Our 9 Best Slow Cooker Recipes

The Test Kitchen stays busy developing new recipes year-round. While we make a wide range of recipes using each and every Hamilton Beach appliance, slow cooker recipes always tend to be the most popular – at least online. These 9 recipes are the most popular slow cooker recipes on the blog. If you haven’t tried them yet, plug in your slow cooker and start meal planning.

Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Apples, Carrots, and Rosemary

Slow Cooker Roast Pork Loin with Apples, Onions and Carrots - from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach #slowcooker

This recipe was first posted on the blog in 2014 and continues to be one of the most popular (if not the most popular. It makes its way to the top spot quite often) slow cooker recipe on EverydayGoodThinking.com. Here at Hamilton Beach, roast is king.

Slow Cooker Stuffed Shells
Stuffed Shells - 3

Don’t waste your time waiting for the water to boil and make these stuffed shells from start to finish in the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Mississippi Roast

Mississippi Roast

Mississippi Roast took the Internet by storm last winter. The recipe is easy and made with ingredients you likely already have on hand. Our Mississippi Roast recipe is so popular with our audience we decided to develop a recipe for Mississippi Chicken.

Slow Cooker Chicken Piccata

Slow Cooker Chicken Piccata

We make our version of this classic dish in the slow cooker, which leaves you with juicy chicken and easy cleanup.

Slow Cooker Rotisserie-Style Beer Can Chicken

Slow Cooker Beer Can Rotisserie Style Chicken

The summer heat may have been in our favor when it comes to the popularity of this recipe. It was so hot during the summer, people seemed to be looking for an excuse to leave their ovens and grills turned off. Using the slow cooker, you can enjoy beer can chicken without lighting up the grill.

Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup

Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup

This recipe has remained one of our most frequently shared soups on the blog since it posted it 2015. It’s a simple recipe that has comfort food written all over it.

Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

It pays to go a little overboard sometimes. Our audience can’t seem to get enough of this cheese-stuffed meatloaf. We wrapped it in bacon, so how could anyone resist?

Slow Cooker Loaded Ham and Potato Soup

Slow Cooker Chunky Loaded Potato Soup | @hamiltonbeach

This loaded potato soup is a crowd pleaser. With the combination of potatoes and sweet potatoes, ham, and cheddar cheese, there’s no wonder this is one of our most popular slow cooker recipes. Plan to use up holiday leftovers and make this flavorful soup.

Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala

Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala

While you’re probably used to cooking chicken marsala on the stovetop, our audience seems to enjoy making this classic Italian-American dish in the slow cooker. The slow cooker helps seal in the juices while the chicken cooks, leaving you with moist, flavorful meat AND easy clean up.

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254 Comments

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    I’d like to try the Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches and I bet my kids would like the Chocolate Fondue.

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    Must try the shells!

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    That bacon cheeseburger meatloaf looked great! And I don’t even like meat loaf. lol

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    Chicken with lemon slices, onions, peppers, carrots and chicken stock! Set It and Forget It!

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    Carb Your Craving

    Soups in the crockpot all fall & winter long – they’re all my fav!

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    Barbara Muirhead

    White Chicken Chili, its requested by my son and husband all the time.

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    The loaded potato & ham soup looks amazing.

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    Margaret McRae Davis

    I’ve never tried lasagna in the clowcooker, so I think I’ll try the Slow Cooker Classic Lasagna.

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    Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala! Looks Yum! Yes Please! :)

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    Robin Chesser

    The Slow Cooker Rotisserie-Style Beer Can Chicken.

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    Jennifer Baptista

    I haven’t tried one yet but the stuffed shells look good

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    Slow cooker bacon cheeseburger meatloaf…mmmm.

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    While ALL the recipes sound delicious, the Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf stopped me in my tracks & made my eyes get all big…lol! Mmmmm!!!

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    Made my mouth water reading it! Never thought of a slow cooker for stuffed shells

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    The Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala recipe sounds wonderful!!

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    Amy Buchanan

    Loaded ham and potato soup looks tasty.

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    Carol Durusau

    The loaded potato soup looks great.

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    carol clark

    Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

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    Courtney Garland

    My favorite recipes were the stuffed shell pasta and the Mississippi roast.

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    Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Apples, Carrots, and Rosemary

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    Jillian Too

    I love the Slow Cooker Stuffed Shells.

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    vegetable beef soup

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    Victoria Sturdevant

    Just made my grocery list, added items for meatloaf & potato soup.

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    Amy Shelley

    The slow cooker stuffed shells looks delicious and easy!

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    Karen Martin

    Chicken piccata!

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    Slow Cooker Loaded Ham and Potato Soup!

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    Slow cooker Rotisserie-Style can chicken

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    Heather Brown

    I love the beer roast chicken!! That is a must try!

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    Ive tried the Mississippi roast before.. But a tad different. And i used a pork butt in one. We put it on hoagie buns with melted Provolone cheese. I also added onions and green peppers. On the bottom of the bun i put a roasted red pepper. Geez it was good.

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    I love several recipes, but was impressed to see that Stuffed Shells could be made in the Crock Pot … who knew ??? Thought the pasta would get too soft but I will try this VERY soon. I really love how Crock Potting has simplified our lives in such a busy world. Thank you !!!

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    Ashley Watson

    My favorite recipe hands down is the Mississippi Roast. I’ve even tried it with steaks. I cannot wait to try it with chicken. I know my picky 3 year old son will love it!

