25 Most Popular Slow-Cooker Recipes
"What to slow-cook, what to slow-cook?" you may be wondering. Yes, the possibilities are infinite and Pinterest recipes are abundant, but what's actually reliably good? These are POPSUGAR's 25 most popular slow-cooker recipes. Spanning from soups to side dishes to dessert, there's a winning recipe among our top-made slow-cooker dishes!
Hot Grape Cider
The grapes cook down into a velvety drink that tastes incredible alone, but it can also be spiked with a splash of bourbon if you so desire.
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Slow-Cooker Bean Dip
Party-pleasing, hassle-free, and so tasty your eyes roll back: that's how every queso dip should be.
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Slow-Cooker Baked Potato Soup
All you need to do is come home and add the fixings . . .
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Chicken and Pierogi
When you're craving something comforting, this is what you need to make.
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Slow-Cooker French Onion Soup
This is a different yet elegant take on the French-bistro classic.
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Slow-Cooker Green Bean Casserole
This is no three-ingredient dump-it-and-forget-it recipe, but it won't take you all morning either.
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Any stuffing recipe can be converted to a slow-cooker version by cutting back on the liquid in the recipe by 25 percent and cooking for four to six hours on low.
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Easy Apple Butter
Apple butter is an obvious condiment for toast with butter on a Fall morning, but it also works well swirled into oatmeal or used as a filling in cake.
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Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Pie
This incredible slow-cooker pumpkin pie maintains that coveted custardy texture despite not being baked.
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Slow-Cooker Sweet Potatoes
Keep this recipe in your back pocket for Thanksgiving when you are short on oven space.
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Slow-Cooker Root Beer BBQ Cocktail Meatballs
Everyone loves a cocktail meatball! Make them without the fuss of preparation.
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Chocolate Bread Pudding
This recipe is actually vegan, but you could always add regular butter and dairy milk if you wanted to.
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Slow-Cooker Poached Chicken
Poached chicken doesn't have to be bland, dry, or boring — especially if you slow-cook it.
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Slow-Cooker Chicken Stock Recipe
This technique results in crystal-clear broth!
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Slow-Cooker Spaghetti and Meatballs
Simmer up spaghetti, sauce, and meatballs all together with this one-pot wonder.
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Easy Slow-Cooker Bolognese
The beauty of this recipe? It calls for a handful of ingredients that yield incredible flavor.
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Slow-Cooker French Onion Pot Pie Stew
Comforting, nostalgic, and best of all, easy, this stew begs to be part of your weeknight dinner rotation or even served at a party.
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Slow-cooked meatballs with parmesan and pasta sauce mingle together in a bowl of comfort.
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Slow-Cooker Bolognese Sauce Recipe
Tossed with pasta and garnished with parmesan cheese, this saucy dish will woo both you and whoever you share it with.
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Slow-Cooker Taco Soup
Let this soup simmer away as you go about your day, and then, as if magic, you'll return home to a powerfully intoxicating, hearty-as-hell taco soup.
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The only thing better than slow-cooker beans is meal prepping with them. Layer the beans with quinoa, cheddar, scallions, and hot sauce in mason or Weck jars for easy meals on the go.
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