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