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15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know You Can Cook in the Slow CookerWow! I didn't know these!

The slow cooker is a magical appliance!

But most people think slow cookers equal stews and casseroles – which isn’t the case (well, you can make stews and casseroles of course, but you can make so much more than that!). Here are 15 pretty tricky things you can cook in your slow cooker today — that you probably didn’t know.

1. Make caramel in the tin.

Yes, you can make caramel straight from the tin and put it in your slow cooker!

Here’s our recipe for making caramel in a slow cooker.

How to Make Caramel in a Slow Cooker | Stay at Home Mum

2. Cinnamon Scrolls

Yep – they only take two hours – and are deliciously moist!

Here’s our recipe for slow cooker cinnamon scrolls.

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Scrolls | Stay at Home Mum

3. A Whole Chicken Roast

Just rub all of the dry ingredients on your chicken, put some stuffing if you want, and let the crock pot do its magic. Don’t forget the non-stick spray. And don’t add water!

Try our recipe!

Slowcooker Roast Chicken | Stay at Home Mum

4. Lamb Shanks with Rosemary Gravy

Lamb shanks are a little more complicated to make than roast chicken, but it’s worth it. You can also make a big batch of lamb shanks for freezing!

Here’s our recipe for slow cooker lamb shanks with rosemary gravy.


5. Bread and Butter Pudding

Craving for bread pudding but don’t have the time or energy to bake? Good news! You can totally make a delicious batch in the pot.

Here’s our recipe for slow cooker bread and butter pudding.

Sweet Homemade Bread Pudding Dessert with Brandy Sauce

6. Lasagna

Who doesn’t love lasagna, like, seriously? Now, you have more reasons to enjoy lasagna because you can leave one cooking in the crock pot!

Here’s our recipe for slow cooker lasagna, folks.


7. Pizza Pull Apart

A strong contender against lasagna would be none other than, wait for it, pizza!

If you love pizza, you’re going to love our recipe for slow cooker pizza pull-apart. Enjoy!


8. Coconut Curry Sausages

Don’t ever think your slow cooker has a limit. Have you ever considered making a coconut curry dish in it?

If you haven’t yet, head over to our recipe for slow cooker curry sausages!

Large bowl of curried sausages with peas and a side of rice as gluten free meal
Large bowl of curried sausages with peas and a side of rice as gluten free meal

9. Lemon Chicken

Lemon Chicken is a divine mix of tangy and savoury, and what’s best about it is that it is easy to make.

If you have chicken and lemons, you absolutely need to try this recipe for slow cooker lemon chicken and see for yourself!


10. Shepherds Pie

Yes, you read that one right! You can make a shepherd’s pie in the pot, so that’s less hassle and less effort for you!

Now, you can have slow cooker shepherd’s pie for dinner every night.

Shepherd's pie
Shepherd’s pie

11. Mulled Wine

Alright, let’s get this straight. Mulled wine? Using the crock pot? Get out of town!

Why don’t you try it yourself using our recipe for slow cooker mulled wine?


12. Chinese Ribs

If the in-laws are coming over for a visit, worry no more. Just put the ingredients for Chinese ribs into your slow cooker and wait for it to do its magic.

Oh, we have a wonderful recipe for slow cooker Chinese ribs, too!

Barbecued pork spareribs with rice and Asian greens.

13. Gooey Chocolate Pudding Cake

Oozy, gooey, and deliciously sinful – that’s what chocolate pudding cake is!

We apologise, but you’ll have to temporarily say goodbye to your diet once you try our recipe for slow cooker chocolate pudding cake.


14. Corned Beef

You’ll never have to eat boring corned beef dishes again.

We have three different versions of slow cooker corned beef here: plain, brown sugar, and ginger ale.


15. Sausages in Onion Gravy

If you’re a fan of sausages, we’ve got your back!

With our recipe for slow cooker sausages in onion gravy, I’m sure everyone will want this in seconds! Bonus, it’s one of the easiest recipes there is — ever!

Sausages with herby mash and onion gravy
Sausages with herby mash and onion gravy

What are your favourite slow cooker recipes?

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