Bean Pot Recipes

Bean Pots bake food wonderfully & clean up is a snap! It creates a stone oven and makes its own juice!

It also keeps food warm longer while serving.

Since your Bean Pot is made out of clay it also retains cold. This means you can serve potato salad (or any other dish you want to keep cold) in your chilled Bean Pot.  It will help keep your food cold while sitting at your table.

The Bean Pot also makes a wonderful ice bucket for casual dinners.

Bean Pots make wonderful gifts for weddings, birthdays, Christmas and other special occasions.

Are you wondering what in the world you would cook in a bean pot besides beans?  Well, you have come to the right place.  On this page I will share bean pot recipes that I have found from the internet, other Designers, and former customers.  If you  have tried a recipe, please feel free to comment about it here!  And don’t forget to check back often.  I will add more recipes as I find them.

Catalina Cranberry chicken

Chicken breast strips (I usually buy 4 packages which is approx 32 small boneless skinless strips). Add medium bottle of catalina dressing, 1 can of whole cranberries (not jellied) and 1 package of dry onion soup. Bake 250 for approx 3 hours.


Chicken ala Bean Pot

4-5 boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 can chicken broth

1 can cream of celery soup

Place chicken in Bean Pot and pour soups over chicken.

Cover w/ lid & bake at 350 F until done (1 to 2 hours).  Serve over noodles or rice.

Optional:  add broccoli, sun dried tomatoes or veggies of your choice in bean pot for last half hour.



1 large pack of boneless, skinless chicken thighs

1 bottle Teriyaki 30-minute Marinade by Lowry’s

Dump both in bean pot at 350 for 3.5 hours

Bake potatoes and pour Teriyaki sauce over potatoes and chicken.



1 large pack of boneless, skinless chicken thighs

2 cans of cream of chicken soup

Dump both into bean pot and cook at 350 for 3.5 hours – yummy for your tummy!



1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1 cup chopped onion
1 can black beans
1 can pinto/kidney beans (drained)
1 can diced tomatoes
1/3 cup water
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
6 flour tortillas (cut into quarters)

Brown ground beef, onion and green pepper. Add the next 8 ingredients. Heat on high for 2 – 3 minutes. Simmer for 5 minutes. Combine cheeses. In bean pot, layer about 3/4 cup beef mixture, one tortilla (4 quarters) and about 1/3 cup cheese. Repeat layers. Cover and cook in oven on low for 2 – 3 hours. Great served with sour cream. 


Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

1 package of Celebrating Home Garden  Medley Spinach Dip Mix
1 can of artichoke hearts (drained and chopped)
8 oz. sour cream
8 oz. cream cheese
½ cup of Parmesan cheese (grated)
1 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)

Mix all ingredients together in a Celebrating Home Bean Pot and bake on 350° for 20 minutes.
Place the roast in the Bean Pot. Add potatoes, carrots, onions & celery, salt & pepper. It is NOT necessary to
add water. Cover with the lid. Put into 325 degree oven for 2-3 hours, depending on how large the roast is.
Remove roast & vegetables from pot. Use broth to make gravy in separate pan.
Place roast (about 3 lbs) in Bean Pot & pour 1 cup of coke & 2 cups of catsup over it. Cover with lid and
bake for about 30 minutes per lb. at 325 degrees.
Optional: Add onions, pressed garlic. If there are any leftovers, just shred & mix with the sauce & you have
BBQ for a couple of meals. (Excellent! Try it!)

Place roast in Bean Pot. Add vegetables (carrots, onion, & potatoes).
Mix 1 can of Cream of Mushroom soup with 1 pkg of dry onion or vegetable soup mix. Add to Bean Pot.
Cover with the lid & bake at 350 degrees for 2-3 hrs.
1 can “roasted garlic cream of mushroom” soup.
1 pk Lipton’s Onion Soup mix.
1 can coke
(Don’t knock it until you try it!)
Place roast in Bean Pot. Cover with lid. Bake in 350 degree oven for about 2 hours.


 Round Steak & Mushroom Gravy

Place round steak in Bean Pot. Add 1 can cream of mushroom soup and 1 can water. Bake in 350°F oven for about 1 hour.


