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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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Slow Cooker Sweet-and-Sour Pork

One of my biggest temptations is Chinese food, so I lightened up one of our family's favorite take-out dishes. It was so quick to throw together and even saved us some calories. —Elyse Ellis, Layton, Utah
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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 Cooker Sweet & Spicy Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy Pulled Pork

While I don't enjoy drinking beer, I love cooking with it. This quick recipe also goes great on plain hamburger buns with a side of slaw. —Renee Herrington, Plano, Texas

Slow Cooker BBQ Ham Sandwiches

Slow Cooker BBQ Ham Sandwiches

Slow Cooker BBQ Ham Sandwiches

Friends love these barbecue sandwiches and often ask me to make them. Since they're always a hit, we double the recipe and serve them at potlucks. —Dana Knox, Butler, Pennsylvania

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Christmas Carol Ham

Christmas Carol Ham

Christmas Carol Ham

This slow-cooked entree is tender and delicious with regular or turkey ham. "My family loves this dish," writes Julie Williquette of Hartselle, Alabama. "Simmered in pineapple juice, the ham slices are so flavorful."

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

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
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Shredded Chicken Gyros

Shredded Chicken Gyros

Shredded Chicken Gyros

Our family has no links to Greece of any kind, but we always have such a great time at Salt Lake City's annual Greek Festival. One of my favorite parts is all the awesome food. This meal is a good way to mix up our menu, and my kids are big fans. —Camille Beckstrand, Layton, Utah

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

Spicy Seafood Stew

Spicy Seafood Stew

Spicy Seafood Stew

“This zippy stew is very easy and quick to prepare,” promises Bonnie Marlow of Ottoville, Ohio. “The hardest part is peeling and dicing the potatoes, and even that can be done the night before.” TIP: “Just place the potatoes in water and store them in the refrigerator overnight to speed up assembly the next day,” Bonnie recommends.

Warm Pomegranate Punch

Warm Pomegranate Punch

Warm Pomegranate Punch

If you're looking for something special to serve on a chilly evening, try this warming punch. It has a subtle tea flavor, and the juices create just the right balance of sweet and tart.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Herbed Chicken & Spinach Soup

Herbed Chicken & Spinach Soup

Herbed Chicken & Spinach Soup

I love this slow cooker dish because it combines some of my favorite ingredients, such as savory spices, kidney beans and fresh spinach. To create a hearty meal, I eat the chicken soup with a side of crusty bread slathered in butter.—Tanya MacDonald, Antigonish County, Nova Scotia

Lentil and Pasta Stew

Lentil and Pasta Stew

Lentil and Pasta Stew

Warm up with a big bowl of this stick-to-your-ribs stew that’s chock-full of chopped smoked sausage, hearty veggies and tender lentils. It’s terrific with oven-fresh baked bread. —Geraldine Saucier, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Jalapeno Popper & Sausage Dip

Jalapeno Popper & Sausage Dip

Jalapeno Popper & Sausage Dip

My workplace had an appetizer contest, and I won it with my jalapeno and cheese dip. Every time I take it anywhere, folks empty the slow cooker. —B Slabik, Dilworth, Minnesota

Grandma Schwartz's Rouladen

Grandma Schwartz's Rouladen

Grandma Schwartz's Rouladen

This was one of my Grandma Schwartz's recipes. Grandpa Schwartz was a German butcher and this was one of his (and our) favorite meals. It's an extra-special beef entree when served with mashed potatoes made with butter and sour cream.—Lynda Sharai, Summer Lake, Oregon

Slow Cooked Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

Slow Cooked Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

Slow Cooked Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

In Harkers Island, North Carolina, Judith Waxman prepares a tart and tangy fruit sauce that's excellent over pound cake or ice cream. "I've served this rosy-colored mixture many times and gotten rave reviews from friends and family," she assures.

Cranberry BBQ Pulled Pork

Cranberry BBQ Pulled Pork

Cranberry BBQ Pulled Pork

Cranberry sauce adds a yummy twist on traditional pulled pork my family can't get enough of! The pork cooks to tender perfection in the slow cooker, which also makes this dish conveniently portable. —Carrie Wiegand, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa

Sweet Onion & Red Bell Pepper Topping

Sweet Onion & Red Bell Pepper Topping

Sweet Onion & Red Bell Pepper Topping

As soon as the spring Vidalia onions hit the market, this is one of the first recipes I make. I use it on hot dogs, bruschetta, cream cheese and crackers. It is so versatile. —Pat Hockett, Ocala, Florida
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