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28 Everyday Soothing Slow Cooker Recipes

By: Sarah Kennedy, Editor,

No matter what time of year or day, slow cooker recipes are always a soothing and easy go to dinner. Our collection of 28 Everyday Soothing Slow Cooker Recipes has everything you need to plan your menu for the week, the month, whatever you need!

Slow cooker recipes are popular for those who are short on time, because they're easy to prepare and can be tossed in and left. But they're also ideal for those who either need to feed a lot of people, or love to freeze meals for the month. Slow cooker chili, soups and stews all freeze really well and can be defrosted and reheated later easily. 

Though popularity for slow cooker recipes jumps during the cold fall and winter months, it really is perfect all year round; like when you just don't want to heat up your kitchen on a hot day, or you need to make a big batch of Italian beef for picnic or party. No matter what time of year or what you're in need of, you can't go wrong with easy recipes like these.


 Table of Contents

Slow Cooker Soup, Stew and Chili

Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

Slow Cooker Beef Recipes

Other Best Slow Cooker Recipes  


Slow Cooker Soup, Stew and Chili


Simply the best for cold weather slow cooker recipes; soups, stews and chilis are true comfort classics. Not only are they classics, they're some of best slow cooker recipes to make a lot of to freeze and save. Slow cooker chili recipes are also ideal for bringing along to big parties or football tailgating. When you're sick or feeling under the weather, nothing quite hits the spot like slow cooker soup recipes or stew recipes. So many soup recipes are hearty enough to be a complete meal all in one. These slow cooker recipes are the ultimate soothing dishes.

Chunky Beef Stew

Awesome Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

Thick Chicken and Noodle Soup

Easy Peasy Split Pea Soup

Mediterranean Vegetable Stew

Game Day Beef Soup

Slow Cooker Lentil Soup

Grandma Millies Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup

Creamy Ham Potato Soup

Miss Piggies Go To Chili

Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes


One of the best ways to cook chicken is in your slow cooker, it's simply beyond easy. There are so many different ways to make slow cooker chicken recipes, from whole chicken, to legs, thighs or even breasts, there's something for whatever you're craving. Among this list of slow cooker chicken recipes you'll find some classics and some you never knew you could make in the slow cooker! 

Slow Cooked Chicken & Herb Dumplings

One Pot Chicken Dinner

Slow Cooked Italian Chicken

Grandma Angela's Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Fettuccine in the Slow Cooker

Easy Lemon Garlic Chicken

Slow Cooker Beef Recipes

Slow cooker beef recipes can be one of the best ideas for feeding a big family, when company's coming or when you're just craving some comfort food at its best. From pot roasts, Italian beef, beef stew to slow cooker recipes with ground beef; there's plenty of down home options. Plus slow cooker beef recipes like pot roast are one of the easiest ways to guarantee some leftovers, well in most homes! 

Five Ingredient Pot Roast

Beef Diablo Slow Cooker

Windy City Italian Beef

Day After Pot Roast

Beginner's Pot Roast

Mama's Slow Cooked Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Ground Beef Stroganoff 

Other Best Slow Cooker Recipes


There's more to your slow cooker than you think! Did you know you could cook hash browns, casseroles, chow mein and mac and cheese in there? Well you can, and these super delicious dishes are also some of the best slow cooker recipes you'll ever try. These dishes are ideal when you're oven's alread tied up with other dishes and you're still in need of a side dish or more to the meal.

Cheesy Hash Brown Potatoes

Dump Lentil and Rice Casserole

Slow Cooker 8 Layer Casserole

Classic Mac N' Cheese Slow-style

Slow Cooker Chow Mein

Dutch Hot Pot 


For even more easy slow cooker recipes, don't miss our Ultimate Slow Cooker Recipe Guide with 268 recipes for a slow cooker.



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