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

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."

Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

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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-Cooked Baked Beans

Rating: 3.5 stars 139
Coated in a glistening sweet-and-spicy sauce, navy beans cook to a creamy consistency while still holding their shape. A bit of bacon lends a rich smokiness to the dish.

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.

Pulled-Pork Sandwiches with Pickled Vegetables

Rating: 3.5 stars 344
Simmering and braising pork for a long time at a low temperature yields extra-intense flavor with little effort. The method is super convenient; whether you use a slow cooker or the oven for your pulled pork, you won't have to tend to the pot for these pulled-pork sandwiches with pickled vegetables. 

Slow-Cooker Garlic Chicken with Couscous

Rating: 3 stars 1118
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.

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.

Roman-Style Artichokes

Rating: 3.5 stars 29
Artichokes are bathed in olive oil, white wine, red-pepper-flakes, garlic, and fresh herbs and braised until tender in this classic Roman dish.

Inspiration and Ideas

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.
You'll Want to Make Our Best Slow-Cooker Recipes All Year Long
From classic pot roast to triple chocolate brownies, these are our go-to recipes when we want to use the slow cooker.
Slow-Cooker Sweet-and-Sour Country Ribs
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Start these ribs in the morning, and they'll be perfectly tender by dinnertime.