Slow Cook

Our 7 Most-Popular Slow-Cooker Recipes of All Time

When it comes to cozy, flavorful Crock-Pot recipes, for us, it * is * a popularity contest.

December 11, 2018

You know what they say: Slow and steady wins the race. When it comes to cozy, flavor-packed soups, stews, sauces, and ginormous pork tenderloins, we couldn't agree more.

There's a lot to love about slow-cooked dinners. You can simply set them—and forget them—for one. Then, there's the fact that the gentle heat over an hours-long period makes for the tenderest bites, and the jammiest, best-tasting sauces or broths. Oh, and there's the way they make your home (or, in my case, tiny apartment) fill with a scent so tantalizing and irresistible, you wish you could pack a bag and move right into your Crock-Pot.

Until that becomes possible—for now, there's simply not enough room inside the pot for all of our favorite things—we'll have to settle for making our favorite slow-cooker recipes of all time on repeat for the duration of these blustery winter days.

We plan to start with these seven popular slow-cooker recipes our readers can't stop making:

Plus, One For Good Luck!

What's your all-time favorite slow cooker recipe? Let us know in the comments.

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Ella Quittner

Written by: Ella Quittner

Ella Quittner is a contributing writer and the Absolute Best Tests columnist at Food52. She covers food, travel, wellness, lifestyle, home, novelty snacks, and internet-famous sandwiches. You can follow her on Instagram @equittner, or Twitter at @ellaquittner. She also develops recipes for Food52, and has a soft spot for all pasta, anything spicy, and salty chocolate things.


susan C. December 16, 2018
Where can we get the bundt pan used in your ‘better bundt cake’ illustration? WS had it years ago. I’ve been looking for it ever since.
Marie F. December 16, 2018
Amazon has lots of bundt pans in all shapes and sizes.