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 Hard-Boiled Eggs

These slow-cooker hard-boiled eggs are my go-to for a group. They're a lifesaver and perfect for the holidays! I love the walk-away convenience. —Rashanda Cobbins, Taste of Home Food Editor

Buffalo Wing Potatoes

I was getting tired of mashed and baked potatoes, so I decided to create something new. This potluck-ready recipe is...


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 Bacon Mac & Cheese

I’m all about easy slow-cooker meals. Using more cheese than ever, I developed an addictive spin on this casserole favorite....


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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...

Slow Cooker Calico Beans

With so many folks moving to meatless or healthier food choices, I decided to remove the meat from the original...


Four-Bean Medley

This side dish always gets compliments. It’s easy to make ahead and simmer in the slow cooker, so it’s super...

Moist Corn Spoon Bread

Enjoy this easy take on a southern specialty that utilizes the convenience of a slow cooker. Here’s an excellent side...


Creamy Jalapeno Corn

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


Sweet and Tangy Ranch Beans

This sweet and tangy side dish uses lots of convenient canned goods, so it’s a snap to throw together. The...


Hawaiian Barbecue Beans

The ingredient list is short, but it’s creative. Guests rave and wonder about the unique flavor—fresh ginger is the tasty...

Brenda’s Baked Beans

When I was a kid, my mom made baked beans all the time. Sometimes we'd turn this side into a...


Creamed Corn

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


Slow Cooker Mushroom Potatoes

This versatile side dish jazzes up sliced potatoes with mushrooms, onions, canned soup and cheese. Its comforting flavor makes it...


Slow-Cooked Baked Beans

My friend suggested this recipe when I needed a new dish to bring to a barbecue. It was an incredible...

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49 Easy Dump and Go Side Dishes

With minimal prep time and your trusty slow cooker, these dump-n-go side dishes make dinnertime so much easier.