Using your crockpot is always a good idea, especially when it comes to dinner. Learn to simplify your dinners with these easy weeknight crockpot meals!

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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

The crockpot is about to become a staple on your kitchen counter, thanks to these weeknight crockpot recipes!

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!

Crock Pot BBQ Chicken
Easy Crock Pot BBQ Chicken needs just four ingredients and is super easy! Let the slow cooker do all the work to turn ordinary chicken into flavorful, tender meat that can be used in so many dishes.
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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!

Image of easy slow cooker ground beef chili with beans in a white bowl, topped with sour cream and fresh scallions. A silver spoon is dipped in the bowl.
Crock Pot Chili Recipe
In just 4 steps and as little as 4-6 hours, you'll have a Crock Pot Chili the whole family can't help but gather around. Ground beef, beans, tomatoes, and the best chili seasoning – Comfort food at its best!
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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.

plate of slow cooker chicken tacos
Crock-Pot Chicken Tacos
Crock-Pot Chicken Tacos are one of the best easy chicken meals around!  With just 4-ingredients tossed into the slow cooker, you can't go wrong! 
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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.

Crock Pot Ravioli Lasagna
This easy 4-Ingredient Crock Pot Ravioli Lasagna recipe comes together in 10 minutes and only takes 3 hours in the slow cooker. Made with frozen ravioli, jarred pasta sauce, ground hamburger, and mozzarella cheese – this is truly a lazy day lasagna!
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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.

slow cooker turkey breast with carrots and celery in a slow cooker
Crockpot Turkey Breast
Say goodbye to dry turkey and hello to this juicy Crockpot Turkey Breast recipe! It turns out perfect every single time. So easy too!
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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!

Crockpot Sunshine Lemon Chicken Chowder
Light, healthy, and bursting with flavor, Instant Pot + Crockpot Sunshine Lemon Chicken Chowder makes for an easy weeknight dinner. “I made this for dinner today, and my husband said it’s the best new recipe
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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.

CrockPot Stuffed Peppers
These CrockPot Stuffed Peppers are absolutely packed with flavor and so easy to make. Tender ground beef, chopped veggies, mexican rice and melty cheese are cooked and served right inside colorful flavor-packed bell peppers.
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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!

Slow Cooker Cheesy Ranch Chicken Sandwiches
This Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Ranch Sandwich is a quick and easy slow cooker recipe that will quickly become a family favorite weeknight OR weekend meal!
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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.

Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese
Perfect for pot-lucks and for making ahead – this Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese is sure to please even the pickiest palette!
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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.

Crock Pot Pulled Pork
Crock Pot Pulled Pork! A delicious pork loin is slow roasted in the crockpot and topped with a delicious homemade barbecue sauce for an easy meal idea!
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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.

If you're looking for a quick and easy meal, try this amazing Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken for a meal the whole family will love!
Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken
Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken is an easy slow cooker dish that you can make with ingredients you probably already have on hand!
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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!

Italian Chicken Sandwich
An Italian chicken sandwich always hits the spot. The juicy chicken sandwiches are perfect for lunch or dinner.
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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!

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Perfect for a party or the Big Game, Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs are great ‘as is’ or in mini sandwiches recipe. Spicy, tangy with a touch of blue cheese! Gluten-free option.
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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.

Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup
This Creamy Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup is what the slow cooker was made for! This might just be the best tomato soup you’ve ever had! It’s so easy to make, perfectly flavorful and satisfyingly hearty.
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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.

This Easy White Chicken Chili is the perfect slow cooker weeknight meal! Creamy with plenty of toppings, this soup recipe is the perfect way to end the day!
Easy White Chicken Chili
This Easy White Chicken Chili is the perfect slow cooker weeknight meal! Creamy with plenty of toppings, this soup recipe is the perfect way to end the day!
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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.

slow cooker hot dogs
Crock Pot Hot Dogs
Crockpot hot dogs are an easy dinner recipe with an abundance of topping options! This easy recipe is perfect for parties to feed a crowd.
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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.

Succulent Red Wine Braised Short Ribs
Mouthwateringly tender, Red Wine Braised Short Ribs that are fall-off-the-bone delicious and loaded with flavor, nothing better.
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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.

Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup
I’m sort of making friends with my slow cooker this year. And I’m being kind of bratty about it, too!
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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.

Italian Beef Sandwich
Get ready to fall in love with Italian beef. The slow-cooked meat is the perfect filling for a sandwich and will become your new favorite.
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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.

slow cooker pork carnitas
Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas
Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas are slow-cooked with for hours with a blend of Mexican inspired spices and citrus juice to become tender and full of flavor!
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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.

Crock Pot Ham with two pieces sliced.
Crock Pot Ham with Maple & Brown Sugar Glaze
This Crock Pot Ham with Maple & Brown Sugar Glaze is quick, easy, and will make for a show-stopping Christmas or Easter Meal!
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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.

slow cooker turkey stuffing casserole in a crock pot
Slow Cooker Turkey and Stuffing Casserole
This easy Slow Cooker Turkey and Stuffing Casserole recipe requires only 5 ingredients to make! Perfect for a low-key Thanksgiving meal.
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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.

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken & Sweet Potatoes
Crave-worthy Buffalo chicken gets a dairy-free makeover! Stuffed inside a tender sweet potato, and done completely in the slow cooker, 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken & Sweet Potatoes is your answer to dinner tonight. Raise you
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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.

Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Stew
This Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Stew is hearty, creamy and loaded with vegetables! The crockpot makes it an easy weeknight meal
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25. Crockpot Lasagna

Everyone loves lasagna, but not everyone loves making lasagna. Simplify the process with this weeknight crockpot lasagna recipe. The crockpot takes out all of the complications!

crock pot lasagna
Crock Pot Lasagna
Crock Pot Lasagna means no need for an oven! Lasagna noodles, meat sauce, and cheese made all in the slow cooker. A classic pasta dish ready anytime!
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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!

taco soup in a white bowl with spoon
Taco Soup Recipe
Taco Soup Recipe! This quick and easy Taco Soup Recipe can be made in the slow cooker or right on the stovetop. Ready in no time, this taco soup is filled with ground beef, beans, corn and taco seasoning. It’s a quick dinner that everyone loves!
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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.

pork tacos in the slow cooker
Pulled Pork Tacos
Don't miss out on these pulled pork tacos!
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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.

Honey Balsamic Crock Pot Chicken Thighs
These Crock Pot Chicken Thighs with Honey Balsamic glaze are sweet and sticky with just the right amount of tang and spice! Melt in your mouth tender.
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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.

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup
Low and slow is the way to go.
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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.

easy shredded beef sandwiches
Mississippi Roast Sandwiches
Slow Cooker Mississippi roast is the perfect Crockpot recipe for a special family meal or quick weeknight dinner. Add your favorite toasted bread to turn this classic comfort food into your new favorite sandwich recipe.
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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.

noodles with chicken on a white plate
Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles
Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles is the perfect winter slow cooker comfort food. Filled with tender shredded chicken and creamy noodles, this easy recipe will be a new regular on your weekly dinner rotation.
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