Slow Cooker Appetizers

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Slow-Cooked Reuben Spread

“I love Reuben anything, and this is a favorite appetizer.” It’s also a warm and yummy crowd-pleaser and a stress-free way to rally Super Bowl spirits! —June Herke, Watertown, South Dakota
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More Slow Cooker Appetizers

Jalapeno Spinach Dip

Jalapeno Spinach Dip

Jalapeno Spinach Dip

Everyone loves spinach dip, and this version is as easy as it is delicious. Just mix the ingredients together in the slow cooker for a savory and creamy appetizer.—Michaela Debelius, Waddell, Arizona

Reuben Spread

Reuben Spread

Reuben Spread

You'll need only five ingredients to stir up this hearty dip that tastes like a Reuben sandwich. It's requested at all the gatherings we attend. —Pam Rohr, Troy, Ohio

Chunky Cinnamon Apple Sauce

Chunky Cinnamon Apple Sauce

Chunky Cinnamon Apple Sauce

Serve this warm dish with ice cream for dessert. My mother game me the recipe for the cinnamony apple delight. Simmering it in a slow cooker fills the house with a wonderful aroma. —Lisa Roessner, Fort Recovery, Ohio
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Southwestern Nachos

Southwestern Nachos

Southwestern Nachos

Guests will go crazy when you serve two heaping pans of this cheesy nacho casserole, with tender chunks of pork. You don’t need to worry about filling the chip bowl…the tortilla chips are conveniently baked right in the dish!— Kelly Byler, Goshen, Indiana

Party Sausages

Party Sausages

Party Sausages

Don't want any leftovers on January 2? Serve these sausages January 1, suggests JoAnn Renner of Xenia, Ohio! "I've never had even one end up uneaten," she says.

Marmalade Meatballs

Marmalade Meatballs

Marmalade Meatballs

We had a pre-Superbowl potluck at work, so I started cooking these meatballs in the morning. By lunch time they were ready. They were a big hit!—Jeanne Kiss, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Easy Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Easy Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Easy Pepperoni Pizza Dip

This is so easy to make and transport. You won't have to keep it warm long, because it'll be gone in a flash. It's a great appetizer for any party.—Lisa Francis, Elba, Alabama

Hot Crab Dip

Hot Crab Dip

Hot Crab Dip

I have six children and one grandchild, work full-time, and coach soccer and football. So I appreciate recipes like this one that are easy to assemble. The rich, creamy dip is a fun appetizer for holiday gatherings. —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan

Slow Cooker Reuben Spread

Slow Cooker Reuben Spread

Slow Cooker Reuben Spread

My daughter shared this recipe with me for a hearty spread that tastes just like a Reuben sandwich. Serve it from a slow cooker set to low so that it stays tasty and warm. —Rosalie Fuchs, Paynesville, Minnesota

Creamy Artichoke Dip

Creamy Artichoke Dip

Creamy Artichoke Dip

This creamy dip is a favorite of Mary Spencer's and her family in Waukesha, Wisconsin. "My sister, Teresa, got this recipe from a friend and she passed it along," Mary notes. "It's loaded with cheese, artichokes and just the right amount of jalapenos for a crowd-pleasing flavor.”

Simmered Smoked Links

Simmered Smoked Links

Simmered Smoked Links

A tasty sweet-sour sauce glazes bite-size sausages in this recipe shared by Maxine Cenker of Weirton, West Virginia. "Serve these effortless appetizers with toothpicks at parties or holiday get-togethers," she suggests.

Hot Chili Cheese Dip

Hot Chili Cheese Dip

Hot Chili Cheese Dip

In Madera, California, Jeanie Carrigan simplifies party preparation by using her slow cooker to create this thick cheesy dip. "Your guests won't believe how good it is," she says.

Barbecue Sausage Bites

Barbecue Sausage Bites

Barbecue Sausage Bites

This sweet-and-tangy appetizer pairs pineapple chunks with the amounts of pineapple and barbecue sauce to suit my taste. Feel free to do the same.

Mexican Fondue

Mexican Fondue

Mexican Fondue

A handful of items and a few moments of prep work are all you'll need for this festive fondue. Not only does it take advantage of canned goods and other convenience items, but the slow cooker does all the work. —Nella Parker, Hersey, Michigan
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