Easy Slow Cooker Meals and Desserts

For an effortless meal, fill your Crock-Pot or slow cooker in the morning and come home to a delicious dinner.


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Stuffed Artichokes

Stuffed Artichokes

 

 

Makes 5
Prep 25 m
Slow Cook 240 m
Slow Cook on HIGH

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Seafood and Spring Veggie Chowder

Seafood and Spring Veggie Chowder

 

 

Makes 5
Prep 24 m
Slow Cook on HIGH for 4 hours, 45 minutes or LOW for 7 hours

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Healthy Slow Cooker Lasagna

Lasagna Primavera

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How to Make Lasagna in a Slow Cooker

How to Make Lasagna in a Slow Cooker

No need to cook the lasagna noodles! Make a classic lasagna in a slow-cooker; we'll show you how.

From our partners at BHG.com.


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Fresh Vegetarian Lasagna with Two Layers of Veggies

Fresh Vegetarian Lasagna with Two Layers of Veggies

You won't miss the meat in this two-layer vegetarian lasagna recipe!

From our partners at BHG.com.


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Fennel and Zucchini Gratin

Fennel and Zucchini Gratin

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Potato-Topped Beef Stew

Potato-Topped Beef Stew

 

 

Makes 5
Prep 15 m
Cook 5 m
Slow Cook HIGH for 5 hours or LOW for 7 hours

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How to Make Slow-Cooker Beef Stew

How to Make Slow-Cooker Beef Stew

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

From our partners at Parents.com. 


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Chicken Chili with Cilantro Pesto

Chicken Chili with Cilantro Pesto

 

 

Makes 6
Prep 15 m
Slow Cook on HIGH for 6 hours or LOW for 8 hours

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Easy Bolognese

Easy Bolognese

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How to Make Pan Sauces

How to Make Pan Sauces

Use a homemade pan sauce to dress up sautéed steaks, chicken breasts, and fish fillets. We’ll show you how to brown the meat, what to look for when the pan sauce is done cooking, and the secrets to deglazing.

From our partners at BHG.com. 


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Beer-Braised Corned Beef and Cabbage

Beer-Braised Corned Beef and Cabbage

 

 

Makes 6
Prep 15 m
Slow Cook on HIGH for 6 hours or on LOW for 7 hours plus 1 1/2 hours on HIGH

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Chocolate Pudding Cake

Chocolate Pudding Cake

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Fruit Compote

Fruit Compote

 

 

Makes 6
Prep 15 m
Slow Cook 180 m
Bake 15 m
Cool 15 m
Slow Cook on HIGH

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Turkey with Leeks and Mushrooms

Turkey with Leeks and Mushrooms

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Hearty Meatless Sauce

Hearty Meatless Sauce

 

 

Makes 8
Prep 15 m
Slow Cook 3 1/2 hours on HIGH or 5 hours on LOW

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Beef Stroganoff

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

 

 

Makes 6
Prep 15 m
Slow Cook 270 m
Slow Cook (high) or 6 1/2 hours (low)

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How to Make Pork in a Slow Cooker

How to Make Pork in a Slow Cooker

Make a flavorful pulled-pork sandwich with the help of your slow cooker. 

From our partners at BHG.com. 


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Curried Chickpeas with Couscous

Slow-Cooker Curried Chickpeas with Couscous

 

 

Makes 6
Prep 10 m
Slow Cook on HIGH for 3 hours or LOW for 6 hours

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Sausage and Tortellini Stew

Sausage & Tortellini Stew

 

 

Makes 6
Prep 10 m
Slow Cook on HIGH for 3 hours or LOW for 6 hours

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Baked Potato Soup

Slow-Cooker Baked Potato Soup

 

 

Makes 8
Prep 10 m
Cook on HIGH for 3 hours or LOW for 6 hours

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Turkey Sloppy Joes

Turkey Sloppy Joes

 

 

Makes 12
Prep 15 m
Slow Cook 360 - 480 m

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Cheesy Vegetable Polenta

Cheesy Vegetable Polenta

 

 

Makes 8
Prep 10 m
Slow Cook on HIGH for 2 hours or LOW for 4-1/2 hours, plus 30 minutes

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Vegetarian Mexican Lasagna

Vegetarian Mexican Lasagna
Makes 8
Prep 15 m
Slow Cook 3 1/2 hours on HIGH or 6 hours on LOW, plus 30 minutes

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Chickpea Stew Over Couscous

Chickpea Stew Over Couscous

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Indian-Spiced Yellow Split Pea Soup

Indian-Spiced Yellow Split Pea Soup
Makes 8
Prep 10 m
Cook 2 m
Slow Cook on HIGH for 5-1/2 hours or LOW for 7 hours

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Turkey and Curried Vegetables

Slow-Cooker Turkey and Curried Vegetables

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Chicken Stew with Potato Dumplings

Chicken Stew with Potato Dumplings
Makes 8
Prep 10 m
Cook (low) or 4.5 hours (high)

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Spiced Shredded Beef Brisket

spiced shredded beef brisket
Makes 8
Prep 10 m
Cook 540 - 600 m
Cook (low) or 5.25 hours (high)

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Sausage and Potatoes

Sausage & Potatoes
Makes 6
Prep 15 m
Cook (low) or 4 hours (high)

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Asian Beef Stew

Asian Beef Stew
Makes 8
Prep 10 m
Cook 330 m
Cook high

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How to Make Beef Stew in a Crock Pot

How to Make Beef Stew in a Crock Pot

Learn how to make beef stew in a crock-pot—with just a little morning prep, you can have a hot meal ready and waiting when you get home at the end of the day!

From our partners at Recipe.com. 


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Pork Roast with Peach Sauce

Pork Roast with Peach Sauce
Makes 8
Prep 10 m
Slow Cook on HIGH for 3 hours or LOW for 6 hours

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Classic Pot Roast

Classic Pot Roast
Makes 10
Prep 10 m
Cook 360 m
Cook high

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Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos

Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos

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Jambalaya

Jambalaya
Makes 8
Prep 15 m
Cook 300 m
Prep Slow
Cook high

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Originally published in the March 1, 2010, issue of Family Circle magazine and on FamilyCircle.com.

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