Autumn’s arrival signals cooler weather, cozy evenings, and comfort food for dinner. As you peruse your grocery store for a mixed basket of convenience items and the fall harvest, what recipes come to mind?

Let us help. During this time of year (or really any), a slow cooker becomes a cook’s best friend. Throw in your ingredients, set the temperature and timer, and let your meals come together in a simmering pot of goodness.

We’ve compiled 15 yummy Crock Pot recipes that will warm you up without taking up all your time in the kitchen, and if you’re lucky, will leave you enough for leftovers the next day. Take a look at these mouthwatering dishes and get ready to make your own fall lineup.

  1. Taco Chili


    Chili is always a crowd-pleaser and can be adapted to your own taste and preferences. This version combines corn, beans, shredded chicken, and taco spices to kick up the heat. Mix it up and don’t forget the add the special ingredient for a richer flavor: cocoa.

  2. Chicken and Dumplings

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    Tell us something: who makes the best chicken and dumplings in your family? It may just be you once you serve this up for your next dinner or family gathering!

  3. Italian Style Pot Roast


    Imagine coming home to the smell of a warm roast cooking with the hint of Italian spices. Marinara sauce, beef broth, and chuck all join together in this tasty winner.

  4. French Onion Soup

    A classic soup that gets turned up a bit with a dash of brandy and a topping of Gruyere cheese. Mmm!

  5. Mac and Cheese


    No comfort food list would be on point without macaroni and cheese on it. Did you know you could make it in a Crock Pot? Eat it up as a side or as your one and only main dish, just enjoy it!

  6. Cinnamon Roll Casserole


    Wait, cinnamon rolls in a casserole? Yes! Who does not love the aroma of warm cinnamon and sugar? Gobble some down for breakfast or dessert!

  7. Zuppa Toscana


    This thick potato and sausage soup will have you feeling like a gourmet chef when you pop the lid open on your slow cooker. With kale and Parmesan boosting the flavor, it will be hard to resist.

  8. Chicken Tikka Masala

    The warm spices in this Indian dish will please your nose and your palate! Save yourself a trip to the restaurant and make it at home with ginger, coconut milk, and of course, garam masala.

  9. Beef Stew

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    Hit a home run after a long day with this chunky beef stew recipe. Loaded with meat, veggies, and fresh herbs, this stew will have your clan asking for seconds and thirds.

  10. Ham and Bean Soup

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    Perfect for a night or weekend in, this ham and bean soup is a go-to in the kitchen.

  11. Baked Apples


    Apples and caramel stewed to slow cooker deliciousness! Need we say more?

  12. Honey Pork Roast

    Honestly, anything that has roast in the name is aces with us. But here you have honey and pork married together for the perfect fall mealtime union.

  13. Cranberry Apple Cider


    If you are already an apple cider fan, you will love the cranberry twist in this recipe that gives it an extra zip! With a touch of honey and a spicy kick of cinnamon, allspice, and star anise, you’ll feel like you are drinking a warm hug.

  14. Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

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    Swap out your regular pasta for some spaghetti squash to top your meatballs. It’s all-in-one Crock Pot magic that pairs nicely with the next food on this list.

  15. Rosemary Olive Oil Bread

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    Bread in the slow cooker? Oh yeah, it can be done. Don’t just take our word for it, bake up your own loaf of this flavor-packed bread and rave about it!

Are you down for making autumn your slow cooker season? Which of these recipes has your vote? How many of these meals will hit your Crock Pot more than once?