Easy & Creative Slow Cooker Recipes

When you are a busy parent, your slow cooker can be your best friend. Save time and enjoy delicious & nutritious meals with my simple slow cooker recipes. With common ingredients and minimal prep work, most of these dishes are one-pot dinners that your whole family will enjoy. Some of the recipes freeze well and can be defrosted for tasty meals on the quick.

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ChefBear Complete Meals - corn chowder
Serves
4

corn chowder

Warm your tummy & spirits with a hearty bowl of New England-style corn chowder! My easy slow cooker version is a medley of fresh corn & veggies, seasoned with ham and savory herbs & spices. The irresistibly creamy broth makes this classic chowder just what the doctor ordered for a cozy winter's meal.

ChefBear Complete Meals - southern slow cooked beef stew
Serves
6

southern slow cooked beef stew

Beef stew ranks high on America's perennial list of popular soups & stew. Serve your family a steaming bowl of this classic with a Low Country twist! My easy slow cooker recipe features tender beef chunks with black-eyed peas, mushrooms, and tomatoes in a savory broth that will stick to your ribs. Serve it with a buttery square of homemade cornbread.

ChefBear Complete Meals - slow cooker orange chicken
Serves
6

slow cooker orange chicken

Are you looking for a unique chicken recipe? Try my version of orange chicken & sweet potatoes for your slow cooker! The orange marmalade pairs well with savory chicken and warm sweet potato flavors. The dish is easy to make and tempting to even your pickiest eaters.

ChefBear Complete Meals - smoked sausage & bean cassoulet
Serves
8

smoked sausage & bean cassoulet

Here is a classic French-inspired dish that was traditionally slow-cooked for optimal flavor. My version is loaded with tasty bacon, pork loin roast, and smoked sausage. The pork is paired with Great Northern beans, tomatoes and aromatic herbs & spices. It is a hearty slow cooker dish your family will love.

ChefBear Complete Meals - slow cooker stuffed cabbage in tomato sauce
Serves
6

slow cooker stuffed cabbage in tomato sauce

Whether you enjoy them for New Year’s or any meal, cabbage rolls are a traditional favorite. Try my slow cooker version with tender cabbage leaves stuffed with a savory meat & rice filling and topped with a flavorful tomato sauce.

ChefBear Complete Meals - best slow cooker mac & cheese
Serves
8

best slow cooker mac & cheese

When your family tastes this delicious slow cooker mac & cheese, they will forget about the store-bought version with the neon orange powder. The recipe features tender macaroni drowned in a creamy sauce of real cheddar & Monterey Jack cheeses. It is destined to be a family favorite!

ChefBear Complete Meals - veggie lasagna
Serves
8

veggie lasagna

Meatless Mondays just got easier & tastier with my slow-cooked veggie lasagna recipe! It has all the scrumptious sauce, pasta and gooey cheese you love— minus the meat. Instead, it features flavorful veggies that cook to tender perfection. Your family may forget this lasagna is vegetarian!

ChefBear Complete Meals - savory thai-style meatballs
Serves
6

savory thai-style meatballs

Savory meatballs are a staple for many international cuisines, like this mouthwatering Thai version. The scrumptious chicken meatballs float in a flavorful veggie sauce that is loaded with Asian-inspired herbs & spices. Serve them as a savory appetizer or part of a delicious main course.