These soups and stews are the definition of cozy. While the weather is still chilly, do yourself a favor and break out the crock pot and cook one of these great recipes. Filling, hearty meals like these only take a little bit of prep work while the slow cooker does all the rest, so you can sit back, catch a movie, and a fantastic dinner will still be on the table when you want it to be. What could be better than that?

Crock Pot Taco Soup from Little Leopard Book

Crock Pot Taco Soup from Little Leopard Book

Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup from Tracey's Culinary Adventures

Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup from Tracey's Culinary Adventures

Korean Spicy Chicken Stew from Korean Bapsang

Korean Spicy Chicken Stew from Korean Bapsang

Sausage, Kale, and Bean Soup in the Crock Pot from A Full Measure of Happiness

Sausage, Kale, and Bean Soup in the Crock Pot from A Full Measure of Happiness

Lentil Soup with Preserved Lemon from fancy food fancy

Lentil Soup with Preserved Lemon from fancy food fancy

Spicy Elk Chili from Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations

Spicy Elk Chili from Civilized Cavement Cooking Creations

Slow Cooker Thai Coconut Soup from Dreaming All Day

Slow Cooker Thai Coconut Soup from Dreaming All DayThe Easiest Slow Cooker Vegetable, Beef, and Barley Soup from Cook Smarts

Slow Cooker Texas Chili from Butter Than Toast

Slow Cooker Texas Chili from Butter Than Toast

Simple Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings from The Slow Roasted Italian

Simple Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings from The Slow Roasted Italian