27 Slow-Cooker Dips You'll Want To Eat By The Spoonful—And We're Not Judging

crockpot buffalo chicken dip

Come party time, we know you could make your life even easier. How? Well, it's time you enlist your trusty slow cooker to get you party-ready with these wildly good Crockpot dip recipes. Let's be real, when it comes to crowd-pleasing appetizers, you can’t go wrong with a selection of dips. They’re easy to make, and all you’ve got to do is pair them with a variety of chips, crackers, bread, or veggies to have the perfect party spread (or snack-able dinner, honestly). Whether you want to set-and-forget your dip prep (or use your Crockpot to keep your dips warm all night, like we do for our loaded black bean dip), these 27 slow-cooker dip recipes will keep everyone dipping.

Not only are these recipes easy to prep in advance (make-ahead apps make us feel like a little overachiever in the best way), but they stay warm for hours, so you can breathe easy knowing your guests will be happy no matter what time they arrive. No big get-togethers in your future? These recipes are super-adaptable to up- or downsizing, so they’re great for a party of one or many. There’s no shame in a solo weeknight meal of dips for dinner (we do it all the time!). We're never mad about having slow-cooker lasagna dip leftovers.

We love classics like beer cheese or spinach and artichoke dip for game days, and chili is always a solid option served alongside hefty corn chip dippers or steak fries. You could channel groovy 1970s vibes with a cheese or chocolate fondue party, skewers optional. For the perfect cozy cold weather snack, all you’ve got to do is grab some crusty bread, soft cheese, and a fruit butter. It's basically magic!

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Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Fact: A party or movie night in is only as good as the Buffalo dip you serve. The best part? Your slow cooker will keep it warm and ready for dipping! Go all out and make a batch of homemade soft pretzels to serve with it.

Get the Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe.

crockpot buffalo chicken dip

Slow-Cooker Crab Dip

We LOVE this dip with Ritz crackers, but slices of French bread or pita chips would also be delicious. If you’d like to go a healthier route, sliced cucumber or celery sticks are the way to go.

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slow cooker crab dip
Ethan Calabrese

Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip

If spinach-artichoke dip is one of those things you get really excited about at a party but you feel like it takes too much effort, this slow-cooker version is for you. Don’t bother turning on the oven (especially when you have other appetizers to bake—cranberry brie bites, perhaps?).

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crock pot spinach and artichoke dip in a blue dish surrounded by slices of bread

Slow-Cooker Beer Cheese Dip

Beer cheese dip is far better than queso, and being able to make it in your slow cooker makes it even better. The dip makes for a perfect snack or any dinner party appetizer. It's simple, quick, and is always loved.

Get the Slow-Cooker Beer Cheese Dip recipe.

beer cheese dip
Parker Feierbach

Slow-Cooker Queso

It just isn't a party without queso, tbh. Don't skimp on the cilantro; it lightens up the dip just a bit and adds a refreshing, herbal note. Hungry for more queso recipes? We LOVE this Instant Pot queso.

Get the Slow-Cooker Queso recipe.

slow cooker queso delish
Ethan Calabrese

Slow-Cooker Lasagna Dip

Add some Italian flavor to your party with this lasagna-inspired dip that involves yes, three different cheeses (!) And thank goodness it does, because this dip is so easy to make.

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delish slow cooker lasagna dip
Ethan Calabrese

Loaded Black Bean Dip

Regardless of whatever your mind conjures when you hear the words "bean dip," we guarantee this cheesy black bean dip is not that. This dip is anything but boring and will resemble nothing like the pasty, brown mush you might be expecting. Black beans are blended with lots of garlic, jalapeños, and cheese, then topped with even more cheese before baking (cue the perfect cheese pull). We like to transfer our black bean dip to our slow-cooker just before melting the cheese and topping to keep it warm all night!

