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It’s that time of year again. The time when we sadly bid all those lovely summer tomatoes adieu, and turn on the slow cooker. As summer fades into fall and the nights grow cooler, there isn’t much more comforting than coming home after a long day’s work to a house permeated with the smell of dinner simmering away.

These one-pot dishes are perfect week night go-to’s because they practically make themselves. I like to call recipes like these “hibernation food.” They’re warm, filling, and satisfying, and the best part is you can do just about all your prep in the morning or the night before, so you barely have anything to mess with later.

I’ve scavenged high and low for 15 of the best slow cooker suppers in the food blogosphere, and wrangled recipes like buffalo chicken pasta, turkey chili baked potatoes, and butternut squash soup with maple roasted chickpeas. Hope you guys enjoy, and happy slow-cooking!

(Also, if you’re looking for more slow cooker recipes, be sure to follow Ali’s slow cooker recipes board on Pinterest!)

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posted on September 21, 2014 by Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven

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Hayley Putnam lives to eat, and loves writing, particularly about food! She contributes to Foodie Crush, and also bakes and blogs for her own little nook of the food blogosphere,Tiptoes in the Kitchen.She lives in Greensboro, N.C., with her husband Jay and their four-legged furry daughter, Luma. You can also find Hayley on Pinterest and Instagram.

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22 comments on “15 Slow Cooker Dinner Recipes”

  1. Emily @ Life on Food September 21, 2014 @ 7:21 am Reply

    Love it! Pinned for later.

  2. Kare @ Kitchen Treaty September 21, 2014 @ 8:10 am Reply

    Thanks so much for including my Pasta e fa*gioli soup recipe! The slow cooker rules all.

  3. Julie @ Table for Two September 21, 2014 @ 9:26 am Reply

    I’ve been using my slow cooker so much lately – this is giving me some new great ideas! Thanks for including mine in the round up :) xo

  4. Summer September 21, 2014 @ 10:53 am Reply

    Finally – a bunch of slow cooker recipes where everything doesn’t turn to colorless mush! Thank you!

  5. Maria September 21, 2014 @ 10:54 am Reply

    I think I need to bust out our slow cooker! Thanks for including our soup! xo

  6. Heidi @foodiecrush September 21, 2014 @ 10:58 am Reply

    It’s certainly that time of year! Hayley found some goodies.

  7. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons September 21, 2014 @ 11:31 am Reply

    Definitely time to dust off my slow cooker. Thanks so much for including one of my recipes :)

  8. Millie l Add A Little September 21, 2014 @ 11:44 am Reply

    Slow cookers are such a must during the warmer months! Love the round up!

  9. A Young Wife September 21, 2014 @ 12:44 pm Reply

    Thank you for rounding these up! I love your teriyaki chicken and I have been wanting to try the Salsa Verde. All these recipes look so great! We have been living off our crockpot the last few weeks, thanks for some new recipes to try!

  10. Lee September 21, 2014 @ 2:09 pm Reply

    SLOW COOKER <3 Thanks for linking up! #youdabest

  11. Lori @ RecipeGirl September 21, 2014 @ 3:44 pm Reply

    Great roundup! I need to try them all soon!

  12. Joanna September 21, 2014 @ 3:45 pm Reply

    I’ve just finished making apple jam in my clowcooker! Tesco delivery man complimented me on beautiful smell from my kitchen. Now, time for more! Thanks for the ideas!

  13. Tiffany@CremedelaCrumb September 21, 2014 @ 11:17 pm Reply

    Ali this is such a great roundup of amazing slow cooking recipes! Thanks for including my General Tso’s Chicken! :)

  14. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl September 22, 2014 @ 8:31 am Reply

    I am on a slow cooker roll lately – I can’t stop using it!! Love these ideas – I am so ready for warm comfort foods!

  15. Jennifer @ Crockpot Gourmet September 22, 2014 @ 8:55 am Reply

    What a delicious looking roundup! Will be trying out some new recipes for sure! Thanks for including my buffalo chicken pasta :)

  16. Kathy September 22, 2014 @ 11:14 am Reply

    Beautiful photos! I have bookmarked your site.

  17. Natalie | Paper & Birch September 22, 2014 @ 12:32 pm Reply

    It is that time of year! Great round up Hayley! I’m going to make that Salsa Verde Chicken this week :)

  18. Danielle Wooding @ New England Daughter September 22, 2014 @ 2:46 pm Reply

    Great round up. I was really happy to see so many slowcooker recipes that aren’t completely carb based.

  19. Mondo | I bake he shoots September 23, 2014 @ 9:50 pm Reply

    I’ve been meaning to get out my crockpot so I can “set it and forget it.” thanks for the inspiration.

  20. Kim Holland August 10, 2015 @ 10:10 am Reply

    I just want to say that I love this site!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven August 12, 2015 @ 3:55 pm

      Thank you Kim, we’re glad to hear you’re a fan! :)

  21. Rose Martine February 6, 2020 @ 4:31 am Reply

    This looks tasty but might I suggest that you swap cage-free organic for pastured organic. From what I know, it seems like a kinder option!
    rose martine

15 Slow Cooker Dinner Recipes | Gimme Some Oven (2024)


How do I use my oven instead of a slow cooker? ›

In comparison, when using an oven as a slow cooker, you'll typically set the temperature between 325°F (similar to the low setting) and 375°F (resembling the high setting). Opt for a heavy, oven-safe pot with a tight-fitting lid, like a Staub or Le Creuset Dutch oven, to mimic the moisture retention of a slow cooker.

