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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

    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 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...


    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...

    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...


    Fudgy Chocolate-Almond Slow-Cooker Brownies

    When my oven broke before a potluck, I had to think of another way to make the brownies I had...


    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

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


    Holy Moly Potato Soup

    2 reviews

    This is a turned-up version of a cheesy potato soup. We eat this often, especially on cold winter evenings, but...

    Tomato Beef Barley Soup

    1 review

    When my children were young, I needed a soup that everyone would eat—something filling but also something delicious. My sons...


    Mom’s Molasses Ham and Beans

    This is a recipe my mom made frequently while I was growing up, but I tweaked it to include navy...


    Rosemary Beef Roast over Cheesy Polenta

    3 reviews

    I love beef roast in the slow cooker, and it's fun to pair it with something a little different than...


    Our Best Slow-Cooker Recipes for February

    Put your favorite appliance to work this February with our handy slow-cooker recipes. From chicken dinners to bread pudding, these...


    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.


    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...


    Slow-Cooked Ropa Vieja

    1 review

    I traveled to Cuba a few years ago and had some of the best food imaginable. This dish stuck out,...


    Pineapple RumChata Shortcakes

    1 review

    This deliciously different dessert is made in the slow cooker instead of in the oven. When done, add final touches...

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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 Grits

    1 review

    Since moving to the South, I have come to love grits! I also love my slow cooker, and I worked...


    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...


    Slow-Cooked Chai Tea

    A friend of my mother's brought chai tea to her house. She told us in India it is served every...


    Slow-Cooker Spumoni Cake

    I created this spumoni cake for a holiday potluck one year. It has become my most requested dessert. If you...


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    Slow-Cooker Berry Compote

    This berry compote is an old recipe my grandma made when I was younger. She always added extra blueberries to...