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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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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
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Cheesy Meatballs

Cheesy Meatballs

Cheesy Meatballs

Can meatballs be lucky? My guys think so, and they want them for game time. My beef, sausage and cheese recipe has a big fan following. —Jill Hill, Dixon, Illinois

Southwest Shredded Pork Salad

Southwest Shredded Pork Salad

Southwest Shredded Pork Salad

Mary Shivers of Ada, Oklahoma, makes a knockout shredded pork, served in tortillas. Turn it into a hearty salad of pork, greens, black beans and other Southwestern sprinklings. —Mary Shivers, Ada, Oklahoma

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

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Red Clam Sauce

Red Clam Sauce

Red Clam Sauce

“This recipe tastes like it's been slaved over all day. Instead, it cooks while you do other things.” What a great way to jazz up pasta sauce! JoAnn Brown - LaTrobe, Pennsylvania

Shrimp Chowder

Shrimp Chowder

Shrimp Chowder

In Gretna, Louisiana, Will Zunino simmers this rich and creamy creation in his slow cooker. Because the chowder is ready in less than four hours, it can be prepared in the afternoon and served to dinner guests that night.

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
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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

Tomato-Basil Steak

Tomato-Basil Steak

Tomato-Basil Steak

I use basil and bell peppers from my herb and vegetable garden to make this dish. It's so easy to prepare and so rich and delicious.—Sheryl Little, Sherwood, Arkansas

Slow Cooker Honey Granola

Slow Cooker Honey Granola

Slow Cooker Honey Granola

It's so simple to put this granola together, and it really helps with breakfast on busy mornings. Change up the fruits to fit your preferences or the seasons. —Arisa Cupp, Warren, Oregon

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

Curried Ham & Split Pea Soup

Curried Ham & Split Pea Soup

Curried Ham & Split Pea Soup

This soup is great for stocking in the freezer and the curry gives it a warmer flavor, which goes so nicely with the salty ham. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

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

Stuffed Flank Steak

Stuffed Flank Steak

Stuffed Flank Steak

Diane Hixon's elegant slow-cooked meal is worthy of company. "I like to make it on special occasions," she writes from Niceville, Florida. "The tender steak cuts easily into appetizing spirals for serving, and extra stuffing cooks conveniently in a foil packet on top of the steak."

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

Hawaiian Kielbasa Sandwiches

Hawaiian Kielbasa Sandwiches

Hawaiian Kielbasa Sandwiches

If you are looking for a different way to use kielbasa, the sweet and mildly spicy flavor of these sandwiches is a nice change of pace.—Judy Dames, Bridgeville, Pennsylvania

Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider

Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider

Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider

Spiced with cinnamon sticks, allspice and caramel, this warm-you-up sipper is sure to chase away winter's chill. Serve brimming mugs of the hot beverage alongside a platter of festive cookies at your next holiday gathering. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Mushroom Pork Ragout

Mushroom Pork Ragout

Mushroom Pork Ragout

Savory, slow-cooked pork is luscious draped in a delightful tomato gravy and served over noodles. Connie McDowell of Greenwood, Delaware says, “It’s a nice change from regular pork roast. I serve it with broccoli or green beans on the side.”
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