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    Carol Johnson

    Slow Cooker Mississippi Roast for me. Looks so good.

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    The slow cooker stuffed shells sounds great

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    My favorite recipe from the ones listed above is the Slow Cooker Chicken Piccata.

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    The ham and potato soup looks wonderful.

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    Linda Quigley

    All of them, but the loaded ham and potato soup is one of the first i would try

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    My dad likes your Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup. I like that I can make a healthy soup and control the salt, and other ingredients to fit with his diet.

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    Mmm, those shells look tasty!

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    Cathi Carpenter

    I am dying to try Missippi roast AND chicken!! ANAZING!!!

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    I’m going to try the Marsala. Looks yummy!

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    Joanne Tinsley

    The pork roast recipe sounds good and isn’t something that I’ve had before.

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    Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup for sure!

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    They all look amazing, but I will have to say the stuffed shells.

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    That’ll make a lot of future Fridays happy!

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    Great recipes here!

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    I agree with Jennifer. Chicken Marsala is my favorite.

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    Cheryl Clark

    Skyline Chili

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    slow cooker stuffed shells

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    Stuffed shells look amazing! Can’t wait to try them out!! Yum

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    Greg Johnson

    Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf!

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    Lissa Crane

    They all look great, but the first one I would love to make is definitely the chicken marsala! My mother used to make this every Sunday after church and I would love to learn how to make it as good as she did when I was growing up!

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    The Mississippi roast is wonderful, make it often.

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    All of these sound really yummy. Wish i knew how to use these things so everything didnt come out brown.

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    The ham and potato soup sounds perfect for a rainy day!

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    Turkey chili! Yum!

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    My favorite is the recipe for the Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

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    shelly peterson

    the Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli recipe looks good.

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    Ellie Wright

    I like to make green chili stew in the slow cooker.

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    The slow cooker Chicken Marsala looks yummy!

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    Steven Finnamore

    I would love to try all those dishes but I would make my favourite first. Slow cooked lamb shanks.

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    Donna Bitting

    I’d like to try that chicken Marsala

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    I like the Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

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    Marilyn Nawara

    The Mississippi Roast looks delicious — would love to give it a try.

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    I love Chicken Marsala, but no capers if I’m taking extras to my Dad.

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    Stuffed Shells! YUM!

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    I love the Slow Cooker Stuffed Shells recipe!

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    These recipes all look great. I’ve never been so thrilled as when I figured out how to adapt my grandmother’s brisket recipe for the slow cooker. I’d love to try the stuff shells. I’ve never done pasta in a slow cooker!

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    I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m so pleased to see that Chicken Marsala recipe. I used to make a similar dish years ago and have been hunting everywhere for the recipe I used. This is pretty close. Thanks!

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    favorite recipe is the Chicken Parmesan

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    Heather Gardner

    Stuffed shells!

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    Chicken Marsala, haven’t had that in about 20 years!

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    I like Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala.

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    The Slow Cooker Mississippi Roast looks like the perfect cold weather meal!

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    Vegetable Beef Soup, nothing better on a cool fall day.

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    The slow cooker vegetable beef soup would be a dish my family would enjoy.We
    love soup and it looks like it would be delicious .It’s one of many comfort
    foods that we would love to cook in this awesome Hamilton Beach slow cooker. :)

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    Katherine Oliveira

    The Slow Cooker Stuffed Shells! Yum!

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    Sheryl Gowen

    I am torn between the bacon wrapped meatloaf and the loaded ham & potatoes soup! Both would be hits at our house.

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    The meatloaf is always a family favorite here

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    Debbie Bashford

    That Slow Cooker Mississippi Roast has my name on it!

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    The slow cooker stuffed shells is my favourite Hamilton Beach slow cooker recipe. Mmmmm

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    laurel jones

    My favorite is the Slow Cooker Rotisserie-Style Beer Can Chicken.

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    The chicken piccata is something i would love to try.

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    The ham and potato soup!

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    Stephanie Phelps

    My favorite is the Slow Cooker Rotisserie-Style Beer Can Chicken.

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    I am a sucker for soups in the fall, so the vegetable soup is the winner!

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    Tee Anderson

    The chicken picatta is my fav.

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    The slow cooker bacon cheeseburger meatloaf! :)

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    They all look so delicious and I will have to try them all but my favorite would be the Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Apples, Carrots, and Rosemary,

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    the slow cooker chicken marsala looks great

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    The Loaded Potato Soup would be my favorite.

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    Lisa Shepherd

    The slow cooker vegetable beef soup is my family favorite!

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    Kathleen S.

    I think I’m liking the loaded potato soup. One of my favorite soups to make is cream of potato soup in the slow cooker! :) My family loves it too. It’s about chilly enough for it!

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    The slow cooker stuffed shells looks incredible and like the ideal meal!

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    Meagan Harris

    The Mississippi Roast is my favorite!

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    Winter is Coming and in the Frozen Tundra we live on slowcooker foods. The aroma when you walk into the house after a day of work is amazing. Talk about Comfort Food!

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    Keri Justice

    I want to make the slow cooker stuffed shells! They look amazing. We usually make pot roast in our slow cooker.

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    The Mississippi Roast is my fav

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    Victoria Bird

    Chili! So good!

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    Dameon Schirer

    I really enjoy making and eating Mississippi roast in my slow cooker. It’s easy and delicious.

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    Jennifer simmons

    Mmmm chicken marsala!!!

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