Not Your Mother's® Slow Cooker Recipes for Entertaining

Not Your Mother’s® Slow Cooker Recipes for Entertaining

When you need to feed a crowd, your slow cooker is indispensable! Put together a tantalizing entrée hours before your guests arrive. Or turn your slow cooker into a fondue pot, chafing dish, punch bowl, soup tureen… the possibilities are deliciously endless!

Find out why About.com says, “The recipes will definitely inspire. From classic to creative, and spanning all cuisines and levels of formality, there’s something for everyone here.”

Complete List of Recipes

Click on Chapter Title to see all recipes included in the book.

Chapter 1: Appetizer Dips, Savory Fondues, and Party Nuts
  • Hot Artichoke Dip with Pita Crisps
  • Layered Artichokes and Green Chiles
  • Hot Spinach Dip
  • Always Smooth Chili Con Queso
  • Smoky Black Bean and Cheddar Dip
  • Jacquie’s Black Bean–Jalapeño Dip
  • Chili Olive Dip
  • Creamy Refried Bean Dip
  • Hot Crab Supreme
  • Bagna Cauda
  • Hot Sausage Dip
  • Caramel Brie
  • Welsh Rabbit
  • Tomato Fondue
  • Fondue Neuchâtel
  • Champagne Fondue
  • Buttermilk Fondue
  • Fondue with Sparkling Apple Cider
  • Tamari Almonds
  • Malabar Almonds
  • Buttery Rosemary Pecan Halves
  • Maple-Glazed Pecans
  • Spicy Walnuts
  • Walnuts and Ginger
  • Sugared Walnuts
  • Curry Mixed Nuts
  • Retro Party Mix
Chapter 2: The Electric Punch Bowl
  • The Best Hot Mulled Apple Juice
  • Mulled Cider with Cardamom and Saffron
  • “Rum” and Cherry Cider
  • Cranberry “Nog”
  • Hot Cranberry-Orange Punch
  • Hot Spiced Grape Juice
  • Hot Apricot Nectar
  • Lemongrass Cordial
  • Jamaica
  • Ponche
  • Hot Tomato Virgin Mary
  • Baja Tomato Juice
  • Spiced Apple and Chamomile Tea
  • Ginger-Lemon Tea
  • Chai
  • Moroccan Mint Tea
  • Champurrado
  • Hot Eggnog
  • Hot Peppermint Milk
  • Mexican Coffee with Brandy and Kahlúa
  • Irish Coffee
  • Mulled Wine
  • Warm Cranberry Zinfandel
  • Strawberry–White Wine Punch
  • Glögg
  • Port Wine Negus
  • Spiked Wassail
  • Athole Brose
  • Hot Buttered Rum
Chapter 3: Company Soups from the Slow Cooker
  • Onion Soup with Champagne, Port, and Camembert
  • Brandied Red Onion Soup Gratinée
  • French Vegetable Soup with Pesto
  • Cream of Root Vegetable Soup Normandy
  • Asian Cucumber Bisque
  • Gingered Carrot–Sweet Potato Soup
  • Monterey Clam Chowder
  • Homemade Pho with Chicken
  • Hearty Beef Borscht with Cabbage
  • Spicy Lentil Soup with Saffron and Cilantro
  • Black Bean and Pumpkin Soup
  • Hielem
  • Split Pea Soup with Ham
  • Yellow Split Pea Dal with Mango
Chapter 4: Slow Cooker Savory Sauces
  • Mole Poblano Sauce
  • Ancho Chile Sauce
  • Red Wine Barbecue Sauce
  • Our Basic KC Barbecue Sauce
  • Chinese-Style Barbecue Sauce
  • Tequila and Pineapple Barbecue Sauce
  • Yellow Bell Pepper Sauce with Thyme
  • Thai Peanut Sauce
