9 Totally Unexpected Slow-Cooker Recipes You Need to Try

Take our frying pan. Take our casserole dish. But we could never, ever live without our trusty slow cooker. And as it turns out, this miracle appliance cooks way more than soups and stews. Presenting nine easy and delicious recipes you probably never thought of making in a Crock-Pot.

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Slow-cooker Monkey Bread

If baking isn't your forte, we have good news. This gooey, pull-apart dessert is practically impossible to mess up.

Slow-cooker Stuffed Shells

This pasta literally cooks itself, no boiling water necessary.

Slow-cooker Garlic-herb Mashed Cauliflower

We thought we had our cauliflower obsession under control. And then we discovered this rich, creamy side dish.

Slow-cooker Salted-caramel Rice Pudding

The proof is in this pudding.

Slow-cooker French Dip Sandwiches

These roast-beef creations are the best thing since sliced bread.

Slow-cooker Mediterranean Frittata

Breakfast is ready before you even roll out of bed.

Slow-cooker Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Less time cooking means more time for mixing margaritas.

Slow-cooker Deep-dish Pizza

Nope. Thin crust just isn't gonna cut it tonight.

hot cocoa
Laura Wing & Jim Kamoosi

Slow-cooker Hot Chocolate

Because nothing says "cozy" like an enormous vat of cocoa.

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