A make-ahead casserole is perfect for just about any occasion. You can welcome new neighbors, prep for an upcoming party, or plan next week's meals. With cheesy lasagnas, bubbly tuna bakes, and more, these enticing freezer casserole recipes are sure to make life easier!View Slideshow
What's your favorite slow cooker soup? Chicken stew, potato soup, beef stew, vegetable soup, or another classic -- here you'll find all the best soups and stews that come warm and bubbly from your slow cooker. Look for tips on prepping ingredients to make throw-together soups, plus find ideas for adding spice and stretching your soups to serve a crowd.
It's time to meet the chili of your dreams. Not only is this slow cooker soup a delightful twist on traditional red bean chili, but it's also absolutely delicious and seasoned with bold ingredients such as jalapenos and cumin.
There are so many delicious ingredients in this soup, we don't know where to begin! Whether you come for the smooth pumpkin flavor, hearty kale, or splash of hot sauce, you'll stay for every spoonful of this slow cooker stew.
Garam masala, literally meaning "hot" and "a mixture of spices," is a blend of common ground spices originating in North Indian and other Southern Asian cusines. Embrace the exotic spice blend in our hearty chicken stew.
Tomatillos are a staple in Mexican cooking, adding hearty flavor to stews and salsas. Combine the green fruit with kidney beans, corn, and jalapeno and ancho chile peppers for a zesty slow cooker chili.
Chili Prep Tip: Add a portion of the tomato juice to the ancho chile peppers to make blending easier.
With indulgent ingredients like Mexican chocolate, juicy raisins, and three types of peppers, this stew is brimming with flavor. Serve with warm flour tortillas and your choice of toppings.
Chile Stew Tip: Dried chiles often come in packages that contain more chiles than are needed for one dish. However, chiles keep for at least a year when stored tightly sealed in a cool and dark place.
Amp up traditional tomato soup with hearty chunks of carrot, onion, red pepper, tomato, and celery. A dash of cayenne pepper adds heat, while a basil-dumpling topper takes this soup to the next level.
Watch our simple steps to learn how to cook dry beans for soup. We'll show you different varieties to use in new hearty soup and stew recipes.
Coconut milk and curry powder combine for a silky broth that makes up the base of this exotic yet comforting stew. This Indian-inspired recipe works well with both red or classic yellow curry powder.
Leftover mashed potatoes and cauliflower blend together to make this silky jalapeno-seasoned soup. A 130-calorie bowlful is perfect for a no-fuss holiday side dish or a weeknight dinner entree.
Try a new spin on classic cold-weather chili by using pork ribs instead of ground beef and adding strong brewed coffee and poblano peppers. You'll add tons of flavor and warmth to the traditional soup.
Quick Soup Prep Tip: To save time when preparing this chili, omit roasting the peppers and garlic. Simply seed and chop the fresh peppers and substitute 2 teaspoons bottled minced roasted garlic for the garlic bulb.
A spoonful of Dijon mustard adds a flavorful twist to classic vegetable-beef stew. Serve with crusty bread or toasted baguette slices for a warming fall dinner.
Beef Stew Tip: Although precut stew meat is convenient, slicing your own takes just a few minutes and allows you to select the best cut for your recipe. When a recipe calls for "beef stew meat," choose a cut from the chuck and cut into 1-inch cubes, trimming away bone and excess fat as you go.
Stretch your dinnertime dollars by using a slow cooker to make the most of inexpensive cuts of meat. Watch as we share tips on how to get the best results from your slow cooker recipes.
This soup gets its name from Italian seasoning and the choice of wild rice over white rice. You'll love how the ground pork tastes after simmering in the slow cooker with beef broth, diced tomatoes, onions, spinach, and spices.
This stew has tons of flavor and fill-you-up heartiness. Combine red beans, cubed sweet potatoes, chicken, tomatoes, chiles, spices, and -- surprise! -- peanut butter for a set-it-and-forget-it slow cooker dinner.
Set aside 30 minutes in the morning to make this hearty soup. Most of the prep time is spent browning the beef chuck roast to bring out its rich flavor.
With fiber-rich veggies and barley, this soup makes a filling and delicious supper. Pesto adds zip to the tomato broth.
A Thai-inspired topping of fresh basil, peanuts, and lime peel adds crunch to this creamy slow cooker soup. Asian chili sauce (Sriracha sauce) adds heat, while coconut milk makes the entree extra creamy.
This is one of our most popular soups at Better Homes and Gardens! The flavorful vegetarian soup has just 4 grams of fat because it relies on garlic, fire-roasted tomatoes, lemon juice, and a bit of feta cheese to add flavor to the grains and vegetables.
Cannellini beans add creaminess to this classic beef-and-bean soup. A side of crusty bread completes the satisfying dish.
With just five ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time, this sausage-and-potato soup makes a convenient weeknight supper.
Enjoy the flavor of this Asian-influenced soup that features nutritious edamame (sweet soybeans). Chunks of tender pork add filling protein to the ginger-spiced soup.
A blend of crushed red pepper, tomato paste, red wine, cinnamon, and rosemary flavors this beautiful squash and pot roast stew.