10 Hearty Slow-Cooker Soups and Stews to Get Your Family Through Winter | Working Mother

10 Hearty Slow-Cooker Soups and Stews to Get Your Family Through Winter

Break out your Crock-Pot to try these new recipes that cook themselves while you’re at work.

Slow-cooker recipes are a working mom's best friend. Throw some ingredients in a pot, go to work, and come home to a delicious meal for your whole family.

Best Ever Slow-Cooker Chicken Pot Pie

This recipe makes chicken pot pie simple. Let the ingredients sit in the Crock-Pot for eight hours and pair with biscuits.

Chicken pot pie made in a pot.

Slow-Cooker Chicken Pot Pie

A classic family dinner that is cooked for you.

Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Chickpea Chili

No meat necessary with a hearty helping of nutrient-packed veggies and legumes.

Slow cooker sweet potato chili

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Chili

Fill vegetarians' bellies with this smoky chili.

Crock-Pot Beef Stew

This stew is loaded with lean beef, potatoes and carrots, and is perfect for any chilly winter night. When you get home from work, slip into your cozy clothes and grab a bowl.

Warm stew with beef, carrots and potatoes.

Crock-Pot Beef Stew

This is the quintessential cold-weather meal that warms you right up.

Slow-Cooker Lo Mein

Skip ordering takeout and opt for this (almost-as) easy, home-cooked dinner. Loaded with rich vegetables, you'll save on grease and calories if you don't call for Chinese.

Lo mein that has a lot of flavor and a lot of healthy veggies.

Slow-Cooker Lo Mein

As tasty as takeout, but you get the credit for giving your family a delicious, healthy dinner.

Slow-Cooker Honey Pork Chops and Apples

All this recipe calls for is four simple ingredients layered into the pot. A happy heads-up from one commenter: this dish makes your house smell amazing, thanks to apples, honey and cinnamon.

Pork chops made easy with apples and honey.

Slow-Cooker Honey Pork Chops and Apples

A gluten-free and paleo-friendly meal that's light on ingredients and big on flavor.

Slow-Cooker Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Five ingredients and just five minutes of meal prep lead to a classic Caribbean meal for four.

Jamaican chicken recipe for a family of four.

Slow-Cooker Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Take taste buds on a tropical vacation without leaving the house.

Classic Slow-Cooker Pot Roast

This "dump" recipe means prep work is practically nonexistent, a welcome reprieve for the busiest of working moms.

Easy recipe for delicious pot roast.

Homestyle Pot Roast

Cook it on low for eight hours, and don't come back unless you're ready to eat.

Ham and Potato Soup

To make this creamy concoction, put your favorite holiday ham into the slow cooker along with some healthy veggies and chicken broth.

Ham and Veggie soup recipe

Slow-Cooker Ham and Veggie Soup

Not only is this recipe rich and delicious, but it's also paleo-friendly.

Slow-Cooker Sausage, Spinach and White Bean Soup

When you're sick of chicken noodle, try this more filling meal to soothe you while you battle common colds.

Soup that cooks easily in a crockpot.

Crock-Pot Sausage, Spinach and White Bean Soup

Sometimes a warm bowl of soup is all you need.

Slow-Cooker Chicken Fajitas

No need to spend time marinating or grilling chicken with this recipe. Layer the ingredients as directed, and let the appliance do the rest.

Easy recipe for chicken fajitas using a crockpot.

Slow-Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Use boneless, skinless chicken breasts to increase protein and decrease fat.


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