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Slow cooker recipes offer convenience that can't be beat. Find recipes for slow cooker chicken, beef, pork and more to prepare in soups, stews, chili and sandwiches plus easy, healthy and vegetarian options. Browse our collection to slow cook your way to flavorful meals.

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Nothing says comfort like a plate full of mouthwatering ribs coated in barbecue sauce. These from Sharon Crider of Junction City, Kansas are delicious and tangy.—Sharon Crider, Junction City, Kansas
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35 Slow Cooker Recipes You'll Actually Use This Summer

35 Slow Cooker Recipes You'll Actually Use This Summer

35 Slow Cooker Recipes You'll Actually Use This Summer

Too hot to turn on the oven? Switch on your slow cooker instead. These slow-simmered recipes are perfect for a sunny backyard barbecue or spur-of-the-moment picnic.

Cranberry Chili Meatballs

Cranberry Chili Meatballs

Cranberry Chili Meatballs

Using packaged meatballs helps save time in the kitchen and they are just as tasty as homemade. My friends look forward to enjoying these meatballs at our holiday gatherings and there are never any leftovers! The sauce is tangy yet sweet, and the festive color is perfect for any holiday party. —Amy Scamerhorn, Indianapolis, Indiana

Stuffed Chicken Rolls

Stuffed Chicken Rolls

Stuffed Chicken Rolls

Just thinking about this dish sparks my appetite. The ham and cheese rolled inside make for a tasty surprise. The chicken rolls are especially nice served over rice or pasta. —Jean Sherwood, Kenneth City, Florida
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Top 10 Slow Cooker Recipes

Top 10 Slow Cooker Recipes

Top 10 Slow Cooker Recipes

We are smitten with our slow cooker for so many reasons. It makes cozy comfort food in the winter—and it doesn’t heat up the house in the summer. Here's our absolute best recipes for this go-to kitchen gadget.

Slow-Cooked Barbecued Beef Sandwiches

Slow-Cooked Barbecued Beef Sandwiches

Slow-Cooked Barbecued Beef Sandwiches

Chuck roast makes delicious shredded beef sandwiches after simmering in a rich, homemade sauce all day. The meat is tender and juicy and takes minutes to prepare for a weeknight dinner or potluck. —Tatina Smith, San Angelo, Texas

French Dip

French Dip

French Dip

For a sandwich with more pizzazz than the traditional French dip, give this recipe a try. The seasonings give the broth a wonderful flavor, and the meat cooks up tender and juicy. This slow-cooked version will soon be a favorite at your house, too. —Margaret McNeil, Germantown, Tennessee

Slow-Cooked Carnitas

Slow-Cooked Carnitas

Slow-Cooked Carnitas

These hearty carnitas are delicious and easy to simmer in a slow cooker all day long. Sometimes, instead of using tortillas, I place the pork on top of shredded lettuce for a tasty salad. —Lisa Glogow, Aliso VIejo, California

Championship Bean Dip

Championship Bean Dip

Championship Bean Dip

My friends and neighbors expect me to bring this irresistible dip to every gathering. When I arrive, they ask, "You brought your bean dip, didn't you?" If there are any leftovers, we use them to make bean and cheese burritos the next day. I've given out this recipe a hundred times. —Wendi Wavrin Law, Omaha, Nebraska

25 Slow Cooker Recipes to Bring to Your Next Potluck

25 Slow Cooker Recipes to Bring to Your Next Potluck

25 Slow Cooker Recipes to Bring to Your Next Potluck

Your slow cooker makes it easy to prepare food for parties, and these potluck recipes fit the bill. The crowd-pleasing appetizers, main dishes, drinks and desserts all feed 12 or more!

Garlic Beef Stroganoff

Garlic Beef Stroganoff

Garlic Beef Stroganoff

"I'm a mom and work full-time, so I try to use my slow cooker whenever possible," explains Erika Anderson of Wausau, Wisconsin. "This Stroganoff is perfect because I can get it ready in the morning before the kids get up."

Slow Cooker Superstars

Slow Cooker Superstars

Slow Cooker Superstars

Meet the bloggers at sixsistersstuff.com, here to lend a hand with their top slow-cooked dishes. They're talking juicy Italian beef, fork-tender ribs—even a kid-approved Cobb salad.

BBQ Chicken Sliders

BBQ Chicken Sliders

BBQ Chicken Sliders

Brining the chicken overnight helps make it taste exceptionally good. Plus, it’s so tender, it melts in your mouth. —Rachel Kunkel, Schell City, Missouri

Roast Beef and Gravy

Roast Beef and Gravy

Roast Beef and Gravy

"This is by far the simplest way to make roast beef and gravy," assures Abby Metzger of Larchwood, Iowa. "On busy days, I can put this main dish in the slow cooker and forget about it. My family likes it with mashed potatoes and fruit salad."

Shredded French Dip

Shredded French Dip

Shredded French Dip

A chuck roast slow-simmered in a beefy broth is delicious when shredded and spooned onto rolls. I serve the cooking juices in individual cups for dipping. —Carla Kimball, Callaway, Nebraska

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Short Rib Poutine

Short Rib Poutine

Short Rib Poutine

This combines the hearty, spicy flavors of my beloved slow cooker short ribs with my all-time favorite comfort food: fries and gravy. With a little prep in the morning, it's just about ready when I come home from work (plus, the kitchen smells amazing!). —Erin DeWitt, Long Beach, California

Deb's Mushroom & Barley Soup

Deb's Mushroom & Barley Soup

Deb's Mushroom & Barley Soup

Nothing is more comforting that coming home to this rich soup! I prep the ingredients the evening before and start the slow cooker on my way out the door. —Debra Kamerman, New York, New York

Slow Cooker Peach BBQ Ribs

Slow Cooker Peach BBQ Ribs

Slow Cooker Peach BBQ Ribs

For eat-the-whole-rack ribs, start with a rub of chili powder, cumin, paprika and cayenne. Then slather on sweet peachy sauce. Keep the napkins coming. — Sue Ryon, Shorewood, Wisconsin
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