Slow Cooker Recipes

Need to cook dinner but short on prep time? Take it slow! These slow-cooked meals including recipes for chicken, turkey, brisket as well as light and healthy options are a super dinner fix. We also have slow cooker recipes for soups, sauces, and even dessert!

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Slow-Cooker Pot Roast

Rating: 3 stars 6536
All you need to make this hearty and delicious slow-cooker pot roast is beef chuck, onions, carrots, Worcestershire sauce, and a touch of cornstarch. It's an all-in-one meal that makes clean up a breeze. Just set it and forget it, the slow cooker does the work. You'll make this recipe again and again, it's so easy and so good.

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The only thing better than a nearly effortless dinner is the smell of it simmering all day long.

18 Family-Friendly Slow-Cooker Recipes to Make for Dinner

Prep, set, and relax. Eight hours later, one of these delicious slow-cooker dishes will be ready for you and your loved ones to enjoy.
By Kelly Vaughan

Loaded Slow-Cooker Baked Potatoes

Rating: 3 stars 576
Here a baked potato dish provides enough sustenance to make a meal in itself. Start this in the morning.

Easy Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

Rating: 3.5 stars 18
No barbecue sauce here! Smoky chipotle chiles in adobo set this pulled pork apart. Martha made this recipe on Cooking School episode 402. It comes from our book, "One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot, and More."

Beef Stew

Rating: 3 stars 2254
Two simple steps is all it takes to make this comforting, classic beef stew recipe. We skip browning the meat and instead use tomato paste and balsamic vinegar to amp up the flavor. This recipe also works well in the slow cooker if you prefer.

Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Rating: 3 stars 2060
Making corned beef and cabbage in the slow cooker is the easiest way to enjoy this St. Patrick's Day favorite without having to watch over a simmering pot on the stove. There's just 15 minutes of prep, and then the slow cooker takes over, cooking the meat and vegetables for up to eight hours. Adding the cabbage wedges toward the end of the cooking time ensures they'll be green and tender.

Shredded Beef Chuck Roast

Rating: 3.5 stars 243
Because a beef chuck roast has lots of connective tissue, long, slow cooking turns the meat juicy and almost satiny in texture. In fact, it's reason alone to own a slow cooker.

Slow-Cooker Bacon Jam

Rating: 3.5 stars 2145
Spread this savory bacon jam on bread for a holiday appetizer and send your guests home with a jar.

Classic Pot Roast for the Slow Cooker

Rating: 3 stars 124
For a classic pot roast—a tough cut of beef braised until succulent and tender—we start with a well-marbled chuck. Pair it with familiar carrots and potatoes and place in the slow cooker. This recipe comes from Martha's latest book "One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot, and More."

Slow-Cooker Brisket and Onions

Rating: 3.5 stars 1502
Braising in a slow cooker turns a tough, less-expensive cut of beef into a flavorful, hearty meal that's ideal for Passover and sure to become a family favorite.

Jimmy Fallon's Crock-Pot Chili

Rating: 3.5 stars 1918
This easy Crock-Pot chili recipe is courtesy of comedian Jimmy Fallon.

Inspiration and Ideas

23 Slow-Cooker Recipes That You Can Turn to All Year Long
There's nothing like the slow cooker for preparing comfort food. The appliance's steady, even heat turns out succulent meat every time, tenderizing tougher cuts such as flank steak and beef chuck. It excels at making soup and chili, too—and it's the go-to appliance for home cooks looking to get a head start on dinner prep. We love its set-it-and-forget-it dependability, which is why we're sharing our favorite slow cooker meals; they include everything from classics like pot roast and corned beef and cabbage to dinner party-worthy chicken dishes, fish stew, vegetarian entrées, and even dessert.
15 Healthy Slow-Cooker Dinner Recipes to Make on Chilly Winter Nights
Bold flavors and nutrient-dense ingredients define these delicious and healthy slow-cooker recipes, which include bean soup, fish curry, and braised chicken with garlic.
Korean Beef Chuck Roast

Season the beef with salt and pepper the evening before and refrigerate covered for the best flavor throughout this Korean Beef Chuck Roast. You can also shred the slow-cooked meat to make delicious Korean Beef Tacos.