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).
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Colonial Hot Buttered RumA classic holiday drink made in the crock pot. This version of hot buttered rum is made with brown sugar, butter, cinnamon sticks, cloves, nutmeg, rum, and topped with whipped cream.
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Loaded Baked Potato SoupThe 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.
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Turkey-Barley SoupPerfect for Thanksgiving leftovers, this hearty soup contains turkey broth, cooked turkey, barley, celery, carrots, onion, and seasonings.
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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.
Shredded Pork WrapsPork is slow cooked in salsa, shredded, then piled into flour tortillas with lettuce and cheese. 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.
Mexican-Style Pork StewBoneless pork ribs are slow cooked with onions, tomatoes, hominy, chili powder, and oregano. When tender, they are shredded and lime juice and cilantro are added to create a wonderful Mexican-style stew. 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.
Asian Spiced Chicken WingsSlow cooked wings with delicious Asian flavors. The wings are broiled first to crisp up the skin, then they are cooked in a soy sauce mixture until done. To finish, they are drizzled with hoisin sauce and sprinkled with sesame seeds and green onions. 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.
Breakfast Apple CobblerTart apples are mixed with sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon and then topped with your favorite granola cereal. Slow cook overnight and you will wake up to a delicious breakfast. Shown here with a dollop of greek yogurt on top. 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.
Mushroom Wild RiceMushrooms and a combination of brown and wild rice are slow cooked in a rich broth made from beef consomme and French onion soup. 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.
Italian Sausage Pasta Sauce with SpaghettiMade with Italian sausage, onions, crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, and herbs and seasonings. The slow cooker allows the flavors to develop into a delicious sauce. get the recipe →
other crock pot recipes
popular crock pot recipesLoaded 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.Slow Low Country Boil
A flavorful slow cooker version of a seafood boil with shrimp, smoked sausage, potatoes, and corn.Ranch Mushrooms
Three ingredients make up this popular crock pot side dish: mushrooms, ranch salad dressing mix, and butter.Make-Ahead Egg CasseroleBaby 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 recipesButter MintsCaribbean PorkHamburger DipBrisketCranberry Barbecue MeatballsWarm Crab Spread
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|