25 Delicious Slow Cooker Dinners to Make This Winter

easy crockpot recipes to try for winter

Welcome to the world of slow cooking, where the art of preparing delicious meals meets the convenience of minimal effort. The slow cooker, or crockpot, has changed the way we approach cooking, turning mundane tasks into culinary adventures. Slow cooker recipes have become a go-to for busy individuals seeking a balance between a hectic schedule and a desire for home-cooked meals. These are some of our favorite slow cooker recipes to try.

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Crockpot Soups & Stews

A great winter dinner option, these soup recipes simmer all day long and are full of flavor when it’s time to eat.

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Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

This easy, healthy, and delicious butternut squash soup is the perfect dish for a cozy winter meal. Plus, it’s vegan!


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Creamy White Chicken Chili

A delicious, creamy version of chili with just the right amount of spicy kick!

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Hearty Beef Stew

Tender, melt-in-your-mouth beef, and root vegetables make this hearty stew the perfect comfort food on a cold winter evening.

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Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Throw all your ingredients in the slow cooker and let it do the work for you with this tasty chicken and rice soup recipe. 

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Broccoli Cheese Soup

Delicious and satisfying, this comforting soup is perfect to come home to after a long, cold day.

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Sausage, Spinach and White Bean Soup

Hearty, comforting and delicious, this soup only takes about 10 minutes to prep — easy peasy!

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Crockpot Jambalaya

With a smoky and spicy finish, this jambalaya recipe couldn’t be any easier. Pro tip: Throw in some shrimp during the last 10 minutes for a bonus!

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Vegetarian Lentil Chili

The perfect hands-off, dump dinner, this lentil chili with sweet potatoes is a healthy spin on cozy, comfort food.

Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

These chicken recipes offer a convenient and flavorful way to prepare tender and juicy chicken dishes with minimal effort.

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Peanut Chicken

This easy Thai-inspired recipe is packed with flavor and only take about 5 minutes to prep.

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Indian-Inspired Butter Chicken

Made easy and healthy with everyday ingredients, this rich and creamy recipe is inspired by authentic Indian butter chicken.


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Chicken Curry

Not too spicy and with tons of flavor, this curry chicken recipe is packed with flavor.

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Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

This recipe is basically like a chicken and rice soup but in casserole form.

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Pineapple Chicken Verde

This recipe is super easy to make, takes only minutes to prep and is sure to be a hit. Just let your slow cooker do all the heavy lifting!

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Honey Lemon Roasted Chicken

This whole chicken recipe is one of the easiest, most delicious recipes prepared in the crock pot. 

Beef Crockpot Recipes

These beef slow cooker recipes bring rich and savory goodness to your table, creating hearty and delicious meals that require little hands-on time.

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Honey Balsamic Roast Beef

This slow cooker roast beef is savory, tender and dripping with flavor!

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Chipotle Shredded Beef

This chipotle shredded beef is extremely tender, delicious and full of flavor!

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Beef and Broccoli

If you are a fan of beef and broccoli, you’re gonna want to make this! It just takes minutes to prep, the beef melts in your mouth and the flavors are out of this world!

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Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Made with fresh mushrooms and a simple gravy, all you need to do to make this super simple beef stroganoff recipe is toss in all the ingredients in the morning and then return to a warm dinner in the evening. 


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Crock Pot Roast with Gravy

Easy to make with potatoes, carrots, and thick and flavorful gravy this crock pot roast recipe is moist and full of flavor. It’s sure to be a family favorite! 

Slow Cooker Pork Recipes

Pork crockpot recipes provide a delightful way to savor the melt-in-your-mouth tenderness of slow-cooked pork, resulting in flavorful and effortless meals that are perfect for busy days.

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Crispy Slow Cooker Carnitas

A Mexican-inspired pork carnitas recipe made extra easy in the slow cooker that is full of great flavor, and irresistibly delicious. 

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Asian Shredded Pulled Pork

This crockpot recipe features tender pulled pork with uber flavorful Asian-inspired spices.

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Pork Ramen Bowls

This steaming bowl of ramen delivers a simple, yet elevated classic comfort food.

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Easy Pork and Beans

Hearty and delicious, this recipe is cooked low and slow with pork shoulder and pinto beans.

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Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops

These sweet and savory slow cooker pork chops are the perfect winter weekday family dinner. 

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Country Style Ribs

These tender, juicy, fall apart ribs are the perfect dinner for a busy day.

Embracing the world of slow cooking opens up a realm of possibilities for creating delicious and stress-free meals. Whether it’s aromatic chicken, hearty beef, comforting soups or tender pork, crockpot recipes offer a convenient solution for busy individuals. So, set it, forget it, and savor the mouthwatering results of your slow-cooked creations.

The best slow cooker recipes to make for dinner this winter
Kim Dow Sass Magazine

Kim is the owner and publisher of Sass Magazine, as well as the owner of Sass Studios, a boutique graphic design studio in Frederick, MD. When not in the office, Kim can be found doing some of her favorite hobbies—reading a book, dancing, traveling, or playing with her rescued pitbull.

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