Slow cooker recipes are some of my very favorites! Not only do they turn out tasting so tender and delicious but they are so easy! You make the meal earlier in the day and then turn on your slow cooker and forget about it! They do all of the work for you. Plus, there are so many options. You can cook any type of chicken, beef, or pork and they all are so juicy and tender that cooking them like this is hard to beat!
Because there are SO many slow cooker recipes out there, I have made it easy for you with this post! I have rounded up 30 of my absolute favorite recipes for you to try! There are soups, chilis, meats, and even a turkey dinner! You can use this as your landing spot for all of the best slow cooker recipes. Try on or try them all, I know that you will find something that you love!
Whether you are a seasoned slow cooker chef or new to using one, I have gathered a few tips that are helpful to everyone! Cooking slow cooker recipes can save so much time and energy on cooking meals! Use these tips and make it super easy on yourself!
More than one slow cooker: If you have more than one slow cooker, you can not only cook your main entree but you could have you sides cooking in them too! Then the only thing that you have to do is pull them all out of the slow cookers and eat up! No extra cooking in the kitchen!
Different sizes: There are a lot of different sized slow cookers out there. The most common size is between 5 and 6 quarts. I like to have some mini slow cookers for dips and appetizers. Then, use a 6 quart slow cooker for my entrees and sides. You can even get an 8 quart one if you are feeding a large family or group!
Slow cooker liner: If you want to make your life really easy when cooking slow cooker recipes then buy some slow cooker liners. These will make it so that you can just take them out after cooking and quickly just wipe your slow cooker clean. No more soaking or scrubbing afterwards! I’m all about easy clean up!
Slow cooker chicken tikka masala is an easy sweet and spicy sauce that is thick, rich, and creamy. It is so flavorful with spices like garam masala, paprika, and even cinnamon! It's not too spicy and perfect served over rice and with a side of naan.
Ingredients: boneless skinless chicken breasts, small onion, garlic, fresh ginger, 29 oz can tomato puree, plain Greek yogurt, olive oil, Garam Masala, cumin, paprika, salt, cinnamon, black pepper, cayenne pepper, bay leaves, heavy cream, cornstarch, cilantro
This Slow Cooker Crack Chicken (Cheddar Ranch Chicken) is an addicting concoction of chicken, cheese, bacon and perfectly seasoned with ranch dressing. Cooking this in the slow cooker takes all the work out of it and makes it a super simple hearty dinner on busy days.
Ingredients: Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, dry ranch seasoning or try my Homemade Ranch Seasoning, cream cheese, bacon, cheddar cheese, chopped green onions for garnish
Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken is a simple saucy, sweet and tangy chicken served over tender long grain rice that truly satisfies. The aroma that will fill your kitchen will make your mouth water all day, the hardest part of this will be waiting till it's done. It's so simple and so flavorful, it'll become a standard in your recipe rotation.
This juicy, melt in your mouth brown sugar balsamic glazed pork is an explosion of flavor. With simple ingredients, easy prep and taste that wows, this dish will make you the hit of the dinner table. You will dream about this pork after you make it. It's just that good!
This chicken is slow cooked in a honey garlic sauce that is infused with soy and hoisin sauce with fresh garlic and ginger covering the boneless chicken thighs for one amazing family dinner. Throw it all together and let the slow cooker do all the work!
Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables is a fantastic meal with tender and juicy chicken with a delicious sweet and tangy balsamic sauce. This slow cooks to perfection with veggies making an awesome meal in one!
Ingredients: olive oil, garlic, baby carrots, baby red potatoes, boneless, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, green beans, Fresh chopped parsley for garnish
Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches are filled with tender chunks of roast beef with thin slices of melted mozzarella cheese all held together by a soft hoagie bread all dipped in au jus sauce. This warm, savory and comforting sandwich is a MUST!
Ingredients: chuck roast, Salt and Pepper, olive oil, can beef consommé, can beef broth, onion, soy sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, hoagie rolls, mozzarella cheese
Slow cooker chicken tortellini soup is loaded with chopped vegetables, shredded cooked chicken, and cheesy tortellini all slow-cooked in a flavorful chicken broth. It's definitely a dinner the whole family will love!
Ingredients: boneless chicken breast, medium carrots, stalks celery, medium onion, garlic, low sodium chicken broth, water, bay leaves, Italian seasoning, cheese tortellini, chopped fresh parsley for serving, salt and pepper to taste
Slow cooker pork carnitas are an amazingly easy and delicious recipe that is full of flavor and cooks all day to tender and juicy perfection! This is definitely a carnitas recipe that you will make again and again!