  • Garnet Cumberland Sauce
  • Old-Fashioned Mint Sauce
  • Indian Tomato Sauce
  • Creole Tomato Sauce with Shrimp
  • Country Tomato Sauce with Roasted Vegetables
  • Family-Style Winter Tomato Sauce
  • Beefy Tomato Sauce with Sausage and Fennel
  • Fresh Herb and Cream Sauce
  • Salsa Alfredo
  • Herbed Chèvre Sauce
Chapter 5: Slow-Cooked Vegetables
<ul> <li>Slow-Steamed Artichokes</li> <li>Braised Fresh Shell Beans</li> <li>Crock-Baked Beets</li> <li>Red Cabbage with Red Wine, Apricots, and Honey</li> <li>Carrots Glazed with Marmalade, Brown Sugar, and Butter</li> <li>Celery Victor</li> <li>Raja Rellenos</li> <li>Corn in Cream</li> <li>Crock-Roasted Fresh Corn on the Cob</li> <li>Nancyjo’s Tofu and Corn Posole</li> <li>Eggplant Caponata</li> <li>Braised Belgian Endive</li> <li>Roasted Garlic</li> <li>Italian-Style Braised Green Beans</li> <li>Braised Leeks</li> <li>Mushrooms Forestière on Toast</li> <li>Rosemary-Balsamic Onions</li> <li>Ragoût of Peas and Artichokes with Tarragon</li> <li>Braised Peas with Lettuce</li> <li>New Potatoes with Fresh Lemon-Herb Butter</li> <li>Potatoes and Fennel</li> <li>Twice-Crocked Stuffed Potatoes with Macadamia Nuts</li> <li>Scalloped Potatoes</li> <li>Mashed Potato Casserole</li> <li>Good Old-Fashioned Mashed Potatoes</li> <li>Blue Cheese–Sour Cream Mashers</li> <li>Mashed Potatoes and Carrots with Crisp Bacon and  Chives</li> <li>Cider-Braised Turnips</li> <li>Candied Yams with Apples and Cranberries</li> <li>Tortino di Zucchini</li> <li>Vegetable Curry</li> <li>Chinese Vegetable Hot Pot</li> <li>Braised Spring Vegetables</li> <li>Ragoût of Baby Vegetables</li> </ul>
Chapter 6: Slow-Cooked Grains and Stuffings
  • Risotto Milanese
  • Risotto Verde
  • Pumpkin-Sage Risotto
  • Shrimp Risotto with Parsley and Basil
  • Risotto with Asparagus and Arugula
  • Mushroom-Gorgonzola Risotto in Radicchio Wraps with Balsamic Syrup
  • Wild Rice with Dried Apricots, Cherries, and Pecans
  • Orange-Walnut Wild Rice
  • Wild Rice with Coconut and Raisins
  • Green Chile Grits
  • Double Corn Spoonbread
  • Arizona Vegetable and Herb Bread Stuffing
  • Mushroom-Chard Whole Wheat Bread Stuffing
  • Thanksgiving Sausage Bread Pudding
  • Cornbread Stuffing with Bacon, Chestnuts, and Dried Cherries
  • Prosciutto, Parmesan, and Pine Nut Holiday Stuffing
Chapter 7: Not from the Slow Cooker Accompaniments
  • Basmati Rice
  • Jasmine Rice
  • Calrose Rice
  • Short-Grain Brown Rice
  • Saffron Rice
  • Pullao with Indian Spices
  • Victoria’s Armenian Rice and Vermicelli Pilaf
  • Orange Rice
  • Basic Wild Rice
  • Couscous
  • Basic Bulgur
  • Gorgonzola Polenta
  • Slow Cooker Cornmeal Dumplings
  • Gnocchi alla Romana
  • Spaetzle
  • German Potato Dumplings
  • Mazto Balls
  • Oven-Roasted Potatoes
  • Oven-Roasted Spaghetti Squash
  • Caesar Salad
  • Salad of Greens with Goat Cheese
