You've Been Using Your Slow Cooker All Wrong

By TBSP Kari
Created March 16, 2017
slow cooker
Slow-cooker your way to easy, delicious snacks and meals. MORE+ LESS-

You’re probably already aware of the awesome-power of the slow-cooker. Soups, stews, chili—it’s the champion of one-pot meals.

But don’t limit yourself with the old so-so standbys; get creative! From cakes to casseroles, here are our faves to master the slow- cooker.


1. Slow-Cooker Cheesy Corn Dog Casserole

Ditch the sticks and enjoy your corn dogs casserole-style.


2. Slow-Cooker Beer Orange Chicken

Savor the last taste of summer with this easy citrus dish.


3. Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

These tangy, spicy meatballs are great for game day or an anytime snack.


4. Overnight Slow-Cooker Muesli

There’s nothing better than having a warm, hearty breakfast first thing in the morning. It’s even better if it’s made while you sleep!


5. Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Cake with Caramel Sauce

No need for a cake pan. You can bake delicious and ridiculously easy cakes right in the slow-cooker!


6. Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Maple Pulled Pork

Pumpkin and maple add rich sweetness to pulled pork. Add between buns for tender, meaty sandwiches.


7. How to Cook a Whole Chicken in a Slow-Cooker

Did you know you can actually cook a whole chicken in your slow-cooker? Here’s how!


8. Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter

There’s no denying, homemade pumpkin butter tastes great on just about anything and this recipe is so easy, you’ll want to make it all the time.


9. Slow-Cooker Mexican Hot Cocoa

This spicy, sweet hot cocoa is the perfect fall drink.


10. Buffalo-Ranch Slow-Cooker Chicken

With only three ingredients, this easy dish tastes great on biscuits or over rice.


11. Slow-Cooker Barbecued Ribs

Too lazy to fire up the grill? Simply toss those ribs in the slow-cooker!


12. Slow-Cooker Pancake Cake

Make the fluffiest pancake around. Big enough to serve a crowd!


13. Slow-Cooker Cinnamon Roll French Toast

Combine French toast and gooey cinnamon rolls into one amazing breakfast dish.


14. Slow-Cooker Deep Dish Pizza

Deep-dish pizza is easy as pizza-pie when done in the slow-cooker.


15. Slow-Cooker Bacon, Egg and Cheese Casserole

This cheesy egg casserole is so simple; it’ll make brunch time a breeze.