Crockpot Side Dishes

crockpot cooking
crockpot cooking | Source

Why crockpot cooking?

  • It is easy and convenient. You just place all of the ingredients in the pot in the morning before you leave the house and come home to a delicious, cooked meal. What could be better?
  • You need to add 20 - 30 minutes additional cooking time for each time you lift up the lid.
  • You food is more flavorful. Because it is slowing cooking all day the juices have a chance to soak in and marinate the ingredients of your recipe.
  • The direct heat from the crockpot, the lengthy cooking time and the steam created inside the pot combine to destroy bacteria and make slow cooking a safe process for cooking foods.
  • A crock pot costs less to operate than a stove or oven.
  • It's one-pot cooking. You have less to clean up.
  • Crockpots use about the same amount of electricity as an electric light bulb.
  • Because you need to plan ahead to make a crock pot meal the ingredients are more nutritious.
  • One hour of cooking on high equals 2 to 2 1/2 hours on low.


Delicious Crockpot Recipes
Delicious Crockpot Recipes | Source
scalloped corn
scalloped corn | Source

Scalloped Corn

 Ingredients:

2 cans cream-style corn

1 can whole kernal corn, drained

6 large eggs

2 cups milk

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp seasoned salt

2 cups crushed snack crackers

Directions:

Combine all ingredient in crockpot.

Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.

French onion green beans
French onion green beans | Source

French Onion Green Beans

 Ingredients:

2 quarts green beans, drained

2 cans cream of mushroom soup

1 cup milk

5 strips of bacon, cut into small pieces

1 onion, finely chopped

1 can French fried oinions

Directions:

Combine everything except for French onions in crockpot. 

Cover with lid and cook for 5 hours on low.

Top with French onions before serving.

stewed tomatoes
stewed tomatoes | Source

Stewed Tomatoes

 Ingredients:

8 ripe tomatoes

2 tbsp margarine

1 medium onion, thinlysliced

2/4 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup chopped green pepper

1 tbsp sugar

1/2 tsp bayleaf

1 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper 1 tsp Worchestershire sauce

Directions:

Core tomatoes, place in boiling water for 15-20 seconds.

Then immerse in ice water.

Peel and cut in wedges.

Combine all ingredients in crockpot, cover and cook on low for 8 - 9 hours.

orange glazed carrots
orange glazed carrots | Source

Orange Glazed Carrots

 Ingredients:

3 cups carrots, thinly slicced

2 cups water

1/4 tsp salt

3 tbsp margarine

3 tbsp orange marmalade

2 tsp chopped nuts

Directions:

Place carrots, salt and water in crockpot and cook on high for 2 - 3 hours.

Drain.

Place carrots back in crockpot and all all ingredients.

Cover, cook on high for 30 minutes.

red cabbage
red cabbage | Source

Red Cabbage

Ingredients:

1 large head of red cabbage, coarsely sliced

2 medium onions, sliced

6 tart apples, cored and quartered

2 tsp salt

2 cups hot water

3 tbsp sugar

2/3 cups cider vinegar

6 tbsp margarine

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in crockpot.

Cover and cook on high for 8 hours.

Vegetable Trio
Vegetable Trio | Source

Vegetable Trio

 Ingredients:

3 cups sliced raw potatoes

3 cups sliced carrots

1 can beef broth (15 oz)

1/2 cup shopped onions

Directions:

Place vegetables in crockpot.

Pour beef broth over vegetables.

Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. 

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Avamum 5 years ago from Canada

Yummy! Can't wait to try the Orange Glazed Carrots - thanks for some great ideas.


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ahostagesituation 5 years ago

Very cool, KKG! I'm going to try the corn on Monday. I'm on a cleanse, and I needed a recipe that I wasn't going to need to taste to finish....hope it's great. I'm going to make it exactly as you wrote this and take it over to someone's house.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Avamum, the orange glazed carrots are really good. I make them for Thanksgiving every year.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

ahostagesituation, my children loved the corn dish. I used to make it a lot when there was more people living here. Let me know how you like it.


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Specialk3749 5 years ago from Michigan

I love cooking in my crock pot! Thanks for the recipes.


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

Great dishes! I am a big fan of the crockpot. At least once a week, I fire it up before heading to work. Thanks for sharing.


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Rhonda Waits 5 years ago from The Emerald Coast

I love to cook in a crock pot, it is so easy. Thanks for the easy recipes. I guess I will go get out my crock pot.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Specialk3749, i love my crockpot too. It's so convenient and easy.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Truckstop Sally, I use my crockpot all the time. Thanks for stopping by.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Rhonda Waits, in this day and age with everyone so busy all of the time, a crockpot can be a lifesaver.


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Dolores Monet 5 years ago from East Coast, United States

I love my crockpot but only use it for soups or stews and never thought of using it for a 30 minute cook or a side dish!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Dolores, I never thought of using it for a sorter cooking dish until I had a delicious green bean dish at a friends house. It's amazing the things you can make with a crockpot.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

These sound like all good recipes. Crockpots are great you can put just about anything in them. We use ours all the time. Voted up


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

monnlake, I love to use my crockpot. There's nothing better than coming home from a long day's work to the aroma of a meal ready and waiting.


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RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

Thanks for the reminder of how handy the crockpot is for side dishes (and for the recipes).


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 2 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

RTalloni the crockpot was a great invention. I don't think I could live without it.


Linda 19 months ago

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