Party from Your Slow Cooker

Too busy to prep for every party this holiday season? Your slow cooker will save the day! From weekend brunches and game days with friends to Mexican fiestas and cocktail parties -- we've got big-batch recipes for entertaining any crowd.

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Game Day Party

Party Playbook
5 hours before party time:
Make the Cheddar-Beer Weenies
Mix up the Plum Meatballs and Sauage

3 hours before party time:
Make the Spinach-Parmesan Dip
Make the Hot Wing Dip

30 minutes before kickoff:
Whip up the Spicy Beer Marys
Spinach-Parmesan Dip

Spinach-Parmesan Dip
If you’ve got 10 minutes, you’ve got time to make this appetizer! Cayenne pepper adds a touch of heat, while a blend of creamy cheeses makes it spreadably delicious.

Hot Wing Dip

Hot Wing Dip
This dip features the flavor of traditional wings without the mess -- score! Jalapeno chile peppers and buffalo sauce are the major players in this game-day favorite. 

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Plum Meatballs and Sausage
Try these smoky bites in homemade plum-barbeque glaze. The mouthwatering duo is easy to make, and even easier to inhale by the dozen! 

Spicy Beer Mary

Spicy Beer Mary
Swapping vodka with your favorite brew puts a tasty twist in a traditional Bloody Mary. We recommend trying a lager or pilsner to create this fan-favorite, late-morning cocktail.

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Brunch Party

Morning-Ready Routine
The afternoon before:
Make the yogurt and refrigerate overnight

4 hours before brunch:
Get the Caramel Banana Bread Casserole going
Make the Crustless Spinach-and-Mushroom Quiche

3 hours before brunch:
Start the Sausage and Sweet Pepper Hash

15 minutes before brunch: 
Brew the coffee and make Orange-Spiced Coffee cocktails

Homemade Yogurt

Homemade Yogurt
With just a handful of ingredients, making yogurt in your slow cooker is as easy as 1-2-3! Enjoy it plain or serve with a variety of mix-ins like fruit, granola, honey, or jam.

Caramel-Banana-Pecan Bread Casserole

Caramel Banana Bread Casserole
Indulge your sweet tooth with this decadent breakfast casserole! Drizzle caramel sauce over bread pudding right from the slow cooker.

Sausage and Sweet Pepper Hash

Sausage and Sweet Pepper Hash
This smoky hash is loaded with chicken sausage, red potatoes, and peppers. Plenty of melty swiss cheese makes the dish worth waking up for.

Orange-Spiced Coffee

Orange Spiced Coffee
Perk up your brunch menu with our spiked coffee! Place fresh orange slices right in your coffee filter for a fancy (and delicious!) cup of joe, then add orange liqueur.

Cocktail Party

Cocktail Party Plan 
The night before:
Make the Sweet and Hot Nuts

3 hours before the party:
Make the Supreme Pizza Fondue
Whip up the Reuben Spread

1-1/2 hours before the party:
Start the Slow Cooker Party Mix. Remember to stir! 

30 minutes before party time:
Prepare the White Wine Spritzers and garnishes

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Reuben Spread
This tasty party spread features all the flavor of the New York deli classic reimagined as a hot dip. Toasted rye points or crackers make serving a snap.

Crunchy Ranch Party Mix

Slow Cooker Party Mix
No soiree is complete without this tasty party staple. Toss the savory ingredients together and let your slow cooker do all the work. Just don’t forget to stir!

Supreme Pizza Fondue

Supreme Pizza Fondue
Your favorite pizza toppings -- sausage, mushrooms, pepperoni -- are slow cooked for rich pizza flavor without the crust! Dip bread, mozarella cheese, or veggies. 

White Wine Spritzer

White Wine Spritzer
Infuse apple juice and sparkling water with a bottle of white wine for a light, refreshing beverage. Pre-slice your garnishes and take them out just before serving.

South-of-the-Border Fiesta

Fiesta 101
7 hours to fiesta:
Start the Chili Verde

4 hours to fiesta:
Make the Chipotle, Chorizo, Bean Dip
Stir together the Cheesy Mexican Fondue

2 hours to fiesta:
Make the Strawberry Mojito Cakes 

30 minutes to fiesta:
Whip up a batch of Classic Margaritas

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Cheesy Mexican Fondue
Guests will be hooked after just one bite of our cheesy fondue oozing with Mexican flavors. And the best part? It whips up in minutes! Drizzle over cubed corn bread.

Chipotle, Chorizo, and Bean Dip

Chipotle, Chorizo, Bean Dip
Don’t expect leftovers when you take this flavorful Tex-Mex treat to your next party. Spicy sausage, fresh cilantro, and peppers take traditional bean dip to the next level.

Strawberry Mojito Shortcakes

Strawberry Mojito Cakes
With crushed berries, mint, and rum, this dessert tastes just like a strawberry mojito wrapped in buttermilk shortcake. Slow cook this sweet treat in individual jars. 

Mexican Margaritas

Classic Margaritas
On the rocks or frozen, fruity or lime – there are dozens of ways to prepare a margarita. Our classic recipe gives you the basics to mix a batch of mouthwatering margs!

Dinner Party

Dinner Party Details
The night before:
Make and chill the Ginger Orange Cheesecake
Stir up and chill the Apple Cinnamon Sangria

6 hours before the dinner party:
Start the Honey-Rosemary Roast Lamb

3 hours before the dinner party:
Make the Mushroom and Pea Risotto
Start the Cherry-Pistachio Brie

 

 

Cherry-Pistachio Brie

Cherry-Pistachio Brie
Let this easy appetizer be the star of your next get-together. Simply top rounds of Brie with dried cherries and preserves, slow cook for 3 hours, and serve on a pedestal or platter. 

Risotto

Mushroom and Pea Risotto
Creamy risotto is incredibly easy when you use your slow cooker. Add mushroom and peas for a well-rounded side dish that’s the perfect companion to any occasion!

Ginger-Orange Cheesecake

Ginger Orange Cheesecake
Yes! You can make cheesecake in your slow cooker. This ultra-creamy version is flavored with a double dose of orange and topped with candied ginger.  

Apple-Cinnamon Winter Sangria

Apple Cinnamon Sangria
Cool and crisp, this deep red sangria captures winter's best flavors: cranberries, brandy, and apple. A premixed pitcher tucked in the fridge makes hosting a snap.

Chili Potluck

Chili Potluck Plan
The night before:
Make the base of The Porcupine (add beer and wine before serving)

8 hours before the potluck:
Whip up the Chocolate Chili with Three Beans

4 hours before the potluck:
Start the Slow Cooker S'more Cake

2 hours before the potluck:
Make the Firehouse Chili
Make the Jalapeno Corn Bread

Firehouse Chili

Firehouse Chili
Serve this spicy chili over hot cooked macaroni for the ultimate winter comfort food. Top with corn chips for a salty crunch. For more heat, toss in hot pepper sauce. 

Onion-Jalapeño Corn Bread

Jalepeno Corn Bread
Chopped jalepenos and green onions add the right amount of kick to this subtly sweet cornbread recipe. Simply combine the ingredients and slow-cook to perfection!

S'more Cake

Slow Cooker S’more Cake
Indulging in all that chili will leave you wanting s’more – s’more cake, that is! With every bite, you'll taste chocolaty cake, marshmallow, and graham cracker.

The Porcupine

The Porcupine
Cool down with a refreshing and fruity beer cocktail. You'll love the combination of pinapple juice, rosemary, and pale ale. Finish the drink with a bottle of sparking Prosecco.

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