Slow Cooker Roundup

If I’d known years ago how much I’d love using my slow cooker I’d have gotten one sooner. I’ve only had one for two years. I don’t use it weekly or even monthly most of the time but I have had a lot of fun making new recipes for my family. There’s been one or two along the way that didn’t make it on here. One in particular that started off as meatballs in sauce and turned into meat sauce. The meatballs didn’t hold together at all, except for a few stragglers. Thankfully The Mr likes meat sauce so all was okay, or mostly okay.

I promised ages back on Facebook that I’d put all of my slow cooker recipes in one handy location. I haven’t gotten that far outside of some albums used as a faux recipe index. A recipe index on the blog is one goal I have for 2012. I’ll get to it. I just need to do some planning and find the time to put it together. Stay tuned. I promise I’ll make it happen one way or another, hopefully in the not so distant future.

I figured in the meantime it’d be fun to have a bigger collection of shared slow cooker recipes from around the blogosphere. If you haven’t pulled your slow cooker out yet this year, pull it out and dust it off. It’s the season to use it! I hope you enjoy the assortment of recipes I’ve pulled together.

Do you have a favorite recipe to make in your slow cooker?

Italian Sausage Meatball Soup – Baked by Rachel
Italian Wedding Soup – Baked by Rachel
Chicken and Wild Rice Soup – Baked by Rachel
Loaded Poatao Soup – The Country Cook
Hamburger Soup – Pass The Sushi
Chicken Enchilada Soup – Table for Two Blog
Chicken Tortilla Soup – Gimme Some Oven
Onion Soup – Will Jog For Food
Baked Potato Soup – Taste and Tell Blog
Cuban Black Bean Soup – The Meltaways
Beef Barley Soup – Nutmeg Nanny


New England Clam Chowder – Baked by Rachel
Corn Chowder – Baked by Rachel
Buffalo Chicken Chowder – Baked by Rachel


Beef Stew – Baked by Rachel
Gumbo – Baked by Rachel
Irish Beef Stew – The Little Kitchen
Cajun Shrimp Stew – Miss In The Kitchen
Paleo Beef Stew – Fat Lazy Celiac
Taco Stew – The Meltaways
Winter Vegetable Beef Stew – Coconut and Lime


White Chicken Chili – Baked by Rachel
Buffalo Chicken Chili – Baked by Rachel
Two Bean Spicy Chili – Baked by Rachel
Tequila Turkey Chili – The Sweets Life
Three Bean Pumpkin Chili – Aggies Kitchen
Chicken Taco Chili – Crumbs and Chaos
Tequila Lime Chili – Tracey’s Culinary Adventures
Lightened Red Beans and Rice – The Meltaways

Macaroni and Cheese – Fake Ginger
Lasagna – Recipe Girl
Spinach Mushroom Lasagna – The Way The Cookie Crumbles
Beef Ziti – Add A Pinch


Buffalo Chicken Wontons – Baked by Rachel
Spicy Shredded Taco Bites – Baked by Rachel
Three Ingredient BBQ Pulled Pork – Table for Two Blog
Garlic Chicken – Recipe Girl
Sloppy Joes – Kitchen Misfit
Sticky Wings – Tracey’s Culinary Adventures
Dr Pepper Roast Beef – Add A Pinch
French Onion Pot Roast – The Little Kitchen
Mexican Braised Beef – Iowa Girl Eats
Shepard’s Pie – Tales From A Kitchen Misfit

Dips & sauces:
Chicken Stock – Baked by Rachel
Chili Cheese Dip – Fake Ginger
Apple Butter – My Baking Addiction
Applesauce – What Megan’s Making
Applesauce – Very Culinary
Apple Cranberry Sauce with Orange Crystallized Ginger – Cookin Canuck

Spiced Pear Butter – Coconut and Lime
Caramel Apple Crumble – How Sweet It Is
Peanut Butter Fudge Cake – Cassie Craves

Dairy Free Hot Chocolate – At Home With Gina C
Hot Mulled Cider – Real Mom Kitchen

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24 Responses to “Slow Cooker Roundup”

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    Aggie — December 30, 2011 at 9:34 am

    What an awesome slow cooker roundup! Its amazing what you can make in it isn’t it? Thanks for including me!

