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Crock Pot Cooking

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.



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Pro Tip:

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.

Crock Pot 101

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! Also, it won't heat up your kitchen in the summer months.

crock pot cooking time conversion chart

Crockpot
Oven Or Stovetop High Temp 300FLow Temp 200F
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

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, how full your crock pot is, how dense the ingredients are, and the temperature of the foods when you add them.


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Recipes  /   crock pot
recipe for brown rice
Brown Rice

A foolproof way to cook brown rice by using the slow cooker. Perfectly cooked every time.

Method:   crock pot
Time:   2-5 hours

recipe for loaded baked potato soup
Loaded Baked Potato Soup

The delicious flavors of a loaded baked potato slow cooked into a soup. This recipe is made with potatoes, onion, chicken broth, cream, Cheddar cheese, and sour cream

Method:   crock pot
Time:   2-5 hours

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recipe for cooked cabbage
Cooked Cabbage

See how easy it is to cook cabbage in the crock pot with this simple recipe.

Method:   crock pot
Time:   over 5 hours

recipe for savory lamb shanks with rosemary and mushrooms
Savory Lamb Shanks With Rosemary And Mushrooms

Lamb shanks must be slowly cooked to become tender and the crock pot is a perfect way to accomplish that.

Method:   crock pot, stovetop
Time:   over 5 hours

recipe for super easy chicken and noodles
Super Easy Chicken And Noodles

A crock pot version of the classic dish, chicken and noodles. Just four simple ingredients (plus any seasonings you like) and your delicious meal is effortlessly...

Method:   crock pot
Time:   over 5 hours


recipe for bacon wrapped dogs
Bacon Wrapped Dogs

Hot dog pieces (or "lil' smokies") are wrapped in bacon, coated in brown sugar, and then slow cooked until the bacon caramelizes. The ultimate party food!

Method:   crock pot
Time:   over 5 hours

recipe for chicken, sausage, and shrimp jambalaya
Chicken, Sausage, And Shrimp Jambalaya

Chicken, smoked sausage, and cooked shrimp come together nicely in this spicy Cajun rice dish.

Method:   crock pot
Time:   over 5 hours

recipe for slow cooked t-bone steak
Slow Cooked T-Bone Steak

A tender T-bone steak made in the crock pot along with potatoes and a fresh mushroom sauce

Method:   crock pot, stovetop
Time:   over 5 hours


recipe for ranch mushrooms
Ranch Mushrooms

Three ingredients make up this popular crock pot side dish: mushrooms, ranch salad dressing mix, and butter.

Method:   crock pot
Time:   2-5 hours

recipe for spinach and artichoke dip
Spinach and Artichoke Dip

A great twist on traditional spinach-artichoke dips made in the slow cooker and without using any soup mixes.

Method:   crock pot
Time:   1-2 hours

recipe for easy easter roast beef
Easy Easter Roast Beef

Not just for Easter! This twice-cooked, boozy roast is wonderfully tender from the slow cooking in the crock pot and braising in the oven.

Method:   crock pot, oven
Time:   over 5 hours


recipe for shrimp creole
Shrimp Creole

A slow cooked version of authentic shrimp creole made with the holy trinity (celery, onion, bell pepper), tomatoes and tomato sauce, garlic, Tabasco, and shrimp all served over hot rice.

Method:   crock pot
Time:   2-5 hours

recipe for chop suey
Chop Suey

A combination of beef and pork is slow cooked with onion, celery, water chestnuts, bean sprouts, mushrooms, and bamboo shoots. Serve over rice or your favorite Asian-style noodles.

Method:   crock pot, stovetop
Time:   over 5 hours

recipe for slow cooked asparagus
Slow Cooked Asparagus

This is a great way to cook fresh asparagus that isn't as tender to cook by other methods. It's perfect for those thicker stalks, just be sure to trim off the tough woody ends.

Method:   crock pot
Time:   over 5 hours


recipe for perfect rice pudding
Perfect Rice Pudding

An easy way to make rice pudding. It calls for white rice, sugar, milk, eggs, vanilla extract, salt, nutmeg or cinnamon.

Method:   crock pot
Time:   2-5 hours

recipe for bayou gumbo
Bayou Gumbo

Sausage, shrimp, okra and rice provide all the great flavors of a classic Louisiana style gumbo in this recipe but with the ease of the crock pot.

Method:   crock pot, stovetop
Time:   over 5 hours

recipe for turkey soup
Turkey Soup

Made with turkey stock, stewed tomatoes, celery, carrots, onion, potatoes, corn, green beans, bay leaves, turkey

Method:   crock pot
Time:   over 5 hours


recipe for southern black eyed peas
Southern Black Eyed Peas

Black eyed peas are slow cooked in the traditional southern style with ham hocks (or salt pork) and onion and celery.

Method:   crock pot
Time:   over 5 hours

recipe for texas pulled pork
Texas Pulled Pork

Made with vegetable oil, barbecue sauce, apple cider vinegar, chicken broth, light brown sugar, yellow mustard, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, onion, garlic

Method:   stovetop, crock pot
Time:   over 5 hours

recipe for cheesy new orleans shrimp dip
Cheesy New Orleans Shrimp Dip

A southern twist on queso! With bacon, shrimp, and onions along with melted Monterey Jack, this New Orleans slow cooker dip doesn't mess around.

Method:   crock pot, stovetop
Time:   1-2 hours


recipe for hot bloody mary
Hot Bloody Mary

The crock pot works great to keep this spicy drink warm for your guests.

Method:   crock pot
Time:   1-2 hours

recipe for louisianna chicken creole
Louisianna Chicken Creole

Low-country style chicken creole with the convenience of a slow cooker. Chicken thighs with classic Cajun veggies, hot sauce, and tomatoes all served over rice.

Method:   crock pot
Time:   2-5 hours

recipe for spicy beef curry stew
Spicy Beef Curry Stew

This easy-to-make curry recipe has tender beef and mild curry flavors. If you want to up the heat, add additional jalapeno.

Method:   stovetop, crock pot
Time:   over 5 hours


recipe for reubens with corned beef brisket
Reubens With Corned Beef Brisket

Made with thousand island salad dressing, corned beef brisket, sauerkraut, Thousand Island salad dressing, rye swirl bread, Swiss cheese

Method:   crock pot
Time:   over 5 hours

recipe for easy peach cobbler with crunchy oat topping
Easy Peach Cobbler With Crunchy Oat Topping

Everyone will love this easy peach cobbler dessert with its crunchy oat topping

Method:   crock pot
Time:   2-5 hours





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