Melty, gooey, and totally addictive, cheese appetizers are pure party pleasers.
Whether you slice, grate, or cube it, toss some cheese in the slow cooker and you’ll end up with cheesy perfection.
I get that you’re short on time, and that’s why I’ve rounded up some incredible slow cooker cheese appetizers that make party prep absolutely easy.
And did I mention cheese? Yup, each of the 14 recipes below is coated or stuffed with glorious, magnificent melted cheese!
Football season is the perfect time for appetizers. Gather up your friends and settle in for some fun because each of these tasty one-bite appetizers is like a celebratory touchdown dance in your mouth!
1. Cheddar Beer Dip
Perfect for pretzels, this extra-easy three-ingredient dip is a slow cooker winner! Just toss everything in your crockpot an hour before party time, stir every 20 minutes or so, and serve with pretzels. This recipe is guaranteed to make game day delicious!
Yield: 6 servings
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes
• 4 cups shredded sharp cheddar — check for a Kraft cheese coupon here
• 1 cup beer or lager
• 1 cup heavy cream
• Salt and pepper
1. Stir together all ingredients in a small slow cooker and cover.
2. Turn heat to high and cook for 1 hour, or until melted, stirring every 20 minutes or so.
3. Once melted, turn to low. Continue stirring every 20-30 minutes, to keep the dip from burning.
4. Serve with pretzels and enjoy!
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2. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip
Source: Gimme Some Oven
Get the incredibly delicious and addictive taste of Buffalo wings in an easy-to-serve dip. You’ll never want to deal with messy wings again after you make this amazing Buffalo Chicken Dip.
3. Slow Cooker Double Cheese Queso Dip
Want a crowd-friendly, chip-licking party dip that you toss in the slow cooker and melt into cheesy bliss? Put this zesty Double Cheese Queso Dip on your party menu and I guarantee your guests will devour every last bite!
4. Slow Cooker Cheesy Bacon & Ranch Potatoes
Source: Damn Delicious
Brilliantly flavored, these Cheesy Bacon & Ranch Potatoes will be the hit of your party! Set out some toothpicks or mini skewers and let party-goers spear away at these deliciously cheesy potatoes.
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5. Crock Pot Chicken Nachos
Source: Bev Cooks
Your guests will make a beeline to these Chicken Nachos. Piled high with the most tender, pull-apart chicken and pinto beans, melted cheese, and your favorite toppings, these nachos are perfectly party-worthy.
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6. Crock Pot Broccoli-Cheese Dip
Source: Cooking & Beer
Warm and welcoming, this Broccoli-Cheese Dip is perfect for fall and winter parties. Whether you’re cheering on your favorite team or just gathering with friends, this delicious dip is the way to go.
7. Cheesy Adobo Chicken Dip
Source: Slow Cooker Gourmet
Bread, chips, tortillas — they’re all just vessels for getting some of this Cheesy Adobo Chicken Dip in your mouth. Go bold and spicy or keep it mellow, but either way, this amazing dip will get devoured!
8. Slow Cooker Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs
Source: Le Creme de la Crumb
You’ll never look at a meatball the same way once you get a taste of a Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball. These amazing meatballs are stuffed with gooey, cheesy goodness, and they’re perfect for a party.
9. Crock Pot Cream Cheese Tacquitos
Source: Le Creme De La Crumb
Stuffed to the gills with melty cheese, these Cream Cheese Tacquitos are out-of-this-world good. Stack a plate of these cheesy taquitos for guests to grab and serve with disposable cups of salsa for dipping.
10. Slow Cooker Cheesy Sausage Dip
Source: The 36th Avenue
A meat-lover’s dream, this Cheesy Sausage Dip features ground sausage paired with two different kinds of melted cheese. With just the right amount of spice, this dip is a party favorite.
11. Five-Ingredient White Queso
Source: The Baking Fairy
This magical white dip will be the “watercooler” of your party — guests will gather ‘round for a taste of this addictive White Queso chip-dipper. A ridiculously simple appetizer, this five-ingredient dip is just what you need for a stress-free party.
12. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders
Source: Plain Chicken
Perfectly portable, these Buffalo Chicken Sliders make entertaining easy. Little buns sandwich cheesy, spicy shredded chicken, ready to be served to hungry guests.
13. Bacon & Beer Cheese Dip
Source: Foodie Crush
This Bacon & Beer Cheese Dip is the gold standard of appetizer deliciousness. There’s no way a recipe can fail when bacon, beer, and cheese are involved!
14. Cheesy Slow-Cooked Potato Skins
Let your slow cooker get these Cheesy Potato Skins ready for guests. Hot and cheesy, bacon takes these potato skins over the top.