9 Slow-Cooker Dinners That Aren't Soup or Stew

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Slow-cooked to perfection, pulled pork is a crowd-pleaser. Season a pork shoulder with a mix of spices, add some barbecue sauce, and let it cook on low for 8-10 hours. Serve on buns with coleslaw for a classic pulled pork sandwich.

Pulled Pork

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Place boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the slow cooker with salsa, taco seasoning, and a bit of lime juice. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, then shred the chicken and serve in tortillas with your favorite taco toppings.

Chicken Tacos

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For a comforting dinner, slow-cooked beef stroganoff is a great option. Combine beef stew meat, onions, garlic, and mushrooms in the slow cooker with beef broth and Worcestershire sauce. Cook on low for 7-8 hours, then stir in sour cream and serve over egg noodles.

Beef Stroganoff

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Fill bell peppers with a mixture of ground beef or turkey, rice, diced tomatoes, and seasonings. Place them in the slow cooker, pour tomato sauce over the top, and cook on low for 6-7 hours. These stuffed peppers are both nutritious and delicious.

Stuffed Peppers

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Layer uncooked lasagna noodles, ricotta cheese, marinara sauce, ground beef, and mozzarella in the slow cooker. Cook on low for 4-5 hours until the noodles are tender and the cheese is melted and bubbly. This slow-cooker lasagna is an easy way to enjoy a classic dish.

Lasagna

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Combine chicken thighs with teriyaki sauce, pineapple juice, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger in the slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-7 hours. Serve over rice with steamed vegetables for a tasty Asian-inspired meal.

Teriyaki Chicken

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Short ribs cooked slowly in a balsamic vinegar and brown sugar glaze turn out tender and flavorful. Combine the short ribs with the glaze ingredients and cook on low for 8-9 hours. Serve with mashed potatoes or polenta.

Balsamic Glazed Short Ribs

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Layer sliced eggplant with marinara sauce, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese in the slow cooker. Cook on low for 4-5 hours until the eggplant is tender and the cheese is melted. This dish is a fantastic vegetarian option.

Eggplant Parmesan

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Mix chicken thighs with honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ketchup in the slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-7 hours until the chicken is tender. Serve with rice and steamed broccoli for a balanced and delicious meal.

Honey Garlic Chicken