I love my slow cooker. In fact it would be my most valued item in the kitchen and I use it at least once a week – Summer or Winter, rain or shine.
There are hundreds of great slow cooker recipes out there and over these 31 days I’ve tried to put together a collection that has a little bit of something for everyone – meat, chicken, vegetarian and of course, sweet. If you’ve never really used your slow cooker, or even if you’re already a big fan, I hope you find a few new recipes to try.
Why no pre-mixes or tins of condensed soup? I’m sure there are some great recipes that include these ingredients, but I don’t use packet mixes or condensed soups when I cook for my family so these are the recipes I wanted to showcase. All of these recipes have been tested, tasted and given the tick of approval by my family. Recipe credit has also been given where it’s due.
I use a 5-litre Breville Avance Meal Maker slow cooker that includes a warm, low and high setting. If you are using a different brand or model of slower cooker you may have to adjust the cooking times slightly. If the recipe doesn’t quite work the first time, please give it another try and make cooking time &/or seasoning adjustments as you need to.
Remember, recipes are an individual thing – make it your own!
PS. This 31 day challenge is part of The Nester’s link party – click here to see the hundreds of participants from around the world. Very inspiring!
Before we begin : Slow cooker tips & tricks
Day 1 : Slow cooker baked potato
Day 2 : Slow cooker beer chicken
Day 3 : Slow cooker chocolate lava cake
Day 7 : Slow cooker whole chicken
Day 8 : Slow cooker meatloaf
Day 9 : Slow cooker raspberry coulis
Day 11 : Slow cooker beef casserole
Day 12 : Slow cooker pea & ham soup
Day 13 : Slow cooker caramelised onion dip
Day 15 : Slow cooker Mongolian beef
Day 16 : Slow cooker meatballs
Day 17 : Slow cooker pineapple chicken
Day 18 : Slow cooker coconut beef
Day 21 : Slow cooker lamb roast
Day 23 : Slow cooker chicken tikka masala
Day 25 : Slow cooker pesto salmon parcels
Day 26 : Slow cooker granola
Day 27 : Slow cooker parmesan garlic chicken
Day 28 : Slow cooker Bombay potatoes
Day 29 : Slow cooker baked apples
Day 30 : Slow cooker shredded taco beef
Day 31 : Slow cooker stuffed pumpkin