30 Lovely Valentine’s Day Slow Cooker Recipes (2024)

Home Recipes Meal Types Desserts

30 Lovely Valentine’s Day Slow Cooker Recipes (1)

ByEmily Racette Parulski

Taste of Home's Editorial Process

Updated: Mar. 14, 2018

    These slow cooker recipes will help you out this Valentine’s Day by cooking dinner for your special someone while you finish wrapping the perfect gift.

    1/30

    2/30

    Taste of Home

    Mushroom Pork Ragout

    Savory slow-cooked pork is luscious served in a delightful tomato gravy over noodles. It’s a nice change from regular pork roast. I serve it with broccoli or green beans on the side. —Connie McDowell, Greenwood, Delaware

    Go to Recipe

    3/30

    Red Clam Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home

    Red Clam Sauce

    This recipe tastes like an Italian restaurant specialty and cooks while you take care of other things. What a marvelous way to jazz up pasta sauce! —JoAnn Brown, Latrobe, Pennsylvania

    Go to Recipe

    4/30

    Molten Mocha Cake

    When I first made my decadent slow-cooker chocolate cake, my husband's and daughter's expressions said it all. Now it's one of my daughter's favorites. Later, I gave one of these cakes to our next-door neighbors. Turns out their teenage son, who'd answered the door, ate the whole thing without telling anyone else about it! —Aimee Fortney, Fairview, Tennessee

    Go to Recipe

    5/30

    6/30

    Slow-Cooker Beef Tips Recipe photo by Taste of Home

    Slow-Cooker Beef Tips

    As a busy mom, I love my slow-cooker meals! Beef tips remind me of a childhood favorite. I make this slow-cooker beef tips recipe with mushrooms and red wine, then serve over brown rice, noodles or mashed potatoes. —Amy Lents, Grand Forks, North Dakota

    Go to Recipe

    7/30

    Taste of Home

    Chutney-Glazed Carrots

    Carrots slow-cooked with chutney, Dijon and ginger make a zippy side for a barbecue or potluck. We love serving these carrots with grilled chicken or beef roast. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada

    Go to Recipe

    8/30

    Taste of Home

    Slow-Cooker Salmon

    I love this slow-cooker salmon recipe because it's healthy and almost effortless. The salmon always cooks to perfection! —Erin Chilcoat, Central Islip, New York

    9/30

    Taste of Home

    Slow Cooker Spiced Poached Pears

    Some of the many reasons I love this dessert recipe are: it's on the healthy side; it's easy to make; the recipe can be mostly prepared in advance of company arriving; and the presentation is lovely.—Jill Mant, Denver, Colorado

    Go to Recipe

    10/30

    Wine-Braised Chicken with Pearl Onions

    This is a family favorite handed down from my grandmother in London. She made it for every family gathering. It was always the first food to go on the table and the first one to disappear. —Wayne Barnes, Montgomery, Alabama

    Go to Recipe

    11/30

    Slow-Cooker Cheesy White Lasagna Recipe photo by Taste of Home

    Slow-Cooker Cheesy White Lasagna

    Here’s my best version of my favorite food—lasagna! The recipe is a winner, so it’s worth the extra prep. You’ll have plenty of time to plan side dishes while the main dish is cooking. —Suzanne Smith, Bluffton, Indiana

    Go to Recipe

    12/30

    Slow-Cooker Boeuf Bourguignon Recipe photo by Taste of Home

    Slow-Cooker Boeuf Bourguignon

    I’d wanted to make boeuf bourguignon (beef Burgundy) ever since I got one of Julia Child’s cookbooks, but I wanted to find a way to fix it in a slow cooker. My slow-cooker boeuf bourguignon is still rich, hearty and delicious, but there's no need to watch it on the stovetop or in the oven. —Crystal Jo Bruns, Iliff, Colorado

    Go to Recipe

    13/30

    Citrus-Herb Pork Roast

    The genius combination of seasonings and citrus in this tender roast reminds us why we cherish tasty recipes. It's nice to serve with hot noodles to soak up any extra citrus gravy. —Laura Brodine, Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Go to Recipe

    14/30

    Seafood Cioppino Recipe photo by Taste of Home

    Seafood Cioppino

    If you're looking for a great seafood recipe for your slow cooker, this classic fish stew is just the ticket. It's brimming with clams, crab, fish and shrimp, and it is fancy enough to be an elegant meal. —Lisa Moriarty, Wilton, New Hampshire

    Go to Recipe

    15/30

    Taste of Home

    Slow-Cooked Cherry Pork Chops

    I mixed and matched several recipes to come up with this one. I'm always happy to adapt recipes for my slow cooker. It's so easy to prepare a meal that way. —Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas

    Go to Recipe

    16/30

    Slow-Cooked Minestrone Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home

    Slow-Cooked Minestrone Soup

    When this colorful minestrone has about 30 minutes left to cook, I add the macaroni. Then there's time to make some garlic bread and a simple salad. —Kara de la Vega, Santa Rosa, California

