12 Days of Christmas: Easy “Work Party” Crockpot Recipes

I’ve got a work Christmas party tomorrow, but I really don’t have any time to actually cook something. I have to grade papers (insert teacher cry), fix dinner for my fam, and prepare for Christmas, which is only 5 days away!

Nobody – and by nobody, I mean me – has time to slave over a stove anymore. Crockpots are life! So, here are 4 crockpot recipes that will rock your work Christmas parties.

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Teriyaki Meatballs

Speaking of which, I will be making this for the party tomorrow! It is so easy AND delicious! I’m not even exagerating.

For this recipe, you will need:
– 2 bags of frozen meatballs ($10)
– 2 jars of teriyaki sauce – I use P.F. Changs ($7)
– 1 small can crushed pineapples ($0.77)

Throw all of this in a crockpot and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3. You will want to stir it every 30 or so minutes.

You will love this recipe. If you need to half the recipe, just go ahead and throw the entire can of crushed pineapples in. It won’t hurt anything!

Cocktail Weenies

This is technically my mom’s recipe, and she might get me for sharing it with you guys, but you deserve something good!

This tastes nothing like the BBQ and grape jelly recipe that has been floating around, and honestly, that grape jelly recipe doesn’t hold a candle to this. It really is that good.

For this recipe, you will need:
– 2 packs of little weenies ($7)
– 1 bottle of spicy BBQ sauce – this really adds a nice tang! ($3)
– 1 can cream of mushroom ($0.64)

Mix all of the ingredients together and cook on low for 4 hours.

To be honest, I hate mushrooms, but I never noticed they were in this recipe. This is a Christmas staple for our Christmas Eve dinner. I think you will like it, too.

Chocolate Poke Cake

Guys, my coworkers don’t even know I know how to make this, yet, but they will hate me for not bringing it tomorrow. This is another one of my absolute favorites!

For this recipe, you will need:
– 1 box mix of Chocolate Cake – prepared as directed ($1)
– 1 can sweetened condensed milk ($1.50)
– whipped cream ($2.50)
– caramel sauce ($2.50)
– Heath Chunks ($2.00)

All of these ingredients can be found at your local grocery store, and the Heath Chunks can easily be switched out for a different type of candy.

After you bake your cake as directed, poke holes throughout the entire cake with a straw. While the cake is still hot, pour the sweetened condensed milk and caramel over the cake. You will then let the cake cool completely, in the fridge. Once cool, top with whipped cream and Heath Chunks. Store in the fridge until ready to serve.

Your coworkers will love this recipe! If you are on a diet, you can use low fat sweetened condensed milk, which still tastes awesome! You can use light whipped cream or even sugar free whipped cream, and you can omit the candy on top to save calories. I have done my recipes both ways, and they taste equally incredible!

CrockPot Easy Chicken Spaghetti

This is a recipe I make regularly for dinner. It does require more hands-on work, but it will feed more people!

For this recipe, you need:
– 1 LB spaghetti ($1)
– 2 cans rotel ($2)
– 2 cans nacho cheese in a can ($3) – trust me!
– 1 large can of cream of chicken ($1.50)
– 1 rotisserie chicken ($5)

Shred and skin your rotisserie chicken, while your spaghetti is boiling. Once your spaghetti is finished, drain it, saving 1 cup of water. Add spaghetti, chicken, and water in the crockpot, and throw in the rotel, cream of chicken, and nacho cheese. Stir this up and cook on low for 3 hours.

This is a really easy, tasty take on the traditional chicken spaghetti. I like to bring it to dinner parties because it is so easy to make ahead of time and keep warm.

Tip: If you pasta starts to become dry, add a little bit of water to the mix. It won’t hurt it! And don’t forget to salt and pepper!

I hope you love these recipes as much as I do! Please comment any recipes you have used and come to love below!

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