50 Slow cooker recipes you can set and forget

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October 12, 2021
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50 Slow cooker recipes you can set and forget

Slow cookers are having their moment in the sun.

Between 2008 and 2016, slow cooker sales increased by a stunning 65% as the universality of these electric cookers became known. From soups and stews to bread, slow cookers are the ultimate in set-it-and-forget-it, bringing us a host of meals with very little effort.
Stacker compiled a list of slow cooker recipes from Allrecipes. Many of these can be left to cook overnight or throughout the day so they’re ready for serving when you are, practically no prepping involved. Keep reading for simple sandwich fillings, rethought mac and cheese, pot roast, and so much more.

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Slow Cooker Italian Beef for Sandwiches

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 12 hrs
- Total: 12 hrs 15 mins
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken II

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 3 hrs 15 mins
- Total: 3 hrs 30 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 4 hrs 10 mins
- Total: 4 hrs 20 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow-Cooker Pepper Steak

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 4 hrs 10 mins
- Total: 4 hrs 30 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Kalua Pig in a Slow Cooker

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 20 hrs
- Total: 20 hrs 10 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 3
- Read more about the recipe here

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Charley's Slow Cooker Mexican Style Meat

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 8 hrs
- Additional: 20 mins
- Total: 8 hrs 50 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow Cooker Ham

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 8 hrs
- Total: 8 hrs 15 mins
- Servings: 24
- Yield: 24 servings
- Number of ingredients: 2
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chicken Cacciatore in a Slow Cooker

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 6 hrs
- Total: 6 hrs 10 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 chicken breast halves
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Sweet and Savory Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 6 hrs 15 mins
- Additional: 8 hrs 30 mins
- Total: 14 hrs 65 mins
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 20
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 6 hrs 30 mins
- Total: 6 hrs 50 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 15
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 3 hrs 10 mins
- Total: 3 hrs 25 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easiest Pot Roast Ever

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 5 hrs
- Total: 5 hrs 10 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Smoked Paprika Goulash for the Slow Cooker

- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow Cooker Chicken Pepperoni

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 4 hrs
- Total: 4 hrs 10 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow Cooker Moscow Chicken

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 5 hrs
- Total: 5 hrs 10 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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White Chicken Enchilada Slow-Cooker Casserole

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 4 hrs
- Total: 4 hrs 30 mins
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Grandma Maul's Italian Beef

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 10 hrs 10 mins
- Total: 10 hrs 20 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 1 - 4 pound roast
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Kielbasa with Pineapple

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 3 hrs 5 mins
- Total: 3 hrs 20 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Marie's Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

- Prep: 40 mins
- Cook: 9 hrs
- Total: 9 hrs 40 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 6 to 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 5 hrs
- Additional: 8 hrs
- Total: 13 hrs 20 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 5 hrs
- Total: 5 hrs 15 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Mississippi Pot Roast

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 8 hrs
- Total: 8 hrs 5 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 6 hrs
- Total: 6 hrs 10 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Butter Beef

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 5 hrs
- Total: 5 hrs 5 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 3
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easiest Pot Roast Ever

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 5 hrs
- Total: 5 hrs 10 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow Cooker Filipino Chicken Adobo

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 5 hrs
- Total: 5 hrs 10 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 4 hrs
- Total: 4 hrs 15 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 9 hrs
- Total: 9 hrs 15 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easy Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 4 hrs 30 mins
- Total: 4 hrs 40 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Pork Chops for the Slow Cooker

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 6 hrs
- Total: 6 hrs 5 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow Cooker Lasagna

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 4 hrs 20 mins
- Total: 4 hrs 40 mins
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 7 hrs
- Total: 7 hrs 10 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 4
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easy Slow Cooker Stroganoff

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 8 hrs
- Total: 8 hrs 15 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Grandma's Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage, Slow Cooker Variation

- Prep: 25 mins
- Cook: 7 hrs 14 mins
- Additional: 5 mins
- Total: 7 hrs 44 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cousin David's Slow Cooker Brisket

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 10 hrs
- Total: 10 hrs 5 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 4
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 3 hrs 10 mins
- Total: 3 hrs 25 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Tequila Slow-Cooked Beef Enchiladas

- Prep: 45 mins
- Cook: 13 hrs 10 mins
- Additional: 30 mins
- Total: 13 hrs 85 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Fiesta Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 6 hrs
- Total: 6 hrs 10 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 3
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 4 hrs 15 mins
- Total: 4 hrs 30 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Grape Jelly Meatballs

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 3 hrs
- Total: 3 hrs 5 mins
- Servings: 24
- Yield: 24 servings
- Number of ingredients: 4
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easy Slow Cooker French Dip

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 7 hrs
- Total: 7 hrs 10 mins
- Servings: 9
- Yield: 9 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 4 hrs
- Total: 4 hrs 10 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 7 hrs
- Total: 7 hrs 15 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 sandwiches
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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London Broil for the Slow Cooker

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 7 hrs
- Total: 7 hrs 10 mins
- Servings: 5
- Yield: 5 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Jennie's Heavenly Slow Cooker Chicken

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 4 hrs
- Total: 4 hrs 5 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easy Slow Cooker Meatballs

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 8 hrs
- Total: 8 hrs 20 mins
- Servings: 16
- Yield: 16 meatballs
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow Cooker Pineapple-BBQ Meatballs

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 2 hrs
- Total: 2 hrs 5 mins
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow Cooker Venison Roast

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 6 hrs
- Total: 6 hrs 10 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff I

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 8 hrs
- Total: 8 hrs 10 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow Cooker Texas Smoked Beef Brisket

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 6 hrs
- Additional: 30 mins
- Total: 6 hrs 40 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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