Comfort foods are rich, filling, easy to make and eat, and delicious. Combine those characteristics with the slow cooker and you have crockpot comfort foods, with some sure-fire winners! The crockpot cooks these recipes to perfection, and you hardly have to do a thing except assemble the ingredients and turn on the appliance.
Make sure you follow basic crockpot rules. Fill the appliance 1/2 to 2/3 (some say 3/4) full, cook as long as the recipe directs, layer foods starting with hard root vegetables and ending with meat and tender ingredients, and don't lift the lid while the food is cooking.
And know your slow cooker! Some cook hotter than others. Always check the recipe at the earliest time stated in the recipe so it doesn't overcook.
Enjoy these comforting recipes while the holiday season begins, and throughout the long, cold winter. You can serve one for each meal, or mix and match to create entirely comforting menus.
Crockpot Comfort Food Entrees
These entree recipes fit the bill, whether you're feeling under the weather or just overwhelmed by the circumstances of life. They are comforting, delicious, and so simple to make.
- Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings
- Crockpot Baked Beans and Meatballs
- Cheesy Crockpot Tortellini
- Crockpot Mac and Cheese
- Creamy Mexican Crockpot Chicken
- Crockpot Chicken Supreme
- Creamy Italian Chicken
- Slow Cooker Pot Roast Dinner
- Crockpot Cheeseburgers
- Crockpot Italian Pork Chops
- Crockpot Pork and Beans
Comforting Crockpot Soups and Stews
Soups and stews are automatically comforting, partially because they must be eaten slowly, and partially because the flavor combinations are so delicious.
Enjoy these soups with some homemade crackers or scones.
- Beef Stew with Dumplings
- Crockpot Potato Soup
- Classic Crockpot Chili
- Crockpot Chicken Rice Soup
- Slow Cooker Bean and Bacon Soup
- Easy Beef Stew
- Easy Crockpot Meatball Soup
Comforting Crockpot Side Dishes
Pair these foods with a grilled steak or some broiled or pan-fried chicken to elevate the meal into something special and comforting.
These are simple recipes with great flavors.
- Crockpot Mashed Potatoes
- Crockpot Scalloped Corn
- Crockpot Applesauce
- Praline Sweet Potatoes
- My Great-Grandmother's Stuffing in the Crockpot
Crockpot Comfort Food Desserts
And what could be more comforting than a delicious dessert from your slow cooker? These wonderful recipes are fabulous and fabulously easy.