Our 8 Most Popular Slow Cooker Recipes on Pinterest in 2021

It's hard to beat these top-pinned recipes for delicious (and easy!) home-cooked meals any day of the week.

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One of the greatest ways to prepare mouth-watering meals without standing over a stove or cranking up the oven is by using your trusty slow cooker. We wholeheartedly support making meals (and drinks, too!) for any time of the day in the handy countertop appliance. Soups, pot roasts, quiche, you name it. Our Test Kitchen knows how to whip up some seriously delicious slow cooker recipes. Out of the hundreds of recipes on our site, below are the 10 top-pinned recipes making it on your Pinterest boards throughout 2021. So if you don't already have these saved, get ready to start pinning (and making) our most popular slow cooker recipes.

Slow Cooker Lentils Bolognese

dish of spaghetti with Lentils Bolognese
Jacob Fox

Cremini mushrooms and lentils make up the "meaty" base for this popular slow cooker recipe. A bit of red wine and fresh rosemary add bold, aromatic flavor to the vegetarian pasta dish. Serve the sauce on a bed of spaghetti squash for a healthy, filling dinner.

Squash Enchilada Casserole

Squash Enchilada Casserole
Andy Lyons

When looking for cozy dinners, this popular slow cooker recipe is one to remember. Butternut squash, hominy, and black beans get nice and tender in a robust enchilada sauce. Topped with tender corn biscuits and cheese, it'll be hard not to scream "yum!" after every bite.

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Slow Cooker Indian Chicken Stew

Slow Cooker Indian Chicken Stew
Blaine Moats

Boneless chicken thighs pack some incredible flavor in this top-rated Pinterest slow cooker recipe. The Indian-inspired dish gets an extra boost of protein and texture from chickpeas. Serve atop hot cooked rice or your favorite grain for a comforting one-bowl meal.

Rosemary-Parmesan Bread with Garlic Butter

Rosemary-Parmesan Bread with Garlic Butter
Jacob Fox

Surprise! You can make bread in a slow cooker that's easy and oh-so-good. The popular slow cooker recipe only needs a handful of pantry ingredients to prepare. Finish the loaf by broiling a few minutes to get a nice golden-brown crust.

Buy It: Crock-Pot Slow Cooker ($40, Target)

Balsamic Vinegar and Honey Pulled-Pork Sliders

Balsamic Vinegar and Honey Pulled-Pork Sliders
Scott Little

Whether you've got a potluck to attend or a gameday menu to plan, you can't go wrong with this delicious slow cooker pork recipe. The secret to making these succulent sliders standout is the homemade barbecue sauce made with a tantalizing blend of balsamic, ketchup, brown sugar, honey, mustard, and spices.

Slow Cooker Coq au Vin

Slow Cooker Coq au Vin
Blaine Moats

Honor Julia Child by tackling this classic French recipe with the help of your slow cooker. The braised chicken dish develops a rich flavor thanks to a splash of red wine in the base. Serve alongside homemade mashed potatoes to soak up all the delicious juices.

Related: Our Best Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes for Low-Hassle Dinners

Chorizo and Black Bean Pizza Pie

Chorizo and Black Bean Pizza Pie
Jason Donnelly

Combine pizza and taco night into one with this Mexican-inspired slow cooker recipe. A sweet, chewy crust is topped with a spicy blend of chorizo (feel free to sub ground beef), chiles, black beans, and lots of cheese. For best results, turn the crockery liner halfway through the cook time to ensure even cooking.

Slow Cooker Cajun Mac and Cheese

Slow Cooker Cajun Mac and Cheese
Jason Donnelly

Chicken, sausage, and cajun seasonings make an irresistible combo in this popular slow cooker recipe. With the pasta cooking right in the cooker at the end of the cook time, this is a one-pot dinner that will instantly become a family favorite.

Buy It: Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker ($25, Walmart)

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