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6 Slow Cooker Recipes You'll Love

January is National Slow Cooker Month. Honestly, we can’t imagine a better kitchen appliance to celebrate during this cold, winter month. After all, slow cookers are the perfect tools for creating delicious and warm comfort food with very little effort involved.

Are you looking for a great way to celebrate your slow cooker? Why not make a fabulous meal or two? We’ve collected some of our favorite slow cooker recipes to share. Which ones will you try?

#1: Loaded Baked Potato Soup

There’s nothing quite like a bowl of soup at the end of a long day. If you’re craving a filling and comforting soup, this loaded potato soup by The Chic Site is just the thing.

Not only does it include the typical potato soup ingredients, it also uses cheese, chives, bacon, and sour cream. It’s like a loaded baked potato in a bowl. Who can honestly say that doesn’t sound amazing?

#2: Brown Sugar Balsamic Pork

Looking for something that contains a bit more meat? This brown sugar balsamic pork by Foodtastic Mom is a fabulous option that everyone in the family is sure to love.

This entree is filled with delicious flavor and tastes amazing served with roasted potatoes and apples, or almost any other side your family enjoys.

#3: Chicken Alfredo

This slow cooker chicken alfredo from Delish is a great way to curb your pasta craving while also ensuring you get your daily dose of protein. The creamy sauce is rich and filled with that Italian flavor you know and love, while the addition of parsley at the end of cooking adds a fancy flare.

Serve this dish with a side salad and some garlic bread for a complete meal you’ll definitely enjoy.

#4: Red Wine Beef Stew

Beef stew is the ultimate slow cooker meal. While traditional stew recipes are delicious, this version from Country Living is amped up with red wine and Dijon mustard, meaning it has an extra flavor kick that is absolutely irresistible.

The addition of mushrooms—along with the celery and carrots—means this is a full meal on its own.

#5: Korean Beef Soft Tacos

Those who enjoy an out-of-the-ordinary meal with tons of great flavor will adore this Korean beef soft taco recipe from an Allrecipes user. Better yet, this recipe couldn’t be any simpler. Simply toss your beef into the slow cooker along with several seasonings and spices, wait for it to finish cooking, add it to tortillas, then top with anything you like.

Fair warning: This meat is pretty spicy and might be best enjoyed with a glass of water.

#6: Pesto Lasagna with Spinach and Mushrooms

This pesto lasagna recipe from My Recipes is a bit more involved, but is totally worth the effort. After all, who doesn’t love a good lasagna?

As the name suggests, this awesome recipe includes such delicious additions as spinach and mushrooms. It also calls for pre-made pesto sauce, but you could definitely make your own if you prefer. Either way, this is a vitamin-packed meal even the kids will eat.

Each of these amazing slow cooker meals has something awesome to offer. Try one this week and enjoy the simplicity of slow cooker cooking along with the joy of a delicious meal!