Slow Cooker Soup & Chili

The first recipes that come to mind when you think of slow cooker meals are slow cooker soup and chili recipes. Few things are as comforting as a pot of soup or chili simmering in the slow cooker, leaving you time to relax and enjoy family time. Here are more ways to put your slow cooker to use to make these two mealtime staples with this delicious collection of slow cooker soup, chili, and stew recipes. Our hearty slow cooker soups and stews include recipe ideas for silky squash soups, broth-based chicken soups, and chunky vegetable and meat stews. We also have slow cooker conversions, an essential guide for you to convert your favorite stove-top soups and stews into slow cooker-appropriate versions. You might think that slow cookers involve too much prep time in your already busy morning, but we have an abundance of tips to help you trim essential minutes from your slow cooker dinnertime prep.

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Chipotle Chicken-Squash Chili

A pot of this chicken chili is perfect for those frigid fall and winter days. Use purchased rotisserie chicken to keep prep time short.

Corn and Potato Stew with Cornmeal Dumplings

Radishes' peppery bite plays well with the subtle heat of this chile-flecked stew. So, even though they're optional, we recommend them.

Veggie Chili Verde with Seitan Crumbles and Lager

Ground seitan (wheat gluten) gives this vegan chili its "meaty" texture. Add extra flavor to your chili bowl by topping with fresh cilantro, green onion, and cherry tomatoes.

Three-Bean White Chili

Mix up this one-pot dinner recipe by topping with sliced avocado, radishes, crumbled Cotija cheese, roasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas), and hot sauce.

Mole-Style Beef Soup

Pronounced mo-Lay, this complex Mexican sauce is deep reddish brown with peppery flavor balanced with spicy cinnamon and undertones of cocoa. The rich, thick sauce complement this soup perfectly.

Fast or Slow White Chicken Chili

A creamy take on chili with chunks of tender chicken and white beans is the perfect way to warm up a cold night. Try our slow cooker or pressure cooker versions to fit your time schedule.
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More Slow Cooker Soup & Chili

Fast or Slow Jalapeño Popper Chili

Make a meal version out of your favorite spicy appetizer with this jalapeno popper chili recipe featuring ground turkey, bacon, and beans. Give it a few hours in the slow cooker. Or try the pressure cooker to get the job done in about 30 minutes.

Fast or Slow Cheesy Chili Mac

Short on time? You can also make this easy chili mac recipe in your Instant Pot! To avoid any chance of cheese burning during cooking, our Test Kitchen recommends saving one cup of the cheese to top-off your chili when it's ready to eat.

Chicken and Vegetable Green Curry

Clean out the fridge with this fast-fix chicken curry soup. Any variety of raw or cooked veggies will work wonderfully.