Slow Cooker Soup and Stew Recipes

Let your slow cooker do all the work with these filling and hearty one-crock dinners.

Staff Picks

Laura's Quick Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Rating: 4.65 stars
This is an easy chili recipe that you can throw in the slow cooker and forget about all day. Great topped with Cheddar cheese, crushed corn chips, and a dollop of sour cream.
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Slow Cooker Belgian Chicken Booyah

Rating: 3.93 stars
This is a booyah recipe that is adapted from originally a 50 gallon recipe cooked in large 55 gallon cast-iron kettles with a wood fire, most often at church picnics in northeastern Wisconsin.

Chicken Tortilla Soup in the Slow Cooker

Rating: 4.59 stars
Delicious and easy to make. You can spice it up as much as you want with hot sauce. Serve with tortilla chips.

Authentic Bangladeshi Beef Curry

Rating: 4.17 stars
This spicy beef curry is best served with plain basmati rice or eaten with naan or pita bread.

Slow Cooker Spanish Beef Stew

Rating: 4.43 stars
I have never heard a complaint of my beef stew, it's a great new take on an old favorite! I prefer to serve stew over white rice, it all depends on your taste. You can season the beef with a packet of Sazon instead of salt and pepper, for even more Spanish style.

Gringo Posole

Rating: 4.63 stars
My own version of posole! Stew made with hominy, garlic, peppers and pork meat. This is made in the slow cooker. I tried to make the stew as colorful as possible, which is why I use both white and yellow hominy and green and red bell peppers. This recipe is best the next day reheated. I love it best with cornbread or EVEN BETTER, fresh flour tortillas. It is awesome on a cold winter day and is great to take to pot luck dinners. Can be doubled or reduced in size to accommodate any number of people, and is a relatively foolproof recipe!

Slow Cooker, Easy Baked Potato Soup

Rating: 4.61 stars
I love this recipe in my slow cooker, especially since there is minimal prep. No bacon to fry, so the slow cooker is the only dish you will get dirty. If you have dry ranch mix on hand, I have really enjoyed this variation!

Split Pea Smoked Turkey Soup

Rating: 4.59 stars
For those who don't like pork. This has a nice smoked flavor when you use a smoked turkey leg.

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Stew

Rating: 4.08 stars
This is a great meal for busy families! It's hearty and easy. Kids love it, too! Serve over split buttermilk biscuits.

Colleen's Slow Cooker Jambalaya

Rating: 4.46 stars
This recipe came about from a lot of experimenting over the years. My family and friends like this version the best. Serve over cooked rice.
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Hatch Chili

Rating: 4.59 stars
I've been making this Hatch green chili for years and it never fails to please!

Slow Cooker Hamburger Soup with Macaroni

Rating: 3.93 stars
A fairly quick and easy hamburger soup with macaroni that I just threw together. This recipe freezes well. The soup will thicken upon standing.

Inspiration and Ideas

11 Healthy Slow Cooker Stews
These recipes have it all. They're top-rated favorites. They're easy to prep, and are all under 300 calories per serving.
Brett's Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Rating: Unrated
"This is absolutely Scrumptious! Do yourself a favor and make this soup sooner rather than later!" – Penny Corkery

Slow Cooker Beef Stew I

Rating: 4.44 stars

A hearty, savory slow cooker stew with potatoes, carrots, celery, broth, herbs and spices. You won't be slow to say 'yum'!