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This astonishing collection goes way beyond pot roast and chili with foolproof recipes for everything from appetizers to desserts. Up your party game with starters like Baked Brie with Figs and Korean Chicken Wings. New twists on old favorites like Smoky Bacon Meatloaf and Broccoli and Sun-Dried Tomato Lasagna keep dinner interesting, while surprising recipes like Pork Pad Thai and Paella further expand your repertoire. And homey sweets like irresistible Monkey Bread and Key Lime Pie abound. Let America’s Test Kitchen show you the way to slow cooker success.

Chapter 1: Easy Appetizers

Easy Spiced Nuts
Party Mix
Warm Marinated Artichokes Hearts
Warm Marinated Mushrooms
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Creamy Crab Dip
Rosemary and Garlic White Bean Dip
Refried Bean Dip
Beef and Black Bean Taco Dip
Pepperoni Pizza Dip
Beer and Cheddar Fondue
Chile con Queso
Baked Brie with Figs, Walnuts, and Herbs
Make It 5 Ways: Chicken Wings
Buffalo Chicken Wings
Korean Chicken Wings
Smoky Barbecue Chicken Wings
Mango-Curry Chicken Wings
Honey-Mustard Chicken Wings
Garlicky Shrimp
Swedish Meatballs
Turkey-Pesto Cocktail Meatballs
Spanish Tortilla

Simple Accompaniments
Easy Homemade Pita Chips
Garlic Aioli

Chapter 2: Bottomless Bowls

All-Purpose Chicken Broth
All-Purpose Beef Broth
All-Purpose Vegetable Broth

Beef and Barley Soup
Hearty Beef Oxtail Soup
Vietnamese Beef and Noodle Soup
Japanese Pork and Ramen Soup
Italian Meatball and Escarole Soup
Make It 5 Ways: Chicken Soup
Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup
Spring Vegetable Chicken Soup
Spicy Chipotle Chicken Noodle Soup
Curried Chicken and Couscous Soup
Chinese Chicken and Ramen Soup
Tortilla Soup
Thai Chicken and Coconut Soup
Turkey and Rice Soup
Hearty Turkey and Vegetable Soup
Spanish Seafood Soup
Spicy Thai Shrimp Soup
Cajun Shrimp and Corn Chowder
Manhattan Clam Chowder
French Onion Soup
Creamy Tomato Soup
Garden Minestrone
Miso Soup with Shiitakes and Sweet Potatoes
Portuguese Potato and Kale Soup
Split Pea Soup
Tuscan White Bean Soup
U.S. Senate Navy Bean Soup
Black Bean Soup
15-Bean Soup with Sausage and Spinach
Moroccan Lentil Soup with Mustard Greens
Make It 5 Ways: Beef Stew
Hearty Beef Stew
Provençal Beef Stew
Catalan Beef Stew
Moroccan-Spiced Beef Stew
Spicy Korean Beef Stew
Beef Burgundy
Pork and White Bean Stew with Kale
Brazilian Black Bean and Pork Stew
Homey Chicken Stew
Chicken Stew with Sausage and White Beans
Chicken Bouillabaisse
Fisherman’s Stew
Sicilian Fish Stew
Italian Vegetable Stew
Quinoa and Vegetable Stew
French Lentil Stew
Farro and Butternut Squash Stew
Wheat Berry and Wild Mushroom Stew
Red Beans and Rice Stew

White Chicken Chili
Turkey Chili
Classic Beef Chili
Texas Chili
New Mexican Red Pork Chili
Tomatillo Chili with Pork and Hominy
Hearty Vegetarian Chili
Black Bean Chili
Cuban White Bean and Plantain Chili

Simple Accompaniments
Classic Croutons
Garlic Croutons
Garlic Toasts
Golden Northern Cornbread

