I have always loved the “walk away” convenience of slow cookers. But in this new time of working from home, home-schooling children, teens taking up all the wi-fi, and fighting with my husband for office space, the slow cooker has become my long-lost best friend. In the morning, I can walk to the kitchen, grab another cup of coffee and throw a quick recipe together.
Just set your slow cooker temperature and timer for whatever time the recipe calls for and when you finish working for the day, your dinner will also be ready! Our Test Kitchen team has developed so many delicious slow cooker recipes over the years, it’s fun to look back through my favorites and choose a few to share with you. Here are six flavorful recipes that require minimal prep and effort:
1. Pork Carnitas Tacos
2. Beef and Broccoli
3. Mississippi Pot Roast
4. Chicken Pot Pie Stew
5. Honey Sesame Chicken
Variation to try: Slow Cooker Honey Seasme Chicken Lettuce Wraps.
6. Chicken Noodle Soup
Don’t over complicate dinner! Let your slow cooker do its work while you do yours. What are your favorite slow cooker recipes to cook during the day? Let us know in the comments below.