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30 Delicious Things You Never Knew You Could Make With A Crock-Pot

Think *outside* the stew.

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Did you know? (You knew.) It's the era of the slow cooker.

Don't have one? Find one on Amazon! They carry a HUGE array of slow cookers. Choose from brands like Crock-Pot, Hamilton Beach, Cuisinart, Proctor Silex, and more, in a variety of feast-appropriate sizes (from 2-quart cookers for the single chef, to 8-quart pots for family meals, potlucks, or entertaining).For a beginner's guide of slow cooker tips, tricks, and suggestions, click here.
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Don't have one? Find one on Amazon! They carry a HUGE array of slow cookers. Choose from brands like Crock-Pot, Hamilton Beach, Cuisinart, Proctor Silex, and more, in a variety of feast-appropriate sizes (from 2-quart cookers for the single chef, to 8-quart pots for family meals, potlucks, or entertaining).

For a beginner's guide of slow cooker tips, tricks, and suggestions, click here.

But maybe you *didn't* know that a slow cooker is so much more than just a set-it-and-forget-it goulash sauna.

It's capable of making bread, dips, breakfast, cakes, candies, crème brûlée, and more!

*Feast* your eyes:

1. Rosemary Olive Oil Crock-Pot Bread

No stand mixer required! Get the recipe here.
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No stand mixer required! Get the recipe here.

2. Slow-Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip

For creamy dips, soups, chilis, and stews, try this self-stirring Crock-Pot. Get the recipe here.
damndelicious.net

For creamy dips, soups, chilis, and stews, try this self-stirring Crock-Pot. Get the recipe here.

3. Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza

A slow cooker gives a deep-dish pizza plenty of room to expand into bottomless saucy goodness. Get the recipe here.
aspicyperspective.com

A slow cooker gives a deep-dish pizza plenty of room to expand into bottomless saucy goodness. Get the recipe here.

4. Crock-Pot Corn on the Cob

What's better than corn on the cob with butter? Corn on the cob *cooked* in butter. Get the recipe here.
spicysouthernkitchen.com

What's better than corn on the cob with butter? Corn on the cob *cooked* in butter. Get the recipe here.

5. Asian Sticky Slow-Cooker Ribs

Cook 'em low and slow, trapping all the moisture of the meat in the pot. Get the recipe here.
ohsweetbasil.com

Cook 'em low and slow, trapping all the moisture of the meat in the pot. Get the recipe here.

6. Slow-Cooker Parmesan Ranch Oyster Crackers

The perfect, no-thought, just-stir-occasionally snack recipe. Get it here.
damndelicious.net

The perfect, no-thought, just-stir-occasionally snack recipe. Get it here.

dinnerthendessert.com

Save the juices in the pot for a half–Philly cheesesteak, half–French dip sandwich experience. Get the recipe here.

8. Slow-Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowl

No pre-cooking (or Chipotle assembly line) required. Get the recipe here.
number-2-pencil.com

No pre-cooking (or Chipotle assembly line) required. Get the recipe here.

9. Crock-Pot Ham

Prep, set aside, and free up precious oven space for all your delicious side dishes. Get the recipe here.
spendwithpennies.com

Prep, set aside, and free up precious oven space for all your delicious side dishes. Get the recipe here.

10. Crock-Pot Baked Potatoes

wellplated.com

Because potatoes are "baked" in foil, there's no cleanup required. Get the recipe here.

11. Slow-Cooker Chicken Gravy and Biscuits

Try this special casserole Crock-Pot that features lid locks for worry-free transportation of casserole dishes and desserts. Get the recipe here.
slowcookergourmet.net

Try this special casserole Crock-Pot that features lid locks for worry-free transportation of casserole dishes and desserts. Get the recipe here.

12. Slow-Cooker Lasagna

Don't even pre-cook the noodles! Just layer up and let it sit. Saucy, cheesy, easy peasy. Get the recipe here.
tastesbetterfromscratch.com

Don't even pre-cook the noodles! Just layer up and let it sit. Saucy, cheesy, easy peasy. Get the recipe here.

13. Slow-Cooker Bone Broth

thehealthyfoodie.com

A slow cooker is a perfect, worry-free way to simmer homemade broths and stocks for upwards of 24 hours. Get the recipe here.

14. Slow-Cooker Frittata with Kale, Roasted Red Pepper, and Feta

An easy, low-carb breakfast that cooks itself without supervision. Get the recipe here.
kalynskitchen.com

An easy, low-carb breakfast that cooks itself without supervision. Get the recipe here.

