Let Your Slow Cooker Do the Work While You Enjoy Your Guests: 25 Hands-Off Recipes from Let Your Slow Cooker Do the Work While You Enjoy Your Guests: 25 Hands-Off Recipes Slideshow
Let Your Slow Cooker Do the Work While You Enjoy Your Guests: 25 Hands-Off Recipes Slideshow
Let Your Slow Cooker Do the Work While You Enjoy Your Guests: 25 Hands-Off Recipes
Slow cooker recipes are effortless to prepare, and they are great make-ahead dishes perfect for the lazy or busy host. Cooking party staples like dips, appetizers, proteins, and even desserts in your slow cooker frees up your oven for more involved dishes to truly craft the most perfect party menu possible. Plus, the ever-handy slow cooker saves you time to focus on décor, drinks, and you know, actually mingling with your guests.
Crock Pot Bananas Foster
Warm, comforting, and the perfect end to any party, the flavors of banana, rum, and walnuts blend perfectly together in this easy dessert recipe.
Crock Pot Pink Grapefruit Cheesecake
It may seem weird to have a citrus cheesecake made in a slow cooker, but trust us on this one. The flavors blend together so wonderfully, you’ll never make your desserts any other way.
Crock Pot Shepherd's Pie
Shepherd’s pie is the ultimate comforting casserole. Warm up any cold weather potluck or party by preparing this dish in the slow cooker.
Green Chile Slow Cooker Queso
Creamy, spicy, and cheesy, this queso packs tons of flavor. When paired with some homemade, punched-up breadsticks, this is a party-winning appetizer.
Healthy Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip
Easy, warm, spicy, comforting… and healthy? You almost can’t get this dish on your party menu fast enough.
Mini Cheeseburger Pies
Essentially burgers wrapped in phyllo dough, these savory hand pies are perfect for game day or any backyard barbecue.
Slow Cooker 5-Cheese Taco Lasagna
This nontraditional lasagna recipe swaps traditional Italian flavors for classic Mexican ones. Queso blanco, avocado, cilantro, and salsa breathe new life in to your noodles.
Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs
Everyone knows the secret to perfect ribs is cooking them low and slow. Save your oven for other dishes and use your slow cooker to get your ribs fall-off-the-bone tender.
Slow Cooker Barbecued Beans
Who doesn’t want a side dish that basically cooks itself? These smoky, savory baked beans are honestly easier to make than buying a can.
Slow Cooker Buffalo Wings
Chicken wings are a party classic. When prepared in a slow cooker, not only are these wings a breeze to make, but they’re also tender beyond imagination.
Slow Cooker Caribbean Chicken Drumsticks
This tender, succulent chicken will melt in your mouth. The jerk seasoning adds so much bold, spicy flavor, you’ll discover a new layer of deliciousness in every bite.
Slow Cooker Chex Mix
Take your savory snacking to the next level with this crunchy, delicious snack mix. Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder are the secret to an easy, crave-worthy treat.
Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake
Who said a homemade cake had to be a complicated affair? With a slow cooker, this favorite chocolate dessert has never been easier to pull off.
Slow Cooker Cranberry Citrus Meatballs
Cocktail meatballs are so easy to prepare ahead of time, throw in the slow cooker, and serve with a homemade sauce. This tangy recipe proves just that.
Slow Cooker Cranberry-Orange Cake
Yes, you can bake a cake in your slow cooker. Don’t believe us? Check out this tart recipe and see for yourself.
Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich
A melt-in-your-mouth sandwich is the ultimate savory party dish. After stewing away in your slow cooker all day, this beef sandwich will have all your guests reaching for seconds.
Slow Cooker French Onion Dip
Caramelize your onions to perfection in your slow cooker. When added to the creamy components of this classic dip, you’ll have a homemade appetizer that is out of this world.
Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese
Macaroni and cheese is a classic side dish that will please your guests of all ages. And it’s never been easier to make, thanks to this slow cooker recipe.
Slow Cooker Mexican Seven Layer Dip
Seven layer dip is already a breeze to prepare. Make it even easier (and more delicious) by warming it up in your slow cooker.
Slow Cooker Peanut Butter Fudge
Whether you decide to serve this as a dessert or pack it up and give it to your friends as party favors, this fudge is fantastic.
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Potato Skins
Pulled pork makes pretty much everything better; we can all agree on that. So why would party favorite appetizers like potato skins be any different?
Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Nachos
Name a more iconic party food than the nacho; we’ll wait. Create this much-loved snack with ease by cooking tender, perfect chicken in your slow cooker.
Slow Cooker Southwest Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Classic, creamy spinach and artichoke dip gets a bit of a Mexican makeover in this easy, satisfying recipe. Keep your pots, pans, and serving dishes clean by making this in a slow cooker.
Slow Cooker Stuffed Artichokes
Simple, tender, and delicious for every palate, these stuffed artichokes are perfect for a hearty party appetizer or light vegetarian option at dinner.
Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken and Mac Salad Sliders
Tender, slow-cooked chicken, sweet teriyaki glaze, and a creamy macaroni salad. What more could you want? This recipe is a classic Hawaiian plate lunch packed into bite-sized sandwiches.