If there was ever a designated season of the slow cooker, fall would have to be it. When a chill returns to the air and the leaves start to change colors, we begin to crave heavier, more savory dishes than those we devoured during the warm summer months. From stews and soups to simple spaghetti dishes, these fall slow cooker recipes we’re sharing below are ideal for autumn dining. Plus, they’re super easy to make since the slow cooker does most of the work for you.
Tom Kha Gai is a traditional hot Thai soup featuring both spicy and sour flavors and coconut milk. It’s also commonly referred to as Thai chicken coconut soup. While this is a slow cooker recipe, this soup can also be made over the stovetop. However, preparing it in a slow cooker allows the lime leaves and lemongrass to infuse for longer, producing a stronger flavor and resulting in a tastier soup. If you haven’t had this Thai comfort dish yet, you need to try it out this fall.
Sick of soup but still wanting to utilize your slow cooker? Not to worry. You can switch things up and cook this delicious spaghetti right in your slow cooker. Not that spaghetti isn’t already an easy dish to whip up, but this recipe makes it totally foolproof. You’ll start by slow cooking the sauce. Then, you’ll add the spaghetti to cook in the sauce for the last hour before it’s ready to be served.
The ultimate comfort food can now be made in your trust slow cooker. When it comes to fall slow cooker recipes, this one was a no-brainer. Chicken noodle soup is a fall and winter staple, and with this simple recipe, you’ll want to be making it often over the next few months.
Fall’s a great time for a good, hearty chili. If you’re sick of the same old standard tomato-based type, try this white chicken chili instead. It features a creamy base made from cream cheese and half and half. It also includes the sweet flavors of corn, which go really well with the mild chicken tastes and pop of the jalapeno peppers. Top it with some avocado, too, for extra goodness. This is one we plan to make many times throughout the fall season.
This butternut squash soup is the perfect “set it and forget it” recipe you need to try this fall. You can set it up to cook all day long, so that when the day is done, you can enjoy a delicious dinner without the work. It’s creamy, sweet and savory all in one. Add a little pinch of cayenne for a flavorful, spicy kick. By the way, we recommend taking the short cut of buying pre-cut butternut squash. Slicing large squash is no easy task, and it can take a toll on even the most skilled chef. Just buy the pre-cut option if your grocery store has it available — we promise your soup won’t know the difference.
Our fall slow cooker recipes roundup wouldn’t be complete without a basic vegetable soup. This is one is a classic go-to, with all that old-fashioned flavor you want in a fall soup or stew. It includes potatoes, onions, carrots and a bag of mixed veggies in addition to the beef, making it an extra filling and hearty dish that can be enjoyed for lunch or dinner. If you’ve wanted to make a simple beef and veggie soup but haven’t known where to start, this one’s for you. Pair it with crunchy bread for an undeniably delicious fall feast.
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