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Slow cooker recipes are the absolute best! They are delicious, easy, fast, and hands-off! Let the slow cooker do all the work for you and enjoy all of these tasty recipes!

If you love making dinner with your slow cooker then you have come to the right place! Start out with this turkey breast, this yummy chicken and rice soup, or these fall off-the-bone ribs. They are all so delicious!

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Slow Cooker Recipes

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!

Helpful Tips

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 Mongolian Beef

4.70 from 66 votes
Tender pieces of flank steak are slow cooked in the tastiest sweet and savory sauce. This slow cooker Mongolian beef is melt-in-your-mouth perfection and bursting with flavor. Quick and easy to prepare and one of our favorite slow cooker meals!
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Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

4.80 from 10 votes
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.
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Slow Cooker Jambalaya

4.62 from 117 votes
Slow Cooker Jambalaya with andouille sausage, chicken and shrimp cooked low and slow with bold spices and vegetables with just 10 minutes of prep.
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Slow Cooker Ribs

4.92 from 12 votes
These Slow Cooker ribs are going to melt in your mouth and fall off the bone! They are cooked low and slow so they are perfectly tender and then covered in a sauce that's absolutely to die for!
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Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken

4.08 from 25 votes
An amazing slow cooker meal that is way better than takeout! The chicken is breaded to perfection and the sauce is full of flavor! The cashews hidden throughout are the best part!
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Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

4.68 from 53 votes
This Beef and Broccoli takes just minutes to throw in the slow cooker. The beef melts in your mouth and the flavor is out of this world! My top five favorite recipes on the blog!
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Slow Cooker Italian Beef

4.70 from 10 votes
Tender and juicy, this Slow Cooker Italian Beef is mouthwateringly amazing! This recipe is fork tender with a tangy zippy broth. You are going to love it!
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Slow Cooker General Tso’s Chicken

4.68 from 58 votes
Slow cooker General Tso's chicken is a super easy version of everyone's favorite Chinese entree! Crispy chicken cooked in a sweet and savory sauce with a little added heat. This is way better than takeout!
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Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Over Rice

5 from 4 votes
Delicious and creamy chicken and broccoli that you can easily throw into the crockpot that the entire family will love!
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Slow Cooker Lasagna

Easy Slow Cooker Lasagna layered with noodles, homemade meat sauce and three kinds of cheese! This lasagna takes only 15 minutes of prep time and couldn't be any easier to make!
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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Mustard Glazed Ham

5 from 4 votes
This ham was the BEST ham that I have ever had. I couldn’t even believe the flavor and how incredible it was.
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Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

4.88 from 8 votes
Amazing juicy and perfectly tender turkey breast that slow cooks all day in the crockpot!
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Fall off the Bone Slow Cooker Short Ribs

4.72 from 7 votes
Fall off the Bone Slow Cooker Short Ribs is a perfect hearty, satisfying, and savory dinner. Full of flavor and fork tender succulent beef, it's a meal worth coming home to.
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Slow Cooker Crack Chicken

4.44 from 30 votes
This slow cooker crack chicken (cheddar ranch chicken) is an addicting combination of chicken, cheese, bacon and ranch dressing. Cooking this in the slow cooker takes all the work out of it and makes it a super simple hearty dinner for busy days.
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Slow Cooker Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes

4.20 from 5 votes
A delicious side for any meal! Easy clean up and tender delicious potatoes that are packed with flavor!
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Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

5 from 7 votes
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.
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Slow Cooker Kalua Pulled Pork

5 from 3 votes
Tender slow cooker kalua pulled pork is salty, smokey melt-in-your-mouth perfection. Enjoy authentic Hawaiian luau pork flavor at home with this super simple 3 ingredient masterpiece.
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Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Balsamic Glazed Pork

5 from 3 votes
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!
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Slow Cooker Korean Beef

4.85 from 13 votes
Amazing and flavorful beef that slow cooks to tender melt in your mouth perfection! This will be one of the best meals that you will make!
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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

4.80 from 10 votes
Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken is always a hit at my house! It's chicken thighs 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!
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Slow Cooker Stuffed Bell Peppers

5 from 2 votes
Delicious bell peppers that are stuffed and cooked in your slow cooker!
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Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables

3.93 from 13 votes
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!
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Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef

4.81 from 26 votes
AMAZING and tender beef barbacoa that is better than any restaurant I have had! The flavor is amazing and it slow cooks to perfection!
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Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup

5 from 21 votes
Loaded baked potato soup is hands down the best potato soup that I have ever had. Creamy and delicious with all the goodness of a baked potato, made right in your slow cooker!
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Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich (Melt in Your Mouth!)

4.84 from 6 votes
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!  
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Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup

4.56 from 9 votes
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!
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 It was so delicious and I loved the perfect blend of spices that made this chili absolutely delish!
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Slow Cooker Ragu

This Slow Cooker Ragu recipe is an easy to make comfort food that your whole family will love! Not to mention it makes a LOT and is freezer-friendly!
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These Slow Cooker Cranberry Balsamic Meatballs are perfect for a holiday dinner or party! Sweet, tangy and so easy!

Slow Cooker Cranberry Balsamic Meatballs

5 from 1 vote
These Slow Cooker Cranberry Balsamic Meatballs are perfect for a holiday dinner or party! Sweet, tangy and so easy!
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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

5 from 5 votes
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!
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. If you had to pick one favorite, which would it be? I’ve been invited to a Pumpkin Carving/Crock Pot Cook-off Party next week and don’t know what to make. I haven’t used mine for anything much more than pulled pork and beef roasts. Your post has definitely inspired me to pull it out of the closet, dust if off, and try something new. Thanks!