Crockpot Recipes That Make a Meal

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    Cooking the Easy Way

    Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese
    Diana Rattray

    A crockpot makes easy work of anything you can cook in it. And if you have the right recipe, you can cook any part of a meal in it—meat, poultry and seafood entrees, appetizers, vegetables, stews, soups, and desserts. 

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    Top 45: The Most Popular Slow Cooker Recipes

    country style ribs
    Diana Rattray

    Choose from some of the most popular crockpot recipes, from hearty stews and breakfast recipes to appetizers and fabulous desserts.

    Top 45: The Best Crockpot Recipes

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    crock pot party meatballs
    Diana Rattray

    Many appetizers can be served hot right from the slow cooker. Here you'll find a variety of meatballs, dips, spiced nuts, hot dog and sausage bites, and chicken wings.

    Slow Cooker Appetizer Recipes

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    Barbecued Beef Sandwiches
    Diana Rattray

    Barbecue is a natural for the crockpot. Here are recipes for pork, beef and chicken barbecue, including spareribs, pot roasts, pulled pork and pulled chicken barbecue.

    Slow-Cooker Barbecue Recipes

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    Beef Dishes

    Beef Stroganoff
    Diana Rattray

    Many cuts of beef benefit from long, slow cooking. You'll find pot roasts, beef stews, corned beef, barbecue, round steak, beef for sandwiches and shortribs recipes on this link. 

    Slow Cooker Beef Recipes 

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    Chicken Dishes

    Diana Rattray

    Sweet and sour chicken, delicious crockpot pasta sauces, dishes with rice and curry chicken all can be found at this link.​

    Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

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    Chicken Breasts

    Chicken With Stuffing
    Diana Rattray

    Chicken breasts and tenders are the stars of these crockpot recipes.

    Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts Recipes

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    easy crock pot turkey breast and gravy
    Diana Rattray

    Check out this link for recipes for roast turkey breast, turkey legs, ground turkey, stews and casseroles using leftover turkey.

    Slow Cooker Turkey Recipes

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    Pulled Pork Tortillas
    Diana Rattray

    Pulled pork butt or shoulder and slow-cooked ribs come out tender and delicious from the crockpot. Here you'll find recipes for slow-cooked pork shoulder and pulled pork, pork loin dishes, recipes with sausage, hot dogs, and spareribs.

    Slow Cooker Pork Recipes

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    Fish and Seafood

    Slow Cooker Garlic Shrimp
    Slow Cooker Garlic Shrimp. Diana Rattray

     Although most fish is not appropriate for cooking in a crockpot, there are a few exceptions or dishes in which the seafood is added near the end of cooking time. Here are some dishes with shrimp, tuna, salmon, clam chowder recipes and seafood casseroles.

    Slow Cooker Fish and Seafood Recipes

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    Slow Cooker Beef and Chicken Stew
    Slow Cooker Beef and Chicken Stew. Diana Rattray

    Follow this link for slow-cooker stews, including beef stews, chicken stew recipes, bean stews, vegetable combinations, lamb stews and meatball stew.

    Slow Cooker Stew Recipes

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    Pea Soup With Andouille Sausage
    Pea Soup With Sausage. Diana Rattray

    Check out this link for great-tasting soup and chowder recipes, like corn chowders, vegetable and potato soups, chicken soup recipes, and fish and seafood soups.

     Slow Cooker Soup Recipes 

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    southern pinto beans with ham hock
    Southern Pinto Beans With Ham Hock. Diana Rattray

    Recipes for black-eyed peas, lima beans, baked beans, pinto beans, easy barbecue bean dishes and bean stews can all be found on this link.

    Slow Cooker Bean Recipes  

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    Corn With Cream Cheese
    Corn With Cream Cheese. Diana Rattray

    If your oven and stovetop are full, the slow cooker can be used for a vegetable dish. This list includes slow-cooker recipes for corn, cabbage, potatoes, squash, vegetable pasta sauces and sweet potato dishes.

    Slow Cooker Vegetable Recipes 

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    Fruit and Desserts

    4-Inch Slow Cooker Cheesecake
    Photo: Diana Rattray

    Apple desserts and applesauce, fruit compotes, pudding cake, bread puddings, rice pudding, and a variety of cheesecakes can all be made in a crockpot.

    Slow Cooker Fruit and Dessert Recipes

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    Slow Cooker Buying Guide

    black and decker crock pot

    Take a look at the current top 12 slow cookers, including new designs, wifi models, and more.

    Top 12 Crock-Pots and Slow Cookers