Comforting Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles

Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles on a plate.  This is downhome comfort food that's full of flavor and texture with carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, beef, and more. Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles...yup, even more amazing!

Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles is a downhome comfort dish full of flavor and texture.  The meat is fall apart tender, the carrots slightly sweet, and the onion, garlic, dijon mustard, worcestershire sauce, and thyme create an incredible flavor.  Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles…yup, even more amazing! 

 

Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles on a plate with fork. This is downhome comfort food that's full of flavor and texture with carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, beef, and more. Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles...yup, even more amazing!#beefstew #crockpot #slowcooker #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

 

YOU NEED THIS SLOW COOKER BEEF STEW OVER NOODLES IN YOUR LIFE

Why you ask?  Well, if the above isn’t enough, then let me just say that it’s darn cold outside!  It’s winter and cold and you deserve a warm comfort dish!  When you think of Beef Stew, do you think of warmth, sitting by a fire, childhood dinners after a day of playing in the snow?  I know I do. 

But also, you do a ton of s#%t!  And when was the last time that you came home to a hot meal?  THIS Slow Cooker Beef Stew can be that meal!  Making this in the Slow Cooker is like Mom made it for you again because it cooks all day while you are out and it’s waiting for you when you get home.  

Check out my List of 8 Easy & Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes  for more ideas!

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PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR BEEF STEW COOKING KIT

Here is a great hack!  Prepare all ingredients and store them in the fridge right in the slow cooker insert!  Then, when you’re ready to cook the meal, all you need to do is add the slurry, broth, and beef!

For this recipe, you will dice the carrots and onions.  You will chop the parsley and mince the garlic.  HACK: When you buy a head of garlic, mince all of the cloves at once and then freeze the minced garlic, so you always have it on hand!  For more Freezer Hacks to make meal prep easier, download this FREE FREEZER HACK SHEET!

Then measure out the dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf, salt, and pepper.  Finally, measure the dried thyme into the palm of your hand and crush it with your fingers, then add it to the container as well.

Carrots, onion, parsley, garlic, dijon in crockpot for the Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles recipe.  It's comfort food full of flavor and texture with carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, beef, and more. Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles...yup, even more amazing!  #beefstew #crockpot #slowcooker #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Spoon with Worcestershire sauce over Carrots, onion, parsley, garlic, dijon in crockpot for the Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles recipe.  It's comfort food full of flavor and texture with carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, beef, and more. Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles...yup, even more amazing!  #beefstew #crockpot #slowcooker #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Carrots, onion, and other ingredients in crockpot for the Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles recipe.  It's comfort food full of flavor and texture with carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, beef, and more. Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles...yup, even more amazing!  #beefstew #crockpot #slowcooker #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

 

COOK YOUR SLOW COOKER BEEF STEW

When you are ready to cook your Slow Cooker Beef Stew, you will make the cornstarch slurry and add it plus the broth to the slow cooker.  

Then add the cut beef. Stir to combine, then set the slow cooker to LOW for 8-10 hours depending on your schedule.

Carrots, onion, broth and other ingredients in crockpot for the Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles recipe.  It's comfort food full of flavor and texture with carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, beef, and more. Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles...yup, even more amazing!  #beefstew #crockpot #slowcooker #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Beef, carrots, onion, broth, and other ingredients in crockpot for the Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles recipe.  It's comfort food full of flavor and texture with carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, beef, and more. Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles...yup, even more amazing!  #beefstew #crockpot #slowcooker #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Beef, carrots, onion, broth, and other ingredients in crockpot for the Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles recipe.  It's comfort food full of flavor and texture with carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, beef, and more. Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles...yup, even more amazing!  #beefstew #crockpot #slowcooker #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Cook on Low for 8 or 10 hours, depending on your schedule.

When you are ready to eat, cook the rice noodles according to package instructions.  Of course, you can use other types of noodles, such as Egg Noodles, but I was trying to keep this gluten free.

