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    Glazed Carrots with Green Grapes

    After receiving a slow cooker many years ago and not knowing what to do with the thing, I finally branched out and read up on what it was all about. This is one of the recipes I make that is really enjoyed by all at any time of the year. It is so colorful and a delightful side for any meal. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario

    Ranch Mushrooms

    1 review

    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 Minestrone

    4 reviews

    There's nothing quite like the comfort of warm homemade soup, and it's even better when your slow cooker does most...


    Vegan Cabbage Soup

    1 review

    Comforting soups that simmer all day long are staples on cool, busy days. For a heartier version, stir in canned...


    Cheesy Bruschetta Spread

    6 reviews

    Every bite of this cheesy dip delivers tons of flavor. I have been asked over and over again for the...

    Oregano Green Beans with Toasted Pine Nuts

    1 review

    This super easy side dish is a wonderful picnic or potluck recipe. It’s a beautiful, surprising mix that leaves guests...


    Slow-Cooked Vegetable Wild Rice Soup

    3 reviews

    This thick and hearty soup is packed with colorful vegetables. —Thomas Faglon, Somerset, New Jersey

    Slow-Cooker Thai Butternut Squash Peanut Soup

    1 review

    This seemingly exotic dish is simple, vegan, healthy and hearty. The peanut butter blends beautifully with the sweetness of the...


    Cabbage Barley Soup

    9 reviews

    My neighbor had an abundance of cabbage, so a group of us had a contest to see who could come...


    Artichoke Spread with Garlic Bread

    3 reviews

    I've tried several different artichoke dip recipes, but this one is the absolute best! I serve it at nearly every...


    Slow-Cooker Chickpea Tagine

    2 reviews

    While traveling through Morocco, my wife and I fell in love with the complex flavors of the many tagines we...

    Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes and Olives

    This squash is outstanding as a side dish, but you can also top it with canned tuna to create a...


    Slow-Cooker Baked Potatoes

    7 reviews

    These slow-cooker baked potatoes are so easy—just add your favorite toppings. Save any extra potatoes to make baked potato soup...


    Vegetarian Buffalo Dip

    2 reviews

    A friend made Buffalo chicken dip and that got me thinking about creating a vegetarian dip with the same flavors....


    Slow-Cooker Caponata

    1 review

    This Italian eggplant dip preps quickly and actually gets better as it stands. Serve it warm or at room temperature....


    Creamy Corn

    19 reviews

    Out of all my corn recipes, this is my favorite. You need just a few ingredients and a slow cooker...

    Chickpea & Potato Curry

    3 reviews

    I make chana masala, the classic Indian chickpea curry, in my slow cooker. Browning the onion, ginger and garlic first...


    Double-Duty Slow-Cooked Lemony Spring Veggies

    These spuds do a slow simmer with carrots and onion for a comfort side that amps up any entree. Finish...


    Sweet Potato Lentil Stew

    12 reviews

    I fell in love with the spicy aromas in this slow-cooked lentil stew. Add whatever ingredients you have on hand,...


    Slow-Cooker Pineapple Sweet Potatoes

    Pineapple and pecans make a pretty topping for this no-fuss side dish. It's light, tasty and not too sweet. Making...


    Cheesy Hash Brown Potatoes

    4 reviews

    "I adapted this recipe for my slow cooker so I could bring these cheesy potatoes to a potluck picnic," relates...


    Slow-Cooker Mashed Potatoes

    29 reviews

    Sour cream and cream cheese give richness to these smooth make-ahead potatoes. They are wonderful for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner...


    Slow-Cooked Broccoli

    18 reviews

    This family-favorite side dish is quick to fix and full of flavor. Because it simmers in a slow cooker, it...


    Rosemary Beets

    1 review

    We’re a family of beet eaters. For a simple side dish, I use a slow cooker and let the beets...

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    Garlic and Herb Mashed Potatoes

    6 reviews

    Cream cheese is the secret ingredient in these comforting spuds. Simply mash, mix and let them warm in the slow...


    Slow-Cooked Vegetables

    4 reviews

    I like to simmer this satisfying side dish in my Crock-Pot. Vegetables, especially the garden-fresh kind, are my favorite to...


    Slow-Cooked Salsa

    14 reviews

    I love the fresh taste of homemade salsa, but as a working mother, I don't have much time to make...


    No-Fuss Potato Soup

    35 reviews

    For a busy-day supper, my family loves to have big steaming, delicious bowls of this soup, along with fresh bread...


    Cheesy Spinach

    4 reviews

    My daughter often serves this cheese and spinach blend at church suppers. Even people who don't usually eat spinach like...


    Applesauce Sweet Potatoes

    2 reviews

    During the holidays, using a slow cooker not only frees up oven space, but time, too! Sweet potatoes are a...