When fall arrives, that means there's pumpkins to pick, leaves to rake and Halloween candy to eat.

So instead of wasting precious time in front of the stove, whip up these slow-cooker recipes made with hearty, seasonal ingredients. They basically cook themselves.

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Teriyaki

Takeout, shmakeout.

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Crock-pot braised Red Wine Short Ribs with Cheddar Potato Pirogues

Further proof that wine makes everything better.

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Slow-Cooker Breakfast Casserole

It’ll be ready just as your brunch guests arrive.

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Slow-Cooker Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Here’s what to do with your farmers’ market haul.

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Slow-Cooker Eggplant Parmesan

A filling, cool-weather favorite.

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Slow-Cooker Pork Carnitas

Use them in tacos. Don’t forget the hot sauce. 

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Slow-Cooker Thai Pumpkin Soup

Transform your Halloween decorations into dinner.

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Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

Slow-Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

Save this for game night.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Piccata

Slow-Cooker Chicken Piccata

Serve it with rice, a salad or, our personal favorite, pasta.

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Slow-Cooker Garlic Parmesan Potatoes

A satisfying side that goes with everything from fish to pork.

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Slow-Cooker Thai Chicken Soup

Added bonus: It’ll make your house smell incredible.

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Slow Cooker Baked Beans

Slow-Cooker Baked Beans

The longer they cook, the better they taste.

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Slow-Cooker Minestrone Soup

The ultimate rainy day dinner.

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Slow Cooker Frittata

Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Frittata

Oh, six people are coming over for breakfast? No prob.

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Slow-Cooker Spicy Beef Tortellini Soup

Our motto: Pasta makes everything better.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Enchillada

Slow-Cooker Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Give Taco Tuesday a makeover.

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Crock-pot Philly Cheesesteaks

Alllll the creativity points.

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Slow-Cooker Turkey, Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili

Just as filling as regular chili but with a fraction of the saturated fat and calories.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

It sounds complicated, but it’s deceptively simple to make. 

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Slow-Cooker Honey Buffalo Meatballs

Make a huge batch and eat them all week.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Slow-Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

The ultimate cold and flu remedy.

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Slow-Cooker Four-Cheese Macaroni

Have you ever seen anything more beautiful?

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Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken recipe

Slow-Cooker Pulled Chicken

Is it possible to have a crush on a sandwich? Because we’re definitely swooning over this guy.

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