Serve the stew over the noodles and garnish with parsley. Enjoy!

😍 Carrie

Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles on a plate. This is downhome comfort food that's full of flavor and texture with carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, beef, and more. Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles...yup, even more amazing! #beefstew #crockpot #slowcooker #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

 

Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles on a plate. This is downhome comfort food that's full of flavor and texture with carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, beef, and more. Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles...yup, even more amazing!#beefstew #crockpot #slowcooker #easydinners #dinnerrecipes
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Comforting Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles

Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles is downhome comfort food.  It's full of flavor and texture with carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, beef, and more.  Make it in the Slow Cooker and it's like your Mom made it for you because it cooks all day while you are out and it's waiting for you when you are home.  Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles...yup, even more amazing! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Beef, beef stew, crock pot, crockpot, easy dinner, easy recipes, gluten free, noodles, one pot, pasta, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced onion 2 small yellow onions or 1 large
  • 2 cloves garlic 2 tsp
  • 3/4 cup parsley chopped
  • 1 tbls Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tbls Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp Dry thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 3 cups Beef Broth
  • 1 lb Beef Stew Cut
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese Optional for garnish
  • 10 oz Rice Noodles or Egg Noodles

Instructions

Prep Ahead Steps for your Beef Stew

  1. Peel and dice the carrots.  Peel and dice the onion.  Mince the garlic.  Chop the parsley.  Reserve some of the parsley for garnish.  Add all of these to a storage container or bag.  (Note, you can store these right in the slow cooker insert in the fridge!)

    Carrots, onion, parsley, garlic, dijon in crockpot for the Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles recipe. It's comfort food full of flavor and texture with carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, beef, and more. Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles...yup, even more amazing! #beefstew #crockpot #slowcooker #easydinners #dinnerrecipes
  2. To the same storage container, add the Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf, salt, and pepper.  Finally, measure the dried thyme into the palm of your hand and crush it with your fingers, then add it to the container as well.

    Carrots, onion, and other ingredients in crockpot for the Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles recipe. It's comfort food full of flavor and texture with carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, beef, and more. Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles...yup, even more amazing! #beefstew #crockpot #slowcooker #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Cook the Slow Cooker Beef Stew

  1. Make the cornstarch slurry.  Measure out 1/2 cup of cold broth and mix in the 1/4 cup of cornstarch until completely dissolved.  If your broth is not cold, you can add the cornstarch to 1/2 cold water instead.

  2. Add the prepared ingredients to the slow cooker (if you have not already done so to store them).

  3. Pour in the broth and the cornstarch slurry. Then add the cut beef. Stir to combine, then set the slow cooker to LOW for 8-10 hours depending on your schedule.

    Beef, carrots, onion, broth, and other ingredients in crockpot for the Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles recipe. It's comfort food full of flavor and texture with carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, beef, and more. Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles...yup, even more amazing! #beefstew #crockpot #slowcooker #easydinners #dinnerrecipes
  4. When you are ready to eat, cook the rice noodles according to package instructions.  Note, you can swap these out for Egg Noodles if you prefer.

  5. Serve the stew over the noodles and garnish with parsley and parmesan cheese (optional).  Enjoy!

    Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles on a plate. This is downhome comfort food that's full of flavor and texture with carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, beef, and more. Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles...yup, even more amazing!#beefstew #crockpot #slowcooker #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Slow Cooker Light & Creamy Broccoli Soup

Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup in two boels on counter with crockpot in back.  This is easy, comforting, and delicious!  With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup.  And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!

This Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup is easy, comforting, and delicious!  With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup.  And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so you can feel good about eating this gluten free veggie-loaded soup! 

Light Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup in two bowls with spoonful on counter with crockpot in back. This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!

I love just about any Creamy Soup, but Creamy Broccoli Soup is one of my favorites.  I know that often cheddar cheese is added, but I wanted to make this version a little healthier, so I left it out.  But I promise, it still has all the flavor!  You can always garnish it with a little sprinkle of shredded cheddar if you like ;).  

