This basic recipe is one you’ll definitely want to have on hand. It’s not only a cinch to pull together, but it’s mild enough that even a picky eater should want to dig in.
Lasagna on a weeknight? No problem when you pull out your slow cooker. After a little layering, you can forget about it until dinner, when a final sprinkling of cheese adds the crowning touch.
A slow cooker makes this delicious meat sauce unbelievably easy—just add veggies, beef, chili sauce and seasonings, and come back later. Dinner has almost made itself.
Barbecue goes south of the border with this Mexican spin on pulled pork. Our rec? Tuck the meat in tortillas and serve with cheese, guacamole and sour cream. Then use any leftovers as a topping for nachos the next day.
Once you place all the ingredients in the slow cooker, there’s nothing more to do than wait and greet your family at dinner with a hot crock of chili and their favorite toppings.
Your slow cooker simmers the short ribs until they’re fall-off-the-bone tender, you heat up the mashed potatoes and voilà—dinner’s done.
Instead of turning on the oven, turn to your slow cooker sidekick for perfectly cooked pork chops PLUS a delish side of stuffing that cooks at the same time.
Soda for dinner can be a total surprise, especially when it’s used to give the main course a little zip. The trio of root beer, beef roast and barbecue sauce cooks into a tasty whole that’s easy to serve in a bun.
Alfredo’s a winner with your family and a timesaver for you when it’s made in the slow cooker. This one’s punched up with sun-dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts for a little Mediterranean flair.
Throw this one in the cooker in the morning and let it simmer all day. You’ll end up with an Italian-inspired soup that’s super-flavor, super-easy and super-warming.