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Easy Slow Cooker Meals and Desserts

  • Kate Mathis

    Stuffed Artichokes

    Makes: 5 servings

    Prep: 25 minutes

    Slow Cook: 4 hours on HIGH

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  • Slow Cooker Hungarian Goulash Recipe

    Makes: 8
    Prep: 30 minutes
    Slow Cook: 4.5-8 hours

    (From our partners at EatingWell.com)

  • Slow Cooker Wine & Tomato Braised Chicken

    Makes: 10
    Prep: 45 minutes
    Slow Cook: 3.75-6.75 hours

    (From our partners at EatingWell.com)

  • Kate Mathis

    Seafood and Spring Veggie Chowder

    Makes: 5 servings

    Prep: 24 minutes

    Slow Cook: 4 hours, 45 minutes on HIGH or 7 hours on LOW

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  • Kate Mathis

    Healthy Slow Cooker Lasagna

    Makes: 8 servings

    Prep: 30 minutes

    Slow Cook: 2-4 hours

    (From our partners at EatingWell.com)

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  • How to Make Lasagna in a Slow Cooker

    No need to cook the lasagna noodles! Make a classic lasagna in a slow-cooker; we'll show you how.

    From our partners at BHG.com.

  • Fresh Vegetarian Lasagna with Two Layers of Veggies

    You won't miss the meat in this two-layer vegetarian lasagna recipe!

    From our partners at BHG.com.

  • Kate Mathis

    Fennel and Zucchini Gratin

    Makes: 6 servings

    Prep: 25 minutes

    Slow Cook: 5 1/2 hours on HIGH or 8 hours on LOW

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  • Healthy Zucchini Rice Casserole

    This easy zucchini casserole recipe is perfect for dinner or a potluck party.

    From our partners at EatingWell.com.

  • How to Make Zucchini Noodles

    Learn how to make an alternative to spaghetti: Fresh zucchini noodles! 

    From our partners at Fitness Magazine. 

  • Kate Mathis

    Potato-Topped Beef Stew

    Makes: 5 servings

    Prep: 15 minutes

    Cook: 5 minutes

    Slow Cook: 5 hours on HIGH or 7 hours on LOW

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  • How to Make Slow-Cooker Beef Stew

    The Naptime Chef, Kelsey Banfield, shows how to make a simple slow-cooker stew.

    From our partners at Parents.com. 

  • Kate Mathis

    Chicken Chili with Cilantro Pesto

    Makes: 6 servings

    Prep: 15 minutes

    Slow Cook: 6 hours on HIGH or 8 hours on LOW

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  • Kate Mathis

    Easy Bolognese

    Makes: 4 servings, plus enough sauce for another meal

    Prep: 15 minutes

    Cook: 5 minutes

    Slow Cook: 5 1/2 hours on HIGH

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  • How to Make Pan Sauces

    Use a homemade pan sauce to dress up sautéed steaks, chicken breasts, and fish fillets. We’ll show you how to brown the meat, what to look for when the pan sauce is done cooking, and the secrets to deglazing.

    From our partners at BHG.com. 

  • Kate Mathis

    Beer-Braised Corned Beef and Cabbage

    Makes: 6 servings

    Prep: 15 minutes

    Slow Cook: 6 hours on HIGH; or 7 hours on LOW plus 1 1/2 hours on HIGH

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  • Kate Mathis

    Chocolate Pudding Cake

    Makes: 6 servings

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Slow Cook: 2 1/2 hours on HIGH

    Let Stand: 30 minutes

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  • Kate Mathis

    Fruit Compote

    Makes: 6 servings

    Prep: 15 minutes

    Slow Cook: 3 hours on HIGH

    Let Cool: 15 minutes

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  • David Malosh

    Turkey with Leeks and Mushrooms

    Makes: 4 servings

    Slow Cook: 4 1/2 hours on LOW

    Recipe courtesy of Sandra Lee.

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  • Kana Okada

    Hearty Meatless Sauce

    Makes: 8 servings

    Prep: 15 minutes

    Slow Cook: 3 1/2 hours on HIGH or 5 hours on LOW

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  • Kana Okada

    Beef Stroganoff

    Makes: 6 servings

    Prep: 15 minutes

    Slow Cook: 4 1/2 hours on HIGH or 6 1/2 hours on LOW

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  • How to Make Pork in a Slow Cooker

    Make a flavorful pulled-pork sandwich with the help of your slow cooker. 

