Ree Drummond Loves to Make These 10 Slow Cooker Meals

We've pulled together a tasty collection of slow cooker meals, all inspired by the Pioneer Woman herself!

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Ree Drummond is the Queen of comfort food. She spends long days working on the ranch, raising her family and filming the Pioneer Woman, so what she needs is simple! It’s no wonder she loves to use the good ol’ slow cooker.

Here’s a list of slow cooker meal ideas inspired by Ree that you can incorporate into your busy days.

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Broccoli Cheese Soup

Ree Drummond doesn’t love to do too much prep work ahead of time. In her own words: “I just want to sling it in the slow cooker and be done.” We’d have to agree! This ooey-gooey broccoli cheese soup will warm your belly—and takes almost no work to make.
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Barbecued Ribs

Is there anything more heavenly than fall-off-the-bone tender ribs? On her blog, Ree says that the trick is not to add the sauce to the slow cooker while they’re cooking, but instead add it after they’re done, or risk a watery mess rather than a rich sauce. If you’re looking for more recipes, you must try this Pioneer Woman’s pot roast recipe.
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Mashed Potatoes

We have to say, slow cooker mashed potatoes might be the best thing to happen to Thanksgiving dinner since cranberry sauce in a can! Just toss the potatoes in with some water and seasonings and let them work their magic.
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Hearty Lasagna

On her show, Ree always talks about how she needs hearty foods to feed her hard-working family and keep them happy. It’s no wonder why this slow cooker lasagna is one of her go-to meals.

Need more weeknight dinner recipes? Here are meals that can be on your table in 30 minutes—or less.

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Beef Stew

This belly-warming beef stew would be a great main course for any night of the week. It’ll leave your family satisfied—and it’s so easy you’ll have more time to spend talking and relaxing.
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Garlic Chicken and Broccoli

Feel like making a meal on the lighter side? This chicken and vegetable medley laid over a bed of rice is just what you need. We love when eating healthy is simple!
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Boston Beans

Baked beans are perfect for a potluck—throw everything in the slow cooker the night before and let ’em cook. (People will think you worked for hours, but your secret is safe with us.)

Barbecue goes hand in hand with baked beans. Pair your beans with the USA’s best BBQ.

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White Bean Chicken Chili

This white chicken chili is perfect for when you’re short on time. You heat a few ingredients in a skillet, then toss everything in the slow cooker and let it work its magic. Does life get any better than that?
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Root Beer Pulled Pork

The best pulled pork is cooked low and slow over a long period of time, which is why it’s the perfect dish to make in your Crock-Pot. Though our recipe calls for root beer or cola, you can pretty much use any soda you’d like. (Ree prefers Dr. Pepper!)
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Beef Brisket

It’s recipes like this slow cooker beef brisket that make it possible for moms everywhere to tap into their superwoman abilities. Between work, soccer practice, dance classes, cleaning the house and more, I don’t know what I would do without a slow cooker!

Kaila Harmon
Kaila Harmon is a California native who has a deep passion for writing that has been with her from a young age. She owns a small business in which she creates various handmade home decor pieces and novelties that showcase the beauty and humor in everyday life. Before owning her small business, she obtained a Yoga Teacher Certificate and has taught both yoga and meditation off and on throughout the past ten years.