There’s just something really cozy about using a slow cooker. It creates delicious smells that fill up your house and at the end, you get to enjoy a serving of something super tasty. Winter is the perfect time to fire it up with some of our favorite recipes below.
Soups are some of the easiest slow cooker recipes around, and they’re often the most satisfying. Better than that, slow cooker soup gives you leftovers for days, so it’s easy enough to pack some for lunch or just heat some up for dinner. Your taste buds and your bank account will thank you later.
Slow Cooker Potato Soup
This recipe for slow cooker potato soup may become a family favorite of yours–especially during the winter months when you want to warm up with some classic comfort food. We would suggest seasoning to your taste as this recipe is a little light on it.
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Soup
This recipe serves up an interesting twist on your standard potato soup.
Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup
This hearty, vegan recipe is so good that you came make an entire meal out of it or have it as a side. With a sprinkle of Avocado on top, it’s as healthy as it comforting.
Slow Cooker Jambalaya
Jambalaya could a nice flash of spice to add to your crock-pot cookbook. This recipe is sure to bring true New Orleans flavor.
Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup
This slow cooker chicken fajita soup cannot be missed. That’s all there is to it. It’s cheesy with a little pop for spice, and it’s so good that you’ll go back for another bowl.
Appetizers are easy enough to whip up in a crock-pot. Try these recipes out the next time you’re expecting company.
Slow Cooker General Tso Chicken Wings
Sweet and a little bit spicy, these General Tsos chicken wings will be a hit with your guests.
Bourbon Cocktail Sausages
Meatballs are easy enough to pull off in a slow cooker, but these sausages will raise your snack game to a new level in no time.
Hot Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Who doesn’t love a good spinach dip? Set this recipe out with chips and crackers and let everyone enjoy.
Cooking up a full meal is a breeze with a slow-cooker! You can start cooking these before you head out in the morning and come home to a hot dinner. What could be better than that?
Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan
If baked ziti and chicken parmesan were to collide in one dish, this would be it! Try out this recipe and give your oven a rest.
Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
Fajitas are delicious, but they’re usually pretty time-consuming if you want them done right. When you don’t have the time to devote to whipping some up, this dynamite recipe is the one to use.
Slow Cooker Sunday Gravy
This isn’t your usual gravy! Sunday gravy (also called Sunday sauce) is a recipe that only gets better the longer you let it cook. It’s practically the perfect sauce to simmer in a slow cooker before scooping it out over some pasta.
Fall-Off-The-Bone Slow Cooker Glazed Ribs
The Pioneer Woman has her own recipe for the barbecue sauce, if you feel like trying it out. If not, feel free to use your favorite sauce to save yourself some time.
Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Pot Roast is a pretty standard slow cooker dish, and this recipe will help you understand why!
If you’re feeling up to a challenge, you could always try baking with your slow cooker.
Death by Chocolate Cake
This cake will be the perfect way to cap off an evening of good food, and all you need to add to it is a scoop of ice cream.