Get the Loaded Black Bean Dip recipe.

black bean dip
Hearst Owned

Rotel Dip

With just three main ingredients, you can make this crowd-pleasing Rotel cheese dip! Rotel dip is an easy party dip to assemble and comes together all in one pot so you can say goodbye to washing all those extra dishes. It’s a perfect dip to make and keep warm in a slow cooker for events that run hours long (Super Bowl Sunday, anyone?). Feel free to combine all the ingredients in your slow cooker after you fry up the ground beef for one of the easiest dips ever.

Get the Rotel Dip recipe.

rotel dip with tortilla chips

Slow-Cooker Chili Mac 'n Cheese Dip

Chili and mac & cheese converge into one dip in this Tex Mex-inspired recipe. Warning: This is best enjoyed with a sturdy chip that can stand up to the macaroni.

Get the Slow-Cooker Chili Mac 'n Cheese Dip recipe.

slow cooker chili mac 'n cheese dip
Ethan Calabrese

Cheesy Mini Meatball Skillet Dip

Part cheese dip, part meatballs, this skillet dip is not only delicious but a fun activity for the whole family. Top the whole skillet with a generous sprinkling of thinly sliced scallions, and you’ve got one colorful party on a chip. Once you fold in your shredded cheese, we like to transfer this from the skillet to the slow-cooker for a cheesy-savory dream of a dip you're going to be dipping into all night long.

Get the Cheesy Mini Meatball Skillet Dip recipe.

cheesy mini meatball skillet dip
Andrew bui

Slow-Cooker Tex-Mex Dip

Our favorite part of game day is often the appetizers, and this cheesy dip is full of flavor, making it our new go-to. It's quick and easy, and since it's cooked in a slow cooker, it makes almost no mess at all. Now that's a win.

Get the Slow-Cooker Tex-Mex Dip recipe.

slow cooker tex mex dip
Brad Holland

Slow-Cooker Chicken Enchilada Dip

Got a leftover rotisserie chicken you need to use up? Toss it with enchilada sauce and pepper Jack, and it will really shine in this gloriously cheesy dip.

Get the Slow-Cooker Chicken Enchilada Dip recipe.

slow cooker chicken enchilada dip
Ethan Calabrese

Chicken Enchilada Dip

Love chicken enchiladas, but need a crowd-pleasing appetizer? This party dip has it all: shredded chicken, tangy cream cheese, two types of melty cheese, saucy enchilada sauce, and savory taco seasoning. Ready in around 30 minutes, this dip comes together fast in a skillet (and then just pop it in your slow-cooker to get it all bubbly). This is the perfect last-minute app any time you need to please a crowd.

Get the Chicken Enchilada Dip recipe.

chicken enchilada dip dipped with chips

Best Nacho Cheese Dip

There is something so enticing about nacho cheese from concession stands: silky smooth, pleasantly tacky, clings to every chip, fry, and bite. Now you can make it at home any time the craving hits. With a bit of stove time, you'll have a slow-cooker ready dip that'll be warm and melty for party time (spoiler: it'll be gone fast).

Get the Best Nacho Cheese Dip recipe.

nacho cheese
Parker Feierbach

Sausage Dip

Sausage dip is a simple and humble dish that's unbelievably good and goes perfectly alongside our beer cheese dip. It will satisfy every craving on game day or just a Friday night. We won't tell. Keep this bad boy warm for the entire game day in your Crockpot after sautéing the sausage for the best results.

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closeup of sausage dip in a cast iron pan garnished with cilantro and chopped tomatoes
Bryce Johnson

Tamale Dip

This hearty, tamale-inspired dip is perfect for a group and has all the makings of the classic dish (corn, cheese, chicken, and even more cheese). We're big fans.

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tamale dip
John Komar

Cheese Fondue

Few foods are more fun to eat than a good old-fashioned cheese fondue. Not only is it a fun throwback to the fondue craze of the '70s, but it's up there in some of the best foods for a small party. What makes this fondue better than the rest? The *slightest* hint of garlic flavor, achieved by rubbing the inside of your pot with a cut garlic clove. GENIUS. While you'll need to prep this in a skillet at first, your slow cooker will keep this bubbly and warm and ready for dipping all night long. Don't mind if we fondue!

