16 Unique Slow-Cooker Recipes

Think slow cooking is just for soups and stews? Think again. Cake, pizza, chicken wings - here are some of the most clever ways to use your slow cooker.

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Baked Potatoes

"This was a great way to bake potatoes without heating up the kitchen."


Fresh Artichokes with Lemon Butter

"This is a great way to cook artichokes. The stems were delicious when peeled."

-Ivy Food Sleuth

Basic Vegetable Broth

"I doubled the recipe and eight hours later found myself with eight cups of lip-smacking, delicious-tasting organic veggie broth!"

-Izy Hossack

Chunky Applesauce

"This was great! The next night, I made applesauce chicken. Great combo!"

-Megans Jewelry Box

Spicy Chili Nuts

"By far the best method for spiced nuts - very tasty and the spices stay well on the nuts."


Triple Chocolate Surprise

"Rich, decadent and so fantastic! I served it warm with ice cream, and it was just scrumptious. And I liked it even more the next day when it was cold!"


Couldn't-Be-Easier Slow-Cooker Bread

"Hey, guess what? You can bake bread in a slow cooker! And darn good bread, too. It is wonderful toasted with butter."


Chocolate Candy

"This is a great recipe. I love it, and it's easy to do."


Apple Butter

"This recipient was the easiest and provided the best apple butter I have had!"


Slow-Cooker Pizza

"Excellent recipe! It is so easy, and it filled up my teenage boys (I can never say that about a recipe). It's also very inexpensive to make."

-Chef #998809

Slow-Cook Steel Cut Oatmeal

"This was so easy to make, and it was delicious! I had a ton left over, so I tried heating it up in the microwave the next morning and it was still tasty!"

-Niki Zuidema

Chicken Wings With BBQ Sauce

"These were easy and good. I'll be making them for the grandkids who don't like the spicy wings."


Caramelized Onions

"This is a fabulous recipe! It's so easy and tasty."

-Chef #311792

Slow-Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

"This is an excellent, rich and thick meat sauce. I intend to use it to make lasagna, as well."


Bacon & Egg Frittata

"This was perfect for an evening breakfast supper! It came together in no time flat."


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"This is a comforting meal. I loved the smell as it cooked during the afternoon."

-woodland hues