As we head into the final weeks of 2016, I want to take a moment to share the most popular slow cooker recipes of the year with you.
I so enjoy putting these posts together, as they give me a chance to revisit favorites from throughout the year, and to re-read your comments about the recipes!
Your comments, here and on Instagram, completely make my day, and there's nothing better than hearing that you (and your family) are enjoying a recipe and finding it easy to prepare.
That is, after all, why I do this, and I want to thank you for following and cooking along!
And now, here they are: the posts you clicked on, pinned, shared, and commented on the most this year. Here are the Most Popular Real Food Slow Cooker Recipes of 2016!
vg: vegan | v: vegetarian | gf: gluten-free | df: dairy-free | p: paleo
10 | Slow Cooker Citrus Chicken (Pollo Asado) (gf, df, p, ff)
"Eek! I just made this and it turned out PERFECT! I can't wait to eat the rest this week, and make it for years to come!" -Nastacia
9 | Slow Cooker Enchilada Quinoa (gf, df, v, vg, ff)
"I made this tonight and it's simply wonderful. I made it as posted, and wouldn't change a thing. I have leftovers for lunch for the week, too. Later in the week, I plan on serving it over an open avocado. YUM!" -Valerie
8 | Slow Cooker Refried Bean Tacos (gf, df, v, vg, ff)
"These are amazing! I will never eat refried beans another way again! My kids loved them too. Thank you!" -Melissa
7 | Slow Cooker Balsamic Tomato Basil Pulled Chicken (gf, df, p)
"Made this and it was a winner! I served it over quinoa. My husband who normally doesn't eat tomatoes and thinks quinoa is a vegetable even enjoyed it. Thanks for the recipe :)" -Ashley O.
4 | 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Chicken (gf, df, p, ff)
"Made this for meals this week . . . the hubby and I are trying to get back on the "better choices wagon" and this made it an easy and delicious choice to make. I thank you for another recipe added to our rotation!" @katypatterson99 via Instagram
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3 | 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Fajita Salsa Chicken (gf, df, p, ff)
"I made this for dinner last night. It was delicious. I made it a freezer meal by freezing the chicken, peppers and salt together in a bag, and then adding the salsa when I put it in the slow cooker. It was a fantastic meal! I am working my way through most of your recipes right now, they are all delicious! Thank you so much for this blog and the recipes!" -Sheilina
2 | Slow Cooker Creamy Potato Corn Chowder (Dairy-Free) (gf, df, v, vg, ff)
"Made this on Sunday, froze the leftovers and am already craving it again so I went ahead and pulled it out of the freezer to have tomorrow. It's so creamy and the color is beautiful." -Meredith
1 | Slow Cooker Chicken, Kale & Sweet Potato Stew (gf, df, p, ff)
"I'm doing a Whole30 and even though it's summertime, I can't get enough soup! This mix put together some of my favorite foods! The chicken turned out to be so tender and the veggies softened perfectly. Yum!" -Elle