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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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These baked potatoes are meals in themselves, with a smoky barbecue flavor that will make your mouth water. You can top them with your favorite cheese and garnish.— Amber Massey, Argyle, Texas
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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Salad

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Salad

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Salad

We use this super duper chicken across several meals including tacos, sandwiches, omelets and enchiladas. My little guys love helping measure seasonings. —Karie Houghton, Lynnwood, Washington

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

Festive Slow-Cooked Beef Tips

Festive Slow-Cooked Beef Tips

Festive Slow-Cooked Beef Tips

We once owned an organic greenhouse and produce business. Weekends were hectic, so I made no-fuss meals like yummy beef tips to fortify us at day’s end. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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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

Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider

Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider

Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider

Spiced with cinnamon sticks, allspice and caramel, this warm-you-up sipper will chase away winter's chill. Serve brimming mugs alongside a platter of festive cookies at your next holiday gathering. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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
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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

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

Mexican Beef & Bean Stew

Mexican Beef & Bean Stew

Mexican Beef & Bean Stew

I like that this is super easy to toss together, and the leftovers reheat well. The healthy beans and veggies taste great, and the stew warms me up on cold, blustery days. —Tacy Fleury, Clinton, South Carolina

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Salad

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Salad

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Salad

We use this super duper chicken across several meals including tacos, sandwiches, omelets and enchiladas. My little guys love helping measure seasonings. —Karie Houghton, Lynnwood, Washington

Chocolate Espresso Lava Cake

Chocolate Espresso Lava Cake

Chocolate Espresso Lava Cake

When a chocolate craving hits, I whip up this cake my aunt inspired. It’s gooey and saucy but not crazy sweet. It’s also potluck perfect. —Lisa Renshaw, Kansas City, MO

Vegetarian Chili Ole!

Vegetarian Chili Ole!

Vegetarian Chili Ole!

I combine ingredients for this hearty chili the night before, start my trusty slow cooker in the morning and come home to a rich, spicy meal at night! —Marjorie Au, Honolulu, Hawaii

Slow Cooker Bacon-Mushroom Dressing

Slow Cooker Bacon-Mushroom Dressing

Slow Cooker Bacon-Mushroom Dressing

My favorite stuffing uses a slow cooker, which helps when your oven's busy. It goes with everything from turkey to game hens. —Hope Wasylenki, Gahanna, OH



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

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

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.

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."
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