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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 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

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

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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 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 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 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 cheesy new orleans shrimp dip
Cheesy New Orleans Shrimp Dip

Made with bacon, onions, garlic, black pepper, cayenne pepper, Tabasco sauce, Monterey Jack cheese, tomato, jumbo shrimp

Method:   crock pot, stovetop
Time:   1-2 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 gabriela's hoppin john
Gabriela's Hoppin John

Made with chipotle chile, baking soda, dried black-eyed peas, water, onion, garlic, diced green chiles, cumin, black pepper

Method:   stovetop, crock pot
Time:   over 5 hours

recipe for easy easter roast beef
Easy Easter Roast Beef

Made with beef bouillon cubes, chuck roast, French onion soup, beer, whiskey

Method:   crock pot, oven
Time:   over 5 hours


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 turkey-barley soup
Turkey-Barley Soup

Perfect for leftovers, this hearty soup contains turkey broth, cooked turkey, barley, celery, carrots, onion, and seasonings.

Method:   crock pot, stovetop
Time:   over 5 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 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 louisianna chicken creole
Louisianna Chicken Creole

Made with red bell pepper, green bell pepper, mushrooms, onion, tomatoes, garlic powder, sugar, Cajun seasoning, paprika, salt and pepper

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 chili verde with tomatillos
Chili Verde With Tomatillos

The "verde" in this pork-based stew comes from a combination of ingredients including green bell peppers, green chiles, jalapenos, and tomatillos.

Method:   stovetop, crock pot
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 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 broccoli and rice with cheese
Broccoli And Rice With Cheese

An easy crockpot side dish made with instant rice, cheese, broccoli, onion, and cream of mushroom soup.

Method:   crock pot
Time:   over 5 hours

recipe for irish lamb stew
Irish Lamb Stew

Made with olive oil, lamb, carrots, celery, parsnips, onions, potatoes, vegetable stock, herbs

Method:   stovetop, 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 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 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





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