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Top 20 Slow Cooker Recipes

After a long, chilly day, few things are better to come home to than a warm house filled with the smell of a home-cooked meal. Here are 20 great ways to get there with easy slow cooker recipes.
By TBSP Susan

Dust off that slow cooker - it's time to put it to work.

Here are our top 20 slow cooker recipes that will greet your nose as soon as you walk in the door.

1. Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie

The pot pie is an all-American classic that sometimes gets overlooked, but it's hard to deny this comfort food when making it is so easy.

2. Chicken Enchilada Chowder

Making enchiladas is a labor of love - emphasis on the labor. This version is pure love.

3. Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake

Imagine that instead of smelling savory goodness when you come home, you're smelling chocolate cake. Follow this recipe and that could be your reality.

4. Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken

This dish is perfect if you've only got some key ingredients - chicken, salsa, corn, beans and cream cheese - on hand. It's a party in a pinch.

5. 3-Ingredient Sweet and Sour Meatballs

These party apps have the best of both flavor worlds and couldn't be easier to make.

6. 3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Only 3 ingredients to moist, flavorful pulled pork that can be prepared in minutes and cooked in a slow cooker.

7. Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Forget about the old school diner dish? Well, it's back, baby, in a slow cooker.

8. Slow Cooker Potato and Double-Corn Chowder

This thick soup leaves little to be desired after a marathon leaf-raking session.

9. Easy Little Smokies

Sure, some may turn their nose up at cocktail wieners, but we bet that as soon as no one's looking, they're mowing down these salty little treats like there's no tomorrow.

10. Slow Cooker Chicken-Barley Soup

We prefer to use the word "classic" when describing this perfect cold-weather soup.

11. Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala

Classic chicken marsala may require a great deal of skill and effort, but this version is foolproof.

12. Slow Cooker Roast Pork with Fruit

This recipe will most definitely let your family know what season it is as the scent of pork, apples and cinnamon fill the house.

13. Slow Cooker Spiced Cranberry-Apple Cider

Having some guests over? This cider is more than a seasonal beverage, it's also an ambiance-booster.

14. Slow Cooker Turkey Breasts Stuffed with Wild Rice

Looking for an easy-peasy Thanksgiving main course? Search no further.

15. Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Shiitake Mushrooms

This is a slight variation on classic beef stew - you'll be amazed at the difference some gourmet mushrooms make.

16. Golden Fruit Chutney

Chutney is an overlooked condiment in the U.S., but tastes great on sandwiches, in salads or as a dip for samosas.

17. Slow Cooker Maple Sauced Pears

Serve these syrupy-sweet pears over vanilla ice cream or pound cake for an memorable fall dessert.

18. Slow Cooker Italian Spaghetti Sauce

Sometimes all you need at the end of a chilly fall day is a big bowl of spaghetti, and this recipe can help you fulfill that.

19. Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

Ah, the split pea - not a bean, not yet a lentil. Help this neglected legume solidify its identity by making this classic version of its namesake soup.

20. Slow Cooker Chorizo, Pecan and Cheddar Stuffing

If you're in charge of the stuffing this year, we've totally got you covered with this unexpected meat- and nut-studded version.