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45 Italian-Inspired Recipes to Make in Your Slow Cooker

Settle in for the night with one of these Italian slow-cooker recipes. We've got it all from classic dishes to Italian-inspired takes.

Slow-Cooker Italian Pot Roast

This slow-cooker Italian...


Slow-Cooker Polenta

This Italian classic is so simple to make, you can now make it any night of the week. —Elisabeth Matelski,...


Slow-Cooker Italian Chicken

My father used to love it when I made this slow-cooker Italian chicken. Since it includes a flavorful tomato sauce,...


Slow-Cooker Spumoni Cake

I created this spumoni cake for a holiday potluck one year. It has become my most requested dessert. If you...

Slow-Cooker Minestrone

There's nothing quite like the comfort of warm homemade soup, and it's even better when your slow cooker does most...


Vegan Cabbage Soup

Comforting soups that simmer all day long are staples on cool, busy days. For a heartier version, stir in canned...

Beefy Minestrone

I know lots of minestrone recipes don't contain meat, but my husband thinks a meal is only a meal if...


Weekday Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken cooked “cacciatore” means a dish prepared “hunter-style” with tomatoes, mushrooms, onions and seasonings. We add a touch of white...


Italian Meatballs and Sausages

Here’s a wonderful appetizer for the big game or any family function. Very easy to prepare and also very tasty....


Cheesy Bruschetta Spread

Every bite of this cheesy dip delivers tons of flavor. I have been asked over and over again for the...

Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup

When my husband and kids tried this soup, they all had to have seconds. Now they're happy anytime I put...


Marinara-Mozzarella Dip

Talk about easy! With three ingredients and two loaves of baguette-style French bread, this marinara mozzarella dip is an easy...


Slow-Cooked Pizzaiola Meat Loaf

I like to add Italian Castelvetrano olives to the meat loaf mixture in this recipe. They're bright green, very mild...


Slow-Cooker Short Rib Ragu over Pappardelle

An irresistible sauce gives this beef another dimension of flavor. Nearly any starchy side, such as potatoes or polenta, will...


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Slow-Cooker Chicken Parmesan

s my love making this satisfying dish--it's easy and elegant, and the slow cooker minimizes my time in the kitchen....

Slow-Cooker Caponata

This Italian eggplant dip preps quickly and actually gets better as it stands. Serve it warm or at room temperature....


Pesto Bean Soup

This is one of my favorite vegetarian recipes, especially on those cold winter evenings. I make large batches and freeze...


Slow-Cooker Clam Sauce

Serve this delectable clam sauce as a hot dip for holiday get-togethers. The sauce is bright and fresh with pasta,...


Turkey & Pork Meatballs

Treat yourself to homemade meatballs, already simmering in sauce, at the end of a busy day. —Suzanne Wagg, Madison, Maine


Slow Cooker Pizza Fondue

I keep these dip ingredients on hand for spur-of-the-moment gatherings. Folks can't resist chewy bread cubes coated with a savory...


Chicken Veggie Soup

This satisfying veggie soup hits the spot at lunch or dinner. Add a side salad and some whole grain bread...


Slow-Cooker Lasagna Soup

Every fall and winter, our staff has a soup rotation. I have modified this recipe so I can prep it...


Garlic Green Beans with Gorgonzola

I updated this green bean holiday side dish by adding a touch of white wine, fresh thyme and green onions....

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Herbed Chicken and Shrimp

Tender chicken and shrimp make a flavorful combination that's easy to prepare, yet elegant enough to serve at a dinner...


Mushroom Chicken Cacciatore

Jane Bone from Cape Coral, Florida gives an Italian treatment to chicken by slow-cooking it in a zesty tomato sauce...


Italian Chicken Chili

Though the list of ingredients may seem long, this recipe from Genise Krause of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin takes just 20...


Slow-Cooker Veggie Lasagna

This “veggie-licious“ alternative to traditional lasagna makes use of slow-cooker convenience. I suggest using chunky spaghetti sauce. —Laura Davister, Little...


Robust Italian Sausage & Pasta

Sit back and let the slow cooker do the hard work with this savory main dish. Since you don't cook...


Slow-Cooked Italian Meatballs

What I love about these meatballs is that they can be served as an appetizer right out of the slow...