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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Creamy Hash Browns

My mother often took this comforting side dish to social dinners because it was such a hit. Now I get the same compliments when I make it. Bacon and onion jazz up a creamy mixture that’s quick and easy to make thanks to convenient frozen hash browns and canned soups. —Donna Downes, Las Vegas, Nevada

Pineapple Upside-Down Dump Cake

This dump cake recipe is wonderful topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. It works well with gluten-free and...


Five-Cheese Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Whenever I go to an event, I'm always asked to bring this hot dip. Five types of cheese make it...


Slow-Cooker Cheese Dip

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


Slow-Cooked Ham

Entertaining doesn't get much easier than serving this tasty five-ingredient ham from the slow cooker. And the leftovers are delicious...

Carolina Shrimp & Cheddar Grits

Shrimp and grits were a house favorite—if only we could agree on how to make them. I stirred up a...


Pineapple-Dijon Ham Sandwiches

My kids like ham; the challenge is finding new ways to make it. When I slow-cook it with pineapple and...

Beer-Braised Pulled Ham

To jazz up ham, I slow-cooked it with a beer sauce. Buns loaded with ham, pickles and mustard are irresistible....


Creamed Corn

Five ingredients are all you'll need for my popular creamed corn recipe. It's wonderful no matter what the occasion is....


Easy Party Meatballs

Meatballs are always great for parties. This is an easy twist on the usual recipe, and it's very fast to...


Hot Ham Sandwiches

I came up with this crowd-pleasing recipe while trying to recreate a favorite sandwich from a restaurant near my hometown....

Swedish Meatballs Alfredo

I'm a big fan of this potluck-perfect dish. It takes much less time than many other slow-cooker recipes. Plus, it's...