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34 slow-cooking recipes perfect for a chilly night

Best Slow-Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Slow down and warm up with these mouth-watering dinner ideas

As cooler weather approaches and we find ourselves spending more time getting cosy at home, slow cooking is more appealing than ever. These family-friendly, tasty meal suggestions are comfort foods at their best. Find your new favourite from our selection of soups, stews, roasts and more.

Slow Cooker Beef Ragu

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Slow-cooker beef ragu

Perfect for a comforting weeknight meal, this dish features super tender beef, cooked low and slow with rich, hearty flavours. Your family and friends will be so impressed by this easy, delicious homemade pasta sauce recipe.

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Slow-Cooker Red Wine-Braised Lamb Shanks

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Slow-cooker red wine-braised lamb shanks

Cooked to perfection in a rich red wine sauce, this melt-in-your-mouth-tender lamb pairs perfectly with creamy mashed potatoes. This hearty, delicious dish is perfect for a special occasion or simply a cosy night in.

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Easy Pumpkin Risotto

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Easy pumpkin risotto

Creamy and comforting, this simple pumpkin risotto recipe uses pearl barley instead of rice for a richer taste and texture. Top with sage that’s been cooked in butter until aromatic and crispy.

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Classic Beef Stew

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Classic beef stew

This easy beef stew recipe is as versatile as they come. Serve with any kind of mash you like, then use leftovers as a pie filling or freeze for up to three months.

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Beef Brisket in Red Wine

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Beef brisket in red wine

Looking for a quick, easy dinner option? Try this warming recipe. With the help of a pressure cooker, you can enjoy melt-in-your-mouth beef brisket in a rich red wine sauce in under an hour. This dish works wonderfully as a weeknight dinner and it also makes a great special occasion meal.

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Slow-Baked Lamb Shoulder with Whipped Feta

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Slow-baked lamb shoulder with whipped feta

Love Greek cuisine? Then you’ll adore this slow-roasted lamb shoulder with whipped feta. It’s an explosion of flavours with thyme, lemon, garlic, oregano and feta and pairs well with these crispy, herby roast potatoes.

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Best Slow-Cooker Beef Stroganoff

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Best slow-cooker beef stroganoff

This classic slow cooker recipe is perfect for cosy family nights. It’s an easy-to-prep tender beef dish in a creamy rich mushroom sauce that's sure to satisfy all taste buds.

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Crispy Roast Pork with Baked Apples

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Crispy roast pork with baked apples

Pork and apples make a perfect pair. Baking the apples with the pork for the final 30 minutes of cooking time allows them to soak up delicious juices. Don't forget to dry out the pork rind overnight in the fridge for an extra crispy crackling.

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Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken

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Slow-cooker honey mustard chicken

This mouthwatering honey-mustard chicken recipe boasts tender, juicy meat in a tangy-sweet sauce. Its versatility shines as the perfect base for crafting various scrumptious dishes like a chicken pot pie with a twist.

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Vegetable Lasagne

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Vegetable lasagne

Yes, you can even make lasagne in your slow cooker. Try this simple fuss-free recipe for a cheesy meat-free lasagne. Assemble your layers, then set and forget until you’re ready to dig in.

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Slow-Cooker Barbecue-Braised Ribs

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Slow-cooker barbecue-braised ribs

Satisfy everyone’s cravings with these succulent ribs, featuring fall-off-the-bone tenderness and a rich, smoky-sweet sauce. This mouthwatering recipe promises a heavenly feast that will have the family coming back for seconds.

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Slow-Cooker Beef Pho

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Beef pho

Pho always packs a punch and this recipe is simply outstanding. This fragrant soup is made in a slow cooker, meaning you can leave it alone to work its magic.

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Easy Slow-Cooker Red Lentil & Sweet Potato Dahl

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Easy slow-cooker red lentil & sweet potato dahl

Delight your taste buds with the flavours of this fragrant dahl, brimming with aromatic spices, velvety lentils and tender sweet potatoes. This comforting, nourishing recipe is ideal for both busy weeknights and cosy family dinners.

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Chicken ramen noodle soup with omelette

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Chicken ramen noodle soup with omelette

Learn to make ramen from scratch with this filling recipe. Packed to the brim with fresh noodles, chicken, vegetables and a flavoursome broth, it’s best enjoyed on a chilly day.

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