Whether it’s a pressure cooker, insta-pot, crockpot, or slow cooker, find one that you like and watch as cooking meals comes down to plugging in a gizmo in the morning and coming home to an aromatic cooked entree at night. “Any device that allows for cooking ahead, hands-off cooking, or shortened cooking times is always helpful,” says Martha & Marley Spoon’s Aaronson. Galoozis says she’s a big fan of her crockpot. “I can throw frozen chicken breasts and one full jar of salsa in the morning before I leave, and by the time I come home it can be used for chicken tacos, on a chicken salad, or something else that takes fewer than 10 minutes to pull together,” she says.
Try these slow cooker recipes so dinner can get done while you’re at work.