Dip Recipe
Hearty Party Beans
Lora's Barbecued Meatballs
Will's Some Like It Hot Slow Cooker Dip
Myron's Chili Con Queso Dip
Joyce's Chili Cheese Dip
Betty's Meatballs
Easy Cheese and Artichoke Dip
Chicken Wings in Barbecue Sauce
Swiss Cheese Fondue
Grape Jelly Meatballs
Melanie's Chili Cheese Dip
Will's Slow Cooker Sugared Pecans
Glazed Cocktail Sausages
Hamburger Dip
Spicy Marmalade Meatballs
Broccoli Cheese Dip
Marla's Hot Dog Roll-Ups
Slow Cooker Hamburger-Sausage Dip
Michelle's Instant Appetizer Meatballs
Betty's Spinach Cheese Dip
Crockpot Party Mix
Reuben Dip
Spicy Refried Bean Dip
Will's Slow Cooker Party Mix
Spicy Franks
Sweet and Sour Franks
Lynn's Pizza Dip
Franks In Spicy Sauce
Carol's Spiced Cider
Slow Cooker Mulled Cider
Mulled Wine
Spiced Apricot Punch
Apple Brandy Brew

Compare Prices
Slow Cooker Cookbooks
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Rival 3.5-qt
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Kitchenaid, 7-qt

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