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25 Fall Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy Weeknights


Nothing says “Happy fall, y’all!” like having a delicious, warm bowl of soup, chili, or other hearty meal slowly cooking in your crockpot and filling the house with enticing aromas.  We’ve put together 25 of our favorite slow cooker recipes that are easy to throw together and packed with fall flavors!

25 Fall Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy Weeknights

  1. Slow Cooker Chicken Vegetable Soup

2. Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

  1. Cranberry Mustard Pork Roast 
  1. Vegetable Beef Stew 
  1. Slow Cooker Barley Burritos 
  1. Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili
  1. Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup
  1. Crockpot Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese 
  1. Sweet Coconut Butternut Crockpot Soup 
  1. Crockpot Sweet Potato Chili
  1. Crockpot Chicken Chili
  1. Crockpot Cheesy Vegetable Soup
  1. Crockpot Orange Chicken
  1. Crockpot Teriyaki Apricot Pork Chops
  1. Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup
  1. Maple Glazed Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes
  1. Sweet Pulled Pork
  1. Turkey Chili Potatoes
  1. Sweet Coconut Butternut Crockpot Soup
  1. Crockpot Minestrone Soup
crockpot minestrone soup in a white bowl with crusty bread on the side
  1. Mushroom Barley Stew
mushroom barley stew
  1. Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli 
  1. Asian Slow Cooker Beef
  1. Slow Cooker Stuffed Bell Peppers

25. Slow Cooker Quinoa Vegetable Soup

Sides for Slow Cooker Meals

Do you ever wonder what to serve with your slow cooker meals?  Here are some ideas if you feel that you need a “go with.

  • Sandwich. For some of these wonderful slow cooker dishes, you may want to include a side sandwich (for instance, with soups), such as a grilled cheese sandwich.  Some fantastic sandwich combinations can be found here, but feel free to be creative and use what you have, such as using ham slices as the outside of a “wrap” and filling it with a slice of cheese, spinach, dill pickle slices, and roasted red bell peppers.  This wrap is a favorite it our home.
  • Side salad.  Perhaps an easy cucumber avocado salad or one of these kid friendly pasta salads would compliment your slow cooker meal.  Or maybe a simple green salad, with romaine, spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, and dressing would satisfy your salad craving.
  • Vegetable.  Keep frozen vegetables on hand so that they are ready to quickly microwave and use as a side dish.  We always have canned black eyed peas, field peas, and other canned beans and peas ready for a quick side also.  If we are in a big hurry, rather than sauteing onions to use in the vegetables, we’ll use onion and/or garlic powder.
  • Fruit.  A fresh, seasonal fruit is always welcome as a side.  Or you could serve a fruit salad, such as this Apple Cinnamon Waldorf Salad.  We also keep an assortment of frozen fruit on hand in case we run out of fresh.
  •  Leftovers.  Another idea is to serve a leftover, such as leftover chicken, along with a slow cooker dish, such as the pumpkin macaroni and cheese.

Once you do your prep work and throw everything into the crock pot, you’re free to do the dozens of other things on your list!

We love this crockpot.. it’s automatic, and it locks for easy transport!

Natalie Monson

I'm a registered dietitian, mom of 4, avid lover of food and strong promoter of healthy habits. Here you will find lots of delicious recipes full of fruits and veggies, tips for getting your kids to eat better and become intuitive eaters and lots of resources for feeding your family.

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