Best Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Chicken taco, Beef Burgundy, and More.

Slow Cooker Recipes
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Forget about fast food—slow food is where it’s at! Using a slow cooker allows you to have home-style meals even with a busy schedule. If you haven’t discovered the joy of slow cooking yet, try these recipes and find out what you’ve been missing.

A slow cooker heats food at a low wattage so you can be away from home all day working or running errands while your food cooks! Slow cooking is also useful if you have guests or you are entertaining.

Slow Cooker Dinners

Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Photo credit: Sarah Perreault

Sweet and Tangy Meatballs and Sausage

Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Beef Burgundy

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Crock Pot Jambalaya


Photo credit: Paul Brighton/Shutterstock

Crockpot Bread and Raisin Pudding


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More Slow Cooker Recipes

Cranberry Pot Roast

Corned Beef Brisket with Spring Vegetables

Apples and Pork

Maple Baked Beans

Turkey Stock / Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

Best Broccoli Soup



You may also enjoy our Dutch Oven Recipes which can be made in a slow cooker.

If you enjoy this recipe collection or have suggestions, please comment below or on any of the individual recipe pages.

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I have seen some funny comments on cooking blogs before, but this one takes the cake. :) A. No, the Boston Marathon was not bombed by a crockpot. B. Even if these were pressure cooker recipes, they wouldn't be in "bad taste." People have been legitimately cooking with pressure cookers for a very long time.

I have read several recipes

I have read several recipes that sound wonderful. As a busy person I love using my slow cooker, Wolfgang Puck. My Mom gave it to me since I have arthritis in my hands and hips so standing for long periods of time of cooking is not an option as it once was.I love slow cooking as it also helps eliminate heating up your kitchen!!!Noticed a comment below, don't no for sure when it was written but I have to admit placing a comment such as the Boston Marathon bombing related to using a slow cooker in the article above is ridiculous,the bomb was a pressure cooker.I also have a PC which I will not stop using because of the Boston Marathon.It was a stupid act of violence and placing a such a comment on a recipe site is ignorant.

Exactly Brian!!! Some very

Exactly Brian!!! Some very good recipes I am looking forward to preparing in my SLOW cooker/Crock Pot!

I think this article is in

I think this article is in very bad taste due to the Boston Marathon bomb being a slow cooker!!!!

Roseann, take it easy. There

Roseann, take it easy. There is a huge difference between a "Pressure Cooker" and a "Slow Cooker." You cannot make a "Pressure Cooker Bomb"(used in Boston) with a slow cooker.

Rest assured these are

Rest assured these are recipes for slowing cooking; this is not a pressure cooker by any means.
Slow recipes are those that go in a sort of crock pot that heats at a very low temperature--not "fast" or, in fact, involving any pressure at all.

FYI: it was a pressure

FYI: it was a pressure cooker, not a slow cooker. So you have your comment all wrong. Check it out for yourself.