As the temperature cools down, it’s the perfect time to dust off the old slow cooker and fire it up with our favorite fall Crock Pot recipes. From hearty soups and stews to chicken sandwiches and pumpkin butter, we’ve rounded up tried-and-true slow cooker recipes that celebrate the flavors of fall. Keep reading to get the scoop.
photo: More Than You Can Chew Korean BBQ Short Ribs
Comfort food at its finest, it’ll be love at first bite with this dish from More Than You Can Chew. These Korean-inspired short ribs are seared in a sauté pan, then coated in a delicious sauce in the Crock Pot. To get the recipe, click here.
photo: Add Some Veg Beef & Barley Soup
From Add Some Veg, this hearty, stick-to-your-ribs soup is basically fall in a bowl. It’s filled with beef, barley or brown rice, along with a healthy bunch of veggies. Get the recipe by clicking here.
photo: Cupcakes & Kale Chips Apple Cider Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
This recipe will be on repeat in our kitchen all season long, courtesy of Cupcakes & Kale Chips. The chicken is cooked with apples, onions and apple cider, then piled onto sourdough rolls with sharp cheddar cheese. Click here to grab the recipe.
photo: The Food Cafe Cheesy Ham and Potato Soup
Kick your usual potato soup up a notch with this recipe from The Food Cafe. This version has chunks of ham and is finished with milk and cheddar cheese for maximum creaminess. To get the recipe, click here.
photo: Pinch of Yum Slow Cooker Beef Ragu with Pappardelle
This beef ragu from Pinch of Yum is sure to be a hit with your whole crew. The beefy, tomato-laced mixture tastes perfect on top of fresh pasta. To get the recipe (including Instant Pot instructions, if you’re a pressure cooker convert), click here.
photo: Blue Bowl Recipes Chicken Gnocchi Soup
We love this tasty twist on chicken soup from Blue Bowl Recipes. Adding gnocchi bulks the soup up a bit, and the creamy base makes it super comforting. Get the recipe by clicking here.
photo: ulterior epicure via flickr Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding
Try something a little different with your Crock Pot, like this drool-worthy bread pudding from The Gunny Sack. Day-old bread, pumpkin puree and spices come together to make something truly magical. Click here to get all the details on how it’s made.
photo: Foxes Love Lemons Slow Cooker Carrot and Apple Soup
This hearty and flavorful soup from Foxes Love Lemons features ingredients like apple, carrot, and fresh garlic. It’s a guaranteed fall classic and a great way to warm up on a chilly day! Get the recipe here.
photo: Dinner at the Zoo Crock Pot Cranberry Meatballs
How easy are these delish meatballs from Dinner at the Zoo? They only need five ingredients—and one of them is frozen meatballs! Plus, the sauce is truly tasty, and you can even serve over broccoli for an extra healthy kick. Get the recipe here.
photo: Thriving Home Blog Crock Pot Pumpkin Spiced Latte
Who says you have to hit up the coffee shop for your PSL fix? Try the DIY version of your fave fall drink and fill your house with that pumpkin-y smell. Best of all, there are no artificial ingredients! Get the recipe from Thriving Home Blog.
photo: Good Dinner Mom Healthy Slow Cooker Apple Sauce
Autumn time is apple time! Here's why this slow cooker applesauce is a winner: You can control the amount of sugar that goes in, it's incredibly simple to make, and the smell is divine. Grab the recipe at Good Dinner Mom.
photo: Boulder Locavore Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Tapioca Pudding
Looking for an awesome autumn dessert? Try this tapioca pudding, which is full of fall flavors, vegan, dairy-free, and super easy to throw together. For added fun, get the kiddos to help layer the fun toppings. Get the recipe from Boulder Locavore.
photo: The View from Great Island Cranberry Pomegranate Mulled Cider
Mulled cider is perfect for sipping on a chilly day. This vibrant version is lightly spiced, antioxidant-rich, and totally delicious. Plus, you can always adjust the flavors to suit your fam's tastes. Get the recipe over at The View from Great Island.
