Food & Recipes

9 Slow-Cooker Recipes That Blew Us Away in 2014

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 6:34 PM, December 11, 2014

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Aired December 11, 2014

If there's one thing our audience loves, its slow-cooker recipes.

This year alone featured some of the best and most creative slow-cooker dishes to date; everyone from our amazing culinary team, to regular guests like Kelsey Nixon and Carla Hall, truly brought their slow-cooker A-game.

While every recipe on our show is special, here were 9 slow-cooker recipes that truly blew our online audience away this year.

Slow-Cooker Pecan Pie

Kelsey Nixon stunned us all when she whipped up this delicious treat, which instantly became a Thanksgiving classic. The only downside? We now have to wait 12 months to make it again.

Slow Cooker PBJ Cheesecake

Say it with us now: PBJ. Cheesecake. In a slow cooker. This incredible recipe, which we made way back in February, was so incredible, so mind-blowing, it took us until now to recover from its mouth-watering taste.

Slow Cooker Triple Chocolate-Hazelnut Brownies

The recipe title pretty much says it all. Anyone with a sweet tooth couldn't resist this sweet and satisfying dessert in 2014, which remains as yummy as it is easy to make. If you're looking to close out a meal with a bang, look no further than this.

Only Online: Slow Cooker French Toast Casserole

A slow cooker recipe … for breakfast?! Our genius culinary team made this dish exclusively for our online audience and, as expected, everyone ate it up. To this day, it remains the perfect recipe to make on a Saturday or Sunday morning, especially for families with kids.

Kelsey Nixon’s Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Why make one slow-cooker meal when you can make five? Kelsey Nixon nearly put us into a food coma when she debuted this five-for-one special, which features everything from a Pork Ragu over Pasta to a 'Piggy Mac.' The budget-friendly combo continues to be a favorite among football fans, and  is a great recipe to keep in handy when playoff season rolls around.

Melissa d'Arabian’s Slow-Cooker Spaghetti Squash

Melissa d'Arabian transformed spaghetti squash into a new fall fave this year with her incredible slow-cooker recipe that was equal parts healthy and tasty. Even warm-weather enthusiasts were happy to see the fall season kick into gear, thanks to this recipe's simple, easy-to-follow preparation.

Carla Hall’s Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

Sure, this was made for Thanksgiving -- but that doesn't mean we've stopped thinking about its Chocolate Whipped Cream, or its delicious filling, or its … Excuse us while we go make it, again.