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    Slow-Cooker Sauerkraut

    The recipe was made by a special someone in my life. I was never a fan of sauerkraut until I tried this and fell in love. It's terrific as a side dish or on reuben sandwiches. —Karen Tringali, Minooka, Illinois

    Slow-Cooker Al Pastor Bowls

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


    Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole

    1 review

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


    Slow-Cooker Monkey Bread

    1 review

    I often take this slow-cooker monkey bread to church potlucks—children and adults love it! The rum extract is optional. —Lisa...


    Slow-Cooker Pina Colada Bananas Foster

    I took bananas Foster one step further and combined it with the flavors of my favorite tropical drink: a pina...

    Slow-Cooker Banana Bread

    I love to use my slow cooker. I started to experiment with making bread in it so I wouldn’t have...


    Slow-Cooker Beef Tenderloin

    I created this slow-cooker beef tenderloin recipe when I was having guests over. It tastes incredible with little effort. —Amanda...

    Pizza Beans

    This dish is wonderful for parties or as a main dish. It can even be made the day before and...


    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...


    Indian Rice and Carrot Pudding

    This Indian carrot pudding recipe is rich in flavor and very easy to prepare. —Daljeet Singh, Coral Springs, Florida


    Mixed Veggies and Rice

    To add variety to sides for those who don't care for potatoes, I came up with this colorful dish. It's...

    Blueberry Iced Tea

    I enjoy coming up with new ways to use my slow cooker in the kitchen. Serve this blueberry iced tea...


    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...


    Coconut-Mango Malva Pudding

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


    Apple Maple Chops

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


    Lip-Smacking Peach & Whiskey Wings

    1 review

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

    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.


    Kalua Pork

    3 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...


    Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Chocolate Mole Soup

    1 review

    This recipe is perfect for those days when you’re craving something just a little bit different. It’s spicy, flavorful and...


    32 Skinny Dump-and-Go Recipes

    Cooking doesn’t get any easier than dump and go! Just pour in the ingredients and let your slow cooker...


    5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes to Make This Summer

    These summer slow cooker recipes bring in the flavor without heating up the house. What's more, they only use 5...


    Slow-Cooker Polenta

    This Italian classic is so simple to make, you can now make it any night of the week. —Elisabeth Matelski,...


    Back Porch Slow-Cooker Meatballs

    1 review

    This slow-cooker meatballs recipe came to me while sitting on the back porch. The combination of meats and ingredients in...


    Orange-Chipotle Chicken

    1 review

    Big on flavor and easy on the cook's time, this orange-chipotle chicken recipe is appealing. The sweet-yet-hot sauce gets its...

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    Slow-Cooker German Bratwurst

    2 reviews

    I created this Old World favorite from a dish I had during my travels. The flavorful entree is perfect for...


    Slow-Cooker Butter Chicken

    3 reviews

    I spent several years in Malaysia eating a variety of Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian food. This was one of...


    Polish Kraut with Apples

    The combination of apples, sauerkraut and smoked sausage gives this hearty dinner an Old World flavor. I enjoy making it...


    Dutch Oven Pulled Pork Sandwiches

    These fabulous Dutch-oven pulled pork sandwiches have a sweet, tangy flavor. If you want a smokier taste, add a little...


    Dutch Oven Enchiladas

    7 reviews

    Scoop up a bite of these delicious Dutch oven enchiladas. It is a simple recipe to put together and is...


    Easy Slow-Cooker Pot Roast

    1 review

    I love this easy pot roast Crock-Pot recipe for a couple of reasons. First, it's delicious. Second, it's easy! I...