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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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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
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Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy Pulled Pork

While I don't enjoy drinking beer, I love cooking with it. This quick recipe also goes great on plain hamburger buns with a side of slaw. —Renee Herrington, Plano, Texas

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 Green Beans

Slow-Cooked Green Beans

Slow-Cooked Green Beans

I was asked to do a cooking demo for a group of women from my church. After spending hours looking up side dish recipes, I combined a few to make these green beans my own. —Alice White, Willow Spring, North Carolina

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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

Slow Cooker Sweet-and-Sour Pork

Slow Cooker Sweet-and-Sour Pork

Slow Cooker Sweet-and-Sour Pork

One of my biggest temptations is Chinese food, so I lightened up one of our family's favorite take-out dishes. It was so quick to throw together and even saved us some calories. —Elyse Ellis, Layton, Utah
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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."

Slow Cooker BBQ Ham Sandwiches

Slow Cooker BBQ Ham Sandwiches

Slow Cooker BBQ Ham Sandwiches

Friends love these barbecue sandwiches and often ask me to make them. Since they're always a hit, we double the recipe and serve them at potlucks. —Dana Knox, Butler, Pennsylvania

Venison Sausage Meatballs

Venison Sausage Meatballs

Venison Sausage Meatballs

These meatballs are a savory blend of ground venison and pork sausage, with water chestnuts for crunch. "This is my husband's favorite venison recipe," says Geraldine Mennear of Mastic, New York. "Even my co-workers, who normally don't like game meat, enjoy it."

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.

Spicy Shredded Beef Sandwiches

Spicy Shredded Beef Sandwiches

Spicy Shredded Beef Sandwiches

If you like your shredded beef with a little kick, then this recipe is for you. For an even zestier version of this recipe, add another jar jalapenos or use hot peppers instead of the pepperocinis.—Kristen Langmeier, Faribault, Minnesota

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

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

Slow-Cooked Potato Soup

Slow-Cooked Potato Soup

Slow-Cooked Potato Soup

"I make this thick soup for St. Patrick's Day, and we always look forward to it," says Mary Jo O'Brien of Hastings, Minnesota.

Herbed Chicken & Spinach Soup

Herbed Chicken & Spinach Soup

Herbed Chicken & Spinach Soup

I love this slow cooker dish because it combines some of my favorite ingredients, such as savory spices, kidney beans and fresh spinach. To create a hearty meal, I eat the chicken soup with a side of crusty bread slathered in butter.—Tanya MacDonald, Antigonish County, Nova Scotia

Four-Bean Medley

Four-Bean Medley

Four-Bean Medley

"This bean side dish always draws compliments," relates Susanne Wasson of Montgomery, New York. "Because it's easy to fix ahead and simmer in the slow cooker, it's convenient to take to potlucks and church meals."

Curried Ham & Split Pea Soup

Curried Ham & Split Pea Soup

Curried Ham & Split Pea Soup

This soup is great for stocking in the freezer and the curry gives it a warmer flavor, which goes so nicely with the salty ham. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
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