Not Your Mother's® Slow Cooker Family Favorites

Not Your Mother’s® Slow Cooker Family Favorites

Beth Hensperger knows what families want: kid-friendly fare that’s wholesome, economical, and appealing to adults, too. And she knows what busy parents need: recipes that do all that and come together quickly with a minimum of muss and fuss. In Not Your Mother’s® Slow Cooker Family Favorites, Beth provides a lifeline for busy families who want delicious, homemade meals.

Complete List of Recipes

Click on Chapter Title to see all recipes included in the book. You can also use our Nutrition Facts search tool to find nutrition facts for each recipe in the book.

Chapter 1: Hot Drinks and Dips
  • Buttered Mulled Apple Juice
  • Hot Fruit Punch
  • Buttery Rosemary Pecan
  • Hot Raspberry Cider
  • Fresh Ginger Ale
  • Hot Almond Milk with Saffron
  • Hot Cocoa with Marshmallows
  • Butter Bean Hummus
  • Hot Tofu Artichoke Dip
  • Poker Party Creamy Cheesy Chili Dip
  • Hot Parmesan, Feta, and Olive Dip with Herbed Pita Chips
  • Slow-Steamed Artichokes with Red Pepper
  • Meg’s Prosecco Fondue
  • Cheese and Green Chile Fondue with Potato Dippers
Chapter 2: Favorite Family Breakfasts
  • Cheddar-Egg Strata
  • Crustless Bacon and Broccoli Quiche
  • Tortilla-Egg Casserole
  • Green Chile Slow Cooker Omelet with Warm Fresh Tomato Salsa
  • Brinner Cinnamon French Toast Casserole
  • Ham and Sunflower Seed Frittata
  • Overnight Steel-Cut Oats Oatmeal
  • Oatmeal with Cranberries and Apple
  • Old-Fashioned Oatmeal
  • Irish Oatmeal with Vanilla and Maple
  • Breakfast Couscous with Dates and Nuts
Chapter 3: Slow Cooker Main Dish Salads and Sandwiches
  • Family-Style Salmon Pasta Salad
  • Thai Beef and Pasta Salad
  • Turkey Taco Salad
  • Ratatouille and Polenta on a Bed of Greens
  • Crock-Poached Chicken Breasts
  • Barbecue Chicken Salad
  • Curried Chicken Salad with Raisins and Apples in Pitas
  • French Dip Sandwiches with Crock-Sautéed Green Peppers
  • Corned Beef Reuben Sandwiches for a Crowd
  • Lynn’s Flank Steak Tostadas with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce
  • Smoky Hand-Pulled Pork on a Bun with Cabbage-Carrot Slaw
  • Meg’s Shredded Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches with Sour Cream Potato Salad and Dill Cucumber Spears
  • Mini Turkey Meatball Sliders
  • Sloppy Janes
  • Barbecue Tofu Sandwiches
  • Crock-Caramelized Onions
Chapter 4: Soup, Beautiful Soup
  • Italian Sausage Soup with Spinach Fettuccine
  • Vegetable, Beef, and Barley Soup with Whole-Grain Beer Bread
  • Not Your Mother’s Chicken Noodle Soup
  • After-Thanksgiving Turkey Rice Soup
  • Split Pea Soup with Bacon
  • Vegetable Lentil Soup with Cumin, Coriander, and Lemon
  • Tuscan Bean Soup
  • Black Bean and Rice Soup with Salsa Cream
  • Minestra di Vegetali with White Beans
  • The Simplest Black Bean Soup Ever
  • Posole Verde
  • Tomato and White Bean Soup
  • Fresh Cream of Corn Soup
  • Cream of Carrot-Orange Soup
  • Potato-Leek-Spinach Soup
  • Creamy Tomato-Basil Soup
  • Most Excellent Mushroom-Barley Soup
Chapter 5: Roasts, Ribs, and Other Good Stuff
  • The Best Corned Beef and Cabbage
  • Not Your Mother’s Pot Roast with Root Vegetable Sauce
  • Famous Crock Roast
  • Italian Pot Roast with Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes
  • Beginner’s Pot Roast with Mushroom Gravy and Fettuccine
