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The Slow Cooker Recipes That You'll Never Want To Live Without

The slow cooker is never going out of style, so get on board.
11/02/2011 09:23am ET | Updated January 30, 2017

Winter's arrival means it's time to pull out the slow cooker. If you're rolling eyes because you think slow cookers are passé or unnecessary, we've got news for you. Slow cookers are awesome and they're never going out of style, so get on board. Crock Pot recipes are the ideal plan when it's cold and dreary outside. They warm us from the inside and help keep us cozy when the days are short and the nights are long. They're like a magical pot in the kitchen that transforms food from ho-hum to tender and wonderful. So it's time to stop knocking the slow cooker, folks.

Not only do we love the comforting meals our slow cooker churns out, but we also love how effortless they are. You simply prep the ingredients in the morning, set them in your slow cooker and let it do all the work. Dinner will be ready and waiting for you when you get home. It's that easy, guys, and it's even more satisfying because it's so simple.

When most people think of slow cookers, they think of slow cooked meat, like beef stews, pulled pork or ragu. Your slow cooker isn't just a meat machine, however. It's a perfect vessel for cooking up vegetarian soups, chili or mac and cheese. You can make everything from mashed potatoes to dulce de leche in your slow cooker, so why don't you? You can even steam food in our slow cooker, we recently discovered. It's the easiest, most effective way we know to draw out deep flavors and produce effortlessly succulent dishes, be they meat-heavy or completely meat-free. The time to get down with your slow cooker is now. Here are 52 recipes to try out:

1
Creamy Cashew Chicken
Half Baked Harvest
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2
Slow Cooker Chicken Bean Tostadas
Bev Cooks
3
Slow Cooker Chicken Gnocchi Soup
Pinch of Yum
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4
Slow Cooker Moroccan Pork
Bev Cooks
Get the Slow Cooker Moroccan Pork recipe from Bev Cooks
5
Slow Cooker Beef Chili
Half Baked Harvest
Get the Slow Cooker Beef Chili recipe from Half Baked Harvest
6
Slow Cooker Sweet And Spicy Pork Shoulder
How Sweet It Is
7
Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Damn Delicious
Get the Slow Cooker Beef Stew recipe from Damn Delicious
8
Slow Cooker Banh Mi Rice Bowls
How Sweet It Is
Get the Slow Cooker Banh Mi Rice Bowls recipe from How Sweet It Is
9
Slow Cooker Pumpkin French Toast
Damn Delicious
Get the Slow Cooker Pumpkin French Toast recipe from Damn Delicious
10
Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sliders
Bev Cooks
11
Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Pozole
Half Baked Harvest
Get the Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Pozole recipe from Half Baked Harvest
12
Crock Pot Carne Asada Nachos
How Sweet It Is
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13
Slow Cooker Spinach And Artichoke Dip
Damn Delicious
14
Slow Cooker Red Lentil Curry
Pinch of Yum
Get the Slow Cooker Red Lentil Curry recipe from Pinch of Yum
15
Slow Cooker Chicken And Pinto Bean
Bev Cooks
16
Crockpot Coconut Hot Chocolate
How Sweet It Is
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17
Crockpot Crispy Caramelized Pork Ramen Noodle Soup With Curry Roasted Acorn Squash
Half Baked Harvest
18
Slow Cooker Apple Cider
Gimme Some Oven
Get the Slow Cooker Apple Cider recipe from Gimme Some Oven
19
Slow Cooker Chicken Parm
Damn Delicious
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20
Slow Cooker Quinoa Black Bean Stuffed Peppers
Pinch of Yum
21
Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken And Swiss Sliders
Bev Cooks
22
Crockpot BBQ Beer Pulled Chicken With Cheddar Corn Popovers
Half Baked Harvest
23
Slow Cooker Maple Chipotle Pork
How Sweet It Is
Get the Slow Cooker Maple Chipotle Pork recipe from How Sweet It Is
24
Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Damn Delicious
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25
Slow Cooker Cider Braised Short Ribs
Half Baked Harvest
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26
Slow Cooker Quinoa Chicken Primavera
Pinch of Yum
27
Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken
Damn Delicious
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28
French Onion Soup
How Sweet It Is
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29
Slow Cooker Veggie Lasagna
Pinch of Yum
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30
Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken
Just A Taste
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31
Bacon Wrapped Beef Tenderloin With Balsamic Glaze
A Spicy Perspective
32
Slow Cooker Chex Mix
Gimme Some Oven
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33
Parmesan Chicken
How Sweet It Is
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34
Slow Cooker Cranberry Pecan Stuffing
Damn Delicious
35
Slow Cooker Spiced Applesauce
Completely Delicious
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36
Slow Cooker Beer Chicken Tacos With Jalapeño Slaw
The Beeroness
37
BBQ Beer Chicken
How Sweet It Is
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38
Slow Cooker Turkey Taco Chili
Gimme Some Oven
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39
Slow Cooked Boston Baked Beans
Simply Recipes
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40
Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Nachos
Bev Cooks
Get the Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Nachos recipe from Bev Cooks

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