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Collection of crock pot recipes

Don't overlook the slow cooker as being just as valuable a kitchen tool as your stove or oven. While it's long been recognized as an ideal way to cook roasts and stews, it can do so much more - and we'll show you how.

Our recipe collection will let you bake bread, fix breakfast, and even make a cake in your crock pot (in addition to all the tasty dinner and side dish recipes).


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featured crock pot recipe

Baked Sweet Potatoes

The slow cooker is a great way to cook sweet potatoes because it generates moist heat which keeps them extra tender. Split the potatoes and fill with your favorite toppings, or use the cooked potato flesh in other recipes.

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recent crock pot recipes

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    Tortellini Soup

    Fresh cheese-filled tortellini mixed with corn, leeks, basil, tomatoes, bell pepper, and zucchini and topped with Parmesan cheese.

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  • Photo of Beefaroni


    Ground beef, elbow macaroni, and a tangy tomato-based sauce create this crock pot version of beefaroni.

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top 10 trending crock pot recipes

Chili Spaghetti
chili spaghetti

Your favorite chili flavors mixed into a crock pot spaghetti recipe. It's made with ground beef, tomato juice, onions, chili powder, cheese, and more...
Creamy Italian Chicken
creamy italian chicken

Boneless chicken is slow cooked in a creamy mushroom sauce.
Chicken Chow Mein With Water Chestnuts And Bean Sprouts
chicken chow mein with water chestnuts and bean sprouts

A tasty slow cooked chow mein made with chicken, carrots, green onion, celery, water chestnuts, and bean sprouts.
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
spinach and artichoke dip

A great take on traditional spinach-artichoke dips without using any soup mixes. The fresh spinach adds more flavor than using the frozen kind, but more...
Easter Ham
easter ham

Perfect for Easter or any occasion where you want a tasty and easy ham recipe. The pineapple and maple syrup sauce add sweetness without overpowering more...
Chicken Stuffing Casserole With Broccoli
chicken stuffing casserole with broccoli

This easy crock pot dinner is made with boneless chicken, stuffing mix, frozen broccoli, broccoli cheese soup, and chicken broth.
Turkey-Barley Soup
turkey-barley soup

Perfect for leftovers, this hearty soup contains turkey broth, cooked turkey, barley, celery, carrots, onion, and seasonings.
Broccoli And Rice With Cheese
broccoli and rice with cheese

An easy crockpot side dish made with instant rice, cheese, broccoli, onion, and cream of mushroom soup.

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Oven Or Stovetop High Temp
Low Temp
15-30 minutes1 1/2 - 2 1/2 hours4 - 8 hours
35-45 minutes3 - 4 hours6 - 10 hours
50 minutes - 3 hours   4 - 6 hours8 - 16 hours

Cooking times will also vary by how full your crock pot is, how dense the ingredients are, and the temperature of the foods when you add them.

crock pot 101

1) A properly working crock pot uses as about as much electricity and resources as a light bulb - making it more economical than using your stove! It also won't heat up your kitchen in the summer months.

2) Place vegetables in the bottom of the crock pot and place meat on top. Fresh vegetables like carrots and potatoes take the longest to cook. Frozen vegetables may be placed on top of meat as they usually do not take as long.

3) Crock pot cooking times listed with the recipes are guidelines - actual cooking times may vary based on the brand of crock pot, size, amount of liquid or food, ingredient temperatures, etc. Certain brands cook at a much higher temperature than others. Get to know your crock pot so you can adjust times accordingly.

4) The crock pot should be filled 2/3rds full when cooking for best results. Scale recipes up or down to fit your size crock pot.

5) Make sure the lid fits snuggly. Crock pots create extra steam inside to keep foods moist. If the lid lets that steam out your food may dry out or even burn.

6) Do not put large pieces of frozen meat (such as whole chickens or roasts) in the crock pot. They will not heat evenly and dangerous bacteria can form in a short amount of time.

slow cooking advice and articles

The benefits of crock pot cooking

Sarah shares a little history of slow cooking and why it has become her go-to appliance in the kitchen.
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No Kitchen? Try the Slow Cooker

Pam shares tips on how handy a slow cooker can be when you don't have a traditional kitchen available to you.
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These New Crockpots Are Hot . . . Literally

Do you find that some recipes don't work as expected in your crock pot? This article tells you how crockpots have changed over the years and yours might be cooking too "hot".
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