Italian Slow Cooker Recipes

Long-simmered pasta sauces, braised meats, even risotto—the slow cooker makes it easy to fix these Italian classics. Browse more than 50 recipes for slow cooker Italian dinners.

Staff Picks

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Beef Cacciatore

Rating: 5 stars 16
Tender roast beef cooked cacciatore-style in your slow cooker with lots of bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms in a hearty red wine tomato sauce. Serve with garlic mashed potatoes and garlic bread.

Easy Sausage, Peppers and Onions with Elbows

Rating: 4.5 stars 82
On days when my schedule is overloaded, this easy throw-together recipe is always a hit with my family.

Eggplant Parmesan For the Slow Cooker

Rating: 4.5 stars 91
Eggplant Parmesan recipe for the slow cooker, made in layers with marinara sauce and cheese.

Original Homemade Italian Beef

Rating: 4.5 stars 662
Best homemade Italian beef I have ever had. My mom always made it and passed it down to me, I think it's just so good...I wanted everyone to enjoy please do!
By Randi

Slow Cooker Risotto

Rating: 4 stars 89
The classic Italian rice dish, now simplified in a slow cooker near you!

Randy's Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna

Rating: 4.5 stars 425
A fantastic way to enjoy lasagna without all the fuss! I thought using frozen ravioli already filled with cheese instead of layering layers of noodles and cheese would make a great dish so easy. It all comes together; just scoop it out, serve with a salad, and enjoy.

Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana

Rating: 4.5 stars 70
Slow cooker version of a famous restaurant soup. Easy taste of Italy brought home.

Splendicious Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

Rating: 4 stars 76
This recipe comes from my Army days where dishes were often created by throwing in everything including the kitchen sink! I've refined it over the years, and this recipe yields a tangy yet sweet and rich sauce that is sure to make your soldiers happy. The sauce is excellent over any pasta.

Slow Cooker Sausage with Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 594
A warm easy meal made even easier in the slow cooker. These sausages may be served in sandwiches, or over rice.

Mom's Italian Beef Barley Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 271
The best beef barley soup. Thickens with just the barley. Tastes best in the slow cooker. Serve topped with parmesan cheese and with a salad.

Best Ever Slow Cooker Italian Beef Roast

Rating: 4.5 stars 261
Best tender and juicy pot roast you've ever eaten! Also great sliced up and served on hearty rolls.

Inspiration and Ideas

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Bob's Slow Cooker Braciole
Rating: Unrated 108
"Excellent recipe. Everyone loved it!" – James E Mudek
Slow Cooker Lasagna
Rating: 4 stars 1075

So simple! Ground beef and three luscious cheeses make it super yummy.