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

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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
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Here a baked potato dish provides enough sustenance to make a meal in itself. Start this in the morning.

Easy Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

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."

Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Rating: 3.23 stars
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This St. Patrick's Day favorite couldn't be simpler to make. By making your corned beef and cabbage in a slow cooker, all of the hard work is done for you.

Slow-Cooker Bacon Jam

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

Shredded Beef Chuck Roast

Rating: 3.49 stars
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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 Brisket and Onions

Rating: 3.54 stars
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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.

Beef Stew

Rating: 3.19 stars
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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 Triple Chocolate Brownies

Rating: 3.51 stars
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Think beyond stews: Uncover the sweet side of your slow cooker with these crowd-pleasing brownies.

Southern Pulled-Pork Sandwiches

Rating: 3.43 stars
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Pork shoulder, a well-marbled cut available at most supermarkets, turns fork-tender after long, slow cooking. Ours is especially succulent with a spice rub and vinegar.
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Skip the Stove! The Best Slow-Cooker Recipes for Summer

Slow cooking might seem synonymous with cold-weather comfort food, but you can use this technique to achieve flavor year-round—even summer! Turn out delicious summertime fare like ribs, tacos, pulled chicken, stuffed peppers, and more without ever turning on the oven or stove.

Our Best Slow-Cooker Recipes

From classic pot roast to triple chocolate brownies, here are our all-time favorite recipes to make in the slow cooker.

Jimmy Fallon's Crock-Pot Chili

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This easy Crock-Pot chili recipe is courtesy of comedian Jimmy Fallon.