With the chilly weather lots of us have been having lately, we’re hankering after some cold day crock pot recipes. The slow cooker or crock pot is your best friend for healthy, filling winter recipes which don’t take up too much time. Because they’re so good at cooking tough cuts of meat, they’re also a great way to save money – something we’re all conscious of with the rising costs of living.

Rainy Day Recipes for Your Crock Pot

Raining outside? You definitely want comforting food. Break out the slow cooker and try one of these recipes to warm you up from the inside out. Plus, there’s nothing better than coming home to the smell of a meal cooking away just ready for you to tuck into. If that isn’t comfort food at it’s best, we don’t know what is.

Crock pot dinner recipes

Want to make best use of that crock pot? Dinner is where it’s at. You can use dump and go recipes to throw stuff into your slow cooker and totally forget about it until the next day.

If you’re all about meal planning, you can even prep and freeze ‘crock pot bags’ in advance and just throw them in there in the morning before you leave the house. Or you can go all out and brown the meat first for a slightly more effort (but still low effort in the scheme of things!) option with higher rewards.

Up to you! Take your pick of these slow cooker favorites.

Slow cooker lunch recipes

Crock pots aren’t just for dinner. Put to good use, they can also conjure up a pretty spectacular lunch. Definitely more satisfying than a coffee and a sad salad or sandwich from the shop up the road. Plus, you can always use up your leftovers for lunch for a few days with these recipes. And you’ll save some cash too!

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Vegetarian Crock Pot Recipes

Although a lot of crock pot winter recipes are meat heavy, they don’t have to be. You can use the magic little device to cook up a storm on the vegetarian side of things too. Whether that means getting in some tasty sides or cooking a whole meal, it’ll still save you plenty of time and effort.