    17/30

    Italian Chicken Chardonnay Recipe photo by Taste of Home

    Italian Chicken Chardonnay

    One day I needed to have dinner ready when we walked in the door after work and school. I altered a skillet dish that my family likes, creating this delicious slow-cooker meal. It's perfect for a weeknight but nice enough for company too. —Judy Armstrong, Prairieville, Louisiana

    Go to Recipe

    18/30

    Taste of Home

    Thai Coconut Beef

    My husband and I love Thai food, but going out on weeknights can be challenging with busy schedules. I wanted to create a Thai-inspired dinner that could double as an easy lunch the following day. The beef is fantastic in this dish, but chicken or pork would be equally delicious! —Ashley Lecker, Green Bay, Wisconsin

    Go to Recipe

    19/30

    Taste of Home

    Chicken Mole

    If you’re not familiar with chicken mole (pronounced mo-LAY), don’t be afraid of this versatile Mexican sauce. I love sharing this chicken mole recipe because it’s a great one to experiment with. —Darlene Morris, Franklinton, Louisiana

    Go to Recipe

    20/30

    Taste of Home

    Sausage-Stuffed Flank Steak

    As part of a prize I won for a recipe contest, I received a slow cooker. I hadn’t used one in years, so I didn’t have any recipes on hand. This tasty beef was my first creation, and it was a hit with my family. —Julie Merriman, Seattle, Washington

    Go to Recipe

    21/30

    Slow-Cooked Moroccan Chicken

    Herbs and spices really work their magic on plain chicken in this dish, and the dried fruit adds an exotic touch. —Kathy Morgan, Ridgefield, Washington

    Go to Recipe

    22/30

    23/30

    Slow-Cooker Ratatouille

    Not only does this classic recipe make a phenomenal side dish, you can also serve it with sliced French bread for a warm and easy appetizer. Try it in the summer with your garden-fresh vegetables. —Jolene Walters, North Miami, Florida

    Go to Recipe

    24/30

    Taste of Home

    Burgundy Pears

    These warm spiced pears elevate slow cooking to a new level of elegance, yet they're incredibly easy to make. Your friends won't believe this fancy-looking dessert came from a slow cooker. —Elizabeth Hanes, Peralta, New Mexico

    Go to Recipe

    25/30

    Chocolaty Peanut Clusters

    I turn to my slow cooker to prepare these convenient chocolate treats. Making candies couldn't be any easier! —Pam Posey, Waterloo, South Carolina

    Go to Recipe

    26/30

    Taste of Home

    Tomato Balsamic Chicken

    I came up with this saucy chicken during a particularly busy holiday season. As new parents, my husband and I both appreciate having a go-to dinner that's easy, homemade and delicious. —Anne Colvin, Chicago, Illinois

    Go to Recipe

    27/30

    Taste of Home

    Slow-Cooker Pepper Steak

    Pepper steak is one of my favorite dishes, but sometimes the beef can be tough. This recipe solves that problem! The slow cooker keeps things simple and makes the meat very tender. I've stored leftovers in one big resealable bag and also in individual portions for quick lunches. —Julie Rhine, Zelienople, Pennsylvania

    Go to Recipe

    28/30

    Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home

    Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

    There's nothing better than this comforting bread pudding recipe on a cold, wintry day. The bourbon sauce makes the dessert taste special, but it's so easy to prepare—the slow cooker does most of the work! —Hope Johnson, Youngwood, Pennsylvania

    Go to Recipe

    29/30

    Slow-Roasted Chicken with Vegetables

    Even a beginner cook could make this slow cooked chicken and have it turn out perfectly. This recipe could not be easier. A few minutes of prep and you'll come home to a delicious dinner. —Anita Bell, Hermitage, Tennessee

    Go to Recipe

    30/30

    Taste of Home

    Contest-Winning Chicken Cacciatore

    My husband and I own and operate a busy farm. There are days when there's just no time left for cooking! It's really nice to be able to come into the house at night and smell this wonderful slow cooker chicken cacciatore. —Aggie Arnold-Norman, Liberty, Pennsylvania

    Go to Recipe

    Originally Published: January 02, 2018

    Author

    Emily Racette Parulski

    As a senior editor, Emily manages Taste of Home’s newsletter and promotions team and edits digital content. She has been writing and editing food and lifestyle content professionally for more than a decade. When she’s not working, Emily can be found in her kitchen baking something sweet or enjoying a scoop of frozen custard somewhere in Milwauk...

    Read More

    30 Lovely Valentine’s Day Slow Cooker Recipes (29)

    30 Lovely Valentine’s Day Slow Cooker Recipes (2024)
    Top Articles
    Latest Posts
    Article information

    Author: Chrissy Homenick

    Last Updated:

    Views: 5830

    Rating: 4.3 / 5 (54 voted)

    Reviews: 85% of readers found this page helpful

    Author information

    Name: Chrissy Homenick

    Birthday: 2001-10-22

    Address: 611 Kuhn Oval, Feltonbury, NY 02783-3818

    Phone: +96619177651654

    Job: Mining Representative

    Hobby: amateur radio, Sculling, Knife making, Gardening, Watching movies, Gunsmithing, Video gaming

    Introduction: My name is Chrissy Homenick, I am a tender, funny, determined, tender, glorious, fancy, enthusiastic person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.