The days may be cold and long, but that doesn’t mean you can’t heat things up in the kitchen – even when you’re away at work slogging through the hours. Come home to warm and comforting classics any night of the week thanks to these slow cooker casseroles, which are guaranteed to warm you up from the inside out.
Slow Cooker Enchiladas Two Ways
Cooking a comforting meal for an entire family can be tough, even when you have the benefit of a slow cooker. These genius enchiladas made two ways make it easier, especially if you have a vegetarian in the clan. While one side of the pot boasts a bean-based green sauce, the other is a chicken-based red sauce. Feeling extra hungry? Dip into both!
Slow Cooker Cabbage Rolls
Cabbage rolls are a classic warming winter dish, but they can be a lot of work. That’s why we loathe making them on a weeknight. This slow cooker version is an absolute game-changer. With healthier brown rice and easy-to-follow instructions, this is one recipe we’re throwing into our weekly meal plan rotation this season.
Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes
Scalloped potatoes are a side dish worth waiting for… if you have the time to cook them. If not, the slow cooker ensures you can still come home to these super spuds any day of the week. The trick is to add a few dashes of flour to the pot, which helps stabilize the cream as the potatoes cook.
Slow Cooker Mushroom Barley Risotto
Mushroom risotto is a classic bowl of delicious comfort, but who has time to pour, stir, wait and repeat? With this recipe, you simply fill up your slow cooker with all of the important ingredients and let the machine work its magic. The best part? You can keep all the wine for drinking – this iteration simply calls for veggie broth.
Slow Cooker Overnight Breakfast Casserole
How often do you roll out of bed wishing a comforting breakfast was waiting for you – especially on a lazy weekend? With this indulgent casserole, you can hit the snooze button a few more times and still have a hearty brunch-inspired meal all week long.
Slow Cooker Asparagus-Barley Risotto
If you’re looking to branch out from traditional risottos and incorporate more veggies into your life, this asparagus-packed version makes for an appetizing main or side dish. Served with fresh thyme and lemon, it’s a refreshing yet comforting pot of goodness with every bite.
Slow Cooker Sausage Stuffing
Since bread is a classic comfort food, doesn’t that make stuffing the ultimate home-cooked meal? If so, then why relegate it to the holidays? This recipe breathes new life into traditional sausage stuffing while keeping your oven free for other endeavours. That’s a double win as far as we’re concerned – holidays or otherwise.
Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole
This traditional green bean dish, roasted with mushrooms, butter and onion, is packed with flavour. Throw your ingredients into the slow cooker, then top with fried onions before serving for extra crunch.