Slow Cooker Vegetable Recipes and Cooking Basics

Slow Cooker Potatoes With Country Ham
Slow Cooker Potatoes With Country Ham. Diana Rattray

The slow cooker has always been a great way to make a family meal and it's especially convenient for stews, pot roasts, and main dishes.  But it can also be used to cook pasta sauces, vegetable casseroles, stuffings and dressings, and beans. It can even be used to roast beets or potatoes and cook whole spaghetti squash. 

Slow Cooker Vegetable Basics

  • When cooking layered dishes with root vegetables, such as potatoes, onions, carrots, turnips, and rutabagas, place them on the bottom of the cooker. Add meat or other vegetables next and the liquids last.
  • And be sure to cut or slice vegetables uniformly so they will cook evenly. Cut most vegetables into bite-size pieces unless otherwise instructed. 
  • When cooking peeled potatoes, cover with cooking liquid to prevent darkening (unless otherwise instructed). This isn't necessary if potatoes are part of a stew or layered under a pot roast. Frozen hash browns should be thawed before cooking.
  • Tender vegetables, such as peas, broccoli, and cauliflower should be added during the last 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Frozen vegetables generally take less cooking time, but since they can significantly decrease the temperature of the slow cooker contents, they should be thawed first. Add thawed frozen vegetables to dishes the last 15 to 30 minutes.

Slow Cooker Vegetable and Side Dish Recipes

Asparagus Casserole

Baked Potatoes

Basic Crock Pot Black Eyed Peas​ 

Basic Crock Pot Dressing

Beverly's Scalloped Potatoes

Big Batch Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce for Pasta

Cabbage and Apples

Candied Sweet Potatoes

Confetti Scalloped Corn

Creamy Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese

Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

Crockpot Acorn Squash

Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

Crockpot Broccoli Casserole

Crockpot Butternut Squash with Vegetables

Crockpot Corn with Cream Cheese

Crockpot Black-Eyed Peas and Collard Greens

Crockpot Candied Sweet Potatoes

Crockpot Dressing Recipe​

Crockpot Great Northern Beans​

Crockpot Hash Brown Casserole

Crockpot Orange Glazed Carrots

Crockpot Pineapple Casserole

Crockpot Scalloped Potatoes With Cheese

Crockpot Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Crockpot Zucchini With Tomatoes

Easy Cheesy Vegetables

Easy Cornbread Dressing

Easy Crock Pot Vegetables

Easy Hot Crockpot Cereal​

Eggplant Parmigiana

Favorite Vegetable Crockpot

Fresh Black-Eyed Peas With Bacon and Fire-Roasted Tomatoes

Green Beans With Water Chestnuts

Hidden Valley Ranch Potatoes

Macaroni and Cheese, Slow Cooker

Maple and Spice Sweet Potatoes with Apples

Marmalade-Glazed Carrots

Red Cabbage with Apples

Roasted Beets From The Slow Cooker

Scalloped Corn

Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Simple Crockpot Zucchini 

Simple Slow Cooker Carnival Squash​

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash With Brown Sugar and Cinnamon

Slow Cooker Cabbage and Tomatoes

Slow Cooker Corn on the Cob

Slow Cooker Ham and Hash Brown Casserole​

Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese​

Slow Cooker Polenta

Slow Cooker Potatoes With Country Ham

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Puree​

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole

Slow-Cooker Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

Southern-Style Green Bean & Potato Casserole

Spaghetti Squash (Crockpot or Instant Pot)

Squash Casserole

Stewed Tomatoes

Stuffed Peppers with Rice, Black Beans, and Salsa

Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce

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