Slow Cookers: Guides, Tutorials, Care & Recipes

A slow cooker is one of the most beloved appliances on the market. Make the most of yours with this library of slow-cooker recipes, techniques, buying guides and more.

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      Our 100 Most-Shared Slow Cooker Recipes

      We know slow cooking is every cook’s go-to for an easy and comforting meal. Here’s a round-up of our best slow cooker recipes that were liked, shared and pinned the most by readers like you!

      The Most Addictive Slow-Cooker Recipes You’re Not Making Yet

      For breakfast, dinner, snacks and desserts, these surprising slow-cooker recipes will earn you rave reviews.


      Slow-Cooker Arizona Poblano Pork

      I live In Arizona and this slow-cooker pork loin is an easy dish with many southwestern seasonings. It's fantastic with...


      Slow-Cooker Cheese Dip

      I brought this slightly spicy cheese dip to a gathering with friends and it was a huge hit. The spicy...


      Spaghetti All’Amatriciana

      Spaghetti All'Amatriciana is a traditional Italian dish that reminds me of my roots. This amatriciana sauce recipe features guanciale (dried...

      Slow-Cooker Short Ribs

      These ribs are an easy alternative to traditionally braised short ribs—you don't need to pay any attention to them once...


      Slow-Cooker Sauerkraut

      This slow-cooker sauerkraut recipe was made by a special someone in my life. I was never a fan of sauerkraut...

      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

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


      Slow-Cooker Duck Breasts

      My husband and son are duck hunters, and I am always trying to find new ways to cook the meat....

      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. If it’s going to take...


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      Slow-Cooker Monkey Bread

      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...


      Ranch Mushrooms

      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...


      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 chop recipe is one of my family's favorites—my children just love it. The pork is...

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      Lip-Smacking Peach & Whiskey Wings

      These sweet, spicy, sticky chicken wings are lip-smacking good! You could use fresh peaches in place of canned, but if...


      Holy Moly Potato Soup

      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

      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...


      Portobello Ropa Vieja

      I created this version of a Mexican favorite for my family using meaty portobello mushrooms to mimic meat. Serve with...


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      Moroccan Apricot Chicken

      Traditionally, this Moroccan chicken with apricots dish includes chili pepper paste, but I use chili sauce in my version. Serve...