11 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes You’ll Want to Make All the Time


It’s a true statement that as a longtime food writer and blogger, most hours of my day revolve around food and cooking in some fashion.

I love cooking, developing recipes and just being in the kitchen, which has set the scene for all of our best family dance parties and sing alongs.

I’m also a busy mom doing the school drop off and pick up daily and running from dance classes to horse riding lessons and back again all week.

Sometimes figuring out what to make for dinner sounds utterly excruitating which is where my love for easy slow cooker recipes comes into play.

Give me a Crock Pot, a handful of ingredients and I will gladly serve up dinner all with a lot less stress than scrambling last minute.

For my fellow slow cooker fans, here are 11 easy dinner recipes that you will definitely want to make all the time. You can thank me later.

  1. Slow Cooker Italian Chicken with Zucchini Noodles Recipe
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    • This recipe for our Italian chicken with zucchini noodles sounds super fancy, but it’s actually so simple to make in the slow cooker. Tender juicy chicken breast is piled on top of zucchini noodles tossed in a super fresh, garlicky and herby pesto that is out of this world delicious. Add in crisp veggies like asparagus, broccoli and snap peas and you’ve got one amazing meal.
  2. Slow Cooker Salisbury Steaks Recipe
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    • It is no exaggeration to say that this slow cooker Salisbury steak recipe is hands down one of our most popular recipes of all time – and for good reason! These slow cooker Salisbury steaks take just a few minutes to put together combining ground beef with seasonings and gravy. Serve over a bed of egg noodles or mashed potatoes and watch your family go crazy.
  3. Ranch Pulled Chicken Sandwich Recipe
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    • Equally at home as an easy weeknight dinner option or served up on game day, you have to give our slow cooker ranch pulled chicken sandwich recipe a go! Made with the most addictive barbecue sauce you’ll ever taste, these sandwiches are a total hit! Ranch flavored pulled chicken is topped with a heap of white barbecue slaw. Grab a bib and dig in!
  4. Slow Cooker Creamy White Chicken Chili Recipe
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    • Our slow cooker creamy white chicken chili is a comforting, flavorful soup that you will want to warm up with every bite. The combination of chicken, green chiles, and beans with cream cheese and heavy cream makes for a variety of textures with just the right amount of spice. Plus it’s all made in the slow cooker, so it’s the easiest recipe ever!
  5. Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken Quinoa Bowls Recipe
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    • Our Crockpot Thai peanut chicken quinoa bowls sound a lot fancier than they are, which is sort of my favorite thing. They’re super delicious and so easy to make thanks to your beloved slow cooker. The sauce has a bit of sweet honey, creamy coconut milk, soy for the salty factor balanced out with peanut butter, which pairs perfectly with the juicy chicken, fluffy quinoa and crunchy slaw.
  6. Crockpot Apple Cobbler Recipe
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    • Let’s take a moment to break from dinner to talk about this Crockpot apple cobbler recipe – because who says you can’t make dessert in the slow cooker, too?! This cobbler is arguably the easiest dessert to make by dumping just a handful of ingredients into the pot and letting the slow cooker do the work. Don’t forget the vanilla ice cream for on top!
  7. Shredded Beef Tacos Recipe
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    • If you love tacos but need to speed this up, you need this shredded beef tacos recipe in your life! The juicy, flavorful beef cooks up in the slow cooker with your choice of seasoning and is then stuffed into tortillas or crunchy taco shells. Add crisp veggies, a spicy slaw, your favorite hot sauce and whatever other toppings you prefer and have the best tacos of your life.
  8. Slow Cooker Ham Soup Recipe
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    • This slow cooker ham soup recipe is a total classic! We add lentils for an extra savory flavor and even more protein – they also lend a creaminess to the soup that is unbeatable. This ham soup is loaded with veggies like carrots and corn along with big chunks of ham. Serve it with our jalapeño corn bread recipe for the perfect dinner any night of the week.
  9. Asian BBQ Pork Sandwiches Recipe
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    • Trust me when I say that our Asian BBQ pork sandwiches are one seriously great slow cooker meal that you don’t have to stress over while at the same time easily serving up a dinner packing a ton of flavor with hardly any effort. The pork is cooked low and slow all day. The temperature is perfect, the juices are flavorful and the pork is tender!
  10. Thai Chicken Soup with Zucchini Noodles Recipe
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    • Our Thai chicken soup recipe made with zucchini noodles boasts all the Thai flavors that you love in an easy, healthy and totally comforting soup you will find yourself making again and again. The star of this Thai chicken soup is the broth made with a standard chicken broth that’s then kicked up a few notches with ginger, jalapeño, and lemongrass.

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