Slow Cooker Sauces and Condiments Recipes

Looking for slow cooker sauces or condiments recipes? Allrecipes has more than 50 trusted slow cooker sauces or condiment recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Tangy Horseradish Tomato Sauce For Meatballs

Rating: 3.5 stars
I think this is a tangy, tasty, easy go-to sauce when I need it to be quick and dumped into the slow cooker. I used a recipe similar to this but it only had three of the ingredients and I added more items to make it flavorful and to our liking...hope you do too! We think it goes well with our favorite meatball recipe or as a sauce for our favorite meatloaf.

Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions

Rating: 4.56 stars
Let your slow cooker do all the work of making beautifully caramelized onions. Freeze what you don't use right away so you'll have caramelized onions ready in a snap for soups, burgers, omelets, pizzas, and more.

Homemade Ketchup

Rating: 4.68 stars
This ketchup does come close to those name brands in terms of taste, texture and color. I've never had a tomato paste-based ketchup that I liked, so I decided to cook down crushed tomatoes instead. By using the slow cooker, we take most of the labor out of the process.

Apple Butter I

Rating: 4.31 stars
A Sweet Apple Butter

Grandpa's Classic Coney Sauce

Rating: 4.25 stars
My Grandfather owned a drive-in restaurant back in the 1950's. This is his exact recipe for Coney Dogs from back in the day. I make this on special occasions and it is always hit with friends and family. Enjoy.

Meat-Lover's Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

Rating: 4.58 stars
This creates a great, chunky, and very meaty spaghetti sauce. The longer it cooks, the better it tastes!

Spiced Slow Cooker Applesauce

Rating: 4.6 stars
This easy and delicious spiced applesauce slow cooks to perfection. My kids and I came up with this recipe one fall weekend. It's a family favorite.

Slow Cooker Chicken Mole

Rating: 4 stars
A dark, rich, complex flavored Mole recipe. I generally shred the chicken so it will soak up the mole sauce and serve it with warmed tortillas. It is always a hit with those who like spicy foods. This recipe can be played with easily to tailor it to your own level of hotness and/or cocoa/peanut flavor. Mole is a sauce that has a lot of variations. I've even served it as a dip with corn chips!

Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Butter

Rating: 5 stars
Apple butter with a creamy caramel saltiness. I like to use mixed apples. The longer the apple butter cooks, the darker it gets, and the smaller the yield.

Teriyaki Pulled Pork in the Slow Cooker

Rating: 4.67 stars
Asian pulled pork is so much better made with homemade teriyaki sauce rather than the bottled stuff. It's perfect on sandwiches, over rice, in a wrap, quesadillas, burritos, tacos, etc. Also ideal for tailgating or game day snacks.

Slow Cooker Sauce with Meatballs

Rating: 4.55 stars
Meatballs with mozzarella tucked inside are slow cooked in a savory tomato sauce and served over pasta for a hearty family meal.

Chef John's Apple Butter

Rating: 4.85 stars
Move over, apple sauce. Apple butter is basically a spreadable apple pie filling, only better. Though cooking time is long, it's super easy and pretty hands-free. Pair it with some sharp Cheddar on a cheese plate, or slather it onto cheesy biscuits (see footnote). Other approved uses include spreading between the layers of a spice cake, filling seasonably appropriate thumbprint cookies, or even as a condiment for pork chops.

Inspiration and Ideas

Splendicious Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce
Rating: Unrated
"The best spaghetti sauce I have ever cooked. Worth all the effort." -- mamacookie
All-Day Apple Butter
"This is a WONDERFUL recipe and is SO easy! The smell alone is worth making it for; it is very reminiscent of autumn." – cakeforbreakfast

All-Day Apple Butter

Rating: 4.72 stars

This tasty apple butter is a real slow cooker, but well worth the wait. Depending on the sweetness of the apples used, the amount of sugar may be adjusted to taste.