Few things are better during the cold autumn and winter months than coming home to a warm, savory meal. And a delicious meal that is ready for you to eat as soon as you get home from your busy day is even better. For those chilly weekdays when you just want an easy but filling dinner, these four slow cooker stew and soup recipes are our favorite choices:
Cozy up to a delicious bowl of soup with an autumn twist. This slow cooker recipe from Chelsea’s Messy Apron is the perfect meal to end a chilly fall day. Quinoa and chicken breasts add plenty of in protein and butternut squash makes this soup hearty and filling! If you’re conscientious about sodium intake, be sure to get low sodium chicken broth and consider making your own fajita seasoning instead of buying a store bought pack!
This creamy chicken corn chowder from Two Healthy Kitchens is the epitome of comfort food. Throw the ingredients in your slow cooker first thing in the morning and your work is done. You’re left with a warm, creamy soup that will warm you right up and fill your stomach. Be sure to check out the notes before and after the recipe for tips on ensuring your ingredients are healthy and not high in sugar or fat!
Chilly days mean perfect weather for a bowl of chili, and not just any chili, but this delicious pumpkin chili from the blog of Life Made Sweeter! This recipe includes savory autumn ingredients like sweet potato and pumpkin as well as plenty of beans and optional added protein from ground turkey or beef. It’s a unique, fall twist on a classic soup that the whole family will love.
Beef stew is a staple dish during these colder fall and winter months. However, many beef stew recipes include added gluten to thicken up the broth. Not this recipe from A Dash Of Megnut’s blog, though! Perfect for those trying out the Whole 30 diet, this recipe is both gluten and dairy free. The best part? You can easily throw the ingredients together in the morning before work and come home to a hearty and comforting dinner!