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Fall Slow Cooker Dinners

{Slow Cooking by Jeremy Smith / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0}

It seems like people are always looking for good crockpot recipes. And no wonder, because on busy evenings, slow cookers can be a big help and ease the dinner-time rush. A little work in the morning, plug them in, and dinner practically makes itself. 

Here I’ve collected a few of my favorite fall slow cooker recipes. I hope you can find something your family enjoys:

1. Crock Pot Turkey Breast with Gravy by Skinny Taste – why wait for Thanksgiving? This is a treat any time, and you don’t have to buy a whole turkey. 

2. My Pumpkin Lentil Chili adapted from In Sonnet’s Kitchen – I have posted this on the blog before, but it’s THAT good. And although this recipe isn’t technically written for a slow cooker, I often use it. Just brown the meat, onions, and garlic first, then dump everything into the crockpot. Because lentils cook faster than beans, this recipe doesn’t take all day – maybe 2-3 hours on high, or 4-5 hours on low, depending on how hot yours cooks. You don’t want mushy lentils!

3. Beef and Sweet Potato Stew from Midwest Living – this recipe is very similar to one that we’ve posted before, but it has a little bit of a moroccan twist. It’s very hearty and delicious! 

4. Crock Pot Cranberry Pork Loin from Julie’s Eats & Treats – I omit the sugar (or you could reduce it), because the cranberry ingredients tend to be plenty sweet, in my opinion. You can also make this with chicken breasts or thighs, if you don’t eat pork.

5. Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup from Five Heart Home – I have also made this with cooked ground turkey, instead of ham. It’s yummy both ways!

And for a healthy treat or anyone on a restricted diet, try Deliciously Simple Slow Cooker Paleo Applesauce by Transformed by Food. It’s really good! 


Here's a bonus that will come in handy this fall: 20 Ways to use that Random Half Cup of Pumpkin by Kitchen Stewardship


What’s your favorite thing to make in a slow cooker? Please share in the comments below! 

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