10 Slow Cooker Meals You Need To Make This Winter

I’m like most people… I buy kitchen appliances and then they sit up the very back of my pantry, collecting dust. Yep, dust. My slow cooker is definitely one of those things. I know it’s awesome. I know it makes delicious meals. And yet I always just forget to use it. So this year, I’m on a mission to use my slow cooker more. And so far it’s actually been going pretty good. Here are my top 10 slow cooker meals that you really, really should make this winter (especially if you live in a freezing cold state.. like Victoria).

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1. Slow Cooker Chicken and Bacon Casserole

Mmm this yummy chicken and bacon casserole from The Organised Housewife is so easy, it’s ridiculous! You literally pop everything into the slow cooker and leave it to do it’s thing. No fuss, no hassle… just a really yummy family dinner.

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Image: The Organised Housewife


2. Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes

OMG these Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes from Fat Mum Slim are all kinds of awesome. This is winter comfort food at it’s very best!

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Image: Fat Mum Slim


3. Slow Cooker Chilli Con Carne

A few weeks ago I made chilli con carne in the slow cooker. Amazing. Seriously amazing. The flavours are so good and it’s just the easiest dinner you’ll ever make. Top it with the good stuff – sour cream, spring onions and cheese for an extra delicious twist (oh and totally dunk some corn chips in too!).

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4. The Best Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Apple Slaw

I have a slight addiction to pulled pork burgers and this slow cooker version from Erin Made This has me drooling! I love this recipe. It’s just so good!

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Image: Erin Made This

5. Slow Cooker Curried Sausages

If you’re a fan of sausages, you’re not going to be able to resist these Slow Cooker Curried Sausages from The Annoyed Thyroid. Such a budget-friendly and yummy dinner.

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Image: The Annoyed Thyroid


6. Slow Cooker Chicken & Vegetable Soup

It’s pretty hard to beat a chicken and vegetable soup in winter. Cosy up on the couch with your ugg boots, a rug and a big bowl of this slow cooker soup from Cooking For Busy Mums. 

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Image: Cooking For Busy Mums


7. Slow Cooker Italian Beef Ragu

I’ve always loved beef ragu, but after making it in the sow cooker, I don’t think I could ever go back to the traditional method. This slow cooker Italian Beef Ragu has the most deliciously intense flavours – it’s so rich… and totally yummy.

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8. Slow Cooker Tikka Masala

When it’s cold and miserable, you need this slow cooker chicken tikka masala from The Kitchn in your life. Like really, really need it. I promise you… it’s amazing!

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Image: The Kitchn


9. Slow Cooker Roast Chicken

This slow cooker roast chicken from Stay At Home Mum is the best budget-friendly weeknight dinner. It will feed a crowd without costing a fortune! Plus you can use the leftovers in a sandwich the next day… win win!!

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Image: Stay At Home Mum


10. Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

I absolutely love this slow cooker teriyaki chicken recipe from Gimme Some Oven. It tastes way better than the takeaway version.. and is so much cheaper too! Plus who on earth wants to go out to buy takeaway when it’s freezing cold!!!!

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Image: Gimme Some Oven


So these are my top 10 slow cooker meals to keep you warm this winter. What recipes would you add to the list?


39 thoughts on “10 Slow Cooker Meals You Need To Make This Winter”

  1. Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me says:

    These all look delicious and if I thought my kids would try after all the effort it would take me to make one then I’d give it a go. But sadly they won’t so I stick to roast, spag bolle, risotto and chicken and salad 🙁

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hahaha we had spag bol last night! You really can’t go wrong with that!

  2. Renee at Mummy, Wife, Me says:

    Ooh thanks for these, Lucy. I’m going to try the chicken and bacon one today. Meanwhile, I made your flourless chocolate cake the other day for my friend. It was an absolute hit. It tasted so good. Thanks for making me look like I can bake 🙂 x

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Yay! I’m so glad you liked it Renee! And you are definitely becoming the next Martha Stewart 🙂

  3. Trish says:

    So many mouth watering recipes. Thank you.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thanks Trish! Glad you liked them 🙂

  4. Emma says:

    Yum! I’ll definitely be making the teriyaki chicken, and the chicken & bacon. Great recipes. I love coming home from a busy day and dinner is ready on the bench.
    I cook skinnymixers mexican pulled pork a lot – its amazing on baked potatoes (which I’d never thought to do in the sc). I often do shredded chicken tacos in mine too. Chuck in a couple of chicken breasts, a packet of taco seasoning and some chicken stock, and cook for 4 hours. It’s perfect for nights when the kids have swimming. I put it on before we leave for school pickup, and its ready to shred and have in wraps or taco shells when we get home.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Absolutely – it’s so handy when dinner it cooked! I agree that pulled pork and shredded chicken are great! Mmm I’m going to have to try your chicken next time – YUM!!!

  5. Jess says:

    Oh my goodness the link for the Erin Made This – The Best Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Apple Slaw doesn’t work! I need this recipe for Friday as we are having people over! Can anyone please help me?
    It really is the best recipe and I have e promised this as the meal I will cook!

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Jess, I’ve just tried to and it seems that she may have stopped blogging and cancelled her site!

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