As we bid farewell to summer, we start turn our attention to cozy fall-inspired recipes that will keep us warm in the coming months. From a decadent pumpkin cheesecake to a dairy-free squash-filled lasagna, these slow cooker recipes will become household staples through Thanksgiving and beyond.
Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Cornbread
The beauty of this butternut squash-infused slow cooker appetizer is that, while you’re busy prepping more complex dishes for your loved ones, you can leave it virtually unattended until it reaches fluffy, golden perfection. Pair it with one of these slow cooker casseroles.
Lamb Stew with Squash & Mint
A hearty leg of lamb becomes unbelievably tender after it’s been braised in a slow cooker. Save yourself additional time and energy by buying pre-cubed meat, for a stress-free dinner prep. The cubed butternut squash and softened chickpeas add plenty of texture to the dish.
Slow Cooker Spiced Butternut Squash with Pecans
Although the recipe technically calls for sweet potatoes, you can easily swap those out in favour of pumpkin or butternut squash. This candied dish is made easier by crafting it in a slow cooker. This almost entirely hands-free recipe simply asks that you cut up your preferred seasonal veggie into thick rounds so they hold up during the cooking process. The end result is a sweet and tender side glazed with spices, butter and ground pecans.