“Looking for hassle-free meals that fit your busy schedule? These satisfying suppers have you covered. Just toss the ingredients into your slow cooker and let it do the work. And it’s not just soups and stews – you can also make tender meats, pulled chicken, and flavorful pork recipes perfect for tacos or sandwiches. From classic comfort food like meatloaf and macaroni and cheese to regional specialties like Slow Cooker Cornbread Stuffing, BBQ Brisket, Chicken and Cornbread Dumplings, and Brisket Tacos with Summer Salsa – your slow cooker can handle it all.Whether you’re feeding a crowd or having a quiet dinner at home, our collection of delicious slow cooker recipes makes weeknight suppers and weekend entertaining a breeze. With your Crock Pot, the possibilities are endless, and cooking becomes virtually effortless.”
1 Harissa White Bean Stew with Turmeric Yogurt
Sarah DiGregorio, the cookbook author, has a clever way to make her hearty white bean stew even more delicious. She uses harissa, a spicy ingredient, not just once but twice. First, she lets it simmer in the slow cooker, allowing the stew to soak up all those rich flavors. Then, right at the end, she adds a bit more harissa to give the dish an extra kick of spiciness. This stew is not only tasty but also convenient. You can prepare it ahead of time and store it in the fridge for up to four days, making it the perfect meal to make in advance. With this recipe, you get both ease and a lingering, flavorful taste that you'll savor long after you've finished your meal.
2 Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja
This Cuban stew is like a burst of amazing flavors, filled with tender shredded steak, juicy tomatoes, and tasty olives. What's even cooler is that you can make it up to two days ahead of when you plan to eat it. Just think about how handy that is – having this delicious stew all set in your fridge, with the flavors getting better as time goes on. When you're ready to dig in, just warm it up, and you'll enjoy the rich, delicious taste that's been getting even better while you were busy doing other stuff. It shows how food can become even more awesome when you give it some extra time to soak up all those yummy flavors. So, take it easy – let this Cuban stew be your secret weapon for easy, tasty meals.
3 Slow Cooker Turkey Chili
Thisslow-cooked chili recipe is wonderfully uncomplicated and incredibly flavorful. It's a fantastic way to make the most of leftover turkey without breaking a sweat in the kitchen. The addition of cornmeal not only thickens the chili but also imparts a delightful toasty corn essence to the dish. Opt for fine cornmeal to ensure a velvety smooth texture. The beauty of this recipe lies in its convenience—you can assemble it later in the morning, then let it gently simmer throughout the afternoon, resulting in a chili that's flawlessly prepared and ready to savor come dinnertime.
4 Spaghetti Casserole
Spaghetti is delicious no matter how you make it, but making aspaghetti bake or casserole takes it to the next level. This easy slow-cooker version of Spaghetti Casserole includes all your favorite ingredients. When you layer everything and let it cook for a few hours, the flavors mix together beautifully. You'll notice the tasty, smoky hints from the fire-roasted tomatoes, and you'll smell the basil and Italian seasoning. The Cheddar cheese turns into a yummy crust, and the freshly grated Parmesan adds just the perfect amount of salty goodness.
5 Honey-Apricot-Glazed Chicken
This dish is made special with a bit of sweet goodness from honey and apricot brandy in its tasty broth. Even after it simmers for a while, this liquid is used to make a sauce that's mixed with butter and poured over the chicken when you serve it. If you pair this dish with basmati rice, it goes really well with the sweet honey glaze. You'll really enjoy the mix of sweet and savory flavors in our yummy Honey-Apricot-Glazed Chicken. Plus, the slow cooker does most of the cooking for you, which makes it even better.