A slow cooker is a must-have in your kitchen. Whether you call it a slow cooker or a crockpot, it will easily become your new favorite tool, especially when it comes to cooking dinner. The nifty device makes it so easy to whip up a comforting, satisfying meal!
I love using the slow cooker because it elevates pretty much anything I put in it. Meats turns super tender, while soups becomes full of out-of-this-world flavorful. Each dish is always better than the next!
Easy Weeknight Crockpot Meals
1. Crock Pot BBQ Chicken
All you need is four ingredients and about five minutes of prep time to make this mouthwatering crock pot BBQ chicken. The chicken is great on its own and even better on a sandwich smothered in toppings!
2. Crock Pot Chili Recipe
This crockpot chili recipe is perfect recipe for a lazy Sunday. The chili takes about 4 to 6 hours to fully cook, but the time will be well worth it. The slow cook lets all the flavors come together to make a super cozy pot of chili!
3. Crock Pot Chicken Tacos
Tacos get even easier to make thanks to this weeknight crockpot chicken taco recipe. The slow cook of the chicken makes it super easy to shred to make out-of-this-world tacos.
4. Crock Pot Ravioli Lasagna
If you love ravioli and lasagna, get ready to fall in love with this pasta mashup! The recipe swaps out traditional lasagna noodles with ravioli to make a super cheesy dish. This dish also uses frozen ravioli and jarred sauce, making it super easy to whip up on the fly.
5. Crockpot Turkey Breast
There is nothing worse than taking your turkey out of the oven to find it’s super dry. Leave that problem behind and cook your turkey in the crockpot instead. The cook of the meat is guaranteed to be super juicy and moist.
6. Sunshine Lemon Chicken Chowder
Sip up a true bowl of sunshine with this sunshine lemon chicken chowder. The piping hot bowl of soup is has a burst of flavor in every bite. It will be your new go-to soup recipe!
7. Crockpot Stuffed Peppers
Everyone loves stuffed peppers, but lets be real, they can sometimes be such a pain to cook. Take the complications out of making stuffed peppers in the oven, and swap in the crockpot instead with these stuffed peppers. The slow cook perfectly softens the peppers and cooks the ground beef to let the flavors come into their own.
8. Slow Cooker Cheesy Ranch Chicken Sandwiches
Sandwiches for dinner are always a good idea. They are especially a good idea when they are these slow cooker cheesy ranch chicken sandwiches. Everyone in the family will eat them up!
9. Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese
Skip the boxed macaroni and cheese and opt for the crockpot next time you are craving mac and cheese. This recipe makes the creamiest mac and cheese that you’ve ever had. It’s great for a weeknight meal or to bring along to a family gathering, holiday, or potluck.
Simple Weeknight Crockpot Meals
10. Crock Pot Pulled Pork
Impress your family with a dinner that’s out of this world with slow cooker pulled pork. The slow cook of the pork takes the meat into another dimension. It is tender, moist, and truly irresistible.
11. Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken
When you need to whip up dinner fast and don’t want to go with something boring, cook up this slow cooker salsa chicken. The chicken is super easy to make and will give the impression that you spent hours on the dish.
12. Italian Chicken Sandwich
You can’t go wrong when it comes to an Italian chicken sandwich. The juicy chicken sits atop of a toasty hoagie bun with provolone cheese, ranch dressing, and banana peppers. The first bite will send your tastebuds over the edge — in a good way, of course!
13. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Buffalo chicken is delicious no matter what form it takes. From buffalo chicken dip to buffalo chicken wraps, you really can’t go wrong. Test out the theory yourself with these slow-cooker buffalo chicken meatballs and see how tasty they are!
14. Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup
This slow cooker creamy tomato basil tortellini soup is basically like a cozy hug, all wrapped up in one bite. The creamy broth paired with the tortellini makes for the ultimate pairing.
15. Easy White Chicken Chili
I love making white chicken chili for the family because everyone can personalize it the way they want. Top it with sour cream, cheese, or avocado. Not matter what you choose, the chili is bound to be delicious.
16. Crockpot Hot Dogs
For when you can’t use the grill and are still craving that hot dog, pull out the crockpot instead! The slow cook on the hot dog is almost as good as the grill. Plus, it is great trick if you have a big crowd and need to cook for a lot of guests all at once.
17. Red Wine Braised Short Ribs
Watch the meat fall off the bone with these red wine braised short ribs. The slow cook of the ribs in the crock pot breaks them down, so they are super tender and bursting with red wine flavor. Serve them over potatoes, carrots, or other hearty vegetables for a delicious meal.
18. Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup
Making soup in the slow cooker is a true game changer. See for yourself with this broccoli cheese soup. The slow cooker gives all of the ingredients the perfect place to meet up and blend into an amazing flavor over time.
19. Italian Beef Sandwich
If you love beef sandwiches and you love Italian chicken sandwiches, you will fall in love with these Italian beef sandwiches too! The beef swaps out for the chicken, but all the toppings remain the same for an out-of-this-world sandwich.
Weeknight Crockpot Meals For The Whole Family
20. Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas
These slow-cooked pork carnitas may take a while to cook, but they will be worth the wait. The spice blend and citrus juice break down the meat, so it is perfectly tender and juicy.
21. Crock Pot Ham with Maple & Brown Sugar Glaze
Making a whole ham may not seem like a simple weeknight meal, but thanks to the slow cooker, it actually is. The best part about making a whole ham is that you’ll probably have tons of leftovers to make even more delicious meals.
22. Slow Cooker Turkey and Stuffing Casserole
Thanksgiving can be any day of the year, thanks to this slow cooker turkey and stuffing casserole! The casserole is basically all the best parts of Thanksgiving in one bite.
23. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken & Sweet Potatoes
Buffalo chicken takes a healthy turn with these slow cooker buffalo chicken sweet potatoes. The fluffy sweet potatoes are the perfect pairing for the slightly spicy buffalo chicken.
24. Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Stew
When I am looking for a filling dish that will make plenty of leftovers, I make a big batch of this slow cooker garlic parmesan chicken stew. It is great right out of the slow cooker and even better the next day as leftovers.
25. Crockpot Lasagna
26. Taco Soup
If you love tacos, then you will fall in love with this taco soup. The soup takes all of the taco toppings and lets them simmer in a broth full of taco seasoning. Don’t forget the sour cream and cheese for toppings!
27. Pulled Pork Tacos
Pulled pork tacos are always a hit! I love making tacos in the slow cooker because they taste as thought I let the meat braise for hours on end. It’s the secret weapon in my kitchen.
28. Honey Balsamic Crockpot Chicken Thighs
Take your tastebuds on a ride with this honey balsamic crockpot chicken. The honey balsamic glaze is sweet, tangy, and slightly spicy. It’s a wild ride from the first bite.
29. Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup
There is nothing better than ending the day with a piping hot bowl of split pea soup. Do yourself a favor and double this recipe so you can enjoy the split pea soup all week long.
30. Mississippi Roast Sandwiches
Give your family a special treat for dinner with these Mississippi roast sandwiches. The sandwiches will be a weekly request—they are that good.
31. Crockpot Chicken and Noodles
Chicken and noodles are a classic combination. The dish is full of comfort and great to serve on a snowy or cold day. The shredded chicken paired with the creamy noodles will be a staple on your dinner menu.