Slow cookers are one of my favorite appliances, but it seems like nobody uses them anymore! Using a Slow Cooker is 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.

Crockpot Mashed Potatoes


Photo by Kaitlin Eckstein


Slow Cooker Black Beans

cooking dried beans

Photo by Kaitlin Eckstein


Crockpot Pumpkin Chili 

Using a Slow Cooker

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 episodes 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!

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Contributions to this blog by Christin Hensley, Dietetic Intern

Blog updated November 2019.

Rebecca Bitzer loves to empower Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) and their clients.  Co-author of Welcome to the Rebelution: Seven steps to the nutrition counseling practice of your dreams and  Taste the Sweet Rebellion: Rebel against dieting.