Make It Tonight: Slow Cooker
One slow cooker, endless ways to wow your family. Let your kitchen BFF do most of the work while you sit back and take all the credit for the tastiness that ensues.
1. Slow Cooker Family-Favorite Chili
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.
2. Slow Cooker Lasagna
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.
3. Slow Cooker So-Easy Sloppy Joes
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.
4. Slow Cooker Barbecued Pulled-Pork
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.
5. Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Chili
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.
6. Slow Cooker Braised Short Ribs with Mashed Potatoes
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.
7. Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Corn Stuffing
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.
8. Slow Cooker Root Beer Barbecue Beef Sandwiches
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.
9. Slow Cooker Chicken and Noodles Alfredo
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.
10. Slow Cooker Easy Italian Sausage-Vegetable Soup
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.