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. 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
Spicy JoesSloppy joes are great in the crock pot! This spicy version is made with ground beef and gets its heat from spicy V8 juice, chili powder, and jalapenos.
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Ravioli StewA hearty stew with sausage-stuffed ravioli, cannellini beans, and tomatoes. The ravioli is added at the end of the cooking time for a perfectly cooked crock pot pasta meal.
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Pork And CashewsStrips of pork are slow cooked in a soy sauce, brown sugar, and garlic mixture in the crock pot. The pork turns out wonderfully tender and flavorful. Stir in the cashews during the last 30 minutes of cooking or simply garnish with them when serving.
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dinners and entrees
Make family-favorite dinners like slow cooked pulled pork sandwiches, turkey and wild rice casserole, bbq short ribs, or curried chicken.
Shrimp CreoleA simple yet delicious way to have seafood in the crock pot. It has all the traditional ingredients of authentic shrimp creole. get the recipe →
soups and stews
Navy bean soup, hearty beef stew with mushrooms, spicy chili, corn and potato chowder, chicken gumbo - these are the meals your crock pot was made for.
Slow & Spicy ChiliA meaty chili that's also packed with vegetables. Spicy without being overpowering. An easy recipe that is sure to please! get the recipe →
appetizers & snacks
Your slow cooker can be a lifesaver when throwing a party. It's a great way to serve hot dips, chicken wings, appetizer meatballs, and so much more.
Spicy Cajun Buffalo WingsHot stuff, baby! These spicy crock pot wings were a huge hit. get the recipe →
desserts, breads, & baked goods
Caramel rolls, banana bread, and bread from frozen dough, are just a few of the surprising recipes you can make in your crockpot. And don't forget the sweet treats like cherry cream cobbler, five-layer brownies, or chocolate bread pudding.
White Chocolate Bread PuddingThis delicious dessert will have you loving your crock pot even more! The bread pudding has great texture and flavor. Try it, you won't be disappointed. get the recipe →
breakfast & brunch
What a great way to wake up, with breakfast already made! Tasty breakfast casseroles, overnight oatmeal, sausage and egg burritos, and even poached eggs.
OatmealPerfectly done oatmeal with brown sugar, cinnamon, and fresh peaches. get the recipe →
slow cooked side dishes
Serve up delicious slow cooker sides like country baked beans, wild rice pilaf, corn bread stuffing, cheesy broccoli rice casserole, or southern black eyed peas.
Wild Rice PilafThe crock pot is an ideal vessel for making perfect wild rice. Mixed with mushrooms and lightly flavored with thyme, salt and pepper, this recipe was a great match to our meal. get the recipe →
Many pasta sauces need to be simmered slowly for the flavors to meld, which means the crock is the perfect kitchen tool for the job.
Fettucine & Pork CasseroleThis was GREAT! What a fabulous way to use a large pork tenderloin where you can eat the left-overs and no need to worry about heating and then having... get the recipe →
other crock pot recipes
popular crock pot recipesSlow Low Country Boil
A flavorful slow cooker version of a seafood boil with shrimp, smoked sausage, potatoes, and corn.Ranch Mushrooms
Tender and flavorful mushrooms made in the crock pot. Ranch salad dressing mix and butter are the secret ingredients.Loaded Baked Potato Soup
This soup was awesome! It tastes just like my favorite loaded baked potato soup that I order at a local restaurant. I used green onions instead of chives and it was delicious! I made it to serve 4 people and it was enough for an average size bowl for 3 people so keep that in mind if you are making it for larger families. -GUEST FOODIEColonial Hot Buttered RumBaby Back Ribs
These ribs were simply the BEST! I don't know why I ever hesitated to cook them in my slow cooker! The cut I used was a 3-lb Pork Loin Baby Back Ribs. The recipe is super easy and they came out so tasty, fall off the bone GOOD! My husband said that I could make these for dinner anytime that I wanted! -CHITA64Pork Chops In Cream Of Mushroom Soup
Pork chops are slow cooked in the soup which makes a flavorful (and easy!) gravy.
newest crock pot recipesHorseradish HamBread PuddingJumpin' JambalayaMexicali PiePraline Apple CrispSpicy Chicken Thai Noodle Soup
slow cooking advice and articles
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|
|15-30 minutes||1 1/2 - 2 1/2 hours||4 - 8 hours|
|35-45 minutes||3 - 4 hours||6 - 10 hours|
|50 minutes - 3 hours || 4 - 6 hours||8 - 16 hours|