Smoked Sausage with Vegetables

Cut Smoked Sausage into chunks and put in Bean Pot. Add 1 cup water, quartered potatoes, carrots, quartered cabbage, and any vegetable you like. Cover with the lid. Bake 350°F for about 20-30 minutes. Or until veggies are done.


Baked Ham

Place ham in Bean Pot. Cover with lid. Place in 350°F oven for 2 ½ hours to 3 hours. You may glaze ham in last 30 minutes of cooking with room temperature pineapple and brown sugar glaze.


Pork Chops & Gravy

Place pork chops in Bean Pot. Mix 1 can of cream of mushroom soup with ¼ white wine and 2 cloves pressed garlic. Cover chops with soup mixture. Cover with the lid. Bake at 375°F for 1 ½ hours.


Pork Chops & Rice

Empty contents of purchased rice/pilaf mix (Uncle Ben’s or Near East) into Bean Pot. Add water according to package directions. Place pork Chops on top of rice & sprinkle seasoning mix on meat. Cover & bake for 1-2 hours at 350°F.


Chicken and Vegetables

Place chicken (skin on or off) in Bean Pot. Place chopped onion, celery and carrots on top of chicken. Sprinkle with ½ package of Good Seasons Italian Dressing mix. Cover with the lid. Bake at 350°F for 1 hour.


Italian Potatoes

Place peeled and sliced potatoes in the Bean Pot. Melt ½ stick butter; add 1TBS. Good Season’s Italian Salad Dressing mix. Pour over potatoes. Cover with the lid. Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes or until done. While potatoes are baking, fry 2-3 strips of bacon until crisp. Chop bacon. Remove potatoes from oven when done and sprinkle bacon over top along with a cup (more or less) of shredded cheddar cheese. Replace top and set aside to allow cheese to melt. Serve and enjoy!


Salsa “Fried” Potatoes

In a medium bowl, mix together 1 cup salsa, 1 small can of black olives & 2 cloves pressed garlic. Chop ¼ cup fresh cilantro, add salsa mixture. Slice 4-5 potatoes & mix with the salsa mixture. Place the potatoes in the Bean Pot, cover with the lid & bake for about 30 minutes at 350°F. Remove the lid & grate the cheese over the potatoes. Bake about another 10 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender & cheese is melted.


119 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Shirley Davis
    Dec 27, 2009 @ 17:46:34

    I love my bean pot. My daughter-in-law got it for me for Christmas. It’s the best gift ever.

    Do you have a recipe for cornbeef and cabbage?


    • Vicki
      Dec 29, 2009 @ 13:31:11

      I do not currently have a recipe for that, but I do add recipes to this page as I find them. Feel free to check back.


      • Debbie
        Apr 25, 2010 @ 01:57:44

        I have a cabbage recipe

        corned beef and cabbage

        2.5- 3 lbs corned beef
        2 med. onions
        1 cup apple juice
        6 whole cloves
        1/4 cup packed brown sugar
        6 small cabbage wedges
        2 tsp. orange peel zest
        2 tsp. mustard
        place onions in bean pot, trim fat from brisket place on top onions. mix apple juice, sugar, orange zest, mustard, cloves then pour over brisket. Place cabbage on top of meat. Cover with lid and bake at 350 degrees for 2 1/2 hours.

      • Debbie
        Apr 25, 2010 @ 02:00:35

        also have a pork chop and cabbage

        4-6 pork chops
        cabbage (shredded)
        onion sliced
        salt and pepper to taste
        1 tablespoon melted butter

        layer in bean pot 1 inch of shredded cabbage, then layer onions and then 2-3 pork chops and repeat. add enough water to fill 1/3 pot cover and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees

      • Linda Blackman
        Feb 25, 2013 @ 15:06:14

        I would like to know how long to cook the pork chops in this recipe. I find this recipe every where but no cook time.
        Bean Pot Pork Chops
        4 Pork Chops
        1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup or Cream of Chicken soup
        1/2 envelope Liptons Onion Soup
        Place pork chops on bottom of Bean Pot addsoup mixture cover and bake in 250 degree oven until chops are
        tender. Serve over rice

      • vickicelebrateshome
        Apr 04, 2013 @ 11:20:16

        Great question! I haven’t made this one. But usually at such a low temp, it might take a few hours. I’d check it at one hour and see what temp it reaches, then may e check it each half hour. Once you have found the right time, you will know for the future. My guess is 3 hours. But I haven’t tried it myself yet. I might have to try this one soon!