15. Slow-Cooker Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

Just cut the squash in half and stick it in the slow cooker. Get the recipe here.
alldayidreamaboutfood.com

Just cut the squash in half and stick it in the slow cooker. Get the recipe here.

16. Crispy Slow Cooker Corned Beef

The magic is in simmering with a bit of water and cider vinegar. Get the recipe here.
dinnerthendessert.com

The magic is in simmering with a bit of water and cider vinegar. Get the recipe here.

17. Slow-Cooker Salted Caramel Almond Granola

Granola without that one icky ingredient you always eat around. Find the recipe here.
theseasonedmom.com

Granola without that one icky ingredient you always eat around. Find the recipe here.

18. Easy Homemade Greek Yogurt

Make two quarts of Greek yogurt for about the price of a gallon of milk. Get the recipe here. Tips on how to make extra protein-rich Greek yogurt here.
daringgourmet.com

Make two quarts of Greek yogurt for about the price of a gallon of milk. Get the recipe here. Tips on how to make extra protein-rich Greek yogurt here.

19. Easy Slow-Cooker Cinnamon Rolls

sallysbakingaddiction.com

*Heavy breathing.* Making cinnamon rolls with a slow cooker means dough can rise and cook simultaneously, halving prep time. Get the recipe here.

20. Hot Fudge Slow-Cooker Brownies

*Licks screen.* Brownies cook through dinner and are warm and gooey and ready by dessert time. Get the recipe here.
spendwithpennies.com

*Licks screen.* Brownies cook through dinner and are warm and gooey and ready by dessert time. Get the recipe here.

21. Slow-Cooker Quinoa Energy Bars

Made of quinoa, almond butter, apples, raisins, and chia. Whisk together, walk away, and four hours later you have a week's worth of on-the-go breakfast and snacks. Get the recipe here.
foodfaithfitness.com

Made of quinoa, almond butter, apples, raisins, and chia. Whisk together, walk away, and four hours later you have a week's worth of on-the-go breakfast and snacks. Get the recipe here.

22. Slow-Cooker Crème Brûlée

Only five minutes of prep and two hours in the slow cooker. Find the recipe here. Get a culinary torch on Amazon here.
dessertfortwo.com

Only five minutes of prep and two hours in the slow cooker. Find the recipe here. Get a culinary torch on Amazon here.

23. Slow-Cooker Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Using Reynolds slow-cooker liners means no cake pans to scrub. Get the recipe here.
momontimeout.com

Using Reynolds slow-cooker liners means no cake pans to scrub. Get the recipe here.

24. Slow-Cooker Kahlua Hot Cocoa

Perfect for toting to holiday parties. Get the recipe here. Check out the full list of slow-cooker cocktails here.
honeyandbirch.com

Perfect for toting to holiday parties. Get the recipe here. Check out the full list of slow-cooker cocktails here.

25. Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding

You know how some candles smell so good, you wanna eat them? Same thing with slow-cooker pumpkin pecan bread pudding...but wish granted. Get the recipe here.
thegunnysack.com

You know how some candles smell so good, you wanna eat them? Same thing with slow-cooker pumpkin pecan bread pudding...but wish granted. Get the recipe here.

26. Slow-Cooker Cinnamon-Sugar Candied Almonds

Like a Nuts for Nuts street cart right in your kitchen. Get the recipe here.
myrecipemagic.com

Like a Nuts for Nuts street cart right in your kitchen. Get the recipe here.

27. Homemade Dulce de Leche

This recipe has ONE INGREDIENT. Get it here.
crazyforcrust.com

This recipe has ONE INGREDIENT. Get it here.

28. Slow-Cooker Peach Crisp

Making warm summer desserts in a slow cooker means not heating the house up with a hot oven. Get the recipe here.
crunchycreamysweet.com

Making warm summer desserts in a slow cooker means not heating the house up with a hot oven. Get the recipe here.

29. Easy Slow-Cooker Caramel Corn Snack Mix

Fool-proof sauce, even heating, and no candy thermometer. Get the recipe here.
lifemadesweeter.com

Fool-proof sauce, even heating, and no candy thermometer. Get the recipe here.

simplystacie.net

Name a more iconic duo, I'll wait. Get the recipe here.

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IRL footage of me coming home to a slow cooker meal.

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