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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Sausage and Blue Cheese Stuffed Peppers

This family favorite combines some of our most-enjoyed ingredients: sausage, blue cheese and sweet peppers. The ease of preparation and slow-cooker convenience make this a go-to meal for busy weeknights. —Peggy Mehalick, Mountain Top, Pennsylvania

Pork Chili

My husband usually tries to avoid spending time in the kitchen, but he'll frequently offer to prepare this easy chili....


Easy Philly Cheesesteaks

Since we live in a rural area where there aren’t any restaurants to speak of, I thought it would be...


Italian Chicken Chili

Though the list of ingredients may seem long, this recipe from Genise Krause of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin takes just 20...


Spicy Slow-Cooked Chili

I love that I can put the ingredients in the slow cooker and forget about it for a few hours....

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...


Barbecue Brats & Peppers

We live in brat country, and this barbecue-style recipe feeds a crowd. The sauce gives it a welcome change from...

No-Bean Chili

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


Green Chile Beef Burritos

Recipes that are leaner in fat and calories—like this one for beef burritos—helped me lose 30 pounds! The meat is...


Slow Cooker Beef Chili

“This tomatoey chili was our traditional Halloween supper when our children were small,” shares Mary Foster, Franklin Grove, Illinois. “My...

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Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

These filling and flavorful vegetarian stuffed peppers are an updated version of my mom's stuffed peppers, which were a favorite...


Creamy Jalapeno Corn

This comforting and creamy corn side dish is appealing to almost everyone. It gets its spicy kick from jalapeno peppers.—Judy...


Spicy Meatless Chili

Before I retired, this recipe was a mainstay in our house. I could prepare the ingredients the night before, and...


Slow-Cooker Vegan Chili

I combine ingredients for this hearty slow-cooker vegan chili the night before, start my trusty slow cooker in the morning...


Slow-Cooked Peach Salsa

Fresh peaches and tomatoes make my salsa a winner over store-bought versions. As a treat, I give my coworkers several...

Slow-Cooked Two-Bean Chili

The first time I had this chili at a Super Bowl party, I was on my second bowl before I...


Sausage Pepper Sandwiches

Peppers and onions add fresh flavor to this sausage filling for sandwiches. It's simple to assemble, and it's always gobbled...


Slow-Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches

I have fond memories of my mother in the kitchen preparing her amazing beef dip sandwiches. They always made our...


Sausage Jalapeno Dip

This creamy dip cooks like a dream in the slow cooker. Scoop it up with crunchy tortilla chips or raw...


Cuban Ropa Vieja

I love having this as a go-to recipe for a weeknight meal. Its great authentic Cuban taste puts it at...


Slow Cooker Fajitas

I love fajitas like they serve in Mexican restaurants, but when I prepared them at home, the meat was always...


Sausage with Jalapeno Potatoes

While we were in Texas, my husband and I came up with this dish for weekend cookouts. This one is...


Jalapeno Spinach Dip

Everyone loves spinach dip, and this version is as easy as it is delicious. Just mix the ingredients together in...


Chili in Bread Bowls

Some say you can have your cake and eat it, too...I say eat your chili and the bowl, too! I...

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