Baby, it’s cold outside. But, thanks to the power of the slow cooker, there’s lots going on in the kitchen to warm us up this season. But while we rely on our favourite cooking tool to whip up stews, chilis and more while we’re out sludging through the day, sometimes we just want to come home to something even more comforting. That something is delicious, melty cheese. From tasty saag paneer to mouth-watering scalloped potatoes, here are some of our cheesiest slow cooker recipes yet.
Slow Cooker Cheddar and Horseradish Mashed Potatoes
Sharp Cheddar and spicy horseradish give these mashed ‘taters a special kick. They make the perfect complement to roast beef. Who are we kidding: we’d eat an entire bowl of these creamy spuds all on their own.
Lightened-Up Slow Cooker Chicken Buffalo Dip
Game day is a great excuse to whip up this cheesy chicken dip that features a hot sauce kick. But this party dip is so finger-lickin’ good thanks to three kinds of cheese. Serve it at any party and it’ll be the talk of the night.
Slow Cooker Overnight Breakfast Casserole
Whether you have guests coming over for a breakfast feast or you just know you’re going to want to dig into something hearty on a weekend morning, nothing beats this cheese-laden casserole. It incorporates cheddar and Swiss with standard breakfast staples like sausage and waffles for a cheesy mouthful in every bite.
Slow Cooker Lasagna
Lasagna doesn’t have a reputation for being a weeknight meal, but with Ree Drummond’s slow cooker version, you can enjoy this homemade classic any darned day you please. The secret? Ree’s creamy, cheesy mixture of ricotta, Parmesan and savoury spices.
Slow Cooker Ham, Cheese and Spinach Crustless Quiche
If you’re cutting down on carbs, does that mean you can indulge in even more cheese? We choose to believe the answer is yes. That makes this crust-free quiche the perfect protein power dish. With loads of cheesy fontina and some bonus Parmesan for a kick, this one hits all of the right cheesy notes.
Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes
Cheese and potatoes are pretty much the perfect meal, especially when you’re talking layers of thinly sliced spuds covered in a creamy Gruyere sauce. Enter the slow cooker version of the traditional side dish for a pot of potato perfection.
Slow Cooker Cheese Soup
Does it get any better than a cheese-based soup? Our ooey, gooey hearts say no. This recipe – paired with some quick-and-easy salad wraps – is hearty and surprisingly healthy thanks to all the veggies gracing the dish.