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Let your slow cooker do the heavy lifting so you can come home to a ready-to-eat meal.

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Adding too much liquid to your slow-cooker meals can make them turn out soggy. You need less thank you think!

How To Hack Your Slow-Cooker

Adding too much liquid to your slow-cooker meals can make them turn out soggy. You need less thank you think!

When you're doing a taco bar, serving meats and beans out of a slow cooker ensures that everything stays nice and warm! This batch of taco-seasoned ground beef serves 30, so you don't have to worry about running out.

Slow-Cooker Party Beef Tacos

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12 reviews
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3.5 hours
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When you're doing a taco bar, serving meats and beans out of a slow cooker ensures that everything stays nice and warm! This batch of taco-seasoned ground beef serves 30, so you don't have to worry about running out.

Our comforting-yet-fresh take on chicken Alfredo has plenty of veggies, creamy sauce and tender, flavorful chicken. Thanks to the slow cooker, it only requires 25 minutes of prep.

Slow-Cooker Easy Chicken Alfredo

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8 reviews
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6.5 hours
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Our comforting-yet-fresh take on chicken Alfredo has plenty of veggies, creamy sauce and tender, flavorful chicken. Thanks to the slow cooker, it only requires 25 minutes of prep.

Perfectly browned chicken and tender vegetables taste incredibly fresh and flavorful in red sauce. Add everything to the slow cooker and let it do the heavy lifting—all you need to do is boil your pasta.

Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

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113 reviews
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4.5 hours
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Perfectly browned chicken and tender vegetables taste incredibly fresh and flavorful in red sauce. Add everything to the slow cooker and let it do the heavy lifting—all you need to do is boil your pasta.

A good spaghetti recipe is absolutely necessary for any recipe box. This red sauce is packed with hearty ground beef and plenty of Italian spices—serve over your favorite pasta for a weeknight dinner that can't be beat.

Slow-Cooker Meaty Italian Spaghetti Sauce

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192 reviews
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8 hours
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A good spaghetti recipe is absolutely necessary for any recipe box. This red sauce is packed with hearty ground beef and plenty of Italian spices—serve over your favorite pasta for a weeknight dinner that can't be beat.

A comforting bowl of chili fresh from the slow cooker is one of the best ways to warm up when it's chilly outside. The combination of green chile sauce, chicken and veggies is perfectly easy, and perfectly delicious.

Slow-Cooker White Chicken Chili

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8 reviews
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6 hours
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A comforting bowl of chili fresh from the slow cooker is one of the best ways to warm up when it's chilly outside. The combination of green chile sauce, chicken and veggies is perfectly easy, and perfectly delicious.

With so many brands and sizes of slow cookers out there, it can be hard to pick the right one for you and your cooking needs. We've got the intel on which is perfect for your kitchen, and how to keep it in tip-top shape so it lasts for years to come.

How to Pick the Right Slow Cooker for You (and How to Maintain It)

With so many brands and sizes of slow cookers out there, it can be hard to pick the right one for you and your cooking needs. We've got the intel on which is perfect for your kitchen, and how to keep it in tip-top shape so it lasts for years to come.

There's nothing your slow cooker can't do—almost! From slow cooker stews to decadent desserts, we've got tips on everything you can make—and everything you might want to pass on—without touching the oven.

The Best (and Worst) Foods to Make in Your Slow Cooker

There's nothing your slow cooker can't do—almost! From slow cooker stews to decadent desserts, we've got tips on everything you can make—and everything you might want to pass on—without touching the oven.

Meltingly tender meaty dishes like this one are made for cold nights. And while this would make a perfect Sunday supper, it’s actual possible any night of the week, thanks to your slow cooker! That’s right, this recipe truly benefits from cooking all day. Beef short-ribs are extremely flavorful, but to experience the full depth of their savoriness, you need time.

Slow-Cooker Short-Rib Goulash

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8 reviews
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8.5 hours
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Meltingly tender meaty dishes like this one are made for cold nights. And while this would make a perfect Sunday supper, it’s actual possible any night of the week, thanks to your slow cooker! That’s right, this recipe truly benefits from cooking all day. Beef short-ribs are extremely flavorful, but to experience the full depth of their savoriness, you need time.

This recipe is proof that soup is a perfect food to slow cook. The low and slow cooking softens up the ham hock and infuses the black-eyed peas with loads of flavor, without turning them to mush.

