Looking for a way to make super easy and mouthwatering meals? Then let your slow cooker become your new best friend! Take a few minutes in the morning to prepare your recipe, and in the evening you’ll have a delicious, hearty meal waiting for you and your family. Perfect for making your favorite dinners, lunches, appetizers, or sides on those chilly Winter nights. Here are 55 of our favorite recipes you can make using your slow cooker for a satisfying and comforting repast.

Quinoa Chicken Chili: Once the weather starts getting colder, chili once again becomes one of my favorite foods. This recipe is a great way to switch up your normal chili recipe. With quinoa, black beans, veggies, chicken, and spices, this is sure to become one of your new go-to recipes. (via Cook Like a Champion)

Skinny Pineapple Salsa Chicken: If you’re tired of the same old taco fillings, you aren’t alone! I had to try to find something to mix up my chicken tacos, and I think this dish does it! I love mixing spicy and sweet, so turning up the heat on your salsa can be the perfect mix with pineapple! (via Skinny Mom)

Sriracha-Pineapple Barbecued Chicken Sandwiches with Easy Guacamole: This recipe makes you yearn for the sun and summertime. This spicy sandwich topped with guacamole makes for the perfect combination!  (via Kalyn’s Kitchen)

Pepperoni and Chicken: This dish on its own is a fantastic low-carb dinner, but you can try it over pasta, rice or spaghetti squash too. It’s simply amazing any way you serve it! (via Skinny Mom)

Apples and Pork Loin: Juicy, tender, and sweet best describes this recipe. There’s just something about pork and apples together that makes for the perfect comfort food! (via Peanut Butter & Peppers)

Slow Cooker Lentils: This vegan dish is so healthy and delicious. You’ll definitely have enough leftovers for the whole week after you make this! (Via Girl Makes Food)

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork: Sometimes the best things take a little time, and this recipe is one of them! The rub for this pulled pork dinner is packed with flavor and is absolutely divine. It smelled so good that it was tough not to cheat and take a couple bites while it was still cooking! (via Skinny Mom)

BBQ Chicken and Cheese Quesadilla: This recipe tastes like a “cheat” meal, but luckily it’s not! Everyone loves a quesadilla, and the BBQ makes an already delicious meal even better. (via Prevention RD)

Pumpkin Maple Overnight Oatmeal: Wouldn’t you love to wake up to the smell of maple syrup and an already made breakfast? This pumpkin maple oatmeal is packed with seasonal taste and 54 antioxidants! You have no excuse not to try it! (Via Delicious Knowledge)

Lemon Braised Chicken & Beans with Mint Pesto: Lemon, chicken, beans, mint pesto…honestly does it get any better? There’s plenty of protein and carbohydrates in this recipe that will help support your healthy lifestyle.  (via The Kitchn)

Savory Asian Meatballs: The perfect take on traditional meatballs mixed with ginger, scallions, and Chinese five-spice powder. These meatballs can transform any meal into an original, savory recipe. (Via Shrinking Kitchen)

Vegetarian Mexican Chili:  Using beans to replace meat in this chili pumps up the fiber, and at under 300 calories per serving, you have a little wiggle room for reduced-fat sour cream and reduced-fat Mexican cheese on top! Enjoy! (via Skinny Mom)

Spaghetti Squash Thai “Noodle” Bowl: Spaghetti squash is a wonderful substitute for traditional, boring noodles. This healthy low carb meal will leave you feeling full and satisfied (and craving more spaghetti squash!) (Via The Skinny Fork)

Pumpkin Spice Latte Oatmeal: For all you pumpkin lovers out there, you’ll truly be blown away by this recipe. It’s perfect for those cold mornings when you want a warm breakfast but don’t want to get out of your cozy bed to make it. I’m craving a bowl of it right now!  (Via Hidden Fruits and Veggies)

Chicken Enchilada Soup: Your favorite Mexican style meal is now even easier to make as soup! Top with sour cream, cheese, cilantro, or scallions to really amp up your flavors. (Via Skinny Taste)

Chicken Tikka Masala: Don’t let this recipe trick you into thinking it’s hard to make, because this meal is surprisingly easy and delicious. Now you can make an Indian-esque meal easily in your own home. (via Smells Like Home)

Honey Sesame Chicken: I would eat honey sesame chicken everyday if I could. You can serve it in the form of sliders or over a bed of rice. You really can’t go wrong! (Via Cook Like a Champion)

