Slow Cooker Family Favorites: Classic Meals You'll Want to Share

Slow Cooker Family Favorites: Classic Meals You'll Want to Share

by Maggie Shi
Slow Cooker Family Favorites: Classic Meals You'll Want to Share

Slow Cooker Family Favorites: Classic Meals You'll Want to Share

by Maggie Shi


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Old school favorites—snacks, sides, mains, sweets, and more—adapted for the slow cooker

Slow cooker food conjures images of meat and potatoes—using a different sauce every day doesn’t hide the fact that it’s pot roast again. But who has time for incredibly complex recipes with dozens of ingredients? Home cooks can take back the slow cooker with these midcentury family favorites, updated for today’s tastes and adapted to make ahead of time and cook all day. With an eye toward entertaining, these recipes come together in a flash with zero time spent standing over the stove. 

  • Artichoke Red Pepper Dip
  • Molasses Baked Beans
  • Brown Sugar Cider Ham
  • Banana Caramel Cake
  • Spicy Hot Chocolate  

There’s a recipe for any occasion—from weeknight dinners to impromptu parties to festive holiday meals—and they will please even the pickiest eater. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581573459
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Series: Best Ever
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Maggie Shi is an avid home cook who loves the quick prep time and versatility offered by the slow cooker. She has studied at the Institute of Culinary Education, and is currently a writer and editor who lives in New York City. She has written for, iVillage, and Epicurious.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Why use a slow cookers xiv

Slow Cooker Tips and Tricks xvii

Chapter 1 Dips

Cheesy Bacon Dip 2

Creamy Garlic Dip 4

Caramelized Onion Dip 5

New England Clam Dip 6

Maryland Crab Dip 9

Spinach-Parmesan Dip 10

Cheesy Mexican Bean Dip 12

Spicy Bean Dip 13

Artichoke-Red Pepper Dip 14

Pizza Dip 17

Southwestern Chicken Dip 18

Marinara Dipping Sauce 19

Chapter 2 Appetizers & Party Snacks

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs 22

Cranberry Turkey Meatballs 24

Cheese-Stuffed Meatballs 25

Meatball Sliders 26

Sweet and Sticky Chicken Wings 29

Glazed Cocktail Sausages 30

Spicy Chicken Wings 31

Barbecue Ribs 33

Warm Marinated Mushrooms 34

Crunchy Party Mix 37

Glazed Spiced Nuts 38

Cinnamon-Sugar Almonds 39

Chapter 3 Side Dishes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes 42

Sweet Potato Mash 43

Cheesy Bacon Potatoes 44

Creamy Corn Casserole 47

Southern Green Beans 48

Brown Sugar Carrots 51

Molasses Baked Beans 52

Cornbread Stuffing 53

Wilted Collard Greens 55

Sausage and Sage Stuffing 56

Cheesy Summer Squash Casserole 59

Red Beans and Rice 60

Easy Dinner Rolls 61

Chapter 4 Main Dishes

Brown Sugar Cider Ham 64

Herbed Turkey Breast 65

Brisket and Onions 66

Hearty Beef Stew with Carrots and Peas 69

Pot Roast with Vegetables 70

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo 71

Spicy Mexican Chicken Stew 73

Old-Fashioned Chicken and Biscuits 74

Corned Beef and Cabbage 76

Smoky Beef Chili 79

Green Chili Chicken Stacked Enchiladas 80

White Bean and Corn Chicken Chili 83

Rosemary White Bean Stew 84

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese 85

Sweet Potato and Bean Veggie Chili 86

Hoppin' John 88

Jambalaya 89

Do-It-Yourself Pork Tacos 90

Chinese Chicken and Broccoli 92

Southern Pulled Pork Sandwiches 94

Pesto Stuffed Shells 97

Spinach Lasagna Rollups 98

Spanish Rice with Ham and Olives 99

Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Casserole 101

Chapter 5 Desserts & Sweets

Cornmeal Peach Cobbler 104

Apple Crisp 106

Stuffed Spiced Apples 107

Strawberry Shortcake 108

Wine-Poached Pears 111

Bananas Foster 112

Stewed Fruit Compote 115

Banana Caramel Cake 116

Warm Tiramisu 117

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake 119

S'mores Casserole 120

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake 122

Cinnamon Monkey Bread 124

Lemon Cheesecake 125

Molten Chocolate Cake 127

Chapter 6 Warm Drinks

Mulled Wine 130

Spiced Apple Cider 133

Winter Sangria 134

Ginger Bourbon Punch 137

Honey Bourbon Cider 138

Orange Bourbon Punch 139

Cranberry Orange Punch 141

Hot Toddy 142

Rich Hot Chocolate 143

White Hot Chocolate 145

Spicy Hot Chocolate 146

Café Au Lait 147

Spiced Chai Tea 148

Acknowledgments 149

Index 151

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