Surprising Slow Cooker Recipes

S'more Cake
We all know slow cooker chicken is great! But how about slow cooker pizza, pie, and salsa? They're delicious (and so simple)! We've got so-easy takes on your favorite recipes, from drinks to dessert. Plus, get our must-have tips for effortless slow cooking and party-ready presentation.

Sausage, Artichoke, and Sweet Pepper Deep-Dish Pizza

Pizza's got a new shape (and super easy cooking method!). Top our homemade honey crust with your favorites and slow cook for 3 hours -- that's it! 

Slow-Toasted Granola

Crunchy, toasty granola from your slow cooker? Yep! The secret: Place the lid offset so the steam can vent during cooking to ensure the granola stays crisp. 

Slow Cooker Pecan Pie

Easy as pie. Slice and serve this buttery pecan pie right from your slow cooker. The filling calls for just six pantry staples. 

Homemade Yogurt

Making homemade yogurt is easier than you think! It takes just three ingredients and your slow cooker. Try our variations for Greek yogurt, flavored yogurt, and low-fat yogurt. 

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde

You're a few simple steps away from homemade salsa verde. Roast the veggies first, then slow-cook to spicy perfection. Like it hot? Toss in a few extra serrano peppers. 

Slow-Cooked Sourdough Peasant Bread

Don't be intimidated! Making this bread is as easy as it gets -- simply mix, knead, and slow-cook. Yogurt gives each slice that signature sourdough flavor.  

Crunchy Ranch Party Mix

This mix is better than opening a bag -- and just as easy! Simply toss seven ingredients into the slow cooker and stir. 

Make-It-Mine Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce

Want to make marinara that's way better than bottled? Turn to your slow cooker. Start it in the morning and come home to a delicious slow-simmered dinner.  

Slow Cooker Pickled Beets

Pickled beets are a winter treat! Simply toss six ingredients into your slow cooker, and you're on your way to one of our favorite winter salads. Combine the beets with leafy greens, sliced pears, Parmesan cheese, and croutons, then drizzle with our pickled beet dressing! 

Slow Cooker Clementine-Mint Shrub

A clementine-mint what? Shrubs are super trendy right now, and for good reason. The tart-sweet mix of fruit, agave, and vinegar is refreshing and perfect for mixing into cocktails. 

Slow Cooker Falafel

Fry no more! These crispy patties get their crunch from just 2 tablespoons of oil and your slow cooker. 

Raspberry Fudgy Brownies

These raspberry brownies cook in canning jars surrounded by water in the slow cooker. The result: extra-fudgy brownies. Simply slice and serve. 

Salted Caramel Fudge

White chocolate, cashews, dulce de leche. It doesn't get better (or easier!) than this marbled candy. Top each piece with a generous sprinkle of sea salt. 

Crustless Spinach-and-Mushroom Quiche

This recipe proves you don't need the crust! We kept all the delicious parts of quiche -- bacon, mushrooms, cheese -- with none of the work. Simply toss the ingredients into your slow cooker, and you'll be ready to serve in no time. 

Crispy Holiday Treats

These six-ingredient cereal treats are super easy, thanks to your slow cooker. 

Slow Cooker Risotto

Skip the stirring and serve restaurant-worthy risotto right from your slow cooker. Adding cheese and butter right before serving gives this risotto dish the creaminess we love. 

Slow Cooker S'more Cake

Better than a campfire, this cake is loaded with chocolate, marshmallow, and graham crackers without any of the gooey mess. Simply combine the ingredients in your slow cooker and forget it! 

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