Kitchn’s 10 Most-Saved Slow Cooker Suppers

updated Nov 15, 2023
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The slow cooker is my solution for so many things: a loaf of freshly “baked” bread when we don’t want turn on the oven; an irresistible batch of saucy pulled pork; an effortless breakfast. But the times I rely on it most are when I want an easy, comforting dinner. These are the times our readers (that’s you!) rely on it as well — at least that’s what’s we’ve learned from looking at our most-saved slow cooker recipes.

These are the top 10 slow cooker recipes you’re searching for, saving, and making.

Slow Cooker Suppers

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Slow Cooker Baked Ziti
Slow cooker baked ziti is just like the traditional casserole with tender noodles swimming in marinara & mixed with a double dose of gooey, melted cheese.
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Slow-Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls
These chicken burrito bowls only require five minutes of hands-on prep time — the rest of the work is done by your slow cooker.
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Beef Stew in the Slow Cooker
Learn how the slow cooker can take beef stew from weekend fare to an everyday dinner dish.
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Classic Beef Brisket in the Slow Cooker
The beef brisket that makes the whole house smell like a cozy day perfect for snuggling on the couch.
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Crock-Pot Chicken
Here's a simple method for cooking vegetables and chicken breast together in the slow cooker in just a few hours.
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Curried Vegetable and Chickpea Stew

Want to work more veggies into your diet? This loaded stew has you covered. It’s full of tender vegetables and chickpeas, along with the warming flavors of ginger and garlic — and it’s vegan!

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Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili
This is a hearty slow cooker chicken stew with white beans, Southwest spices like cumin and coriander, and a few cans of fire-roasted green chilis.
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Slow Cooker Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs
The slow cooker yields tender, fall-off-the-bone short ribs swimming in a savory broth, made deeper and richer thanks to several glugs of Cabernet.
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Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff
In this beef stroganoff, hearty pieces of inexpensive beef cook alongside mushrooms, onion, and broth in the slow cooker.
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French Onion Soup in the Slow Cooker

Once you’ve made French Onion soup in the slow cooker, you may never go back to stovetop! Here’s a step-by-step recipe for blissfully delicious French onion soup made from start to finish in the slow cooker. Well, right up until the cheesy toast. You still need the oven for that, but with soup this easy, what’s a little broiling at the end?

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