The slow cooker makes this soup so easy as you can cook it while you are away and then just finish it for the last hour right before serving!

Try these other easy and healthy recipes!

Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup in a crockpot with wood spoon and raw broccoli and carrots on counter.  This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!

Quick note!  This post contains affiliate links, which means I earn a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you purchase from them.  This commission is what helps me keep this blog afloat :).  But, I also share these links because I have used the products, genuinely love them, and want you to know exactly what I used. 

PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR BROCCOLI SOUP

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Prepping meals ahead can make ALL the difference!  So, here are the steps you can do the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge…

Dice the carrots and the onions.  Mince the garlic.  Cut the broccoli florets into small bite-size pieces. I also love to use the top part of the stems diced. They have great flavor and should not be wasted.  

You can store all of the vegetables in a storage bag together in the fridge until you are ready to cook the soup.

 

COOK YOUR CREAMY BROCCOLI SOUP

To the Crockpot or Slow Cooker, add the broth, onions, carrots, and broccoli.

Broccoli florets, diced carrot, and onion with broth in crockpot for a Light Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup. This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!

Add the minced garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper.

Oregano, salt, and pepper added to broccoli florets, diced carrot, and onion with broth in crockpot for a Light Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup. This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!

Cook for 8 hours on low.

After 8 hours, transfer 2 cups to a blender and purée until smooth.

Add purée back to soup pot and mix to combine.

Broth and veggies added to blender for a Light Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup. This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!

Broccoli soup blended in blender for a Light Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup. This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!

Blended Broccoli soup add to cooked broccoli soup in crockpot for a Light Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup. This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!

Mix 1 cup milk with 6 Tbls cornstarch and combine to make a slurry thickener. Whisk in slurry and cook on high for 1 hour.

Adding slurry thickener to Light Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup. This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!

For the final touch, stir in 1/2 cup half n half. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper as needed.

That’s it!  ENJOY!

😍 Carrie

Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup in a bowl with second bowl in back. This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!

 

 

Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup in two bowls on counter with crockpot in back. This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!
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Creamy Broccoli Soup

This Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup is easy, comforting, and delicious!  With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup.  And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so you can feel good about eating this gluten free veggie-loaded soup!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli, Carrots, gluten free, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1 cup onion
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 6 cups Chicken or Vegetable Broth
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 7 Tbls Corn Starch
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup half n half

Instructions

Prep Ahead a day or 2 in advance

  1. Dice the carrots and the onions.  Mince the garlic.  Cut the broccoli florets into small bite-size pieces.  I also love to use the top part of the stems diced.  They have great flavor and should not be wasted.  

    You can store all of the vegetables in a storage bag together in the fridge until you are ready to cook the soup.

Cook the Soup

  1. To the Crockpot or Slow Cooker, add the broth, onions, carrots, and broccoli.  

    Broccoli florets, diced carrot, and onion with broth in crockpot for a Light Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup. This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!
  2. Then add the minced garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper.
    Oregano, salt, and pepper added to broccoli florets, diced carrot, and onion with broth in crockpot for a Light Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup. This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!
  3. Cook for 8 hours on low.

  4. After 8 hours, transfer 2 cups to a blender and purée until smooth.

    Broccoli soup blended in blender for a Light Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup. This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!
  5. Add purée back to soup pot and mix to combine.

    Blended Broccoli soup add to cooked broccoli soup in crockpot for a Light Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup. This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!
  6. Mix 1 cup milk with 6 Tbls cornstarch and combine to make a slurry thickener.  Whisk in slurry and cook on high for 1 hour.

    Adding slurry thickener to Light Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup. This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!
  7. For the final touch, stir in 1/2 cup half n half.  Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper as needed.

  8. Serve and Enjoy!!

    Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup in two bowls on counter with crockpot in back. This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!