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9 Time-Saving Recipes for Hectic Fall Evenings

Slow cooker recipes, sheet pan dinners plus delicious ideas for using up leftovers

Jackie Freeman

Published on: September 18, 2020

9 Time-Saving Recipes for Hectic Fall Evenings

Slow cooker butternut squash soup | Credit: Two Peas and Their Pod

Slow cooker favorites for fall

Slow cookers are a busy family’s dream come true. Simply place your ingredients in the pot in the morning and enjoy a  warm and filling meal that is ready to serve at dinner time. You can save even more time in the morning by prepping all of your ingredients the night before and keeping them in the fridge. Pro tip: Learn all of our slow cooker tricks

1. Slow cooker butternut squash soup with maple-roasted chickpeas

Butternut squash is packed with vitamins C and E and one cup has more potassium than a banana. Two Peas and Their Pod's recipes utilizes apples to provide a natural sweetness to the soup that no kid can resist.

2. Slow cooker spaghetti bolognese

Spend With Pennies' recipe cooks up a large batch of this easy Bolognese to have some for dinner tonight over your favorite pasta. Freeze the leftovers in family-sized portions for a couple more easy dinners a few weeks from now.

3. Slow cooker crustless pizza

Yes, you read right: pizza — in the slow cooker! This recipe from Moms With Crockpots takes 10 minutes to prep (with four hours in the slow cooker) and is bound to please all ages.

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