We love any excuse to whip up a good meal and spoil our significant others. The fastest way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, after all. If you're looking for a delicious and effortless way to cook a special meal for your loved one, a slow cooker can be a lifesaver. Pop open a good wine, toss in the ingredients, and enjoy spending time together while your slow cooker does the work!
Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon: This classic French dish is made with tender chunks of beef, red wine, bacon, mushrooms, onions, and garlic, making it a rich and flavorful meal that is perfect for a romantic dinner. It’s arguably the recipe on this list that will take a while to cook, but we’re huge fans of this one from The Recipe Critic! Your significant other will be wowed by the melt-in-your-mouth beef and the rich sauce that comes from the longer cook time.
Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo: Carbs are always romantic, if you ask us! This creamy pasta dish is made with chicken, heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, and seasonings, creating a rich and comforting meal that is sure to impress your significant other. This recipe from Valentina’s Corner can be ready in about 4.5 hours.
Slow Cooker Coq au Vin: Yes, another French recipe, but can you blame us? They’re the go-to culture for romantic cuisine! This traditional French dish is made with chicken, bacon, mushrooms, onions, red wine, and thyme, creating a delicious and sophisticated meal that is perfect for a special occasion. We’ve got a duo recipe that’s perfect for your CrockPockets! This one from Half Baked Harvest is coq au vin and some creamy parmesan garlic mashed potatoes.
Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin with Apples & Onions: This hearty dish might not be what you’d immediately think of as romantic, but it’s certainly impressive. You’ll combine a tender pork tenderloin, apple cider, sweet apples, tangy onions, honey, rosemary, and garlic, creating a sweet and savory meal that is sure to satisfy. (This recipe from A Spicy Perspective is great to follow!)
Slow Cooker Vegetable Lasagna: For a vegetarian option, this delicious lasagna is chock full of goodness! This recipe from Pinch of Yum uses layers of pasta, vegetables, cheese, and marinara sauce, making it a hearty and flavorful meal that is perfect for a romantic dinner. (Reminder: with CrockPockets, you can prep vegetarian or vegan options for a bunch of meals you’d find online! And you can cook them simultaneously without dirtying up even more pots and pans.)
No matter what recipe you choose, using a slow cooker is a great way to make a delicious and romantic meal for your loved one. With CrockPockets, you can double the meals prepared in your slow cooker by making the most of the cook space. The BPA free silicone is easy to clean and keeps your slow cooker liner clean, too.