Chapter 3: Chicken Every Way

Cranberry-Orange Chicken
Unstuffed Chicken Cordon Bleu
Chicken Parmesan
Chicken Tikka Masala
Chicken with “Roasted” Garlic Sauce
Chicken with Mushrooms and Tarragon Cream Sauce
Lemony Chicken with Artichokes and Capers
Latin Chicken with Tomatoes and Olives
Thai Chicken with Asparagus and Mushrooms
Chicken with Fennel and Tomato Couscous
Spiced Chicken with Carrot Couscous
Greek Chicken with Warm Tabbouleh
Make It 5 Ways: Chicken and Potatoes
Lemon-Rosemary Chicken and Potatoes
Mediterranean Chicken and Potatoes
French Chicken and Warm Potato Salad
Sesame-Ginger Chicken and Sweet Potatoes
Spicy Peruvian Chicken and Sweet Potatoes
Chicken Provencal
Chicken Adobo
Chicken Mole
Chinese Barbecued Chicken Thighs
Barbecued Chicken Drumsticks
Fig-Balsamic Glazed Chicken Drumsticks
Jerk Chicken
Huli Huli Chicken
Chicken Cacciatore
Kimchi-Braised Chicken Thighs
Chicken Thighs with Swiss Chard and Mustard
Curried Chicken Thighs with Acorn Squash
Lemony Chicken and Rice with Spinach and Feta
Chicken Thighs with Black-Eyed Pea Ragout
Coq au Vin
Southern Smothered Chicken
Sweet and Tangy Pulled Chicken
Tomatillo Chicken Soft Tacos
Chicken Curry
Braised Chicken Sausages with White Bean Ragout
Italian Braised Turkey Sausages

Simple Sides
Creamy Parmesan Polenta

Chapter 4: Steaks, Chops, Ribs, and More

Braised Steaks with Mushrooms and Onions
Provencal Braised Steaks
Braised Steaks with Horseradish Smashed Potatoes
Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs
Rustic Italian Braised Beef Short Ribs
Braised Oxtails with White Beans and Tomatoes
Osso Buco
Hungarian Goulash
Beef Stroganoff
Sloppy Joes
Ground Beef Tacos
Shredded Beef Tacos with Cabbage-Carrot Slaw
Korean Lettuce Wraps
Shredded Barbecued Beef
Ropa Vieja
Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry
Tex-Mex Stuffed Bell Peppers
Italian Stuffed Bell Peppers
Mexican Meatballs with Chorizo and Rice

Pork and Lamb
Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin
Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Raisin-Almond Couscous
Herbed Pork Tenderloin with Ratatouille
Smothered Pork Chops with Onions and Bacon
Braised Pork Chops with Dried Fruit Compote
Braised Pork Chops with Campfire Beans
Make It 5 Ways: Barbecued Spareribs
Classic Barbecued Spareribs
Sweet and Sour Barbecued Spareribs
Spicy Mustard Barbecued Spareribs
Chinese Barbecued Spareribs
Fiesta Barbecued Spareribs
Chinese Barbecued Pork
Pork Pad Thai
Carne Adovada
Pork Carnitas
Shredded Pork Mole Tacos
North Carolina Pulled Pork
Game Day Brats and Beer
Street Fair Sausages with Peppers and Onions
Braised Lamb Shanks with Bell Peppers and Harissa
Lamb Vindaloo

Simple Sides
Basmati Rice Pilaf
Sweet and Tangy Coleslaw

Chapter 5: A Roast in Every Pot

Herbed Chicken with Warm Spring Vegetable Salad
Spice-Rubbed Chicken with Black Bean Salad
Make It 5 Ways: Chicken In a Pot
Lemon-Herb Chicken in a Pot
Barbecue-Rubbed Chicken in a Pot
Thai-Spiced Chicken in a Pot
Pesto Chicken in a Pot
Turkey Breast with Cherry-Orange Sauce
Turkey Breast with Gravy
Roast Beef with Hearty Mushroom Gravy
Roast Beef with Warm Garden Potato Salad
Braised Brisket with Onions
Barbecued Beef Brisket
Classic Pot Roast with Carrots and Potatoes
Italian Pot Roast
Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner
Pork Pot Roast
Cider-Braised Pork Roast
Cuban Pork Roast with Mojo Sauce
Southwestern Pork Roast
Pork Loin with Dried FIg Compote
Maple-Glazed Pork Loin
Pork Loin with Warm Spiced Chickpea Salad
Pork Loin with Fennel, Oranges, and Olives
Glazed Ham

