Slow cookers are one of my favorite appliances, but it seems like nobody uses them anymore! They’re so easy to use – all you have to do is add the ingredients to it, turn it on high or low, and put a timer on, and you come back to ready meals in just a few hours! Slow cookers do a wonderful job at thoroughly cooking the ingredients while keeping them moist and flavorful. These recipes are perfect for on-the-go people who like to come home to hot, ready, and delicious meals.

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Photo by Kaitlin Eckstein


Slow Cooker Black Beans

cooking dried beans

Photo by Kaitlin Eckstein


Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili 

Photo by Kaitlin Eckstein


Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken 

Salsa Verde Chicken

Photo by Klara Knezevic

Looking for more slow cooker recipes? Join us on our Facebook Live episode coming up on 1/15/19 at 11:30 am with Registered Dietitians  Klara and Kaitlin! We’ll be cooking up a vegetarian lentil chili, with one surprising ingredient! Check out the recipe here for a little sneak preview!

Looking for more recipes ideas and how to meal plan for you and your family?  Reach out to us at 301-474-2499 or at to set up an appointment with on of our Registered Dietitians!

Contributions to this blog by Christin Hensley, Dietetic Intern

Blog updated November 2019.

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