photo: The View from Great Island Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter
The perfect way to fall into autumn is with this pumpkin butter. It's super simple to whip up and a great schmear for muffins, croissants, toast, waffles, and more! Even better: the smell is like insta-aromatherapy. Get the recipe from The View from Great Island.
photo: Kristine's Kitchen Blog Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole
There’s no need to wait for Thanksgiving to bust out an amazing sweet potato casserole. This version is great for any day of the week—and it’s a bit healthier than usual, thanks to a secret ingredient. (It rhymes with schmapple …) Get the recipe from Kristine’s Kitchen Blog.
photo: Life Made Sweeter Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Cornbread
Ready for the best-ever cornbread? Since this version is made in the slow cooker, it comes out extra moist and just the right amount of sweet. You’ll set it, forget it, and absolutely love it. Get the recipe from Life Made Sweeter.
photo: How To Simplify Slow Cooker Apple and Maple Pulled Pork
Maple syrup is a fave fall flavor, but if it makes you think of breakfast, then it’s time to shake things up with this delicious recipe. Maple syrup combines with pulled pork, and the result is super yummy. Get the recipe from How To: Simplify.
photo: Baker Bettie Homemade Crock Pot Apple Cider
Pop some apples and spices in the slow cooker in the morning, and by the time your family gets home from work and school, the whole house will be smelling like autumn. It couldn’t get any easier—or tastier. Get the recipe from Baker Bettie.
photo: Kristine's Kitchen Blog Slow Cooker Pumpkin Apple Crisp
Need a super easy fall dessert? This one goes out to all those folks who love pumpkin and their slow cooker. It’s full of warm spices, sports both pumpkin and apples, and it’s even on the healthier side of the dessert spectrum. Get the recipe from Kristine’s Kitchen Blog.
photo: Kari of GI 365 Slow Cooker Rosemary Chicken with Butternut Squash
If you look up “homey” in the dictionary, you might find this exact slow cooker recipe. All you need to do is pop chicken, butternut squash, and cream of chicken soup in the Crock Pot and you’re all set! Get the recipe from GI 365.
photo: The Lemon Bowl Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup
Everyone’s going to want to grab a spoon and slurp up this delish, fall-worthy soup. It’s got a hint of cinnamon, tons of squash flavor, and if you’re feeling adventurous, smoky chipotle peppers. You really can’t go wrong with this comfort food! Get the recipe from The Lemon Bowl.
photo: Life Made Sweeter Slow Cooker Pumpkin Monkey Bread
Round up your little monkeys, because they’re going to love this easy and delicious sweet bread! It’s loaded with cozy fall spices and uses your favorite refrigerated cinnamon roll dough. Whip it up in a snap and enjoy for breakfast, snack time, or a decadent dessert. Get the recipe from Life Made Sweeter.
photo: Boulder Locavore Spicy Pumpkin Chicken Corn Chowder
Add a little spice—and pumpkin—to your life! This chunky soup is super hearty and filling and just the thing to warm you up on an autumn day. Adjust the spice level to suit your family’s tastes, and you’re ready for dinner! Get the recipe from Boulder Locavore.
photo: Little Spice Jar Weekend Pumpkin Chili
Give your usual chili a fun fall upgrade! This recipe is a great way to get your pumpkin fix in a savory and hearty meal. Its stick-to-your-ribs goodness is just what your lazy weekend needs, so you should probably start simmering ASAP. Get the recipe from Little Spice Jar.
photo: Erin Clarke of Well Plated Pumpkin Overnight Oats
Start the day off right with these autumn-y overnight oats! They’re positively packed with pumpkin flavor (think: a whole can of pumpkin puree), along with lots of warm spices. Bonus points: Your house will smell heavenly when you wake up! Get the recipe from Well Plated.
— Abigail Matsumoto
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