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Texas Chili Fries

3 reviews

The delicious chili goes together in minutes and then cooks while you run errands. The only way to make it even better is to pour it over crisp french fries and sprinkle with cheese. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

Scalloped Taters

17 reviews

This creamy and comforting slow-cooked side tastes great with almost any main dish and is a snap to assemble with...


Slow-Cooked Reuben Brats

22 reviews

Sauerkraut gives these beer-simmered brats a big flavor boost, but it’s the special chili sauce and melted cheese that put...


Southwestern Nachos

13 reviews

Guests will go crazy when you serve this cheesy nacho casserole with tender chunks of slow-cooked pork. The recipe makes...


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Potluck Macaroni and Cheese

93 reviews

You'll always have a winner at the potluck when you bring macaroni and cheese. Here's an extra-rich, creamy version for...

Cheddar and Chive Mashed Potatoes

8 reviews

My husband swears my cheddar mashed potatoes are the world's best. We always have some in the freezer. Sometimes I...


Pulled Pork Taters

9 reviews

This recipe is as hearty as it gets—part bbq pork, part potatoes, completely delicious. My family can't get enough of...

Slow-Cooker Sweet and Sour Meatballs

1 review

My family asks for these saucy meatballs all year long. I like to make them with ground beef in the...


Slow-Cooked Italian Meatballs

2 reviews

What I love about these meatballs is that they can be served as an appetizer right out of the slow...


Peppered Meatballs

12 reviews

Plenty of ground pepper gives these saucy meatballs their irresistible zest. They're so hearty, I sometimes serve them over noodles...


Southern Loaded Sweet Potatoes

1 review

For a taste of a southern classic, we make sweet potatoes stuffed with pulled pork and coleslaw and manage to...

Hearty Chicken Enchiladas

16 reviews

This slow-cooker shredded chicken enchiladas recipe is my husband and I's favorite dish. You can modify it to suit your...


Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls

3 reviews

One of my favorite slow-cooker recipes is this impressive buffalo chicken egg rolls appetizer. You can wrap the filling in...