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Hey! I think it’s time to dust off the slow cooker… or am I only speaking for myself?! Mine has pride of place on a beautiful butchers block in my kitchen but I honestly haven’t used it all summer long. Which means, I need some slow cooker recipes to get inspired for what to make! I reached out to my communities (who also contributed to this epic round up of no bake energy ball recipes) and they didn’t let me down. I have a great selection of slow cooker dishes perfect for main meals for the whole family.
If you do make one of the recipes below, the please drop by and leave a comment below as we’d all love to get your feedback and hear your results!
Happy slow cooking! <3
SUPER EASY CROCKPOT POTATO SOUP
Tis the season for warming, filling, comfort soups. You can literally prepare this within just a few minutes and throw it into your slow cooker for dinner all week! [See the Recipe]
Cinnamon Maple Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Basically, you only need two main ingredients for this super easy side dish. Add a few spices and it does the recipe wonders. [See the Recipe]
Buffalo Chicken Dip
The perfect low carb dish to take to your next party is this slow cooker dip. It’s creamy, cheesy and as spicy as you desire. [See the Recipe]
Smokey Beef Barbacoa
This Mexican inspired slow cooked beef recipe is perfect served over rice or you can toss it in some tacos for a warming, delicious evening family meal. [See the Recipe]
slow cooker lamb shanks
With or without wine, this is the perfect lamb dish to switch up your Sunday roast. Melt in the mouth, tender and simply served alongside a delicious gratin dauphinoise or a healthy carrot and swede mash. [See the Recipe]
VEGAN SLOW COOKER LENTIL STEW WITH HARISSA
This slow cooker lentil stew, spiced with aromatic harissa paste, will warm you up on the cool autumn or winter evenings. It’s easy, hearty and bursting with vegetables and flavour. Vegan and gluten-free. [See the Recipe]
Creamy Chicken Chili
You might be surprised to know this recipe is dairy free, but still oh so creamy. It’s easy to make, wit ingredients you probably already have. [See the Recipe]
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Another perfect dinner recipe that you can make in the morning before you leave for work with this day chicken tortilla soup. This recipe is chock-full of fibre from the black beans and other veggies with a zesty flavour. [See the Recipe]
Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken
This recipe uses a homemade teriyaki sauce to bring us a sugar, gluten, allergy and soy-free dish which can be bulked up with added veggies right in your slow cooker. [See the Recipe]
EASY SLOW COOKER CHILLI CON CARNE
Come home to this chilli con carne ready to serve 4. You can easily double up the recipe to make 8 servings then just freeze the extra for different days. [See the Recipe]
PERI PERI CHICKEN CASSEROLE
If you’re looking for an easy family dinner idea then you need to check out the super tasty slow cooker peri peri chicken casserole. Simply serve with wedges and homemade Nando’s style peas for a totally delicious, easy family dinner recipe! [See the Recipe]
gluten and dairy free sausage stew
If you’ve ever wondered what you can do with chicken sausages, then here is your answer. This dish is super easy to make and packed full of soluble fibre. [See the Recipe]
Orange And Lemon Crockpot Chicken Thighs
This fresh and vibrant allspice, lemon and orange crockpot chicken thighs recipe makes for the most beautiful spiced, tasty easy lunch, weeknight dinner and is even perfect for entertaining. [See the Recipe]
BEETROOT CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH BEETROOT VANILLA TOPPING
Cake, in a slow cooker. Slow cooking the cake gives it a rich, fudgy texture, that perfectly matches the decadent cake with earthy beets. [See the Recipe]
SLOW COOKER CINNAMON ROLLS RECIPE
Because, yes, you can make dessert in your slow cooker too! One of my favourite sweet things is cinnamon rolls. So you’re are welcome…. for this easy, no fuss recipe… made in the slow cooker. [See the Recipe]
EASY AND DELICIOUS SLOW COOKER FUDGE
Rainy Day Mum has got our back with the sweet recipes. Here is a slow cooker fudge recipe so simple that even a 3 year old can make it! It even makes the perfect gift for school teachers…. if you don’t eat it all first. [See the Recipe]
Add the ingredients for these recipes to your shopping list, spare 15 mins in the morning for prep and your weekly meal times will be transformed with minimal effort. The slow cooker is highly underrated in my opinion, and is pretty versatile. Check out some slow cooker recipe books you can shop on Amazon:
Tried one of these slow cooker recipes?! Then please leave us a comment below as we’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback. Also get in touch if you have a recipe you would like featured.
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