20 Essential Slow Cooker Recipes for Fall

on September 21, 2015

Crockpot Gourmet

Low and Slow, All Season Long

Ahh, finally. \'Tis the season for cozy sweaters, spiced lattes, and warm, comforting fare. From soups and sips all the way to hearty, slow-roasted meats, these 20 recipes aim to harness all of your favorite fall flavors-right there in your slow cooker.

Real Food Whole Life

Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Soup

Nothing like tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. Prepare this ultra-creamy slow cooker version in the morning, and then reconvene in the kitchen at the end of the day to enjoy this classic combo as a family.

Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Soup


Slow Cooker Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Take everyone\'s fall favorite-slow-simmered chili-and throw in the hearty sweetness of pumpkin. It makes a great base for this blend of ground turkey, peppers, onion and garlic.

Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Gimme Some Oven

Slow Cooker Apple Cider

Apples are the darling of fall fruit, and making your own apple cider has never been easier. For a special occasion flair, try adding a shot of your favorite whiskey or dark rum.

Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Apple Cider

Crystal and Comp

Crockpot Hot Chocolate

This \"old reliable\" just got even more delicious. Topped with homemade whipped cream and sweet chocolate shavings, this slow cooker hot chocolate is a great way to cozy up for the evening.

Get the Recipe: Crockpot Hot Chocolate

Mom on Timeout

Gingerbread Mocha

Steal one of Starbucks\' signature fall flavors with this cookie-inspired copycat-and let the sweet spice of gingerbread warm you up from the inside out.

Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Gingerbread Mocha


Crockpot Butternut Squash Applesauce

Your go-to pork chop recipe just got a makeover. The addition of butternut squash to spicy-sweet homemade applesauce makes this rendition an ideal side for the autumn months.

Get the Recipe: Crock Pot Butternut Squash Applesauce

Life Made Sweeter

Butternut Slow Cooker Cornbread

Cornbread was practically made for hearty cool-weather soups and stews-and this version offers up a subtle, distinctly autumn flavor, courtesy of butternut squash.

Get the Recipe: Butternut Squash Cornbread

Delightful Adventures

Creamy Fall Vegetable Soup

Sweet potatoes, butternut squash and carrots lend this soup its gorgeous autumn hue. Vegan, creamy, easy to make, and just the ticket on a chilly day.

Get the Recipe: Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato, & Carrot Soup


Chipotle Brisket with Sweet Potatoes

Here, the addition of beer makes for an extra-tender brisket-and spicy sweet potatoes make for the perfect finishing touch. It\'s an entire meal in one go.

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Crockpot Gourmet

Browned Butter Pumpkin Cheesecake

This dessert is (almost!) too good to be true-not only does it have a Golden Oreo crust and delicious pumpkin and caramel flavors, it\'s also made super-easy thanks to the use of a slow cooker.

Get the Recipe: Crockpot Browned Butter Pumpkin Cheesecake

Jenna Braddock

Rosemary Acorn Squash

Preparing this classic fall vegetable is so much easier than it looks. Simply slice, add to your slow cooker with liquid and seasonings, and go about your day! These babies will be ready in a few hours.

Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Rosemary Acorn Squash

Guilty Kitchen

Braised Rabbit

Fall is the time to reintroduce heavier fare into the rotation-and a great time to explore new flavors, like wild game. This braised rabbit recipe makes for a delicate and decidedly unexpected main dish for your next cool-weather gathering.

Get the Recipe: Braised Rabbit

Crockpot Gourmet

Slow Cooker Mashed Sage Sweet Potatoes

We can\'t get enough of sweet potatoes, especially when they\'re this easy! The addition of cream, butter and sage makes these simply addictive.

Get the Recipe: Crockpot Savory Buttery Sage Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Simple Food 365

New England Baked Beans

When the weather turns colder, residents of New England turn to these savory baked beans for a quick warm-up. You can easily recreate this classic-or reinvent your own favorite-with minimal fuss, thanks to slow cookers everywhere.

Get the Recipe: Classic Baked Beans

Gourmet Persuasian

Crockpot Whole Chicken

Always avoided cooking a whole chicken because you thought it wasn\'t worth the trouble? This whole chicken in a slow cooker is nearly effortless-and a great starting point for a number of super-satisfying dinners.

Get the Recipe: Crock Pot Whole Chicken

Amy in the Kitchen

Cranberry Orange Steel Cut Oatmeal

Look no further for a great fall breakfast. Warm, filling and laced with a generous serving of cranberries and almonds, this oatmeal is ideal for crisp mornings.

Get the Recipe: Cranberry Orange Steel Cut Oatmeal

The Creative Bite

Cranberry Pecan Stuffing

Stuffing isn\'t just for Thanksgiving-it makes a filling sidekick to a whole host of fall favorites. Thanks to the addition of dried cranberries, you can expect this version to be a bit on the sweeter side.

Get the Recipe: Crock Pot Cranberry Pecan Stuffing

Lau Sunday Cooks

Jack Daniels Pulled Pork Sweet Potatoes

You\'ll never look at a baked potato the same way again. Here, baked sweet potatoes are stuffed with juicy slow cooker pulled pork and drizzled with Jack Daniels Barbecue Sauce. What\'s not to like?

Get the Recipe: Smoked Pulled Pork Stuffed Jacket Sweet Potatoes

Food Fanatic

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Harness the flavors of apple pie into this sweet, spreadable treat. It\'s the perfect complement to fresh baked bread, muffins, cornbread-or even paired with your favorite sharp cheeses.

Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Apple Butter

The Crumby Cupcake

Cranberry Apple Bread Pudding

Cranberry and apples really shine in this sweet, aromatic dessert-perfectly paired with hot coffee or tea on a crisp autumn day.

Get the Recipe: Cranberry Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding