After a long day at the office or outside breathing in that crisp autumn air, there’s nothing better than chowing down on a hot, hearty meal. And if it’s ready as soon as you walk in the door? Even better! These eight slow cooker meals are the perfect way to establish a new fall and winter dinner routine.
Cheese-filled tortellini is just one of those things that people love to sink their teeth into. This creamy soup provides all the delicious flavors of fresh veggies, seasonings, and Italian sausage.
This is one of those recipes that allows you to just dump most of the ingredients in your Crock-Pot and walk away for hours. Then, you just add a few more to finish things off, and poof! Dinner is served!
This recipe doesn’t call for flour or cream, but you can absolutely substitute them for extra creaminess.
If soup isn’t your thing, try this outstanding chicken stroganoff. In under five minutes, you’ll have all the ingredients in your Crock-Pot, and presto! Dinner is on its way.
This recipe calls for a can of cream of chicken, which tastes great, but if you have the time and would rather make your own, Alyssa over at The Recipe Critic has an excellent recipe for that, too.
Sausage and peppers can be prepared in under 10 minutes, plus the recipe is so versatile. They taste lovely on hot and toasty hoagie rolls, but you can also serve them on pasta if you add a little extra sauce.
This lazy-day meal is perfect when you’ve got other things to take care of, and it’s one the whole family will love. Don’t forget to add some mozzarella cheese for a bit of extra flavor and flair.
If you’ve got little kiddos who love a classic ham and cheese sandwich, then they’ll probably adore this soup, as well. The hearty and tasty flavors come together really nice and easy.
Between the ham, cheese, and potatoes, you’ll have a bite full of delicious flavor. Rather than using a traditional roux as a thickening agent, this recipe calls for instant mashed potatoes (clever, no?) and they work perfectly!
According to the author of this recipe, you might love this stew so much, it’ll become your new favorite cold-weather comfort meal. The recipe calls for lots of veggies, including carrots, onion, celery, and potatoes, but broccoli and mushrooms will work, too.
This stew has a bit more liquid than most, but that just gives you more opportunities to soak and sop your crusty bread in it. The whole family will enjoy warming their bellies with this easy, tasty meal.
Seafood is usually most popular during the summer, but shrimp is one of those frozen shellfishes that tastes great year-round.
Your Crock-Pot or Instant Pot will do most of the work after you throw in your shrimp, corn, sausage, and potatoes. Don’t forget the melted butter and a cold beer! Everyone will definitely want seconds of this delicious meal.
This classic meal is a real crowd-pleaser and oh, so easy to throw together. With just five ingredients and a few hours in your slow cooker, you’ll have a filling dinner for the whole family.
Just throw it on a pile of hot mashed potatoes or a slice of bread and serve with corn.
We’ll finish things off with a twist on a popular pasta dish. If you enjoy the delicious simplicity of lasagna, then you’ll adore this special soup. With minimal effort, you’ll end up with a meal that provides tremendous flavor.
According to the author of this recipe, your home will smell like heaven after you let this meal cook low and slow for seven to eight hours. Enjoy it with a side salad and some garlic bread.
Nothing beats coming home to a warm, hearty meal—especially when it’s chilly outside. These delicious recipes are sure to satisfy. And why stop here? There are tons more slow-cooker recipes where these came from.