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.


    Slow-Cooker Spiral Ham

    My family loves when I make this slow-cooker spiral ham. I'm not sure which they love more though: eating it...


    Slow-Cooker Cheese Dip

    10 reviews

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


    Slow-Cooker Caramelized Onions

    1 review

    Slow-cooker caramelized onions will make any meal taste better. Toss them on a burger or sandwich, or in scrambled eggs...

    Slow-Cooker Short Ribs

    75 reviews

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


    Slow-Cooker Baked Ziti

    1 review

    I don't know one family that doesn't have some crazy, hectic weeknights. This slow-cooker baked ziti recipe was a delicious,...


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    45 Budget-Friendly Slow Cooker Recipes

    When your schedule's full and your wallet's empty, meal planning can be a challenge. These cheap Crock-Pot meals come together...


    Slow-Cooker Pinto Beans

    I love pinto beans, but I always feel the flavor can easily turn too bland. I added a little this...


    Slow-Cooker Oxtail Soup

    This wonderfully rich slow-cooker oxtail soup will warm your soul and your taste buds. Oxtail stew is a favorite family...

    How to Cook a Ham in Your Slow Cooker

    Overwhelmed by all the holiday recipes taking up your oven real estate? Here's how to heat up a precooked ham...


    These Slow Cooker Liners Make Kitchen Cleanup a Breeze

    From mouthwatering roasts to luscious cheesecakes, is there anything your slow cooker can't do? Well, we have yet to find...


    Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken

    2 reviews

    This is a fabulous slow-cooker ranch chicken recipe that we have passed around to all our friends, especially those who...


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    60 Dump Dinners for Your Slow Cooker

    Even on crazy days, you can make Crockpot dump dinners happen fast! In the morning, just throw everything in your...


    Buffalo Chicken Chili

    9 reviews

    This Buffalo chicken chili is rich in the best way. The cream cheese, blue cheese and tangy hot sauce join...

    Texas Chili

    We make this Texas chili recipe every year for football parties. Our guests love the flavor. It can also be...


    Slow-Cooker Hard-Boiled Eggs

    1 review

    These slow-cooker hard-boiled eggs are my go-to for a group. They're a lifesaver and perfect for the holidays! I love...


    Slow-Cooker Sauerkraut

    1 review

    This slow-cooker sauerkraut recipe was made by a special someone in my life. I was never a fan of sauerkraut...


    Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole

    3 reviews

    This Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole is an easy dinner for both you and the kids. Serve with carrot and...


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    11 Slow-Cooker Tips Every Home Cook Needs to Know

    Don't settle for bland, mushy food. These expert Crockpot tips and tricks will ensure your dinner turns out tasty and...


    Beer and Smoked Sausage Stew

    Cold weather means it's time for hearty, comforting meals. This slow-cooker stew is perfect for keeping warm on even the...


    How to Prep and Freeze Slow Cooker Meals

    Put your takeout plans on ice. With ready-to-make meals kept in your freezer, it’s a snap to get a wholesome...


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    100 Easy Slow-Cooker Soup Recipes

    Turn to your Crockpot for the best soups to ever hit your spoon. These comforting slow-cooker soup recipes are ready...

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    Slow-Cooker Poblano Pork Loin

    3 reviews

    I live in Arizona, and this slow-cooker pork loin is an easy dish with many southwestern seasonings. It's fantastic with...


    Spaghetti All’Amatriciana

    Spaghetti All'Amatriciana is a traditional Italian dish that reminds me of my roots. This amatriciana sauce recipe features guanciale (dried...


    Slow-Cooker Al Pastor Bowls

    2 reviews

    You'll love this easy version of a traditional Mexican favorite. Serve this al pastor bowl over rice or in tortillas...


    Savory Rice-Stuffed Apples

    My family has several apple trees, so I am challenged to create new recipes each fall. This side dish is...


    Slow-Cooker Duck Breasts

    My husband and son are duck hunters, and I am always trying to find new ways to cook the meat....