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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Hamburger Dip

This is hands-down the easiest dip to make, and I never have leftovers. We have used venison in place of hamburger, as well as half hamburger and half spicy sausage. Everyone enjoys this wonderful dip! —Mary Kidder, Nappanee, Indiana

Potluck Enchilada Meatballs

This is a twist on the ordinary potluck meatballs. These are easy, inexpensive and a hit for any occasion. —Terina,...


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...


Chili Macaroni and Cheese

What could be tastier on a cold winter day than chili or mac and cheese? Put them together and you...


Slow-Cooked Calico Beans

My sister-in-law gave me the recipe for these hearty beans that make an appearance at all of our family functions....

Slow-Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup

I tweaked a recipe I got from one of my best friends, and I couldn't believe how much this soup...


No-Bean Chili

I often combine the ingredients for this zesty chili the night before. In the morning I load up the slow...

Peppered Meatballs

Plenty of ground pepper gives these saucy meatballs their irresistible zest. They're so hearty, I sometimes serve them over noodles...


Slow-Cooked Italian Meatballs

What I love about these meatballs is that they can be served as an appetizer right out of the slow...


Santa Fe Chili

This colorful and hearty chili is perfect for heartwarming, holiday get-togethers. My family has been enjoying it for years. —Laura...

Green Olive Dip

Olive fans will love this dip. It's cheesy and full of beef and beans. It could even be used as...


Spicy Touchdown Chili

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


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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...


Italian Appetizer Meatballs

Store-bought spaghetti sauce speeds up the preparation of these homemade meatball appetizers. Leftovers make terrific sub sandwiches. —Rene McCrory, Indianapolis,...


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...

Slow Cooker Mexican Dip

My husband and I love to entertain, and we make this hearty seven-ingredient dip often. Using our slow cooker leaves...


Spiced Chili

My father was a cook in the Army and taught me the basics in the kitchen. My childhood baby-sitter inspired...


Cheesy Meatballs

Can meatballs be lucky? My guys think so, and they want them for game time. My beef, sausage and cheese...


Slow-Cooker Pizza Dip

I created this dip for my daughter's pizza-themed birthday party. It was an instant hit and I've continued to take...


Hearty Taco Chili

Ranch dressing mix and taco seasoning give extra special flavor to my hearty chili. Folks will come back for seconds....


Barbecued Party Starters

These sweet and tangy bites will tide over everyone until dinner. At the buffet, set out some fun toothpicks to...


Nacho Salsa Dip

This zesty dip is great for any get-together and allows me to spend more time with my guests. I always...


Slow-Cooked Chunky Chili

Pork sausage, ground beef and plenty of beans make this chili a marvelous meal. I keep serving-size containers of it...

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Chili Queso Dip

I’ve had this recipe for more than 42 years and have updated it from time to time. This is an...


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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 Sloppy Joes

Slow cook your way to a crowd-pleasing entree! Ground beef is transformed into a classic sandwich filling with just a...


Sandy’s Slow-Cooked Chili

I like to use my homemade stewed tomatoes and pizza sauce in this recipe. It's the perfect chili—not too spicy....


Hearty Beef & Bean Chili

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