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30 Sunday Dinners You Can Make in a Slow Cooker

Pop the ingredients in your slow cooker and sit back and relax while you wait for a delicious Sunday supper.

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Slow Cooker Short Ribs

These ribs are an easy alternative to traditionally braised short ribs—you don’t need to pay any attention to them once you get them in the slow cooker. —Rebekah Beyer, Sabetha, Kansas

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Slow-Cooked Sunday Chicken

This convenient slow cooker dish makes a hearty supper for two that’s special any day of the week. —Ruthann Martin, Louisville, Ohio

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Slow Cooker Enchiladas

As a busy wife and mother of two young sons, I rely on this handy recipe. I layer enchilada ingredients in the slow cooker, turn it on and forget about it. With a bit of spice, these hearty enchiladas are especially nice during the colder months. —Mary Luebbert, Benton, Kansas

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Slow Cooker Mac ‘n’ Cheese

This classic casserole is a rich and cheesy meatless main dish. I’ve never met anyone who didn’t ask for second helpings of this slow-cooked mac & cheese. —Bernice Glascoe, Roxboro, North Carolina

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Barbecued Pork Chop Supper

I start this barbecued pork chop recipe in the morning in the slow cooker and enjoy a tasty supper later without any last-minute work. —Jacqueline Jones, Round Lake Beach, Illinois

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Steak Stroganoff

This slow cooker recipe makes a traditional dinner completely fuss-free. Tender sirloin steak with a flavorful gravy is served over noodles for a home-style meal. Your whole family is sure to request it time and again. —Lisa VanEgmond, Annapolis, Illinois

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Slow Cooker Pizza Casserole

A comforting casserole with mass appeal is just what you need when cooking for a crowd. For added convenience, it stays warm in a slow cooker. —Virginia Krites, Cridersville, Ohio

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Contest-Winning Chicken Cacciatore

My husband and I operate a very busy farm. There are days when there’s just no time left for cooking. It’s really nice to be able to come into the house at night and smell this chicken cacciatore meal simmering—dinner is a simple matter of dishing it up. It’s very easy to make, but it’s also special enough to serve when company comes to call. —Aggie Arnold-Norman, Liberty, Pennsylvania

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Chipotle Shredded Beef

This beef is delicious all rolled up in a tortilla, served with corn salsa and eaten as a burrito. You could also serve it over rice or mashed potatoes or in buns. —Darcy Williams, Omaha, Nebraska

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Sunday Pot Roast

With the help of a slow cooker, you can prepare a down-home dinner any day of the week, not just on Sundays. The roast turns out tender and savory every time. —Brandy Schaefer, Glen Carbon, Illinois

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Hearty Cheese Tortellini

This is an easy, wonderful recipe that is simple enough for an everyday meal but good enough for company. It makes a large amount, so it feeds plenty of people. I serve it with steamed broccoli covered in a cheese sauce and fresh bread.—Christine Eilerts, Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches

I like to share this dish at potlucks because it can be made ahead, which I especially appreciate during the busy holiday season. The sweet-and-spicy sauce is always a hit. —Martha Anne Carpenter, Mesa, Arizona

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Chili Mac

This recipe has appeared on my menus once a month for more than 40 years—it’s never failed to please. I’ve also turned it into a soup by adding a can of beef broth. —Marie Posavec, Berwyn, Illinois

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Ham & Swiss Chicken Roll-Ups

White wine dresses up cream of chicken soup to make a lovely sauce for chicken, ham, and Swiss cheese roll-ups. The tried-and-true recipe comes from my mother. —Carol McCollough, Missoula, Montana

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Mexican Beef-Stuffed Peppers

I grew up eating stuffed peppers and thought my husband would immediately love them as well. He didn’t at first, but then I created this slow-cooked recipe. He loves fajitas and tacos, so I created these peppers with all of his favorite flavors tucked inside. —Nicole Sullivan, Arvada, Colorado

