Let’s be honest: the last thing you want to be doing at the cottage is slaving over the stove. We all know you’d rather be lounging on the dock, swimming in the lake or snoozing in a hammock. That’s why you shouldn’t forget your slow cooker when you’re packing up for a cabin weekend. Whether it’s a batch of pulled pork for dinner or some tender slices of French toast for breakfast, we’ve got plenty more slow cooker cottage recipes for you to choose from.
Slow Cooker German Salad
This lighter, slow-cooked potato salad swaps the traditional creamy dressing for an apple cider vinegar and grainy mustard-based version, but you won’t miss it thanks to the addition of smoky, crispy bacon.
Slow Cooker Asian Style 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 Barbecue Ribs
Sure, you could spend hours slowly smoking ribs on the barbecue, or you could go the easy route and make these saucy meats in the slow cooker. Either way, you’re guaranteed fall-off-the-bone ribs that are sure to impress.
Chocolate Hazelnut 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.
Slow Cooker Pulled Turkey Sandwiches
This simple slow-cooker sandwich serves juicy, pulled turkey on a soft, sesame-crusted hamburger bun. Top with pickles and/or coleslaw for added flavour.
Slow Cooker Shrimp Boil
Corn, shrimp and sausage come together for a tasty seafood boil that you can make lakeside or seaside. Potatoes bubble away in a flavourful broth, while shrimp and corn are added at the end for a perfectly cooked pot.
Slow-Cooker Overnight Breakfast Casserole
You can make this over-the-top creation at night and surprise your kids with it in the morning. The casserole has the flavours of a western omelet, with ham, cheese and eggs, but it bound together by waffles. A little wacky and oh so fun.
Slow Cooker Chicken and Broccoli
Nutrient-packed broccoli and wallet-friendly chicken thighs are a glorious duo that make dinner decisions way less daunting. This recipe from Ree Drummond herself gets a dose of Asian flavour as it’s slowly simmered in a mixture of soy sauce, fresh ginger, garlic and Sriracha.
Slow Cooker Pork Tacos
This bright, flavour-packed main includes tender, juicy pulled pork and all your favourite taco toppings.
Slow Cooker Mushroom Barley Risotto
This tasty vegetarian main is made hearty with mushrooms and a thick, flavourful sauce.
Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice
Toss beans, sausage, ham, vegetables, stock and spices into the slow cooker and let this hearty meal cook itself.
Italian Slow Cooker Beef Sandwiches
Slow cooked Italian seasoned beef is piled high on fresh French bread and topped with garlicky giardiniera (Italian-American relish) aioli.
Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs
Featuring soy sauce and ginger, this mouthwatering (and complete) meal is prepped and cooking in just 10 minutes!
Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler
Skip the oven and try your hand at this simple and satisfying peach cobbler made in the slow cooker.
Slow Cooker Ham with Apricot-Dijon Glaze
Classic spiral cut ham flavoured with simple ingredients, this Instagram-worthy dish pairs perfectly with scalloped potatoes for an exquisite holiday feast.
Anna Olson's Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Legs
These easy chicken legs have all the flavours of a classic, sticky-sweet barbecue version, without the hassle of cleaning the grill or even stepping outside your back door.
Pulled Pork with Fried Shallots and Chilis
Juicy, perfectly flavoured pork is cooked slow and low until it is fall-apart tender. Crispy shallots and chilies give this popular dish a crunchy pop.
Slow Cooker Ribs with Rice and Broccoli
Combine the ingredients for this easy summer recipe in the morning and that evening, enjoy fall-off-the-bone ribs.
Slow-Cooker Gooey Brownie Cake
Slow-cookers to the rescue! Mix up your ooey-gooey brownie batter, turn on the slow-cooker and forget about it until dessert. Vanilla ice cream is pretty much required when serving, but a cold glass of milk would also do the trick.
Slow Cooker Berry Cobbler
Finish your barbecued dinner with a beautiful baked berry dessert that doesn’t require turning on the oven. Top with some good quality vanilla ice cream for the ultimate sweet and creamy summer dessert.
Slow Cooker Chicken and Vegetable Soup
A great hands-off recipe that you can make in the slow cooker, this chicken soup uses lots of leftovers, repurposing them for a desk lunch that is definitely not sad!