  • Roast Beef and Mushrooms Braised in Barolo
  • Martha’s Tri-Tip with Vegetables
  • Homemade Barbecue Sauce
  • Barbecue Burgers
  • Old-Fashioned Meatloaf with Fresh Tomatoes and Two Cheeses
  • Mustard Short Ribs of Beef and Meg’s Twice-Baked Potato Casserole
  • Garlic-Rosemary Leg of Lamb with Tabbouleh Mint Salad
  • Crock-Roasted Pork Tenderloin
  • Pork Roast with Sweet Potatoes
  • Chinese Apricot Pork Roast with Buckwheat Soba Noodle Salad
  • Sweet and Sour Country Ribs
  • Barbecue Pork Ribs
  • Honey-Glazed Ham
Chapter 6: Great Tasting Dinners on the Wing
  • Fastest Chicken with Mole Sauce
  • Tarragon Chicken in Mushroom Sauce with Simply Delicious Oven-Baked Rice
  • Braised Chicken Breasts on a Bed of Vegetables
  • Slow Cooker Cacciatore
  • Thai-Style Chicken Thighs
  • Apricot-Ginger Chicken Legs
  • Maple Barbecue Chicken Wings
  • Mustard-Glazed Chicken Wings with Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce
  • Whole Chicken Stuffed with Rice and Golden Raisins
  • Crock-Roasted Chicken with Rotisserie-Style Rub and Edamame Succotash
  • Cornish Game Hens with Cornbread Stuffing and Sweet Potatoes
  • Braised Turkey Legs
  • Old-Fashioned Turkey Breast with Pan Gravy and Cranberry-Orange Sauce
  • Barbecue Turkey Thighs with Root Vegetables
Chapter 7: Satisfying Stews and Comforting Chilis
  • Home-Style Beef Stew with Orange
  • Chianti and Cherry Beef Stew
  • Beef Stew Classico with Herbed Cheese Mashed Potatoes
  • Sirloin Beef Stew
  • Hearty Beef and Veal Stew
  • Garden Lamb Stew
  • Cinnamon Lamb Stew with Carrot Couscous
  • Plum Good Pork Stew with Ginger
  • Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew with Garlic
  • Spiced Vegetable Stew with Almonds and Currants
  • Two-Bean Chili with Tofu and Cilantro
  • Vegetarian 15-Bean Chili with Black Bean and Corn Salsa
  • Turkey and Three-Bean Chili
  • Big Sky Bison Chili
  • Cornbread Hot from the Oven
  • Corn Kernel Corn Muffins
  • Creamy White Chicken Chili
  • Crock-Baked Potato and Chili Bar
  • Oven-Roasted Barbecue Shrimp
Chapter 8: Crocked Sides and Veggie Main Courses
  • Chile Relleno Casserole
  • Eggplant Parmesan
  • Lazy Day Cabbage Rolls
  • Valerie’s Chunky Bell Pepper Salsa
  • Winter Squash Stuffed with Sausage, Mushrooms, and Cranberries
  • Spinach and Cheese Soufflé
  • Lynn’s Green Enchilada Casserole
  • Stuffed Bell Peppers
  • Twice-Crocked Stuffed Potatoes with Artichokes and Parmesan
  • Vegetarian Chili and Cheese Casserole
  • Best Western One-Pot Beans
  • Molasses and Brown Sugar Baked Beans
  • Meg’s Sage and Mushroom Country Bread Stuffing
  • Cornbread and Challah Bread Stuffing
Chapter 9: Pasta, Polenta, and Rice
  • The Easiest Lasagna Bianco
  • Chicken and Roasted Red Bell Pepper Lasagna
  • Deep-Dish Spinach and Ricotta Pie
  • Homemade Ricotta
  • Baked Ziti with Sausage
  • Stuffed Shells with Mushroom Tomato Sauce
  • Shrimp Marinara
  • Essential Marinara Sauce
  • Big-Batch Home-Style Meat Sauce
  • Lots-o’-Garlic Sauce for Stuffed Pasta
  • Crock Macaroni and Tillamook Cheese
  • Turkey Chili Mac
  • Creamed Corn and Parmesan Risotto
  • Risotto with Zucchini and Peas
  • Mexican Rice and Beans with Cheese
  • Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya
  • Char Siu Pork Fried Rice
  • Char Siu Pork
  • Easiest Ever Rice and Vegetables