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Use the slow cooker to make chicken stock while you’re busy doing other things! Use the Recipe-by-Photo Index Page for How-To to see all the slow cooker how-to recipes that have been featured on this site.
Slow cookers can be handy for many reasons, and my friend Lydia uses her four quart CrockPot to make chicken stock every time she has a rotisserie chicken. Homemade stock can make a big difference in the flavor of soup, and if you’re never made stock before this recipe for How to Make Soup Stock from Rotisserie Chicken from Soup Chick is about as easy as it gets!
In this tasty slow cooker soup cannellini Beans, Kale, and Ham cook all day. Use the Recipe-by-Photo Index Page for Kalyn’s Kitchen to see all the slow cooker recipes from Kalyn’s Kitchen that have been featured on this site.
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Have you joined the kale fan club yet? Dark leafy greens like kale have more nutrition than any other type of food, and if you haven’t cooked with kale much yet using it in soup like this is a good way to give it a try. The slow cooking sweetens the kale, and this Cannellini Bean and Kale Soup with Ham and Sherry Vinegar from Kalyn’s Kitchen might be just the dish to introduce your family to kale!
This Slow Cooker Cream of Broccoli and Cheese Soup soup has broccoli, cream, cheddar cheese, and Parmesan, and there’s no flour or thickener in this low-carb soup!
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This delicious-sounding Slow Cooker Cream of Broccoli and Cheese Soup from Soup Chick might not be as rich as it sounds because the soup has two pounds of broccoli to go with all those creamy flavors. If you have an Immersion Blender, this will be easier to make, but it can be done in a blender if you’re careful with the hot soup.
Ingredients for this Slow Cooker Recipe:
- chicken stock
- bay leaf
- heavy cream
- cheddar cheese
- grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
- kosher salt
- fresh black pepper
Pre-cooked Meatballs are simmered in the CrockPot in a spicy peanut sauce. Use the Recipe-by-Photo Index Page for Sausage and Meatballs to see all the slow cooker meatball recipes that have been featured on this site.
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Meatballs make a great appetizer, because people love foods that come in bite-sized portions. This recipe for Slow Cooker Meatballs in Peanut Chile Sauce from A Year of Slow Cooking starts with pre-cooked meatballs and then adds a delicious sauce with peanut butter, coconut milk, Asian Chile paste, fish sauce, and a touch of sugar.
Apple Butter, made in the slow cooker! Use the Recipes-by-Photo Index Page for Fruit to see all the slow cooker fruit recipes that have been featured on this site.
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I haven’t made apple butter, but when I spotted this recipe for Slow Cooker Apple Butter at Andrea Meyers, all I could think about was how amazing your house must smell during the 10-12 hours that you’re cooking this apple butter in the CrockPot. And when you make apple butter from scratch, you can control what goes into it, making it as sweet or tart as you’d like!