    • Debbie
      Apr 25, 2010 @ 02:01:38

      I posted two recipes on vickies bean pot site… for cabbage


  2. kara
    Apr 14, 2010 @ 17:49:29

    i know i can use my bean pot to make mashed potatoes, but how much water do i put in the pot with the peeled and diced potatoes before microwaving?


  3. Amanda Santaniello
    May 28, 2010 @ 10:31:15

    VICKI! i love my bean pot! i am so glad you told me i would love it! Cuz i most certainly do!


  4. Linda
    Sep 23, 2010 @ 16:59:17

    i was wondering if you had any dessert recipes..


    • vickicelebrateshome
      Sep 30, 2010 @ 21:59:11

      Great question. I will see if I can find some and post them here soon!


    • vickicelebrateshome
      Nov 01, 2011 @ 21:30:35

      This is so simple….DO you love Chocolate Chip cookies???

      Mix up a batch in the bean pot…1 pot, and 1 spoon…SIMPLE easy…

      Then bake in the oven. Cut them out in squares or pie shape…KIDS and grown up too…Love them!


      This is just another reason…EVERYONE needs a BEAN POT!!


    • Misty Tinnell
      Jan 22, 2013 @ 17:35:04

      One of my favorites is Chocolate cherry cake.
      1 can cherry coke
      1 can cherry pie filling
      1 chocolate cake mix
      Whipped topping
      Mix the coke and cake mix in your bean pot.
      Add the pie filling and stir
      Microwave without lid 8 to 10 minutes
      Serve with whipped topping.


  5. Louise
    Oct 07, 2010 @ 11:20:15

    Bean pots? Don’t quite get the purpose. A crock pot is the same thing and you don’t have to be home to use it. Who has three hours after work to wait for dinner? This must be for a stay at home mom or someone that works nights…..a working woman can only use it on the weekends. Don’t quite get the logic.


    • vickicelebrateshome
      Oct 11, 2010 @ 22:58:44

      Thanks for your comment. I always want to know what concerns you may have so I can help. As your designer, my job is to help you with getting the most value from our product. The beauty of the Bean Pot is when you need a quick meal, it can go in the microwave… It also saves time because it is a one pot… prepare, cook in it, serve in it, store in it and reheat in it…. So the time to do the extra dishes etc… is gone. I have lots of recipes that use the bean pot either in the microwave or that take less than an hour so you can make a great dinner fast and at the last minute. Prep on most of these is simple too. Also some people feel comfortable and utilize time bake on their oven to cook while they are away, but of course that would be personal preference. For me, the bean pot beats the slow cooker every time because it goes from oven to table and its beautiful! not to mention how wonderful it looks if I’m transporting food somewhere and need those thermal qualities hot or cold! Let me know if you’d like me to share specifics on any of theses ideas with you.


      • Jamie
        Dec 02, 2010 @ 10:40:22

        I’ve also been told by a friend of mine who is a firefighter that it is safer to have your oven on all day than it is to have a crock pot plugged in! I stop at home over my lunch break some days to throw something in the bean pot and it is ready when I get home.

      • vickicelebrateshome
        Dec 02, 2010 @ 12:45:46

        Really? That is very cool to hear that. Thanks for sharing Jamie!

    • Susan
      Mar 12, 2011 @ 22:13:43

      I worked for 34 years and now have two working daughters. I bought each of them bean pots for the reason that I prefer bean pots–I didn’t have time before leaving for work to set things up in a crock pot. One daughter who has a toddler can come home, give him a snack while she does the prep then stick it in the oven before going off for a walk with her son and dog. It really is great to have the whole meal ready in one pot.


      • vickicelebrateshome
        Mar 12, 2011 @ 22:30:06

        So great to hear that you and your daughters enjoy them! I was pleasantly suprised to find so many easy meals to make in it.