Tri Tip Tacos: You’ve probably tasted tri-tip cooked on a grill before, but have you ever tried it cooked in a slow cooker? It’s just as good if not better! Once it’s ready, just put the meat in a taco, add your favorite toppings, and voila! (Via What’s Gaby Cooking)

“Refried” Beans: These fat-free beans are guiltless and not packed with tons of sodium like most refried beans are. This recipe is freezer-friendly so you can easily always have this enticing side dish on hand. (Via Rachel Cooks)

Slow Cooked Pork & Apples: Apples paired with a savory protein makes this recipe truly divine! I’ve always been a fan of pork chops and apple sauce and this meal definitely lived up to my expectations. (via Kath Eats Real Food)

Tex Mex Chicken Lettuce Wraps: I love this Tex-Mex twist on the normal Asian inspired dish. It combines the perfect amount of spicy and zesty flavors that you’ll get a kick out of. (via Eat Live Run)

Skinny Creamy Chicken: This creamy chicken-y flavor is to die for! The broccoli in this dish is perfect, but you don’t have to stop there! This is a great place for hiding veggies from your pickiest eaters. You can tuck way carrots, peas, spinach or other good-for-you treats and let the cream cheese, cream of chicken, and seasoning take care of disguising them! (via Skinny Mom)

Healthified Beef & Broccoli: Don’t settle for beef and broccoli from your local restaurant that’s full of calories, sugar, and sodium. Now you can make a healthy version of this people-pleasing meal at home. (via The Skinny Fork)

Apple Cinnamon Steel-Cut Oatmeal: Steel-cut oats typically take longer to cook than regular ones, so a slow cooker is the perfect way to cook this slammin’ oatmeal. This breakfast will leave you feeling full and satisfied all day.  (Via Salu Salo)

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup:  This simple recipe combines cauliflower, low-fat dairy, vegetables, and cheesy goodness into one simmering soup. You can easily make it into a low-carb or gluten-free meal by leaving out the flour. (via Slender Kitchen)

Skinny Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie: This is not your grandma’s chicken pot pie. It’s way easier and healthier with the same great taste. Your family may be confused when you tell them it’s “pie,” but it’s a great substitute, and they’ll fall in love after one bite!  (via Skinny Mom)

Savory Citrus Chicken:  With only 6 ingredients, this recipe is a breeze to make! An inviting citrus flavor with your protein makes for a gratifying week night dinner that the whole family will love. (via Miss In The Kitchen)

Cincinnati Skyline Chili:  I had to include this famous chili on the list since us here at Skinny Mom are based in Cincinnati. If you’ve never had this chili before, then get ready for a real treat! This recipe is so unique because it combines cinnamon, nutmeg, and chocolate and is best served over pasta. Try it out and see if you think it lives up to the hype! (via Prevention RD)

Moroccan Stew: This spicy Moroccan stew is spicy, superb, and lucky for all my vegetarians, meatless! It’s the perfect comfort food that will make you want to snuggle up on the couch and relax. (via Eat Live Run)

Spicy Shredded Chicken Lettuce Wrap Tacos with Avocado Salsa: This is such a unique recipe and you’ll swoon over the rockin’ avocado salsa. You’ll get a bite of heat and new flavor with each bite! (Via Kalyn’s Kitchen)

Chicken Provencal: This dinner only takes 10 minutes of prep time, and after 7 hours in the slow cooker, it comes out looking (and tasting) like a dish that you worked on for hours! (via Skinny Mom)

Beef Tostadas: This mole spiced Mexican beef is perfect for tacos, tostadas, nachos, and basically anything! If you haven’t had mole sauce before, it’s a rich sauce containing chiles, spices, and usually chocolate. Go ahead and step out of your comfort zone and try this lip-smacking recipe.  (Via Healthy Aperture)

Gluten-Free Stuffing: Who says that you can only eat stuffing on Thanksgiving? I beg to differ. This gluten-free, vegan stuffing is so versatile and delicious! Eat it as a meal itself, use it as a dressing, or a topping to make your meal marvelous. (Via Girl Makes Food)

White Mocha Oatmeal: Start your morning with a breakfast so decadent that it could pass for a dessert. If you’re a fan of white mochas, you have to try this enticing oatmeal! (Via Hidden Fruits and Veggies)

Turkey Wild Rice Soup: This is the perfect solution for what to do with your leftover turkey. Toss it into your slow cooker and turn it into a creamy soup! I’ve always been a fan of wild rice soup, and this healthy dish is so inviting. (Via The Skinny Fork)

