Slow Cooker Main Dish Recipes

Beef, chicken, pork, and more tasty dinners you can set and forget in the slow cooker.

Staff Picks

Slow Cooker Italian Beef for Sandwiches

Rating: 4.5 stars 2660
Rump roast simmered with seasonings until fork-tender. So easy, so tasty!

Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken

Rating: 4 stars 1610
Seasoned, browned chicken breasts slow cooked with lemon juice, garlic, and chicken bouillon. A wonderful 'fix and forget' recipe that is easy and pleases just about everyone. Great served with rice or pasta, or even alone.

Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs

Rating: 4.5 stars 1276
Slow cooker baby back ribs coated in barbecue sauce and baked in the oven.

Slow-Cooker Pepper Steak

Rating: 4.5 stars 3583
Steak, onion, pepper, and tomato in the slow cooker makes for a great meal.

Kalua Pig in a Slow Cooker

Rating: 4.5 stars 1814
Delicious fall-apart tender pork without digging a hole in your backyard!

Charley's Slow Cooker Mexican Style Meat

Rating: 4.5 stars 1271
This recipe can be used with chicken, beef, pork and even venison. It freezes well, and can be made into burritos, tacos, or any number of other Mexican-style dishes. This dish uses a lot of spice, so please be sure to adjust to your taste.
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Slow Cooker Ham

Rating: 4.5 stars 1424
This delicious slow cooker ham sensation requires just two ingredients!

Chicken Cacciatore in a Slow Cooker

Rating: 4.5 stars 227
This is a very simple meal to make. You just throw everything in the crock pot and let it cook during the day. I like to serve this over thin spaghetti (especially garlic and herb thin spaghetti when I can find it).

Sweet and Savory Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Rating: 4.5 stars 277
This is a sweet and savory pulled pork that combines many techniques for the best flavor. The slow cooker makes the meat fall off the bone!

Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast

Rating: 4.5 stars 1605
Beef roast simmered with vegetables and herbs until tender and flavorful.

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

Rating: 4.5 stars 390
This creamy, comforting meal takes just moments to assemble and is always a big hit. Great for large family gatherings and to take to pot luck dinners. I'm always asked for the recipe!

Easiest Pot Roast Ever

Rating: 4.5 stars 524
Easy Pot Roast made in the slow cooker.

Inspiration and Ideas

10 Saucy Slow Cooker Sandwiches
Every recipe can be prepped in less than 15 minutes, and makes multiple delicious sandwiches.
How To Make the Best Slow Cooker Meals
It's a convenient way to cook, but there's a little more to it than set-it-and-forget-it if you want the best results.
Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork
Rating: 4.5 stars 3051

Texas-style pulled pork simmers in a tangy chili-seasoned barbecue sauce with plenty of onion, then pulled into tender shreds to serve on a buttered, toasted bun.