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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.

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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.

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

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

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*Feast* your eyes:

1. Rosemary Olive Oil Crock-Pot Bread

hostthetoast.com

No stand mixer required! Get the recipe here.

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2. Slow-Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip

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

aspicyperspective.com

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

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4. Crock-Pot Corn on the Cob

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

ohsweetbasil.com

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

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6. Slow-Cooker Parmesan Ranch Oyster Crackers

damndelicious.net

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

7. Slow-Cooker Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

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

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8. Slow-Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowl

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

9. Crock-Pot Ham

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

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10. Crock-Pot Baked Potatoes

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

11. Slow-Cooker Chicken Gravy and Biscuits

slowcookergourmet.net

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

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12. Slow-Cooker Lasagna

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

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

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

kalynskitchen.com

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

15. Slow-Cooker Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

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

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16. Crispy Slow Cooker Corned Beef

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

17. Slow-Cooker Salted Caramel Almond Granola

theseasonedmom.com

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

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18. Easy Homemade Greek Yogurt

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

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

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20. Hot Fudge Slow-Cooker Brownies

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*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

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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.

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22. Slow-Cooker Crème Brûlée

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

momontimeout.com

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

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24. Slow-Cooker Kahlua Hot Cocoa

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

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.

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26. Slow-Cooker Cinnamon-Sugar Candied Almonds

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

27. Homemade Dulce de Leche

crazyforcrust.com

This recipe has ONE INGREDIENT. Get it here.

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28. Slow-Cooker Peach Crisp

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

lifemadesweeter.com

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

30. Slow-Cooker Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

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

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