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Here Are 23 Comforting Crock Pot Recipes For Fall

Sit back and let your Crock-Pot do the work.

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There are plenty of reasons why fall is the greatest season ever. The crisp autumn air, the changing leaves, comfy sweaters, and flannels. But the greatest reason of all: It's slow cooker season. Here are a handful of comforting recipes you can make in your Crock-Pot all season long.

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1. Chicken Pot Pie Soup

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This is what happens when you combine creamy chicken pot pie and comforting chicken soup. (The heart-shaped biscuits are optional). Get the recipe.

2. Vegan Butternut Squash Mac

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Make a big batch of this dairy-free mac 'n' "cheese." You can freeze it and reheat it on lazy nights, and it's so much better than any boxed stuff. Get the recipe.

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3. Herbed Chicken and Rice Pilaf

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There are no fancy ingredients required to make this hearty and healthy weenight dinner — you'll need wild rice, chicken broth, chicken breasts, and whatever veggies you have on hand. Get the recipe.

4. Pork Ramen Bowls

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Transport yourself to Tokyo with the help of your trusty slow cooker. The pork cooks for about seven hours in chicken stock, soy sauce, and hoisin until it's literally falling off the bone. Get the recipe.

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5. Baked Ziti

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The ziti cooks right in the homemade meat sauce made of ground turkey, crushed and diced tomatoes, oregano, Italian seasoning, and basil. Get the recipe.

6. Broccoli Cheese Soup

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You don't have to trek to Panera Bread to make this fan-favorite soup recipe. Whip it up right in the comfort of your own kitchen. Get the recipe.

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7. General Tso's Chicken

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Boneless chicken breasts and a bunch of pantry staples like soy sauce, honey, and rice wine vinegar turn into this delicious, sweet-and-sticky, Asian-inspired meal. Get the recipe.

8. Zucchini and Eggplant Lasagna

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This lightened-up lasagna calls for thinly sliced eggplant and zucchini in place of noodles. The result is a feel-good meal that will still satisfy your comfort food craving. Get the recipe.

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9. Braised Beef Ragu with Polenta

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This super tender beef is slow-cooked for seven hours in San Marzano tomatoes, red wine, garlic, onion, and spices. You can serve it over polenta, pasta, rice, or even mashed potatoes. Get the recipe.

10. Tacos Al Pastor

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Take the stress out of taco Tuesday and let your Crock-Pot do the cooking for you. Get the recipe.

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11. Pulled Pork Chili

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Beef, bean, and turkey chili are all great, but nothing compares to this super savory and hearty pulled pork version. Get the recipe.

12. Mongolian Beef

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Flank steak is slow cooked in a mixture of oil, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, brown sugar and Sriracha sauce. Add whatever vegetables you prefer and call it dinner. Get the recipe.

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13. Lasagna Soup

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Classic lasagna gets a makeover in this family-friendly recipe. Ground beef, tomatoes, zucchini, spinach, and pasta are simmered in tomato broth and topped with ricotta and mozzarella. You can always leave out the beef to make it vegetarian. Get the recipe.

14. BBQ Asian-Style Ribs

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This recipe takes a little bit of hands-on cooking, but most of the work is done for you in the slow cooker. Finish these ribs off in the oven until they're crispy on the outside but tender on the inside. Get the recipe.

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15. Chicken Enchilada Soup

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This hearty soup features a bunch of pantry items like canned black beans, corn kernels, and fire roasted tomatoes. Top off your bowl with anything from tortilla chips and jalapeño to shredded cheese and sour cream. Get the recipe.

16. Butternut Squash Soup

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Homemade soups are a total life-saver when the cold weather sets in. Double the recipe and you'll have lunch for the whole week. Get the recipe.

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17. Matzo Ball Soup

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It's nicknamed Jewish penicillin for a reason; This soul-warming soup can cure just about any ailment from the Monday blues to a sore throat. Get the recipe.

18. Thai Chicken With Peanut Sauce

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Cook the chicken breast in a mixture of coconut milk, peanut butter, honey, soy sauce, and lime. Serve it over rice noodles, zucchini noodles, or rice for a delicious meal that beats any takeout option. Get the recipe.

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19. Honey BBQ Beef Brisket

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If you have the time and ingredients, this homemade honey barbecue sauce is delicious, but you can always swap it for a store-bought kind. Get the recipe.

20. Basil Chicken in Coconut Curry Sauce

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This curry isn't at all spicy, but it's packed with flavor, which makes it a perfect family-friendly dinner to bookmark. Get the recipe.

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21. French Onion Soup

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This classic soup calls for just a handful of ingredients like onions, beef broth, butter, and Gruyère cheese. But boy is it the perfect remedy for cold fall nights. Get the recipe.

22. Chicken Tikka Masala

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Craving something different from your typical chicken recipe tonight? Try making this classic Indian recipe at home. Thanks to a few spices like garam masala, turmeric, and paprika, it's bursting with flavor. Get the recipe.

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23. Beef and Potato Stew

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If there were a fall bible, it would say to eat more beef stew. Get the recipe.

24. Butternut Squash Curry

Half Baked Harvest / Via halfbakedharvest.com

This stew is dairy-free, but thanks to a healthy dose of red curry paste, coconut milk, peanut butter, and butternut squash, it's so creamy you'd never know it. Leave out the fish sauce to make it completely vegan. Get the recipe.

25. Looking for more fall recipes? Check out these posts:

* 19 Fall Pasta Recipes Without Any Meat Or Dairy

* 16 Easy Ways To Upgrade Classic Chicken Soup

* 15 Easy Fall Salads You'll Want For Lunch Every Day

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