Fall and slow cooker just go together like cozy sweaters and slippers and hot apple cider and burned lips. Seriously though, historically, Fall has been a time for harvest and gathering. A chance to reap the benefits of the land and the hard work that went into producing a generous crop. While most of us are no longer harvesters or farmers (shout out to all the farmers), we can still enjoy nature’s bounty.
Pumpkins, gourds, squash, root vegetables, and grains are just some of the spoils we get to enjoy in the Fall. Here are 20 recipes that incorporate Fall ingredients and are easy to make. Enjoy!
1. Slow Cooker Pot Roast
A classic comfort meal with hardly any dishes? A traditional slow cooker pot roast that can cook all day while you enjoy the beauty of the season. Sit back and relax until your comfort meal is ready. Sign us up.
Slow-cooker Pot Roast
2. Slow Cooker Herbed Rice Pilaf
Make this easy, classic, satisfying meal with pantry staples like wild rice and fall herbs and spices. Come home from a busy day to the smell of Fall in the form of chicken and wild rice.
Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice
3. Lentil, Carrot and Potato Soup
Lentils, Carrots, and Potatoes scream Fall. Warm Spices make this hearty soup perfect for Fall slow cooker meals.
Fall Slow Cooker
4. Slow Cooker Pumpkin Peanut Butter Chicken Soup
Fall is soup season, and this slow cooker Pumpkin Peanut Butter Chicken soup is full of warming flavors and is perfect for a chilly fall evening.
Easy Crockpot Recipes
5. Ropa Vieja
Traditionally Ropa Vieja simmers for 3-4 hours in a heavy pot and is served with rice, black beans, and maybe a few plantains. This version takes the need to keep an eye on this dish minimal and makes the perfect fall slow cooker meal. Set it and forget it.
Slow Cooker Fall
Jambalaya might not remind you of Fall; however, Fall is the festival season in New Orleans. It also doesn’t seem like something that should be made in a slow cooker, however, we don’t always have time to make traditional Jambalaya. Why not give it a try.
Easy Crock Pot Meal
7. Slow Cooker Ratatouille
Is there anything more perfect for Fall than Ratatouille? Yes, Fall slow cooker Ratatouille! Enjoy the last of the summer harvest with this easy dish that doesn’t take hours to prepare.
Crock Pot Ratatouille Side Dish
8. Butternut Squash Soup
Use all of those beautiful random squash you picked up at the store that have no apparent use just yet. Boom, dinner, and you didn’t let any food go to waste.
Crock-Pot Butternut Squash Soup
9. Fire Roasted Tomato Shrimp Tacos
Easy to prepare and healthy? Do those two things even go together? In this recipe, they do!
Easy Crock Pot Dinner
Slow Cookers and Chili just go together! No explanation is needed. Try out this popular version for a perfect fall meal that’s ready after a long day.
Easy Crock Pot Chili
11. Vegan Split Pea Soup
It turns out you can make split pea soup without ham! For a vegetarian and vegan-friendly soup perfect for those brisk fall days, check this recipe out.
Easy Crock Pot Split Pea Soup
12. Beef Bourguignon
This rich and hearty classic stew usually requires hours of slow cooking and needs to be monitored. This traditional French beef stew version offers flavor and less work, perfect for a fall evening.
Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stew
13. Chicken Pozole
If you are craving a good chicken soup, try the slow cooker version of Pozole. While not authentic, it is easy to make and is a fantastic stand-in for the real thing.
Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Soup
14 . Peas-and-Greens Soup with Turkey Sausage
Easy to make and nutrient-dense, how can you go wrong? This soup is the perfect fall slow cooker recipe. Flavor ✔︎ Easy ✔︎ how can you go wrong?
Easy Slow Cooker Stew
15. Apple Butternut Squash Chicken
You don’t get more Fall than Apples and Butternut squash. Put them in a slow cooker with chicken and enjoy a meal that screams cozy slippers and sweaters.
Easy Slow Cooker Butternut Squash
Most of us don’t have the time to make classic lasagna on a weeknight. This slow-cooker version lets you prepare it the evening before and have it ready when you walk in the door.
Slow Cooker Lasagna
17. Chicken Gnocchi Soup
If you find yourself in need of a cozy soup that will warm your soul, has flavor to spare, and everyone will love, look no further than this perfect fall slow cooker soup.
Slow-Cooker Fall Soup
18. Cozy Autumn Wild Rice Soup
Wild rice has been a staple for Indigenous tribes in the northern midwest states and Canada for Millennia. Celebrate the fall season with this comforting wild rice soup.
Crock Pot Wild Rice Soup
19. Golden Glow Red Lentil Soup
Once cooked, red lentils turn into a soft creamy delight. We love that this recipe is so simple, healthy, and delicious—a rare combination.
Slow Cooker Lentil Soup
20. Mushroom Soup With Sherry
Loaded with earthy Umami flavor and packed with nutrients, this soup is perfect for a fall day.
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