The slow cooker is becoming the most popular appliance in town, and for good reason! From dinner to side dishes to dessert, you can throw almost anything in a crock-pot for delicious, slow simmered flavor. Check out our favorite slow cooker recipes and have your meal practically cook itself!

Slow-Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

The slow-cooker simmers chicken, potatoes, carrots and celery in a creamy sauce and is topped with tender dumplings made easy and delicious with baking mix.

Slow Cooker Savory Pot Roast

Slow cooking this tender pot roast with some flavorful vegetables and a few on-hand ingredients yields mouthwatering results.

Red Chile-Chicken Tacos

You won't have to work hard to pull the chicken meat off the bones -- this slow cooked bird gets super tender and juicy.

Red Chile-Chicken Tacos

No-Peeking Peking Chicken

Bone-in chicken thighs turn meltingly tender when slow-cooked in this sauce, which is reminiscent of peking duck.

No-Peeking Peking Chicken

Southwestern Bean Bake

Smoky bacon and a multitude of spices and beans highlight the true flavors of the south.

Southwestern Bean Bake

Banana-Lemon Pudding Cake

Store-bought yogurt will keep this fluffy cake moist and sweet.

banana-lemon pudding cake

Chianti-Braised Short Ribs

Serve this dish with fried polenta and convince your guests that you've slaved over it for hours.

Chianti-Braised Short Ribs

Vegetable Soup with Pesto Butter

As if the veggies don't get flavorful enough -- we've topped this heartwarming soup with basil deliciousness!

vegetable soup with pesto butter

Cider-Braised Pork Shoulder

Shoulder melts into a tender, rich meal under the long, low spell of a slow cooker's heat.

cider-braised pork shoulder

Slow-Cooker Blackberry Cordial

This easy and versatile recipe will have your family or guests begging for more.

slow-cooker blackberry cordial

Low Country Greens

Four ingredients. Three steps. What could be easier?

low country greens

Hoisin Pork Roast

Classic pork roast gets turned up a notch with Asian flavors.

Hoisin Pork Roast

Barbecue Brisket Sandwiches

The secret ingredient in this BBQ classic is cola!

barbecue brisket sliders

Hot Fudge Sundae Cake

This old-fashioned pudding cake separates during baking into a gooey, spongy cake layer on top and a rich fudge sauce on the bottom.

hot fudge sundae cake

Slow-Simmered Seafood Stew

Seafood becomes tender and rich when slow cooked with a perfect blend of marinara sauce and fresh vegetables.

slow-simmered seafood stew

Smoky Pinto Beans

These beans will win "Most Popular" as a side dish at your next barbecue.

spicy pinto beans

Lemon Sage Turkey with Vegetables

Turkey isn't just for roasting on Thanksgiving anymore!

lemon sage turkey with vegetables

Asian Noodle Recipes

Now that you've mastered the slow cooker, try another kind of hearty, warm dinner: Asian noodles!

Cold Soba Salad