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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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Lime juice gives this chili a zesty twist, while canned tomatoes and beans make preparation a snap. Try serving bowls with toasted tortilla strips. —Diane Randazzo, Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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Slow-Cooked Chicken Enchilada Soup

Slow-Cooked Chicken Enchilada Soup

Slow-Cooked Chicken Enchilada Soup

This soup delivers a big bowl of summery comfort. Toppings like avocado, sour cream and tortilla strips are a must. —Heather Sewell, Harrisonville, Missouri

Chipotle Pulled Chicken

Chipotle Pulled Chicken

Chipotle Pulled Chicken

At our house, low-and-slow recipes have to have kid and husband appeal, plus good marks for nutrition. This chipotle chicken wins in both categories. Use leftovers for zippy barbecue pizzas or burritos. —Tamra Parker, Manlius, NY

Orange Spice Carrots

Orange Spice Carrots

Orange Spice Carrots

To get my son to eat veggies, I mix and match flavors and spices. My slow cooker carrots with orange and cinnamon won him over. —Christina Addison, Blanchester, OH

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Hot Cider with Orange Twists

Hot Cider with Orange Twists

Hot Cider with Orange Twists

"I first tasted a steaming mug of this comforting beverage on a frigid evening," recalls Catherine Allan of Twin Falls, Idaho. "It's still a family favorite on a wintry day."

Saucy Thai Chicken Pizzas

Saucy Thai Chicken Pizzas

Saucy Thai Chicken Pizzas

I serve this sweet and salty chicken with rice. You can give it a fresh spin and turn the slow-cooked favorite into a Thai-style pizza. —Gigi Miller, Stoughton, Wisconsin

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork with Mojito Sauce

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork with Mojito Sauce

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork with Mojito Sauce

Growing up in South Florida, my culinary taste buds were influenced dramatically by the Cuban culture that so heavily populates the area. Infused with Cuban flavor, this twist on slow-cooked pulled pork is knock-your-socks-off good, whether you serve it up with rice and beans on the side or press it into a classic Cuban sandwich. — Kristina Wiley, Jupiter, Florida
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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

Wassail Bowl Punch

Wassail Bowl Punch

Wassail Bowl Punch

All ages will enjoy this warming punch. The blend of spice, fruit and citrus flavors is scrumptious. You can assemble it before heading out for a winter activity and sip away the chill when you return. It's ready whenever you are. —Margaret Harms, Jenkins, Kentucky

Sweet & Smoky Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Sweet & Smoky Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Sweet & Smoky Pulled Pork Sandwiches

My primo pork is smoky, tender and tastes like it came from a barbecue joint. Without much help from me, it basically shreds itself. —Lauren Adamson, Layton, UT

Louisiana Round Steak

Louisiana Round Steak

Louisiana Round Steak

This beefy main dish is always a big hit with the men in our family. After simmering in a slow cooker, the steak takes on a robust taste, and the filling portions are just what we love.—Megan Rohlck, Vermillion, South Dakota

Slow Cooker Pork Pozole

Slow Cooker Pork Pozole

Slow Cooker Pork Pozole

When the snow begins falling, I make a heartwarming stew with pork ribs and hominy. This is a fill-you-up recipe of lightly spiced comfort. —Genie Gunn, Asheville, North Carolina

Slow Cooked Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

Slow Cooked Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

Slow Cooked Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

In Harkers Island, North Carolina, Judith Waxman prepares a tart and tangy fruit sauce that's excellent over pound cake or ice cream. "I've served this rosy-colored mixture many times and gotten rave reviews from friends and family," she assures.

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



Slow Cooker Bacon Mac & Cheese

Slow Cooker Bacon Mac & Cheese

Slow Cooker Bacon Mac & Cheese

I’m all about easy slow-cooker meals. Using more cheese than ever, I’ve developed an addictive spin on this casserole favorite. —Kristen Heigl, Staten Island, NY

Green Chili Ribs

Green Chili Ribs

Green Chili Ribs

I like my food with a spicy kick; my wife does not. These ribs with green chilies suit her taste. For more firepower, add cayenne or jalapenos. —Guy Newton, Nederland, Colorado

Hearty Busy-Day Stew

Hearty Busy-Day Stew

Hearty Busy-Day Stew

When I was still living in Missouri, a friend gave me all of her family cookbooks. I got the idea for this easy stew from one of these books. Believe it or not, the taco seasoning adds just the right touch. —Kristen Hills, Layton, Utah

Slow-Cooked Hot Fruit Salad

Slow-Cooked Hot Fruit Salad

Slow-Cooked Hot Fruit Salad

My old-fashioned fruit salad is convenient to make in the slow cooker when your oven and stovetop are occupied with other dishes. It's delicious alongside roasted meats, or even served over pound cake for dessert. —Debbie Kimbrough, Lexington, Mississippi
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