Simple Sides
Classic Mashed Potatoes
Cilantro Rice

Chapter 6: Favorite Ways with Fish and Shellfish

Salmon with Mediterranean White Rice Salad
Chili-Garlic Glazed Salmon with Brown Rice Salad
Make It 5 Ways: Poached Salmon
Poached Salmon with Avocado and Grapefruit Salad
Poached Salmon with Tangerine and Ginger Salsa
Poached Salmon with Caper Relish
Poached Salmon with Creamy Chipotle Chile Sauce
Poached Salmon with Yogurt-Dill Sauce
Poached Swordfish with Warm Tomato and Olive Relish
Poached Swordfish with Papaya Salsa
Stuffed Sole with Creamy Tomato Sauce
Cod Poached in Grape Leaves
Cod Peperonata
Coconut Cod with Edamame
Moroccan Fish Tagine with Artichoke Hearts
Halibut with Warm Bean Salad
California-Style Fish Tacos
Scallops with Creamy Braised Leeks
Seafood Risotto
Shrimp with Spiced Quinoa and Corn Salad
Spanish Braised Shrimp with Chorizo
Shrimp and Cheesy Polenta
Shrimp and Green Chile Tacos
Shrimp Boil with Corn and Potatoes
Thai Green Curry with Shrimp and Sweet Potatoes

Chapter 7: Classic Comfort Foods

Chicken Pot Pie
Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings
Farmhouse Chicken Casserole
Chicken Enchiladas
Hearty Beef and Vegetable Pot Pie
Shepherd’s Pie
Rustic Pork and White Bean Casserole
Make It 5 Ways: Meatloaf
Classic Meatloaf
Smoky Bacon Meatloaf
Spicy Korean Meatloaf
Southwestern Meatloaf
Italian Meatloaf
Turkey Meatloaf
Chili Mac
Macaroni and Cheese
Grown-Up Macaroni and Cheese with Comte and Porcini
Baked Ziti
Sausage Lasagna
Broccoli and Sun-Dried Tomato Lasagna

Simple Sides and Accompaniments
Bread-Crumb Topping
The Simplest Green Salad

Chapter 8: Dinner for Two

Chicken and Garden Vegetable Soup
Beef and Noodle Soup
Creamy Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
Hearty Beef Stew
Hearty Turkey Stew with Squash and Spinach
Red Lentil Stew
Weeknight Beef Chili
Black Bean Chili
Chicken Pomodoro
Thai Chicken with Coconut Curry Sauce
Orange-Tarragon Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots
Braised Chicken Thighs with Garlicky Spinach
Southern Chicken and Dirty Rice
Cowboy Steaks and Beans
Asian-Style Braised Short Ribs
SMothered Pork Chops with Apples
Pork Tenderloin with Spiced Bulgur Salad
Sweet and Sour Sticky Ribs
Easy Pulled Pork
Poached Salmon
Braised Halibut with Leeks and Mustard
Cod in Saffron Broth with Chorizo and Potatoes
Meatballs and Marinara
Easy Cherry Tomato Pasta Sauce
Stuffed Acorn Squash
Creamy Farro with Swiss Chard
Southwestern Lentil and Bean Salad

Simple Sides
Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
Simple White Rice

Chapter 9: Hearty Vegetarian Mains

Indian-Style Vegetable Curry
Chickpea Tagine
Thai Braised Butternut Squash with Tofu
Summer Barley Salad
Quinoa, Black Bean, and Mango Salad
Beet and Wheat Berry Salad with Arugula and Apples
Make It 5 Ways: Lentil Salads
Mediterranean Lentil Salad
Spiced Lentil Salad with Cauliflower and Pomegranate
Lentil Salad with Radishes, Cilantro, and Pepitas
Lentil Salad with Dill, Orange, and Spinach
Curried Lentil Salad with Kale
Mustard Greens and Sweet Potato Tacos
Stuffed Spiced Eggplants with Tomatoes and Pine Nuts
Mushroom Biryani
Greek Quinoa and Vegetable Lettuce Cups
Turkish Eggplant Casserole
Farro Risotto with Carrots and Goat Cheese
Farro Primavera
Rustic Braised Lentils with Eggplant
Southwestern Black Bean and Bulgur Bowls
Red Beans and Rice with Okra and Tomatoes

Simple Sides and Accompaniments
Foolproof Baked Brown Rice
Spicy Pickled Radishes

Chapter 10: Big-Batch Pasta Sauces

All-Purpose Tomato Sauce
Meaty Tomato Sauce
Sausage Ragu with Red Peppers
Make It 5 Ways: Marinara Sauce
Classic Marinara Sauce
Amatriciana Sauce
Puttanesca Sauce
Arrabbiata Sauce
Vodka Cream Sauce
Rustic Sausage, Lentil, and Swiss Chard Sauce
Braised Fennel and Turkey Sausage Sauce
Bolognese Sauce
Short Ribs and Red Wine Sauce
Beef Ragu with Warm Spices
Beef and Onion Ragu
Italian Sunday Gravy
Meatballs and Marinara
Meatballs Florentine
Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Turkey Meatballs
Chicken and Mushroom Sauce
Chicken and Broccolini Sauce
Shrimp Fra Diavolo Sauce
Mushroom Bolognese
Alla Norma Sauce
Butternut Squash and Sage Sauce
Braised Kale, Fennel, and Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce
Braised Kale and Chickpea Sauce
Escarole and White Bean Sauce

