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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Chili Macaroni and Cheese

What could be tastier on a cold winter day than chili or mac and cheese? Put them together and you have a terrific dish that warms you up and fills you up as well! —Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania

Country Bacon-Beef Mac and Cheese

This extra-meaty mac and cheese is easy to make in the slow cooker. Kids love it, and I like that...


Slow-Cooker Bacon Mac & Cheese

I’m all about easy slow-cooker meals. Using more cheese than ever, I developed an addictive spin on this casserole favorite....


Chili Mac

This chili mac has regularly appeared on my family menus for more than 40 years, and it's never failed to...


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Stamp-of-Approval Spaghetti Sauce

My father is very opinionated, especially about food. This recipe received his almost unreachable stamp of approval. I have yet...

Sicilian Meat Sauce

People have told me this is better than the gravy their Sicilian grandmothers used to make. But don’t tell the...


Over-the-Rainbow Minestrone

This colorful soup is vegetarian-friendly and full of fresh flavors from a rainbow of vegetables. You can use any multicolored...

Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Lasagna

When I make this tasty chicken lasagna at home, I use a whole bottle of Buffalo wing sauce because my...


Buffalo Shrimp Mac & Cheese

For a rich, creamy and slightly spicy shrimp mac and cheese recipe, you can't beat this crowd-pleasing slow cooker dish....


Spicy Sausage Meatball Sauce

I threw together spicy sausage and three of our favorite veggies for this incredible sauce that makes our mouths water...


Slow-Cooker Pizza

Always a hit at our church dinners, this hearty casserole keeps folks coming back for more. —Julie Sterchi from Jackson,...

Meat Sauce for Spaghetti

Here's a thick, hearty sauce that turns ordinary spaghetti and garlic bread into a filling feast. When I'm in a...


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Slow-Cooker Spaghetti & Meatballs

I’ve been cooking for 50 years, and this dish is still one that guests request frequently. It is my No....


Slow-Cooked Meatball Soup

As a mother, I try to sneak as many veggies into my daughter's diet as I can. This savory soup...


Slow-Cooker Sausage Lasagna

On especially cold winter days, my family loves this with mild Italian sausage. I agree about the cold days, but...


Homemade Cincinnati Chili

The chocolate in this recipe threw me off at first, but now it's the only way I make chili. You'll...

Spaghetti & Meatball Soup

A couple of nights a week our family ends up eating in shifts because everyone is going every which way,...