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).use the + and - buttons to view more content
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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.
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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.
Drinks in the crockpot? You bet! It's a great way to "mull" beverages like cider and wassail and make other warm drinks like hot cocoa or teas.
- breads and 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.
- breakfast and 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.
- crockpot basics
Homemade barbecue sauce, apple butter, Coney Island hot dog sauce, strawberry preserves, and roasted garlic are just a few of the recipes you'll find in this section.
- crockpot sides
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.
- dinners and entrees
Make family-favorite dinners like slow cooked pulled pork sandwiches, turkey and wild rice casserole, bbq short ribs, or curried chicken.
- holiday recipes
Serve up your holiday favorites slow cooker style! From Thanksgiving mashed potatoes to Easter ham to St. Patrick's Day corned beef brisket.
- pasta dishes
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.
- slow cooked desserts
Don't forget to save room for dessert! You can make sweet dishes like cherry cream cobbler, five-layer brownies, or chocolate bread pudding in your slow cooker.
- 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.
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A simple yet delicious way to have seafood in the crock pot. It has all the traditional ingredients of authentic shrimp creole.
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CDKitchen's slate of cooking experts have cooked up some delicious articles on crock pot cooking including tips, recipes, and some creative ways to use your slow cooker.
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|Oven Or Stovetop ||High Temp|
|15-30 minutes||1 1/2 - 2 1/2 hrs||4 - 8 hrs|
|35-45 minutes||3 - 4 hrs||6 - 10 hrs|
|50 minutes - 3 hours || 4 - 6 hrs||8 - 16 hrs|
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.