Slow Cookers: Guides, Tutorials, Care & Recipes

A slow cooker is one of the most beloved appliances on the market. Make the most of yours with this library of slow-cooker recipes, techniques, buying guides and more.

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      Our 100 Most-Shared Slow Cooker Recipes

      We know slow cooking is every cook’s go-to for an easy and comforting meal. Here’s a round-up of our best slow cooker recipes that were liked, shared and pinned the most by readers like you!

      The Most Addictive Slow-Cooker Recipes You’re Not Making Yet

      For breakfast, dinner, snacks and desserts, these surprising slow-cooker recipes will earn you rave reviews.


      Ranch Mushrooms

      I got this ranch mushrooms recipe from my sister-in-law, and it has become a family favorite. The mushrooms don't last...


      Slow-Cooker Cheese Dip

      8 reviews

      I brought this slightly spicy cheese dip to a gathering with friends and it was a huge hit. The spicy...


      Coconut-Mango Malva Pudding

      My friend shared this amazing malva pudding recipe with me. Malva pudding is a dense, spongy cake drenched in a...

      Slow-Cooker Short Ribs

      70 reviews

      These ribs are an easy alternative to traditionally braised short ribs—you don't need to pay any attention to them once...


      Fudgy Chocolate-Almond Slow-Cooker Brownies

      When my oven broke before a potluck, I had to think of another way to make the brownies I had...

      Apple Maple Chops

      This apple and maple pork chops recipe is one of my family's favorites—my children just love it so much. The...


      Lip-Smacking Peach & Whiskey Wings

      These sweet, spicy, sticky wings are lip-smacking good! —Sue Falk, Sterling Heights, Michigan


      Holy Moly Potato Soup

      1 review

      This is a turned-up version of a cheesy potato soup. We eat this often, especially on cold winter evenings, but...


      Tomato Beef Barley Soup

      1 review

      When my children were young, I needed a soup that everyone would eat—something filling but also something kids would enjoy....

      Mom’s Molasses Ham and Beans

      This is a recipe my mom made frequently while I was growing up, but I tweaked it to include navy...


      Portobello Ropa Vieja

      I created this version of a Mexican favorite for my family, using meaty portobello mushrooms to mimic meat. Serve with...


      Moroccan Apricot Chicken

      2 reviews

      Traditionally, this Moroccan chicken with apricots dish includes chili pepper paste, but I use chili sauce in my version. Serve...


      Rosemary Beef Roast over Cheesy Polenta

      2 reviews

      I love beef roast in the slow cooker, and it's fun to pair it with something a little different than...


      Our Best Slow-Cooker Recipes for February

      Put your favorite appliance to work this February with our handy slow-cooker recipes. From chicken dinners to bread pudding, these...

      30 Diabetic-Friendly Holiday Slow Cooker Recipes

      These special main dishes and sides are made in the slow cooker, giving you more time to relax and enjoy...


      The Best Slow-Cooker Recipes of 2020

      For exceptional pork chops, soup and pot roast, grab your Crock-Pot! Here's a look at our most popular slow-cooker recipes...


      53 Quick Slow-Cooker Recipes to Make All Winter Long

      In a rush? These winter recipes take just 20 minutes (or less!) to prep before going in the slow cooker.


      7 Slow-Cooker Tips Every Home Cook Needs to Know

      Don't settle for bland, mushy food. These expert slow-cooker tips will ensure your dinner turns out tasty and tender every...


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      26 Diabetic-Friendly Slow-Cooker Stews and Chilis

      Toss homey, comforting ingredients into your slow cooker for a diabetic-friendly feast. You'll be serving up seconds of these stews...


      Slow Cooker Recipe-a-Day for November

      Put your slow cooker to work this November with a month full of in-season recipes. These mains, sides and desserts...


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      5 Slow-Cooker Bread Recipes You Have to Try

      Here's a slow-cooker recipe that you may have not tried yet: slow-cooker bread! You'll love the aromas wafting through...


      The Best Slow Cooker Brands According to Our Test Kitchen

      Slow cookers are responsible for all our favorite slow cooker recipes. Our Test Kitchen found the best-rated slow cooker...

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      70 Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes for the Slow Cooker

      Save space in your oven this Thanksgiving by using your slow cooker to whip up holiday favorites like turkey, sides,...


      The Best Accessories for Your Slow Cooker

      If you're BFFs with your slow cooker, you're going to love all the accessories we've found!


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      63 5-Star Recipes You Can Toss in the Slow Cooker

      Let's get slow cookin'! Here are the best slow-cooker recipes you need to try—from morning to night.


      Kalua Pork

      2 reviews

      Planning a luau-themed party? This Kalua pork is the perfect main dish for your get-together. It's a no-fuss crowd-pleaser meal...


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      45 Diabetic-Friendly Slow Cooker Soups

      People with diabetes can take advantage of easy slow cooker soups, too. These healthy soups are perfect for a cozy...


      Multi-Cooker Cilantro Lemon Chicken

      This fall-off-the-bone cilantro chicken with lemon is very easy to prepare and is a wonderful way to cook a whole...