Posted on October 27, 2018

17 Hearty Slow Cooker Meals for Chilly Fall Evenings

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17 Hearty Slow Cooker Meals for Chilly Fall Evenings

Chilly Fall evenings mean turning up more than just your thermostat.  That’s right – crank up the heat AND the slow cooker because a hearty, savory comfort food meal is just what the season ordered! 

17 Hearty Slow Cooker Meals for Chilly Fall Evenings

Fall nights, especially here in the Northeast, can be counted on for certain things.  Football games, soccer games, cheerleading, field hockey, and all other fall sports can be found on neighborhood game fields in just about every town. Fall fests, pumpkin carving, Halloween parades, homecoming dances, and all the other activities that come with the season are almost enough to fill up your calendar and leave you begging for the boring doldrums of winter. (Haha – yes, I said almost because as frustrating as our busy fall schedule gets, I still would not trade them for winter.  Fall is most definitely my fave.)

As much as I love my Instant Pot and use it often, there are some recipes that I still turn to my slow cooker for including some soups and stews.

Sometimes there is nothing more satisfying as a parent than cooking up a delicious meal that my kiddos love. They gobble up the tasty meal and warm up after a chilly night outside.

I put together this round up of hearty comfort foods to give you some great ideas for slow cooker meals.  I love making these meals in Fall, Winter, and even on those cold Spring nights when you’re not sure if warm weather is ever going to arrive again. There are a variety of recipes to choose from – with an emphasis on warm, hearty and filling! Most of these make a traditional one pot meal with plenty of leftovers to put in the fridge or freezer for another day. Sometimes we’ll bake up some biscuits, corn bread or rolls and serve them as a quick and easy side.

Slow Cooker Soups and Stews

Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup from Peas and Crayons

Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup from Dancing in the Rain

Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup

Slow Cooker Cabbage Roll Soup from Simply Stacie


Harvest Vegetable Beef Stew from Hearth and Vine


Slow Cooker Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Soup from Peas and Crayons


Beef and Butternut Squash Stew from Noshtastic


Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup from Two Kids and a Coupon

Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup from Heidi’s Home Cooking

Slow Cooker chicken noodle Soup

CrockPot Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup from Mom Spark

CrockPot Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup

Easy Chicken Enchilada Crock Pot Soup from BonBon Break


Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe from Fun Happy Home

Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

Slow Cooker Hearty Chili and Other Dishes

Three Bean Slow Cooker Chili from Mama Cheaps

Bean Chili Slow Cooker Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings from My Heavenly Recipes

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Slow Cooker Lasagna from Mama Cheaps

slow cooker lasagna

Easy Crock Pot Meatballs Recipe from Mama Cheaps

Easy Crock Pot Meatballs on Spaghetti

Crock Pot White Chicken Chili from Amanda’s Cookin’


Creamy Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese from I Heart Naptime

Let me know if you end up trying any of these!  One thing is for sure – when the cool fall winds start to blow and winter creeps ever closer, these hearty, easy-to-prepare meals are sure to warm the hungriest of bellies!  Enjoy!


Hearty Slow Cooker Meals

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