20 Slow Cooker Dinners to Add to Your Meal Plan

20 Slow Cooker Dinners to Add to Your Meal Plan

Sheela Prakash
Sep 15, 2017
(Image credit: Guy Ambrosino)

If a slow cooker night isn't already slotted in at least once in your upcoming week's meal plan, it should be. That's because utilizing it makes things a hundred times easier on yourself during the chaos that is just another week. Here are 20 recipes we turn to over and over again, and we think you should too.

Serious Comfort Food

The slow cooker does a whole lot of wonderful things, but what it really does best is comfort food. That's because low-and-slow cooking is just what you need to turn out the most tender meatballs, flavorful Bolognese sauce, and juicy pork carnitas.

Bowl Food

Not only does utilizing your slow cooker mean less pots and pans to clean up, but many recipes are also so well-balanced (with protein, veggies, and whole grains) that you hardly need much more than a bowl and a spoon to call it dinner.

(Image credit: Guy Ambrosino)

Meatless Mains

Vegetarian dinners are just as successful in the slow cooker as meatier ones. Beans and vegetables can mingle together in the appliance for hours to become a dinner that's equally as hearty.

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