Blenders and toaster ovens are great, but our favorite kitchen appliance has to be the slow cooker. A weeknight lifesaver, it’s the best way to get a healthy and delicious meal on the table without spending hours hunched over the stove. But it’s not just for beef stew, either—click through the slideshow below to see all the possibilities.

Sweet Potato Chili

As a kid food blogger Kari of GI365 disdained chili, but she decided to revisit this hearty winter dish as an adult. By adding sweet potatoes and taking out the beans, Kari realized she created a stellar recipe for those who wanted to a dish beyond the traditional chili. Check out the recipe from G1365 by clicking here. 

photo: GI365

  • Italian Meatballs
  • Chicken Tikka Masala
  • Scalloped Potatoes
  • Minestrone Soup
  • Blueberry Apple Cobbler
  • Tortellini, Sausage and Kale Soup
  • Ranch Chex Mix
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Orange Chicken
  • Spinach Bacon Dip
  • Chicken and Vegetable Soup
  • Chicken Enchiladas
  • Sweet Potato Chili
  • Vegan Quinoa Chili
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Lentil Sausage Soup
  • Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
  • Hearty White Bean Soup
  • Healthy Apple Sauce
  • Honey Ginger Chicken
  • Apple and Maple Pulled Pork
  • Italian Beef Sandwiches
  • Chicken Wild Rice Soup
  • Sweet Pork
  • Korean Chicken Sliders
  • Black-Eyed Pea and Pork Chili
  • Chicken Pot Pie Stew
  • Bacon-Wrapped Apple Barbecue Chicken
  • French Dip Sandwiches
  • Chicken with Balsamic and Tomatoes
  • Nutella Bread Pudding
  • Mongolian Beef
  • Mexican Corn and Bean Soup
  • Pulled Pork Tacos
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  • Glazed Corned Beef
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  • Chicken and Dumplings
  • Veggie Lasagna
  • Chicken with Grapes
  • Barbecue Ribs
  • Arroz Con Queso
  • Soy Sauce Chicken
  • Crock Pot Breakfast
  • Slow Cooker Braised Pulled Pork & Apple Cabbage Slaw
  • Turkey Breast with Gravy
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What is your #1 favorite crock pot recipe? Share the love and let us know in the comment section below!

— Erin Lem