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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 Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

I work full time but love to make home-cooked meals for my husband and son. It’s a comfort to walk in and smell this simmering roast that I know will be fall-apart tender and delicious. —Gina Jackson, Ogdensburg, New York

Slow Cooker Spaghetti & Meatballs

Slow Cooker Spaghetti & Meatballs

Slow Cooker Spaghetti & Meatballs

I’ve been cooking 50 years and this dish is still one that guests ask for frequently. My No. 1 standby recipe also makes amazing hero sandwiches, and the sauce works for any pasta. —Jane McMillan, Dania Beach, Florida

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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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

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."

Rich & Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Rich & Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Rich & Creamy Mashed Potatoes

It's a cinch to jazz up instant mashed potatoes with sour cream and cream cheese, then cook and serve them from a slow cooker. For a special touch, sprinkle the perfect-for-party time potatoes with chopped fresh chives, canned French-fried onions or fresh grated Parmesan cheese.—Donna Bardocz, Howell, Michigan
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Warm Spiced Cider Punch

Warm Spiced Cider Punch

Warm Spiced Cider Punch

"This is a nice warm-up punch--I like to serve it when there is a nip in the air," writes Susan Smith of Forest, Virginia. The aroma of the apple cider, orange juice and spices is wonderful as the punch simmers in the slow cooker.

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."

Slow Cooked Beef

Slow Cooked Beef

Slow Cooked Beef

Susan Garoutte of Georgetown, Texas serves this popular German entree with potato pancakes and vegetables. Crushed gingersnaps, lemon and vinegar give the marinated slow-cooked beef an gravy their appetizing sweet-sour flavor.

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

Vegetable Medley

Vegetable Medley

Vegetable Medley

"This is a wonderful side dish to make when garden vegetables are plentiful," recommends Terry Maly from Olathe, Kansas. "The colorful combination is a great complement to any entree."

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. They say "the way to a man's heart is through is stomach." Well, this Cuban twist on a crockpot pulled pork will knock the socks off of any man in your life! Serve with rice and beans, or make into a sandwich on Cuban bread. — Kristina Wiley, Jupiter, Florida

Slow-Cooked Round Steak

Slow-Cooked Round Steak

Slow-Cooked Round Steak

Quick-and-easy slow cooker recipes like this are a real plus, especially around the holidays. Serve these saucy steaks over mashed potatoes, rice or noodles. —Dona McPherson, Spring, Texas

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 Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Slow Cooker Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Slow Cooker Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Whenever I order soup at a restaurant, I go for broccoli-cheese. I finally put my slow cooker to the test and made my own. It took a few tries, but now the soup is exactly how I like it. —Kristen Hills, Layton, Utah

Burgundy Lamb Shanks

Burgundy Lamb Shanks

Burgundy Lamb Shanks

For those who love fall-from-the-bone lamb, this recipe shared by Val Creutz of Southold, New York fills the bill. Burgundy wine adds a special touch to the sauce that's served alongside. —Mrs. F. W. Creutz, Southold, New York

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

I work full time but love to make home-cooked meals for my husband and son. It’s a comfort to walk in and smell this simmering roast that I know will be fall-apart tender and delicious. —Gina Jackson, Ogdensburg, New York
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