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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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I tweaked a recipe I got from one of my best friends, and I couldn't believe how much it really does taste like stuffed green peppers! With beef and brown rice, it makes a hearty meal on a cold day. — Gina Baxter, Plainfield, IL
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Top 10 Slow Cooker Recipes

Top 10 Slow Cooker Recipes

Top 10 Slow Cooker Recipes

We are smitten with our slow cooker for so many reasons. It makes cozy comfort food in the winter—and it doesn’t heat up the house in the summer. Here's our absolute best recipes for this go-to kitchen gadget.

Cranberry Chili Meatballs

Cranberry Chili Meatballs

Cranberry Chili Meatballs

Using packaged meatballs helps save time in the kitchen and they are just as tasty as homemade. My friends look forward to enjoying these meatballs at our holiday gatherings and there are never any leftovers! The sauce is tangy yet sweet, and the festive color is perfect for any holiday party. —Amy Scamerhorn, Indianapolis, Indiana

Stuffed Chicken Rolls

Stuffed Chicken Rolls

Stuffed Chicken Rolls

Just thinking about this dish sparks my appetite. The ham and cheese rolled inside make for a tasty surprise. The chicken rolls are especially nice served over rice or pasta. —Jean Sherwood, Kenneth City, Florida
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25 Slow Cooker Recipes to Bring to Your Next Potluck

25 Slow Cooker Recipes to Bring to Your Next Potluck

25 Slow Cooker Recipes to Bring to Your Next Potluck

Your slow cooker makes it easy to prepare food for parties, and these potluck recipes fit the bill. The crowd-pleasing appetizers, main dishes, drinks and desserts all feed 12 or more!

Slow-Cooked Barbecued Beef Sandwiches

Slow-Cooked Barbecued Beef Sandwiches

Slow-Cooked Barbecued Beef Sandwiches

Chuck roast makes delicious shredded beef sandwiches after simmering in a rich, homemade sauce all day. The meat is tender and juicy and takes minutes to prepare for a weeknight dinner or potluck. —Tatina Smith, San Angelo, Texas

Championship Bean Dip

Championship Bean Dip

Championship Bean Dip

My friends and neighbors expect me to bring this irresistible dip to every gathering. When I arrive, they ask, "You brought your bean dip, didn't you?" If there are any leftovers, we use them to make bean and cheese burritos the next day. I've given out this recipe a hundred times. —Wendi Wavrin Law, Omaha, Nebraska

French Dip

French Dip

French Dip

For a sandwich with more pizzazz than the traditional French dip, give this recipe a try. The seasonings give the broth a wonderful flavor, and the meat cooks up tender and juicy. This slow-cooked version will soon be a favorite at your house, too. —Margaret McNeil, Germantown, Tennessee

Slow-Cooked Carnitas

Slow-Cooked Carnitas

Slow-Cooked Carnitas

These hearty carnitas are delicious and easy to simmer in a slow cooker all day long. Sometimes, instead of using tortillas, I place the pork on top of shredded lettuce for a tasty salad. —Lisa Glogow, Aliso VIejo, California

Slow Cooker Superstars

Slow Cooker Superstars

Slow Cooker Superstars

Meet the bloggers at sixsistersstuff.com, here to lend a hand with their top slow-cooked dishes. They're talking juicy Italian beef, fork-tender ribs—even a kid-approved Cobb salad.

Garlic Beef Stroganoff

Garlic Beef Stroganoff

Garlic Beef Stroganoff

"I'm a mom and work full-time, so I try to use my slow cooker whenever possible," explains Erika Anderson of Wausau, Wisconsin. "This Stroganoff is perfect because I can get it ready in the morning before the kids get up."

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes

Dinner's ready! With just 5 ingredients or fewer, you can slow cook your way to an easy meal. This collection of slow cooker recipes includes chicken, turkey, brisket, pork, kielbasa and more great recipes to try.

BBQ Chicken Sliders

BBQ Chicken Sliders

BBQ Chicken Sliders

Brining the chicken overnight helps make it taste exceptionally good. Plus, it’s so tender, it melts in your mouth. —Rachel Kunkel, Schell City, Missouri

Roast Beef and Gravy

Roast Beef and Gravy

Roast Beef and Gravy

"This is by far the simplest way to make roast beef and gravy," assures Abby Metzger of Larchwood, Iowa. "On busy days, I can put this main dish in the slow cooker and forget about it. My family likes it with mashed potatoes and fruit salad."

Shredded French Dip

Shredded French Dip

Shredded French Dip

A chuck roast slow-simmered in a beefy broth is delicious when shredded and spooned onto rolls. I serve the cooking juices in individual cups for dipping. —Carla Kimball, Callaway, Nebraska

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Pizza Soup with Garlic Toast Croutons

Pizza Soup with Garlic Toast Croutons

Pizza Soup with Garlic Toast Croutons

This comforting soup satisfies our pizza cravings. It's super versatile, too, as I sometimes substitute light Italian sausage for the chicken or add a little Parmesan cheese. Go nuts and add all your favorite pizza toppings! —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, TX

Slow Cooker Cheddar Bacon Ale Dip

Slow Cooker Cheddar Bacon Ale Dip

Slow Cooker Cheddar Bacon Ale Dip

My tangy, smoky dip won the top prize at our office party recipe contest. Other beers can work, but steer clear of dark varieties. —Ashley Lecker, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Game-Stopper Chili

Game-Stopper Chili

Game-Stopper Chili

This hearty chili with sausage, beef, beans and barley is perfect for the half-time food rush. People actually cheer when they see me coming with my slow cooker! —Barbara Lento, Houston, PA
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