Fall Slow Cooker Recipes
Braised Pork Sandwiches with Berry-Basil Sauce
Recipes for slow cooker sandwiches are everywhere, but these gourmet sandwiches go full-on fall thanks to balsamic vinegar, basil, and lots of spice. Berries add some sweetness and color, and ciabatta holds this slow cooker meal together.
Mediterranean Meat Loaf
Sun-dried tomatoes and feta cheese give this mouthwatering meat loaf extra bursts of flavor. When it comes to its incredible moistness, the slow cooker deserves all the credit.
Indian-Style Roasted Beets and Carrots with Cream
Upgrade beets and carrots with Indian spices for an unforgettable autumn side. As far as fall slow cooker recipes go, this pretty dish couldn't be easier.
Loaded Creamed Corn with Tomato and Bacon
This isn't your typical creamed corn. Two types of cheese, tomato, and bacon take the classic side to the next level. But thanks to your slow cooker, the serves-16 dish requires minimal effort.
Dried Fruit, Chicken, and Bulgur Pilaf
When the weather turns cold, take an exotic trip with the help of our Tunisian-inspired chicken recipe. Dried plums and golden raisins plump up and add sweetness to the garam masala-spiced chicken, while fluffy bulgur adds a hearty grain to this healthy slow cooker recipe.
Lamb Meatball Stew
Sure, there are lots of recipes for slow cooker stew out there, but just one look at this lamb stew makes it clear it was made for fall. Pomegranate seeds and Swiss chard add beautiful color to this slow cooker dinner recipe along with great flavor.
Lentil Soup with Beef and Red Pepper
This two-step slow cooker soup is perfect for busy fall nights. Add the veggies, spices, and steak, and let your slow cooker work its magic!
Fire-Roasted Tomato and Italian Sausage Grinders
Dish out the hearty flavors your family craves when cold weather sets in. Start this slow cooker dinner recipe in the morning, and stuff the sandwiches just before supper! (Broiling a little provolone over the top never hurts, either.)
Fall tailgating just got easier, thanks to one of our best slow cooker recipes. These saucy, spicy-sweet ribs cook low and slow on your countertop, then brown to caramelized goodness after a quick broil. Pack 'em before the big game, and don't expect to bring home leftovers!
Chipotle Butternut Squash with Crunchy Topper
Butternut squash dominates fall when combined with cranberries, apples, and orange liqueur. Pumpkin seeds and bacon top off the chipotle-brown-sugar slow cooker side.
Philippine Chicken Adobo with Smashed Sweet Potatoes
Creamy sweet potatoes, well-spiced chicken, and pungent onion sauce make this easy slow cooker meal an autumn feast to remember.
Orange-Sage Sweet Potatoes with Bacon
For an easy seasonal side, try our citrus twist on sweet potatoes. A splash of orange juice heightens the sweet flavor; crumbled bacon offers a smidge of salt. Best of all, you need only 15 minutes of hands-on time for this fall slow cooker recipe.
Warm Pumpkin-Blueberry Bread
It's hardly fall without a buttered slice of homemade pumpkin bread. We dressed up this slow cooker recipe with juicy blueberries and a crunchy pecan topping to make it deluxe enough for brunch, and just as delicious as an afternoon snack.
Everyone knows chili is great football-weather food. Here, chopped plums and dark chocolate take rich chili beyond the tailgate into gourmet food territory. Subtle hints of sweetness mingle with spicy red pepper and smoky paprika for a fired-up flavor you'll love—football fan or not.
Five-Spice Pork Sandwiches
Bring a taste of autumn to yummy slow cooker pulled pork sandwiches with five-spice powder. Make your own blend using our recipe, which features cinnamon, anise, and cloves. You can also buy five-spice powder at the grocery store.
Pumpkin-Kale Calico Bean Stew
Need a meatless slow cooker meal packed with seasonal flavors? This lightly spicy stew fills the bill. Bursting with fall veggies and tantalizing textures (think tender edamame and silky kale), and infused with pumpkin's rich flavor, this hearty slow cooker stew makes even the most blustery days cozier.
Pasta with Eggplant Sauce
Brimming with hot Italian sausage and sweet, tender eggplant, this easy slow cooker recipe simmers gently for hours while you're away. Ladle sauce over cooked pasta for a fragrant, flavor-packed "welcome home."
Maple-Mustard-Sauced Turkey Thighs
Savor an early taste of Thanksgiving with these sweet, tangy, and savory turkey thighs—made in the slow cooker for extra ease! Bonus: New potatoes layered at the bottom of the slow cooker soak up flavor for an instant, fuss-free side.
Chicken Goulash with Peas and Caraway
Slow cooker dinner recipes don't get any better than this. Hungarian paprika, caraway, and sauerkraut add delicious authenticity (and bold flavors!) to comforting, colorful goulash.
Apple-Buttered Sweet Potatoes
Tart Granny Smith apples and sweet potatoes combine for a dish that's quintessentially fall. Bathed in a decadent sauce of apple butter, whipping cream, and pumpkin pie spice, this fall slow cooker recipe is a medley of cozy autumn flavors.
Hot German-Style Potato Salad
If Oktoberfest leaves you craving this tangy-sweet German classic, we hope you'll remember two things: 1) This slow cooker version is saucy, filling, and wonderfully hands-off. 2) Slow cookers have a high setting, if you just can't wait.
Cauliflower and Broccoli in Swiss Cheese Sauce
Slow-cooking broccoli and cauliflower in a buttery blend of Swiss cheese and Alfredo sauce makes eating your vegetables a whole lot tastier—and makes this dish one of our best slow cooker recipes! Thyme and black pepper mixed into the sauce perk up the flavor in an unbeatable side dish.
Every bite of these juicy riblets is packed with faraway flavors, starting with a rub of five Indian spices. For saucy, tender ribs, we coated pork ribs in a spicy but sweet chili-apricot sauce before popping them in the slow cooker.
Beer-Braised Beef Short Ribs
You won't believe the flavor and fall-off-the-bone texture of these short ribs after 11 hours in the slow cooker. Believe us—it's worth it. Cooked in molasses, vinegar, and a can of dark beer, the meat is tangy, spicy, and just a little sweet. Serve over mashed potatoes or buttered noodles for outrageously good comfort food.
Pork Roast and Harvest Vegetables
For a perfect slow cooker roast, it’s all about the sauce. Our rustic fall take on pork roast features a sweet and savory broth of apple juice and beef bouillon. A bounty of harvest vegetables completes this healthy slow cooker recipe.
Spiced Pork with Squash and Potatoes
Butternut squash and sweet potatoes could add a fall spin to any recipe, but we love the way they taste with melt-in-your-mouth pork roast. Cinnamon and ginger pair with black pepper to add a hearty dose of spice to this easy slow cooker meal.