Guess what? I finally have a slow-cooker in my life! Apparently I dropped enough hints, because my mom and my mother-in-law each got us this beauty for Christmas (yes, we returned one), and my favorite hobby of the new year has been testing out recipes that I can throw in the cooker in the morning… then reap the rewards at the end of the day. I am learning, however, that not all slow-cooker recipes are created equal. There’s a major difference between the mushy, bland quality of some crockpot recipes of the past, and the full-of-flavor, tenderized, comforting dishes we’ve recently been devouring. In honor of these chilly winter days where my tastebuds call out for the latter, thought I’d round up the very best slow cooker recipes I’ve discovered so far. Click through, and I’d love to know in the comments: what’s your favorite slow-cooker recipe? Give me the dish!


Crispy Caramelized Pork Ramen Noodle Soup with Curry Roasted Acorn Squash by Half Baked Harvest

Quinoa White Chili with Roasted Poblanos from Oh My Veggies

Smoky Pulled Pork Tacos with Cherry-Peach Salsa from Iowa Girl Eats

S’mores Brownies by Something Swanky

Chicken Wild Rice Soup from Pinch of Yum

Spinach & Artichoke Dip from Damn Delicious

Lemon Garlic Chicken by No. 2 Pencil

Butternut Squash and Parsnip Soup by The Roasted Root

Three Bean Turkey Chili Baked Potatoes from Fit Foodie Finds

Banana Nut Oatmeal from The Lemon Bowl

Quinoa Lentil Tacos by Begin Within Nutrition

Garlic Mashed Potatoes by Damn Delicious

Carne Asada Nachos from How Sweet It Is

Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread from Crazy for Crust

Thai Chicken Soup by Foodie Crush

15 comments
  1. 1
    Vanessa @ Living in Steil | January 20, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    These dishes all look amazing! I don’t have a slow cooker, but it’s been on my wish list for a while. I think the pulled pork tacos would be first on my list to try!

    http://www.livinginsteil.com

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    Chris Styles | January 20, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    I’m feeling inspired to crank up the slow cooker and try the Thai chicken soup. Never imagined making garlic mashed potatoes in the slow cooker but that recipe sounds delicious! Would you please remind me next Thanksgiving 🙂

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    Clever Girl Reviews | January 20, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    I will point out that with the thai soup it will be best if you can fry the curry paste before hand. It makes for a much richer flavor than just heat.

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    Jenn | January 20, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    If you’re in the mood for pasta, Jessica Seinfeld’s slow cooker lasagna is SO easy, very customizable, and makes the kitchen smell yummy.

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    • Camille Styles | January 20, 2015 at 2:20 pm

      oooh that sounds delish! I’ll look it up asap!

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    kristen | January 20, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    I am new to the slow cooker…we are a grilling family but I asked for one for Christmas and have been enjoying many creative meals! Our favorites are chicken and dumplings and pulled pork tacos…I’m excited to try some of these recipes! Camille, I know this is off subject but could you please tell me the color of your linen sheers in your family room I wanted to place an order with RH and have your paint color as well I just wasn’t sure if they were optic whIte or white…which seems more like a cream. Any help would be appreciated…Thank you!

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    • Camille Styles | January 20, 2015 at 8:40 pm

      Of course! They are the “white,” which is a very soft white and I think would coordinate with lots of different shades of white or cream on the walls. 🙂 We love them!!!

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    Shannon Hauri | January 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Camille – don’t forget about crock pot liners! If you haven’t discovered them yet they make clean up SO much easier!

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    beginwithinnutrition | January 22, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    I am so honored to be part of such a wonderful collection of recipes! Many thanks 🙂

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    Kelsi | February 12, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Read this and bought a crockpot on amazon. Woop!

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    beth vanderkolk | November 8, 2017 at 10:19 am

    SkinnyTaste has some really tried and true slow cooker recipes.

    This Moroccan Chicken slow cooker recipe is a go-to at my house- super delicious and super easy.
    https://www.skinnytaste.com/slow-cooker-moroccan-chicken-olive-tagine/

    Picadillo Stuffed Peppers
    https://www.skinnytaste.com/crock-pot-picadillo-stuffed-peppers/

    This barbacoa recipe is killer and great for a group
    https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/barbacoa-recipe/

    And this beef, tomato, and ancini de pepe soup is so comforting in the winter
    https://www.skinnytaste.com/beef-tomato-and-acini-di-pepe-soup/

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