No muss, no fuss (no meat).
When we last rounded up our best slow-cooker recipes, we may have gone a little meat-heavy. But for good reason: Slow cookers are a godsend when it comes to breaking down tough, cheaper cuts of meat like brisket and shoulder into soft, luscious dinners. I can't stop making old-fashioned meals like beef stroganoff in mine, for instance. (Can you?)
But when community member Ann S. commented, "I wish this list included some nice vegetarian slow-cooker options. After all, people who don't eat meat also like to solo-binge TV, too," many others echoed her sentiment.
So we're coming back to the Crock-Pot, this time armed with hearty, soul-satisfying vegetarian recipes for soups, stews, and even slow-cooker artichokes (who knew?). All ideal accompaniments to your next stay-at-home Netflix binge. Because everyone could use a break, a little set-it-and-forget-it cooking to get through the workweek.
As for me? I'll be relying on Hal (my slow cooker) to simmer away the butternut squash shakshuka recipe below, while I spend my evening on what really matters: binging my latest obsession, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
What TV shows are you watching these days?
Recipes excerpted from Better Homes and Gardens Fast or Slow and EatingWell Soups © 2018 by Meredith Corporation. Photography © 2018 by Meredith Corporation. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.
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