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: 3.18 stars
Get a head start on dinner with this fresh take on a slow-simmered, all-in-one meal that makes clean-up a breeze.

11 Slow-Cooker Soup and Stew Recipes to Warm Your Body and Soul

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

There are days when you want to lose yourself in the kitchen, enjoying the hours spent standing over the stove. And then there are all of the other days of the year. When your calendar is packed -- or when you simply want a satisfying supper -- let your slow cooker handle dinner duties. These easy (and easy-to-clean-up) recipes prove that you can create flavor-packed, hearty meals with a little prep and the flip of a switch.
By Kelly Vaughan

Loaded Slow-Cooker Baked Potatoes

Rating: 2.98 stars
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: 3.72 stars
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."

Classic Pot Roast for the Slow Cooker

Rating: 3.2 stars
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 White-Bean Soup

There's butternut squash, leeks, and spinach as well as white beans in this hearty, rich, and flavorful vegetarian soup. It's a recipe that proves the slow cooker is as well suited to vegetable recipes as to big pieces of meat.

Beef Stew

Rating: 3.19 stars
You can make this beef stew in the oven or a slow cooker. Either way, in two simple steps, you will have a warming, wholesome, and wonderfully flavorful meal.

Slow-Cooker Cinnamon Buns

Yes, you can "bake" cinnamon buns in a slow cooker! The machine seals in moisture, making these breakfast treats even more gooey and delicious. The drizzly vanilla glaze doesn't hurt, either. This recipe appears in our cookbook "Martha Stewart's Slow Cooker" (Clarkson Potter).

Slow-Cooker Persian Lamb Stew

Lamb shoulder is a very forgiving cut that's ideal for braising in a slow cooker. Here, it's amped up with Middle Eastern ingredients including dried lime and saffron. This recipe appears in our cookbook "Martha Stewart's Slow Cooker" (Clarkson Potter).

Jimmy Fallon's Crock-Pot Chili

Rating: 3.39 stars
This easy Crock-Pot chili recipe is courtesy of comedian Jimmy Fallon.

Slow-Cooker Bacon Jam

Rating: 3.47 stars
Spread this savory bacon jam on bread for a holiday appetizer and send your guests home with a jar.

Inspiration and Ideas

Our Best Slow-Cooker Recipes
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15 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes for Cozy Winter Nights
It's peak season for comfort food and these healthy slow-cooker recipes are packed with bold flavors and nutrient-dense ingredients.

Slow-Cooker Garlic Chicken with Couscous

Rating: 3.23 stars

This time of year is filled with fancy fare, so we all need a change of pace during the week. This simple chicken dinner is tasty, and extremely gratifying.