Chapter 8: The New-Fashioned Bean and Chili Pot
  • Slow Cooker Pot of Beans
  • Cuban Black Beans
  • Julie’s Hummus
  • New Year’s Black-Eyed Peas
  • Fresh Fava Beans with Tomatoes and Saffron
  • Braised Flageolets with Herbs
  • Red Bean Stew and Rice
  • Christmas Limas with Greens
  • Slow Cooker Cassoulet
  • Hickory Barbecued Pinto Beans
  • Indian Baked Beans
  • Calico Bean Bake
  • Gringo Chili for a Crowd
  • Pinto Bean Chili with Mexican Sausage
  • Elizabeth Taylor’s Chili
  • Turkey Chili with White Beans
  • Roasted Vegetable White Bean Chili
  • Chili Colorado
  • Chili con Carne
  • Prune Chili
Chapter 9: Poultry, Game Birds, and Rabbit
  • Chicken Mole Enchilada Casserole
  • Chicken in Champagne
  • Honey-Mustard Chicken
  • Chicken Marsala
  • Brandied Chicken with Hazelnuts
  • Chicken with Mango and Coconut
  • Coq au Cabernet
  • Chicken with Orange Sauce
  • Country Captain
  • Crème de Cassis Chicken
  • Chicken with Glazed Walnuts and Grand Marnier
  • Spicy Turmeric Chicken
  • Chicken Thighs with Garlic and Sparkling Wine
  • Barbecued Chicken Wings for a Crowd
  • Sujata’s Curried Chicken Wings
  • Crocked Buffalo Chicken Wings
  • Garlic and Lime Chicken Wings with Chipotle Mayonnaise
  • Plum Sauce Chicken Wings
  • Old-Fashioned Turkey Breast with Pan Gravy
  • Rolled Turkey Breast with Prosciutto
  • Turkey Legs with Mandarins
  • Cold Poached Turkey Tenderloins with Chutney-Yogurt Sauce
  • White Meatloaf
  • Duck Breasts à l’Orange
  • Braised Pheasant with Mushrooms in Riesling
  • Pheasant with Apple-Shallot Cream
  • Braised Rabbit with Prunes and Green Olives
  • Stewed Rabbit with Red Wine and Wild Mushrooms
Chapter 10: Beef, Veal, and Venison
  • New-Fashioned Pot Roast with Fresh Rosemary
  • Sweet-and-Sour Cranberry Pot Roast
  • Barbacoa
  • Pot-au-Feu
  • Cholent
  • Braised Oxtails (Rabo)
  • Corned Beef with Cabbage and Radicchio
  • Beef Burgundy
  • Paniolo Beef Stew
  • Beef Stifado
  • Beef Stew with Chestnuts
  • Sauerbraten
  • Beef Stroganoff with Porcini Mushrooms
  • Stuffed Sweet-and-Sour Cabbage
  • Frito Pie
  • Jan’s Tuscan Meatloaf with Roasted Red Potatoes
  • Barbecued Beef on Buns
  • Devilishly Good Beef Short Ribs
  • Short Ribs of Beef with Sherry-Mustard Sauce and Fennel Seed
  • Korean Short Ribs of Beef with Ginger
  • Beer-Soaked Brats
  • Italian Meatballs
  • Veal Ragoût with Artichokes, Brandied Raisins, and Crème Fraîche
  • Veal Stew with Champagne
  • Ragoût of Veal for 20
  • Osso Buco
  • Puchero
  • Venison, Fruit, and Greens
  • Venison Stew with Dried Cherries
Chapter 11: Pork and Lamb
  • Cherry-Glazed Pork Pot Roast with Herbs
  • Pork Roast with Tomatoes and Mushrooms
  • Pernil
  • Mexican Pork Roast with Tomatillo Sauce
  • Glazed Ham
  • Asian Pork Tenderloins
  • Ragoût of Pork and Mushrooms with White Wine
  • Chile Verde
  • Oscar’s Chili Colorado Mole
