Are you looking for new ways to use your crockpot? We’ve rounded up 34 of our favorite Easy Fall Crockpot Recipes that will inspire your holiday menu or any cozy dinner this fall!
We were mighty excited to put together our catalog of the best fall crockpot recipes out there — little did we know we’d unknowingly entered into an appliance war.
Maybe it’s because it looks a bit spacecraft-y, with its ceramic sheen and all those twirl-y knobs and buttons, or perhaps it’s because we’re now largely reliant on our ovens and air-fryers.
Still, the slow cooker has become decidedly unfashionable, hasn’t it?
Food snobs sneer — “An instant pot? No, thanks. I’ve got an AGA cooker. Enjoy your stew.”
What they don’t want you to know is that they’ve probably got a slow-cooker too.
Everyone’s got one, and it’s time to find a permanent (or at least seasonal) spot on the countertop and an attitude adjustment.
Far from being the last resort of the time-poor and oven-less (though it is that, too), the slow cooker is a thing of wonder.
It’s capable of running on precious little electricity.
It will (probably) neither scorch your food nor blow its lid off in the process, and slow cooking makes vegetables and beans easier to digest.
So go ahead.
Scoff all you like.
We love our slow cooker. We think these recipes will get you closer to loving yours, too.
Busy days, frantic weeknight meals, and never-ending mom endeavors, crockpot cooking has seen us through them all.
A little preparation and a keen understanding of the machine’s limitations go a very long way.
What follows are 34 slow-and-low fall recipes that’ll make a believer out of you yet — from tender pork roast and fragrant chickpea tikka masala to a festive apple cinnamon dump cake — you’ll find your slow-cooker is a talented multi-tasker.
And don’t miss the bacon AND the ranch in #15!
Fall crockpot meals just got way more interesting.
The apple softens wonderfully in the pork’s roasting juices for a marinade as sharp as it is sweet.
Friends and family alike will be asking for the recipe — with any luck; you’re sure to inspire them to give their slow-cooker a second chance.
These most adaptable leafy greens turn their talents into a rustic, hearty casserole in this quick, unfussy fall slow cooker recipe.
The addition of a little spicy sausage is sure to stave off the complaining of any disgruntled carnivorous-types at your table.
There’s a note from someone saying she DOUBLED the marinara here. Give it a peek halfway through cooking.
Slowly cook the tasty autumnal favorite with cayenne, nutmeg, and rich coconut milk for a delicious, hearty soup that’s best enjoyed while complaining about the cold from the comfort of a fireplace window.
Bring a little wow factor to the table at the end of the day with these scrumptiously satisfying fall slow cooker meals.
A long, slow cook lends this tomato sauce a deep, complex flavor so unlike anything that could ever come out of a jar — this will ruin store-bought for you forever.
There’s something irresistibly dynamic and energizing about this tangy chickpea curry — whether it’s that beautiful, fiery color palette or its zesty, comforting aroma (only the wimpiest of noses are put out of joint by Indian cuisine).
We love it bulked up with potatoes for a proper easy dinner or swiped right out of the pot with shreds of toast for an evening snack.
Indubitably one of the best slow cooker recipes out there!
The trick to getting this uncomplicated, filling family favorite right is picking the perfect sausage (and not desecrating it with sweet potatoes, but we’re hoping you knew that).
You’ll want something generously seasoned; we prefer our local deli’s Italian breakfast variety, but anything will do in this easy recipe so long as it’s peppery enough.
The humble chop has got it all: juicy, tender flesh, winsome fat, and the added delight of a glorious bone to gnaw appreciatively on once dinner time ends (we’ve got manners when folks are looking, promise).
A fruity, tart spin on the comfort-giving classic.
It seems strange that cranberry should pair so well with fatty beef and smoky BBQ sauce, and yet it does.
Having previously been on the receiving end of many a meatball of the boiled-boot consistency, we’ve got a vested interest in chewable meat.
Toss the relatively simple ingredients in the slow-cooker, and you end up with sticky, full-flavored meatballs that are as warm and tender as a balmy summer night.
“If it’s vegan, can it really be a lasagna?”
Naysayers might have to be dragged kicking and screaming to the table — but they’ll settle down quickly enough once that first decadent mouthful of this slow cooker meal hits their palate.
We’ve always got a Tupperware or two of this put away in the freezer: it’s one of those preposterously simple, delicious recipes that yield great rewards, particularly after a long day!
Sling it in some slovenly sofrito and sour cream tacos, stir it into some paella or enjoy it as a condiment to absolutely anything — it’s plenty good on its own.
Not a dish to be rushed, persnickety lentil Bolognese needs to be left to simmer long, gentle, and slow for a minimum of three hours.
Thankfully, that’s what slow-cookers are for.
I expect we’ll all be tired of apples soon enough, but until that comes to pass, this is a great way to use up that glut of fruit you’ve got loitering inside your fridge.
13. Crockpot Turkey
The fact is, not a whole lot of us know how to cook the poor bird properly, yet we insist on hacking it up and making a mess of it all the same.
But there’s no real mystery to cooking a turkey, at least insofar as your slow-cooker is concerned.
Brine beforehand and season with aplomb and boom. Bird.
Now’s the perfect time to announce you’ve finally mastered Christmas dinner.
This is a jolly little recipe — quick, blessedly simple, and just sweet enough to be enjoyed with reckless abandon at brunch and dessert.
Serve alongside a heaping dish of apple butter and steaming mugs of hot chocolate.
No amount of well-intentioned, entirely medically sound advice is going to convince us to stop slathering our potatoes in ranch and bacon.
