Recipes for Slow Cooker Month!

Is anyone surprised that January is Slow Cooker Month? What better time to march out all the comfort food recipes you can find for your Crockpot® on cold winter nights! You can cozy up to a yummy bowl of soup, with veggies, cheese, meat and pasta – and don’t worry, there’ll be plenty of time to work off those carbs when the warm weather’s back! For now, load up for the season of slow cookery!

Soups That Demand Seconds

The secret to Chicken Pot Pie Soup is the puff pastry on top! We’re not going to lie. What’s chicken pot pie without a little crust? At Pinch of Yum, Clancy’s recipe for this low maintenance creamy winter comfort food made from scratch is a winner – in more ways than one!

Lindsey’s Pinch of Yum recipe for Chicken Gnocchi soup makes us happy. Those little dumplings mixed throughout the soup make the whole thing something we can’t live without this winter. It’s a little like old fashioned chicken and wild rice, but with gnocchi. And how can you go wrong with that?!

Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup from Baked By Rachel is a creamy version of an Italian favorite. Loaded with tender beef, garlic, onion, heavy cream, and vegetables, Rachel uses Mafaldine shaped pasta and if that threw you like it did us, here’s the scoop. 

From Life in the Lofthouse comes this Cheeseburger Soup, cheesy and creamy, made with lean ground beef and plenty of carrots, celery, potatoes and chicken broth, this one will soon be a family favorite.

Hamming It Up

Looking for a healthy bowl of flavor and fiber? This Split Pea and Ham Soup from Sweet Pea Chef takes just five minutes to prep and has 21 grams of fiber and 28 grams of protein in one bowl! Plenty of garlic and onions, plus the natural saltiness of the ham seasons the soup, which is chock full of delicious tender ham, and *spoiler alert*, thyme!

Loaded with big chunks of ham, potatoes and topped with lots of cheese, bacon and onions, this comfort food is a good pick for anybody who likes a little pork with their potatoes! Erin at DelightfulEMade admits this recipe for Loaded Baked Potato and Ham Soup requires a little chopping, but the labor of love is worth it!

Sausage and Pepperoni, Please

With garlic, oregano, basil and your favorite pizza toppings, this Slow Cooker Pizza Soup is a delicious crock full of spicy tomato deliciousness, topped with mozzarella cheese. Don’t forget the pizza dough breadsticks!

Sausage, Spinach and White Beans come together in a soup recipe we dare you to resist from Damn Delicious. You just have to brown the sausage to get things started, and do a little dicing. So hearty and comforting and it takes just 10 minutes to prep and you’re off — doing your thing till dinnertime.

For vegetable soups that are still hearty and rib-sticking, check out the options from the Slow Cooker Gourmet, or 365 Days of Crockpot. We guarantee you’ll find something you like – with or without the meat!

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