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8 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

by Lottie Huckle

published on 31 March 2016

We believe that a collection of dependable slow cooker recipes can make any busy foodie's life that little bit easier. We're big fans of the slow cooker here at Happy Foodie HQ and are always looking for new recipes that we can leave on their own to cook away, whilst we get on with other tasks – eating probably…

slow cooker jerk chicken

Jerk Chicken from Slow Cooked by Miss South

Slow cooking isn't just about stews and soups as this Jerk Chicken recipe from Slow Cooked proves. This recipe both slowly marinades and cooks the chicken for an intense and delicious flavour. Cook this dish at any time of year for a splash of Summer.

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Miss South

slow cooker vegetable stew and dumplings

Vegetable Casserole with Dumplings from Try It! Slow Cooking by DK Publishing

Food doesn't get more comforting than a casserole with dumplings. You'll find yourself coming back to this warming vegetable stew again and again and we guarantee there will always be a squabble over the last dumpling!

Get your copy of Try It! Slow Cooking here.

Slow cooker chicken tikka masala

Chicken Tikka Masala from The Complete Slow Cooker Cookbook by Cara Hobday

Make the nation’s favourite curry in your slow cooker with this easy recipe. Slow cooking the chicken ensures it’s as tender as your local curry house’s dish, but at a fraction of the price!

Order The Complete Slow Cooker Cookbook here.

slow cooker black bean ragout

Slow-cooked Black Bean Ragout from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman

Don't save the slow-cooker just for dinner. Treat yourself to a luxurious lunch with this Black Bean Ragout recipe from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. Enjoy with a slice or two or garlicky toast and sharp lime-pickled red onions.

Buy The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook here.

slow cooker ham hock

Ham Hock with Red Cabbage from Try It! Slow Cooking by DK Publishing

This simple recipe takes a few favourite ingredients and elevates them through patient slow-cooking. The sweet and spicy red cabbage complements the salty ham hock to make this traditional dish quite irresistible.

Buy your copy of Try It! Slow Cooking here.

slow cooker risotto

Pinenut, Fennel and Parmesan Risotto from The Complete Slow Cooker Cookbook by Cara Hobday

Bored of constant stirring and standing of the risotto pot? That aching arm will be a thing of the past with this easy but impressive recipe. So next time you’re making risotto, leave your slow cooker to do the work – all you have to do is pour the wine and get the plates out.

Order The Complete Slow Cooker Cookbook here.

Slow cooker paneer curry

Sweet Potato, Spinach and Paneer Curry from Slow Cooked by Miss South

Sweet potato is a great base for a vegetable curry and in this recipe it goes perfectly alongside rich spinach and milky paneer. This long, slow cook can be left whilst you go to work and then hey-presto! Dinner's ready for when you get in.

Order your copy of Slow Cooked here.

slow cooker steamed cherry pudding

Cherry Bakewell Pudding from Slow Cooked by Miss South 

Last but not least, a recipe that proves slow cooking doesn't have to be savoury. Make the most of your slow cooker with this Cherry Bakewell Pudding recipe from Slow Cooked. Nutty with almonds and sweet with cherries, this sponge is bound to go down a storm. And best of all – you can leave it alone to cook itself of course!

Buy Slow Cooked here.


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