5 Easy (and Delicious) Slow Cooker Recipes for Writers

You Can't Go Wrong with Delicious Food and More Writing Time

4/18/2016

Slow cookers are the definition of easy cooking. Although they require a little planning ahead (you know, since cook times can range from four to 11 hours), they're a simple way to make super delicious food that frees up time to focus on writing.

1. Slow Cooker Fajitas

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Is there anything more exciting than hearing that insatiable sizzling plate coming at you from across the room at your favorite Mexican restaurant? No, there's not. Recreate the magic any night of the week with this super easy video recipe.

2. Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip

It's an undeniable fact that all hot, cheesy, gooey dips are delicious. Sadly, they're relegated to appetizer status instead of starring in the main course. But enough is enough. It's time to throw caution to the wind and finally recognize the full meal potential of dip.

Think about it: Not only do you get to indulge in eating oozing cheese for dinner, but you also need something incredible to dip into it. Hello, heavenly chips, pillowy sliced baguettes or, if you're on a health kick, sliced veggies. Try this spinach and artichoke dip recipe and enter the world of dips for dinner—your life will never be the same again.


3. Slow Cooker Corn Chowder

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Insanely good soup seems like a dish only a grandma or restaurant can make from scratch. Wrong. Slow cookers are the perfect place to make simple yet tasty soups. The slow nature of cooking draws out incredible flavors that can't be achieved in 20 minutes on the stove. The best part? Soups are one dish that can be frozen and reheated without losing their oomph. Make a double batch and really get ahead of your meals. Try this corn chowder recipe.  

4. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

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Pulled pork is awesome. Even more awesome? It's made with pork shoulder, an incredibly affordable and delicious cut of meat. It might seem overwhelming at first to get such a big cut of meat, but you can try a lot of different meals with pulled pork. You can obviously make a killer sandwich, but it's also great for tacos, pastas, casseroles, enchiladas, and more. Start with this pulled pork recipe

5. Slow Cooker Root Veggies

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It can't get any easier than slow cooking root vegetables. They're perfect solo or as a quick go-to side dish. Plus, it's always a good idea to boost your body and brain with all the good that comes from munching on a huge bowl of veggies.

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Katie Bolin

Katie is a social media & advertising strategist.

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