When it starts to get colder, the first thing we pull out of the kitchen cupboard is our old, faithful slow cooker. Known to brighten up even those most dreary nights, there is nothing like a soul-warming slow-cooked meal. From beef stew and vegetarian chilli, to risotto and sweet desserts, these are the slow cooker recipes we’ll be trying out this winter.
Best Slow Cooker Recipes: Vegetarian
This healthy vegetarian slow cooked dish is equal parts wholesome and tasty. To give it a bit of extra spice, topped with sliced jalapenos. Delicious!
Perfect as a side dish or on its own, we love this pumpkin risotto recipe for it’s simplicity and sweetness. Oh, and the crumbled goat cheese.
Best Slow Cooker Recipes: Chicken
Sweet, salty and moreish, you can’t pass up the classic flavour combo of honey and garlic. Left to cook for over 4 hours, marinating in the rich sauce, you’ll be counting down the minutes till you get to dish up!
This simple and warming slow cooker dish is perfect for when you’re entertaining and want something that can be prepared earlier in the day, ready for your guests arrival.
Best Slow Cooker Recipes: Beef
This one doesn’t use a slow cooker perse (a conventional oven will do), but after 2 hours in the oven you are guaranteed to be pleased with yourself after cooking this Donna Hay beef rendang.
On a cold winter’s night there is nothing like a soul-warming bowl of slow-cooked beef stew. From the fresh herbs and garlic tang, to the creamy potatoes and punchy carrots, you’ll fall in foodie love.
Best Slow Cooker Recipes: Pork
A beloved classic, you can make a batch of this BBQ pulled pork for burger night or stir through your favourite pasta.
Who doesn’t love juicy pork belly? Now you can make your own at home, beautifully glazed in honey and balsamic.
Best Slow Cooker Recipes: Dessert
Sweet and creamy, this Martha Stewart cheesecake recipe will become a new favourite on your baking roster.
Another Martha Stewart banger, these fudgey, chunky brownies will set chocolate-lovers heart’s aflutter.