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Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow cooker recipes offer convenience that can't be beat. Find recipes for slow cooker chicken, beef, pork and more to prepare in soups, stews, chili and sandwiches plus easy, healthy and vegetarian options. Browse our collection to slow cook your way to flavorful meals.

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Gulf Coast Jambalaya Rice

As the stew of the South, jambalaya is a definite staple. For ages, home cooks have been making their own tweaks on the traditional recipe. This rendition is my favorite. —Judy Batson, Tampa, Florida
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Slow Cooker Spaghetti & Meatballs

Slow Cooker Spaghetti & Meatballs

Slow Cooker Spaghetti & Meatballs

I’ve been cooking 50 years and this dish is still one that guests ask for frequently. My No. 1 standby recipe also makes amazing hero sandwiches, and the sauce works for any pasta. —Jane McMillan, Dania Beach, Florida

Sweet Onion & Red Bell Pepper Topping

Sweet Onion & Red Bell Pepper Topping

Sweet Onion & Red Bell Pepper Topping

As soon as the spring Vidalia onions hit the market, this is one of the first recipes I make. I use it on hot dogs, bruschetta, cream cheese and crackers. It is so versatile. —Pat Hockett, Ocala, Florida

Slow-Cooked Split Pea Soup

Slow-Cooked Split Pea Soup

Slow-Cooked Split Pea Soup

I've been making this soup for years. After every holiday where ham is served, the hostess hands me the ham bone and a bag of peas when I leave. I love it with a slice of crusty fresh bread. —Susan Simons, Eatonville, Washington

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Corn Spoon Bread

Corn Spoon Bread

Corn Spoon Bread

In Frederic, Wisconsin, Tamara Ellefson prepares this comforting side dish with all of her holiday meals. "It's moister then corn pudding made in the oven, plus the cream cheese is a nice addition. It goes great with Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas ham."

Comforting Cheesy Potatoes

Comforting Cheesy Potatoes

Comforting Cheesy Potatoes

As a four-generation Idaho family, we love our potatoes and cook with them in every way possible. I have served this for weddings, family dinners and more. It has become a favorite for many. —Karla Kimball, Emmett, Idaho

Big Red Soup

Big Red Soup

Big Red Soup

We're Nebraska Cornhusker football fans, and on the days when the "Big Red" team is playing, I make up a big pot of this soup. The whole family gathers around the television set to eat it while watching the game! I like to prepare dishes that have a Mexican flavor—and there's just a hint of that in this deliciously satisfying soup.
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Shrimp Chowder

Shrimp Chowder

Shrimp Chowder

In Gretna, Louisiana, Will Zunino simmers this rich and creamy creation in his slow cooker. Because the chowder is ready in less than four hours, it can be prepared in the afternoon and served to dinner guests that night.

Garlic Lover's Beef Stew

Garlic Lover's Beef Stew

Garlic Lover's Beef Stew

The wine gives a mellow flavor to this stew that has tender pieces of beef and carrots. We like to serve it over mashed potatoes, but you could also use noodles. —Alissa Brown, Ft. Washington, Pennsylvania

Country-Style Pork Loin with Gravy

Country-Style Pork Loin with Gravy

Country-Style Pork Loin with Gravy

This slow cooker recipe is a perfect end to the day. Serve mashed potatoes as a comforting side and the meal is complete!—Corina Flansberg, Carson City, Nevada

Family-Favorite Spaghetti Sauce

Family-Favorite Spaghetti Sauce

Family-Favorite Spaghetti Sauce

Friends will rave over it, too. Serve over pasta, and round out the meal with a simple salad and garlic bread. —Helen Rowe, Spring Lake, Michigan

Spicy Seafood Stew

Spicy Seafood Stew

Spicy Seafood Stew

“This zippy stew is very easy and quick to prepare,” promises Bonnie Marlow of Ottoville, Ohio. “The hardest part is peeling and dicing the potatoes, and even that can be done the night before.” TIP: “Just place the potatoes in water and store them in the refrigerator overnight to speed up assembly the next day,” Bonnie recommends.

Christmas Carol Ham

Christmas Carol Ham

Christmas Carol Ham

This slow-cooked entree is tender and delicious with regular or turkey ham. "My family loves this dish," writes Julie Williquette of Hartselle, Alabama. "Simmered in pineapple juice, the ham slices are so flavorful."

Sweet N Sour Beans

Sweet N Sour Beans

Sweet N Sour Beans

This recipe is popular on both sides of the border. It came from a friend in Alaska, then traveled with me to old Mexico, where I lived for 5 years, and is now a potluck favorite in my Arkansas community. It's easy to keep the beans warm and serve from a slow cooker. -Barbara Short, Mena, Arkansas

Warm Pomegranate Punch

Warm Pomegranate Punch

Warm Pomegranate Punch

If you're looking for something special to serve on a chilly evening, try this warming punch. It has a subtle tea flavor, and the juices create just the right balance of sweet and tart.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Italian Shredded Pork Stew

Italian Shredded Pork Stew

Italian Shredded Pork Stew

Need a warm meal for a blustery night? Throw together this slow-cooked stew that’s brightened with fresh sweet potatoes, kale and Italian seasoning. The shredded pork is so tender, you’re going to want to make this again and again. —Robin Jungers, Campbellsport, Wisconsin

Hominy Beef Chili

Hominy Beef Chili

Hominy Beef Chili

Hunker down for the night and get cozy with this filling chili. Loaded with beef chuck roast and convenient staples, such as diced tomatoes, green chilies and seasonings, it’s a satisfying supper that would be yummy served with a side of warm tortillas or tortilla chips for dipping. —Steve Westphal, Wind Lake, Wisconsin

Portobello Beef Burgundy

Portobello Beef Burgundy

Portobello Beef Burgundy

Rely on the convenience of your slow cooker for a meal that boasts all the hearty, stick-to-your-ribs goodness your family craves. These tender cubes of beef—loaded with a fantastic mushroom flavor and draped in a rich, burgundy sauce—are sure to have your guests asking for seconds of this potluck pleaser!
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