Save time and space in your oven this holiday season by pulling out your slow cooker to make all your holiday appetizers! Any of these crockpot appetizers will be the perfect addition to your holiday meal.
Crockpot Appetizers To Celebrate The Holidays
This holiday season, don’t bother crowding the oven to fit all of your warm and toasty holiday appetizers. Make your crockpot the star of the show! The crockpot is great for creating slow-cooked meats, dips, and so much more.
Any of these crockpot appetizers are sure to be a hit with your guests, and best of all, they’re super easy. Less time cooking means more time to spend with your friends and family—and that’s what the holidays are all about!
1. Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe
If your holiday spread doesn’t include buffalo chicken dip, you might want to think twice about your menu. This dip is a true favorite every time it hits the plate. (It’s also a reader favorite here on All Things Mamma!)
2. Chili Cheese Dip
Bring the bold flavors to your holiday appetizers with this chili cheese dip. The crockpot lets the flavors in the chili develop slowly to create an out-of-this-world bite.
3. Rotel Dip
When you need a last-minute addition to your holiday appetizer menu, go with this Rotel cheese dip. You’ll only needs 3 ingredients and since it’s made in the crockpot, it’s practically effortless.
4. Crockpot Spinach Artichoke Dip
You better hurry to get some of this crockpot spinach artichoke dip on your plate when it hits the table. The creamy, rich dip will be a favorite among your guests and will be guaranteed to go fast!
5. Crockpot Chicken Wings
Forget making a mess in the kitchen during the holiday season, and see how you can use your crockpot to make wings instead. The crockpot appetizer still gives the wings that perfectly cooked texture. They are crispy out on the outside and fall-off-the-wing tender on the inside.
6. Crockpot Boiled Peanuts
Boiled peanuts may not be what comes to mind when thinking of holiday appetizers, but they will surely be a hit with your guests. The slow cooker does all the work and the peanuts turn out irresistible!
7. Pizza Dip
Pizza may not be on the menu for the main course this holiday season, but that doesn’t mean you can’t serve it up as an appetizer in the form of this cheesy pizza dip. The slow cooker keeps the dip nice and warm, so the cheese stays super melty, just like your favorite slice.
8. Barbecue Pineapple Meatballs
For when you want to add a bit of sweetness to your holiday menu, go with these barbecue pineapple meatballs. The mini meatballs slow cook in a sweet pineapple barbecue sauce to create amazing flavor over time. Your tastebuds will be impressed with the first bite of this crockpot appetizer.
9. Slow Cooker Cheese Chicken Ranch Sandwich
Transform this easy weeknight meal into your favorite holiday appetizer in one simple step. Instead of using traditional sandwich bread, switch it out for slider buns. The cheesy chicken will taste just as good when it is bite-sized!
10. Spicy Sausage and Cheese Crockpot Dip
Give your tastebuds a true explosion of flavor with this spicy sausage and cheese crockpot dip. The dip is made with two types of cheese, black beans, corn, tomatoes, and green chilies. This irresistible combo of Tex-Mex ingredients slow cooks in the crockpot to create one amazing app.
11. Cranberry Meatballs
Give the cranberries the spotlight they deserve this holiday season and add these cranberry meatballs to your menu. Set the meatballs up in the slow cooker and let the cranberries go to work.
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12. Slow Cooker Chex Mix
Forget about the Chex Mix you know and love. This slow cooker Chex Mix takes the classic snack to the next level by cooking it in the slow cooker. This will be one holiday recipe that you will want to make all season long.
13. Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip
If you love buffalo chicken dip, but don’t love the heaviness it brings to your plate, switch it up and make this healthy version instead. This recipe keeps the same flavors of your favorite dip but lightens up the recipe, so you won’t feel guilty about going back for seconds and thirds of this crockpot appetizer.
14. Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese
Mac and cheese as an appetizer?! Why not! Serve it up in mini cups and the kids at your holiday party will be delighted.
15. Slow Cooker Kielbasa Bites
These mini kielbasa bites are simple to make in your slow cooker. Do yourself a favor and double the recipe, as everyone will be going back for more!
16. Queso Blanco
If you’ve never made Queso Blanco in the slow cooker, get ready to fall in love. The slow cooker makes the process so simple and keeps everything at the perfect temperature when you’re ready to serve.
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17. Crockpot BBQ Chicken
Get the party started off right with a bite of buffalo chicken from the slow cooker. Swap out regular-sized burger buns for sliders to transform the dish into the ultimate holiday crockpot appetizer that couldn’t be easier to make.
18. Reuben Dip
If you love eating Reubens, get ready to fall in love with this dip. It has all of the elements of the classic sandwich wrapped up into one bite.
20. Cocktail Meatballs
Would it really be a holiday party if there weren’t mini cocktail meatballs being served? Check off the holiday requirements with these mini meatballs. The secret ingredient of grape jelly gives them that irresistible sweet-and-savory flavor.
21. Slow Cooker Firecracker Chicken Meatballs
With firecracker in the ingredient title, you know these meatballs are going to be good. These meatballs combine sweet and spicy flavors to be a true firecracker on your tongue. After one bite, they’ll land a permanent spot on your holiday menu.
22. Jalapeño Popper Dip
This jalapeño popper dip will spice up your holiday menu in the best way possible. The dip is creamy, cheesy, and spicy, which means it’s impossible to stop eating it. Good look trying to eat just one bite!