5 Crockpot Recipes Perfect for Cold Winter Nights

Coconut fish curry

Cue the cravings for warm, hearty recipes—winter has arrived! And indulging in crockpot meals, which often consist of rich sauces, flavorful broths, and aromatic spices, is one of the best ways to beat the cold.

But that’s not the only great thing about crockpot meals. They’re also incredibly convenient to make. The majority of recipes require tossing ingredients into a slow cooker and simply keeping an eye on the clock; in many cases, you can even leave the appliance on low heat throughout the day or overnight.

With all of this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite Tilapia crockpot recipes to get you through the season.

Slow Cooker Moqueca

Moqueca Brazilian dish

Moqueca is a Brazilian fish stew, made with a mix of coconut milk, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, coriander and garlic. This wonderfully tasty dish is typically served over a bed of rice and can be paired with hot sauce and peppers if you like your meals to be on the spicier side. Aromatic and rich, this stew is guaranteed to become a winter family favorite.

Try the recipe: Slow Cooker Moqueca from Food for Net.

Thai Coconut Fish Curry

Made with Tilapia fillets, coconut milk, green curry paste and bamboo shoots, this flavorful Thai recipe will not only warm you up, but will have you returning for seconds—and maybe even thirds! With this meal, it’s best not to count on having leftovers for lunch.

Try the recipe: Thai Coconut Fish Curry from Serendipity and Spice.

Slow Cooker Tilapia

Slow cooked Tilapia dish

Slow cookers aren’t just for making soups and stews. This four-ingredient Tilapia dish is cooked for three to four hours in a crockpot, and yields delicious results. Put your own spin on the recipe by adding potatoes, heirloom tomatoes and other vegetables to the pot—or by serving the fish on a bed of rice or quinoa.

Try the recipe: Slow Cooker Tilapia from Pocket Change Gourmet.

Lemon Pepper Tilapia

If you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal, this Tilapia dish is for you! Simply place fillets and asparagus in foil, add lemon juice, lemon pepper seasoning and butter, and then put the packets in your crockpot for a couple hours. The best part? Foil packages make cleanup a breeze.

Try the recipe: Lemon Pepper Tilapia from Cozi Family Organizer

Fish Chowder

Creamy white fish chowder dish

While it can be fun to experiment with dishes other than soups and stews, sometimes it pays to use a slow cooker exactly how it was intended. This chowder—loaded with fresh fish (we suggest using Tilapia instead of halibut and salmon), corn and potatoes—is perfectly balanced. Plus, it’s easy to adapt the recipe to suit your diet. Simply leave out the bacon and use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock for a delicious, pescatarian meal.

Try the recipe: Slow-Cooker Fish Chowder with Potatoes and Corn from Williams Sonoma Taste.

Crockpot dishes are incredibly versatile and allow you to get the most flavor out of every protein, vegetable, herb and spice. So what are you waiting for? Try incorporating a healthy fish like Tilapia into your next crockpot meal—so you can reap the nutritional benefits and enjoy your favorite comfort foods.

Eager to try these recipes at home? Get our tips for preparing amazing slow cooker meals or consult our store locator to find your nearest Tilapia retailer.

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