From comforting enchiladas and stews to hearty pastas and more, these satisfying stress-free dishes have been slow-cooked to perfection. Browse our collection of recipes to find your new favourite must-makes – no matter the meal.
Sticky Hoisin and Honey Slow-Cooker Chicken Drumsticks
Your reward for prepping this in the morning: tender chicken coated with thick, sticky and sweet sauce. Serve with a simple salad and a pot of rice.
Slow Cooker Cabbage Rolls
This Eastern European classic, stuffed with brown rice, ground beef and veggies, is a winter staple you can prep-ahead any day of the week.
The Pioneer Woman's Slow Cooker Bolognese
Simmer this rich, meaty sauce low and slow and then pair it with your favourite pasta shape. If you have a larger slow cooker, make a double batch and freeze half of it for a quick weeknight dinner option.
Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken Curry
A simple comforting, curry comes together beautifully in a slow cooker. Made without butter or milk, this recipe works well for dairy-conscious diners.
Slow-Cooker Enchiladas Two Ways
Now here’s a genius hack that lets you make two dishes at once: one veg-friendly enchilada and the other stuffed with chicken.
The Best Slow Cooker Short Ribs With a Delectable Red Wine Sauce
Enjoy short ribs year-round with this rich, beefy recipe. Simply give your ribs a quick sear before adding them to the slow cooker along with mushroom, carrot, onion, and full-bodied red wine.
Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin Recipe
Looking to freshen up your weeknight meal rotation with a new healthy meets flavourful main? This pork tenderloin and veggie dish, coated in a balsamic, mustard and maple syrup reduction, is dinner worth waiting for.
Slow-Cooker Chicken and Dumplings
Frozen pierogi are the secret ingredient in this slow cooker chicken and dumplings that the entire family will love. It’s a hearty, warming dish that’ll have you coming back for seconds.
Slow Cooker Thai Red Curry Chicken Soup
Bring the warm flavours of Thailand into your kitchen with this comforting, curry soup. Thai red curry paste, onion, ginger and garlic create an aromatic base of flavour that is tempered with creamy coconut milk. Chicken, broccoli and carrots are simmered slow and low for a hands-off meal. No need for takeout!
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Enchiladas
Comfort food meets healthy eating in this easy vegetarian recipe: a hearty slow cooker dinner that’s packed with nutrition. Sweet potatoes star in the vegetarian dish, which is smothered in a silky spice-filled sauce that’ll fill your kitchen with a mouthwatering aroma.
Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs
Featuring soy sauce and ginger, this mouthwatering (and complete) meal is prepped and cooking in just 10 minutes!
Slow Cooker Irish Stew
This comforting, family-friendly supper also happens to be a cinch to make. Throw all the good-for-you ingredients (like beef, carrots, parsnip and potatoes) into your slow cooker and stand by as the delicious flavours begin to develop.
Slow-Cooker Swedish Meatballs
Dinner guests are sure to arrive with a huge appetite. These easy-to-make meatballs are a satisfying starter to hold hungry guests over until the main event.
Slow Cooker Cauliflower and Chickpea Curry
Cutting a cauliflower into quarters (instead of smaller florets) allows this veg-friendly meal to simmer in a slow cooker all day. It also makes for a healthy freezer meal.
Slow Cooker Tortilla Chicken Soup
A filling Mexican-inspired dinner you can make with boneless chicken breasts, or leave it out for a vegetarian version and double the number of beans. Either way, you’ll love how the flavours meld together as it bubbles away in your slow cooker.
Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Stew
You can’t get much simpler than this beef and barley stew. Toss onions, celery, potatoes, carrots, beef, herbs, spices and beef stock into your slow cooker — and come home to a mouthwatering, filling dinner.
Slow-Cooker Chicken Wings
Whether you’re hosting the big game or a family get together, make a batch of these zesty chicken wings in your slow cooker while you’re preparing the rest of your menu. Once they’re cooked, pop them under the broiler for a few minutes to give them that crispy wing-joint finish.
Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff
Instead of the traditional beef, try making your Stroganoff with chicken instead. This recipe takes only 15 minutes of prep time, and then your slow cooker does the rest, so you can get it started before leaving for work and come home to a tasty meal.
The Pioneer Woman's Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili
Chili really is a versatile recipe, and this version from The Pioneer Woman is packed with bold flavours. Shredded chicken breast, green chiles and beans come together beautifully in a creamy sauce made with milk and masa.
Anna Olson's Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Legs
This easy and cost effective slow cooker meal will have the house smelling like summer BBQ, but without the effort.
Slow-Cooker Chicken Sliders With an Indian Twist
These bite-size butter chicken sliders are perfect for a quick, comforting supper spent indoors — and they’re easy to make ahead!
Slow Cooker Saag Paneer
Now here’s a flavourful Indian dish with a twist that will inspire anyone to eat their greens! Containing fresh spinach, paneer, veggies and coconut milk, this warming meal promises to please any palate.
Hazelnut Chocolate French Toast
This is the ideal family-sized breakfast that can be made the night before. Toss a loaf’s worth of bread into your slow cooker along with all the typical French toast ingredients. Cook overnight and wake up to a scrumptiously sweet morning casserole.
Lightened-Up Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip
When you’re craving an indulgent Buffalo-style chicken dip but want to cut back on calories, try this lightened up version made with light cream cheese, cheddar, buttermilk and rotisserie chicken meat. Serve it straight from the slow cooker along with sticks of carrot and celery for dipping.