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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Chicken & Mushroom Alfredo

Everyone in my family loves when I make this dinner...even my kids! What's great about this recipe is that you can add vegetables you have on hand to make it heartier, such as corn, peas, or diced red bell pepper.—Monica Werner, Temecula, California
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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

Gulf Coast Jambalaya Rice

Gulf Coast Jambalaya Rice

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

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

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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

Spiced Lamb Stew with Apricots

Spiced Lamb Stew with Apricots

Spiced Lamb Stew with Apricots

My family loves lamb, especially my son. During his first year of college, he claimed to be a vegetarian. When he came home, I had a pot of this slow-cooked lamb stew simmering on the counter. When my husband and I wanted to eat dinner, there were only a few shreds of meat left floating in the gravy—and my son confessed that he was the culprit!—Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois

Polynesian Ham Sandwiches

Polynesian Ham Sandwiches

Polynesian Ham Sandwiches

The sweetness of the brown sugar and pineapple combined with the tanginess of the Dijon mustard are a perfect match in this tasty sandwich filling.—Jackie A. Smulski, Lyons, Illinois
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Saucy BBQ Chicken Thighs

Saucy BBQ Chicken Thighs

Saucy BBQ Chicken Thighs

Barbecued chicken gets a makeover in this recipe. The combination of ingredients makes for a mellow flavor that tastes more grown up than the original. It's great over rice, pasta or potatoes. —Sharon Fritz, Morristown, TN

Slow-Cooker Chai Tea

Slow-Cooker Chai Tea

Slow-Cooker Chai Tea

The sweet and spicy aroma that wafts from the slow cooker as this pleasantly flavored chai tea cooks is wonderful. —Crystal Jo Burns, Iliff, Colorado

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.

Hot Spiced Cranberry Drink

Hot Spiced Cranberry Drink

Hot Spiced Cranberry Drink

"I serve this rosy spiced beverage at parties and family gatherings during the winter," relates Laura Burgess, Ballwin, Missouri. "Friends like the tangy twist it gets from Red-Hots. It's a nice change from the usual hot chocolate."

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."

Shredded Barbecue Beef

Shredded Barbecue Beef

Shredded Barbecue Beef

"I work for the Delaware Department of Transportation and prepare this simple dish during storm emergencies or for lunch get-togethers," reports field editor Jan Walls of Camden.

Cranberry Apple Cider

Cranberry Apple Cider

Cranberry Apple Cider

"I love to start this soothing cider in the slow cooker on nights before my husband goes hunting," says Jennifer Naboka of North Plainfield, New Jersey. "Then he can fill his thermos and take it with him out into the cold. The cider has a terrific fruit flavor we both enjoy." —Jennifer Naboka, North Plainfield, New Jersey

Moist Cranberry Pork Roast

Moist Cranberry Pork Roast

Moist Cranberry Pork Roast

"I love to serve guests this moist flavorful pork," informs Kimberley Scasny of Douglasville, Georgia. "You don't have to slave away in the kitchen to prepare it, yet it tastes like a gourmet meal."

Sweet & Spicy Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Sweet & Spicy Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Sweet & Spicy Pulled Pork Sandwiches

I threw some always-available condiments into my slow cooker with a pork roast to create this fantastic pulled pork. It has become a staple sandwich filler for large get-togethers. Serve with rolls, on top of toasted crostini, or as a filling for empanadas. The flavor of the pork goes well with a cold glass of white wine.—Lori Terry, Chicago, Illinois

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.

Cuban-Style Pork Sandwiches

Cuban-Style Pork Sandwiches

Cuban-Style Pork Sandwiches

Loaded with tangy flavor, this is a lighter version of a favorite restaurant-style sandwich. If you don’t have a panini maker, tuck the sandwiches under the broiler until the bread is browned and the cheese melted. —Robin Haas, Cranston, Rhode Island
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