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Betty’s Best Spring Slow-Cooker Recipes

Get into the spring of things with fresh weeknight dinners, simple side dishes and entertaining ideas—made easy with a slow cooker.

Spring has sprung! The air is warmer, the days are longer and with Betty’s help, the recipes are easier. From weeknight dinners and side dishes to entertaining ideas and desserts, these spring-perfect recipes are bursting with fresh flavor, and best of all—the practically make themselves. All you have to do is a little bit of prep work and the slow cooker takes care of the rest. slow cooker bacon ranch chicken and pasta
Slow-Cooker Bacon-Ranch Chicken and Pasta 

Few dishes have the crowd-pleasing power of pasta, and with just 10 minutes of prep time, this bacon-and-ranch version couldn’t be easier.

slow cooker new potatoes and spring vegetables
Slow-Cooker New Potatoes and Spring Vegetables 

If spring had an official taste, we’re pretty sure this would be it. The perfect mix of new potatoes, baby carrots and asparagus, combined with lemon, dill and Dijon mustard make this seemingly simple recipe taste sublime. We especially love it with Balsamic-Glazed Grilled Chicken Breasts or Pan-Seared Sirloin Steak.

slow cooker southern style ham
Slow-Cooker Southern-Style Ham 

Spring is a time of many celebrations—Easter, Mother’s Day, graduation—so it’s a good idea to have a few simple crowd-ready recipes like this five-star ham at the ready.

slow cooker pineapple upside down cake
Slow-Cooker Pineapple Upside Down Cake 

Slow cooking this classic cake frees up your oven for other dishes, making it the perfect finale to a springtime dinner party with friends. For an extra-special touch, top each piece with a dollop of homemade whipped cream.

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