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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Chicken Cordon Bleu Sliders

Sandwiches are my favorite food, so I’m always searching for new ideas. I like sloppy joes and wondered if I could make a sloppy joe of sorts even better. My family approved of these chicken cordon bleu sliders immediately! —Carolyn Eskew, Dayton, Ohio

Midnight Caribbean Pork Sandwiches

These easy sandwiches have nice depth of flavor—savory, sweet, piquant, subtle and sublime. They’re worth the wait. —Elizabeth Bennett, Mill...


Spicy Honey Sriracha Game-Day Dip

You can easily whip up this creamy, spicy, salty dip. For parties, I love dips in the slow cooker—just turn...


Slow-Cooker Strawberry Soda Cake

When you want a sweet cake without the heat of the oven, this slow-cooked strawberry spin
on cola cake...


BBQ Bacon Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

This simple recipe tastes amazing. We prefer putting mayo on the bun and adding cheddar or Muenster cheese, lettuce, tomato...

Mexican Pork

The first time I made this dish, it was a hit with everyone in my family, both young and old....


Slow-Cooker Cheeseburger Dip

This fun dip recipe uses ingredients that I always have in the fridge, so it's easy to throw together on...

Slow-Cooked Pot Roast Sliders

This recipe reminds me of my mom’s famous pot roast. Best of all, these sandwiches are simple to make with...


BBQ Chicken Sliders

Brining the meat overnight helps make these BBQ chicken sliders taste exceptionally good. Plus, they're so tender, they melt in...


Apple Cider Pulled Pork

For potlucks and tailgates, we slow-cook pork with cider, onions and spices. These tangy sliders make a winning barbecue plate...


BBQ Beef Sandwiches

After years of searching, I found a BBQ sandwich recipe that's a hit with all my family and friends. It's...

Mom’s Italian Beef Sandwiches

My mom made the best Italian beef. I’ve added to it over the years, but it’s still her recipe. She...


Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork with Mojito Sauce

Growing up in South Florida, my culinary taste buds were influenced dramatically by the Cuban culture here. Infused with Cuban...


Butterscotch Fruit Dip

If you like the sweetness of butterscotch chips, you'll enjoy this warm rum-flavored fruit dip. I serve it with apple...


Sweet & Spicy Pulled Pork Sandwiches

I threw some always-available condiments into my slow cooker with a pork roast to create this fantastic pulled pork. It...


Contest-Winning Bavarian Meatball Hoagies

When my husband is not manning the grill, I count on my slow cooker. These mouthwatering meatballs are just one...

Crispy Snack Mix

This recipe proves you can make just about anything in a slow cooker, even a delightfully crispy snack mix. —Jane...


Spicy Touchdown Chili

For me, football, cool weather and chili just seem to go together. Whether I’m cheering on the local team on...


Black Bean, Chorizo & Sweet Potato Chili

Chili is one of my all-time favorite dishes. This recipe takes chili to the next level by changing up the...


Slow-Cooker BBQ Chicken

Of all the recipes I make in my slow cooker, this Crock-Pot BBQ chicken is my most treasured. If you...


Marty’s Bean Burger Chili

My husband and I met while working the dinner shift at a homeless shelter that served my chili. I’ve revised...


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Carolina-Style Pork Barbecue

I am originally from North Carolina and this recipe is a favorite. My husband swears my authentic Carolina ’cue is...


Chicago-Style Beef Rolls

I have fond memories of eating these big, messy sandwiches at a neighbor's house when I was growing up. Freeze...


Slow-Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

These slow-cooker French dip sandwiches make a standout addition to any buffet line. Make sure to have plenty of small...


Slow-Cooker Italian Sloppy Joes

These tasty sloppy joes with plenty of mass appeal are perfect for a gathering. If you're taking them to an...

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Mini Teriyaki Turkey Sandwiches

Preparing the pulled turkey in a delicious teriyaki sauce for these snack-size sandwiches is a breeze using a slow cooker....


Cilantro & Lime Chicken with Scoops

I came up with this recipe when I was preparing for a large party and I wanted a healthy Tex-Mex...


Italian Turkey Sandwiches

I hope you enjoy these tasty turkey sandwiches as much as our family does. The recipe makes plenty, so it's...


Spicy Shredded Chicken

I love Mexican food, but not the high calorie count that often comes with it. This easy dish is healthy,...


Spicy Shredded Beef Sandwiches

If you like your shredded beef with a little kick, then this recipe is for you. For an even zestier...


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Pulled Brisket Sandwiches

Don't let the number of ingredients in this recipe scare you; I'll bet you have most of them in your...