Put That Slow Cooker to Work

Creamy Cashew Chicken
Creamy Cashew Chicken

 

Because low and slow is the way to go.

Plus less work for you!

 

Hearty:

Satisfy your grumbling tummy after a long day at work (or the mall).

Tangy Pulled Pork Sandwiches

This recipe makes excellent leftovers, so don’t feel like you have to finish it all in one go… although that’s really not too hard to do.

Sweet Potato Turkey Chili

Just another excuse to consume copious amounts of tortilla chips and guac! But really though.

 

Cheesy:

Sit back, relax, and get your cheese fix.

Mexican Macaroni & Cheese

Not your standard mac. This cheesy pot of pasta has some juicy tomatoes and spicy chilies (anddd jalapeño!) going on. If spice ain’t your thing, kick that jalapeño to the curb.

Stuffed Red Bell Peppers

This meatless main dish is uber cheesy and packed with flavor. If you’re wanting to beef up your peppers, add ground beef! Any color pepper will work in a pinch.

 

Sweet:

Sweet tooth meet slow cooker. Some dreams do come true.

Baked Apples

Enjoy these sweet baked apples for breakfast with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt, or serve em up with vanilla bean ice cream for dessert… or breakfast  (who are we trying to kid).

5 Ingredient Chocolate Bars

Not a fan of butterscotch? Simply turn this 5 ingredient situation into a 4 ingredient situation and throw in more semi-sweet chocolate chips. No complaints over here. Serving size = the whole batch?

 

Want more slow cooker recipes in your life? See our full collection.

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Make Dinner Quick & Easy

Korean BBQ Steak Bowls with Spicy Sesame Dressing
Korean BBQ Steak Bowls with Spicy Sesame Dressing

 

Because let’s face it, you’re very busy.

And even more hungry.

 

Chicken:

Plain ole chicken breasts are fine, but you can do so much better.

Chicken & Black Bean Burritos

These burritos are filling, full of flavor, and healthy! Amp up the heat by adding more jalapeño if you dare. And if you happen to have some guac on hand–you should always have guac within reach–feel free to swap the magical stuff in for the sliced avocado.

Chicken Pad Thai

Yeah that’s right, you can whip up pad thai in your very own kitchen. Trust us, it’s not that hard, so get to wok! Use beef, shrimp, or firm tofu if you’re not in the mood for chicken.

 

Seafood:

You know what they say… fish is brain food, and these seafood recipes just happen to be mouth-wateringly delicious too.

Crispy Honey Ginger Salmon

If your knife skills are on point, you’ll have dinner on the table in just 20 minutes. Serve this salmon over fluffy white rice or brown rice because no sauce should be left behind (and licking your plate is not exactly acceptable behavior once you reach the age of 9).

Shrimp Risotto

Oh so satisfyingly creamy! If you want some veggies in your life stir in a heaping cup of frozen green peas during the last couple minutes of cooking. Garnish each bowl with a hefty dose of freshly grated Parm and black pepper like a pro.

 

Meatless:

Meat isn’t always necessary. But don’t worry, flavor is always required.

Hummus Noodles with Tomatoes

That’s right, hummus makes for a dang good pasta sauce. Use the store-bought stuff if you’re extra low on time. No judgement over here.

Quinoa Minestrone

This fresh soup is packed with veggies and protein, so it will keep you full and satisfied until those cookies are done baking… or until the ice cream softens a bit. Top your minestrone with Parm right before digging in because cheese is always welcome.

 

Looking for more quick and easy recipes? We have a collection full of tasty ideas.

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Private recipe notes are one of the many useful features of BigOven Pro. They’re like recipe reviews, but they remain private, and they’re not shown to anyone but you. You can add notes on recipes via the recipe detail page, via the BigOven mobile apps, or on the “Notes” tab on any recipe page on bigoven.com.

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You can now easily search those notes on www.bigoven.com, as well as browse a handy list of all the ones you’ve entered. To find the notes view, simply click on “My Recipes“, and then the notes icon in the upper navigation control. To search your notes, just type in the phrase in the search box to the right and press enter.

