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Slow-cooker party dips

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Slow-cooker dips are a fantastic addition to any party! Simply mix and go on with your party preparations!
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Slow-cooker dips

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Slow-cooker dips are a fantastic addition to any party! Simply mix and go on with your party preparations!

Slow-cooker recipes are having a great revival at present, and it's no wonder why! The ease of putting together a dish and having plenty of free time to go on about your business is no small thing, especially when putting together a large party! For larger gatherings, consider purchasing slow cookers that come with three cookers in one base. It will allow for you to put multiple dips into one place for easy snacking throughout the party. Your guests will appreciate the selection, and you will find it takes just as long to make three dips as it does one!

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Spinach artichoke dip

Nobody can deny the goodness of warm, gooey cheeses mixed together with spinach and artichokes. Served with toasted baguettes, they are a true favorite of the crowd!


  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1 box thawed frozen spinach
  • 1 jar artichoke hearts
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Toasted baguette slices


  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Pour into slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on high for two hours.
  4. Serve with toasted baguettes.
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Spicy buffalo chicken dip

If you're looking for a bit of spice to add to the party, this spicy buffalo chicken dip is it! With the zest of hot sauce, actual buffalo chicken wings and the zing of ranch dressing combined with cheddar cheese, this flavorful dip is one that will be a favorite of any buffalo fan!


  • 1-1/2 cups boneless buffalo chicken wings, sliced
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup hot sauce
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 2 cups mild cheddar cheese
  • Celery sticks and tortilla chips for serving


  1. Mix together chicken wings and cream cheese, and stir until blended thoroughly.
  2. Add ranch dressing and mix.
  3. Add 1-1/2 cups of cheddar cheese and heat for a few minutes until mixed and melted.
  4. Pour the dip into the crock pot and sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese on the top.
  5. Cover and cook on high for two hours.
  6. Serve with celery sticks and tortilla chips.
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Spicy bean dip

Not a far cry from seven-layer dip, this spicy bean dip has all the flavor for next to none of the effort. Skip the layering (for now) and take a break with this simple-yet-flavorful bean dip recipe!


  • 1 (15 ounce) can refried beans
  • 1 cup hot salsa
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • Tortilla chips


  1. In a bowl, combine the first seven ingredients.
  2. Pour into a slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on high for two hours or until heated through, stirring once or twice.
  4. Serve with chips and salsa.

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