Get the Classic Cheese Fondue recipe.

cheese fondue in a cast iron pot surrounded by bread cubes, tomatoes, and skewers

Slow Cooker Jalapeño Popper Dip

Using a slow cooker for dips is the easiest way to keep your dip warm during parties. This dip tastes just like our favorite bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers, and it's insanely hard to stop dipping. Creamy, smooth, and just the right amount of kick.

Get the Slow Cooker Jalapeño Popper Dip recipe.

Chelsea Lupkin

Hot Crab Dip

This hot crab dip packed with melty cheese and tender, sweet crab meat is the perfect opener to any game day or meal. While you might need to prep it at first in a skillet, we like to transfer it to our slow-cooker just before we load it up with cheese, so it can become (and stay!) extra melty in the Crockpot. Serve it with plenty of toasted bread or buttery crackers! Or you can do what we do and shamelessly go at it with a spoon. 😉

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hot crab dip in a cast iron skillet served with crackers

Slow-Cooker Beef Chili

Our classic beef chili is already quick enough to make on a weeknight, but this slow cooker recipe is even easier. Sautéing the beef and onion will definitely lead to more flavor, but if you want to just throw everything into the slow cooker all at once, it'd be totally fine. This chili is great on its own or for dipping chips, or topping fries and hot dogs. Be sure to top it with plenty of cheese before serving for the full experience!

Get the Slow-Cooker Beef Chili recipe.

slow cooker chili
Parker Feierbach

Bacon Spinach Dip

The only thing better than cheesy bacon dip? Hot cheesy bacon dip eaten straight from the slow cooker. While our instructions are for baking, which we highly recommend, the slow cooker will be the best party-perfect vessel for keeping this warm all evening. The secret to this dip? A trifecta of mayo, sour cream, and cream cheese. Your dips will never be the same again.

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spinach dip in a cast iron skillet with bacon served with chips

Jalapeño Popper Dip

Our allegiance lies with anything thats super-cheesy, creamy and smoky. This jalapeño popper-inspired dip nails all three! It's got a kick, but not so much that you'll be running for a glass of milk; even people who can't totally handle the heat will love this. This will need a bit of preparation on the stove at first, but then it's smooth sailing in the Crockpot. Just before you top it with more cheese, be sure to pop your popper mixture into the slow-cooker so it can get ultra-melty and reading for dipping.

Get the Jalapeño Popper Dip recipe.

jalapeno popper dip
Parker Feierbach

Crockpot Apple Butter

Apple butter is essentially a further reduced, caramelized applesauce that will spread as easily as softened butter over your sourdough. In fall, it's our favorite thing to slather over toast, dip graham crackers in, or eat by the spoonful when no one is looking.

Get the Crockpot Apple Butter recipe.

crockpot apple butter
Parker feierbach

Slow-Cooker Barbecue Chicken Dip

Get your chips ready—this smoky and creamy dip is endlessly dippable and one of our all-time favorite ways to use up any leftover rotisserie chicken!

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slow cooker bbq chicken dip
Jonathan Boulton

Double Chocolate Fondue

If you're feeling decision fatigue, this double-chocolate fondue is maybe the best use of your slow cooker to date. There's something for everyone in this crowd-pleasing "fon-duo," and you can feel free to swap in your favorite melty chocolate, too!

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double chocolate fondue
Chelsea Lupkin

Queso Dip

We really love queso, and who could blame us? This easy, cheesy recipe only calls for a few ingredients and is ready in about an hour.

Get the Queso Dip recipe from The Pioneer Woman.

queso dip
Will Dickey

Slow Cooker Refried Beans

Could there be anything better than rich and zesty refried beans ready for dipping, straight from your Crockpot? We think not. Start your beans in the morning, and you’ll have one less thing to think about at party time. Bonus: Half the fun is mashing up the beans!

Get the Slow Cooker Refried Beans recipe from The Pioneer Woman.

slow cooker refried beans topped with cheese and jalapeño slices
Hearst Owned

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