Food // 20 Tasty Slow Cooker Recipes

Now the cold, dark nights have set in the last thing I want to do when I get home from work is COOK.

This is how my love affair with the humble Slow Cooker came about.

We were gifted one seven years ago, just a cheapie from Argos, no bells and whistles just simply a Low and High button and seven years on it is my saving grace all year but especially come winter.

We are lucky enough now to have two Slow Cookers, our original and a super sized one that can be used on the hob too.

Joints of meat are how I started and I cook mine no other way now, but the Slow Cooker can be used for so much more, so I have searched through many awesome blogs to bring you a Top 20 of Slow Cooker Recipes to go try out.

Just simply click the link below each picture to be taken to the original post for full guidance on how to achieve that delicious picture.

Do let me know if you try any out, I would love to hear how you got on and equally if you have a great recipe you would like me to feature comment below or drop me an email.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita – Shortlisted for Santa Maria Top 5 Fajita Recipes

Slow Cooker Pulled Gammon

Nothing better than Slow Cooked Pulled Gammon, wait yes Pineapple! – Recipe from Mrs Bishop’s Bakes & Banter

Slow Cooked Sweet & Sour Chicken

Sweet & Sour Chicken, a classic cooked in the Slow Cooker – this recipe from Donna of What The Redhead Said is on my must cook list for this month.

slow cooker kebab

Fakeaway in the Slow Cooker, I to love a Donor Kebab once and a while so this recipe sounds really interesting – check it out at Emmy’s Mummy

Slow Cooked Campfire Stew

Gammon is my favourite meat, so this recipe is a must for me, it is simple, delicious and what more if you are on Slimming World its SynFree – Emma from Mrs Shilts has so many great SW recipes.

Slow Cooked Brioche Bread Pudding

A dessert – yes that’s right and this Brioche Bread Pudding from The Cake Hunter looks beautiful, a proper winter warmer after the roast

Coca Cola Ribs

These slow cooked ribs are done Mexican style in Coca-Cola and I can not recommend them enough, they fall from the bone


Jenny from Mummy Mishaps was the first person years ago to convince me of the magic of a slow cooker with joints, check out her post on how to make the best of them


Chicken is such a great meat to cook in a slow cooker as it becomes so tender, Mustard, Bacon and Leeks help to make this a must have dish from food bloggers – Eat Your Heart Out

Slow Cooked Lasagne

A traditional dinner cooked in the Slow Cooker this Lasagne even comes out with perfect layers & is super easy for work nights, check out Mama, Mummy, Mum

Slow Cooked Bean Casserole

We all know a Slow Cooker is great for a Casserole and here from Days In Bed is a Healthy Bean Vegetarian Casserole

Pineapple Upsidedown Cake

Another yummy traditional dessert, I can’t wait to give this Pineapple Upside Down Cake a try from Soosie Wales featured at The Diary of a Jewellery Lover

Slow Cooked Hunters Chicken

Hunters Chicken is a total favourite for the Hubby and this recipe from The Diary of a Jewellery Lover cooks a whole meal with minimal prep, WIN!

Grown Up Baked Beans and Sausages | Innocent Charms Chats

Grown Up Baked Beans and Sausages is as delicious as it sounds, this really is a work day warmer and total must


I think this picture needs no words other than Mmmm – Check out this amazing Caramel from Sarah of Taming Twins


I have not eaten rice pudding since I was school, but after seeing Jenny of Mummy Mishaps Slow Cooked recipe I think I may try it for the kids and I


This simple Vegetable Beef Stew is the perfect winters meal and even better Jenny of Lets Talk Mommy shows you how to feed the whole family with it from 1 year up 

Slow Cooker Pulled PorkPulled Pork is a total fave of mine, although I always just make it plain. But I can not wait to try this recipe from Hannah, A New Addition, the flavours look amazing 


I love the look of this stew from fellow Kentish Blogger Nova of Cherished By Me. Red Peppers and Beef are a favourite combo of mine


Above their have been many winter warming dinners but here is a great Porridge recipe from Jam & Clotted Cream that you put in the night before and wake to heavenly aromas

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Kara Janelle, Plus Size Blogging Mama. Vintage Lover, Interiors Obsessed, Chair Crazed, Collector of Much remembering to Smile as it is the 2nd best thing you can do with your mouth.

  • Mellissa Williams

    Thanks for including my recipe!

  • Donna Wishart

    Thanks so much for including me and EYHO lovely! Great selection of recipes and slow cooking is great at this time of year x

    • Thank you for such amazing recipes. I want that mustard chicken so badly. I have saved loads of your recipes for other days. Think I am going to print them and make a recipe folder xxx

  • Thank you for such amazing recipes. I want that mustard chicken so badly. I have saved loads of your recipes for other days. Think I am going to print them and make a recipe folder x

  • Jennypaulin

    Kara thank you so much for including 2 of my recipes. that beef recipe is my most popular ever on my entire blog – it just makes the best and tastiest beef 🙂
    i will check out some of the other recipes here now, thank you xx

    • I am not surprised. I can not tell you how many times I looked at it when I first started cooking in the slow Cooker. Thank you. X

  • Gemma – Nagging Mother

    Ohhh I never thought you could make a desert in a slow cooker! Thank you for showing that you can 🙂

    Gemma xx

  • thanks for this… i keep meaning to start using my slow cooker more so this is perfect!

  • Beth

    Great recipes. I had the slow cooker out last week and hopefully itll be out next week again. I am loving the sound of gammon and pineapple! Yummy! x

  • Bex Smith

    I love using my slow cooker so will be checking back to this blog post regularly, thanks for sharing some fab recipes!

  • Cherished By Me

    Mmmm, great collection. Thanks for including mine. x

  • Sophie Allan

    Wow these look delicious! Especially that chicken fajita, casserole, lasagne and just everything! Great post! X

  • Natalie Ray

    Oh wow. I still haven’t got around to buying a slow cooker but I think it would be really useful. It’s great to see some vegetarian recipes and some desserts in there. And that caramel is enough to persuade me to buy one all on its own… maybe it’s time for a little investment.x

  • I’m so obsessed with my slow cooker but usually just stick to the same recipe over & over so I’ll definitely be trying some of these! Thanks Kara x

  • Jenna Richards

    I would never ever have thought to make lasagne in the slow cooker! I love using my SC this time of year to make proper comfort meals that you can just scoop out of an evening. I will definitely be trying some of these! x

  • These are some great options. I don’t have a slow cooker but have been meaning to get one as it all looks so easy x

  • these look awesome. Love the caramel sauce one. Pinning this x

  • Budget Beauty and Babies

    Who new you could make yummy sweet dishes in a slow cooker! We are hoping for one for christmas so I am already looking at recipes. Thanks for the food inspiration! #sharewithme

  • I love every dish slow cooked as they always come out so tender and juicy… Have not tried slow cooked gammon though but will give it a go at some point as the outcome looked so yummy! #sharewithme

  • Angela Milnes

    thanks for including my recipe!

  • john adams

    Great selection and I may try some of these recipes. A slow cooker only recently entered our life but that’s it, there is no going back! They are genius inventions. #sharewithme

  • Oh these are mouthwatering amazing Kara. I love a good recipe for the slow cooker. Perfect for cold winters. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me. I hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round! #sharewithme