Food & Home

4 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

Written by: the Editors of goop


Updated on: January 8, 2024


We have no trouble finding uses for the time- and effort-saving miracle that is the slow cooker: It makes getting a healthy, delicious dinner on the table a zillion percent easier. And once you know the magic of returning home to a bubbling pot of something fantastic, it begins to occupy a nearly permanent place on the kitchen counter. Here are four recipes to add to your rotation—or reasons to pull your pot back out, if it’s been a while. (We developed these recipes using a Crock-Pot, but any slow cooker will work.)

  • Crock-Pot Apple Cobbler

    Crock-Pot Apple Cobbler

    A cobbler in the slow cooker may sound odd, but trust us: This dessert will make you a believer. The crispy edges, buttery cobbler topping, and subtly sweet apple filling just might make this your new favorite dessert.


  • Crock-Pot Moroccan Chicken

    Crock-Pot Moroccan Chicken

    This braised chicken dish is so easy to make but, thanks to the mix of spices, tastes incredibly complex. We love this spooned over cauliflower, but it would also be delicious over rice, couscous, quinoa, or whatever grain you have on hand; just make sure to eat it with something that will soak up the lovely juices.


  • Crock-Pot Veggie Chili

    Crock-Pot Veggie Chili

    This chili, inspired by the one in Gwyneth’s first cookbook, gets a little added sweetness and lovely texture from sweet potato. Popular with kids and adults alike, it’s a perfect party food.


  • Crock-Pot Turkey Meatballs

    Crock-Pot Turkey Meatballs

    Is there anything better than spaghetti and meatballs for dinner on a cold winter evening? These simmer all day, so the only thing you have to do is cook the pasta (or polenta) when you get home. If you’re doing these during the week, follow the directions through step six the night before, then finish in the morning.