When it comes to genius time-savers, slow cookers are high on our list. Toss in the ingredients, walk away and let dinner cook while you go about your day! Get ready, because we’ve got a week’s worth of delicious crock pot meals that will keep you warm and cozy. Scroll through the album below to see them all.
Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs
Daydreaming about summer barbeque flavors? No problem! You’ll flip for this cold-weather version of barbequed ribs, simmered low and slow right in your kitchen. Find the recipe right here.
For an easy and delicious weeknight meal, this sweet and sour chicken dish from Shared Appetite will get the job done! You probably already have most of the ingredients in your pantry, and you can customize the spice level depending on your family’s preferences. Toss it all in the slow cooker, and dinner is done! Grab the recipe right here.
Crock-Pot Vegetable Minestrone
Cold weather means soup weather, and this veggie-loaded minestrone is one of our favorites. Fill the slow cooker in the morning, and by dinnertime, you’ll have a healthy and filling soup that your whole crew will love. Add some warm bread and a fresh green salad, and dinner is a snap! Click here for the recipe.
Black-Eyed Pea and Pork Chili
You’ll feel great about serving this yummy black-eyed pea and pork chili from Mom's Kitchen Handbook. Full of protein, fiber, and iron, you can even take it to the next level with a handful of fresh chopped greens thrown in for an extra nutrition boost. Find the recipe and ingredients here.
Bacon-Wrapped Apple BBQ Chicken
Really, you had us at bacon! With just five ingredients, this sweet, smoky chicken dish from MomsWhoThink could not be any easier. Try it once, and it's sure to become a regular on your dinner menu. Find the recipe right here.
Crock-Pot Chicken and Dumplings
Chicken and dumplings are definitely in the comfort food Hall of Fame! Now you can relax and let your slow cooker bring that nostalgic homestyle magic to your kitchen with minimal effort. Check out our recipe that will bring plenty of requests for second (and third!) helpings. Get the ingredients and how-to right here.
Easy Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna
Lasagna in a crock-pot? Yes, it can be done, and it's delicious! Try this creamy vegetarian version from Leah's Thoughts, stuffed with spinach and mushrooms. Kids will love the cheesy goodness, and parents will love getting in that double dose of veggies. Talk about a win-win! Grab the recipe here.
What’s your favorite slow cooker recipe? Will you try any of ours? Let us know in the comments below!
— Anna Doogan