  6. Cheryl Plevka
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 17:14:17

    I would love to see more of the recipes for “quick” dinners that can be done in the microwave or less than an hour.


    • vickicelebrateshome
      Oct 13, 2010 @ 23:02:26

      Thank you for your interest. I will collect some recipes and try to add them soon. As a matter of fact, I think I may create a separate page with quick recipes.


    • Vicki Kerner
      Oct 16, 2010 @ 22:44:12

      I just tried a new recipe in the microwave. I put in some chicken, right from the freezer into the bean pot. I used about 3/4 cup of merlot sauce (any BBQ sauce will work as well) and about 1/4 cup of water in the bean pot. Then I put in the microwave for about 25 minutes! Very easy. The amount of sauce can be adjusted for your personal taste.


    • vickicelebrateshome
      Oct 23, 2010 @ 10:50:57

      I just added a new page for Microwave recipes. THere are only a few so far, but please check back. I will add more as I find them.


    • melissa smith
      Apr 04, 2013 @ 11:13:18

      1 can black beans
      1 can whole kernel corn
      1 small jar salsa
      chicken breast (4)

      cut chicken in small pieces and dump everything else on top and stir. place in microwave for 18 minutes. this can be put in tortillas with sour cream or can be eaten over rice…either way is delicious!!!!


      • vickicelebrateshome
        Apr 04, 2013 @ 11:16:49

        Thanks! I love this one. I think that’s what I’ll make for dinner tonight. 🙂

  7. Gaye Lewis
    Oct 30, 2010 @ 12:10:23


    I was at the dentist and the receptionist had a recipe for Dr. Pepper chicken in a bean pot…only it isn’t the one you use with Dr. Pepper and ketchup. It had Cream of Mushroom soup, etc… However I have misplaced my recipe and would like to cook it. I have searched the ‘net and can’t find it. Could you help? It was supposed to be a quick n easy recipe.



    • Jana Schroeder
      May 02, 2011 @ 10:03:14

      Dr. Pepper Chicken

      4 Chicken Breasts Boneless
      1 Can Dr Pepper
      1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup

      Mix all ingredients in Bean Pot….Bake at 350′ for 1 Hour


  8. linda miller
    Nov 07, 2010 @ 18:25:33

    would like the updates


    Feb 13, 2011 @ 16:35:04

    I would like to be added to your distribution list for recipes.



  10. Rebecca
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 12:37:58

    OK, so I have seen every kind of recipe imaginable on here that can be made in the bean pot, but haven’t seen a single recipe to make beans. haha I went to a Celebrating Home part, and arrived late, so maybe I missed a discussion on how to make beans in the bean pot. I thought they were just beautiful, and I purchased one. Mine arrived a few days ago and I am just wondering how to make beans in it! Thanks!!!


  11. Laura Moore
    Mar 22, 2011 @ 05:44:43

    Can you do EVERY recipe that is listed in the oven or microwave, I am really interested in findind Micro recipes but have found just a few… Are there typical guidelines to convert baking directions to microwave? or would you not recommend doing all the recipes in microwave?


    • vickicelebrateshome
      Mar 25, 2011 @ 00:21:17

      That is a great question. I think that we could certainly give them a try. I have not personally tried converting them and have not found there to be any official guidelines. I have noticed that for the ones I have tried, it seems to take about 10 minutes for every hour in the oven. But I will always Check the temperature of the meats to make sure they are cooked to the right temperature. Some things I will cook separately on the stove, such as rice or noodles. The only problem I have has with some meats in the microwave is that they can occasionally get a smidge hard on the bottom. We have a new insert launching soon that will add a sort of grate at the bottom. I am looking forward to trying this with my meats in the microwave.

      If you decide to try any of the recipes in the microwave, please let us know how they turn out.


      • Kathy
        Mar 26, 2011 @ 17:12:41

        For now, wonder how an “old micro bacon cooker grate would work”? I just ordered a bean pot a week ago and am anxiously awaiting it! Thanks for the recipes!

