The Best Crock Pot Recipes For Your Next Party

Planning and executing a whole menu for a dinner party can be overwhelming, especially if you’re doing it alone. But if you have a slow cooker, you won’t have to worry too much. You can simply buy and prepare the ingredients beforehand, place them in the pot and it will leave you several hours to cook other dishes or perhaps make dessert.

Here are 3 of the best crock pot recipes that will be a hit to guests of all ages:

Sweet and Spicy Cocktail Smokies

What you need:

  • 2 packages beef hot dogs, quartered
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha, or more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

In a large bowl, stir together ketchup, brown sugar, water, Sriracha, Worcestershire sauce and Dijon mustard until well-blended. Add hot dogs to the bowl and toss to coat. Transfer everything in a slow cooker. Cover and cook for 4 to 5 hours on low. Garnish with fresh parsley leaves before serving.

Baked and Slow-Cooked Buffalo Chicken Balls

What you need:

  • 1/2 kilogram ground chicken
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup buffalo sauce
  • 3/4 cup Panko (Japanese-style breadcrumb)
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste

Mix together ground chicken, egg, onion, Panko, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and ground black pepper in a large bowl. Stir until all ingredients are well-combined. Form into 1 1/2-inch meatballs using clean hands. Place balls in a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in a pre-heated oven (400F) until sides are lightly browned, about 4 to 5 minutes. When ready, place meat balls in a crock pot and add the buffalo sauce. Toss to coat. Cook for 2 hours on low. Top meat balls with blue cheese dressing before serving.

Party Beer Cheese Dip

What you need:

  • 1 kilogram processed cheese food, sliced into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 cup Irish beer (such as Guinness)
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Heat processed cheese food in a crock pot for 20 minutes on high until melted. Add beer, salsa, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, onion powder and cayenne pepper to the melted cheese. Stir until ingredients are well-combined. Heat through, stirring frequently, then serve.

These easy dishes are the best crock pot recipes that you should serve at your party!