Since the beginning of fall, you’ve probably been craving hearty recipes and comfort foods. Now that wintertime is here, we all seem to be looking for even heartier (and even easier) dishes to make for dinner. One of the easiest ways to prepare these dishes is with the use of a slow cooker. They don’t heat up your kitchen like an oven, they use very little energy and can be left alone all day to cook your dinner while you’re at work.

Slow cookers are also incredibly inexpensive (given their abilities and usefulness). You can purchase one from many different locations (such as Target), as well as online from several different retailers (i.e., Amazon).

Here are a few easy recipes for fall that you can make in a slow cooker. Whether you’re looking for a warm breakfast, an easy soup or a filling dinner, you can probably find a slow cooker recipe for it.

Easy Crock Pot Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Although pumpkins is thought of as a fall ingredient, we see no reason to stop it at Thanksgiving. You can make this coffee cake for breakfast, an after-dinner dessert or anything in between. With just four ingredients, it’s sure to become a favorite. (from A Night Owl blog)


  • Betty Crocker Cinnamon Struesel Bread Mix?
  • 1 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • ? cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Spice?


  1. Set your slow cooker to HIGH and spray with non-stick cooking spray.?
  2. Mix together pumpkin puree, sugar and pumpkin spice.?
  3. Add in bread mix and stir until combined.?
  4. Pour batter into slow cooker and top with struessel pouch.?
  5. Add crock pot lid and cook for 60-75 minutes until toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.?

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

If you’re looking for an easy and tasty soup to make ahead for lunch or dinner, this chicken tortilla soup is it. Its zesty flavor and filling ingredients will make sure it makes a regular appearance at mealtimes. (from Peace...but Not Quiet blog)


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs?
  • 2 15 oz cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • ?2 cans (8 oz total) diced, mild green chiles, drained
  • ?1 c chicken broth?
  • 1 onion, diced?
  • 2 tsp garlic powder or 2 cloves garlic, diced?
  • 1 tsp ground cumin?salt and pepper to taste?
  • 1 pkg tortilla strips or chips to garnish
  • ?chopped cilantro
  • ?shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • ?sliced avocado
  • ?lime wedges?


  1. Place chicken in slow cooker.
  2. ?Combine tomatoes, chiles, chicken broth, onion, garlic and cumin in small bowl.?
  3. Pour mixture over chicken.?
  4. Cook on low 6-7 hours or high 3-4 hours.
  5. ?Remove chicken and shred with two forks. 
  6. Return chicken to slow cooker.?
  7. Serve, topping with tortilla strips, cilantro, cheese, avocado and a squeeze of lime.?

If you want more slow cooker recipes, head over to our Pinterest page for more ideas!

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