Tasty Crockpot Party Food Ideas



Last Updated: Mar 15, 2023

Slow-cooker appetizer ideas

With these crockpot appetizer ideas, you can get all of your preparation done before the party starts so that you can enjoy the time with your guests.

1. Cilantro and lime chicken

Cilantro lime chicken thighs with black bean and corn salad

Cook one pound of chicken breast with two teaspoons of chili powder and two tablespoons of lime juice in your slow cooker for about three hours. Once cooked, shred the chicken. Return the chicken to the slow cooker with about five ounces of cooked corn and one and a half cups of salsa. Cook on low for a further thirty minutes. For extra flavor, you can garnish with shredded cheese, chopped bell peppers, and cilantro. Serve with tortilla cups for dipping.

2. Vegetarian buffalo dip

This dip works well with tortilla chips or carrot and celery sticks. Combine one cup of sour cream, eight ounces of cream cheese, and one sachet of ranch dressing. Add two cups of grated cheese, one can of black beans, eight ounces of chopped mushrooms, and one cup of Buffalo sauce. Cook for ninety minutes on high. Garnish with finely chopped chives or green onions.

3. Cranberry hot wings

For a festive touch, add a can of cranberry sauce to your favorite crockpot hot wing recipe.

4. Spinach and artichoke dip

In your slow-cooker, combine one can of artichoke hearts, a packet of chopped spinach, one finely chopped onion, eight ounces of cream cheese, eight ounces of sour cream, half a cup of milk, and a quarter cup of mayonnaise. Add two-thirds of a cup of Parmesan cheese, half a cup of mozzarella, garlic powder, chili flakes, salt, and pepper. Cook for about two hours on low.

5. Crockpot nacho dip

Brown one pound of ground beef and place it into your slow cooker on top of a can of refried beans. Pour over a jar of salsa and sprinkle over eight ounces of shredded cheese. Cook on high for ninety minutes. Serve with nachos.

6. Bacon and cheese dip

Bacon Cheese Dip with vegetable sticks

Beat together sixteen ounces of cream cheese and one cup of yogurt. Place in your crockpot with two finely chopped onions and sixteen ounces of shredded cheese. Add a packet of bacon bits and cook on low for three hours. Serve with dipping chips.

Crockpot party food ideas

The great thing about preparing food in a crockpot is that you can generally get most of the preparation out of the way before the party starts. These food ideas will help you do just that.

1. Cranberry sauerkraut meatballs

Combine a can of cranberries, a can of sauerkraut, 12 ounces of chili sauce, and a three-quarter cup of brown sugar in your slow cooker. Add a packet of cooked meatballs and cook on low for four to five hours.

2. Crockpot mac and cheese

Who doesn’t love mac and cheese? This creamy, cheesy macaroni bake is a real crowd-pleaser. Place cooked macaroni, one packet of Velveeta, two cups of strong cheddar, and two cups of Mexican cheese blend in your slow-cooker. Mix two cups of milk, one can of evaporated milk, a three-quarter cup of butter, and three large eggs. Add this mixture to your slow-cooker. Cook for two hours on low, stirring once.

3. Three-bean casserole crunch

To jazz up your usual three-bean casserole, sprinkle over one cup of grated cheddar cheese and one cup of crushed chips or pork skins.

4. Slow-cooker potatoes

For a deliciously creamy potato bake, layer sliced potatoes in your slow-cooker with minced garlic and chopped onions. Pour over fresh cream and season to taste. Cook on high for four hours.

5. Crockpot cornbread

Corn Bread on a plate.

Do you like your cornbread to be moist and soft? Bake it in the slow-cooker instead of the oven.

6. Pineapple and cherry dump cake

These festive dessert needs just five ingredients and is so easy to whip up. Drain a twenty-ounce can of crushed pineapple and cover the bottom of your crockpot. Then layer the cherry pie filling (42 ounces) and one box of white cake mix. Thinly slice half a cup of butter and place this as the next layer. Top off with half a cup of chopped pecans. Cook for three to four hours on high. Remove from the slow cooker and serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

7. Apple pie crockpot cake

Spray your crockpot with cooking spray. Pour forty ounces of apple pie filling into the bottom of your crockpot. Sprinkle a three-quarter cup of brown sugar and fifteen ounces of spice cake mix over the pie filling. Then add a three-quarter cup of chopped pecans and a stick of butter, sliced. Cook on high for ninety minutes.

Easy crockpot party food

When cooking for crowds, you don’t want to be struggling with too many different ingredients and twenty-seven-step recipes. Check out these quick and easy recipes to wow your party guests.

1. Crockpot boiled peanuts

It doesn’t get much easier than this recipe. Thoroughly wash one and a half quarts of raw peanuts before placing them in the crockpot. Add half a cup of salt and two and a quarter cups of water. Cook on high for about six hours. Once cooked, drain the excess water. Leave the peanuts to dry in a colander.

2. Chili cheese dip

Place one can of chili, one cup of salsa, eight ounces of cream cheese, one cup of grated cheddar cheese, one chopped onion, and one teaspoon of crushed garlic into your slow-cooker. Cook for three to four hours on low, stirring occasionally. Serve with chips or crackers.

3. Crockpot chicken wings

Red hot wings for a cook off

In your slow-cooker, place four pounds of fresh chicken wings, one and a half cups of Buffalo sauce, one-quarter cup brown sugar, half a diced onion, and four cloves of garlic. Cook on low for about three hours. Or until a meat thermometer reads 165 °F at the fleshiest part of the chicken wing.

4. Italian chicken tenders with bacon

For this Crockpot chicken recipe, start by tossing your tenderloins with some Italian dressing. Wrap each tender in a strip of bacon and place in your slow-cooker. Pour a little more Italian dressing over the top of the bacon-wrapped tenders. Cook for sixty to ninety minutes on high.

5. BBQ sticks and stones

Combine one packet of cocktail weenies, one packet of meatballs, 12 ounces of grape jelly, and 12 ounces of barbeque sauce in your crockpot. Cook on low heat until all the ingredients are warm through.

6. Brown sugar pork chops

Just three ingredients for this easy crockpot recipe! Wrap boneless pork chops with bacon. Place them in the pot and sprinkle brown sugar over the top. Cook on high for ninety minutes.

7. Crockpot creamy corn

In your slow-cooker, stir together three cans of corn, one cup of milk, one tablespoon of sugar, and a quarter teaspoon of paprika. Arrange eight ounces of cream cheese and one stick of butter on top. Cover and cook for two hours on high.

Shop crockpot party food ingredients

Cooking with a crockpot is a genuine time-saver. If you are keen on saving time, why not order your groceries online too. With Instacart, the process is quick and easy. Select your crockpot food ingredients from local or national stores in your area. Send instructions about your preferences to your Instacart shopper. Your order will be ready for pick-up or contactless delivery within two hours.



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