slow cooker recipes

I’m on my way to Wisconsin this weekend with one pair of boots and a trench coat (everything else is still in the pod!) so I’m hoping for some mild weather…and thinking about lots of warm and cozy slow cooker meals! 

I’ve mentioned before that I used to have a snobby attitude about the slow cooker. My brother gave me a camouflaged crock pot one year for Christmas and I promptly returned it to K-Mart on December 27th. I believe I said something along the lines of “crock pots are for hicks.” I know, I know, so terrible! You know what they say, karma is a bi*#$!  Now I love them. But I will say that I much prefer my stainless steel to camouflage…

A lot of the recipes for slow cookers can be a bit old-school, or midwestern (meat and potatoes) but I keep seeing new, modern, healthy and delicious sounding crock-pot recipes. And I’m all over them.

(Real Simple)

Slow Cooker Recipes

White Bean Soup with Andouille and Collards – Real Simple

Spinach and Ricotta Lasagna – Real Simple

Slow Cooked Chicken Fajitas – Heather’s Dish

Brazilian Feijoada – Cooking Light

Vegetable and Chickpea Curry – Cooking Light

Chicken Curry – Martha Stewart

Spanish Meatballs – Martha Stewart 

Hot and Spicy Braised Peanut Chicken – Better Homes & Gardens

Drip Beef – The Pioneer Woman

Lentil Sweet Potato Soup – Eat Live Run 


What are you making in your slow cooker?


  1. says

    Love this post, because I’m always looking for slow cooker recipes! I’m totally going to try Eat Live Run’s Lentil Sweet Potato. I really like the fact that I can have leftover for a while, freeze them, and use them when necessary. It’s so convenient. Safe travels to the mid west!

  2. says

    My BF and I have been talking about using the crock pot more often this winter. I’m scared to leave something on and running all day when I’m not home, but I will probably do it on a Sunday for my weekly meals now that I don’t work weekends. Thanks for all the links!

  3. says

    I guess my slow-cooker is stainless steel. Does that make it a little more high brow? LOL

    I always use my crock pot for roasts and for making chili, too. Yesterday, I used it to create a split pea soup recipe and it turned out AMAZING! I’ve also used it to make my own yogurt.

  4. says

    I really gotta get back into using our crockpot. Every meal we ever put in there comes out great and it’s so easy. Enjoy your time in Wisconsin this weekend :)

  5. says

    Good recipe round-up! I have yet to purchase a slow-cooker (I don’t have any storage space left in my kitchen!), but luckily I think most of those recipes would be awesome in a big ol’ fashioned Dutch oven, too. :)

  6. says

    My favorite thing to do in a crockpot is chicken, a jar of salsa, a can of black beans, a can of corn. I love to eat this either in corn tortillas with some yogurt ranch and avocado on top or on top of a bed of lettuce with yogurt ranch. Have thrown some rice in it too, yummy!

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