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6 essential slow cooker recipes to cozy up your autumn

6 essential slow cooker recipes to cozy up your autumn

Time to dust off those sweaters and polish off those boots. October is here and, at least here in the heartland, there is a chill in the air. As the cold settles in and the days get shorter, we just want to snuggle up in front of the fire with a warm, home-cooked meal. Here are six of our favorite slow cooker recipes to get you through those crisp fall nights.

Crock pot chicken pot pie

Nothing says classic like chicken pot pie, and here we share a recipe straight from our own treasure trove. Serve hot and paired with tea biscuits for a simple and creative take on a classic.

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Jalapeño popper white chicken chili

The jalapeños in this chicken chili add just the right amount of kick. Top with cheese, sour cream, and guacamole and serve alone or with tortilla chips for a perfect football Sunday meal.

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Spicy and creamy pumpkin soup

What better way to honor a favorite fall ingredient than with the ultimate cold weather comfort food.  

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Rosemary garlic beef stew

As the recipe states, this stew requires some extra legwork before the meat can go in the slow cooker, but browning the seasoned meat with sautéed garlic adds to the rich flavor. 

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Three-ingredient chicken tacos

We love easy recipes and nothing says simple like an ingredient list with just three items. This savory chicken comes strongly recommended by a friend and can be served with taco shells or even rice and a side of veggies.

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Vegetarian crockpot lasagna

We love lasagna any time of year, but all that cheesy goodness tastes even better on a crisp fall day. Top with some fresh parsley and grated parmesan for an instant cold weather favorite. 

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