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.
Emeril's Slow-Cooker Split-Pea Soup
This slow-cooker version of split-pea soup is as easy as it gets and is packed with healthy fiber and protein. Serve it with crusty bread and you've got a soul-warming meal ready to go.
Slow-Cooker Beef and Tomato Stew
Nothing hits the spot on a chilly winter night like a hearty bowl of stew. Boost the feel-good factor with this lighter version.
Slow-Cooker Root-Vegetable Confit
Instead of roasting your vegetables, try giving them the slow-cooker treatment. Here, carrots, parsnips, and beets are poached in a spiced oil until silky and flavorful. Serve with pesto over grains or alongside roasted meats. This recipe appears in our cookbook "Martha Stewart's Slow Cooker" (Clarkson Potter).
Loaded Slow-Cooker Baked Potatoes
Here a baked potato dish provides enough sustenance to make a meal in itself. Start this in the morning.
Slow-Cooker Greek Stuffed Peppers
These vegetarian wonders are fast to prep and come out tender and tasty.