      • Terry Wagner
        Apr 06, 2017 @ 21:25:40

        Please Vicki, I need the recipe for plain soaked pinto beans in my bean pot in the oven

  12. michelle
    Apr 19, 2011 @ 16:35:41

    Do u know any recipes that u can use in the bean pot using cheese tortillini in? if so please email me thanks


  13. michelle
    Apr 21, 2011 @ 09:50:37

    please if u have any recipes with cheese tortellini in it let me know thanks michelle


  14. christina
    Apr 24, 2011 @ 14:11:29

    I have ordered a beanpot and cant wait to receive it. I would like to be updated on recipes if you have a distribution list. thanks!!!


  15. April
    May 19, 2011 @ 21:10:48

    I am so glad to see this website. Two of my friends and I just got our bean pots and can’t wait to use them. I see that several others have had the same questions we had. We need more microwave or quick oven recipes. I will be checking yours out. Would love to be on your emailing list.


  16. regina clement
    Jun 16, 2011 @ 18:53:01

    i am wanting some micawave recipe please send me some


    • vickicelebrateshome
      Jun 17, 2011 @ 19:07:52

      Did you see my page for Microwave recipes? That has several microwave recipes. Another option is to experiment! 🙂 I find that most slow cooker recipes work in the beanpot in the microwave for about 25 minutes. If you discover something new, please feel free to share!


  17. traci denson
    Aug 26, 2011 @ 11:03:41

    I received a bean pot as a gift oh 2years ago I guess.have never used it because I really didn’t know all that you could do with it!now that I have found the different web sites for it, I will definitely be using it. I drive a school bus so I have a little time to put it on before my route in the so excited to try it I love to cook!!!will the cook times and temps be the same in a gas oven?mine tends to cook fast…thanks for the wonderful sounding recipes! !!


    • vickicelebrateshome
      Aug 28, 2011 @ 23:16:07

      Yes, the temps and times should be the same. I haven’t found any differences. My mom has electric and I have a gas stove.


  18. Linda Langley
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 18:17:06

    love my beam pot


  19. Linda
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 11:00:00

    I just purchased 2 bean pots. I would like to know a recipe for cooking pinto beans with ham in the “Bean Pot”. Thank You! Linda M. from Oklahoma


    • vickicelebrateshome
      Nov 01, 2011 @ 21:33:16

      Great idea. I have actually never had pinto beans and ham. Hopefully we will find a recipe soon!


  20. Donna
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 16:33:33

    Hi Vicki! I see the recipe for the pot roast a couple of different ways, but, do you think if the roast was cut up like stew meat that it might not take that long to cook? I have red potatoes cut in small pieces carrots and peppers in with it.Thanks so much for your recipes and inputs, and others that have put some on here, I just got my beanpot on sat morning and have cooked in it twice already, well the second meal is in now, can’t wait to taste it! Thanks again and God Bless! Donna


    • vickicelebrateshome
      Nov 01, 2011 @ 20:32:31

      Personally, I would still cook it the same amount of time, but that’s a personal preference. You could always grab a meat thermometor and check the temperature shortly before you would usually take it out. As long as it reaches the right temp, you should be fine. Have fun with your new bean pot and don’t be afraid to experiment. I have taken several crock pot recipes and put them in the microwave for about 30 minutes and have been very happy with the results.


  21. Marilyn
    Nov 06, 2011 @ 00:24:39

    Debbie. I just got my bean pot last week and haven’t had a chance to use it yet, but really want to try the Pork Chops and Rice. Sounds easy and great, but I have a stupid question … The recipe calls for 1 box of purchased rice pilaf mix and ‘add pork chops’. How many pork chops per box?


  22. Susan
    Nov 17, 2011 @ 18:37:32

    I just got my bean pot. I am not a cook, but I do try when certain people are over. I would love some to get as many good recipes as I can.


  23. Jo-Anna Wilkinson
    Nov 30, 2011 @ 10:26:01

    How do you cook beans in the bean pot? I know how to cook them on the stove, not in the stove. Do you prepare them the same? Thanks


  24. Karen Herren
    Dec 17, 2011 @ 18:45:58

    Boneless skinless chicken breast (I buy the strips that come 8 in a package) I use 4 packages which makes 32 strips.
    1 can cranberries (whole-not jellied)
    1 envelope of dry onion soup
    1 medium bottle of catalina dressing

    Bake at 250 for 3 hours.

