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Savory Crockpot Recipes for Holiday Entertaining

During the busyness of preparing for a holiday party, the last thing you want to worry about is slaving over the stove and oven for party food all day.

While youre hanging decorations, picking out the perfect cocktail ingredients and finalizing your party playlist, you can easily just throw some ingredients together in the Crock Pot and forget about it.

Whipping up delicious bites in the slow cooker takes all the stress out of holiday entertaining, so you can prepare these savory recipes the morning of your big party, and spend the rest of the day getting your house -- and yourself -- party perfect.

Bonus: By simmering in the crockpot all day, these foods will fill your house with such delicious smells, your guests will be excited to chow down. 

  • Sweet Sesame Wings

    Chicken wings are always a crowd favorite, but did you know they can be made in a slow cooker? Make these delicious sweet sesame wings from Jess is More for some simple finger food that's sure to please.

  • Slow Cooker Mac & Cheese

    A warm batch of creamy mac and cheese is a surefire hit at any party, but this yummy recipe from Grey Luster Girl doesn't require any baking. Just make it in the crockpot and forget about it.

  • Warm Spinach and Artichoke Dip

    Chips and dip are the quintessential party food, but don't disappoint your guests with the standard salsa from a jar. Make this quick warm spinach and artichoke dip, featured on Real Housemoms for a warm dip you can serve all night.

  • Bourbon Glazed Kielbasa

    Mini cocktail wieners are a typical party finger food, but this bourbon glazed kielbasa recipe from family Christmas featured on Tamilee Tips is a savory and more mature upgrade. Display them on a plate, or leave in the crockpot with toothpicks for easy serving.

  • Italian Turkey Meatballs

    Meatballs bubbling in warm tomato sauce is a savory party comfort food that's quick and easy to serve with toothpicks and small plates. Make a healthier version with ground turkey, like this recipe from Skinnytaste and keep them steaming in the crockpot all evening.

  • Hot Cocoa Cake

    You can't have a Christmas party without dessert, and hot chocolate is one of the signature tastes of the season. Make this hot cocoa cake from Sandra Leein the crockpot, and fill your house with the delicious smells of savory chocolate.

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