Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Recipes for Slow Cooker Dips for the Holidays

Tasty holiday dips from a couple of slow cooker experts!

Slow Cooker Dips for the Holidays found on SlowCookerFromScratch.com
Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip  (Photo from 365 Days of Slow Cooking

The section for Appetizers and Snacks on this site doesn't have too many entries, so with the holiday season in full swing, I started looking for recipes for holiday dips.   I quickly noticed I didn't find a lot of food bloggers posting slow cooker dips, and that the ones who did often weren't using "from-scratch" ingredients.  I'm guessing a lot of you make dips in the slow cooker without really using a recipe, just by throwing a few packaged ingredients together and heating them up. 

Something hot in the slow cooker can be a nice addition to a holiday party, even if it's not completely made from scratch, so I decided I would still share some tasty-sounding ideas from A Year of Slow Cooking and 365 Days of Slow Cooking, two crock-pot queens who both happen to be personal friends.  (And if you're a food blogger who has a good recipe for a slow cooker dip, please leave the link in the comments and I'll be happy to add your recipe to this collection!)

Let's start with Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip from 365 Days of Slow Cooking shown in the photo above, which does use a jar of Alfredo sauce, but still sounds tasty with frozen spinach, canned artichoke hearts, mayo, lemon juice, and several types of cheese.


CrockPot Spinach and Artichoke Dip  (Photo from A Year of Slow Cooking.)
I found a slightly different take on CrockPot Spinach and Artichoke Dip at A Year of Slow Cooking.  This one just has canned artichoke hearts, frozen spinach, mayo, sour cream, two types of cheese, and some jalapeno slices for a little kick to the dip.


One Dish Slow Cooker Velveeta and Rotel Sausage Dip (Photo from 365 Days of Slow Cooking)
This One Dish Slow Cooker Velveeta and Rotel Sausage Dip from 365 Days of Slow Cooking has to be one of the simplest dips ever, with the sausage cooked in the slow cooker.


Fancy Cheese Fondue Made in the Little Dipper  (Photo from A Year of Slow Cooking.)
I think cheese fondue is one of the ultimate holiday foods, and this Fancy Cheese Fondue Made in the Slow Cooker from A Year of Slow Cooking sounds simple and delicious.


Slow Cooker Hot Bean Dip  (Photo from 365 Days of Slow Cooking.)
Slow Cooker Hot Bean Dip from 365 Days of Slow Cooking has ground beef, salsa, and refried beans, plus some spicy chiles, seasoning, and cheese.


CrockPot Bacon and Cheese Dip  (Photo from A Year of Slow Cooking.)
And for a doesn't-get-any-easier dip made in the little dipper, this CrockPot Bacon and Cheese Dip from A Year of Slow Cooking sounds like something that would just have to taste good!


Remember, if you're a food blogger who's posted a good idea for a slow cooker dip, I would love to add it to this collection.  Just leave the recipe link in the comments and I will add it as soon as I can.  (To submit other slow cooker recipes, see How to Submit.)

8 comments:

  1. We don't have a slow cooker but I'm guessing there must be slow cooker recipes out there for making hummus from scratch. We made hummus not long ago using dried kidney beans soaked overnight (we ran out of chick peas) - it was great!

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  2. Elizabeth, I do have a "from scratch" version of hummus that I am posting soon on here, just decided to make it a separate post since I think of hummus as being in a category of its own.

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  3. I love a good dip! I've had Stephanie's dips before and they are great. All these recipes look wonderful though. :-)

    Shirley

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  4. Thanks Shirley. So many good ideas from both these bloggers!

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  5. Thanks for the links to all these recipes Kalyn! I guess Christmas is one of those times when our usual health rules go out the window :)

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  6. Karen, it seems that way doesn't it? I try, but it's very hard!

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  7. I get in a rut when it comes to my slow cooker - I make the same few things over and over. The posts on this site make me look at lots of recipes and think - I wonder if I could do that in a slow cooker? This dip looks so great and I will now try making dips the slow food way!

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  8. Donna, my sister is trying one of these for the Superbowl so I will report back on how we like it!

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