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You Only Need One Pot

Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta Bake
Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta Bake

 

These one-pot wonders make life easier.

And more delicious.

Plus, less dishes to clean for you!

Chicken:

Tired of chicken? Never! Simply switch up your chicken routine and dirty less dishes in the process. Winner winner…

Cilantro-Lime Chicken & Rice

Top this Southwestern rice dish with creamy avocado and your favorite salsa to amp up the flavor factor even more. Not a fan of cilantro? Simply leave it out.

Lemon Parmesan Chicken

Crispy and cheesy with a hit of zesty lemon. Green beans add some crunch and color. Broccoli would be tasty too!

 

Hearty:

Fill your plate, and go back for seconds because these dishes have a lot going on.

Mongolian Beef with Veggies

Skip take out and whip up your own Mongolian beef. Like it extra spicy? Douse the whole situation with more red pepper flakes <– Highly recommended. (Be sure to have an emergency glass of milk on hand.)

Apple Butter Pork Chop Skillet

Sweet, savory, and comforting. Serve with seasonal roasted veggies and lots of crusty bread to mop up any extra sauce.

 

Healthy:

One-pot recipes don’t always have to be rich, cheesy concoctions (although those guys do taste darn good). Stay on track and keep things on the lighter side… so you’ll have room for dessert, duh.

Dill & Lemon Baked Salmon

You’ll feel satisfied and energized after enjoying this simple, healthy meal. Now where’s that tub of ice cream? Balance.

Veggie Hash

This tasty meatless hash is packed with colorful veggies and protein. Serve for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. Talk about versatility.

 

Looking for more one-pot meals? Head on over to our recipe collection.

BigOven Pro Lifetime Membership Now Available

One common request we get from BigOven Pro members is for lifetime BigOven Pro Membership.

People love BigOven Pro — it removes all advertising and unlocks great features like custom folders and a Menu Planner. But some customers have told us they’d prefer just a simple one-time payment, and not a recurring charge. So today, we’re introducing BigOven Pro Lifetime membership. For a one-time payment of $79, you can upgrade your account to BigOven Pro for life. You can use any credit card and even your Amazon account to pay. If you’re currently a BigOven Pro subscriber, all your data carries over, and your recurring charge (monthly or annual) will be cancelled. You can then enjoy all the BigOven Pro features wherever you sign in.

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Easily Revisit Recipes that You’ve Recently Viewed

By popular request, we’ve added a handy “Recently Viewed” option in your “My Recipes” area and in Search on the BigOven apps to list all the recipes you’ve recently viewed.

On the web, just click on “My Recipes” in the upper toolbar, and then “Recently Viewed” on the left hand view control. In the Android or iOS app, just tap the magnifying glass, and you’ll see an option for “Recently Viewed”. Your BigOven account keeps track of recipes you’ve viewed on any device.

To see the last recipes you’ve viewed in the app or the website, just click on Recently Viewed.

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More Cheese Please

Grilled Fontina & Blackberry Basil Smash Sandwiches
Grilled Fontina & Blackberry Basil Smash Sandwiches

 

Introducing the cheesiest grilled cheese recipes.

For all your cheesy cravings.

And then some.

 

Cozy:

Grilled cheeses are the ultimate comfort food and will turn just about any frown upside down. Unless you’re all forgetful and burn your cheesy masterpiece… tear.

Grilled Cheese Roll Ups

Snack timeee! Dunk these simple roll ups in classic tomato soup or warm marinara. Or just send them straight into your mouth.

Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese

Are you a fan of cheesy spinach artichoke dip? Spinach artichoke grilled cheese sandwiches are even better. (For obvious cheese-related reasons… ahem, more cheese.)

 

Gourmet:

Caviar, Champagne and… grilled cheese?! Oui oui.

Crab & Avocado Grilled Cheese

Creamy avocado and fresh crab make for a beyond decadent sandwich. These bad boys are richer than Bill Gates, so serve them up with a simple green salad for a “balanced” meal.

Brie, Fig & Apple Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese dinner party? Yes please! This fancy sandwich will impress all your high-maintenance guests.

