Crock Pot Appetizers

Crock pot appetizers are a great snack to prepare for parties. Dips and meatballs are our go-to’s and I have some tasty recipes that are sure to get the party started!

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A collage of crock pot appetizers

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If you’re anything like me, you’re scrambling around trying to get ALL the party preparations ready the day of.

What if I told you I had something that could make it a *little* easier??

Using a crock pot is a great way to free up some time for other party and dinner preparations. You can also use the pot to keep the appetizer dish warm throughout your event. It’s time to get your dip on and free up time for other preparations!!

Crock pot meatballs served on a white plate as a party appetizer

Crock Pot Tips

Crock Pot Size: Many appetizer dishes, like dips, won’t need a large crock pot. Ideally, you want your recipe to fill your pot anywhere from ½ -¾ of the way for the best cook. 

Don’t Peak: Unless otherwise directed don’t lift the lid. Quite a bit of the heat needed to cook the food properly escapes when the lid is lifted. It can take up to 20 added minutes to get back to the correct temperature. 

Warm Setting: Once the dish has been cooked you need to remember to switch the setting to warm, otherwise the food can overcook. It is not recommended that you use the warm setting for longer than 4 hours so be sure to consider that when starting your dish. The warm setting is also great to keep appetizers made by another method warm while transporting it or serving it at a party.

Transporting: My sister in law once made my Aunt Georgies baked beans to bring to a family event, but only half of them made it while the other half ended up on the floor of her car. Poor girl! She has since purchased a crock pot with a locking lid making it super easy to transport food without spills or lost heat. (Just make sure that the lid is NOT locked while cooking food)  

  • Don’t have a locking lid? I suggest removing the lid and placing a piece of “Press and Seal” food wrap over the pot. Replace the lid and use a large heavy duty rubber band to string around each handle, right over the top of the lid. 
  • To keep the pot from sliding around in the car, place the pot in a study laundry basket or box and make it snug with a towel. 

Artichoke dip served in the crockpot as an appetizer

Best Crock Pot Appetizers

The two types of crock pot appetizers I have on the site are dips and meatballs!

They’re two easy things you can toss in your slow cooker and not even have to think about it! Plus, both can even be served in the crock pot, which keeps them warm for your entire party.

Win, win!

Appetizer Crockpot Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
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Appetizer Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe
Cheesy, spicy Crockpot Buffalo Chicken dip is a flavorful party dip that can be easily made in the slow cooker! It's great for game days and get togethers.
Total Time: 30 minutes
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Appetizer Hamburger Dip Recipe
A cheesy, hearty dip made with only 4 ingredients—this Savory Hamburger dip is always a hit at parties.
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Appetizer Crock Pot Bean Dip Recipe
This cheesy and delicious crock pot bean dip is made with hardly any effort! SO easy, convenient, and perfect for holiday parties! Grab those chips and get dippin'.
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Appetizer Crock Pot Artichoke Dip Recipe
Crock Pot Artichoke is the same cheesy, savory dip you've always loved, but made in a slow cooker. Make this tasty dip ahead and save time!
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Appetizer Crockpot Meatball Recipe
These crockpot meatballs are full of so much flavor, and perfect for parties. Best of all, they only require 5 minutes of prep work!
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
5 from 24 votes
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Appetizer Grape Jelly Meatball Recipe
Delicious 3-ingredient Grape Jelly Meatballs. They take just minutes to prep and are the perfect dinner or appetizer for any party or get together.
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
5 from 18 votes
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Appetizer Asian Meatballs recipe
Easy and delicious Crock Pot Asian meatballs take minutes to prep, are perfect for parties and have that Asian flavor we all know and love. 
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
5 from 3 votes
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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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