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Slow Cooker Cheat Sheet

Posted by  ·  August 7, 2018  ·  Last Updated: August 9, 2018

If you have a slow cooker (Crock-Pot)  I hope you can use this handy slow cooker cheat sheet.  It is a simple reference guide that answers common slow cooking questions.

Slow Cooker Reference Guide

[Download and print the Slow Cooker Cooking Time Chart here]

slow cooker cooking times chart

Just print the chart in color and hang on the inside of your cabinet door.  You can even laminate this slow cooker cheat sheet if you would like to give it more protection.

Slow Cooker Tips

  • Cut food into even pieces so that they cook evenly at the same time.
  • Always cook covered. 
  • Season well! The longer cooking times of the slow cooker can diminish the flavor of herbs and spices.
  • If you have time brown meats first. Brown is a flavor and not a color when cooking!
  • Don’t use too much liquid. Most slow cooker recipes call for 50 percent less liquid than regular recipes (except of soups and sauces).

Slow Cooker Recipes

Here are some of my family’s favorite slow cooker recipes.

Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes. We love being able to have delicious baked potatoes even in the summer when I don’t want to turn on our oven.  Set out a few toppings for a baked potato bar and you have a fun interactive meal!

Crock Pot Lasagna is another crowd pleaser and it is easy to throw together!

Buffalo Chicken sandwiches are probably the easiest Crock-Pot recipe out there and they never disappoint.  I am gluten free so I make a buffalo chicken lettuce wrap.

Crock Pot Candy is probably the craziest thing we make in the slow cooker! Candy!?! Yes, we make delicious peanut clusters in our Crock-Pot!

Chex Mix can even be made in the crockpot!

More Kitchen Cheat Sheets

I find these reference charts save me time in the kitchen. If you have an Instant Pot I have one for it too!

Instant Pot Cheat Sheet

instant pot cheat sheet

Do you ever have to ask how many cups in a quart?  I never can remember all those measurements

How many cups in a quart Cooking Conversion Cheat Sheet

Conversion Chart


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  1. Judy
    Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
    Where is the printable link for the Crockpot Cheat Sheet?
    • Cindy
      Thursday, August 9th, 2018
      Judy, click on the link above the picture or on the picture and that should work! Let me know if it doesn't work.
  2. Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
    So sorry that nothing can be printed off this website. I spend way to much time hand printing many wonderful articles like yours. But most the time it is too time consuming. I don't know how it do a lot on computer so don't know how to print an article another way. SO SAD BLOGLOVIN chooses to do this to people who aren't good on computer.
    • Cindy
      Thursday, August 9th, 2018
      Hello Bettyann, I have made the download more noticeable. Click on the photo or on the words right above the photo. Thanks so much and so sorry for the confusion!