Our crock pot and slow cooker recipes are delicious time-savers that stretch dollars and ingredients while making the most of your favorite family meals.
A hearty but healthy take on beef and barley stew, this soup is the perfect soul-soothing meal for a chilly night.
Slow-Cooker Vegetable Quinoa Soup
Contrary to popular misconception, eating healthy doesn’t have to burn a hole in your wallet. Case in point: Thrifty Below’s lovely slow-cooker vegetable and quinoa soup, which is packed with a colorful combination of nourishing veggies and enough fiber-rich beans and grains to make it a meal in itself.
Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Turkey Chili
Assemble this heavenly combination of ground turkey, pumpkin puree and chili spices in the morning for a hearty fall meal that will be ready by day’s end.
Fiery Sweet Dumpling Chili
Sweet dumpling squash—which is similar to acorn squash—is combined with diced leftover beef that softens nicely in this delicious chili.
Slow Cooker Italian Pork Shoulder
Pork shoulder is a budget-friendly cut perfectly suited for a slow cooker. Assemble this recipe in the morning, and come home to a hearty main dish.
Spicy PB2 Vegetarian Chili
You won’t miss the meat in this hearty, satisfying chili, made with powdered peanut butter
Crowd-Pleasing Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Chili
Make this in the fall for Sunday football. Start it early in the morning and your house will smell great by afternoon game time. Nobody ever suspects how healthy this chili really is. The pumpkin gives it a smooth texture and flavor even without any added fat or fatty cuts of meat.
Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil and Pumpkin Chili
In addition to a simple, no fuss dinner this recipe is great for football season.
Slow Cooker Chicken Wild Rice Soup
Serve this with a green salad and some crusty bread and you’ve got yourself a nice hearty dinner!
Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken
The sodium content of this meal is perfectly in check, coming in under 500 milligrams per serving.
Pepper Steak Slow Cooker Recipe
With a combination of simple flavors, this slow cooker recipe is sure to become a favorite!