Use the charts below to cook your favorite recipes in a slow cooker. First a couple of tips:
- When cooking a recipe in a slow cooker for the first time, check the food for doneness at the lowest time setting in a range.
- When converting from stovetop recipes you may be able to reduce the liquid slightly because it will not evaporate in the slow cooker as it does on the stovetop.
- Remember that you might need to change the order in which you add ingredients. Vegetables, for instance, do not take as long to cook in a slow cooker as do meats. See the tips for slow cooking for more information.
- Double check the suggested cooking time for your ingredients using the slow cooker cooking charts as well as the suggested time on your recipe to determine the right amount of slow cooking time.
Converting from Traditional Oven or Stovetop Recipes
|Oven or Stovetop||Slow Cooker on LOW||Slow Cooker on HIGH|
|15 to 30 minutes||4 to 6 hours||1 ½ to 2 ½ hours|
|35 to 40 minutes||5 to 7 hours||2 to 3 hours|
|1 to 2 hours||6 to 8 hours||3 to 4 hours|
|2 to 3 hours||8 to 10 hours||4 to 5 hours|
|4 hours||12 hours||6 hours|
Converting from Pressure Cooker or Instant Pot Recipes
|Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot® on HIGH||Slow Cooker on LOW||Slow Cooker on HIGH|
|60 minutes||9 to 10 hours||4 to 5 hours|
|45 minutes||7 to 8 hours||3 ½ to 4 hours|
|30 minutes||6 to 7 hours||3 to 4 hours|
|25 minutes||5 to 6 hours||2 ½ to 3 hours|
|15 minutes||4 to 5 hours||2 to 3 hours|
|10 minutes||2 to 3 hours||1 to 1 ½ hours|