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    The 30 BEST Crockpot Potluck Ideas

    Do you find yourself getting stuck in a bit of a rut when it comes to slow cookers? Don’t worry, I’ve got your back.

    With these best CrockPot Potluck Ideas, there really is something for all tastes.

    I’ve got the classics like pulled pork and chili, and some sides like mac n cheese and spinach artichoke dip. One thing is for sure, I bet there’s a few in there that you didn’t think would work in a CrockPot! I know you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the versatility.

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    Crockpot Potluck Recipes:

    1. Kalua Pork (Hawaiian Style Pulled Pork)

    You’re going to impress your friends and family with these easy yet incredibly tasty flavors, kalua pork!

    It’s all about that juicy, tender, and smoky shredded pork you find everywhere in Hawaii. From their classic lunch plates to luaus, family gatherings, and potlucks – it’s a 3-ingredient wonder!

    Get the Recipe: Kalua Pork

    2. Crockpot Buffalo Chicken

    If you’re up for some excitement, this simple 5-ingredient CrockPot buffalo chicken is the perfect choice!

    It’s the perfect dump-and-go recipe that’ll be a hit at all your gatherings. And it’s one of the most versatile recipes you’ll ever try!

    Get the Recipe: Crockpot Buffalo Chicken

    3. Crock Pot Barbacoa Pork

    I just love this recipe, it is amazing! It’s garlicky, really moist, and tender. I cook it low and slow in delicious Mexican flavors like chipotle in adobo sauce, cumin, oregano, lime juice, and cilantro.

    Super easy, super tasty, and super versatile! I like to whip up a large batch to feed a crowd or enjoy leftovers for days. Also, you can get creative with tacos, Buddha bowls, or let your imagination run wild.

    Get the Recipe: Barbacoa Pork

    4. Birria Tacos

    Birria tacos, also known as quesa birria, are like the royalty of tacos. If there’s a taco king or queen, this is definitely it!

    In that moment when I dip these beef birria tacos into their flavorful consommé and take a hefty bite, I am blown away every time.

    Get the Recipe: Birria Tacos

    5. Ground Turkey Chili

    Ground turkey chili is perfect when it starts getting chilly and there’s nothing quite like this cozy bowl of chili topped with all your favorite fixings!

    This recipe is great for fall, but is seriously good any time of year. I recommend whipping up a big batch and saving some for later as this recipe freezes really well.

    Get the Recipe: Ground Turkey Chili

    6. Crack Chicken

    Psst! Have you heard about crack chicken? It’s seriously popular because it’s just as delicious as it looks!

    It’s so creamy, cheesy, and totally addictive – that’s why it’s called crack chicken! And the best part? It’s super easy – which is obviously a major win.

    Get the Recipe: Crack Chicken

    7. Barbacoa Beef

    Craving some Chipotle magic? Skip the takeout by making my tasty barbacoa beef lettuce wraps at home!

    I simply mix the ingredients and chuck it all in the CrockPot with the beef and wait a bit. Then I simply shred it and load it up!

    Get the Recipe: Barbacoa Beef

    8. Cochon de Lait (Cajun Pulled Pork)

    Cochon de lait is a tasty pulled pork recipe from Louisiana that’s loaded with flavorful seasonings and slow-cooked to perfection. It is melt in your mouth delicious!

    If you’re a pulled pork fan, you’ve to try this Cajun twist. The mix of seasonings with a touch of apple cider creates some seriously awesome flavors. Super yummy.

    Get the Recipe: Cochon de Lait

    9. CrockPot Grape Jelly Meatballs 

    These tasty grape jelly meatballs are the bomb for appetizers!

    Soft and juicy meatballs are engulfed in a sweet and spicy sauce and slow-cooked to perfection. To make the sauce I only need three ingredients, and that’s it, it’s ready!

    I love serving them up during the holidays, on game nights, or just as a simple dinner over fluffy white rice.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    10. Slow Cooker Ribs

    These slow cooker ribs are absolutely the best you’ll ever have!

    Cooked low and slow for that melt-in-your-mouth tenderness, then oven-finished with your favorite BBQ sauce, they taste even better than restaurant ribs!

    They take a bit of time, but trust us it’s totally worth it.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    11. Slow Cooker Bourbon Baked Beans

    No need to sweat in the kitchen for your summer BBQ!

    Just set your bourbon BBQ baked beans to simmer in your CrockPot in the morning and by afternoon you’ll see them transform into a yummy, sweet, and tangy pot full of beans to enjoy with your grilled creations.

    This recipe is super easy and is bound to be one of your new top ways to enjoy beans.

    Get the Recipe @ spicysouthernkitchen

    12.  Slow Cooker Queso Dip

    I adore this creamy, savory, and hearty slow cooker queso dip recipe. This 4-ingredient CrockPot queso is perfect for tailgates, holidays, parties, and of course, taco Tuesdays!

    I serve this delicious dip with tortilla chips, celery, and crackers, and watch it vanish from my table!

    Get the Recipe @ deliciouslysprinkled

    13. CrockPot Mississippi Chicken Sliders

    Made with just 5 ingredients, CrockPot Mississippi chicken is cooked slowly to juicy perfection, and is bursting with spicy flavors!

    Later, you can transform it into sliders with melted cheese and a buttery topping. This delicious recipe is ideal for appetizers at parties and perfect for game day.

    Get the Recipe @ asouthernsoul

    14. CrockPot Mac and Cheese

    CrockPot mac and cheese is one for all you cheese addicts out there! It is made with more than a pound of cheese! It’s super rich and satisfying and a top comfort food side dish.

