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College is the perfect place to begin expanding your palate — it’s no longer up to your parents to decide what’s for dinner. There are plenty of reasons to cook for yourself at school: Some days you just don’t feel like leaving your dorm, others you want to cut back on expenses, and sometimes the on-campus dining hall menu gets repetitive. The next time you want to save money or just plan a kick-back with friends, we’re here to help with these slow-cooker recipes that’ll shake things up.
Homemade cheeseburgers may not be a dorm option, but the Slow-Cooker Cheeseburger Soup will give you the same great taste even without the toasty buttered bun. Not only are slow cookers good for savory soups and casseroles, they’re also great for warm beverages, like the Slow-Cooker Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate that will keep you warm on a chilly day.
Add a Crock Pot or other slow cooker to your back-to-school list and relish these recipes all winter long.
Crock-Pot Egg and Broccoli Casserole
For years, I've prepared this filling egg casserole, which is delicious for brunch, in my slow cooker. It's an unusual recipe for this appliance, but is welcomed wherever I serve it. Folks always go back for seconds.
— Janet Sliter, Kennewick, Washington
Crock-Pot Jalapeño Spinach Dip
Everyone loves spinach dip, and this version is as easy as it is delicious. Just mix the ingredients together in the slow cooker for a savory and creamy appetizer.
— Michaela Debelius, Waddell, Arizona