Fall is a great time to get back into the rhythm of making dinner with a slow cooker. Hearty soups and stews come together easily and lend themselves to a fall feeling. All it takes is a little prep beforehand, and then it seems like these meals take care of themselves. Use a liner for your slow cooker and the cleanup will be just as easy.
Mac and Cheese
This slow cooker mac and cheese from Taste of Home is so cheesy, and it’s the perfect comfort food for fall (well, mac and cheese is perfect any time of year, really).
Chicken and Dumplings
Chicken and dumplings can be difficult to learn how to make, but this recipe is made in a slow cooker and only has 5 ingredients. How hard can it be? All Recipes tells us how.
Beef and Sweet Potato Stew
This variation on traditional beef stew definitely adds another autumn dimension by subbing sweet potatoes for white potatoes and adding cinnamon. Get the full recipe over on Midwest Living.
Creamy Pumpkin Soup
It doesn’t get more fall than pumpkin soup. If a PSL can count as breakfast, this can definitely be dinner. As a plus, this recipe from Cafe Johnsonia is a good vegan option.
Now crank up that slow cooker up and wait for the magic to happen!