  • Choucroute Garnie
  • Chipotle and Orange Pork Ribs
  • Honey Barbecue Pork Ribs
  • Pork Ribs with No-Cook Barbecue Sauce
  • Braised Pork Ribs with Chiles and Shallots
  • Hawaiian Laulau
  • French Country Terrine
  • Potée Boulangère
  • Lamb Roast with Lotsa Garlic and Rosemary
  • Lamb Navarin
  • Lamb and Fruit Tagine
  • Julie’s Lamb and Quince Ragoût
  • Moroccan-Style Lamb with Preserved Lemons
  • Lamb Shanks with White Wine and Wild Mushroom Sauce
  • Spiced Lamb Dolmas
Chapter 12: Slow Cooker Puddings, Cakes, and Breads
  • Cherry-Glazed Pork Pot Roast with Herbs
  • Pork Roast with Tomatoes and Mushrooms
  • Pernil
  • Mexican Pork Roast with Tomatillo Sauce
  • Glazed Ham
  • Asian Pork Tenderloins
  • Ragoût of Pork and Mushrooms with White Wine
  • Chile Verde
  • Oscar’s Chili Colorado Mole
  • Choucroute Garnie
  • Chipotle and Orange Pork Ribs
  • Honey Barbecue Pork Ribs
  • Pork Ribs with No-Cook Barbecue Sauce
  • Braised Pork Ribs with Chiles and Shallots
  • Hawaiian Laulau
  • French Country Terrine
  • Potée Boulangère
  • Lamb Roast with Lotsa Garlic and Rosemary
  • Lamb Navarin
  • Lamb and Fruit Tagine
  • Julie’s Lamb and Quince Ragoût
  • Moroccan-Style Lamb with Preserved Lemons
  • Lamb Shanks with White Wine and Wild Mushroom Sauce
  • Spiced Lamb Dolmas
Chapter 13: Fruit Desserts and Compotes
  • Cherry-Glazed Pork Pot Roast with Herbs
  • Pork Roast with Tomatoes and Mushrooms
  • Pernil
  • Mexican Pork Roast with Tomatillo Sauce
  • Glazed Ham
  • Asian Pork Tenderloins
  • Ragoût of Pork and Mushrooms with White Wine
  • Chile Verde
  • Oscar’s Chili Colorado Mole
  • Choucroute Garnie
  • Chipotle and Orange Pork Ribs
  • Honey Barbecue Pork Ribs
  • Pork Ribs with No-Cook Barbecue Sauce
  • Braised Pork Ribs with Chiles and Shallots
  • Hawaiian Laulau
  • French Country Terrine
  • Potée Boulangère
  • Lamb Roast with Lotsa Garlic and Rosemary
  • Lamb Navarin
  • Lamb and Fruit Tagine
  • Julie’s Lamb and Quince Ragoût
  • Moroccan-Style Lamb with Preserved Lemons
  • Lamb Shanks with White Wine and Wild Mushroom Sauce
  • Spiced Lamb Dolmas
Chapter 14: Dessert Fondues, Sweet Sauces, and Chocolate Truffles
  • Toblerone Fondue
  • Perfumed Chocolate Fondue
  • Chocolate Chip Fondue
  • White Chocolate Piña Colada Fondue
  • Bittersweet Chocolate–Coconut Fondue
  • Spur-of-the-Moment Chocolate-Marshmallow Fondue
  • Hot Honey Cherry Sauce
  • Brandied Prune Sauce
  • Warm Berry Sauce
  • Ice Cream Parlor Butterscotch Sauce
  • Maple-Caramel Sauce
  • Peggy’s Killer Hot Fudge Sauce
  • Low-Fat Mocha Fudge Sauce with Kahlúa
  • Warm Chocolate Honey
  • Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce
  • Chocolate-Cognac Sauce
  • Narsai’s Chocolate Sauce
  • Creamiest Fudge
  • Black-on-Black Truffles
  • Raspberry Truffles
  • Low-Fat Chocolate-Nut Truffles