Our 7 Best Slow Cooker Winter Meals for School Nights

Now that we are officially in the throws of winter it is time to think about cold-weather cooking. For me that means making delicious meals that really stick to your ribs and are great for feeding children. Who doesn’t love going to bed with a stomach full of a warm meal when the temperature dips below freezing? To help you get started with your cold-weather cooking I’ve assembled some of our best slow-cooker meals that are perfect for serving on school nights. These are the kind of meals you can throw together when you leave the house in the morning and come home to and serve after work and school! I hope these help jump start you with your winter cooking – stay warm!


  • Slow Cooker Bolognese 1 of 7
    This awesome bolognese is so versatile. Serve it with pasta, over polenta, or even with roasted winter vegetables to make a hearty winter meal!
    Make slow cooker bolognese
  • Slow Cooker Lentil Chili 2 of 7
    This awesome chili is perfect for a winter night. It is rich with iron from the lentils and is completely vegetarian. It is the best light, yet hearty, weeknight meal!
    Make slow cooker lentil chili
  • Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork 3 of 7
    Pulled pork sandwiches are a classic winter meal and this recipe is perfect for throwing together in the morning and enjoying when you get home!
    Make easy slow cooker pulled pork
  • Vegan Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup 4 of 7
    If you are eat only vegan food, or are just in the mood for a vegan meal, try this healthy hearty soup that will please the whole family.
    Make slow cooker black bean soup
  • Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon 5 of 7
    This classic slow cooker meal is ideal for chilly winter nights when everyone has spent a whole day outside sledding and skiing. It is also fancy enough to serve at a winter dinner party!
    Make slow cooker beef Bourguignon
  • Slow Cooker Spicy Peanut Chicken Curry 6 of 7
    Be adventurous with your slow cooker and try your hand at this delicious spicy curry. Your kids will love the new flavors and it will help them to explore new cuisines, even in the dark winter months.
    Make slow cooker spicy peanut chicken curry
  • Slow Cooker Island Barbecue Chicken 7 of 7
    This tangy chicken is just the thing to make when you are in the mood for barbecue but it is too cold to pull out the grill!
    Make slow cooker island barbecue chicken

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