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Crock Pot Cooking

Collection of crock pot recipesDon'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

Brown Sugar And Peaches Oatmeal

Perfectly done oatmeal with brown sugar, cinnamon, and fresh peaches.

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recent crock pot recipes

  • Photo of Smoky Shredded Sirloin Soft Tacos

    Smoky Shredded Sirloin Soft Tacos

    Beef sirloin is slow cooked with onions and green peppers in a tangy sauce made with red wine, ketchup, vinegar, garlic, liquid smoke, cumin and hot sauce. Serve with warm flour tortillas.

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  • Photo of 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.

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top 10 trending crock pot recipes

Chicken, Sausage, And Shrimp Jambalaya
chicken, sausage, and shrimp jambalaya

Chicken, smoked sausage, and cooked shrimp come together in this spicy Cajun rice dish.
Sausage And Butternut Squash Stew
sausage and butternut squash stew

This hearty and flavorful stew has lots of veggies like squash, potatoes, carrots, and green beans. Using a lighter sausage helps keep the calories more...
Tuna Noodle Casserole With Mixed Vegetables
tuna noodle casserole with mixed vegetables

A homestyle tuna casserole made in the crock pot - with a delicious nutty twist to it!
Christmas Wassail
christmas wassail

A citrus wassail with light spice flavors. It's made with apple cider, pineapple juice, orange juice, cloves, and cinnamon sticks.
Chicken and Green Bean Bake
chicken and green bean bake

Boneless chicken is cooked with cream of mushroom soup, green beans, and topped with French fried onions.
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.
Beef Sirloin Tips
beef sirloin tips

Beef tips cooked with green onions and mushrooms in a savory beef broth sauce make this slow cooker recipe a winner.
Chicken And Noodles
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 more...
Caribbean Shrimp and Rice
caribbean shrimp and rice

Shrimp is slow cooked in a seasoned broth and then mixed with peas, tomatoes, and cooked rice before serving.

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Oven Or Stovetop High Temp
Low Temp
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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