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The 12 Best Slow Cooker Recipes That are Simply Delicious

From beef stew and vegetarian chilli, to risotto and sweet desserts, these are the slow cooker recipes we’ll be trying out this winter.

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Credit- Well Plated

When it starts to get colder, the first thing we pull out of the kitchen cupboard is our old, faithful slow cooker. Known to brighten up even those most dreary nights, there is nothing like a soul-warming slow-cooked meal. From beef stew and vegetarian chilli, to risotto and sweet desserts, these are the slow cooker recipes we’ll be trying out this winter.

Best Slow Cooker Recipes: Vegetarian

Credit- The Girl on Bloor
Credit- The Girl on Bloor
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato & Lentil Chilli

This healthy vegetarian slow cooked dish is equal parts wholesome and tasty. To give it a bit of extra spice, topped with sliced jalapenos. Delicious!

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Credit- Well Plated
Slow Cooker Risotto with Butternut Pumpkin

Perfect as a side dish or on its own, we love this pumpkin risotto recipe for it’s simplicity and sweetness. Oh, and the crumbled goat cheese.


Best Slow Cooker Recipes: Chicken

Credit- Well Plated
Credit- Well Plated
Slow Cooker Honey & Garlic Chicken

Sweet, salty and moreish, you can’t pass up the classic flavour combo of honey and garlic. Left to cook for over 4 hours, marinating in the rich sauce, you’ll be counting down the minutes till you get to dish up!

Credit- Eat Well 101
Credit- Eat Well 101
Tuscan Garlic Chicken With Spinach & Sun-Dried Tomatoes

This simple and warming slow cooker dish is perfect for when you’re entertaining and want something that can be prepared earlier in the day, ready for your guests arrival.

Best Slow Cooker Recipes: Beef

Credit- Donna Hay
Credit- Donna Hay
Beef Rendang with Coconut & Chilli Sambal

This one doesn’t use a slow cooker perse (a conventional oven will do), but after 2 hours in the oven you are guaranteed to be pleased with yourself after cooking this Donna Hay beef rendang.

Credit- Ambitious Kitchen
Credit- Ambitious Kitchen
Slow Cooker Beef Stew

On a cold winter’s night there is nothing like a soul-warming bowl of slow-cooked beef stew. From the fresh herbs and garlic tang, to the creamy potatoes and punchy carrots, you’ll fall in foodie love.

Best Slow Cooker Recipes: Pork

Credit- Le Creme de la Crumb
Credit- Le Creme de la Crumb
Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

A beloved classic, you can make a batch of this BBQ pulled pork for burger night or stir through your favourite pasta.

Credit- Eat Well 101
Credit- Eat Well 101
Slow Cooker Pork Belly with Honey Balsamic Glaze

Who doesn’t love juicy pork belly? Now you can make your own at home, beautifully glazed in honey and balsamic. 

Best Slow Cooker Recipes: Lamb

Slow Cooker Lamb Curry (Credit: Super Golden Bakes)
Slow Cooker Lamb Curry (Credit: Super Golden Bakes)
Slow Cooker Lamb Curry

Succulent and simple, you will find any excuse to make this delectable lamb curry for dinner in winter.

Slow Cooker Braised Lamb Shanks in Red Wine (Credit: Hamilton Beach)
Slow Cooker Braised Lamb Shanks in Red Wine (Credit: Hamilton Beach)

Slow Cooker Braised Lamb Shanks in Red Wine

A winter favourite, these tender and flavoursome lamb shanks are the perfect way to impress your next dinner guests.

Best Slow Cooker Recipes: Dessert

Credit- Martha Stewart
Credit- Martha Stewart
Slow Cooker Cheesecake

Sweet and creamy, this Martha Stewart cheesecake recipe will become a new favourite on your baking roster.

Credit- Martha Stewart
Credit- Martha Stewart
Slow Cooker Triple Chocolate Brownies

Another Martha Stewart banger, these fudgey, chunky brownies will set chocolate-lovers heart’s aflutter.


Loving our pick of the best slow cooker recipes and looking for more cooking inspo? Be sure to try our favourite winter soups and, for a sweet treat, these cookie recipes are the only thing you need!