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    The 25 BEST Crockpot Appetizers

    If you have a party or get together coming up, you’re going to need some great starters. All of these Crockpot Appetizers fit the bill perfectly!

    We just love using our slow cooker, it’s so easy and convenient. Just dump everything in and let the crock do it’s magic.

    This list includes a huge variety of recipes, from dips to wings, meatballs to nachos, and so much more.

    Cook your way through all of these easy crockpot appetizers, and watch them become the hit of the party!

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    Crockpot Appetizers:

    1. Crack Chicken 

    Crockpots are known for their easy cooking, and our Crack Chicken is super easy and tastes just out of this world delicious.

    This creamy, cheesy goodness only needs 5 ingredients, the rest of the magic is done by your crockpot. Just sit back, relax and wait for this popular dish.

    Get the Recipe

    2. Slow Cooker Honey Buffalo Wings

    These Slow Cooker Honey Buffalo Wings are perfect for entertainment or game days, and your guests will love them.

    You should keep this hassle-free recipe in your back pocket for an easy party appetizer.

    Get the Recipe @ thechunkychef

    3. Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Meatballs

    You all will completely fall in love with this Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Meatballs recipe.

    These homemade meatballs simmer in a flavorful sauce of grape jelly and chili sauce. It makes the best appetizer for your future events.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    4. Crockpot BBQ Chicken Sliders

    Serve these Crockpot BBQ Chicken Sliders, and impress everyone at your party or any occasion.

    This straightforward recipe is packed with delicious flavors. Just assemble everything in a Hawaiian roll, along with fresh coleslaw for extra flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ thecookinchicks

    5. CrockPot Corn and Jalapeño Dip

    Do you know you can make the best dip in your crockpot? Yes, you certainly can, and this Crockpot Corn and Jalapeno Dip is a delicious example.

    Just throw all of the ingredients in the crockpot and wait for all the creamy, cheesy, and stunning dip. Try it, you will love it.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    6. Slow Cooker Chex Mix 

    The ultimate snacking recipe for you to try in a Slow Cooker is this Chex Mix. You’ll keep munching till it vanishes from your bowl.

    This additive snack is made with Chex cereal, pretzels, cheerios, peanuts, and a flavorful butter sauce. Mix everything together and let the slow cooker do all the work.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    7. Crock Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip

    Yet another Crockpot dip for your to try is this Spinach Artichoke Dip. It will be a super hit appetizer on your game days or get-togethers.

    It’s an absolutely mouth-watering dip that is great to have with crackers, chips, or veggie sticks. One of our favorite crockpot appetizers.

    Get the Recipe @ asouthernsoul

    8. Crockpot Smokies

    Crockpot Smokies make your little sausages seriously delicious.

    This fantastically easy recipe is made by simply putting sausages and sweet and savory barbeque sauce in a crockpot, then letting it cook.

    You will crave these awesome smokies from time to time.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    9. Cheesy Crockpot Sausage Rotel Dip

    Everyone needs delicious party food, and to help you out with this, we present you this Cheesy Crockpot Sausage Rotel Dip.

    Serve this creamy, cheesy, and outstanding dip at your get togethers, and watch it disappear!

    Get the Recipe @ thechunkychef

    10. Crockpot Pulled Pork Nachos 

    Celebrate your game day with these marvelous Crockpot Pulled Pork Nachos.

    The cheesy, heavenly goodness is just too good to be true. So, what are you waiting for? Try this crockpot version of nachos soon.

    Get the Recipe @ lemonsandzest

    11. Slow Cooker Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes

    Slow Cooker Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes are full of flavors and deliciously addictive.

    This easy slow-cooker dish is an absolutely amazing appetizer that only needs a few ingredients. We bet your potatoes have never tasted so divine.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    12. Slow Cooker Taco Dip

    This Slow Cooker Taco Dip is an insanely delicious dip that will become your new family favorite.

    It has all your beloved taco flavors along with spicy queso, flavorful ground beef, and lots of cheese. It’s one of our favorite crockpot appetizers.

    Get the Recipe @ ohsweetbasil

    13. Crockpot Artichokes

    This is the best Crockpot Artichokes recipe. The delicious veggie is super flavorful and cooks perfectly in the crockpot.

    Give these awesome artichokes a definite try, you will make them again and again.

    Get the Recipe @ familyfreshmeals

    14. Crock Pot Sweet Chili BBQ Kielbasa

    This Crock Pot Sweet Chili BBQ Kielbasa is one of the easiest and tastiest crockpot appetizers you will ever make.