    I have been making this for years and it is delicious! It makes a moist chicken with delicious gravy that is excellent over rice.



    • Janice
      Jan 05, 2013 @ 22:46:36

      There is only 2 of us !! How would you break down the other ingredient’s that goes with the Chicken ??


    • Janice
      Jan 05, 2013 @ 22:53:00

      There is only 2 of us !! How would you break down the other ingredient’s that goes with the Chicken ?? This is the recipe with the Cranberries, and onion soup mix and the Catalina Dressing . Thank-you


  25. Teresa
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 10:19:46

    I have a ton of crock pot recipes. Does any one know what the time conversion from a crock pot recipe to a bean recipe would be? If it says like 6-8 hours on low– how long should I cook it in my bean pot do you think?


    • vickicelebrateshome
      Jan 19, 2012 @ 11:40:15

      I have found 30-40 minutes in the
      Microwave works well for most recipes. If it contains meat, just be sure to make sure it reaches the right temperature.


  26. Tina Horn
    Feb 02, 2012 @ 14:26:26

    is there a recepie for beef stew??


    • vickicelebrateshome
      Feb 02, 2012 @ 18:03:52

      I LOVE beef stew! Typically, I follow the slow cooker recipes and put them in the bean pot and microwave for 30-40 minutes.
      My own recipe that I typically use isn’t an exact science, but I put in:

      1 lb beef cubes for stewing
      4 potatoes cut into bite sized chuncks
      2 handfuls of baby carrots (cut into smaller bites)
      3-4 celery stalks cut up into small pieces (I love celery!)
      1 beef boullion cube
      a smidge of A-1 sauce
      a smidge of worchestershire sauce
      a few pinches of seasoned salt
      2 cups of water
      3 TBS pf flour to help thicken the sauce

      Sometimes I may throw in other things that I am trying to get rid of like broccoli, pinto beans, etc. But not usually.


  27. Alesia Christensen
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 19:12:09

    I use my bean pot ALOT! Was curious on how I would make Bean and Ham Soup, have any suggestions?


    • vickicelebrateshome
      May 27, 2012 @ 11:35:23

      I don’t have a specific recipe for that, but I think it would be a fun one to experiment with. Choose your favorite bean, some ham, and maybe a soup that would go with the bean you pick.


  28. Lynn
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 11:06:08

    Hi Vicki. I just recently order a bean pot and can’t wait to use it. One question, above I read that you took chicken I believe right from the freezer and put it in the bean pot. I’ve done that before and have had things crack on me (i.e., the crock part of a crock pot). Should I not worry about the bean pot cracking if placing frozen items in it? Should I place in a cold oven? Thanks so much!


    • vickicelebrateshome
      Sep 03, 2012 @ 07:48:59

      You bring up a great point. Thank you. I personally have not had mine crack when using frozen meats, but can now see how it might. I would have to say to use frozen meat at your own risk.


  29. Danell Madison
    Sep 03, 2012 @ 00:32:42

    I got a bean pot a while ago and dont know why I waited so long to use it. Now I’m going crazy making every meal in it. For breakfast try crown hashbrowns, ham steak cubed, green bell pepper, onion and mushrooms and whisk up some eggs, pour in and bake. Top with shredded cheese. Also for the microwave, potato soup. Cut potatoes in good size chunks, no need to even peel. Pour milk in to cover them. microwave about 9 mins. stir. microwave another 9. smash a lil. pur in a little more milk, butter and cream cheese. top with shredded cheddar, green onion and bacon. So good!


  30. Lillian Sanders
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 19:00:21

    my beanpot has a hairline crack on the inside. I have used it several times since i noticed crack. should i discontinue using? I think it is the result of putting frozen chicken in it!


    • vickicelebrateshome
      Nov 04, 2012 @ 16:18:52

      I think it might continue to crack further. I had a really old one that finally cracked on me. I have repurposed it as a cookie jar!


  31. Tammi
    Oct 31, 2012 @ 12:37:15

    Can u take your bean pot right out of the refrigerator and put in the microwave or oven while the pot is still cold?