Can I put my crockpot in the oven? ›

All Crock-Pot™ Slow Cooker removable crockery inserts (without lid) may be used safely in the microwave and the oven set up to 400°F. If you own another slow cooker brand, please refer to your owner's manual for specific crockery cooking medium tolerances.

What is slow cooking in the oven? ›

That means we want to slow-cook at 210F or 220F for an all-day cook or slightly higher 240F or 250F for a shorter cooking time. If you want to safely "hold" a dinner that's ready to eat but nobody's home yet, just lower the oven to 180F. Long Cooking Time The time range can be 8-10 hours or 4-6 hours.

Is 15 hours too long for a slow cooker? ›

If you have a model that runs “hot", 15 hours may be too much and will result in an overcooked taste. If this is new model to you, try it out on other dishes to get a feel for it. If you are using a lean cut of meat, long cooking time is not the way to go. The meat will get tougher the longer it cooks.

What temperature do you slow cook meat in the oven? ›


Best cooked at 150-170C, recipes that require slow-roasting are trickier to control using a domestic oven. Brown the joint first to give it a bit of colour, cook it covered on low, then turn up the heat at the end to brown the meat.

Is it cheaper to slow cook in oven or slow cooker? ›

Slow cookers typically cost less to run than an oven. They won't necessarily save you money compared with using an induction hob, or even a gas hob. Making exact comparisons is difficult, because there can be lots of variables, such as the type of hob and how you use it.

What temp is low on a slow cooker? ›

What temperature is 'Low' on a slow cooker? Most slow cookers have two slow cooker temperature settings. The 'Low' cook setting reaches temperatures between 164-182°F (reaching a peak of around 205°F after 4 hours).

Can you put a slow cooker dish on the stove? ›

No, you should not put your crock pot insert on the stove. It is not designed for stovetop use.

What temperature is high on a slow cooker in Fahrenheit? ›

The high setting on a Crock-Pot is between 170 and 280 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature range will cook the food quicker, but it is more likely to overcook or dry out the food. We recommend using this setting only when you're in a hurry or if your Crock-Pot doesn't have a low setting.

Can you cook meat low and slow in the oven? ›

and veal. Slow Cooking is a fantastic method that can be used for just about any tender cut of beef, lamb, pork and veal. It involves searing the outside of the meat at a high temperature, and then roasting in a very low oven for a lengthy period.

What temp is best for slow cooking? ›

The slow cooker cooks foods slowly at a low temperature, generally between 170 and 280 degrees F, over several hours. The combination of direct heat from the pot, lengthy cooking and steam, destroys bacteria making the slow cooker a safe process for cooking foods.

Can I use a crockpot instead of a slow cooker? ›

A slow cooker and a Crockpot are the same thing, essentially. A slow cooker is an appliance of which there are lots of brands. Crockpot is one brand of slow cooker. Crockpot popularized slow cookers when they launched their version in the 1970s.

Is it OK to put raw chicken in slow cooker? ›

Yes, you can put raw chicken in a slow cooker! Slow cookers and Crock-Pots are designed to cook raw meats. The direct heat from the pot, lengthy cooking time and steam created from the tightly covered container destroys bacteria, making slow cooking safe. You can put frozen chicken in a slow cooker, too!

What cannot be cooked in a slow cooker? ›

10 Foods You Should Never Make in a Slow Cooker
  1. Raw Meat.
  2. Seafood.
  3. Pasta.
  4. Rice.
  5. Delicate Vegetables.
  6. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts.
  7. Dairy.
  8. Wine and Other Liquor.
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What is the best meat to slow cook? ›

Choose the right cut: Chuck roasts, short ribs, pork shoulders and lamb shanks (think fatty and tougher meats) become meltingly tender with the moist, low heat of a slow cooker. Leaner cuts like pork tenderloin tend to dry out. Likewise, dark meat chicken — thighs, drumsticks, etc.

How do you mimic a slow cooker on the stove? ›

If you don't have a slow cooker, you can slow cook right on stovetop using a cooking pot that has a heavy build (like a Dutch oven) so it can disperse heat evenly to the food cooking inside. You should cover it well with a lid, keep the heat low and keep checking food in between so it does not run out of liquid.

What temperature is low on a slow cooker in Fahrenheit? ›

The low setting on a Crock-Pot is between 145 and 190 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature range allows for the food to cook slowly and evenly, without overcooking or undercooking it.

What temp is a slow cooker? ›

Most cookers have two or more settings generally operate between 170° and 280° F. If possible, turn the cooker on the highest setting for the first hour of cooking time and then to low or the setting called for in your recipe. Foods take different times to cook depending upon the setting used.

What temp is high on a slow cooker? ›

The temperature range of a Crock Pot or slow cooker on low and high settings can vary depending on the make and model. However, in general, the low setting of a Crock Pot typically cooks food at around 190-200°F (87-93°C), while the high setting cooks at around 300-350°F (149-177°C).


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