Tasty appetizers make every party great, but who wants to stand in front of the stove for hours? These 5 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 the crockpots every once in awhile to check the heat and give your vegetarian appetizers a stir!
Most often, the easiest of all appetizers are the dips. Let's start with the classics.
Warm Spinach Dip
A little chopping and tossing is all it takes to whip this dip together, making this a one-step recipe! After mixing, this Warm Spinach Dip cooks for a little over two hours in the crockpot. Perfect dippers include pumpernickel bread slices or cubes, carrots and other sliced veggies, and chips. Variations to this dip include this yummy artichoke-spinach dip, also easily made in the slow cooker!
Two-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Queso Dip
You only need two ingredients, a couple of hours for melting, and your favorite tortilla chips to serve this classic appetizer. (We prefer blue tortilla chips for their eye-catching party color!) This Two-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Queso Dip recipe makes ten servings.
If you prefer an appetizer that's a little heartier than a dip, there are plenty of vegetarian crockpot appetizers to choose from! Here are some of our favorites.
Slow Cooker Cinnamon Sugar Candied Almonds
Your guests will be begging for these Slow Cooker Cinnamon Sugar Candied Almonds at every gathering. These nuts are also great for packing in lunches! Be sure to use raw, unsalted nuts so you can season them to your own taste.
Baked Goat Cheese with Tomatoes and Garlic
This rich and gooey appetizer requires you to place an oven-safe dish inside your slow cooker. Vary the textures of your dippers from soft bagels and bread slices to crunchy chips and crackers. This Baked Goat Cheese with Tomatoes and Garlic is an Oprah site favorite!
Giant Beans in Tomato Sauce
You'll need extra prep time for the beans in this recipe, so be sure to read through all the steps at least a day before you plan to make this appetizer. These Greek-style Giant Beans in Tomato Sauce are best served alongside pita bread, over rice, or as part of a pasta bar.