Slow cooker recipes for easy big batch cooking and meal prep

Apr 1, 2020

Whether you're feeding a big group or just looking to get ahead on meal planning for the week, let your slow cooker do the heavy lifting. Of course, they’re great for big batches, the stews, soups and big cuts of meat, but they also work wonders with vegetables and grains. Below are some of our favorite slow cooker recipes. Don't have a slow cooker yet? Before you buy one listen to our equipment review conversation with America's Test Kitchen.


Overnight Braised Beans

Glazed Carrots with Green Olives

Ultimate Cheater Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Enchiladas

Recipe: Beef Short Rib Stew (Photo: Gabi Porter)

Curried Vegetable and Chickpea Stew

Slow-Cooker Memphis-Style Wet Ribs

Korean Chile-Braised Brisket + Kimchi Coleslaw (Instant Pot recipe with slow cooker method included)

Salmon with Spiced Red Lentils and Bacon (includes slow cooker variation)

Nine meat-free ideas for using your slow cooker from breakfast to dessert

Recipe: Clementine Kalamata Pudding in Rosemary Caramel (Photo: A. Schloss)

Find more ideas in our Slow Cooker Recipes Collection