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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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Before leaving for work, Carol Allen of McLeansboro, Illinois often puts these ingredients in the slow cooker. "Supper is ready when I get home," she notes. "This recipe is also good to take to a potluck or family get-together."
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Top 10 Slow Cooker Recipes

Top 10 Slow Cooker Recipes

Top 10 Slow Cooker Recipes

We are smitten with our slow cooker for so many reasons. It makes cozy comfort food in the winter—and it doesn’t heat up the house in the summer. Here's our absolute best recipes for this go-to kitchen gadget.

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

Chili Coney Dogs

Chili Coney Dogs

Chili Coney Dogs

Everyone in our family, from smallest kids to oldest adults, loves these hot dogs. They're so easy to throw together in the morning, or even the night before. —Michele Harris, Vicksburg, Michigan
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25 Slow Cooker Recipes to Bring to Your Next Potluck

25 Slow Cooker Recipes to Bring to Your Next Potluck

25 Slow Cooker Recipes to Bring to Your Next Potluck

Your slow cooker makes it easy to prepare food for parties, and these potluck recipes fit the bill. The crowd-pleasing appetizers, main dishes, drinks and desserts all feed 12 or more!

Honey Pineapple Chicken

Honey Pineapple Chicken

Honey Pineapple Chicken

I adapted a dinnertime favorite for my slow cooker because it’s so much easier to do the preparation in advance, then let the chicken cook on its own while I do other things. Your family will love the combination of sweet and savory flavors. —Carol Gillespie, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Sesame Pork Ribs

Sesame Pork Ribs

Sesame Pork Ribs

No one ever believes how little effort it takes to make these tender, juicy ribs. The flavor of the lightly sweet and tangy sauce penetrates through the meat as the ribs simmer in the slow cooker. -Sandy Alexander, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Spicy Kielbasa Soup

Spicy Kielbasa Soup

Spicy Kielbasa Soup

Red pepper flakes bring a little zip to this hearty soup that's full of good-for-you ingredients. Should you have any left over, this soup is great reheated, after flavors have had time to blend. I like to serve steaming bowls of it with rye bread. —Carol Custer, Clifton Park, New York

Beef Burgundy with Noodles

Beef Burgundy with Noodles

Beef Burgundy with Noodles

To save time, the night before serving this tasty dish, Mary Jo Nikolaus in Mansfield, Ohio trims the meat, cuts up the vegetables and stores in the fridge in separate containers. Prep takes only minutes next morning. At night, she simply cooks the noodles and bakes some cheesy garlic toast to complete her warm, hearty, fuss-free meal!

Slow Cooker Superstars

Slow Cooker Superstars

Slow Cooker Superstars

Meet the bloggers at sixsistersstuff.com, here to lend a hand with their top slow-cooked dishes. They're talking juicy Italian beef, fork-tender ribs—even a kid-approved Cobb salad.

Satisfying Beef Stew

Satisfying Beef Stew

Satisfying Beef Stew

This beef stew is so hearty and tastes even better the next day—if there are leftovers! It goes great with corn bread or any crusty loaf. —Abbey Mueller, Enid, Oklahoma

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes

Dinner's ready! With just 5 ingredients or fewer, you can slow cook your way to an easy meal. This collection of slow cooker recipes includes chicken, turkey, brisket, pork, kielbasa and more great recipes to try.

Creamy Swiss Steak

Creamy Swiss Steak

Creamy Swiss Steak

"When I was working, I'd put this Swiss steak in the slow cooker before I left for the day," recalls Gloria Carpenter of Bancroft, Michigan. A creamy mushroom sauce made with canned soup nicely flavors the tender round steak. "It's delicious and so simple to make."

Simple Tender Pork Chops

Simple Tender Pork Chops

Simple Tender Pork Chops

“My family has enjoyed these simple pork chops for years,” writes Patricia Dick from her home in Anderson, Indiana. “They are so tender and juicy, the meat falls right off the bone!”

Slow-Cooked Asian Chicken

Slow-Cooked Asian Chicken

Slow-Cooked Asian Chicken

Extremely tender chicken is smothered in a dark, flavorful sauce in this easy and elegant entree. It's so nice to find another tantalizing way to serve chicken. Sprinkled with almonds, this is a dish I proudly serve to family or guests. -Ruth Seitz, Columbus Junction, Iowa
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