    The smoky, sweet flavors of BBQ sauce and Thai Sweet chili sauce pair so well with the kielbasa. It’s a great recipe to keep handy for any last minutes celebrations.

    Get the Recipe @ iowagirleats

    15. Slow Cooker 7-Layer Bean Dip

    This Slow Cooker 7 Layer Bean Dip makes an easy appetizer that is sure to wow your crowd.

    Serve with some tortilla chips or fresh veggie sticks for an ultimate game-day appetizer.

    Get the Recipe @ themagicalslowcooker

    16. Slow Cooker Chicken Taquitos 

    Try this Slow Cooker Chicken Taquitos, they will be a winning dish with your family.

    The chicken is cooked in the slow cooker with spicy and creamy flavors, and then rolled up in tortillas with other flavorful Mexican fixings. Too yummy.

    Get the Recipe @ realhousemoms

    17. Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef Nachos

    Make this Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef Nachos for your next get-together, and see it become a show-stopper appetizer of the night.

    You will love this flavorful tray, which is filled with toasted chips, flavorful barbacoa beef, cheese, and Mexican toppings.

    Get the Recipe @ dailyappetite

    18. Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    Craving some Asian flavors? Then try this healthy and low-carb Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Lettuce Wrap recipe.

    This version of slow-cooked chicken is exceptionally delicious. Try this easy and no-fail recipe soon.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    19. Slow Cooker Sticky Wings

    All chicken wings lovers, try this effortless Slow Cooker Sticky Wings, we are sure you’ll love them.

    The mouth-watering flavors of delicious sauce and fall-apart tender chicken wings are completely sensational. Win-Win for everyone.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    20. Pulled Pork Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls

    Here’s another wonderful recipe for sliders that will be best for your outdoor events or potlucks.

    Pulled Pork Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls feature super tender and perfectly flavored pulled chicken and fresh creamy coleslaw inside Hawaiian rolls.

    Everyone will enjoy these tasty mini sandwiches for sure.

    Get the Recipe @ staysnatched

    21.  Slow Cooker Queso Fundido

    Guys, give a break to your classic taco nights and make this Slow Cooker Queso Fundido.

    This super addictive Mexican cheese dip is loaded with chorizo, salsa, and cheese. Enjoy the gooey deliciousness in each and every bite. Super duper hit dip recipe for you.

    Get the Recipe @ thequickerkitchen

    22. Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip

    One bite of this Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip and you’ll be hooked!

    This splendid dip is so creamy and flavorful. Just make sure you have enough chips for scooping!

    Get the Recipe @ therealfooddietitians

    23. Crockpot Grape Jelly Meatballs

    Ok, now these Crockpot Grape Jelly Meatballs are a real treat for entertainment.

    This hassle-free recipe, with sweet and savory flavors, is the most delicious bite-size appetizer ever.

    Get the Recipe @ iamhometeader

    24.  Slow Cooker Crab and Artichoke Dip

    Make this elegant recipe, and gets ready for rave reviews, because this Slow Cooker Crab and Artichoke Dip is a big hit.

    Serve this hearty and flavorful dip with a toasted baguette or crackers, and enjoy it with your friends and family.

    Get the Recipe @ theblondcook

    25. Slow Cooker Firecracker Chicken Meatballs

    Let’s end this amazing list of crockpot appetizers with this ultimate Slow Cooker Firecracker Chicken Meatballs recipe.

    They’re the most delectable meatballs, with the most outstanding firecracker sauce. Don’t just take our words, give it a sure try.

    Get the Recipe @ chefsavy

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    25 BEST Crockpot Appetizers

    This collection of easy Crockpot Appetizers will give you plenty of entertaining ideas to cook in your slow cooker. We love this simple chicken dip:


    • 2 lbs chicken - boneless skinless thighs or breasts
    • 1 packet (1 oz) Ranch seasoning
    • 2 (8oz) blocks cream cheese
    • 6 strips bacon
    • 1/2 cup chicken broth
    • 1.5 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
    • 3 scallions, diced


    1. Add chicken and chicken broth into crock pot. Sprinkle ranch seasoning all over the chicken. Place cream cheese cubes over everything evenly. Close the lid and cook 4-5 hours on high or 6-7 on low.
    2. Cook the bacon crisp and crumble it to use later.
    3. Once chicken is cooked, remove lid and shred the chicken in crock pot itself with the help of 2 forks.
    4. Top with cheddar cheese and bacon. Replace lid and cook for a few minutes until cheese is melted.
    5. Garnish with diced scallion and serve.

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