How To Prepare Your Valentine's Day Dinner With Your Slow-Cooker

How to Prepare Your Valentine’s Day Dinner with Your Slow-Cooker

This Valentine's Day, don't worry about channeling your inner Julia Child. Your slow-cooker will save you from the toil of kitchen work, so you have a little extra time for setting the romantic ambiance.

We've rounded up 10 of our favorite recipes to serve this Valentine's Day from roasts to pasta that are easier than they look to prepare. Choose from one of our picks for the perfect slow-cooker Valentine's Day dinner or check out even greater slow-cooker recipes, like slow-cooker chocolate cake or slow-cooker Coq au Vin Blanc to serve your special someone this holiday on the Best Recipes page.

Slow-Cooker Brisket

Relax. Let the ingredients do all the work in this warm, welcoming dish. The beer tenderizes the meat, the onion soup gives it sweetness and depth, and the chile sauce goes "Zing!" — Stephanie Pearson

For the Slow-Cooker Brisket recipe, click here.

Slow-Cooker Brown Sugar and Honey Ham

This sweet and salty ham is usually a recipe reserved for holidays when you have plenty of time to prepare, but make this special occasion treat in your slow-cooker this Valentine's Day for an over-the-top, yet simple-to-make meal.

For the Slow-Cooker Brown Sugar and Honey Ham recipe, click here.

Slow-Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

This comforting meal will be a hit this Valentine's Day if you are planning a cozy night at home. Bonus, this classic dinner can be made in your slow-cooker.

For the Slow-Cooker Chicken and Dumplings recipe, click here.

Slow-Cooker Mushroom Spinach Lasagna

For a vegetarian recipe that is sure to impress your loved one, layer mushrooms, spinach, and good quality tomato sauce with lasagna noodles.

For the Slow-Cooker Mushroom Spinach Lasagna recipe, click here.

Slow-Cooker 'Osso Buco' Stew

A stew might not sounds like a romantic meal, but this recipe for braised veal shanks is hardly ordinary. The rich broth and tender meat are sure to light up your taste buds.

For the Slow-Cooker 'Osso Buco' Stew recipe, click here.

Slow-Cooker Pork Chops with Guinness and Sautéed Escarole

There are many sweetened pork recipes out there, but this recipe is savory-lovers delight. Enjoy the intense, earthy flavor from the mushrooms and Guinness combined with thick, juicy pork chops for your special Valentine's Day dinner.

For the Slow-Cooker Pork Chops with Guinness and Sautéed Escarole recipe, click here.

Slow-Cooker Pot Roast

While most pot roast recipes use white flour to thicken the sauce, I like to purée the cooked vegetables to create a thick and satisfying gravy to serve with the roast. — Danielle Walker

For the Slow-Cooker Pot Roast recipe, click here.

Slow-Cooker Roast Chicken

Want to impress your valentine with a beautiful roast chicken, but don't have the time to babysit your meal while it roasts in the oven? This slow-cooker roast chicken is the perfect solution.
For the Slow-Cooker Roast Chicken recipe, click here.

Slow-Cooker Tarragon Chicken with Mushroom Cream Sauce

This tender chicken with a decadent cream sauce isn't your average slow-cooker meal. Serve this extraordinary chicken dinner at your special Valentine's Day dinner. 

For the Slow-Cooker Tarragon Chicken with Mushroom Cream Sauce recipe, click here.

Ultimate Slow-Cooker Pork Chops

These delicious pork chops get smothered with apples and onions. Add all of your ingredients to the slow cooker and walk away — in a few hours you'll have a hearty pork meal that would go great with a salad. — Milagros Cruz

For the Ultimate Slow-Cooker Pork Chops recipe, click here.