Slow Cooker Soups and Stews: Over 50 Recipes

As the weather cools down, it’s time to warm up the slow cooker to make delicious hearty meals for the family with little effort all season.

As the summer winds down and the kids are back in school, those cooler breezes may start moving through the area, signaling the start of Fall. And once the weather cools, the recipes for soups and stews and everything that warms the soul are abundant. 

Meals in the slow cooker are perfect for this time of the year for multiple reasons:

  1. Back to School means back to chaotic nights for most people. Getting into a routine after school with homework and activities and sports and clubs takes some effort. Now they want dinner, too? Preparing a slow cooker meal gives the flexibility of eating when you are ready without spending a lot of time in the kitchen.
  2. Warm meals are almost always welcome as the weather turns cooler. Of course, for us in South Texas it won’t be “cooler” until around October or November, but I know a lot of the country is already starting to feel those temperatures drop. I don’t think it’s possible to have a slow cooker meal that isn’t warm. 
  3. You can make almost anything in the slow cooker! Some meals will help use up any leftover summer vegetables while others embrace everything that is Fall. You can make meals that satisfy almost any dietary restrictions and please everyone in the family. 

We use our slow cooker throughout the entire year. In the Fall and Winter, it’s used to make these hearty warm meals, and in the Spring and Summer, it’s used so I don’t have to heat the entire house up by using the oven. 

Whatever your reason, there are so many options for slow cooker meals. I’ve gathered recipes from other food bloggers to give you a wide variety of options. Please check out their recipes and if you find one you like, leave them a comment and let them know!