    From our partners at BHG.com. 

  • Kate Mathis

    Curried Chickpeas with Couscous

    Makes: 6 servings

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Slow Cook: 3 hours on HIGH or 6 hours on LOW

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  • Kate Mathis

    Sausage and Tortellini Stew

    Makes: 6 servings

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Slow Cook: 3 hours on HIGH or 6 hours on LOW

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  • Kate Mathis

    Baked Potato Soup

    Makes: 8 servings

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Slow Cook: 3 hours on HIGH or 6 hours on LOW

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  • Ann Stratton

    Turkey Sloppy Joes

    Makes: 12 servings

    Prep: 15 minutes

    Slow Cook: 3 hours on HIGH or 6 hours on LOW

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  • Ann Stratton

    Cheesy Vegetable Polenta

    Makes: 8 servings

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Slow Cook: 2 1/2 hours on HIGH or 5 hours on LOW

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  • Tina Rupp

    Vegetarian Mexican Lasagna

    Makes: 8 servings

    Soak: overnight

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Slow Cook: 5 hours on HIGH or 7 hours on LOW

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  • Tina Rupp

    Chickpea Stew Over Couscous

    Makes: 8 servings

    Soak: overnight

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Slow Cook: 5 hours on HIGH or 7 hours on LOW

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  • Tina Rupp

    Indian-Spiced Yellow Split Pea Soup

    Makes: 8 servings

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Slow Cook: 5 1/2 hours on HIGH or 7 hours on LOW

    Cook: 2 minutes

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  • James Baigrie

    Turkey and Curried Vegetables

    Curry powder adds some mild heat to winter veggies and tender turkey breast.

    Makes: 6 servings

    Prep: 15 minutes

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  • James Baigrie

    Chicken Stew with Potato Dumplings

    Pick up fully cooked gnocchi to use as no-prep dumplings.

    Makes: 8 servings

    Prep: 10 minutes

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  • James Baigrie

    Spiced Shredded Beef Brisket

    Spiced brisket is also delicious wrapped in flour tortillas for a no-cook taco night.

    Makes: 8 servings

    Prep: 10 minutes

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  • James Baigrie

    Sausage and Potatoes

    Hot or sweet Italian sausage adds a lot of flavor to this hearty dish.

    Makes: 6 servings

    Prep: 15 minutes

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  • Mark Thomas

    Asian Beef Stew

    Garnish this Asian-style stew with thin strips of crisp scallions for added zing.

    Makes: 8 servings

    Prep: 10 minutes

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  • How to Make Beef Stew in a Crock Pot

    Learn how to make beef stew in a crock-pot—with just a little morning prep, you can have a hot meal ready and waiting when you get home at the end of the day!

    From our partners at Recipe.com. 

  • James Baigrie

    Pork Roast with Peach Sauce

    Pumpkin pie spice is the secret ingredient in our warm, fruity sauce.

    Makes: 8 servings

    Prep: 10 minutes

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  • Mark Thomas

    Classic Pot Roast

    Opt for a cheaper cut of meat; the long simmer tenderizes it perfectly.

    Makes: 10 servings

    Prep: 10 minutes

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  • Mark Thomas

    Spicy Turkey Lasagna

    Turkey reduces the calorie count in this comfort-food classic—leave room for seconds.

    Makes: 8 servings

    Prep: 15 minutes

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  • Mark Thomas

    Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos

    By the time this south-of-the-border treat is done cooking, the pork roast almost falls apart by itself.

    Makes: 8 servings

    Prep: 10 minutes

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  • Mark Thomas

    Jambalaya

    Instant rice makes this even easier to prepare—just add it in for the last 10 minutes.

    Makes: 8 servings

    Prep: 15 minutes

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  • Alison Miksch

    Get More Easy Dinner Ideas!

    Originally published in the March 1, 2010, issue of Healthclothing magazine and on FamilyCircle.com.

    Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less

    Super-Easy Microwave Meals

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