Make entertaining easier by using your slow cooker to make and serve appetizers.
Cheesy Spinach-Artichoke Dip
This irresistible dip featuring three cheeses, Parmesan, feta, and cream cheese, and four vegetables, spinach, artichokes,
onion, and sun-dried tomatoes, is sure to be the hit of the party. Soak the sun-dried tomatoes during the first hour of cooking
so they'll be ready to add during the second hour.
This white bean dip gets its flavor from a combination of roasted garlic, rosemary, and kalamata olives and its smooth texture
from ricotta cheese. If time allows, pick up a baguette and make your own crostini at home, or just serve with crackers.
Blue cheese amps up the flavor for a little twist on the traditional artichoke appetizer. The dip holds up well for about
two hours after the cook time. Serve with pita chips or toasted baguette slices.
With these appetizer ribs, there will be no more long hours of smoking on the grill or smoker. The slow cooker cuts the time
in half while still yielding that much desired fall-off-the-bone texture. Cutting the rib racks in half makes a better appetizer-sized
Set up a simple BBQ sandwich bar so guests can create their own mini sandwiches with their favorite flavors. Serve fun and
colorful toppings like coleslaw, pickles, Cheddar cheese, and pickled jalapeño peppers in small bowls alongside the
slow cooker. To make an entrée-sized sandwich, feel free to substitute the dinner rolls with French sandwich rolls
Pull out the fondue set and serve this fabulously cheesy recipe at your next gathering. For a more intense flavor, try substituting
with spicy sausage, dark beer, and sharp Cheddar cheese. Granny Smith apples, torn brown bread, and broccoli florets make
excellent dippers. Here's a tip: stir the dippers in a figure-eight motion to keep the cheese creamy and smooth.
These versatile meatballs have so many serving possibilities. Dunk the meatballs into extra tomato sauce with a toothpick
for an easy appetizer, stuff into a hoagie roll and top with cheese for a hearty sandwich, or top on spaghetti noodles for
a quick weeknight dinner.
These Southern-style peanuts cook for 18 hours so a little planning ahead is involved to make sure they are ready to eat when
you're ready to serve. Start them late in the evening so they can cook through the night and are ready for the picnic or tailgate
the next afternoon.