21 Surprising Things You Can Make In A Slow Cooker

No shade on chili and pulled pork, but slow cookers can make way more than that.

Chris Ritter
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1. Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Steel-cut oats make the mother of all oatmeals, but they take way longer to cook than the rolled kind. A slow cooker means you can let them do their thing overnight and have breakfast ready to go in the morning. Recipe here.

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2. Pear-Ginger Applesauce

Get the recipe here.

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3. Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

Get the recipe here.

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4. Apple Butter

Slow-cooking is a good way to get intense appley flavor. Makes a cute gift! Recipe here.

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5. Make-Ahead Apple Pie Oatmeal

Any kind of breakfast with “pie” in the name seems like a good thing. Recipe here.

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6. Apple Butter Yeast Rolls

A slow cooker is a handy set-it-and-forget-it way to make bread when you’re busy with other stuff. Recipe here.

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7. Bacon Jam


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8. Black Bean Enchiladas

Get the recipe here.

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9. Pho (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup)

This takes some assembly work, but it’s the BEST kind of soup to warm you up in the winter. Recipe here.

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10. Sausage Lasagna

You can layer the whole thing right into the slow cooker. Recipe here.

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11. French Onion Soup

CHEESE. Recipe here.

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12. Chicken Stock

Making stock in a slow cooker is brilliant: You can let it simmer low and slooow unattended, which is how stock becomes delicious, without worrying about setting your house on fire. Recipe here.

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13. Loaded Baked Potatoes

Let your taters bake while you’re at work. Recipe here.

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14. Mac & Cheese

Get the recipe here.

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15. Chocolate And Nutella Bread Pudding

Important. Recipe here.

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16. Caramel Apple Crumble

Get the recipe here.

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17. Chocolate Fondue

This is a smartypants way to melt chocolate and keep it warm whilst dipping without having it burn or freak out and get weird. Recipe here.

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18. Poached Pears In Caramel Sauce

Easy, terror-free caramel (with ginger fo extra excitement) is something we can all get behind. Get the recipe here.

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19. Triple Chocolate Brownies

Oven, schmoven. Get the recipe here.

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20. Peach Cobbler

Get the recipe here.

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21. Brownie Pudding Cake

For the semi-homemade enthusiasts out there: cake mix + instant pudding = love in a jar. Get the recipe here.

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