Photo: Jennifer Causey

Stay warm this fall with comforting curries, creamy soups, and warm stews, all with the ease of a slow cooker. 

Arielle Weg
September 18, 2017

As the leaves begin to change and the temperature slowly drops, it gets harder to hold onto those final flavors of summer. As the weather changes, so do your cravings, which makes it increasingly difficult to eat clean. The desire for a perfectly grilled chicken breast served up next to bright, summer veggies is long gone, and suddenly everything you want is heavy, warm, and ladled into bowls.

Winter weight gain may seem inevitable, but it doesn't have to be. We've compiled a list of our top-10 favorite slow-cooker recipes, so you can have your comfort food and stay fit too.

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Photo: Caitlin Bensel

Sweet Potato and Red Lentil Curry

Hearty sweet potatoes and lentils are perfectly balanced with light and creamy coconut milk in this spicy vegetarian curry.

Photo: Caitlin Bensel

Slow Cooker Santa Fe Meatloaf

A little spice and a whole lot of tender meat and cheese, this is the ultimate blend of an American favorite with Mexican flavor.

Photo: Victor Protasio

Slow Cooker Thai Beef Curry

This next-level beef stew gets its warming aroma from bold curry paste and fish sauce.

Photo: Iain Bagwell

Slow Cooker Chicken, Bacon, and Potato Soup

Meaty bacon and chicken create cozy flavor, while bright carrots and spinach keep the dish light.

Photo: Jennifer Causey

Slow Cooker Chicken Posole

Imagine a spicy, Mexican chili and a soothing chicken soup in one perfect dish.

Photo: Greg Dupree

Slow Cooker Korean Pork Lettuce Wraps

The crisp lettuce leaves are the perfect balance to the warm umami flavors of white miso, ginger, and Sriracha.

Photo: Jennifer Causey

Slow Cooker Beef-and-Barley Stew

The slow cooker is the perfect tool for tender beef, chewy barley, and comforting gravy-like sauce.

Photo: Jennifer Causey

Slow Cooker Chicken Congee

A classic Chinese comfort food comes to your kitchen with a spicy Thai chile kick.

Photo: Jennifer Causey

Slow Cooker Beef and Sweet Potato Chili

Leaving the sweet potato skin on makes for an easy prep, just toss in and you’ll get a toasty chili for an autumn night in.

Photo: Jennifer Causey

Blackberry-Peach Slow Cooker Crumble

Dig into the ultimate comfy fall dessert treat by using any leftover summer fruit.