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Here Are 40 Slow Cooker Recipes To Make Every Night This Month

You're too busy to stress over dinner.

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1. Slow Cooker Ribs

Eight hours. Low and slow. Get the recipe.

2. Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos

After all, who doesn't love taco night? Get the recipe.

3. Slow Cooker Pot Roast

This only takes six ingredients to make thanks to a packet of onion soup mix. Get the recipe.

4. Slow Cooker Chicken & Biscuits

Is there a better combo than chicken and biscuits? There is not. Get the recipe.

5. Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken Tacos

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Just throw all the ingredients for the chicken in a Crock-Pot and let it cook for up to six hours. It'll be taco night before you know it. Get the recipe.

6. Thai Chicken Soup

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This comforting chicken noodle soup is packed with flavor thanks to red curry paste, fish sauce, coconut milk, and ginger. Get the recipe.

7. Slow Cooker Ratatouille

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Go ahead and use whatever vegetables you like best in this ratatouille, such as tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, and onion. Get the recipe.

8. Slow Cooker Shrimp and Crab Bisque

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This creamy seafood soup is the perfect transition from summer flavors to fall comfort food. Get the recipe.

9. Asian Lettuce Wraps

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You could order take-out, or you could make this good-for-you meal that basically cooks itself. Get the recipe.

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There's no breading or frying requires for this delicious yet lightened-up version of the Chinese take-out favorite. You could toss everything right into your slow cooker, but the recipe recommends searing the chicken in a pan first so that it gets nicely browned.

Recipe: Lightened-Up Slow Cooker Kung Pao Chicken

11. Slow Cooker Veggie Lasagna

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This recipe is so easy, you'll never cook lasagna in the oven again. You can always add ground turkey or beef for a non-vegetarian version. Get the recipe.

12. Slow Cooker Pesto Mozzarella Chicken Pasta

A slow cooker filled with cheesy pesto pasta.
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Look, sometimes you just need to set it and forget it. In those moments, look no further than this cheesy chicken pesto pasta dish. It practically cooks itself.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Pesto Mozzarella Chicken Pasta

13. Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Taquitos

Cheesy chicken taquitos on a plate.
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Not only is this Mexican-inspired recipe so easy to make, but it's also a total family favorite, guaranteed to please the kids and adults alike.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Taquitos

14. Turkey and Spinach Stuffed Shells

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This classic comfort food never gets old. Fill the jumbo shells with a spinach and ground turkey mixture and layer them with tomato sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese. Get the recipe.

15. Butternut Squash Soup

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Nothing says fall like a big bowl of piping hot butternut squash soup. You can jazz this recipe up with a drizzle of sour cream or a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and croutons. Get the recipe.

16. Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

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The only hands-on cooking you'll have to do is sauté the onions and beef before tossing them into the slow cooker. Get the recipe.

17. Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

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Serve this Italian chicken over pasta, rice, or even mashed potatoes for an easy and family-friendly weeknight dinner. Get the recipe.

18. Fire Roasted Shrimp Tacos

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This spicy shrimp gets a kick from paprika, salsa, cayenne pepper, and fire roasted tomatoes. It makes a delicious taco, burrito bowl, or fajita filling. Get the recipe.

19. Creamy Tortellini Soup

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Loaded with vegetables and rich cheese tortellini, this soup is the ultimate comfort food. Get the recipe.

20. Slow Cooker Baked Spaghetti

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Pasta night just got a whole lot more exciting thanks to this baked spaghetti dish, loaded with ricotta, ground beef, and marinara sauce. Get the recipe.

21. Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

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Rather than order take-out tonight, but your slow cooker to use. The result is just as tasty. Plus, it stays good for a few days in the fridge so you can make a big batch and enjoy it throughout the week.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

22. Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie

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This pot pie couldn't be easier. Just bake the refrigerated biscuits in the oven and add them to the slow-cooked chicken mixture right before serving. Get the recipe.

23. Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki

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This sweet and tangy sauce comes together with ingredients you most likely have sitting in your pantry: soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger. Get the recipe.

24. Slow Cooker Lo Mein

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The best part about lo mein is you can mix it up by using whatever protein and vegetables you have on hand. Get the recipe.

25. Crock Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup

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One word: Gnocchi. Get the recipe.

26. Slow Cooker Chili Mac 'n' Cheese

Chili mac in a slow cooker.
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It's as if mac 'n' cheese and bean chili became one...and what could be bad about that?

Recipe: Slow Cooker Chili Mac 'n' Cheese

27. Slow Cooker Poached Salmon

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Turns out, you can make perfectly cooked salmon right in the slow cooker. Just add lemon and some fresh herbs for flavor. Get the recipe.

28. Slow Cooker Korean Pork Tacos

Tortillas topped with shredded pork, cabbage, and cilantro.
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Sometimes the greatest flavors occur when two different cuisines combine, like in this case. It's the best of Mexican and Korean cooking in one outstanding dish.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Korean Pork Tacos

29. Coconut Lentil Curry

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Not only is this recipe cheap and vegan, but you probably already have most of the ingredients. Just grab a bag of lentils, coconut milk, and canned tomatoes, then cook everything with a bunch of spices. Get the recipe.

30. Banh Mi Rice Bowls

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The star of the show here is the slow cooked pork, simmered in garlic, soy sauce, and sugar until it's soft and tender. Get the recipe.

31. Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili

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You can make this hearty chili with ground turkey, chicken, pork, or beef. Or skip the meat all together and add black beans for a satisfying meatless meal. Get the recipe.

32. Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Squash

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Cooking spaghetti squash in a slow cooker is literally fool-proof. Just pierce the squash with a fork or knife, place it in in the Crock Pot, and let it cook until it's tender and you can scoop out the flesh. Get the recipe.

33. Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings

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With just a few simple ingredients like boneless chicken breasts, cream of chicken soup, veggies, and refrigerated biscuits, this classic southern comfort food will be a great addition to your dinner rotation. Get the recipe.

34. Salsa Chicken Quinoa Casserole

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If you're trying to avoid meat, you can easily leave out the chicken and stick with quinoa. Dress it up with anything from sour cream and avocado to jalapeño and red onion. Get the recipe.

35. Slow Cooker Chili Mac

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Whether you're cooking for the family, hosting friends for game night, or just craving something delicious, this should do the trick. Get the recipe.

36. Slow Cooker Veggie Omelet

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There's no wrong time of day to eat an omelet. Breakfast for dinner, anyone? Get the recipe.

37. Slow Cooker Enchilada Stack

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Loaded with black beans, green chilis, corn, salsa, and ground meat, these enchiladas will fill you up and make you feel great. Get the recipe.

38. Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs

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Make a big batch of these meatballs and freeze the leftovers. Then you can defrost them on lazy nights when you don't feel like cooking. Get the recipe.

39. Slow-Cooker Minestrone Soup

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There's no better way to celebrate the beginning of soup season. Get the recipe.

40. Beef Ragu with Papardelle

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Mmm, just like grandma used to make it. 😋 Get the recipe.