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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

Turkey-Barley Soup

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

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recent crock pot recipes

  • Photo of Baked Sweet Potatoes

    Baked Sweet Potatoes

    The slow cooker is a great way to cook sweet potatoes because it generates moist heat which keeps them extra tender. Split the potatoes and fill with your favorite toppings, or use the cooked potato flesh in other recipes.

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  • Photo of Tortellini Soup

    Tortellini Soup

    Fresh cheese-filled tortellini mixed with corn, leeks, basil, tomatoes, bell pepper, and zucchini and topped with Parmesan cheese.

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top 10 trending crock pot recipes

American Chop Suey
american chop suey

A combination of beef and pork is slow cooked with onion, celery, water chestnuts, bean sprouts, mushrooms, and bamboo shoots. Serve over rice or more...
Cheesy Corn
cheesy corn

Corn is cooked in a creamy cheese sauce. Great side dish for potlucks!
Unstuffed Cabbage Casserole
unstuffed cabbage casserole

Love cabbage rolls? Try this unstuffed version made by combining the ingredients in the crock pot. Same flavors, less work!
Brown Rice
brown rice

Want perfectly cooked brown rice? Try making it in your crock pot. Never mushy, just perfectly cooked grains of rice.
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.
Stuffed Pepper Soup
stuffed pepper soup

All your favorite ingredients from traditional stuffed bell peppers are mixed into one easy and delicious slow cooked soup.
Country Ribs In Beer
country ribs in beer

The crock pot makes the most tender ribs! This is a simple recipe that slow cooks the ribs in a mixture of beer and barbecue sauce.
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...

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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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