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Amazing Crock Pot Recipes You Won't Believe Came Out Of A Slow Cooker (PHOTOS)

Think of your Crock Pot as a temperature-regulated treasure chest.

Everyone loves to talk about how easy Crock Pot recipes are. We've got it, right? Slow cooking is crazy easy, really convenient and is almost impossible to mess up. Now that that's out of the way, let's talk for a minute about how AMAZING your slow cooker can be.

We already know that it makes perfect pulled pork, delicious soups and perfect party meatballs. But the world of Crock Pot recipes really doesn't stop there. Think of your slow cooker as a temperature-regulated treasure chest. The treasure you're going to find? Beef tenderloin cooked perfectly to temperature. Breakfast bread pudding that cooks overnight. You can even make your own yogurt. We pulled together a few of our very favorite unexpected uses for slow cookers below. If we missed your favorite trick, let us know in the comments!

1
Slow Cooker Eggnog French Toast Monkey Bread
Pass The Sushi
Get the Slow Cooker Eggnog French Toast Monkey Bread recipe from Pass The Sushi

Don't worry. We'll give your eyes a minute to adjust to the majesty of this special occasion breakfast.
2
Overnight Steel-Cut Oats With Almond Butter & Honey
Sarah Shatz/Food52
3
Crock Pot Coconut Hot Chocolate
How Sweet It Is
4
Crock Pot Caramel
A Beautiful Mess
5
Apple Butter Yeast Rolls
A Spicy Perspective
6
Crock-Pot Bacon Wrapped Beef Tenderloin With Balsamic Glaze
A Spicy Perspective
Get the Crock-Pot Bacon Wrapped Beef Tenderloin with Balsamic Glaze recipe from A Spicy Perspective

This is probably the single greatest slow cooker recipe we have ever laid eyes on. HOW CAN YOU BE SO GREAT?
7
Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Soup
Foodie Crush
Get the Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Soup recipe from Foodie Crush

We often think of slow-cooked soups as heavy winter fare, but you can totally Crock Pot a bright, spicy, fresh-tasting soup too.
8
Slow Cooker Roasted Red Peppers
Cook The Story
Get the Slow Cooker Roasted Red Peppers recipe from Cook The Story

Yeah, we know, you can blister them over a burner and stick them in a paper bag to sweat. OR, you can make a metric ton of them in your slow cooker.
9
Crock Pot Lemon Rosemary Chicken
This Gal Cooks
10
Slow Cooker Barbecue Mac And Cheese
Pass The Sushi
11
Slow Cooker Pork Belly With Braised Apples And Cabbage
lastnightsdinner/Food52
Get the Slow Cooker Pork Belly with Braised Apples and Cabbage recipe from Food52

We often think of slow-cooking meat to shred it, but tough or fatty cuts like pork belly will turn into perfectly tenderized blocks of deliciousness.
12
Poached Figs With Blackberries
Elizabeth Zeschin
13
Chocolate Cherry Crock Pot Cake
Pip & Ebby
14
Rich Maple Crème Caramel
Elizabeth Zeschin
15
Crock Pot Yogurt
Macheesmo

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