Winter weather is quickly approaching and if you haven’t already enjoyed your first snow of the season, you probably won’t have to wait much longer. One of our favorite things about wintertime is that it’s the perfect time of the year to pull out your slow cooker. Not only does it make cooking dinner simple, but it also provides warm, comforting meals that are perfect for the colder temperatures. We’ve pulled together five of our favorite slow cooker recipes that are scaled down to fewer servings – perfect for truck drivers on the road:
Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice (https://onedishkitchen.com/slow-cooker-red-beans-and-rice-for-one/)
This recipe brings together traditional rice and beans and adds in vegetables, smoked sausage, and tons of Louisiana flavor.
Crock Pot Chili (https://www.101cookingfortwo.com/crock-pot-chili/)
Who doesn’t love a good chili? This dish is easy to modify according to your tastes. Like it spicy? Add more seasonings. Want to lighten it up a little? Try ground turkey instead of beef. You can also adjust the number of servings in this recipe according to how much leftovers you’d like for the rest of the week.
Slow-Cooked Sunday Chicken (https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/slow-cooked-sunday-chicken/)
Hearty vegetables, chicken so good it’s falling off the bone, and just a touch of bacon – this dish is sure to hit the spot. Tip: substitute chicken broth for the bouillon granules and water.
Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli (https://www.tablefortwoblog.com/take-out-fake-out-beef-broccoli-crockpot/)
Craving takeout? Save the calories (and your money) with this delicious beef and broccoli dish.
Veggie Meatball Soup (https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/veggie-meatball-soup-for-3/)
They say that soup is good for the soul and we tend to agree! Really any soup recipe can be modified for your slow cooker. However, we love this unique and easy recipe that’s sure to warm you up on a cold evening.
It’s so easy to pull your ingredients together at home ahead of time and then dump everything in your slow cooker the day you’re ready to make each meal. Let us know which recipes you try and what you think!