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    Updated on Nov 13, 2019. Posted on Oct 26, 2019

    18 Fall Dinners & Desserts You Can Make In A Slow Cooker

    All of these taste even better when it's cold outside.

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    Slow cooker season is in full swing.

    And that means we're stockpiling easy Crock Pot dinner and dessert recipes from now until the end of winter. Here are several favorites! πŸ₯˜

    (Also: Reminder that since the Instant Pot has a slow cooker setting, any of these can be made in either.)

    1. Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon

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    Looking for leftovers? This makes enough for six people β€”Β and reheats really well.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon

    2. Crock Pot Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken

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    This is a true toss-and-go dinner: just layer everything into the slow cooker and let it do all the hard work.

    Recipe: Crock Pot Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken

    3. Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

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    Let it be known: In the ultimate ranking of cold weather soups, French onion reigns supreme.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

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    If you start with grocery store pesto, the assembly is a breeze.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Pesto Mozzarella Chicken Pasta

    5. Slow Cooker Mississippi Pork Roast

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    Equal parts savory, spicy, and sweet β€” and perfect over rice, greens, or stuffed into a pita or hoagie.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Mississippi Pork Roast

    6. Crock Pot Minestrone Soup

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    Super versatile β€” and packed with hearty vegetables.

    Recipe: Crock Pot Minestrone Soup

    7. Crock Pot Lasagna

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    This one requires a little bit of pre-Crock Pot prep β€” in that you'll brown the meat on the stovetop to start. (But the end result is worth it!)

    Recipe: Crock Pot Lasagna

    8. Slow Cooker Beef & Broccoli

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    Just know ahead of time that you'll want to spoon the simple sauce β€” which includes soy sauce, brown sugar, and garlic β€” over everything.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Beef & Broccoli

    9. Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Soup

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    Don't forget bread for dipping!

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Soup

    10. Crock Pot Picadillo

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    This version uses lean ground beef to start β€” but you can also swap in ground chicken, turkey, or pork.

    Recipe: Crock Pot Picadillo

    11. Slow Cooker Butternut Squash, Kale & Quinoa Stew

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    Creamy, comforting, and loaded with Vitamins A and C thanks to the squash. (Not a kale fan? Swap in spinach β€” and drop it in near the end.)

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Butternut Squash, Kale & Quinoa Stew

    12. Slow Cooker Pot Roast

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    If you want to save yourself a bit of slicing and dicing upfront, swap in baby potatoes and baby carrots.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Pot Roast

    13. Slow Cooker Mulled Wine

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    Prefer drinks over dessert? Try this: red wine spiked with apples, cranberries, citrus, and rum.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Mulled Wine

    14. Crock Pot Apple Crisp

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    The apples cook down over several hours β€” then are topped with a buttery oat crumble.

    Recipe: Crock Pot Apple Crisp

    15. Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake

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    The secret ingredient is a bit of brewed coffee mixed right into the batter β€” which helps intensify the chocolate flavor.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake

    16. Slow Cooker Banana Bread With Brown Sugar Glaze

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    Desserts with glaze > desserts without glaze.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Banana Bread With Brown Sugar Glaze

    17. Crock Pot Raspberry-Chocolate Chip Shortcake

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    This technically bills itself as a breakfast French toast casserole β€” but it definitely works as dessert too. Feel free to swap in frozen berries during fall and winter.

    Recipe: Crock Pot Raspberry-Chocolate Chip Shortcake

    18. Slow Cooker Cinnamon Rolls

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    For the easiest cleanup β€” and the ability to lift the whole thing out in one piece β€” line the slow cooker with parchment paper first.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Cinnamon Rolls