Super-Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

No one wants to worry about preparing dinner in the hectic days leading up to Thanksgiving. Our advice: Rely on your slow cooker for simple hands-off meals.

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Simple Paella

Rita Maas

Simple Paella

Simmering this classic dish in a slow cooker helps the Spanish-inspired spices really pop.

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How to Make Slow-Cooker Beef Stew

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Low-Maintenance Lasagna

Rita Maas

Low-Maintenance Lasagna

Forget boiling noodles! Skipping a step cuts down prep time for this family fave to just 10 minutes.

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Chuck-Wagon Pot Roast

Rita Maas

Chuck-Wagon Pot Roast

Lean cuts of beef become extra tender in the slow cooker, making this pot roast a winner.
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Pulled Pork Wraps

Rita Maas

Pulled Pork Wraps

The leftover pork from this recipe makes for a delicious next-day lunch.

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White Bean Risotto

Rita Maas

White Bean Risotto

This no-stir risotto is just as tasty as its stovetop counterpart. Bonus: This slow cooker recipe has about half of the calories of a traditional restaurant serving.

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Chicken Stew with Potato Dumplings

James Baigrie

Chicken Stew with Potato Dumplings

For a new twist on a classic, make your stew with gnocchi instead of noodles.

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Moo Shu Pork

Moo Shu Pork

Flavorful but not too spicy for the kids, this version is much healthier than its Chinese takeout equivalent.

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Ratatouille

Alexandra Grablewski

Ratatouille

Let the little ones watch the Disney flick of the same name, then serve this tomato-eggplant dish over rice or pasta for dinner.

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Barbeque Chili

Tina Rupp

Barbeque Chili

If your family misses the taste of barbeque sauce from summer grilling, they'll love this hearty chili.

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Mediterranean Pork Roast

Tina Rupp

Mediterranean Pork Roast

Try this flavorful option on a cold night. Look for Greek seasoning mix in the spice aisle of your local grocery store.

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Chicken Tagine

Alexandra Grablewski

Chicken Tagine

With spices such as cumin, black pepper, ginger, and cinnamon, this dish is the perfect mix of sweet and savory.

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Cajun Pork Sandwich

Tina Rupp

Cajun Pork Sandwich

Serve this yummy pork sandwich with baked sweet potato fries for a full meal.

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Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup

Crush a few tortilla chips over each bowl for added crunch the kids will adore!

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Easy Chicken Cacciatore

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Easy Chicken Cacciatore

This dish is so delicious your kids will gobble it all up—even the vegetables.

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Vegetable Curry

Vegetable Curry

Veggies and pasta make the perfect filling (and healthy!) dish for a cold day.

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Taco Meat Loaf

Taco Meat Loaf

Add the kids' favorite toppings to these beef and pork tacos, and this meal is sure to be a hit.

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Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

This beefed-up version of a classic is a comforting meal your family will love.

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Pepper Steak

Pepper Steak

Italian-style tomatoes and plenty of peppers make for a flavor-packed meal you won't want to miss.

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Moroccan Chicken

Moroccan Chicken

Tired of the same old chicken dish? With unexpected flavor from curry powder and plums, this meal is anything but ordinary.

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Pot Roast

Pot Roast

A pot roast is a slow cooker classic—and for good reason. This version adds mushrooms and mushroom soup for extra flavor.

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