Simple Sides
Garlic Bread
Soft and Cheesy Breadsticks

Chapter 11: Rice, Grains, and Beans

Brown Rice with Parmesan and Herbs
Mexican Rice
Middle Eastern Basmati Rice Pilaf
Wild Rice Pilaf with Cranberries and Pecans
Parmesan Risotto
Butternut Squash Risotto
Herbed Barley Pilaf
Spiced Barley Pilaf with Dates and Parsley
Creamy Farro with Mushrooms and Thyme
Creamy Orzo with Parmesan and Peas
Creamy Parmesan Polenta
No-Fuss Quinoa with Lemon
No-Fuss Quinoa with Corn and Jalapeno
Wheat Berries with Carrots and Oranges
Braised Lentils with Escarole
Make It 5 Ways: Baked Beans
Boston Baked Beans
Barbecued Baked Beans
Country-Style Baked Beans
Peach-Bourbon Baked Beans
Honey-Mustard Baked Beans
Braised Chickpeas
Braised White Beans with Olive Oil and Sage
Cuban-Style Black Beans
Mexican-Style Beans
Refried Beans

Chapter 12: Vegetable Sides

Braised Artichokes
Mediterranean Braised Green Beans
Beets with Oranges and Walnuts
Brussels Sprouts with Lemon, Thyme, and Bacon
Sweet and Sour Braised Red Cabbage
Glazed Carrots
Mashed Cauliflower
Braised Cauliflower with Lemon-Caper Dressing
Creamed Corn
Braised Fennel with Orange-Tarragon Dressing
Southern Braised Collard Greens
Braised Kale with Garlic and Chorizo
Braised Swiss Chard with Shiitakes and Peanuts
Creamy Braised Leeks
Make It 5 Ways: Mashed Potatoes
Classic Mashed Potatoes
Loaded Mashed Potatoes
Garlic and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
Mashed Potatoes and Root Vegetables
Olive Oil-Rosemary Mashed Potatoes
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Buttermilk Smashed Red Potatoes
Red Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic
Lemon-Herb Fingerling Potatoes
Easy Baked Potatoes
Scalloped Potatoes
Butter Squash Puree
Braised Butternut Squash with Pecans and Cranberries
Maple-Orange Glazed Acorn Squash
Slow-Cooked Tomatoes with Olive Oil

Chapter 13: How about Brunch?

Individual Ricotta, Spinach, and Egg Casseroles
Individual Ricotta, Broccoli, and Egg Casseroles
Make It 5 Ways: Strata
Classic Strata with Sausage
Mushroom and Spinach Strata
Denver-Style Strata
Smoky Southwestern Strata
Leek, Bacon, and Goat Cheese Strata
Huevos Rancheros
Red Flannel Hash with Poached Eggs
Corned Beef Hash with Poached Eggs
Boston Brown Bread
Monkey Bread
Irish Oatmeal
Cheesy Grits
Almond-Raisin Granola

Chapter 14: There’s Dessert!

Fudgy Brownies
Chocolate Snack Cake
Applesauce Spice Cake
Blueberry Cornmeal Tea Cake
Carrot Cake
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Rich and Creamy Cheesecake
Chocolate Cheesecake
Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake
Key Lime Pie
Chocolate Pudding Cake
Individual Lemon Pudding Cakes
Individual Chocolate Fudge Cakes
Creme Brulee
Rice Pudding
Make It 5 Ways: Bread Pudding
Classic Bread Pudding
Bourbon Bread Pudding
Nutella Bread Pudding
White Chocolate and Cherry Bread Pudding
Rum-Raisin Bread Pudding
Apple-Oat Crisp
Peach-Ginger Crisp
Blueberry Cobbler
Cherry Grunt
Stuffed Apples with Dried Cherries and Hazelnuts
White Wine-Poached Pears
Tea-Poached Pears
Bananas Foster
Warm Peach-Raspberry Compote
Warm Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote
Chocolate Fondue

Simple Accompaniment
Whipped Cream

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