1. Creole Chicken and Sausage
2. Classic Beef With Gravy
3. Hearty Vegetarian Chili
Chili freezes well, so you can let the leftovers ~fuel your winter~. Get the recipe.
4. Sausage Lentil Soup
5. Honey Garlic Chicken
Fair warning that you'll want to put the easy marinade — honey + garlic + soy sauce + ketchup + spices — on just about everything from now on. Recipe here.
6. Slow Cooker Lasagna
8. Classic Pot Roast
9. Easiest Crock-Pot Salsa Verde Chicken
12. Tomato, Kale, and Quinoa Soup
13. Mexican-Inspired Quinoa
Try the filling stuffed into tortillas, or on its own as a healthier burrito bowl. Get the recipe.
15. Vegan Chickpea Coconut Curry
16. Shredded Mexican Chicken
Smoky, spicy, and sweet — thanks to smoked paprika, green chiles, and a bit of brown sugar. Get the recipe.
18. Pasta e Fagioli
19. Slow Cooker Saag Paneer
20. Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches
Sandwiches, ranked: 1) French dip. 2) All other sandwiches. Get the recipe.
21. Curried Butternut Squash Soup
After everything cooks, you'll hit it with an immersion blender (or toss it into a regular blender) until all is smooth. Get the recipe.