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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 addition to all the tasty dinner and side dish recipes).


featured crock pot recipe

Crock Pot Ranch Mushrooms
Ranch Mushrooms

Just three ingredients in this popular crock pot recipe: fresh mushrooms, butter, and ranch salad dressing mix. You'll be surprised by how delicious these mushrooms are and how simple they are to make in your crock pot.
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Crock Pot Hot Faux Crab Dip
Hot Faux Crab Dip

A creamy dip made with milk, salsa, cream cheese, imitation crab, green onions, and green chiles. Heat it in the crock pot and serve warm with your favorite dippers.
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Crock Pot Easy Spaghetti
Easy Spaghetti

A tasty and easy crock pot spaghetti recipe made with ground beef, spaghetti pasta, onion, garlic, tomato sauce, mushrooms, tomato sauce, and V8 juice.
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Crock Pot Chicken Taco Soup
Chicken Taco Soup

Boneless chicken is slow cooked in a flavorful Tex-Mex mixture of onions, chili beans, black beans. corn, tomato sauce, beer, green chiles and taco seasoning. Serve topped with cheddar cheese, sour cream, and tortilla chips.
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Crock Pot White Chili
White Chili

A hearty crock pot chili made with hominy, black eyed peas, great northern beans, white corn, chicken or turkey, green chiles, lots of seasonings, and topped with grated jack cheese.
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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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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.

Convert Your Favorite Recipes To Crock Pot Recipes

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

today's top 10 crock pot recipes

Three Envelope Roast
The easiest crock pot roast ever! Made simply with your choice of beef roast, ranch salad dressing mix, Italian salad dressing mix, and brown gravy mix.

Slow Low Country Boil
A flavorful slow cooker version of a seafood boil with shrimp, smoked sausage, potatoes, and corn.

Chicken Tortilla Soup
This slow simmered tortilla soup isn't just delicious, it's also easy to make and forgiving if you want to adjust the ingredient quantities.

Angel Chicken
Excellent and easy!!! The chicken was so moist and tasty,even pickiest eater in the house liked it. Cooked it on low for 5 hours and came out perfect!

Split Pea Comfort Soup
Resist the urge to stir this recipe. Let it cook until everything is tender and you'll have the most wonderful soup.

Make-Ahead Egg Casserole
Made with black pepper, salt, cheddar cheese, olive oil, bell peppers, onions, eggs, heavy whipping cream or half and half, frozen hash brown potatoes

Homemade Chili
A simple chili recipe made with ground beef, tomatoes, kidney beans, tomato paste, chili powder, and topped with cheddar cheese.

Pork Chops In Cream Of Mushroom Soup
Pork chops are slow cooked in the soup which makes a flavorful (and easy!) gravy.

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 topped with sour cream, bacon, and additional cheese when serving.

Pork Chops And Rice
Made with water, cream of mushroom soup, pork chops, rice, onion soup mix

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