Super-Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

Pot Roast
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.
Rita Maas
Rita Maas

Simple Paella

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

The Naptime Chef, Kelsey Banfield, shows how to make a simple slow-cooker stew.

Rita Maas
Rita Maas

Low-Maintenance Lasagna

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

Rita Maas
Rita Maas

Chuck-Wagon Pot Roast

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

Rita Maas
Rita Maas

Pulled Pork Wraps

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

Rita Maas
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.

James Baigrie
James Baigrie

Chicken Stew with Potato Dumplings

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

Moo Shu Pork

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

Alexandra Grablewski
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.

Tina Rupp
Tina Rupp

Barbeque Chili

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

Tina Rupp
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.

Alexandra Grablewski
Alexandra Grablewski

Chicken Tagine

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

Tina Rupp
Tina Rupp

Cajun Pork Sandwich

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

Tortilla Soup

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

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R152211

Easy Chicken Cacciatore

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

Vegetable Curry

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

Taco Meat Loaf

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

Minestrone Soup

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

Pepper Steak

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

Moroccan Chicken

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

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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