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Sausage Pasta Stew

I rely on my slow cooker to prepare this chili-like specialty. It’s packed with turkey sausage, pasta, and vegetables. My gang gobbles it up without realizing they’re eating healthy. —Sarah Bowen of Upland, California

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Slow-Cooked Reuben Brats

Sauerkraut gives these beer-simmered brats a big flavor boost, but it’s the special chili sauce and melted cheese that put them over the top. Top your favorite burger with some of the chili sauce; you won’t be sorry. —Alana Simmons, Johnstown, Pennsylvania

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Family Favorite Taco Meat Loaf

Our children think there are three basic food groups—pizza, tacos, and burgers! They like to doctor up slices of this specially seasoned meat loaf with their favorite taco toppings. —Diane Essinger, Findlay, Ohio

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Savory Mushroom & Herb Pork Roast

For an extra treat with this moist, tender pork, crisp canned French-fried onion pieces in a dry skillet, then sprinkle over the top just before serving. Round it out with mashed potatoes or fluffy noodles. —Judy Clark, Addison, Michigan

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Tomato Hamburger Soup

As a full-time teacher, I only have time to cook from scratch a few nights each week. This recipe makes a big enough batch to feed my family for two nights. —Julie Kruger, St. Cloud, Minnesota

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Slow-Roasted Chicken with Vegetables

The aroma of rosemary and garlic is mouthwatering, and this recipe could not be easier. A few minutes of prep and you’ll come home to a delicious dinner. Even a beginner cook could make this and have it turn out perfectly. —Anita Bell, Hermitage, Tennessee

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Slow Cooker Beef Vegetable Stew

Come home to warm comfort food! This is based on my mom’s wonderful recipe, though I tweaked it for the slow cooker. Add a sprinkle of Parmesan to each bowl for a nice finishing touch. —Marcella West, Washburn, Illinois

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Slow Cooker Spaghetti & Meatballs

I’ve been cooking 50 years and this dish is still one that guests ask for frequently. My No. 1 standby recipe also makes amazing hero sandwiches, and the sauce works for any pasta. —Jane McMillan, Dania Beach, Florida

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Beef ‘n’ Bean Torta

This zesty dish is a favorite of mine because it has a wonderful Southwestern taste and is easy to prepare. I serve it on nights when we have only a few minutes to eat before running off to meetings or sports events. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

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Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

I love this chili recipe because it’s a quick meal to prepare in the morning and a delicious, wholesome dinner to return to in the evening. —Terri Crandall, Gardnerville, Nevada

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Country Ribs Dinner

Ribs slow-cooked with carrots, celery, onions, and red potatoes are pure comfort food for us. To add a little zip, we sometimes sprinkle in cayenne. —Rose Ingall, Manistee, Michigan

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Meatball Cabbage Rolls

My mother would often have these cabbage rolls simmering in her slow cooker when my family and I arrived at her house for weekend visits. The mouthwatering meatballs tucked inside made these stand out from any other cabbage rolls I’ve tried. —Betty Buckmaster, Muskogee, Oklahoma

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Corn Bread-Topped Chicken Chili

After seeing a recipe for a slow cooker chicken potpie, I knew I had to try it. I loved the idea of a no-fuss chicken casserole, but wanted a Southwestern taste. I added peppers, spices and a crust that is more like a corn bread topping. —Nicole Filizetti, Grand Marais, Michigan

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Swedish Meatballs Alfredo

I’m a big fan of this potluck-perfect dish. It only takes a few hours, unlike many other slow cooker recipes. Plus, it’s easy. I’m all for the easy! —Carole Bess White, Portland, Oregon

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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Lasagna

When I make this tasty chicken lasagna at home, I use a whole bottle of buffalo wing sauce because my family likes it nice and spicy. Increase the pasta sauce and use less wing sauce if you prefer. —Heidi Pepin, Sykesville, Maryland

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