Sausage and Peppers:  Make this a crowd pleasing meal by serving it on warm French rolls with cheese or on top of a bed of rice. You really can’t go wrong with hot Italian sausage! (via Shugary Sweets)

Jambalaya:  Are you a jambalaya lover? This recipe is guaranteed to satisfy those Cajun cravings. It’s healthy, packed with heat, and is a great source of fiber. (via Prevention RD)

Butternut Squash Soup with Maple Roasted Chickpeas: This recipe really hits the spot, and the maple roasted chickpeas are the perfect topping. Be careful not to eat them all before dinner is ready, because you’ll definitely want to! (Via Two Peas & Their Pod)

Pineapple Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs: This is another great twist on original meatballs that will leave you drooling and craving more. The flavors blend perfectly and the sauce is so sweet. (Via The Super Sisters)

Poached Salmon with Lemons & Fresh Herbs:  This flavorful salmon is delicious, and since it’s cooked in a slow cooker you don’t have to worry about dry, chewy fish. You can use whatever herbs you have in your kitchen to make the stock. (via The Kitchn)

Spinach Artichoke & Kale Dip: Say hello to your new favorite recipe for dip! It also works as a great pasta sauce or smear for sandwiches. If you’re not a fan of kale just double the amount of spinach. (Via Slender Kitchen)

Pumpkin Chili: This chili contains chunks of pumpkin…yes you heard me right, CHUNKS. Chili is so easy to customize in order to fit your diet or favorite flavors. Your mind will be blown after you try this awesome version of chili containing your favorite seasonal food. (Via Kate’s Short and Sweets)

Chicken Chili Verde Nachos: Who doesn’t love a giant heaping plate of nachos? This recipe is incredible! It’s the perfect party pleaser; just be sure to eat a few before serving because once people try these nachos they’ll be gone in the blink of an eye! (Via Two Peas & Their Pod)

Beef and Barley Soup: This is the perfect cold weather soup recipe. Serve it in a whole wheat bread bowl and you’ll create the ideal comfort food combo. (Via Peanut Butter & Peppers)

Buffalo Chicken Chowder: If you’re like me and swoon over anything that has buffalo chicken in it then you have to try this recipe. It combines spicy and rich flavors, and is perfect topped with blue cheese crumbles. Genius! (via Prevention RD)

Italian Sloppy Joe:  Sloppy Joe’s are always a family favorite. This version is made with turkey sausage, peppers, onions, crushed tomatoes, and spices to make for a wonderful Italian style meal. You can even ditch the bun and serve this over pasta! (via Skinny Taste)

Creamy Lemon Asparagus Soup: You’ll love the creaminess of this tantalizing soup. The combination of mustard, asparagus, and lemon is mind-blowing! (Via Kim’s Healthy Eats)

Red Lentil Chicken Stew: The soft lentils mixed with tender chicken and spices makes this stew superb. You’ll be adding it to your weekly meals after you try it. (Via My San Francisco Kitchen)

Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: Who would have thought that pulled pork, BBQ sauce, and sweet potatoes would go together so well? This recipe is absolutely divine! There are so many inviting flavors that will definitely make you ask for seconds. (Via SkinnyMom)

Skinny Butternut Squash Soup:  If you’re looking for a fall favorite to please everyone in the family, you’ve found it! A few apples, along with oven-roasted squash and onions pack this dish with tons of fall flavor!  (via Skinny Mom)

Cinnamon Ginger Applesauce: Fresh applesauce is great as a side, snack, dessert, or for anytime of day. This recipe will make enough for you to stick in the fridge and enjoy whenever you’re craving something sweet.  (via La Fuji Mama)

Bleu Cheese Crusted Buffalo Drumsticks: This is the ultimate recipe for football Sundays. You’ll be amazed at the taste of bleu cheese with each and every bite. You won’t be able to resist these finger-licking good drumsticks. (Via The Lucky Penny)

Black Eyed Peas with Ham:  This Southern style meal is so exquisite, healthy, and a great source of calcium, vitamin A, and fiber. You’ll be more than pleased with the outcome, and your family (and taste buds) will be thanking you! (via Skinny Taste)

Caramelized Onions: These caramelized onions are the best way to add a little zest to a boring meal. You can add them to just about anything! You’ll love how easy this recipe is. (Via Sensual Appeal)

Snack Mix: This gluten-free, sweet and salty mix is great to snack on when you’re watching TV, reading, watching a movie, or whenever the kids need something to hold them over until dinner!  (Via Around My Family Table)