10 Comforting slow cooker dishes

Helen Best-Shaw

There are occasions when being creative in the kitchen is a delightful way to spend time. And there are others where you’re feeling rather tired and you want supper on the table ASAP. 

With a bit of planning and a slow cooker, you don’t have to spend ages in the kitchen: start the slow cooker in the morning, and return in the evening to a delicious dish ready to be served.

While many casserole and stew recipes easily lend themselves to this type of cooking, there are plenty of other dishes that can also be produced in a slow cooker. Here are a few ideas to start you off.

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Many slow cooker recipes are meat based. Cheaper cuts really respond well to slow cooking, but it’s equally easy to produce delicious slow-cooked vegetarian dishes. Here’s a spicy chili soup, vibrantly red, that can be cooked either quickly or in a slow cooker.

Get the recipe for chilli soup

3. Chili soup
Chili soup