Slow-Cooker Spectacular

How to Make Slow-Cooker Beef Stew
Our creative new slow-cooker recipes will tempt your taste buds and satisfy your desire for simple, homemade fare.
Marty Baldwin
Marty Baldwin

Red Beans, Sausage & Collard Greens

Your family will enjoy these beans and greens with a spicy Southern twist.

Marty Baldwin
Marty Baldwin

Sweet and Sour Chicken Wings

No need to call for delivery. This Asian-inspired meal will have the whole family begging for seconds!

Marty Baldwin
Marty Baldwin

Autumn Pork and Pumpkin

With hints of spicy nutmeg and tart cider, this hearty dish showcases everyone's favorite fall flavors.

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Marty Baldwin
Marty Baldwin

Turkey Tetrazzini

Whip up this traditional dish with minimal effort and maximal results. You'll love the creamy, cheesy taste of this ultimate comfort food.

Marty Baldwin
Marty Baldwin

Mushroom Stuffed Chicken

Who knew something this elegant could come from your slow-cooker?! Serve over rice pilaf for a dinner party-worthy dish.

Marty Baldwin
Marty Baldwin

Western Potatoes and Eggs

Don't relegate your slow-cooker to dinner-only dishes. These tasty potato and eggs make a great hands-off brunch dish, leaving you more time to enjoy a lazy weekend morning.

Marty Baldwin
Marty Baldwin

Mustard Chicken with Artichokes and Grape Tomatoes

This tangy chicken dish couldn't be easier to prep. Just toss the ingredients into your slow-cooker and a few hours later you've got a fantastic weeknight dinner.

Marty Baldwin
Marty Baldwin

Chicken Stock

If you roast a chicken for dinner one night, there's no reason for you not to make your own stock with the leftover carcass. Cooking it up in your slow-cooker makes this easy task even easier.

Marty Baldwin
Marty Baldwin

Spaghetti Squash with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Topped with your favorite sauce recipe, spaghetti squash make a great alternative to your usual pasta dinner.

Marty Baldwin
Marty Baldwin

Mississippi Mud Pudding Cake

Scott Little
Scott Little

Enchilada Casserole

Turn dinnertime into a Mexican fiesta with this crowd-pleasing meal. Ol?!

Scott Little
Scott Little

Creamy Broccoli, Tortellini and Turkey

This decadent dish is comfort food at its finest.

Scott Little
Scott Little

Caribbean Jerk Pork

Take your typical pork dinner to the next level with this flavorful, island-inspired recipe.

Scott Little
Scott Little

Breakfast Casserole

As the name suggest, this hearty casserole is perfect for your morning meal. We're willing to bet the kids won't complain if breakfast for dinner shows up on the menu one night this week!

Scott Little
Scott Little

Greek Chicken

Spiced up chicken gets a cool compliment of tangy yogurt sauce in this flavorful Greek dish. Serve with whole grain pita wedges on the side.

Scott Little
Scott Little

Orange Butternut Squash

Butternut squash and apples are a match made in heaven when mixed with classic fall flavors like maple syrup and cinnamon. This slow-cooker side may just become a fixture on your holiday table.

Scott Little
Scott Little

Tropical Bread Pudding

Tropical fruits, coconut milk and toasted coconut add island flare to this decadent dessert.

Scott Little
Scott Little

Best Beef Fajitas

The hot peppers in these spicy beef fajitas pack a pretty powerful punch. If you're making this meal for little mouths, dial back on the peppers or omit them completely.

Scott Little
Scott Little

Cuban Picadillo Style Turkey Meatball Sandwiches

Picadillo, which means "small bits and pieces," is a sweet-and-savory spiced ground-meat mixture from Latin America. We've taken the flavors from traditional picadillo and used them in these family-friendly turkey meatballs.

Scott Little
Scott Little

Asian Style Tilapia Wrapped in Foil Packets

Slow-cookers aren't just for heavy soups and stews. This light fish dish is a great way to introduce seafood into your family's diet.

Scott Little
Scott Little

Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

If you love Buffalo wings and macaroni and cheese, you'll flip for this dish that showcases the flavors of both!

Scott Little
Scott Little

Vegetarian White Bean and Eggplant Ragu

This hearty vegetarian stew is so filling and delicious, even carnivores won't miss the meat.

Scott Little
Scott Little

French Onion Beef Dip Sandwich

Tougher cuts of meat become tender and rich after a long stint in the slow-cooker. Here's our take on a classic Beef Au Jus sandwich.

Scott Little
Scott Little

Five-Grain Slow Cooker Cereal

Start your day off right with a healthy, five-grain cereal that will keep you satisfied until you find time for a lunch break.

Scott Little
Scott Little

Cherry-Raspberry Cobbler

Since you're using frozen fruits in this cobbler, you'll be able to indulge in the summery taste of cherries and raspberries all year round.

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

Watch the Naptime Chef Kelsey Banfield make a crowd-pleasing beef stew in her slow-cooker.

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