Spring Slow Cooker Recipes

Get out and enjoy spring weather while dinner cooks itself! How? Use our slow cooker recipes. We've compiled some of our favorite spring slow cooker recipes to give you more time to enjoy the fresh air. The flavors of spring produce abound in these fresh slow cooker meals.


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    • Slow Cooker Taco Salad

      Salad from a slow cooker? Why yes, absolutely! This delicious taco salad's beefy, spicy topper bubbles to tender pefection on your countertop. Toss it over crunchy greens and add chopped avocado, corn, and tomatoes for a bright springtime finish.

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    • Gluten-Free Pho-Flavor Flank Steak Lettuce Wraps

      Pho is a Vietnamese noodle bowl that's super hot right now. Here we've twisted the trend into slow cooker lettuce wraps filled with the hippest of ingredients: pink radishes, pho-style flank steak, jalapenos, and sriracha.

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    • Saucy Italian Chicken

      This seven-ingredient chicken recipe tastes deliciously complex, but it couldn't be easier. Just bundle chicken breasts in a quick wrap of deli-sliced ham and shredded cheese, then pour jarred pasta sauce over the bundles in your cooker. Served hot over pasta with a crunchy bread crumb topper, this Italian slow cooker recipe is amore, plain and simple.

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    • Slow Cooker Moo Shu Chicken

      Takeout, eat your heart out! These savory garlicky chicken wraps taste even better than restaurant versions, and with a little planning, the simmering chicken mixture will be ready to dish out of your slow cooker the moment you arrive home. No waiting for delivery!

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    • Mushroom Risotto with Peas

      Creamy risotto cooks in your slow cooker while you enjoy your day. Spring peas add nutrients and texture. Watch our how-to for complete ingredients and step-by-step instructions.

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    • Low-Country Shrimp Boil

      There's nothing quite like an old-fashioned shrimp boil -- especially when it's made in the convenience of your slow cooker! Featuring the classic low-country flavor combo of shrimp, sausage, onions, potatoes, and sweet corn, this slow cooker recipe is made for easy spring entertaining.

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    • Tinga Poblana

      Imagine coming home to a slow cooker full of meaty, well-spiced stew featuring savory chorizo, tender shredded pork, and hearty red potatoes, perfect for topping with creamy avocado and crumbly queso fresco. Sound amazing? Believe us -- it is!

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    • Lemony White Bean and Carrot-Spinach Salad

      Toss a bag of white beans into your slow cooker alongside springtime's freshest ingredients -- carrots, spinach, and lemon -- for a colorful salad that comes together effortlessly. Avocado slices add a creamy in-season finish.

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    • Brazilian Black Bean Stew

      This hearty soup recipe is an adaptation of feijoada, a Portuguese pork, beef, and bean stew. Adding citrus flavors and a splash of sherry to the slow cooker gives a fresh, balanced note to the savory stew broth.

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      Simmer Up Savory Thai Flavors

      Start out with simple ingredients -- chicken thighs, carrots, peppers, spring peas, and a peanutty sauce -- and you'll end up with a hands-off, Thai-inspired dinner to remember. Click to see how it's done.

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      Mongolian Beef

      Hard to believe this saucy, fork-tender beef-and-onion dish is weeknight easy -- but courtesy of your slow cooker, it is! Fresh grated ginger and a sprinkle of green onions give this Asian-inspired dish its tongue-tingling zip.

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      Italian-Style Slow Cooker Meat Loaf

      Sorry, Grandma, there's a new meat loaf recipe we love. Featuring ground lamb, fresh garlic, and peppers, this dish is made easily in your slow cooker. Springtime zucchini makes a surprise appearance in this slow cooker recipe.

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      Greek Sloppy Joe Pitas

      Feta cheese, lamb, olives, and cucumber transform this lunch favorite into a whole new dish. Slices of flatbread or pita pockets are perfect for holding this Mediterranean sandwich together.

