9 Slow-Cooker Dinners That Aren't Soup or Stew

The slow cooker is fantastic for making soups and stews, but it also works really well for lasagna! All you need to do for this genius slow cooker recipe is chop your vegetables and pile the raw ingredients into the crockpot.

Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Lasagna

Pan-seared bone-in chicken thighs are basted with sticky-sweet sauce and slow-cooked until perfectly soft, without breaking through. To prevent crowding the pan and impede browning, sear the chicken thighs in separate batches.

Sweet-and-Sour Chicken Bowls

The combination of cloves, allspice, and cinnamon in this nutritious beef stew recipe may make you think of apple pie, but it also works well in savory dishes. Serve over buttered whole-wheat egg noodles or creamy polenta.

Slow-Cooker Braised Beef with Carrots & Turnips

Comfort food at its finest, this slow-cooker dish combines layers of tortillas, cheese, and sauce to create a warm casserole reminiscent of enchiladas.

Slow-Cooker Chicken & Pinto Bean Enchilada Casserole

These creamy brown-rice-stuffed peppers with a hint of cinnamon and cloves, simmering softly in a pool of tomato sauce, have one of the best cooking smells ever.

Slow-Cooker Black Bean & Brown Rice Stuffed Peppers

These slow-cooked turkey thighs are sure to please any fan of soft, juicy, dark meat. Ask your butcher to carve up a whole turkey and give you the bone-in thighs if they aren't available.

Slow-Cooker Turkey Thighs with Herb Gravy

Inspired by the classic Spanish and Latin American recipe, this one-pot chicken supper is simple to prepare in the slow cooker.

Slow-Cooker Arroz con Pollo (Chicken & Rice)

These cabbage rolls' flavors develop and mix together beautifully thanks to the slow cooker. Brown rice and ground beef make up the filling, which will make you feel content and full.

Slow-Cooker Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

This hearty stew may be left in the slow cooker all day to prepare a hot and cozy dinner when you get home. Do you dislike polenta? Instead, try this nutritious chicken supper served over pasta.

Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore with Polenta