  32. Marla Mosby
    Nov 15, 2012 @ 14:19:46

    1 cherry chip cake mix
    1 can 7-up or sprite

    Mix both together and put lid on bean pot. Microwave for 4 minutes. Take lid off and microwave for 4-6 more minutes until knife comes out clean!


  33. aeden
    Nov 26, 2012 @ 02:35:20

    I have read elsewhere that you shouldn’t put a bean pot in a preheated oven, does it matter?


  34. Corella
    Jan 15, 2013 @ 14:11:51

    Okay for the Smoked Sausage with Vegetables recipe it calls for cabbage but I have shredded sauerkraut would that be alright to use instead of the cabbage?


    • vickicelebrateshome
      Jan 22, 2013 @ 17:36:50

      I would encourage you to play around with it. I do it all the time. You may be pleasantly surprised. If not, then you know better for next time. 🙂


      • tammi
        Jul 21, 2013 @ 21:56:15

        I have a question.,, on cake recipes do you follow directions and add ingredients all ingredients including using a mixer? Im sorry as uou can tell im not much of a cook and when it says cake mix …I didnt know. Thank u

      • vickicelebrateshome
        Jul 21, 2013 @ 22:30:24

        If it doesn’t say to follow the directions on the box, I’d probably just add the mix. I guess it depends on what exactly the recipe says…

  35. Harriet
    Jan 25, 2013 @ 01:08:08

    I’m looking for a recipe for pork roast in my bean pot – in the oven. My in-laws are here & love pork roast.


  36. Janice Smith
    Jan 26, 2013 @ 21:24:01

    Would you know of a Homemade Broccoli Soup in the Bean Pot ?
    Thank-you so much !


  37. Rhoda Longmire
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 20:38:26

    These are for defrosted meats already? What if I use the frozen chicken?


  38. regina vicha
    Feb 17, 2013 @ 16:34:03

    looking for a chicken paprikash for the bean pot??


  39. angela
    Feb 23, 2013 @ 12:59:19

    I’ve noticed that it’s never posted whether or not you should put the top on the bean pot when you are placing it in the oven or microwave for these recepies- does anyone know? thanx!


  40. Carol Webb
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 15:27:59

    can you make chili beans in a bean pot? I have an old time grandmother who I bought the bean pot for and she loves it, but wants to know if she can do homemade chili beans in it??


  41. carol shiner
    Jun 29, 2013 @ 13:44:22

    I just brought my first bean pot for $5.oo dollars and would like to try it out,my sister says they are awsome.


    Sep 18, 2013 @ 01:01:40



  43. Marlowe
    Dec 29, 2013 @ 18:20:48

    Hey Vicki,

    This is an interesting site for sure!
    Are you able to cook with a bean pot of a hot plate at low temperatures?

    Thanks and Happy New Year,



    • vickicelebrateshome
      Jan 31, 2014 @ 18:49:23

      I would not recommend using it on a hot plate. I know that they should not be used on a stove top and I think a hot plate would be similar. At best, it would not heat evenly.


  44. Cynthia
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 11:51:12

    My husband bought me a bean pot years ago from Boston and never used it.
    not sure what to do with it. I am happy I found you and your recipies. I cannot wait to try them. The pot looks smaller then what you show.
    Where do I get one like the picture? Thank you Cynthia


  45. Blips417
    Jan 31, 2014 @ 15:57:39

    Pinto Bean Recipe

    1# Pinto Beans
    Salt, pepper, onion- your discretion.

    Put uncooked beans in the pot after rinsing, Add ham and onion, if using, and salt and pepper to taste.
    I add water up to the very definite band in my bean pot (I have the red one),
    Put in cold oven preset to 300 and bake 3 1/2 hours. Perfect beans every time.


  46. Bambi
    Feb 11, 2014 @ 22:11:23

    I do not have a bean pot as of yet.. I’d like to know is there anything I could use in place of one in the microwave? I seen a recipe I wanted to try on facebook made with a strawberry cake mix, can of strawberry soda, and strawberry icing that makes a strawberry cream cheese cake


  47. Johnette Peterson
    Aug 19, 2014 @ 15:10:59

    What can I substitute for the soup in the recipes? I am allergic to the soy in them. Also a substitute for soy sauce?


