Smart Slow Cooker Recipes

Last updated: November 1, 2017
This post was originally published on July 10, 2016

One of the best times of the day is dinner! On super busy days, it’s easy to consider a slow cooker recipe or crock pot meal. Gather the ingredients in advance, and place them all in a slow cooker, and let the time pass! By evening, you’ll have a delicious meal for the whole family. The ingredients are usually very simple, which moms love, and the meals are really filling and tasty, which families love! Check out these smart slow cooker recipes and tips to get you started!

25 Easy Recipes You Can Make in a Slow Cooker

Smart Slow Cooker Recipes

1. Slow Cooker Time Chart

Slow Cooker Conversions to help you in the kitchen when using your crockpots!

Slow Cooker Conversions to help you in the kitchen when using your crockpots!

2. Fall-Off-the-Bone Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs

These ribs take 15 minutes to prepare and that everyone goes crazy for them! They are slathered in the most incredible rub and barbecue sauce for amazing restaurant flavor. In the end, they are more tender than any restaurant!

15 minute prep Fall-Off-the-Bone Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs that everyone goes crazy for! They are slathered in the most incredible rub and barbecue sauce for amazing restaurant flavor. They are better and more tender than any restaurant!

3. Creamy Crock Pot Chicken

A delicious and creamy chicken recipe that is loaded with amazing flavor! The sun dried tomatoes and basil truly make this meal outstanding!

A delicious and creamy chicken recipe that is loaded with amazing flavor! The sun dried tomatoes and basil truly make this meal outstanding!

4. Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo Tortellini

A warm and comforting on a cold winter night. This easy, cheesy dinner recipe is a family favorite!

Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo Tortellini is warm and comforting on a cold winter night. This easy, cheesy dinner recipe is a family favorite!

5. Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Chicken pot pie made in a slow-cooker: it couldn’t get any easier! This biscuit-topped beauty delivers on pot pie flavor without the hassle. Simply turn on the crock pot for a flavorful dinner at the end of the day.

Chicken pot pie made in a slow-cooker -- it couldn't get any easier! This biscuit-topped beauty delivers on pot pie flavor without the hassle. Simply turn on the crock pot for a flavorful dinner at the end of the day.

6. Crock Pot Chicken with Stuffing

This comes in handy for dinners and holidays!

Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing

7. Twelve SUPER easy slow cooker recipes 

From veggie lasagna to a whole roasted chicken to pot roast! Definitely saving this…..

12 SUPER easy recipes you can make in a slow cooker, from veggie lasagna to a whole roasted chicken to pot roast!

8. SLOW-COOKER SHREDDED CHICKEN TACOS AND BURRITOS

Just a few ingredients to make, so simple, so good. The only way I make chicken tacos and burritos!! Tender, juicy, delicious!! This dinner will get your family hooked on slow cooker recipes.

SLOW-COOKER SHREDDED CHICKEN TACOS AND BURRITOS - Just a few ingredients to make, so simple, so good. The only way I make chicken tacos and burritos!!

9. Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Easy to make beef stroganoff that is family friendly and cooked in the Slow Cooker or Crock Pot!

Fast, easy to make, beef stroganoff, that is family friendly and cooked in the Slow Cooker or Crock Pot!

10. SLOW COOKER CUBE STEAK AND GRAVY

Down home comfort food, perfect for a busy day! Easy to adapt to your taste, a meal the whole family will love!

SLOW COOKER CUBE STEAK AND GRAVY Down home comfort food, perfect for a busy day! Easy to adapt to your taste, a meal the whole family will love!

11. Slow Cooker Taco Chicken Bowls

This is a classic dump and go recipe that every family needs to try. Dump everything in a slow cooker then everything in a bowl later in the evening for a filling and delicious meal.

Slow Cooker Taco Chicken Bowls

12. Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Potatoes

Crisp-tender chicken cooked low and slow with baby red potatoes for a full meal! So easy and effortless! This site has some amazing slow cooker recipes to save.

Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Potatoes - Crisp-tender chicken cooked low and slow with baby red potatoes for a full meal! So easy and effortless!

13. Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas 

There are only 5-Ingredients in this slow cooker steak fajitas recipe. Wow!

There are only 5-Ingredients in this slow cooker steak fajitas recipe.

14. Slow Cooker Meatball Recipe

Tender juicy slow cooker Honey Buffalo Meatballs simmered in the most tantalizing sweet heat sauce that everyone goes crazy for! Perfect appetizer or delicious, easy meal with rice!

Tender juicy slow cooker Honey Buffalo Meatballs simmered in the most tantalizing sweet heat sauce that everyone goes crazy for! Perfect appetizer or delicious, easy meal with rice!

15. Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes. So easy to make, so creamy, so delicious!

Slow Cooker Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes - So easy to make, so creamy, so delicious!

16. Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole

Smoked Sausage Hash Brown Casserole. Breakfast anyone? YUM!

Smoked Sausage Hash Brown Casserole.

17. Slow Cooker Spaghetti 

Slow Cooker Spaghetti. This deluxe spaghetti is such a treat! It has a creamy layer cooked right in.

Slow Cooker Baked Spaghetti. This deluxe spaghetti is such a treat! It has a creamy layer baked in!

18. Crockpot Sausage & Potatoes

Such an easy dinner idea with only five ingredients! Slow cooker recipes make life so much easier.

Crockpot Sausage & Potatoes

19. Crock Pot Ranch Chicken Tacos

Chicken breasts, taco seasoning, ranch seasoning, and chicken broth. Shred with fork. Can it get any easier?

Crock Pot Ranch Chicken Tacos - chicken breasts, taco seasoning, ranch seasoning, and chicken broth. Shred with fork. Can it get any easier?

20. Crockpot Dr. Pepper Pot Roast Recipe

You’ll love how easy and delicious this is! The Dr. Pepper works wonders:)

Crockpot Dr. Pepper Pot Roast Recipe. You'll love how easy and delicious this is!

21. How to make Chicken wings in a crock pot

This is the best way to make a ton of juicy, flavorful chicken wings! The slow cooker is the best thing to happen to all kitchens and this recipe is proof! A must, easy way to cook chicken wings.

This is the best way to make a ton of juicy, flavorful chicken wings! The slow cooker is the best thing to happen to all kitchens and this recipe is proof! A must, easy way to cook chicken wings

 

22. Twenty crock pot slow cooker meals prepared  in 4 hours

No duplicates! Prepare everything in advance, then store it all in the the freezer. When you’re ready, toss the bag of ingredients in the slow cooker and BOOM! Dinner is done.

20 crock pot slow cooker meals in 4 hours. No duplicates!

23. Slow cooker Chicken and Dumplings

The perfect end to a busy day. Creamy, filling, warm and so easy to make!

Slow cooker Chicken and Dumplings- the perfect end to a day spent in the crisp autumn air!

24. Crock Pot Pulled Pork

Made with white wine for the most delicious taste you can hope for in a pulled pork sandwich.

Pulled Pork Crock Pot Recipe

25. Crock Pot Scalloped Potatoes

Cheesy and creamy… just how scalloped potatoes should be!

Crock Pot Scalloped Potatoes

2 thoughts on “Smart Slow Cooker Recipes”

  1. After cooking the chicken until ready to shred, I added a can of Rotel, drained black beans and frozen corn and cooked for another hour. Spooned over rice and a few tortilla chips and some shredded cheddar cheese. Excellent!!!

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