Slow Cooker Appetizer Recipes

Dips. Meatballs. More dips. Your slow cooker is a perfect place to make party appetizers that cook and clean up easy.

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Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Wings

Rating: Unrated
106
Chicken wings slow cooked with a spicy tangy sauce mixture which includes chili sauce, chili powder lemon juice and molasses!

Slow Cooker Reuben Dip

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390
A wonderful, easy, creamy hot dip that even sauerkraut haters love. I often take this to work potlucks because I can assemble it at work. Just throw everything in and stir a few times. Also, it's delicious when it's overcooked and kind of dry!

Party Kielbasa

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98
This awesome slow cooker or sauce pot kielbasa is made with grape jelly and ketchup. It may sound gross but it tastes good! You can substitute any cooked sausage or cocktail franks for kielbasa.

Carnitas Flautas (Pork Rolled Tacos)

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2
Flautas have always been one of my favorite Mexican dishes, after reading so many recipes I came up with my own. My husband and I like to fry these up together on taco Tuesdays. Can be served with Spanish rice and/or refried beans.

Bacon Wrapped Smokies

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1405
Time consuming but it is well worth it! The brown sugar and bacon grease combine beautifully and give such a great taste.

Outrageous Warm Chicken Nacho Dip

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619
This is my jazzed up version of classic queso dip taken to a heartier level, perfect for football games, tailgating or for taking along to pot lucks in a slow cooker! This is a serious crowd-pleaser that is served hot as a dip, spooned over crisp tortilla chips nacho-style, or rolled up in a warm flour tortilla! The heat can be turned up or down with the addition of jalapenos to taste.

Easy Beer and Ketchup Meatballs

Rating: Unrated
45
This is an easy and delicious appetizer. I have made these for potlucks, baby showers, and super bowl parties. They go fast!

Queso (Cheese) Dip

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17
This is the best queso dip! Being from Texas, I know my queso, and I think this is the one that beats them all! It's full of flavor and all fresh ingredients. You can substitute half-and-half for the heavy whipping cream, if desired. Serve with tortilla chips.

Marinated Mushrooms

Rating: Unrated
54
My aunt (in law) always makes these for Thanksgiving dinner, and they are gone in a matter of minutes. They are so delicious!

Rachael's Superheated Cajun Boiled Peanuts

Rating: Unrated
167
This is the real deal that is found in the heart of Florida. I made this recipe to resemble the taste of my favorite boiled peanuts found in the Ocala National Forest. My family agreed this recipe was one of the best!

Healthier Buffalo Chicken Dip

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60
Lighter dairy ingredients are the key to this recipe's healthier makeover. Serve it up hot with multi-grain crackers and crisp celery sticks.

Bavarian Style Meatballs

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123
These are very good, and very easy; the meatballs are made in cooked in a slow cooker. I sometimes like to add a can of chunk pineapple when I make them, and then I substitute pineapple juice for the water.

Inspiration and Ideas

Brown Sugar Smokies

Rating: Unrated
1809
Your slow cooker will keep these bites warm all evening—if they last that long!

Outrageous Warm Chicken Nacho Dip

Rating: Unrated
619
"This is my jazzed up version of classic queso dip taken to a heartier level, perfect for football games, or for taking along to potlucks in a slow cooker!" – brightlightz

Chorizo Queso Dip

Rating: Unrated
21

When I couldn't figure out what to do with a roll of bulk chorizo sausage, this recipe was born. It may sound similar to other dip recipes, but don't let that fool you...the flavor of this dip definitely sets it apart from the rest. This also reheats well. Enjoy!