 

Remixes:

Switch up the grilled cheese routine even more. We’re all about curve balls and excitement over here.

Vegan Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

This melty, gooey sandwich is smothered in a flavorful sauce made of blended veggies, cashews, coconut milk and spices. No actual cheese necessary, so vegans and lactose intolerant peeps rejoice!

Cauliflower Crusted Grilled Cheese

Make your “bread” out of cauliflower! This tasty version of a grilled cheese is gluten-free and lower in carbs. Just look at all of that heavenly cheese action.

 

Want even more cheese in your life? See our uber cheesy Grilled Cheese recipe collection.

Pack a Happy Lunch

Cheesy Red Pepper Tortilla Pizza
Cheesy Red Pepper Tortilla Pizza

 

Have a happy day.

 

Stars:

These mouth-watering lunches will surely make some fellow students/coworkers jelly, so pack extra and make friends.

Homemade Asiago Everything Bagels

Enjoy these fresh and flavorful bagels as is or make a sandwich out of the situation. Creamy hummus with veggies or simply more cheese is always a good place to start.

15 Minute Garlic Butter Ramen Noodles

Pack comforting, brothy noodles in a thermos then dig in with an old school spork! If you have access to a microwave, even better. Bonus points if you add an egg (or two).

 

Snacks:

Snack timeeee! Quiet that grumbling belly with something extra delicious. (Candy bars don’t count.)

Blueberry Vanilla Greek Yogurt Granola Bars

Homemade bars packed with juicy bluebs and whole roasted almonds. Yes please! Feel free to drink any leftover Greek yogurt coating.

Homemade Cheese Crackers

Easy, cheesy, and so much better than the boxed variety. Make a quadruple batch because these puppies go fast.

 

Treats:

Because after-dinner dessert isn’t nearly enough.

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Can these guys pass as breakfast? Of course. So get your sugar fix in the morning or practice patience and wait until after you finish your lunchtime ramen.

Strawberry Crumble Bars

Why helloooo there. Gluten-free, paleo, vegan and refined sugar free? Yep! So basically you can devour the entire batch in one go because doesn’t that sound nice and healthy. And dang good.

 

Looking for more tasty lunch ideas? We’ve got plenty more packable recipes over here.

Crowd-Pleasing Dinners

Extra Vegetable Fried Rice
Extra Vegetable Fried Rice

 

Please a crowd.

Including kiddos, Fido, and Great-Aunt Mary.

 

Chicken:

Chicken has the tendency to be a little uhh boring. So switch up your routine and introduce some more flavor into the equation.

5-Ingredient Lemon Yogurt Grilled Chicken Breasts

Throw these guys on a plate with your favorite veggie side, on top of a fresh salad, in a stacked sandwich or mega wrap, orrrr on top of a bed of perfectly fluffy pilaf. Any way you slice it, you’re golden.

Chicken & Broccoli Skillet Bake

This chicken dinner is a real deal winner. Because you got chicken, cheese, and veggies all in one! Hooray for efficiency.

 

Meatless:

Meatless Mondays every day of the week? Not a problem.

Hummus Quesadillas

Cheese is great. Beyond great. But it’s not always necessary… hello creamy hummus! Whip up these quick protein-packed quesadillas for a flavorful lunch, hearty snack, or light dinner.

Vegetarian Polenta Pizza Stuffed Peppers

A bunch of delicious pizza flavors stuffed into fresh bell peppers! Semi-healthy and 100% mouth-watering. Feel free to include your favorite pizza toppings in on the action.

 

Cheesy:

Okay okay, here’s some more cheese. No complaints over here.

Slow Cooker Philly Cheesesteaks

Put that slow cooker of yours to work, while you’re actually at work (or enjoying midday Pilates and refreshing frappés… no judgement).

Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Twice baked potatoes got a major upgrade. These guys make fantastic leftovers, so say hello to an exciting future lunch! Oh and you could add some cooked chicken to the filling if extra protein is your thing.

 

See more popular recipes in our Kid-Friendly Dinners collection.