April 7, 2024

My Favorite Slow Cooker Recipes

If you follow me throughout the year through my email newsletter or on Instagram, you know that every fall I celebrate Crocktober. It’s the wonderful month (of October, of course) when the weather makes the turn to shorter, colder days, and I bring out all of my favorite slow cooker recipes. These puppies run the gamut from hearty and beefy chili to warm drinks to light vegetarian dishes. There are so many ways to enjoy dishes cooked low and slow, and I’ve compiled all my favorite recipes into a list that is, frankly, huge.

Below you will find my favorite recipes made in a classic slow cooker and ones made in an Instant Pot. All of them are fast, easy, and comforting dishes that make for perfect home-cooked meals. And if you are looking for even more of a deep-dive on the slow cooker lifestyle.

Instant Pot Tips

The Instant Pot is a versatile and popular kitchen tool, but it isn’t always intuitive. I use mine for a lot of recipes, so here are a few tips and tricks to remember about your Instant Pot:

  • It’s versatile, with features that allow for sautéing, steaming, slow cooking, and more.
  • It’s a safe way to make all kinds of recipes fast. Cooking times are much faster, but make sure to include the time it takes the Instant Pot to pressurize and release at the end.
  • Always use at least a 1/2 cup of liquid. It’s needed for the pressure to cook.
  • The Instant Pot is dishwasher safe.
  • Find all kinds of recipes below!

Slow Cooker Recipes


Instant Pot Recipes