Slow Cooker Recipes

This collection of convenient slow cooker meals has everything from slow-cooker burritos, to pasta dishes, roasts, casseroles, stews, soups and more.

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Meaty Slow-Cooked Jambalaya

Sure makes life easy having this wonderful, full-of-flavor dish stashed away in the freezer! Another plus, you throw it all in the crock pot. No skillet necessary.—Diane Smith, Pine Mountain, Georgia
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Cheddar Creamed Corn

Cheddar Creamed Corn

Cheddar Creamed Corn

I brought this super-easy recipe to a school potluck once and it was gone in no time. I’ve been asked to bring it to every function since. —Jessica Maxwell, Omaha, Nebraska

Meat Loaf with Chili Sauce

Meat Loaf with Chili Sauce

Meat Loaf with Chili Sauce

I used to serve this meatloaf in my cafe—everyone asked for it. And it's definitely requested at home, too. —Robert Cox, Las Cruces, NM

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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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

Chocolate Peanut Drops

Chocolate Peanut Drops

Chocolate Peanut Drops

This is a recipe that I got from a friend, who got it from her sister, and between the three of us we've handed it out everywhere! The chocolatey candies couldn't be easier to make in the slow cooker and depending on the size of your spoon, you can get at least several dozen candies from this one recipe. So easy and great for gifts.—Anita Bell, Hermitage, Tennessee

Country-Style Pork Loin with Gravy

Country-Style Pork Loin with Gravy

Country-Style Pork Loin with Gravy

This slow cooker recipe is a perfect end to the day. Serve mashed potatoes as a comforting side and the meal is complete!—Corina Flansberg, Carson City, Nevada

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

Chicken with Apple-Chardonnay Gravy

Chicken with Apple-Chardonnay Gravy

Chicken with Apple-Chardonnay Gravy

I create all my own recipes by experimenting with various ingredients in the kitchen. I love this savory slow cooker chicken dish because it's easy, affordable and fills the house with awesome aromas that make your mouth water.—Theresa Retelle, Appleton, Wisconsin

Apple-Cinnamon Pork Loin

Apple-Cinnamon Pork Loin

Apple-Cinnamon Pork Loin

I love making this slow-cooked dish for chilly fall dinners with my family—the comforting apple-cinnamon aroma fills our whole house. The pork roast tastes even better served with homemade mashed potatoes.—Rachel Schultz, Lansing, Michigan

Peachy Spiced Cider

Peachy Spiced Cider

Peachy Spiced Cider

Welcome guests with the inviting aroma of this warm beverage. I served this spiced cider at a cookie exchange and received so many compliments. Everyone enjoyed the subtle peach flavor. —Rose Harman, Hays, Kansas

Cheddar Creamed Corn

Cheddar Creamed Corn

Cheddar Creamed Corn

I brought this super-easy recipe to a school potluck once and it was gone in no time. I’ve been asked to bring it to every function since. —Jessica Maxwell, Omaha, Nebraska

Saucy BBQ Chicken Thighs

Saucy BBQ Chicken Thighs

Saucy BBQ Chicken Thighs

Barbecued chicken gets a makeover in this recipe. The combination of ingredients makes for a mellow flavor that tastes more grown up than the original. It's great over rice, pasta or potatoes. —Sharon Fritz, Morristown, TN

Slow-Cooked Hot Fruit Salad

Slow-Cooked Hot Fruit Salad

Slow-Cooked Hot Fruit Salad

My old-fashioned fruit salad is convenient to make in the slow cooker when your oven and stovetop are occupied with other dishes. It's delicious alongside roasted meats, or even served over pound cake for dessert. —Debbie Kimbrough, Lexington, Mississippi

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."

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.

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

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
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