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      Chile-Orange Short Ribs

      Spring is totally perfect for citrus. These slow-cooked short ribs call for three hits of the sunny stuff: orange peel, OJ, and fresh tangerines. Soy sauce and chile pepper give this slow cooker recipe an authentic Asian kick.

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      Lentil- and Rice-Stuffed Peppers

      Fill sweet peppers with a delicious mix of lentils, brown rice, and veggies for a nutritious and easy make-ahead meal. If you prefer more-tender peppers, boil sweet pepper halves about 3 minutes until they're crisp-tender before stuffing.

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      Greek Chicken with Cucumber Salad

      Lemon makes a splash in this bright Greek twist on slow-cooked chicken. Featuring cool cucumber, fresh mint, and fat-free Greek yogurt, what's not to love?

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      Spicy Marinated Pork and Eggs

      This slow cooker recipe isn't your usual egg bake. Spicy chile peppers and salsa-marinated pork add out-of-the-ordinary flavors to a traditional breakfast bake. Top with cheese, cilantro, and if desired, jalapeno slices.

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      Chili Verde

      Chile peppers and chopped tomatillos bring the right amount of chipotle spice to this chili alternative. Top with sour cream and fresh cilantro to balance the bold flavors in this soup.

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      Mediterranean Kale and Cannellini Stew with Farro

      Tender kale and farro combine in a tasty Mediterranean dish that's sure to please. Both ingredients are packed full of nutrients and rich in fiber, too.

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      BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

      Slather these sliders with homemade barbecue sauce flavored with Dijon-style mustard, honey, and balsamic vinegar. Layer with fresh coleslaw for bright taste in each bite.

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      How to Make Pork in a Slow Cooker

      Cooking any type of meat in a slow cooker can be a no-brainer as long as you do it correctly. Follow our instructions to make the perfect slow cooker pulled pork.

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      Slow Cooker Taco Meat Loaf

      Get the best of both worlds by a using tasty beef-and-pork meat loaf in your tacos. The loaf is jam-packed with tomatoes, corn, and crushed tortilla chips, making it a delicious taco filler.

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      Curried Chicken Stew

      Chicken, sliced onion, and chopped carrots provide the savory base for spicy curry paste. Simply toss the ingredients in your slow cooker and let the flavors meld for a delicious stew.

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      Party Potatoes with Creamy Aioli

      Aioli adds bright flavor to the hearty potatoes in this tasty side dish. Make it ahead of time for a spring party appetizer that's conveniently low-prep!

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      Green Beans and Petite Reds

      This warm and creamy green bean and potato salad is the perfect make-ahead side to complement any meal. A tasty lemon-tarragon sauce adds a springy brightness to the dish.

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      Thick Hummus-Style Soup

      If you're a hummus fan, you'll love this thick and creamy soup recipe. Sweet pepper, pita bread, and toasted sesame seeds add satisfying texture.

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      Quinoa with Sausage and Peppers

      Quinoa, a grain high in protein, fiber, and vitamin A, adds delicate nutty flavor to the spicy sausage and sweet peppers in this make-ahead meal. Add shredded cheese for a melty, delicious topper.

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      Braised Collard Greens

      Turn Southern greens into rich and tender soul food by simply cooking them with pork. Intensify these bold greens by adding crushed red pepper and sugar for sweet and spicy flavor.

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      Chicken-Edamame Chowder

      Green sweet pepper, soybeans, and zucchini give this chunky chowder its green coloring and great taste. With fewer than 350 calories per serving, this high-fiber slow cooker recipe is a great option to help you eat healthy.

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      Braised Chicken with Fennel and Cannellini Beans

      In this high-fiber meal, chicken, fennel, and sweet peppers simmer in a tomato-wine sauce. By cooking with cannellini beans, you'll add a bit of extra protein to your dish.

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      Hearty Slow Cooker Soups and Stews

      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.
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