15 Fresh Spring Dinners You Can Make In A Slow Cooker

All hail the Crock Pot.

1. Lemon-Braised Chicken with White Beans and Mint Pesto

Make a big batch in either a slow cooker or dutch oven, then freeze some of the leftovers for later. Get the recipe.

2. Springtime Minestrone

Crisp spring favorites — like carrots and asparagus — are front and center. (And topped with cheese!) Get the recipe.

3. Jerk Pork with Caribbean Salsa

The pork is marinated all night, simmered all day, and topped with fresh mango and avocado. Get the recipe.

4. Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Prep your chicken with some simple spices and aromatics, then let it cook all day. Get the recipe.

5. Chickpea Stew with Tomatoes and Apricots

Serve over a bed of couscous or rice. Get the recipe.

6. Farro with Leeks, Asparagus, Peas, and Parmesan.

You’ll cook the farro in the slow cooker, and the greens on the stovetop. Then you’ll combine everything in a glorious Crock Pot union. Get the recipe.

7. Tomato-Basil Soup

Clean and simple. Get the recipe.

8. Shrimp and Barley Risotto with Spinach and Fresh Artichokes

Making risotto on the stovetop means stirring obsessively. Making risotto in the slow cooker means stepping back and watching the magic. Get the recipe.

9. Carrot & Ginger Soup

Ginger, cumin, and a dash of Sriracha balance out the sweetness of the carrots. Get the recipe.

10. Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Go green. Get the recipe.

11. Pot Roast with Beets, Potatoes, and Peas

Step one: Cook everything on low for 8 hours. Step two: Dig in. Get the recipe.

12. Creamy Mushrooms Topped with Gremolata

The gremolata — chopped parsley, garlic, and lemon zest — packs a ton of flavor, and brightens up the savory mushroom farrotto. Get the recipe.

13. Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos

Chicken + salsa verde + spices = easiest taco filling ever. Get the recipe.

14. Slow Cooker Vegetable Stew


Simmer down, everyone. Get the recipe.

15. Thai Chicken with Squash, Peppers, and Peas

Even better than takeout. Get the recipe.

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