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12 Things You Didn’t Know Your Slow Cooker Could Make

Now that you’re the master of slow-cooked meats and tender veg, we’re here to tell you your slow cooker isn’t just a one trick casserole pony! Here are 12 recipes we bet you didn’t know you could make with your trusty crock-pot…

For breakfast:

Say goodbye to boring cereal and bland toast and hello hearty breakfasts without having to slave over the pan! Spice up the most important meal of the day with one of these delicious morning boosters.

Strawberries and Cream Steel Cut Oatmeal

Bowl Of Oats And Strawberries
Credit: A Mind”Full” Mom

Warm up your morning with this delicious strawberry oatmeal dish from ‘A Mind“Full” Mom.’ Simply mix all the ingredients together the night before and 8 hours later you have yourself a delightful morning treat.

You’ll need:

  • Strawberries
  • Steel cut oats
  • Cinnamon and vanilla extract
  • Plain Greek yoghurt
  • Sea salt
  • Honey or maple syrup

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Breakfast Casserole

Crockpot Breakfast Casserole Dish
Credit: Family Fresh Meals

An exciting twist on the standard fry-up is Family Fresh Meals’ casserole breakfast! Packed with all your morning favourites including eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns and cheese, this all in one dish saves you from the timing nightmare and is ready and waiting when you wake!

You’ll need:

  • Sausage, eggs and bacon
  • Hash browns
  • Onions
  • Dry mustard and garlic powder
  • Cheese
  • Salt and pepper

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Breakfast Beans

Slow Cooker Breakfast Baked Beans On Toast
Credit: Foodie With Family

Add a tasty twist to your standard beans on toast with this slow cooker breakfast beans recipe. A mix of favourites including bacon and sausage in an irresistible maple and coffee sauce, this quirky recipe will change how you eat beans on toast for good!

You’ll need:

  • Navy beans
  • Sausages
  • Bacon
  • Onion and bay leaves
  • Bean liquor or unsweetened apple juice or cider
  • Tomato puree
  • Dark maple syrup

Get the recipe!

For Lunch:

Look forward to lunch again with these slow cooker specials. With seriously easy prep, you can leave these cooking overnight, pack them in your lunch box the next morning and be ready for the day ahead!

Stuffed Peppers

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers
Credit: Slow Cooker Gourmet 

A lunch time favourite and a perfect way to get your veggies, these stuffed peppers are extremely easy to make (and extremely tasty too!)

You’ll need:

  • 4 large bell peppers
  • Black beans
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Rice
  • Chipotle chilli powder, garlic powder, onion powder and cumin
  • Dried cilantro
  • Shredded cheese

Get the recipe!

Barbeque Chicken Wings 

Slow-cooked Barbecue Chicken Wings
Credit: Good Dinner Mom

Treat your colleagues (or just yourself) to some delicious barbeque chicken wings to really improve your working day! Slow cooked to perfection, these delicious wings will melt in your mouth after a day of cooking or, for a crispier effect, put them under the grill for a few minutes before serving.

You’ll need:

  • Chicken wings or drumsticks
  • Barbecue sauce
  • Brown sugar, paprika and dry mustard
  • Ground cumin, garlic powder and onion powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Vegetable spray

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Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas Mix Inside Slow Cooker
Credit: Cooking Classy™

What’s better than looking forward to fajitas? We can’t think of anything! So why not spice up lunch times with a treat all the family can enjoy! Cooking Classy™ show us how!

You’ll need:

  • Boneless, skinless chicken (or any meat of your choice)
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Bell peppers
  • Chilli powder, ground cumin and paprika
  • Ground coriander, salt and pepper
  • Lime juice and honey
  • Flour tortillas, sour cream, salsa, guacamole and cheese for serving!

Get the recipe!

For Dinner:

No one wants to spend time cooking after a long day at work, especially when your slow cooker can do all the hard work for you! Get home, put your feet up and thank god for the slow cooker with these delicious recipes!

Chicken Enchiladas 

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas
Credit: Spend with Pennies

We’ve given you fajitas, but did you know you can also cook enchiladas? We’re spoiling you here! Using shredded chicken or any meat of choice, these dinner favourites are quick to prep and can be slow cooked in just 3-4 hours!

You’ll need:

  • Shredded chicken
  • Salsa
  • Enchilada sauce
  • Mild Green chillies
  • Cheese
  • Flour tortillas

Get the recipe!

Deep Dish Pizza (Chicago Style)

Slow Cooker Deep Dish Pizza
Credit: A Spicy Perspective

Yes, you read that right! You can make homemade pizza in your slow cooker. And, although pizza is pretty quick and easy to make anyway, your slow cooker will guarantee a full and fluffy texture on the inside and the perfect crispy crust on the outside. What’s not to love!

You’ll need:

  • Homemade pizza dough
  • Cornmeal and butter
  • Peeled and diced shallot
  • Garlic cloves, crushed tomatoes and Italian seasoning
  • Italian pork sausage
  • Salt
  • Cheese

Get the recipe!

Lasagne

A Slice Of Slow Cooked Lasagna From Pan
Credit: Tastes Better From Scratch

One of your favourite all time recipes can be a whole lot easier in your slow cooker! With a lot less prep time, you can simply layer up your slow cooker and leave it to cook throughout the day. Check out this special recipe from ‘Tastes Better from Scratch’

You’ll need:

  • Ground beef and Italian sausage
  • Salt and pepper
  • Italian seasoning, parsley and garlic powder
  • Tomato paste and sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Lasagne noodles
  • Cheese and Sugar

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And for Dessert:

Marshmallow Brownies

Slow Cooker Marshmallow Brownies
Credit: BakingQueen74

We bet you didn’t know slow cookers were for baking too! Simply line it with parchment orbaking paper and add a cloth/tea towel under the lid to catch moisture and its ready to bake whatever you like! Our favourite is these rich and gooey chocolate and marshmallow brownies though, yum!

You’ll need:

  • Dark chocolate
  • Eggs
  • Caster sugar and cocoa powder
  • Plain flour
  • Large marshmallows
  • Butter

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Cheesecake

Slow Cooker Cheesecake With Strawberries
Credit: A Spicy Perspective 

For a lighter dish, try this no-fuss, tasty cheesecake. As the slow cooker holds moisture, there’s no need to worry about adding additional water or that there will be cracks in your dessert – it takes care of the hard work for you! Here’s how:

You’ll need:

  • Graham cracker crumbs
  • Melted butter
  • Cream cheese and sour cream
  • Eggs
  • All-purpose flour
  • Vanilla extract
  • Granulated sugar

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Berry Cobbler

Slow Cooker Berry Cobbler
Credit: Chef in Training 

If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll love this Berry Cobbler from ‘Chef in Training!’ A delicious mix of blueberries and raspberries finished with a delicious biscuit texture, this ultra-sweet treat is easy to make and great for all year round.

You’ll need:

  • Raspberries and blueberries
  • Baking powder, sugar and flour
  • Cinnamon
  • Fat-free milk
  • Canola oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt and sugar

Get the recipe!

If you’re one of the few who hasn’t invested in this dinner making wonder yet, what are you waiting for! Check out our great range of Slow Cookers here. Or get in touch and let us know your favourite crockpot recipes!


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