Slow-Cooker Ham and Black-Eyed Pea Soup

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10 reviews
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7.5 hours
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This recipe is proof that soup is a perfect food to slow cook. The low and slow cooking softens up the ham hock and infuses the black-eyed peas with loads of flavor, without turning them to mush.

Meet your new favorite party dish! Sweet and smoky with just the right amount of spicy kick, these barbecue chicken thighs are a crowd pleaser that’ll make every host’s life a little bit easier.

Slow-Cooker Barbecue Chicken Thighs

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8 reviews
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4.5 hours
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Meet your new favorite party dish! Sweet and smoky with just the right amount of spicy kick, these barbecue chicken thighs are a crowd pleaser that’ll make every host’s life a little bit easier.

Delight the hearty eaters in your life with this, the ultimate meat and potatoes dish. Actually, we should say meats, since it contains both country-style pork ribs and kielbasa sausage, which taste mighty fine served alongside creamy Yukon Gold potatoes. Keeping all those richly-flavored ingredients in check, is the zesty Dijon marinade and tangy sauerkraut. So while this certainly is not a light meal, it is well-balanced.

Slow-Cooker Pork, Sauerkraut and Kielbasa

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11 reviews
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6.5 hours
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Delight the hearty eaters in your life with this, the ultimate meat and potatoes dish. Actually, we should say meats, since it contains both country-style pork ribs and kielbasa sausage, which taste mighty fine served alongside creamy Yukon Gold potatoes. Keeping all those richly-flavored ingredients in check, is the zesty Dijon marinade and tangy sauerkraut. So while this certainly is not a light meal, it is well-balanced.

Buttery olives, rich chicken, creamy potatoes in a luscious sauce brightened up with lemon and fresh herbs—this isn’t just a tasty dinner, this recipe is also a lesson in great slow cooking. We say this because it uses several techniques to maximize flavor, while still delivering on the hands-off convenience that slow cookers promise.

Slow-Cooker Lemon-Pepper Chicken with Green Olives and Potatoes

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6 reviews
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5.5 hours
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Buttery olives, rich chicken, creamy potatoes in a luscious sauce brightened up with lemon and fresh herbs—this isn’t just a tasty dinner, this recipe is also a lesson in great slow cooking. We say this because it uses several techniques to maximize flavor, while still delivering on the hands-off convenience that slow cookers promise.

Here’s something that should make every home cook happy: There’s tons of flavor in less expensive cuts of meat. The trick is to treat those cheap cuts right, as is done in this recipe, where beef stew meat is browned in a skillet and left to finish off over low heat in the slow cooker. The result of this all-day stewing is succulent and fully flavored Mongolian beef that’s well complemented by its sweet and savory sauce—made of brown sugar and soy sauce.

Slow-Cooker Mongolian Beef

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25 reviews
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9 hours
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Here’s something that should make every home cook happy: There’s tons of flavor in less expensive cuts of meat. The trick is to treat those cheap cuts right, as is done in this recipe, where beef stew meat is browned in a skillet and left to finish off over low heat in the slow cooker. The result of this all-day stewing is succulent and fully flavored Mongolian beef that’s well complemented by its sweet and savory sauce—made of brown sugar and soy sauce.

Combining sweet, savory and spicy flavors, it’s no wonder Thai Peanut Chicken is a take-out favorite. But here’s a secret: It doesn’t have to come from a take-out box to turn out delicious. You, or rather your slow cooker, can do this dinner at home. Thai cooking is all about combining bright, bold ingredients to create big flavor.

Slow-Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken

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7 reviews
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3 hours
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Combining sweet, savory and spicy flavors, it’s no wonder Thai Peanut Chicken is a take-out favorite. But here’s a secret: It doesn’t have to come from a take-out box to turn out delicious. You, or rather your slow cooker, can do this dinner at home. Thai cooking is all about combining bright, bold ingredients to create big flavor.

When it comes to slow cooking, there are a few recipes that stand out from the rest. For the best-ever results, choose recipes that flourish in a steamy, moist environment, like: long-cooking cuts of meat, whole chickens, chicken thighs, soups, stews, chilis and last but not least, dips!

24 Recipes Your Slow Cooker Was Made to Make

When it comes to slow cooking, there are a few recipes that stand out from the rest. For the best-ever results, choose recipes that flourish in a steamy, moist environment, like: long-cooking cuts of meat, whole chickens, chicken thighs, soups, stews, chilis and last but not least, dips!