15 Crockpot Recipes for Winter + A Crockpot Meat Marinara You'll Love (Recipe)

With the holidays approaching and cold weather already here for many parts of the world, it's time for those comforting meals that we love so much. The problem is that many of them take hours to make. Thanks to the crockpot, or any slow cooking gadget, we can have our favorite comfort foods without doing barely any work. Today, we're bringing you a round-up of crockpot recipes to add to your meal planning as well as a Meat Marinara recipe that was a huge hit.

Butternut Squash Soup - The Everygirl
Cheesy Crockpot Tortellini - Belle of the Kitchen
Creamy Potato Soup - The Girl Who Ate Everything
Crockpot Braised Beef Ragu with Polenta - Pinch of Yum
Crockpot Brown Sugar Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin - Food52
Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup - Lauren's Latest
Crockpot Chicken Wild Rice Soup - Pinch of Yum
Crockpot Meatballs - The Lean Green Bean
Crockpot White Chicken Chili - Diethood
Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup - Cooking Classy
Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowl - No. 2 Pencil
Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies - Damn Delicious
Slow Cooker Lasagna - Tastes Better From Scratch
Slow Cooker Pot Roast - Martha Stewart
Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup - Creme de la Crumb

And now for the Meat Marinara. This was a huge hit in my house. The pickiest of picky eaters had three bowls! That says a lot. Make sure to follow me on Pinterest for more food inspiration!

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Crockpot Meat Marinara
A delicious and satisfying meal for the busiest of nights that takes almost no effort.
  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 2.5 cups Tomato Sauce
  • 15 ounces Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, smashed
  • 1/2 Onion, diced
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 4 Basil Leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Parsley, dried
  • 2 teaspoons Thyme, dried
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano, dried
  • 1 pound Spaghetti
Brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat. Place cooked meat in a crockpot with all the other ingredients except for the spaghetti. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 1.5-2.5 hours. Right before you're ready to eat, boil a pot of salted water and cook spaghetti. Drain pasta and add to the marinara. Toss to combine and serve.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8 servings