7 Seasonal Slow Cooker Recipes That Will Warm You Right Up Come Lunchtime

The tree leaves are beginning to brown, temperatures are starting to dip, and schools finally back in session. It must be Fall!

This time of year, more than any other, constantly finding new ways to make lunches that are both simple and appetizing can be tiring.

So why not save time (and lunch money) by making this bellyful of crock-pot dishes.

With these 7 prep-set-and-forget recipes you can let your slow cooker take over the job of watching the stove.

7 Seasonal Slow Cooker Recipes That Will Warm You Right Up Come Lunchtime
Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Recipes

The only way to eat one of these scrummy sloppy sandwiches is to go right ahead and tuck in.

Ingredients: Chicken Breast, Buffalo Wing Sauce, Ranch Mix Seasoning, Butter, Hamburger Buns, Cheddar Cheese, and Ranch Dressing.

Found at: Let’s Dish

Slow Cooker Chili

Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow cook your way to a spicy mouthful of this classic fare. And remember to serve with a side of your favorite bread roll or loaf.

Ingredients: Ground Beef, Onions, Olive Oil, Green Chilies, Tomato Sauce, Beef Broth, Chili Powder, Ground Cumin, Paprika, Sugar, Coriander, Black Pepper, and Kidney Beans.

Found at: Cooking Classy

The Mrs Beef Stew

lunch ideas easy

For a complete meal in a single bowl try slow cooking up this easy-to-make farmhouse beef stew.

Ingredients: Beef, Flour, Salt, Olive Oil, Black Pepper, Onion, Bay Leaves, Worcestershire Sauce, Potatoes, Carrots and Celery.

Found at: Mrs Happy Homemaker

Cashew Chicken Pot

lunch ideas easy

This crunchy dish takes a surprisingly convenient 15 minutes to prep — after which you can leave the slow cooker to work its magic.

Ingredients: Chicken Breast, Cornstarch, Black Pepper, Canola Oil, Soy Sauce, Wine Vinegar, Ketchup, Sweet Chili Sauce, Brown Sugar, Garlic, Ginger, Pepper, and Cashews.

Found at: The Recipe Critic

Butternut Squash Macaroni

Freezer meals for the crockpot

For a gluten-free vegan-friendly lunch, fill your crock-pot with this cheesy tasting macaroni dish.

Simply swap out traditional pasta for a gluten-free alternative.

Ingredients: Butternut Squash, Tomatoes, Garlic, Thyme, Rosemary, Yeast Flakes, Nondairy Milk, and Macaroni.

Found at: Healthy Slow Cooking

Creamy Potato Soup

Freezer meals for the crockpot

Snuggle up from the cold with a bowl of this rich and creamy soup. What’s more, this stew goes really well with a side of simple homemade crusty bread.

Ingredients: Bacon, Stock, Potatoes, Onions, Butter or Bacon Grease, Flour, Evaporated Milk, Cheddar Cheese, Greek Yogurt, Salt and Pepper.

Found at: Gimme Some Oven

Lentil Sweet Potato Chili

Freezer meals for the crockpot

Start your autumn off right with this vegan-friendly platter.

Garnished with avocado cubes — and packed with the goodness found in the humble sweet potato — this might be the one of the most heartily healthy crock-pot recipes you will ever make.

Ingredients: Onions, Garlic, Potatoes, tomatoes, Red Kidney Beans, Corn, Vegetable Broth, Green Lentils, Chili Powder, and Cumin.

Found at: Delightful Adventures

Bring your A-game to the lunch table by serving a cozy helping of good eating that’ll warm you up this Fall.

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Freezer meals for the crockpot