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Cosy autumn slow cooker recipes

Autumn is the perfect time to put your slippers on, get out the slow cooker and make some simple, warming dinners. Here are your favourite comforting one pot meals.

We love that you love slow cooker recipes. There are so many amazing recipes and ideas out there - all perfect for cosy Autumnal suppers. If you don't have a slow cooker that is not a problem. You can use a large pot on the stove, cook on low or in an overproof dish in the oven at around 160-170 degrees.

We have devised a quick prep time ⏰ and cooking time ⌛ guide, as well as an estimated cost 💷 to cook the meal. This price is based on the estimated new average rates on electricity for October 2022 of 36p/kwh. The times and prices are based on slow cooker and electric oven used at 160 degrees.

Top Group Tips:

Put a tea towel between the lid and the pot to soak up any condensation. This should help to keep your pots from becoming too watery!

Claire Harrison, Family Lowdown Tips & Ideas

Take the lid off for the last hour and turn up to high to thicken things up

Beth Peart Hawes, Family Lowdown Tips & Ideas

Your Slow Cooker Recommendations with Recipe Links

  • Campfire Stew

Try this recipe by the slimming foodie here.

⏰10 mins ⌛6 hours / 3 hours 💷 £0.35 / £1.62

  • Lentil and Quinoa Chilli

Aggies kitchen recipe is highly recommended - click here to view.

⏰10 mins ⌛4 hours / 2 hours 💷 £0.23 / £1.08

  • Pork shoulder in apple juice

This American recipe can feed an army and would be perfect in buns or with rice or corn.

⏰10 mins ⌛8 hours / 4 hours 💷 £0.46 / £2..16

  • Butternut Dahl

The Veg space has a yummy looking recipe here.

⏰10 mins ⌛5.16 hours / 2.5 hours 💷 £0.29 / £1.35

  • Chicken Fajitas

A really simple recipe - dump it all in, you can follow this recipe here for guidance.

⏰15 mins ⌛6.16 hours / 3 hours 💷 £0.36 / £1.62

  • Goulash

BBC Good Food brings us a very delicious beef goulash - so comforting. Find the recipe here.

⏰10 mins ⌛7 hours / 3.5 hours 💷 £0.41 / £1..89

  • Risotto

Healthy Little Foodies has a very useful slow cooker risotto recipe here.

⏰10 mins ⌛2.2 hours / 1.5 hours 💷£0.13 / £0.81

  • Hidden Veg Spaghetti and Meatballs

Perfect for those kids who won't eat veg, find the recipe here.

⏰5 mins ⌛3.5 hours / 1.5 hours 💷£0.18 / £0.81

  • Chicken Taco Bowls

You can find this recipe here.

⏰10 mins ⌛8 hours / 4 hours 💷£0.46 / £2..16

  • Hunters Chicken

Something sweet something savoury has this easy recipe,.

⏰20 mins ⌛6 hours / 3 hours 💷£0.35 / £1.62

  • Chilli Con Carne

Try the Taming Twins version here.

⏰5 mins ⌛6 hours / 3 hours 💷£0.35 / £1.62

Your Own Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Recipe Ideas

Group members have shared some of their own recipes - we have saved some below for you.

Beef skirt, cubed. Potatoes in 2 inch pieces, carrots in 2 inch batons Stock Sweetcorn Peas Throw in, turn on and eat once home.

Linda Llone Hinchliffe

Pint of cider, pig cheeks, vegetable oxo cube, carton of passata, red/green peppers, onions, apples, 2 stick of celery, fresh sage, paprika, tbsp honey + salt n pepper.....Chop it all up so roughly same size chunks, chuck it all in slow cooker with the liquids, give it a good stir , cook on high heat for 2 hours then turn down to low and cook for another 7-8 hours or even longer. Simple and proper delish!!

Wayne Harvey

I do lots of stews but instead of gravy is use soup, delicious April O'Neil

Pea n ham soup dice carrots n onions throw in slow cooker add half a bag of frozen mushy peas stir then place half a gammon joint on top pour veg stock to the top of gammon Cook on high for a minimum of four hours or until the gammon is tender shred the gammon using forks stir and cook for a further hour.

Bernie Rafferty

Jacket potatoes are a must if you haven't tried. They taste like they have come from proper Delhi shop. Quick scrub under the tap and leave on low 8 hrs. They are amazing. I then when I get in from work. Wack the oven on high throw them in just to slightly crisp off the outside while I prepare filling and salad

Lava cake..,, 1 chocolate cake mix, make up as directed or make your own. Then 2 x packets of angle delight make up as directed. Add the cake mix and then add the angle delight. Throw in some choc chunks. Pop lid on and leave on high for 2 hours. The cake rises and leaves a thick gooey chic sauce which flows as you push the cake down to serve.

Lisa RansomTrayhorn

I made a beautiful beef casserole the other day, braising steak, chunky carrots, chopped onions, celery, leek, beef stock, tomato puree & worcestershire sauce. I know that's not very exciting but I added a tin of beans to the left overs, added wholegrain mustard and cheese to the mash & made mash dumplings and stuck them in the top of the stew then baked in the oven at 160 for about 35 mins. It was delicious!

Kathryn Dorner

Fudge 200g white chocolate 200g milk chocolate I tin of condensed milk 1 Tea Spoon of vanilla essence

Place all ingredients into the slow cooker

Break chocolate into pieces, add in one tin of the condensed milk and vanilla

Cook on slow heat with lid off stirring occasionally for about an hour until everything is melted and incorporated

Pour into a square baking tray that has been lined with parchment paper

Place in fridge for a couple of hours to cool. Once set cut into small squares

You may add nuts , flavoured chocolate, dried fruit to the top before putting into fridge to set.

Mehtap Basavci

What we call chicken chuck in our house; chicken thighs, 2 tins tomatoes, lentils/beans, paprika and anything else you want to add. It tends to go on medium whilst I'm at work all day. Either serve with rice or put small potatoes in the slow cooker.

Sarah Taylor

The other day I chucked in some diced beef, soy sauce, ginger, chilli, honey, sesame seeds and spring onions. Served it with noodles, was delicious

Vickie Harwood

My daughter’s favourite ever meal is my slow cooker lamb stew. 500g diced lamb, quartered potatoes, chunky carrots, onion, 2tblsp season-all, a good sprinkling of oregano, garlic, lemon juice, 100ml water and add some feta cheese at the end. I often also add a couple of chopped tomatoes, courgette and red pepper but that’s just to try and encourage her to eat extra veg (it rarely works)

Cath Smillie

Other Slow Cooker Meal Suggestions

Autumn Recipes for the Slow Cooker

Some other great group suggestions are:

  • Sausage casserole with 'soggy carrots' (sweet potatoes to you and I!)

  • Chicken chasseur

  • Curry

  • Lamb shanks

  • Cherry cola pulled pork

  • Rice pudding

  • Beef bourginon (beef with red wine)

  • Ham joint

  • Beef stew and dumplings

  • Kebab

  • Hoisin chicken

  • Spanish chicken

  • Persian chicken stew

  • Pasta bake


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