A Soul-Warming Slow-Cooker Recipe for Every Day of the Week
Unleash your slow cooker's true potential.
The weather is cold, and the to-do list is long. This can only mean one thing: It’s time to break out the slow cooker. If you’re guilty of only using yours every now and then, you should reconsider your appliance’s potential. Whether you want a hearty stew or a toasty cocktail, your slow cooker’s got your back. Read on to find recipes for every day of the week.
Sunday: Sweet Potato Oatmeal
Prep this delicious oatmeal Saturday night, and wake up to a warm, healthy breakfast Sunday morning. Packed with nutrients, this oatmeal is the perfect way to recharge for the week ahead.
Make This: Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Oatmeal
(Meatball) Monday: Whiskey Meatballs
Show Monday who’s boss with a killer dinner everyone will love. Serve your meatballs on hoagie rolls to create super-simple sandwiches.
(Taco) Tuesday: Salsa Chicken Tacos
Usher Tuesday in with the easiest meal ever. Simply pour a jar of salsa over four raw chicken breasts in your slow cooker, and let it cook on low for 6-8 hours. Shred the chicken after it’s thoroughly cooked, and fill taco shells with the shredded meat. Add any toppings you’d like.
Wednesday: Beef Stew
You know what they say on Wednesdays: Push through with a bowl of stew. (OK, I made that up, but I think it has potential.) Spend a few minutes in the morning prepping this hearty stew to finish hump day strong.
Make This: Slow-Cooker Beef Stew
Thursday: Minestrone Soup
Load up on your veggies to ensure you’re feeling 100 percent for the weekend. This warm, winter soup is equal parts hearty and healthy, making it the perfect Thursday night dinner.
Make This: Slow-Cooker Minestrone Soup
Friday: Cranberry Pomegranate Punch
Celebrate the end of a workweek with warm cranberry pomegranate punch. This festive slow-cooker drink is perfect for a holiday party.
Saturday: Spiked Gingerbread Latte
‘Tis the season for gingerbread — and vodka. Warm up and wind down with a tasty gingerbread latte. Prepare it early in the day to enjoy the scent while you complete holiday to-dos.