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Better Together: Our Favorite Slow-Cooker Meat and Potato Pairings

Save on time and effort with these five flavorful dinner pairings, starring slow-cooker meats that simmer all day and tater recipes that are ready in 20 minutes or less!
classic slow cooker meat loaf and cheesy broccoli mashed potatoes

1.  Classic Slow-Cooker Meat Loaf + Cheesy Broccoli Mashed Potatoes 

No doubt about it: This combo will please meat-and-potato purists. We took our classic meat loaf recipe and adapted it for the slow cooker, then paired it with cheesy broccoli mashers. Starting your potatoes with Betty Crocker™ loaded mashed potatoes saves you time and effort, going from stove to table in a mere 15 minutes.

slow cooker buffalo chicken sandwiches and creamy ranch mashed potatoes

2.  Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches + Creamy Ranch Mashed Potatoes 

Hot sauce and blue cheese add depth and subtle spice to these five-ingredient slow-cooker sandwiches. Pair with Betty Crocker™ homestyle creamy butter & herb mashed potatoes, jazzed up with ranch dressing and crumbled bacon, for a flavor-packed meal everyone will love.

slow cooker taco spiced turkey and pepper jack bacon mashers

3.  Slow-Cooker Taco-Spiced Turkey + Pepper Jack Bacon Mashers 

Speedy Betty Crocker™ homestyle creamy butter potatoes get a tasty kick from shredded pepper jack cheese making them the perfect complement to taco-spiced turkey breast. Leftover turkey and ‘taters would taste great wrapped in a flour burrito shell!

slow cooker barbecued ribs and pesto potato salad

4.  Slow-Cooker Barbecue Ribs + Pesto Potato Salad

Enjoy a backyard grill favorite indoors with our top-rated slow-cooker ribs recipe! Serve with a scoop of pesto-potato salad, ready to serve in a quick 10 minutes, and a fresh green salad, for a hearty, summery meal.

slow cooker beef bourguignon and asiago pesto mashed potatoes

5.  Slow-Cooker Beef Bourguignon + Asiago-Pesto Mashed Potatoes

No reservations are required for this restaurant-quality dinner! Feast at home on a rich beef roast with a side of Asiago-pesto mashed potatoes. Don’t want to splurge on Asiago? Swap it out for your favorite cheese!

Even better? Right now you can save $.50 off the purchase of two when you buy any flavor box or pouch of Betty Crocker™ Potatoes—excluding Potato Buds™. You’ll just need to use your existing store loyalty account to add the offers to your card(s). Get help or read our FAQ.

Looking for even more everyday meals? Betty’s got every recipe you could ever need, whether you’re looking for a slow-cooker dinner to plan ahead, a lightened-up dinner or the latest dinner recipes from the Betty Crocker Test Kitchens.