Slow cookers were made for winter. What’s better than arriving home after dark, chilled to the bone, to find your slow cooker ready to greet you with a hot and nourishing meal? Perfect for making all your cold weather favourites like soups, stews, hearty meatloaves and even sticky-sweet desserts, discover the life-changing magic of your slow cooker with these wonderful winter recipes.
Slow Cooker Beef Paprikash
Set your cooker on low and return from work to a pot full of tender, pull apart beef infused with smokey paprika flavour.
Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Complete with thick and smooth gravy, this pot roast dish might just become your new oven-free favourite.
Slow Cooker Bean and Barley Soup
A hearty slow cooker soup is just the answer to a busy week or feeding a crowd with less work.
Slow Cooker Beef Ragout with Rigatoni
Like many slow cooker recipes, this makes a generous batch of beef ragout, perfect to serve as a hearty pasta sauce, or even as a stew over cooked potatoes.
Slow Cooker Beef Stew
A medley of vegetables — think multicoloured carrots, potatoes and beets — round out this hearty beef stew.
Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
No one feels like cooking when they’re battling a cold or a sore throat, which is why this recipe is perfect for those days when you’re feeling under the weather. Let your slow cooker do all the hard work, while you rest and wait for a warm and comforting bowl of goodness.
Slow Cooker Baked Beans with Multigrain Bread
A hearty dish that will satisfy your cravings for a home cooked meal that’s both savoury and a little sweet. This bacon-filled version serves four, but feel free to double it to feed a crowd. Don’t forget the crusty bread for dipping!
Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
Serve this classic Italian stew plain or over whole-wheat penne. For a spicier flavour, add a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes.
Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Let the slow cooker do all the work for this tasty meal.
Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup
There’s something about cold weather that begs for a batch of split pea soup, and this simple one-pot version will fulfill all your cravings.
Slow Cooker Mushroom Barley Risotto
This tasty vegetarian main is made hearty with mushrooms and a thick, flavourful sauce.
Slow-Cooker Baked Apples
These soft, juicy slow-cooked apples create a mouth-watering aroma, enough to make you want try this recipe. Whether you choose to eat them with a side of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of yogurt is up to you.
Slow Cooker Peppers and Pork Chops
Pork is seared on both sides and placed into a slow cooker with apples, onions and broth for a cheap, fuss-free weeknight meal.
Slow Cooker Asian-Style Beef Stew
Asian spices infuse this vibrant stew with warm, comforting flavours.
Get the recipe for Ricardo’s Slow Cooker Asian-Style Beef Stew
Slow Cooker Sticky Toffee Pudding
Let your slow cooker do all the work making this sticky pudding-like cake. Pumpkin pie spice and rich caramel sauce are a match made in heaven. Even better, it’s hands off to let you focus on the main course!
Slow Cooker Sunday Gravy
This simple, slow cooked sauce showcases tomatoes in three tasty ways. Crushed tomatoes make the bulk of this heavenly sauce, while tomato paste packs a flavourful punch, and sun-dried tomatoes lend a touch of sweetness.
Italian Meat Loaf
If turkey isn’t your thing, consider this classic Italian main that stays moist and tender as it bakes inside your slow cooker.
Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs
Featuring soy sauce and ginger, this mouthwatering (and complete) meal is prepped and cooking in just 10 minutes!
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.
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 Pork Roast
Fall-off-the-bone pork roast served with vegetables is a definite crowd-pleaser (or main meal to last you the week). Made with fresh herbs and white wine, it’s slow-cooked to perfection.
Super Easy Slow Cooker Chili
The best slow cooker beef chili recipes are simple and hassle-free, and this one delivers.
Slow Cooker Black-Bean Soup with Turkey
This satisfying dish is great for cold-weather nights, but can be enjoyed year round. Serve with some crusty bread for dipping and dinner is sure to be a hit!
Slow Cooker Turkey Chili
Cocoa powder is the secret ingredient that gives this dish a deep mole flavour, while helping to thicken up the sauce in this delectable chili recipe.
Slow Cooker Spiced Sweet Potatoes
Picture these perfectly spiced spuds on your table, smothered in a sweet brown sugar cinnamon sauce and crunchy chopped pecans.
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 Pork Roast
Impress your family with a tender, savoury pork roast for Sunday supper. Don’t forget to save the sweet, molasses, vinegar and garlic sauce for serving alongside. Trust us: nobody will miss the gravy.
Slow Cooker Chicken Curry
The fragrant sauce used in this chicken curry combines vinegar, tomato paste, garam masala and curry powder for a unique blend of flavours you’ll want to devour over and over.
Slow Cooker Gooey Brownie Cake
This super-easy dessert takes little time to prepare, and comes out looking (and tasting!) like a soft, warm brownie right from the oven. Serve with fresh whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Slow Cooker Peppermint Hot Chocolate
There’s a good chance your guests will simply be stuffed after a massive Christmas feast. Instead of desserts, try smooth and sweet hot chocolate. Thick and creamy with peppermint schnapps, this dark chocolate treat pairs well with fires and caroling.
Slow Cooker Homestyle Mashed Potatoes
Trust your slow cooker to deliver soft, and perfectly creamy mashed potatoes free of clumps and full of tender taters.