Cozy slow cooker recipes that are perfect for cold days

There are so many benefits to cooking with a slow cooker. Cooking ingredients slowly is a great way to bring out their flavor. Plus, slow cookers are easy to use and can simplify meal prep. But one of the best reasons to cook with a slow cooker is that they’re perfect for making hearty meals that hit the spot on chilly days. If you’re looking to warm up with a slow-cooked meal, head over to TikTok for inspiration. Here are five perfectly cozy slow cooker recipes from TikTok.

1. Slow cooker vegan peanut butter and sweet potato stew

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This vegan stew is packed with vegetables, spices and, of course, peanut butter! To make it, add sweet potatoes, canned tomatoes, chickpeas, diced onions and garlic to a slow cooker. Then mix in coconut milk, tomato purée, ginger, cumin and crunchy peanut butter. Cook in your slow cooker until the veggies are soft. Then serve over rice and enjoy.

2. Slow cooker baked bean lasagna

This creative and cozy slow cooker lasagna uses baked beans instead of ground meat. To make it, start by coating the bottom of your slow cooker in tomato purée. Then add a layer of lasagna sheets, followed by layers of baked beans, onions, cheese and more tomato purée. Continue layering ingredients until the slow cooker is nearly full. Then top with a final layer of tomato purée and cheese, and cook!

3. Slow cooker beef stroganoff

This slow cooker beef stroganoff makes such a hearty dinner. Start by adding chunks of beef to your slow cooker, and season with salt, pepper and paprika. Then add onions, garlic and mushrooms. Coat everything in flour and mix together. Then add mustard, Worcestershire sauce and beef stock. Cook to your desired doneness. Then stir in sour cream and cooked pasta. Garnish with fresh parsley and enjoy!

4. Slow cooker taco soup

This creamy taco soup is the perfect comfort food for chilly days. To make it, add chopped bell peppers and onions to your slow cooker. Then add cooked shredded chicken, cream cheese, canned corn, black beans, green chilis and salsa. Mix in chicken broth and cook. Then top with shredded cheese and serve!

5. Slow cooker butter chicken

You can’t go wrong with this flavorful slow cooker butter chicken. To make it, add garlic, ginger, tomato paste, cumin, garam masala, paprika, turmeric, chilis, salt and honey to your slow cooker, and mix together. Then place chicken breasts on top, cover with sauce, and top with butter. Cook until chicken is done. Then add heavy cream and cook until the sauce thickens. Finally, remove the chicken, chop it, stir it back into the sauce, and serve.

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