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15 Crock-Pot Appetizers Perfect for Game Day

Food & Party Liz Alterman Jan 29, 2018

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Weekends can be hectic and busy, but that doesn't have to mean there's no time to make tasty eats for sports-loving families who enjoy a hearty snack while watching the big game with friends. We've found some amazing Crock-Pot appetizer recipes that are as easy as they are delicious. Pull out that slow cooker and prepare to score a touchdown with the family and the guests. 

Pick any of these Crock-Pot recipes for the next game day at home, and there will no need to spend hours prepping, cooking, or feeling stuck in the kitchen for hours missing all the fun. Nope, for most of these recipes, it's just put them in and let them cook until the party begins. 

This delicious roundup of appetizers isn't just great during football season, either. They're yummy all year round. Keep them on the radar for all those fun family dinners to come. 

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From traditional game day favorites like BBQ ribs, pulled pork, and spicy wings to more unique dishes and flavorful dips, there's something for everyone! Don't forget to bookmark this easy appetizer lineup for Super Bowl Sunday!

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1Pulled Pork Sliders

This BBQ Pulled Pork recipe calls for simple and inexpensive ingredients. Plus, it's easy to cook and serve from the same pot. Just lay out some slider buns and toppings and let the meal serve itself.

2Honey Garlic Meatballs

Honey, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and ketchup combine to create an unbelievably delicious sauce for these Honey Garlic Meatballs. Just let them simmer in your Crock-Pot on low for 3 hours.


4Pizza Dip

Serve this Pizza Dip with garlic bread and you'll find yourself with fans of your own. Hot sausage gives this recipe an extra kick that will have the crowd chanting for more!


5Meatball Sliders

This Meatball Slider recipe makes two dozen little sandwiches. Using pre-made meatballs can save lots of prep work, leaving you with plenty of extra time to work on more apps or watch the big game.


7Hot Crab Dip

Seafood fans will love this Hot Crab Dip. Double the recipe if you're having a big group. Sprinkle the top with paprika for an extra kick and serve with your favorite crackers, bread, or pita chips. 


8Beer-Infused Chicken

Chances are there's going to be some beer around the house, come game day. Pour some in the Crock-Pot with a few simple ingredients to make this low-fat Beer-Infused Chicken everyone will love.


10Artichoke & Spinach Dip

This Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip is delicious and can be served on crostini or with your fave chips. 

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113-Ingredient Chili

This Easy 3-Ingredient Chili will warm up guest and smell fantastic while it simmers in your slow cooker! Serve in mini bread bowls or on its own and enjoy.

12Soy & Lime Chicken Wings

It wouldn't be the Super Bowl without wings, would it? This year, consider sidelining the traditional wing flavors and let these Soy and Lime Chicken Wings take the field. Don't worry, spice fans will feel the heat from a teaspoon of sriracha sauce that's included in these.


13Barbecue Ribs

You won't need to fire up the grill to enjoy these BBQ Ribs. Just put them in the Crock-Pot for four hours on high or eight on low and then stick them in the oven for 10 minutes to allow the sauce to caramelize and get that sticky, delicious glaze. 

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14Sweet & Sour Meatballs

The secret ingredients that make these Sweet and Sour Meatballs so tasty are chili sauce and grape jelly. Ask your guests and fellow football fans if they can guess what makes these little appetizers so flavorful. Chances are they'll be stumped!

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