Our Best Slow-Cooker Recipes
Slow cookers are great for preparing warm and cozy comfort food, but we love them year-round. From helping to break down and tenderize tough cuts of meat, such as flank steak and chuck, to letting home cooks get a head start on dinner prep, slow-cookers truly work wonders. Prep a recipe, like Garlic Chicken with Barley pictured here, in the morning before you get your day started and it will be cooked through and delicious by dinnertime.
One of the most popular slow-cooker recipes is pulled pork. We have a recipe for Easy Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork that is delicious as a sandwich or served on its own. Another classic? Classic Pot Roast for the Slow Cooker—it's a fabulous recipe for a special Sunday night dinner. The carrots and potatoes cook with the beef roast so everything absorbs the savory, rich flavors of garlic, tomato paste, red wine, chicken stock, and Worcestershire sauce.
Hosting a party? One of our favorite party starters is this Slow-Cooker Queso recipe. It's made with two varieties of cheese, cornstarch, evaporated milk, and diced tomatoes with chiles. The slow cooker keeps the queso warm and creamy and prevents it from breaking, so you get a luscious cheese pull every time you dip.
We even have a few sweet slow-cooker recipes. First, start your morning with Slow-Cooker Cinnamon Buns; the pot not only thoroughly cooks the dough but keeps it super moist, too. Plus, each bun has that irresistible pull as you tear them apart. Or try fudgy and rich Slow-Cooker Triple Chocolate Brownies, which cook on low for about four hours.
Our slow-cooker recipes are flavorful, fabulous, and completely foolproof.
Classic Pot Roast for the Slow Cooker
We're declaring this a tried-and-true slow cooker meal. All of the ingredients—including the carrots and potatoes—cook in one pot together, which makes for easy clean-up and builds so much flavor.
Slow-Cooker Chicken with 20 Cloves of Garlic
Easy Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork
Don't just enjoy pulled pork on game day. It's a sweet, tangy main that's so satisfying any day of the week. Instead of barbecue sauce, we've created our sauce made with crushed and whole tomatoes, chipotle in adobo sauce, dried oregano, and dried bay leaves.
Slow-Cooker Persian Lamb Stew
There are two ways that we're turning lamb shoulder into a juicy, succulent cut of meat; first, it's seared in a Dutch oven until golden brown, then transferred to a slow cooker to braise with mirepoix, garlic, thyme, white wine, orange juice, lime, and saffron.
Slow-Cooker Cinnamon Buns
If you're hosting a brunch and want to prep one of the main dishes in advance, this is sweet recipe is for you. Individual rolls are arranged in a slow cooker, then "baked" until they're fluffy and moist.
Slow-Cooker Indian-Style Fish Curry
Slow-Cooker Ropa Vieja
Slow-Cooker Root-Vegetable Confit
Slow-Cooker Sicilian-Style Beef Stew
Beef chuck is an economical cut of meat that becomes absolutely delicious when cooked with aromatic orange zest, rosemary, and luscious green olives.
Slow-Cooker Vietnamese Baby Back Ribs
It's all in the sauce here. Spareribs cook together with shallots, fish sauce, and honey for seven hours until the meat is fork-tender and falls off the bone. A colorful, crisp slaw made with carrots and cabbage is a stunning accouterment.
Slow-Cooker White-Bean Soup
Slow-Cooker Cilantro-Chutney Chicken
Slow-Cooker Marmalade-and-Vinegar Pork
Upgrade your go-to pulled pork recipe with our sweet-and-sour sauce. It cooks on low for eight hours, so you can make it in the morning before you leave for work or on a weekend—either way, it's an extra special dinner.
Slow-Cooker Pork Chop
Pork shoulder chops become knee-wobblingly tender after a couple of hours in the slow cooker and spectacularly flavorful with the addition of bacon, cabbage, and onions. Serve with applesauce and sour cream and shower with fresh herbs.
Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage
Slow-Cooker Beef Ragu
Slow cook beef, garlic, onion, and tomato paste come together as a robust ragu with fewer ingredients than there are ways to serve it.
Slow-Cooker Garlic Chicken with Couscous
Create a classic dish by combining chicken with onion, thyme, and white wine, and serve over couscous. It's a delicious vehicle for leftover sauce.
Slow-Cooker Triple-Chocolate Brownies
Slow-Cooked Tex-Mex Chicken and Beans
Take a trip down south right in your own kitchen. We're taking an easy but delicious shortcut by using jarred salsa along with chopped chiles in adobo sauce to flavor boneless, skinless chicken thighs.
Slow-Cooker Spicy Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches
Use your favorite hot sauce to flavor this slow-cooked, sports-bar favorite. Whether you pile the pulled chicken atop a bun or salad, it's a delicious, spicy bite.