Crockpot Comfort Food Recipes

Crockpot Baked Beans with Meatballs
Crockpot Baked Beans with Meatballs. Linda Larsen

Comfort foods are rich, filling, easy to make and eat, and delicious. Combine those characteristics with the slow cooker and you have crockpot comfort foods, with some sure-fire winners! The crockpot cooks these recipes to perfection, and you hardly have to do a thing except assemble the ingredients and turn on the appliance.

Make sure you follow basic crockpot rules. Fill the appliance 1/2 to 2/3 (some say 3/4) full, cook as long as the recipe directs, layer foods starting with hard root vegetables and ending with meat and tender ingredients, and don't lift the lid while the food is cooking.

And know your slow cooker! Some cook hotter than others. Always check the recipe at the earliest time stated in the recipe so it doesn't overcook.

Enjoy these comforting recipes while the holiday season begins, and throughout the long, cold winter. You can serve one for each meal, or mix and match to create entirely comforting menus.

Crockpot Comfort Food Entrees

These entree recipes fit the bill, whether you're feeling under the weather or just overwhelmed by the circumstances of life. They are comforting, delicious, and so simple to make.

Comforting Crockpot Soups and Stews

Soups and stews are automatically comforting, partially because they must be eaten slowly, and partially because the flavor combinations are so delicious.

Enjoy these soups with some homemade crackers or scones.

Comforting Crockpot Side Dishes

Pair these foods with a grilled steak or some broiled or pan-fried chicken to elevate the meal into something special and comforting.

These are simple recipes with great flavors.

Crockpot Comfort Food Desserts

And what could be more comforting than a delicious dessert from your slow cooker? These wonderful recipes are fabulous and fabulously easy.