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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 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 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:   2-5 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 savory lamb shanks with rosemary and mushrooms
Savory Lamb Shanks With Rosemary And Mushrooms

Lamb shanks must be slowly cooked to become tender and the crock pot is a perfect way to accomplish that.

Method:   crock pot, stovetop
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 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 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 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 turkey soup
Turkey Soup

An ideal use for the leftover Thanksgiving turkey carcass. Celery and carrots along with the carcass make a savory broth for a sensational soup packed with veggies, cubed turkey, and pasta....

Method:   crock pot
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

recipe for easy easter roast beef
Easy Easter Roast Beef

Not just for Easter! This twice-cooked, boozy roast is wonderfully tender from the slow cooking in the crock pot and braising in the oven.

Method:   crock pot, oven
Time:   over 5 hours

recipe for chop suey
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 your favorite Asian-style noodles.

Method:   crock pot, stovetop
Time:   over 5 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 hot cocoa (large batch)
Hot Cocoa (Large Batch)

A great way to warm up a large group or crowd. This from-scratch hot cocoa recipe can easily be doubled for even larger groups. Keep it warm in a crock pot and let your guests...

Method:   stovetop
Time:   under 30 minutes

recipe for slow cooked asparagus
Slow Cooked Asparagus

This is a great way to cook fresh asparagus that isn't as tender to cook by other methods. It's perfect for those thicker stalks, just be sure to trim off the tough woody ends.

Method:   crock pot
Time:   over 5 hours


recipe for texas pulled pork
Texas Pulled Pork

Made with onion, barbecue sauce, apple cider vinegar, chicken broth, light brown sugar, yellow mustard, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, garlic, dried thyme

Method:   crock pot, stovetop
Time:   over 5 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 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.

Method:   crock pot
Time:   1-2 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 rump roast and vegetables
Rump Roast And Vegetables

Tough to go wrong with classic flavors. Beef, carrots and potatoes spiced with thyme and Worcestershire make up this classic roast plate.

Method:   crock pot, stovetop, oven
Time:   2-5 hours

recipe for cheesy new orleans shrimp dip
Cheesy New Orleans Shrimp Dip

A southern twist on queso! With bacon, shrimp, and onions along with melted Monterey Jack, this New Orleans slow cooker dip doesn't mess around.

Method:   crock pot, stovetop
Time:   1-2 hours


recipe for perogies
Perogies

Dress up frozen perogies to taste like they were made from scratch by simply slow cooking them with chopped onions and bacon.

Method:   crock pot, stovetop
Time:   2-5 hours

recipe for chicken chow mein with water chestnuts and bean sprouts
Chicken Chow Mein With Water Chestnuts And Bean Sprouts

A tasty slow cooked chow mein made with chicken, carrots, green onion, celery, water chestnuts, and bean sprouts.

Method:   crock pot, stovetop
Time:   over 5 hours





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