4 best slow cooker cookbooks

A good slow cooker deserves good slow cooker cookbooks
A good slow cooker deserves good slow cooker cookbooks

Slow cooker recipes, no can opener required

I love cookbooks, and I love my slow cooker. Naturally, the two loves must converge in a torrid, hot, wet embrace of long, slow cooking and thrilling recipes.

Naturally. Trouble is, it’s devil bloody hard to find slow cooker cookbooks that aren’t 50% congealed-cream-of-sodium to 4 parts add-this-mix.

I’m all for simple, but come on. Slow cookers originally got a bad rap because they became synonymous with being just a way to open cans and cook their innards for a long time. Slow cookers are capable of far more. The best, yet simple from-scratch slow cooker cooking combines the best of healthy home eating with the convenience of not having to oversee the stove.

What do others consider the best slow cooker cookbooks?

Others have weighed in on the topic, and their picks include from-scratch and from-a-can recipes. You can check these search results for more “best slow cooker cookbooks” and “best slow cooker recipes” lists from around the intertubes.

My quest for quality slow-cooker cookbooks has turned up 4 titles that I currently consider the best slow cooker cookbooks.

4 best slow cooker cookbooks

Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Family Favorites

We all know the challenge: providing healthy food to your family despite demanding schedules. These hearty meals go together fast and with minimal prep, all the better to make yourself feel better knowing that your family is eating well, and with less work from you.

Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker: 200 Recipes for Healthy and Hearty One-Pot Meals That Are Ready When You Are

Whether or not you’re a vegetarian, these recipes provide great, no-nonsense food. Sometimes you want a veggie side dish or main course; sometimes you want a veggie-heavy meal that you can augment with meat. When you have a good recipe to start from, it’s easy to bump things up.

Cooking Light Slow Cooker: 57 essential recipes to eat smart, be fit, live well

Cooking Light recipes are known for being healthy yet easy to follow, and they bring the same mindset to this slim yet fun selection of recipes.

Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Cookbook

Comprehensive, approachable, fun. If you needed to live by one and only one slow cooker cookbook, this would be the one. From beans to grains, meat to veggies, NYMSCC has easy-to-follow recipes, tips for getting the most out of your food and slow cooker, and gives you a vast book of yummy grub that’s even good for you.

1 thought on “4 best slow cooker cookbooks”

  1. You might also checkout “Slow Cooker Revolution” from America’s Test Kitchen (my second-favorite food geeks, behind Alton Brown). I got a copy this summer, and it’s already got greasy thumbprints on several pages.


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