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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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23 Slow Cooker Side Dishes to the Rescue

23 Slow Cooker Side Dishes to the Rescue

23 Slow Cooker Side Dishes to the Rescue

Busy week? Make it easier with prep-ahead crockpot side dishes filled with good-for-you veggies, cheesy potatoes and bacony goodness.

Pork Chili Verde

Pork Chili Verde

Pork Chili Verde

Pork slowly stews with jalapenos, onion, green enchilada sauce and spices in this flavor-packed Mexican dish. It's great on its own or stuffed in a warm tortilla with sour cream, grated cheese or olives on the side. —Kimberly Burke, Chico, California

Slow Cooker Cider

Slow Cooker Cider

Slow Cooker Cider

There's no last-minute rush before the party when you slowly simmer this punch. It has all the tantalizing flavors of fall. —Alpha Wilson, Roswell, New Mexico
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Our Favorite Slow Cooker Beef Recipes

Our Favorite Slow Cooker Beef Recipes

Our Favorite Slow Cooker Beef Recipes

Have a busy day ahead? Put your crock pot to work! Our favorite slow cooker beef recipes boast major flavor. Think sizzling fajitas, cozy stews, rich brisket, BBQ, and beyond.

Meat Sauce for Spaghetti

Meat Sauce for Spaghetti

Meat Sauce for Spaghetti

Here's a thick, hearty sauce that turns ordinary spaghetti and garlic bread into a filling feast. When I'm in a hurry, I make this slow cooker recipe in an electric frying pan instead. —Mary Tallman, Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin

Coconut-Pecan Sweet Potatoes

Coconut-Pecan Sweet Potatoes

Coconut-Pecan Sweet Potatoes

These delicious sweet potatoes cook effortlessly in the slow cooker so you can tend to other things. Coconut gives this classic a fresh twist. —Raquel Haggard, Edmond, Oklahoma

Creamed Corn

Creamed Corn

Creamed Corn

Five ingredients are all you'll need for my popular dinner accompaniment. It's wonderful no matter what the occasion is. Try it on a barbecue buffet or holiday menu. —Barbara Brizendine, Harrisonville, Missouri

German-Style Short Ribs

German-Style Short Ribs

German-Style Short Ribs

Our whole family is excited when I plug in the slow cooker to make these fall-off-the-bone tender ribs. We like them served over rice or egg noodles. Husband Mark and I have eight children, ages 16 years to 3 months, whom I homeschool.

46 Slow Cooker Recipes for Two

46 Slow Cooker Recipes for Two

46 Slow Cooker Recipes for Two

Cooking for two? These small-batch slow cooker recipes yield four servings or fewer. Enjoy dinner tonight and lunch tomorrow, or freeze half for another meal. Either way, you won't be chowing stew for days.

Italian Beef Hoagies

Italian Beef Hoagies

Italian Beef Hoagies

You'll need just five ingredients to feed a crowd these tender tangy sandwiches. On weekends, I start the roast the night before, so I can shred it in the morning. —Lori Piatt, Danville, Illinois

60 Favorite Slow Cooker Pork Recipes

60 Favorite Slow Cooker Pork Recipes

60 Favorite Slow Cooker Pork Recipes

Our favorite dinners are easy, flavorful and satisfying. These slow cooker pork recipes cook while you go about your business. Sit down to a savory meal of burritos, ribs, soups, pork chops, sandwiches and even meatballs.

Tangy Barbecue Sandwiches

Tangy Barbecue Sandwiches

Tangy Barbecue Sandwiches

Since I prepare the beef for these robust sandwiches in the slow cooker, it's easy to fix a meal for a hungry bunch. The savory homemade sauce assures I come home with no leftovers. —Debbi Smith, Crossett, Arkansas

Favorite Italian Beef Sandwiches

Favorite Italian Beef Sandwiches

Favorite Italian Beef Sandwiches

I'm a paramedic/firefighter, and slow-cooked recipes like this one suit my unpredictable schedule. My husband and children and the hungry bunch at the firehouse love these robust sandwiches that have a little zip. —Kris Swihart, Perrysburg, Ohio

Slow-Cooked Barbecued Beef Brisket

Slow-Cooked Barbecued Beef Brisket

Slow-Cooked Barbecued Beef Brisket

"I enjoy fixing a sit-down meal for my husband and myself every evening, so this entree is often on the menu," writes Anita Keppinger from Philomath, Oregon. "It's fairly inexpensive and takes little effort to prepare. The tender beef tastes wonderful."
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