Potluck Sides You Can Make in a Slow Cooker
Free up space in your oven with these low-maintenance party dishes.
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The Hands-Off Risotto
Most recipes have you make risotto on the stove, stirring small amounts of broth into the rice periodically, and stirring often. Turns out the slow cooker can do a lot of this work for you—as this low-effort recipe shows. It combines the grains with button mushrooms (though you could swap in any other type you'd like), and gets a rich creaminess from half-and-half, butter and grated Parmesan or Romano cheese. And while it's traditionally an Italian dish, it'd be delicious alongside anything from pot roast to roast chicken.
Get the recipe: Cheesy Mushroom Risotto