18 Comforting Winter Crockpot Recipes

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During the summer and even into the fall quick meals like sandwiches, tacos, or grilled burgers are our go-to. When the weather turns cold, I’m ready for comfort food. Soups, stews, starchy dishes, and roasts are what we crave. We’re still busy and I like having dinner ready when we are, so we tend to use our slow cooker more and more as the temperature drops. I’ve gathered up 18 of my favorite Winter Crockpot Recipes to share with you today. I’ve included some crockpot main dishes, slow cooker soups and stews, and a few desserts and drinks that can also be made in your crockpot. Start gathering up your ingredients. You can thank me later!

Winter Main Dishes in the Crockpot

Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken (from Strength & Sunshine)

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One of the easiest cold weather weeknight dinner recipes you can make! Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken that’s gluten-free, allergy-free, and paleo! Just 3 ingredients in the crockpot and you’ll have a family with happy healthy bellies at dinnertime!

Slow Cooker Chicken Stew (from Food Meanderings)

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This easy Slow Cooker Chicken Stew is a healthy stew that uses pantry ingredients you already have on hand and condensed cream of chicken soup to make it creamy. It’s not only delicious, it’s quick to put together and the crock-pot does the cooking for you!

Sweet and Tangy Slow Cooker Meatballs (from The Forked Spoon)

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These Sweet and Tangy Slow Cooker Cranberry Meatballs are a fun and tasty protein-packed appetizer! Made with frozen meatballs, this dump and cook recipe is as easy (and delicious) as it gets!

Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken Pasta (from Recipes from a Pantry)

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Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken Pasta is classic comfort food that will have your family begging for more! An easy and affordable meal that’s made in one pot.

Crockpot Turkey Chili with Butternut Squash (from Two Pink Peonies)

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This butternut squash and turkey chili is easy and delicious. Let your crockpot do all the hard work with this recipe!

Slow Cooker Tuscan Short Ribs (from Culinary Ginger)

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Slow Cooker Tuscan Short Ribs cook themselves with very little prep. Beef short ribs are marinated in wine, beef broth, herbs and vegetables are slow cooked until the meat is fall off the bone tender.

Slow Cooker Beef Ragu (from A Food Lovers Kitchen)

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This slow cooker Beef Ragu with Pappardelle is one of my favorite comfort food dishes. The tender beef melds with a velvety tomato and red wine sauce to create a simple, flavorful meal.

Check out our Fall Crockpot Recipes for more yummy meal ideas!

Crockpot Crack Chicken (from Spaceships and Lazer Beams)

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CrockPot crack chicken can be served in a bun, over rice or potatoes, or as a dip with crackers. It’s easy to make in the slow cooker. Simply put all the ingredients together and set it on low for 6-7 hours.

Slow Cooker Apple Pork Tenderloin (from To Simply Inspire)

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This Pork Tenderloin with Apples recipe is perfect for a cold winter nigh. It’s quick and easy to prepare for a slow cooker meal with just a few simple ingredients.

Cheesy Chicken and Rice (from Dizzy, Busy and Hungry)

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With only 15 minutes of prep and a handful of ingredients, the slow cooker does all the work! This meal packs loads of flavor in one filling dish!

Slow Cooker Duck Confit with Pomegranate Molasses (from Emma Eats and Explores)

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A deliciously decadent dish that looks so impressive, you’ll never believe how easy it is. Delicious, tender duck that falls off the bone with a juicy pomegranate sauce.

Crockpot Soups and Stews for Winter

Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings (from Pint Sized Treasures)

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Love comfort foods? This Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings recipe is packed full of veggies and is a cinch to make!

Homemade Crockpot Beef Stew in Red Wine (from Lemon Blossoms)

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This Beef Stew in Red Wine is hearty, rich and delicious. Beef chuck simmers in red wine and vegetables until melt in your mouth fork tender! This homemade beef stew is the best comfort food meal!

Slow cooker Italian Meatball Soup (from An Italian in My Kitchen)

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Slow Cooker Italian Meatball Soup, an easy soup full of veggies and mini meatballs. The perfect comfort food lunch or dinner recipe idea.

Slow Cooker Desserts and Drinks to Savor this Winter

Crock Pot Chocolate Lava Cake (from Bitz and Giggles)

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Crock Pot Chocolate Lava Cake – Warm, gooey chocolate cake made right in your crock pot with a thick fudge sauce to spoon over the top!

Slow Cooker Peppermint Hot Chocolate (from Flavor the Moments)

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Slow Cooker Peppermint Hot Chocolate is the easy way to prepare rich, creamy hot chocolate. Top with whipped cream or marshmallows and crushed candy cane!

Don’t miss these fall and winter drink and cocktail recipes!

Crockpot Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Casserole (from Eating on a Dime)

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This pumpkin cinnamon roll casserole recipe is amazing and it is perfect for any brunch, holiday, or even as a dessert. The ingredients are simple but the flavors are amazing. Be prepared to hand out the recipe to all of your family and friends!

Slow Cooker Coffee Cake (from The Country Chic Cottage)

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This slow cooker coffee cake is perfect for Christmas morning breakfast.  Let it bake while the kids are opening presents then enjoy a slice with your coffee in front of the tree.  You can definitely make this anytime of the year but I am always on the lookout for easy recipes during the holidays.

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Amanda is a mom of 4 living a mostly crunchy lifestyle outside of Atlanta, GA with her husband, 2 dogs, and a cat. As a former special education teacher who also has her personal training certification — Amanda really enjoys teaching others how to do things!

When she’s not working, Amanda enjoys DIY projects, exercising, photography, hiking, and long walks through Target.

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