    Happy new year’s to you and the fam Rachel!

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    Kris — December 30, 2011 at 9:38 am

    definitely bookmarking this – it’s slow cooker season around here and I see some great things here, thank you!

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    The Mr. — December 30, 2011 at 9:46 am

    White Chili FTW

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    Cassie @ bake your day — December 30, 2011 at 9:47 am

    What a roundup…perfect time of year to use some of these too!

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — December 30, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Yum! I want to try them all. I have an unhealthy relationship with my slow cooker. I give it lots of love for a few weeks then I push it to the side for a few months. It’s a bad cycle.

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    Amy @ Very Culinary — December 30, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Nice to have made the list. I’ve had so many crock pot disappointments, but you’ve inspired me…will check out this list in more detail. The choices!

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — December 30, 2011 at 10:14 am

    I couldn’t make it with out my slow cooker, this is such a great roundup. I am bookmarking it and will return for all of these great recipes. Thanks for including me!

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    Amanda L. (Tales from a Kitchen Misfit) — December 30, 2011 at 10:18 am

    I love my slow cooker. I haven’t used it in a while…this must change!! Thanks for including me in your roundup!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — December 30, 2011 at 10:37 am

    LOVE this post!! this is so perfect to get me back into cooking..been slacking a little since i’ve been cooking so much this holiday season! ha ;)

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    Nutmeg Nanny — December 30, 2011 at 10:46 am

    I love my slow cooker! Unfortunately mine is literally falling apart. It’s missing a handle.

    All of these recipes look awesome and thank you so much for including me ;)

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    Natalie @ will jog for food — December 30, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Yum! Can’t wait to try these!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — December 30, 2011 at 11:43 am

    What a great round up! I need to use my slow cooker more!
    Happy New Years!

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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — December 30, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    What a great roundup of recipes. I really need to use my slow cooker more. Happy New Year!

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    beti — December 30, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    I love the clam chowder and the italian soup! everything looks so amazing!

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — December 30, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    I can’t believe that I have not used my slow cooker this season. Crazy. I’ll have to find something on this round up

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    Linda — December 30, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Don’t forget the red beans and rice?
    Got a ham bone, don’t throw it out. Soak a package of red kidney beens overnight. but it in the slow cooker next day with the ham bone (and a good bit of ham left on the bone), cook forevery. you can add onions, bay leaf, drop of jelly if you like, but not necessary…it’s still good! throw it over rice or corn bread. Sprinkle with cajun seasoning if you wish

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    Cassie — December 30, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    This is an AWESOME round-up of slow cooker recipes. Thank you so much for featuring my peanut butter fudge cake! I think my “to-make” list just grew by about 50 items! :)

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    natalie (the sweets life) — December 30, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    awesome round up–thanks for the shout out! i use my slow cooker ALL the time and am always looking for new recipes! (tomorrow-balsamic pulled pork! :))

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — December 31, 2011 at 7:50 am

    I definitely don’t use my slow cooker enough! I”m bookmarking this list for the future!

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    Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos — December 31, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    This is a fabulous list! Can’t wait to try a few of these!

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    Angela — December 31, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Hi! I came across your website on Foodgawker. A collection of slow cooker recipes?? How awesome! I just got my first slow cooker for Christmas, how wonderfully perfect timing… thank you, thank you, thank you!

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    Tracey — January 1, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Terrific round-up Rachel! I am all about the slow cooker this winter, excited to have new recipes to try. Thanks for including me :)

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    marla — January 1, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    I don’t ever use a slow cooker, but you have inspired me to do so. Great round up & Happy new year!

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    Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen — January 3, 2012 at 9:01 am

    What an awesome round up! I love using my slow cooker, especially this time of year! Those Buffalo Chicken Wontons are calling my name! Yummy! :)

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