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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

Awesome Chops

Only three ingredients for the most tender pork chops you'll ever have!

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recent crock pot recipes

  • Photo of Pizza Meatballs

    Pizza Meatballs

    Meatballs are stuffed with mozzarella cheese and simmered in the crock pot in a tasty tomato sauce. Perfect for watching the Super Bowl!

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  • Photo of Slow & Spicy Chili

    Slow & Spicy Chili

    A meaty chili that's also packed with vegetables. Spicy without being overpowering. An easy recipe that is sure to please!

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top 10 trending crock pot recipes

Perogies
perogies

Dress up frozen perogies to taste like they were made from scratch by simply slow cooking them with chopped onions and bacon.
Crazy Chops
crazy chops

These should really be called Crazy Easy Chops. Pork chops, onions, butter, and seasonings. That's it.
Brown Rice
brown rice

Want perfectly cooked brown rice? Try making it in your crock pot. Never mushy, just perfectly cooked grains of rice.
Loaded Baked Potato Soup
loaded baked potato soup

All of your favorite ingredients from a loaded baked potato made into a delicious and simple crock pot soup. This recipe quickly became one of our more...
Three Envelope Roast
three envelope roast

The famous crock pot roast recipe that uses just three seasoning ingredients for the most delicious roast you'll ever have.
Chicken, Sausage, And Shrimp Jambalaya
chicken, sausage, and shrimp jambalaya

Chicken, smoked sausage, and cooked shrimp come together in this spicy Cajun rice dish.
Stuffed Peppers With Beef And Rice
stuffed peppers with beef and rice

Bell peppers are stuffed with ground beef, onion, and rice and topped with spaghetti sauce in a crock pot.
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.

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Crockpot
Oven Or Stovetop High Temp
300F
Low 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 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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