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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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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

Slow Cooker Barbacoa

Slow Cooker Barbacoa

Slow Cooker Barbacoa

My husband adores this beef roast simmered in lime juice, chipotle and cumin. He would eat it one a week if I would make it that often! We have it over rice with cilantro and a spritz of lime. —Aundrea McCormick, Denver, Colorado
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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."

Creole Black Beans 'n' Sausage

Creole Black Beans 'n' Sausage

Creole Black Beans 'n' Sausage

Cheryl Landers can easily add a Louisiana entree to her LaTour, Missouri table any day of the week. “I brown the meat, cut up veggies and measure spices the night before, and then assemble and start it cooking the next morning,” she pens. “When I get home, I make the rice…and dinner is served!”

46 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

46 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

46 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

Turn to these easy slow cooker recipes for the best set-it-and-forget-it meals. Explore ideas for dinner, appetizers and dessert.

Hearty Cabbage Patch Stew

Hearty Cabbage Patch Stew

Hearty Cabbage Patch Stew

Our family loves this hearty stew. I like to serve steaming helping in old-fashioned soup plates with thick crusty slices of homemade bread. To get the 11 cups of chopped cabbage for this stew, you'll need to start with a small head of cabbage, about 2 to 2-1/2 pounds. Or for quicker prep, substitute coleslaw mix from the produce department.—Karen Ann Bland, Gove, Kansas

36 Delicious Dump and Go Recipes

36 Delicious Dump and Go Recipes

36 Delicious Dump and Go Recipes

It’s the easiest way to cook! Just dump your ingredients into the slow cooker. Then sit back and let these amazing breakfasts, apps, dinners and desserts make themselves.

Savory Beef Sandwiches

Savory Beef Sandwiches

Savory Beef Sandwiches

Before heading to work in the morning (I'm a dental assistant), I'll get this going in the slow cooker. Then it's all ready to serve - usually with hard rolls and potato salad or another salad - as soon as my husband and I walk in. When my son - one of three children...24, 22 and 19 - moved to another state recently, I cut up beef roast in smaller portions, repackaged it and sent seasonings for a two-person slow cooker as his housewarming present. -Lynn Williamson, Hayward, Wisconsin

Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy

Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy

Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy

Tender cubes of beef are treated to a burgundy wine sauce and savory vegetables in Sherri Mott's robust entree. "I made this often when I worked full-time," she writes from New Carlisle, Indiana. "It's good over noodles or mashed potatoes."

Slow Cooker Beef au Jus

Slow Cooker Beef au Jus

Slow Cooker Beef au Jus

It's easy to fix this roast, which has lots of onion flavor. Sometimes I also add cubed potatoes and baby carrots to the slow cooker to make a terrific meal plus leftovers. —Carol Hille, Grand Junction, Colorado
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