I have found that slow cooker recipes for Christmas are a great time saver and take such a small effort to prepare.

And, I’ve even found slow cooker appetizers that can be served as a main course.

Now, I’m sure appetizers are as extremely important to your meal planning during the holidays as they are to mine.

5 Slow Cooker Recipes for Christmas –  The Ultimate Slow Cooker Holiday Appetizers

French Dip – Easy Slow Cooker Appetizer for Christmas

Your guests will love it when you serve them your roast beef sandwiches with this tasty french dip made of onion soup and beef broth.


  • 4 pounds rump roast
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can beef broth
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed French onion soup
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer
  • 6 French rolls
  • 2 tablespoons butter


Step 1: Trim excess fat from the rump roast, and place in a slow cooker.

Step 2: Add the beef broth, onion soup and beer. Cook on Low setting for 7 hours.

Step 3: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Step 4: Split French rolls, and spread with butter. Bake 10 minutes, or until heated through.

Step 5: Slice the meat on the diagonal, and place on the rolls.

Step 6: Serve the sauce for dipping.

Crawfish Dip – Delicious Holiday Appetizer For a Crowd!

Looking for a seafood appetizer to serve to your guests coming over for the holidays? Try these mouthwatering crawfish tails & dip!


  • 2 pounds processed cheese food, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 pounds peeled crawfish tails
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers


Step 1: Place the processed cheese and 1 teaspoon of cream of mushroom
soup into a slow cooker.

Step 2: Turn the slow cooker to High and set aside.

Step 3: Melt half of the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.

Step 4: Stir in the onion and green pepper;

Step 5: Cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 10 minutes.

Step 6: Scrape the onion mixture into a bowl and set aside.

Step 7: Melt the remaining butter in the skillet along with the garlic.

Step 8: Once the garlic begins to sizzle and is aromatic, add the crawfish tails, and season with cayenne pepper,
salt and pepper.

Step 9: Cook and stir until the crawfish is hot, then stir into the onion and pepper mixture.

Step 10: Place the crawfish mixture into a food processor, and process until the mixture is finely ground, or to your desired consistency.

Step 11: Stir the crawfish mixture into the slow cooker along with the can of diced tomatoes.

Step 12: Cover, and continue to cook 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 13: Once hot, set the slow cooker to Low until ready to serve.

Savory Pumpkin Soup W/ Cinnamon

Have you ever considered serving pumpkin soup as an appetizer? This pumpkin soup makes a great first meal course for any holiday event.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium sugar pumpkin, seeded and cubed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cups chicken stock, or as needed
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1 sprig fresh sage
  • 2 small cinnamon sticks
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


Step 1: Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Step 2: Add pumpkin and onion; cook and stir until lightly browned. Transfer to a slow cooker.

Step 3: Pour in enough chicken broth to cover the pumpkin.

Step 4: Tie the rosemary, thyme, sage, cinnamon, and bay leaves into a piece of cheesecloth, and place in the slow cooker.

Step 5: Cover and cook on Low for 4 hours.After 4 hours, remove the herb sachet.

Step 6: Stir in the cream, and puree the soup with a hand blender until smooth. Serve.

Turkey Sandwiches – Italian Christmas Appetizer

This Italian slow cooker turkey sandwich with Italian seasoning is perfect to serve at any event you have planned for the holidays. And, its even a good meal idea for a light lunch to prepare for your loved ones,


  • 1 (5 1/2 pound) bone-in turkey breast, skin removed
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano or Italian seasoning
  • 4 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 11 kaiser or hard rolls, split


Step 1: Cut turkey breast in half along the bone.

Step 2: Place the turkey breast,green pepper and onion in a 5-qt. slow cooker coated with nonstick
cooking spray.

Step 3: Combine the chili sauce, vinegar, oregano and bouillon; pour over turkey and vegetables.

Step 4: Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until meat juices run clear and vegetables are

Step 5: Remove turkey, reserving cooking liquid. Shred the turkey with two forks.

Step 6: Return to cooking juices. Spoon 1/2 cup onto each roll.

Easy Crockpot Chicken Wings

No more mess preparing chicken wings! These slow cooker chicken wings are so moist and tender it’s hard to believe they are so easy to  make.


  • 25 whole chicken wings
  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon salsa
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3 drops hot pepper sauce


Step 1: Cut chicken wings into three sections; discard wing tips.  Place the wings in a 5-qt. slow cooker.

Step 2: In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; pour over chicken and stir to coat.

Step  3: Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until chicken is tender.

I hope these slow cooker Christmas appetizer recipes helps you have more time to spend with your loved ones and friends during the holidays. Visit often for more slow cooker recipes and tips for cooking at home. And, please let me know in the comment box below if you tried this dish or, feel free to share your own favorites.

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