    This is seriously the easiest way to make some delicious mac and cheese and it turns out so creamy. No lumpy sauce in sight and the flavor is spot on.

    Perfect for the holidays and simple enough for a weeknight side dish.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    15. CrockPot Little Smokies

    Little smokies drenched in a sweet tangy BBQ sauce are one of the easiest and most adored appetizers around.

    Rich, flavorful, and super easy to make, you can just toss everything in the CrockPot for a few hours, and you’re good to go. It’s great to just set it and forget it, and let the CrockPot do all the work.

    They’re sure to vanish, whether you serve them at a party or for dinner – they’re just too delicious and fun to resist!

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    16. CrockPot Spinach Artichoke Dip

    Spinach artichoke dip is really having a moment all over social media. It is so creamy and delicious, it’s easy to see why! Plus it’s a breeze to whip up in your slow cooker.

    I just toss everything into the CrockPot and let it do its thing. It’s always a hit at any party, game day, or get-together you’re hosting.

    Get the Recipe @ asouthernsoul

    17. Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole

    Slow cooker green bean casserole is seriously the simplest way to try this traditional side dish. And since I make it in a CrockPot, I don’t take up all the oven space!

    This casserole is a must-have at holiday dinner with its mixture of creamy and crunchy.

    Get the Recipe @ thegunnysack

    18. Slow Cooker Shredded Italian Beef

    Slow cooker Italian beef is made by cooking beef slowly with tangy pepperoncini and giardiniera, seasoned with Italian dressing mix. It’s a tasty main dish that everyone will love!

    When you dig into one of these filling sandwiches with a side of jus for dipping, you’ve got a meal you’ll find yourself craving on the regular!

    Get the Recipe @ diethood

    19. Slow Cooker Taco Dip

    Slow cooker taco dip is a cozy and cheesy treat with ground beef, cream cheese, Velveeta, salsa, and taco seasoning!

    It’s super easy to make and I need just 10 minutes extra for browning the hamburger. After that, I toss everything in the slow cooker, set it to low, and let it handle the rest. It’s a must-try recipe for game days and entertaining.

    Get the Recipe @ iamhomesteader

    20. Slow Cooker Firecracker Chicken Meatballs

    These super simple slow cooker firecracker chicken meatballs are the ideal mix of spicy and sweet. They are awesome both as an appetizer or main course.

    You’ll need buffalo sauce and brown sugar in equal amounts with a dash of soy sauce to give it that incredible blend of sweet and spicy flavors.

    Great for holiday gatherings and meal prep, do try this amazing dish.

    Get the Recipe @ chefsavvy

    21. Slow Cooker 7 Layer Chili Cheese Dip

    You’re going to love this 7-layer Chili Cheese Dip! It’s the ultimate appetizer for any gathering, so grab some Fritos and dig in!

    The warming chili, melted cheese and sour cream layers mix with the crunchy jalapenos, fresh onions, tomatoes, and olives for an epic dip.

    Get the Recipe @ realhousemoms

    22. Slow Cooker Cheesy Barbecue Brisket Sandwiches

    If you want a delicious, filling sandwich to enjoy on game day or a great weeknight meal, give these slow cooker cheesy barbecue brisket sandwiches a shot!

    Made in the slow cooker, the tender barbecue brisket is topped with cheddar cheese sauce, then simply served on crusty rolls.

    Get the Recipe @ letsdishrecipes

    23. 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 peasy party appetizer.

    Get the Recipe @ thechunkychef

    24. CrockPot Corn and Jalapeño Dip

    Do you know you can make the best dip in your CrockPot? Yes, you absolutely can, and this CrockPot corn and jalapeño Dip is a delicious example.

    Just throw all of the ingredients in the CrockPot and wait. In fact, the waiting is the hard part. Try it, you will love it.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    25. Slow Cooker Chex Mix 

    Now I’m giving you the ultimate snacking recipe for you to try in a slow cooker, Chex mix. You’ll keep munching till it has all but disappeared.

    I make this addictive snack with Chex cereal, pretzels, cheerios, peanuts, and a flavorful butter sauce. I just mix everything together and let the slow cooker do all the work.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    26. CrockPot Pulled Pork Nachos 

    Celebrate your game day with this 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

    27. 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. I bet your potatoes have never tasted so divine.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    28. 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 try, you will make them again and again, I’m sure.

    Get the Recipe @ familyfreshmeals

    29. CrockPot Sweet Chili BBQ Kielbasa

    This CrockPot sweet chili BBQ kielbasa recipe 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-minute celebrations.

    Get the Recipe @ iowagirleats

    30. Slow Cooker Chicken Taquitos 

    Try these Slow Cooker Chicken Taquitos, they will be a sure fire winner 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

    I hope you enjoy these delicious crockpot potluck ideas as much as I do. There’s such a big variety, it’s hard to pick a favorite!

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    30 BEST Crockpot Potluck Ideas

    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 6 hours
    Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes

    My collection of favorite Crockpot Potluck Ideas includes a huge variety of slow cooker dishes for all your get-togethers.


    • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
    • 1oz ranch seasoning
    • 2 Tbsp honey
    • 6oz Louisiana style hot sauce
    • ½ cup butter


    1. Place chicken breasts in the crockpot, followed by ranch seasoning, honey, hot sauce and butter.
    2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or high for 4-5 hours.
    3. After cooking, remove most of the liquid to a bowl. Shred the chicken with two forks, then gradually add back in the liquid, stirring as you go. You may not use all of the liquid, it depends on how saucy you want it.

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