20 Essential Slow Cooker Recipes for When You're Feeling Lazy

20 Essential Slow Cooker Recipes for When You're Feeling Lazy

Sheela Prakash
Mar 25, 2018
(Image credit: Christine Han)

We all have days when we feel so lazy that even calling for takeout seems like a chore. It's on those days that the slow cooker's abilities shine the most. Muster up enough effort to toss a handful of things inside of it the morning of or night before and let it work its magic. Here are 20 of the best recipes that are made for moments just like these.

Hearty Soups and Stews

Toss a bunch of veggies, meat or beans, and broth in the slow cooker and you're looking at a steaming bowl of soup or stew waiting for you in just a few hours.

Crowd-Pleasing Mains

Beyond soups and stews, the slow cooker can churn out some extra-satisfying fork-and-knife meals without you having to do much work at all. Know that if you're feeling lazy enough to call for takeout Indian food or make a box of instant mac and cheese, the slow cooker can make these things for you with some upfront planning.

Groggy-Eyed Breakfasts

With a little foresight the night before, the slow cooker can help you get breakfast in order for the next morning.

Snack and Dessert Cravings

Lazy people want snacks and sweets too. A bag of chips or a pint of ice cream can seem like the best option during moments like these, but let the slow cooker help you out a little and you'll be thankful for things like homemade party mix and warm apple crisp. These are especially good for the weekend when you know you will want something to munch on.

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