Getting dinner on the table is always a struggle — especiallyduring the school year when everything is rushed.
And that’s when slow cookers come in handy! You just dump everything in, turn it on, and come home to a hot dinner ready to be enjoyed. We rounded up 16 of our favorite recipes your whole family will love — so your weekdays can be just a little bit easier.
1. Creamy Beef Stroganoff
2. Coconut Curry
Serve this over rice, noodles, or quinoa for a complete dinner your whole family will love. Get the recipe.
3. Slow Cooker Lo Mein
Just about everybody loves lo mein — and this hearty recipe practically makes itself while you’re at work or the kids are away at school. All you have to do is toss in some cooked pasta at the end, and dinner is ready. Get the recipe.
4. Spaghetti and Meatballs
5. Broccoli and Beef
6. Thai Peanut Chicken
7. Turkey Chili
A slow cooker classic that everyone will love — even if it does swap the beef for turkey. (Nobody will know!) Get the recipe.
8. Kung Pao Chicken
9. Tacos Al Pastor
10. Philly Cheesesteaks
11. Chicken and Dumplings
The ultimate comfort food classic made entirely in a slow cooker — how could anyone dislike it? Get the recipe.
12. Chicken Marsala
This saucy chicken is perfect for serving over pasta, rice, or veggies. Heck, you could even load it into toasted bread for a flavorful (yet totally nontraditional) sandwich — who’s judging? Get the recipe.
13. Taco Soup
14. Mac ‘n’ Cheese
15. Thai Green Curry
Making this curry in your slow cooker is almost as easy as calling up your favorite takeout place. Get the recipe.
16. Stuffed Peppers
Slow cooking the peppers makes them super tender — perfect for holding onto the cheesy filling loaded with veggies. Get the recipe.