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30 Best Slow Cooker Recipes

We’ve rounded up our 30 Best Slow-Cooker recipes! From meals that are perfect for cozy nights in, or to bringing to a party, or impressive enough to for company—there’s something for everyone here.


vegetarian lasagna made in a crock pot

A Slow-Cooker Recipe for Every Occasion.

These 30 Best Slow-Cooker Recipes are the perfect way to celebrate the change in seasons and the start of the school year. We’ve searched far and wide to find the very best slow-cooker recipes that promise to get your Crock-Pot working hard—so you don’t have to! This wide-reaching list of the very best Crock-Pot recipes includes ideas for comforting dinners, shareable appetizers, desserts and a few classic cold-weather drinks.

slow cooker pumpkin chicken curry on a plate
Indian Style Lamb Curry With Cauliflower

Curry is Simmering in the Crock-Pot and We Are Here for It!

Slow Cooker Swimming Rama over spinach and peanuts on a plate with white rice and chop sticks
slow cooker butter chicken in a bowl over white rice with naan and fresh cilantro

4 Better-Than-Takeout Slow-Cooker Meals.

  • Find yourself reaching for that Thai food takeout menu one too many times in a given week? This simple and flavor-packed version of Slow-Cooker Swimming Rama made at home may just have you saying “so long” delivery and “hello” to at home Thai food once for all.
  • This Indian-inspired Slow-Cooker Butter Chicken comes together with just 10 minutes of prep, and is beyond flavorful. Your whole family will love it.
  • This Crock-Pot Teriyaki Chicken is quick to prep, delicious, healthy, and so much better than takeout!
  • Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken looks like a weeknight dinner game-changer. It’s definitely on our to-make list.
finished vegetarian lasagna with basil and parmesan cheese with serving spoon
Green chicken chili verde soup in a bowl with avocado, lime and cilantro

Healthy Crock-Pot Meals the Whole Family Will Love.

ingredients laid out for paleo chili: zucchini, mushrooms, bell peppers, chili powder, onion, ground beef, jalapeños
Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Apple Soup

Chili & Soup for When it’s Cold Outside.

Slow Cooker Crispy Carnitas on a sheet pan with a serving spoon
shredded barbacoa meat in a bowl with a serving spoon

Your Favorite Mexican Meal, Made in a Slow-Cooker.

Slow Cooker Beef Stew with carrots and green beans
Pot roast in a large oval pot with wine broth, carrots and baby potatoes

Classic Dishes Turned into Crock-Pot Meals

  • This Slow-Cooker Beef Stew literally melts in your mouth.
  • Is that a chill the air? Okay, maybe not yet, but I’ll be ready when fall finally hits with this Pot Roast!
sliced Corned beef with cabbage and potatoes on a plate
homemade slow cooker swimming rama in a slow cooker

Our Favorite Crock-Pot Flavors From Afar

pineapple pulled pork  in a crockpot
Slow Cooker Pineapple Pulled Pork

Slow-Cooker Dishes That Are Ready to Party.

Crock-Pot Recipes for All!

We hope you enjoy making these recipes, and we’d love to hear about it when you do, but we’d love to hear your favorite slow cooker meal ideas! If you try these recipes, let us know! Snap a photo and tag us on Instagram using @themodernproper and #themodernproper. Happy eating!

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  • Ellen

    thanks for compiling all of these! hard to know what recipes out there are legit so I always love when people whose opinions I trust put things together! :)

    Yay! Hope you got to try a few of these recipes!

  • Christine

    I've been using my instant pot so much. My slow cooker has been neglected. Time to pull her out!

    Yes!! Instant pots are great, but we still love our slow cookers!

  • Monique

    Absolutely love this post, and every post!!! You guys never fail to please our appetites with these amazing recipes!

    Thank you! This is so sweet!

  • Sara

    With school starting back up, I'm all about the slow cooker recipes. This compilation is great! Thank you!