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9 great slow cooker recipes

by Harry 5 minutes read

Last updated: 15 Aug, 2022

Whether you're after a hearty chicken casserole, a vegetable soup or some simple comfort food, the slow cooker (or crock pot) is perfect for all occasions.

There's zero fuss, very little prep and most importantly, no need to spend a lifetime hanging over the hob or waiting for the oven to heat up. So, if you're searching for that perfect, easy-to-cook dish, then look no further - you're sure to find a slow cooker recipe you'll love right here.

Slow cooker beef stew

This wholesome slow-cooked beef stew will be an instant family favourite - with rich flavours, tender meat and a good range of veg, there's no doubt you'll feel full and satisfied, but still want to lick the plate clean.

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Slow cooker summer chicken casserole

A slow cooker recipe the UK is desperate for right now - a traditional casserole, with a summer twist that makes it perfect for a heatwave. Lighter than the traditional version, but just as flavoursome and family-friendly, this summer casserole is ideal for a hot summer's day.



Slow cooker pulled pork tacos

With spicy Mexican chipotle and just a hint of orange, this slow cooker recipe is great for a family feast. The meat is cooked slowly and falls off the bone as it comes out the pot. Serve with tortillas, fresh salad and a range of dips and sauces, everyone can build their own just the way they like.

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Slow cooker vegetable stew

This light stew is perfect for a summertime meal. As one of the easiest vegetarian slow cooker recipes you'll find, it's still hearty, wholesome and packs a flavour punch. Plus, if you want to go vegan, just swap the pesto for a cheese-free version, and switch up the stock you're using to vegetable broth.

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Slow cooker chipotle chicken

This slow cooker chicken recipe is tasty and versatile. It goes great as a simple chicken and rice dish, or you can convert it into shredded chicken and create chicken tacos or chicken enchiladas. The spicy seasoning is perfect for a family and friends fiesta. If you'd prefer a more stew-like dish, then simply add some stock to the chicken in the slow cooker.

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Slow cooker vegan Spanish-style rice

This beautifully healthy slow cooker recipe combines plenty of veg into a tasty paella. The Spanish-style rice makes use of olives, chickpeas, peppers, chopped tomatoes, peas and more to create a filling and nutritious meal.

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Chicken, pancetta and red wine ragu

This easy slow cooker recipe brings together pulled chicken breast, pancetta and red wine to create an aromatic and delicious ragu dish, easily-prepped and well worth the wait.

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Slow cooker sweet potato soup

This nourishing, vegetable soup is a simply-perfect stomach-warmer. Just chuck the ingredients in the slow cooker and wait...

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Slow cooker chicken noodle soup

Prep these ingredients in a heartbeat and chuck in the slow cooker for an instant pot-full of goodness. This one's perfect for the winter weather or fighting off a pesky cold.

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