Vegetarian Crockpot Appetizers for Easy Party Planning

By Kristen Callihan | Last Updated: March 21, 2017

Sriracha Beer Queso

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Tasty appetizers make every party a winner, but who wants to stand in front of the stove for hours? These vegetarian crockpot appetizers will do most of the work for you and make sure all your guests are happy, including the vegetarians. Just remember to stroll past every once in awhile to check the heat and give your vegetarian crockpot appetizers a stir!

Most often, the easiest of all are the dips. Let’s start with the classic vegetarian crockpot appetizers.

Simple Dips

Warm Spinach Dip

crockpot warm spinach dipCrockpot Ladies

A little chopping and tossing is all that’s needed here, and this recipe is easily brought together in one step. After mixing, it takes a little over two hours in the crockpot. Perfect dippers include pumpernickel bread slices or cubes, carrots or other sliced veggies, or chips. Variations on this one include the yummy artichoke-spinach dip, also easily made in the slow cooker.

Find the recipe here: Warm Spinach Dip

Two-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Queso Dip

two ingredient slow cooker queso dipBettyCrocker

You’ll only need two ingredients, a couple of hours to melt the dip and your favorite tortilla chips for this classic appetizer. (We prefer the blue ones for their eye-catching party color. ) This recipe makes ten servings.

Find the recipe here: Two-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Queso Dip

Now, if you prefer a heartier appetizer or something a little firmer than a dip, there are plenty of vegetarian crockpot appetizers to choose from. Here are some of our favorites.

Non-Dips

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Sugar Candied Almonds

slow cooker sugar cinnamon almondsPersnickety Plates

Your guests will want these for every gathering after you make them—and packed in lunches too! Be sure to grab raw, unsalted nuts so you can season them up perfectly.

Find the recipe here: Slow Cooker Cinnamon Sugar Candied Almonds

Baked Goat Cheese with Tomatoes and Garlic

baked goat cheese with tomatoes and garlicOprah

This rich and gooey teaser requires an oven-safe dish to be placed inside your slow cooker. Vary your textures on the dippers from soft bagels and bread slices to crunchy chips and crackers. This is an Oprah site favorite!

Find the recipe here: Baked Goat Cheese with Tomatoes and Garlic

Giant Beans in Tomato Sauce

giant beans in tomato sauceOprah

You’ll need extra prep time on the beans for this one, so be sure to read through all the steps at least a day ahead of cook time. These Greek-style beans in uniquely tangy sauce are best served alongside pita bread, over rice, or on a pasta bar.

Find the recipe here: Giant Beans in Tomato Sauce

 

About Kristen Callihan

Kristen writes for several websites providing content related to education, the environment, vegetarianism, sociology, culture, psychology and more. You can reach her at: http://lakesedge.wix.com/lakesidewriting

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