Book Review: The Ultimate Slow Cooker Cookbook by Linda Larsen

Prepped quickly, cooked slowly—wholesome, hearty meals for any day of the week

There’s a reason slow cookers have been a staple in American homes for more than half a century: with just a few minutes of prep in the morning, you can have a delicious dinner waiting for you when you get home. And with The Ultimate Slow Cooker Cookbook, you’ll never get bored with your options. From healthy breakfasts to soups and stews—even enticing desserts—this book has it all!

In the first chapter of this slow cooker cookbook, you’ll get to know your favorite appliance even better, including what settings are best for each dish, a primer on safety, and a few tricks to maximize your slow cooker. Then dive into 225+ creative, simple, and timeless recipes that are designed for maximum flavor for minimum work. From comforting classics like Potato and Sausage Frittata to Moroccan Lamb Stew or even Korean Short Ribs and Carrots, see how this slow cooker cookbook can help you make even more with your slow cooker.

Inside The Ultimate Slow Cooker Cookbook you’ll find:

  • Lighten up—No canned soups or super-processed foods in this slow cooker cookbook! Plus, a low-calorie label makes healthy options easy to find.
  • Modern meals—Whether you need a casual family meal or dinner party fare, these recipes are fresh and innovative.
  • Weeknight heroes—Choose from scores of meals that are specifically designed to take 15 minutes or less of prep and cook for 8 hours, so dinner is ready when you are.

Make the most—and the most delicious meals—out of your slow cooker with The Ultimate Slow Cooker Cookbook.

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

I have been looking for a good slow cooker cookbook for a long time. This one is exactly what I’ve been looking for. The prep time is short and the cook time is slow. And the recipes I’ve tried so far are delicious. I’m always looking for new ways to cook chicken, and there are several in The Ultimate Slow Cooker Cookbook that I’m wanting to try.

If you haven’t used a slow cooker much, the first chapter has “Slow-Cooking Basics” that will be helpful. Then there are nine chapters that have everything from breakfast to dessert. So many of the recipes look yummy! There is also a chapter called “Basics” that tells how to cook things that are used in many recipes such as vegetable stock or caramelized onions.

I’m so glad I got this book, and I definitely recommend it if you use a slow cooker.

About the Author/Editor

I am a journalist and author. My blog is called “Linda’s Best Recipes.” I have developed and tested recipes since 1987. I have also written articles for Woman’s Day magazine, my recipes have appeared in ‘Quick and Simple’ magazine and ‘First’ magazine. I have also been a columnist for ‘First’ magazine. I have worked for the Pillsbury Company since 1987 and have been a home economist for the Pillsbury Bake-Off contest since 1988.

I hold a B.S. degree in Food Science and Nutrition with High Distinction. And I have a B.A. in Biology from St. Olaf College. I am the editor of Food Poisoning Bulletin, a Google News site.

I’ve now written forty cookbooks, have written one non-cookbook book (Medical Ethics for Dummies – surprise!) and am in the process of writing one more. Stay tuned!