Oh — and remember to scrape the crusty bits from the pan. Those are the best part.
A tasty midweek supper brimming with rich flavors that’ll stave off a hangover just as well as they’ll dazzle at a potluck or picnic.
Perfect fall meals, here we come.
Done right, a bang-on chicken sandwich — tender meat, bun of tender crumb, and the perfect condiment ratio — will be one of the best things ever to grace your plate.
And this is the perfect recipe.
Bonus Side Dish: This recipe has ridic 1K+ 5-star reviews for Creamy Crockpot Mac and Cheese.
Give your chicken a new lease on life with a deliciously citrusy tang in this bright, comforting, warm blanket of a recipe.
The embodiment of all that we’re wistful for in the wintertime — this is a dish that’s invested with some real love.
Forget a boring banana loaf; this is our favorite way to breakfast.
Crockpot steel cut oats meet autumnal glory in this breakfast of (sleepy) champions.
Serve alongside a warming apple cider float for the perfect pick-me-up.
For those who’ve retired their French onion soup and are now on the hunt for another suitable vegetarian option to bring to their next fall picnic, look no further than this childhood classic.
Steamy, sweet, and just nostalgic enough to prompt teary reminiscing — this is comfort food at its finest.
Don’t let the odd sunny day fool you — winter looms just around the corner.
And you can’t do battle against perpetually icy driveways and always-cold-feet without the proper fuel.
Enter the rich, spicy venison stew: heartiest of all hearty meals. This one is what’s really meant by a hot meal, not chicken noodle soup.
A warming potato stew hits the spot with autumn idling right overhead — yessir, this is one of those quintessentially soothing, easy soups that are nearly impossible to get wrong — unless you skimp out on the leeks, in which case it’s very likely you’ll screw this up.
Don’t do that.
If you’re the sort that likes to court controversy, you can garnish this with a handful of green onions, but it’s also just fine without.
One of our favorite dips, both for its humble ingredients and because it seems to innately encourage getting a little tipsier than is wise on a weekday.
Oh well — we’re not mad about it.
In warmer weather, we’d likely pig out on pulled pork at a BBQ — but since that seems a ways off yet, we’ll settle for eating forkfuls out of the fridge at night or heaping it onto dreadful hotdog buns with an excess of coleslaw.
What? Easy fall crockpot recipes are supposed to be low effort.
This lumberjack’s choice of lunch makes for supremely healthy eating and is always welcome at our dinner table.
It’s a speedy staple that keeps wonderfully in the fridge — especially handy when we’re too mired in school-activities to spare much thought for what to cook!
Turn commonplace vegetables from fridge-hogs to soothing, nourishing bowls of comfort with this comforting, joyful soup!
Yukon potatoes and carrots may not look like much on paper, but sling them in a crockpot for 8 hours with some juicy mushrooms, black beans, fragrant herbs, and a dash of almond milk,and they’ve got all the makings of one of your new favorite slow cooker recipes.
Nothing lifts winter-dampened spirits quite like a silky, flavorsome soup (or a mushroom stroganoff, for that matter, but we’ll take what we can get).
What would you do for a steak cooked just the way you like it?
If you said to put on your most uncomfortable pants to spend $200 at a posh restaurant every once in a blue moon, you’d be pleased to know there’s another option.
Crockpot fall recipes have never been so good.
The thrifty, clever cook knows there’s nothing better at this time of year than buying a whole crisper’s worth of apples to ward off the autumnal chill.
Crumbles, pies, tarts — the brilliant adaptability of an apple is nothing to scoff at — but we like them best baked.
The aroma alone will send the entire family thundering into the kitchen for this aromatic wonder — peeled, cored, and stuffed-to-bursting with spices and dried fruit.
How d’you like them apples?
Browned, crumbled, and served in large portions alongside weighty dollops of crème fraîche, ice-cream, custard, heavy cream — all of the above, thank you.
Do you know what? We’re kind of, sort of definitely sick of pumpkin pie (we could do without sweet potato casserole, too).
And as Thanksgiving approaches, we’re dreading the idea of having to attend parties and potlucks and picnics brimming with the stuff.
Lo and behold — the genteel pumpkin cobbler.
This recipe is the classic combination of pumpkin and spices, revisited as a good old-fashioned cobbler that’s definitely one of our best fall crockpot recipes to date!
Feeling a little . . . Hungary?
This heartening Hungarian classic may not have the come-hither good looks of a pot roast, but what it lacks in aesthetics it makes up for in sheer unparalleled comfort factor.
Tender, smoky meat marinating in a gutsy, smothering-ly warm stew — it’s as good a consolation prize as any for long days spent in the biting cold.
Beef stew > chicken stew.
That’s a stone-cold fact anyone with a working set of taste buds will attest to.
Spend a chilly weekend tending to a bubbling pot of this on the stove, and your efforts will be well-rewarded by a cozy cook that puts most other crockpot meals to shame.
The bottom line
For those still laboring under the assumption that a slow cooker will let them do away with the minimum of effort, skill, and planning required to cook at all — might we suggest microwave meals?
We hear some of them have actual vegetables now. Okay, we’re not knocking microwave cooking, and neither are we above T.V. dinners, but you can’t continue to toss ingredients into a pot, forget about them and then blame your poor slow-cooker for the abysmal results.
Whether you’re trying to show off at dinner parties — these easy fall crockpot meals are patented crowd-pleasers — or keep warm by the fire at home: these anytime recipes will see you through it all with style.
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- Choose one or more options from our list of 34 Fall Crockpot Recipes here!
- Create your new favorite dish.
- Pat yourself on the back for making food at home!
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