4 family-friendly slow cooker meals to try this fall

4 family-friendly slow cooker meals to try this fall

There’s something wonderful about enjoying a delicious, hot meal served fresh out of the slow cooker on a crisp fall day. It may take a little prep work in the morning, but you’ll get to enjoy the aroma of your favourite comfort food as it warms your house. Plus, serving dinner is a breeze when it’s been cooking away all afternoon! All you have to do is set the table.

Here are some family-friendly fall recipes you’ll love. Feel free to add your favourite slow cooker meals in the comments on Facebook - we’d love to hear from you!

Beef stew

Beef stew is a simple dish that never disappoints. We like to serve ours with dinner rolls from a local bakery, but you can enjoy yours any way you want. Any combination of stewing beef, onion, root vegetables and tomato will do, but some recipes hit the spot better than others. Here’s a great recipe for slow cooker beef stew from the food blog Damn Delicious. Remember - it’s even better the next day!

Slow cooker lasagna

Pasta probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think about your slow cooker, but it’s totally doable. Grab some oven-ready noodles and some ground beef from VG Meats and you’re halfway there! Here’s a great recipe for slow cooker lasagna from Gimme Some Oven. It’s a great weekday meal that makes excellent leftovers for lunch.

Chicken noodle soup

Soup is a classic slow cooker meal and we all have our favourites. Lentil with sausage, split pea and ham, mulligatawny...there are endless options to choose from. Here’s a great recipe for chicken soup made in the slow cooker from Delish.com. It’s an easy, tasty meal your family will love!

Honey lime ginger pork

Looking for something a little more hearty than soup? Here’s a great recipe for Honey Lime Ginger Pork in the slow cooker from The Recipe Critic. We love how rich, tangy and flavourful this dish is. Serve it with rice, noodles or even mashed potatoes and veggies. It’s great the next day and would even work in a sandwich on a nice, fresh bun. And yes, we’ve got high quality local pork to get you started! Happy slow cooking.