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20 Ridiculously Easy Recipes You Can Make With a Slow Cooker


We all have long days—you know the ones, they start with a full day of work, then frantically running errands on lunch break, and hitting the gym before finally heading home for the day. Now it’s late, you’re exhausted and awfully hungry. The thought of cooking is unbearable, right? So it’s another night eating a quick frozen dinner or spending money on takeout.

So let’s imagine a different scenario.

You walk in the door to the amazing smell of a hot cooked meal waiting for you. That’s right: All you need is a slow cooker! Many recipes just require chopping a few ingredients and tossing them in. And the best part? Slow cookers aren’t just for dinner. You can make easy desserts, drinks, and even breakfast the night before.

So throw your ingredients in, hit start, and let it do the cooking for you.


Sausage and Sweet Pepper Hash

Source: Better Homes and Garden

Banana French Toast

Source: Diethood

Ancient Grains Quinoa

Source: Little Rusted Ladle

Peaches and Cream Steel Cut Oatmeal

Source: The Healthy Maven

Lunch and Dinner

Lo Mein

Source: Damn Delicious

Chicken Enchilada Soup

Source: Gimme Some Oven

Honey Lime Ginger Pork

Source: The Recipe Critic

Thai Chicken Soup

Source: Foodie Crush

Cauliflower Curry

Source: Well Plated

Black Bean Taco Chili

Source: Baked By Rachel

Slow-Cooker Cashew Chicken

Source: The Cookie Rookie

Pineapple Pulled Pork Tacos

Source: Gluten Free With LB


Source: Home Sweet Eats

Honey Sesame Chicken

Source: Creme de la Crumb

Snacks and Appetizers

Maple Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix

 Source: Averie Cooks

Quinoa Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

Source: Pinch of Yum

Desserts and Drinks

Cinnamon Apples

Source: Julie’s Eats and Treats

Chocolate & Nutella Indulgence Cake

Source: Cutefetti

Cranberry Apple Cider

Source: The Recipe Rebel

Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding

Source: The Gunny Sack 

Do you have a go-to slow cooker recipe? Share it with us in the comments below!