  48. Paula Rowell
    Sep 02, 2014 @ 17:29:46

    I’m using my bean pot for the first time tonight…making pork chops and rice pilaf…I’ll let you know what I think. I know quite a few women who have one and love it. I’ve had the cake with the yellow cake mix and can of tonic and it’s so good and cooked in the microwave in like 7 to 9 minutes! amazing. We’ll see what happens tonight!


  49. Evelyn Russell
    Nov 29, 2014 @ 09:46:30

    I made the 1234 Mac-n-cheese in my bean pot in the oven at 350 for 1 hr., it turned out grainy, the shredded cheese didn’t melt completely and the milk sorta curdled. Should I have melted the cheese in the milk before putting it in the bean pot?


  50. Robin Shuman
    Dec 06, 2014 @ 12:56:45

    Do you have any microwave recipes for the bean pot?


    • vickicelebrateshome
      Feb 10, 2015 @ 23:41:29

      Yes! I have a whole page. Just click on the link along the top that says microwave recipes. 😊


  51. Michelle
    Feb 10, 2015 @ 11:58:02

    Do you know if the older Pfalzgraff bean pots can actually be used in the oven – or if they are just for storage? Thanks!!


    • vickicelebrateshome
      Feb 10, 2015 @ 17:40:35

      I don’t know anything about that brand. I am only familiar with the ones from Celebrating Home. I would suggest contacting the manufacturer.


  52. Dianne
    May 24, 2015 @ 10:42:37

    My husband just cleaned out his moms home and found a westbend old fashion bean pot, never used. It sits on a metal plate that you plug in, I don’t see any temperature settings on it. Most of your recipes posted here are for the oven, does anyone use a bean pot like this one? Maybe it’s just a warming plate? And I have Put it in the oven first?


    • vickicelebrateshome
      Jun 14, 2015 @ 15:14:51

      I haven’t seen one like that but it does sound like it’s just to keep a dish warm. I’d probably see if you cann still contact the manufacturer.


  53. Dianne
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 18:21:09



  54. Jennifer
    Oct 14, 2015 @ 22:09:40

    I would just add that some of the older vintage bean pots (McCoy, Hull, etc.) might not be microwave-safe due to iron content.


    • vickicelebrateshome
      Oct 14, 2015 @ 22:23:42

      Thank you. I created this blog when I was selling Celebrating Home. My comments were specifically relating to that product line. Although, this blog has grown since then. Thank you for your additional information. 🙂


  55. Jena K.
    Nov 30, 2015 @ 17:48:35

    Love these ideas and cannot wait to try! I LOVE my Bean pot 🙂


  56. John Moyer
    Mar 12, 2016 @ 16:31:03

    Barbeque baby back pork spare ribs. Place ribs in bean pot Cover with bbq sauce Bake for 2 hours. Remove lid last 15 minutes.Remove ribs and pour remaining sauce over them. They are delicious.


  57. Michele
    May 19, 2016 @ 21:25:50

    Do you have any recipes for the double bean pot. I would appreciate it just bought one very gently used


  58. Patti Pabst Oswald
    Nov 06, 2016 @ 15:45:31

    How much does the bean pot hold? Dimensions please? Where to buy one?


  59. Angie Moore
    Jan 10, 2017 @ 23:49:57

    I was told that u can only put my bean pot in the microwave. These recipes say to bake in an oven. Can u enlighten me on this


    • vickicelebrateshome
      Jan 13, 2017 @ 07:00:12

      I can’t speak for your bean pot, since I don’t know anything about yours. But the ones that were sold through Celebrating Home consultants are oven safe.


  60. Jeannine
    Feb 07, 2017 @ 09:41:07

    my son’s bean pot is cracked and he’s wondering if he should throw it away?


  61. Judy Land
    Dec 18, 2017 @ 18:34:57

    These sound good. I like to cook using natural ingredients, so when I see “use this packaged mix” I will try to improvise with seasonings that don’t contain msg or corn syrup.


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