Originally Published On: September 4, 2018

Last Updated On: April 13, 2020

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Soup Recipe
This Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Soup Recipe is hearty, thick, and a family favorite!
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Leftover Turkey Stew in the Slow Cooker Crock Pot
Not sure what to do with all the turkey leftovers? Why not make a yummy leftover turkey stew in the slow cooker crock pot!
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Slow Cooker Whiskey Beef Stew (gluten free) – Food Meanderings
Make this amazing tasting Gluten-free Slow Cooker Whiskey Beef Stew with all the tips I gathered from the pros at the Bar U Ranch Chuckwagon Stew Cook-off! 8 WW smart points (blue plan).
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Shredded bbq chicken with melted cheese on a hamburger bun with coleslaw on a white plate with a brown towel behind all on a wooden surface
BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
Combine BBQ sauce with Italian dressing for a delicious sauce with shredded chicken on a bun with melted cheese for perfect slow cooker sandwiches.
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Chicken Chilli {Gluten-Free} – Includes Instant Pot Version Slow Cooker Version
This Chicken Chilli recipe is SO good! It’s full of flavour and can be easily made from pantry staples. Naturally gluten-free. Post includes a step-by-step tutorial and regular, Instant Pot and slow cooker versions.
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Crockpot Crawfish Chowder Recipe
This Crockpot Crawfish Chowder is so easy to make up! It can be intimidating to know how to to cook Crawfish, but this recipe is easy to make!
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Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Soup
This Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Soup is the best winter soup! There is no denying that winter is here, we even had a ton of snow this year. One of my favorite things about the cooler months is using my crockpot, the whole house just smells cozy and amazing!!! My kids are huge soup fanatics so I kn…
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BBQ Pork Potatoes: baked potato sliced down the center covered with pulled pork, shredded cheddar cheese, a scoop of sour cream, and garnished with sliced green onion on a slate surface with other potatoes behind all on a dark wooden surface
BBQ Pork Potatoes in the Slow Cooker
Cook everything, including the baked potatoes, in the slow cooker for a delicious bbq dinner with lots of flavor and little effort. 
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Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala – Savory Tooth
A homemade restaurant-quality version of chicken tikka masala using the slow cooker. Great for anyone looking for low carb and keto friendly chicken mains. About Chicken Tikka Masala Chicken tikka masala is one of those dishes that’s universally loved by nearly everyone, whether you like Indian food…
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Simple Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Chili
Gluten free Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Chili is jam-packed with flavor and (slightly) spicy comfort — but it won’t heat up your kitchen!
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Creamy Vegan Artichoke Soup | Mama Likes To Cook
blah Creamy Vegan Artichoke Soup Ingredients: 1 6.75 oz. Pkg. Melissa’s Steamed Artichoke Hearts 2 Medium Potatoes, cubed 4 cups Water 2 cups Milk Alternative (I used Sunflower milk. Almond, soy and hemp are also good.) 3 T Butter Alternative (I used Earth Balance) 2 T Minced Garlic 1 t Salt 1/2 cup…
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Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Carrot Soup
A simple, easy recipe for slow cooker vegan butternut squash sweet potato carrot soup. Perfect to have during fall or on a cold winter’s day.
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Beef and Pork Chili topped with shredded cheddar cheese and sliced green onions in a dark colored bowl with a spoon in it sitting on a round brown plate
Beef and Pork Chili
Homemade chili cooked in the slow-cooker, made with both ground beef, ground pork, beans, and chili seasoning from scratch. 
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Slow Cooker Turkey Quinoa Chili (10 minutes prep!) –
Slow Cooker Turkey Quinoa Chili is packed with protein and fiber, making it a SUPER satisfying dinner that takes about 10 minutes to prep.
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Slow Cooker Cajun Red Beans and Rice – Organized 31
Slow cooker red beans and rice is the perfect meal for a busy schedule.
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The Easiest Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe – Trisha Dishes
This is the easiest chicken noodle soup recipe you will find because all the ingredients are tossed into the slow cooker for a no fuss meal.
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Beef roast in a round white bowl with a white and black towel behind on a wooden surface
Beef Roast
Using the slow cooker is a great way to cook an easy warm meal. Try this Beef Roast for a full meal all at once that's ready when you get home!
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Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Barley Soup
No meat searing required!! Homemade Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Barley Soup is perfect winter comfort food and just 10 minutes of prep!
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Low Carb Instant Pot Chicken Salsa Queso Soup
A low carb Instant Pot Chicken Salsa Queso Soup that is easy to make, keto, gluten-free and oh, so delicious! It can be made in the electric pressure cooker or also in the slow cooker.
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Easy Potato Soup Recipe | CHEAP Recipe for Your Slow Cooker
Easy slow cooker baked potato soup.
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Chili nacho dip in a white bowl with chips in the background on a bamboo board
Chili Nacho Dinner
Chili Nacho Dip is a great cheesy appetizer that can be easily made in a slow cooker and taken to a potluck party or enjoyed at home.
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Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili
This is a healthy, hearty, and super easy Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili with cannellini beans and green chilies. Perfect healthy comfort food!
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Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup – Who Needs A Cape?
Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup has the same great flavors as the traditional meal without all the work. Comfort food straight from your crockpot.
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Slow Cooker Vegan Barley Stew Recipe | Mama Likes To Cook
When the weather gets cool, I turn to comfort food like this slow cooker vegan barley stew. When I was growing up, I remember having
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Potato Cheddar Soup topped with shredded cheese and sliced green onions in a round brown dish with a brown towel behind on a wooden surface
Easy Slow-Cooker Potato and Cheddar Soup
When the weather cools off, it’s a great time to break out the slow-cooker. Make this delicious potato and cheddar soup for an easy dinner.
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Vegetarian Crockpot Chili Recipe
This delicious and hearty chili recipe replaces the meat with bulgur wheat. It’s so good!
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Slow Cooker Chicken Chickpea Stew
This easy Crock-Pot chicken stew recipe sports layers of flavor from garlic and spices, just enough underlying sweetness from bell pepper to balance out tangy olives and tomatoes, and satisfyingly contrasting textures in the chickpeas, shredded chicken, and mushrooms. Naturally gluten free and dairy…
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Cabbage Roll Soup Recipe
Cabbage Roll Soup gives you all those classic flavors of a cabbage roll, but in a hearty and comforting soup. Minimal prep required to make this hearty cabbage soup.
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Hawaiian meatballs with pineapple chunks and chopped red peppers on a bed of lettuce on a round white plate with a white and brown towel behind all on a wooden surface
Hawaiian Meatballs in the Slow Cooker
Combine meatballs, pineapple, bell peppers, and a delicious sauce to create an easy slow cooker dinner or appetizer with a Hawaiian flare.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup
This Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup is the perfect soup to make on a cold day! Plus it has 0 Weight Watchers Smart Points with the new Freestyle.
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Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken and Potatoes Recipe
The star ingredients of this Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken and Potatoes recipe is butter, ranch dressing mix and au jus – such a tasty flavour combination. I love it because it’s a true delicious slow cooker meal.
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Crockpot Three Bean Chili (Gluten-free, Vegan)
You will love this warming crockpot three-bean chili. This gluten-free chili is also suitable for vegans and makes an awesome freezer staple.
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Kale Beef Stew with Smashed Potatoes in a round white bowl next to a white and grey towel on a wooden surface
Kale Beef Stew with Smashed Potatoes
Kale Beef Stew with Smashed Potatoes is the perfect warm and hearty slow cooker meal for the cooler nights of Fall and Winter. 
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Slow Cooker Gluten-Free Beef Bourguignon (Beef Burgundy) – One Clever Chef
This slow cooker gluten-free beef bourguignon (or Beef Burgundy) recipe is the best I have ever tried. Entirely gluten-free and can be made paleo.
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Vietnamese Beef Stew Pho Noodle Soup (Pho Bo Sot Vang)
Authentic Vietnamese Beef Stew Pho Noodle Soup (Pho bo sot vang) recipe with video included. A hearty and comforting noodle soup with tender beef, flavorful broth and aroma from pho spices.
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Kale and Ale Slow Cooker Stew (vegan)
This kale and ale slow cooker stew is bursting with flavour from fresh thyme and paprika. This vegan stew is hearty and filled with vegetables.
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Minestrone soup in a brown bowl next to a dark brown towel on a wooden surface
Minestrone Soup
Minestrone Soup, no matter how you say it, is a warm and delicious soup full of vegetables and beans that’s perfect for the winter months.
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Tomato Soup: A Slow Cooker #Recipe – Trisha Dishes
Delicious Tomato Soup is the perfect companion to your sandwich or a fabulous light lunch by itself. Freezes well in an ice cube tray for a simple side.
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Crockpot Beef Stew Recipe
This Crockpot beef stew recipe is simple, hearty, and totally delicious. It’s a comforting classic dish that the whole family will love.
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Slow Cooker Three Cheese Broccoli Soup
This Slow Cooker Cheese and Broccoli Soup recipe is full of broccoli and 3 kinds of cheese. It’s creamy, rich, and filling – exactly what a soup should be.
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Orange chicken on a white plate with brown rice and chopsticks
Orange Chicken in the Slow Cooker
Make orange chicken in your slow cooker using only four basic ingredients for a quick and easy weeknight dinner the family will all enjoy.
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Slow Cooker Tuscan Soup
Slow Cooker Tuscan Soup is a delicious and hearty homemade meal that is so simple to make in your crock pot! This amazing, yummy soup is made with sausage and cheese and comes together
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Instant Pot Chili (Easy, Gluten-Free)
This Instant Pot Beef Chili with Sweet Potatoes is so easy, only taking 40 minutes to make. This recipe is gluten-free and full of healthy flavor. Instant Pot Chili One of the best dinners I’ve made so far this year is this Instant Pot Chili. It’s just so darned easy to throw together and then re-he…
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Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup
Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup is a wonderful meal! Incorporating all the delicious flavors of the Mexican dish with the ease of crockpot preparation.
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Slow cooker chicken and dumplings garnished with parsley in a white and brown bowl with a brown towel behind on a wooden surface
Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings
Make a quick and easy version of chicken and dumplings using the slow cooker and a can of biscuits for a warm weeknight meal.
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Vegetarian Crock Pot Black Bean Soup | Mama Likes To Cook
A slow cooker is a great tool to help make easy, no-fuss meals. This black bean soup is a favorite of mine and is made with basics that I usually have on hand. Black beans are a great way to get the nutrition I need as a vegetarian. They have protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals …
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5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup Recipe
This soup is super easy to prep in the morning and enjoy in time for dinner!
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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Turkey Chili Recipe
This Slow Cooker Pumpkin Turkey Chili Recipe is perfect hearty recipe for fall with a hint of pumpkin spice.
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Slow cooker mac and cheese garnished with paprika in a round white bowl next to a spoon with cheddar cheese on a bamboo board behind next to a white and grey towel all on a wooden surface
Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese
Use real ingredients to make simple creamy slow cooker mac and cheese dinner. No pre-cooking required, just dump and set!
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Cheeseburger Soup
This Cheeseburger Soup is the perfect solution to the cold weather! Add a little bacon, cheese and onions to take it to another level!
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Sweet and sour chicken in rice with a scoop of coleslaw in a white round bowl on top of a white round plate with bamboo chopsticks on the plate and a white and brown towel behind all on a wooden surface
Sweet and Sour Chicken Bowl
Use your slow cooker to make a delicious, easy, sweet and sour chicken bowl with rice and coleslaw that the entire family is sure to love!
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Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe
This Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup recipe is not only easy to make, but filling and perfect for a winter day. A great use up holiday ham leftovers.
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White Chicken Chili
The magic of this easy White Chicken Chili recipe is in the method! It’s the easiest and most delicious chili you can make in your slow cooker!
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Overhead view of three flour tortillas topped with cooked fajita steak topped with cooked onions, green bell peppers, red bell peppers, and shredded cheese all on a wooden surface
Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas
Use your slow cooker to make delicious and easy steak fajitas with a homemade seasoning that is sure to be a hit with the family. 
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16 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Soups and Stews: Over 50 Recipes”

  1. Kristine Nicole Alessandra

    I never regretted getting a slow cooker. It has been my best friend! Busy moms must have one. Thanks for this recipe round up. I will try that Tortilla soup soon!

  2. LOVE that you posted these! I’ve been looking for a good roundup of a bunch of slow cooker recipes. I’m excited to comb through them more thoroughly to see if any of them can already be made with ingredients I have on hand now.

  3. It made me really happy that you included a vegetarian crockpot chili with bulgar wheat recipe. I would love to try this out especially since fall season is around the corner!

  4. I’ve been looking forward to fall decorating, fall fashion, AND fall food. There is nothing cozier than soup or stew. This is a great resource!

  5. Wow I feel like I’ve hit the jackpot reading this post! Slow cooker meals are my go-to in the fall! Can’t wait to try some of these out!

  6. I love the pictures and how you provide so many recipes for the slow cooker! The Spanish like dishes look the most appealing to me at the top , but I did live there for a bit ahha.

  7. That’s a gorgeous post Stephanie! So many delicious recipes! I am already making a list and I will start with the recipes that contain chicken and pasta! Thanks for sharing!

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