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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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With this creamy dip, I can get my daughters to eat spinach and artichokes. We serve it with chips, toasted pita bread or fresh veggies. —Jennifer Stowell, Smithville, Missouri
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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

Balsamic Beef Hoagies

Balsamic Beef Hoagies

Balsamic Beef Hoagies

All my boys (big and small) like sandwiches, and balsamic beef is a welcome change from pulled barbecue chicken. We use leftovers in quesadillas, on pizza or with rice. You can find more family-friendly recipes at my blog, theseasonedmom.com. —Blair Lonergan, Rochelle, Virginia

Soy-Ginger Pot Roast

Soy-Ginger Pot Roast

Soy-Ginger Pot Roast

My husband really likes roast beef, and I really like my slow cooker. I brought in Asian influences for an all-day pot roast with some oomph. —Lisa Varner, El Paso, TX

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Slow-Cooked Barbecued Pork Sandwiches

Slow-Cooked Barbecued Pork Sandwiches

Slow-Cooked Barbecued Pork Sandwiches

These saucy sandwiches are great for a hungry crowd and easy to prepare. Once the meat is cooked, just keep it warm in the slow cooker until it’s time to serve. —Kim Wallace, Dennison, Ohio

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

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.
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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

Mediterranean Pot Roast Dinner

Mediterranean Pot Roast Dinner

Mediterranean Pot Roast Dinner

I first made this recipe one cold winter day. My family (adults, kids and dogs) were having a blast sledding and playing in the snow all day, and when we came inside supper was ready! This pot roast is perfect served with mashed potatoes, rice or crusty dinner rolls.—Holly Battiste, Barrington, New Jersey

Brisket with Cranberry-Horseradish Gravy

Brisket with Cranberry-Horseradish Gravy

Brisket with Cranberry-Horseradish Gravy

Need a fix-it-and-forget-it entree for Christmas? Give this slow-cooker specialty a try. I like to serve it with boiled red potatoes.—Jeannie Mangan, Spokane, Washington

Hot Holiday Cider

Hot Holiday Cider

Hot Holiday Cider

This warming, slightly tart cider is perfect for a holiday open house. It fills the room with a wonderful aroma.—Cindy Tobin, West Bend, Wisconsin

Italian Sausage & Kale Soup

Italian Sausage & Kale Soup

Italian Sausage & Kale Soup

The first time I made this colorful soup, our home smelled wonderful. We knew it was a keeper to see us through cold winter days. —Sarah Stombaugh, Chicago, Illinois

Potluck Candied Sweet Potatoes

Potluck Candied Sweet Potatoes

Potluck Candied Sweet Potatoes

To make it easier to bring this traditional Southern staple to a potluck or gathering, I updated it so that it can be cooked in a slow cooker. It's hard to go wrong with candied sweet potatoes when it comes to pleasing a crowd.—Deirdre Dee Cox, Kansas City, Missouri

Louisiana Round Steak

Louisiana Round Steak

Louisiana Round Steak

This beefy main dish is always a big hit with the men in our family. After simmering in a slow cooker, the steak takes on a robust taste, and the filling portions are just what we love.—Megan Rohlck, Vermillion, South Dakota



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."

Polynesian Ham Sandwiches

Polynesian Ham Sandwiches

Polynesian Ham Sandwiches

The sweetness of the brown sugar and pineapple combined with the tanginess of the Dijon mustard are a perfect match in this tasty sandwich filling.—Jackie A. Smulski, Lyons, Illinois

Beef Stew Provencal

Beef Stew Provencal

Beef Stew Provencal

When I was young, my favorite food to order in a restaurant was beef stew. My mother and I decided to create our own and experimented with different ingredients until we came up with this recipe. Everyone liked this slow cooker version so much that now it's a tradition every time the whole family is together.—Chelsey Larsen, Sparks, Nevada

Slow Cooker Bacon Mac & Cheese

Slow Cooker Bacon Mac & Cheese

Slow Cooker Bacon Mac & Cheese

I’m all about easy slow-cooker meals. Using more cheese than ever, I’ve developed an addictive spin on this casserole favorite. —Kristen Heigl, Staten Island, NY
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