CDKitchen.com - It's what's cooking online!
home > recipes > cooking method > crock pot

Crock Pot Cooking

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


 


featured crock pot recipe

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.
      get the recipe →


share this recipe:  find us on facebook find us on google plus find us on twitter find us on pinterest

Get the featured crock pot recipe via email by signing up for our newsletter

crock pot recipe categories






recent recipes

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.
      get the recipe →


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.
      get the recipe →


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.
      get the recipe →


Crock Pot New England Boiled Dinner
New England Boiled Dinner

Corned beef brisket is slow cooked with potatoes, turnips, carrots and cabbage.
      get the recipe →



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.
      read more →



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.
      read more →



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".
      read more →



Tips

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

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





today's top 10 crock pot recipes

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.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Made with tortilla chips, fresh spinach, mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic, ground black pepper, artichokes

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.

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

Sausage And Egg Casserole
Need a great breakfast for a group? Make it ahead of time with this tasty all-in-one casserole made with eggs, sausage, and cheese.

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

Ranch Mushrooms
Three ingredients make up this popular crock pot side dish: mushrooms, ranch salad dressing mix, and butter.

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

Colonial Hot Buttered Rum
A 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.

Advertisement
follow cdkitchen:   subscribe via rss find us on facebook find us on google plus find us on twitter find us on pinterest