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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Simple Poached Salmon

I love this recipe because it's healthy and almost effortless. And the salmon always cooks to perfection! —Erin Chilcoat, Central Islip, New York
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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

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

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

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Round Steak Roll-Ups

Round Steak Roll-Ups

Round Steak Roll-Ups

"Since I'm a working mom, I like to assemble these tasty steak rolls the night before and pop them in the slow cooker the next morning before we're all our the door," writes Kimberly Alonge of Westfield, New York. "They make a great meal after a long day."

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

Red Bean Vegetable Soup

Red Bean Vegetable Soup

Red Bean Vegetable Soup

The addition of Cajun seasoning boosts the flavor of this brothy soup shared by Ronnie Lappe of Brownwood, Texas. The easy recipe makes a big batch that's loaded with fresh vegetable chunks and canned beans.
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Beef 'n' Bean Torta

Beef 'n' Bean Torta

Beef 'n' Bean Torta

"This zesty dish is a favorite of mine because it has a wonderful Southwestern taste and is easy to prepare," explains Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas. "I serve it on nights when we have only a few minutes to eat before running off to meetings or sports events."

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."

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."

Slow Cooker Chicken & Sweet Potato Chili

Slow Cooker Chicken & Sweet Potato Chili

Slow Cooker Chicken & Sweet Potato Chili

I'm a college student and one of the things I miss the most about school is my mom's wonderful cooking. I also miss her well-stocked kitchen! This slow cooker recipe is something I can make in my dorm on a busy Sunday. I just throw it all in the slow cooker before I leave for church and come back to piping hot homemade comfort food. The first bite of this chili almost always brings me to tears; it's so good to have a little piece of home while away. Be sure to serve with a good sprinkle of chedd

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

Slow Cooked Stuffed Flank Steak

Slow Cooked Stuffed Flank Steak

Slow Cooked Stuffed Flank Steak

This recipe came with my first slow cooker. Now I'm on my fourth slow cooker and still use this recipe.—Kahty Clark, Byron, Minnesota

Cheddar-Topped Barbecue Meat Loaf

Cheddar-Topped Barbecue Meat Loaf

Cheddar-Topped Barbecue Meat Loaf

My family loves the bold barbecue flavor of this tender meat loaf. I love that it's such an easy recipe to prepare in the slow cooker.—David Snodgrass, Columbia, Missouri

Sweet Sausage 'n' Beans

Sweet Sausage 'n' Beans

Sweet Sausage 'n' Beans

Doris Heath of Franklin, North Carolina shares this slow-cooker version of a traditional French dish called cassoulet. It's sweet, saucy and chock-full of beans, smoked sausage and vegetables.

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."

Slow-Cooked Apple Cranberry Cider

Slow-Cooked Apple Cranberry Cider

Slow-Cooked Apple Cranberry Cider

Buffets are my favorite way to feed a crowd. This fruity cider can be made ahead, then kept warm in a slow cooker so people can serve themselves. —Kathy Wells, Brodhead, Wisconsin

Chicken & Mushroom Alfredo

Chicken & Mushroom Alfredo

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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