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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    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 with your favorite toppings. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    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...


    Bonnie’s Chili

    This chili is incredibly easy to make, and has a surprising depth of flavor for something that comes together in...


    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...

    Beef Taco Chili

    This is one of my husband's absolute favorite dishes. It was voted best chili at our county's autumn harvest festival....


    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...


    Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

    My family loves Buffalo chicken wings, but the frying makes them unhealthy. This recipe takes out some of the fat...

    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...


    Buffalo Chicken Sliders

    I got the idea for these Buffalo chicken sliders from my mom and dad, who'd made a similar version for...


    Hearty Tex-Mex Chili

    I dreamed up this hearty chili with a Tex-Mex twist 25 years ago. It’s still everyone’s favorite and the go-to...


    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...


    Hearty Beef & Bean Chili

    The slow cooker makes this chili ideal for entertaining. A few minutes of prep and then it cooks away while...

    Carrie’s Cincinnati Chili

    Every time we have a gathering or company, folks request this. My husband convinced me to enter it in a...


    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...


    Sweet & Spicy Peanuts

    With a caramel-like coating and a touch of heat from the hot sauce, these crunchy peanuts make a tasty anytime...


    Zesty Italian Beef Sandwiches

    It’s so easy to build a zesty sandwich when you pile on the shredded beef, pickles and smoked provolone. Can’t...


    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...


    BBQ Chicken Sliders

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


    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...


    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...

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    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...


    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...


    Crispy Snack Mix

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


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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...


    Caribbean Chicken Stew

    I lived with a family from the West Indies for a while and enjoyed watching them cook. I lightened up...