It’s too cold to not.

By Morgan Goldberg
January 13, 2017
© Sarah Bolla

This winter, your slow cooker will be your best friend. Some quick preparation in the morning and by dinnertime you’ll have a delicious, warming meal. Here, 15 ways to best use your slow cooker this month.

1. Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts

© Abby Hocking

Cookbook author Sarah DiGregorio slowly simmers chicken breasts in seasoned olive oil until they're wonderfully juicy and flavorful.

2. Slow Cooker Sweet Paprika Chicken Tacos

© Sarah Bolla

Tacos are never a bad idea especially especially with tender, flavorful chicken.

3. Slow Cooked Duck with Green Olives and Herbes de Provence

This is the most forgiving and delicious duck recipe you'll ever find.

4. Slow Cooker Barbecued Pulled Pork

You can still eat barbecue in the winter with this tender pork recipe.

5. Slow Cooker Korean Beef Stew with Napa Cabbage and Pickles

Napa cabbage and thinly-sliced sour pickles add texture and tang to this hearty stew. 

6. Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff with Garganelli Pasta

© Sarah Bolla

We love this take on the traditional Russian dish.

7. Slow Cooker Bolognese