Smart Slow Cooker Recipes

Last updated: November 1, 2018
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! These are Find top-rated slow cooker recipes for chicken, pork, sandwich fillings, pot roasts, chili, stews, and more.

Find our top-rated collection of crock pot recipes for chicken, pork, sandwich fillings, pot roasts, chili, stews, main dishes, sides, desserts and more.

Smart Slow Cooker Recipes

1. Slow Cooker Time Chart

Slow Cooker Conversions to help you in the kitchen when using your crockpots! Here is a Slow Cooker Recipes Conversion chart to help when cooking and you need to adjust the time.

Slow Cooker Recipes 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! They are SUPER easy, flavorful, and so touchdown tender you will be making them again and again!  This recipes has tons of rave reviews.

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! If dinner time gets overlooked on busy weeks that is why we LOVE our slow cooker. It makes dinner time a breeze.

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 keeper! Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo Tortellini is warm, comfort food at it’s finest. This easy, crockpot recipe will quickly become a favorite family dinner!

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. Just when you thought you couldn’t love your slow cooker any more than you already do! There’s chicken pot pie, then there’s this easy, creamy version that basically makes itself!

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! This easy Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing recipe is one of top rated slow cooker recipes! It’s made with just a few simple ingredients and is served with a side of green beans! This is also perfect for holidays, including Christmas and Thanksgiving.

Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing

7. Twelve SUPER easy slow cooker recipes 

From veggie lasagna to a whole roasted chicken to pot roast! Here you will find recipes like crock pot chicken and sausage, veggie lasagna, carnitas, roasted chicken, granola, chili con carne, mashed potatoes, peach cobbler, wild rice soup, and more!

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 and tasty! This dinner will get your family hooked on slow cooker recipes. This chicken is tender, juicy and delicious. The BEST recipe for a quick and easy meal!

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. Creamy Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff 

Your crock pot gets the job done with this creamy stroganoff recipe featuring tender beef in a delicious mushroom sauce. Slow cooker beef stroganoff is one of the best crock pot recipes I have ever made! This homemade creamy stroganoff is a fill-you-up, classic comfort food dinner. Easy to make beef stroganoff that is family friendly and cooked in the Slow Cooker or Crock Pot!

The BEST and Easiest Creamy Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff

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! A delicious meal to pop in the crock pot when you are looking for some down home comfort food and are pressed for time. Easy to adapt, top rated, crowd pleasing recipe.

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. It’s probably one of the first recipes that most people learn to make in their slow-cooker. If you haven’t made it yet, you are missing out.

Slow Cooker Taco Chicken Bowls

12. Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas 

There are only 5 ingredients in this slow cooker or pressure cooker steak fajitas recipe. This easy yet delicious low-carb, paleo, and whole30 dish is perfect any day of the week.

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

13. 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!

14. Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes. So easy to make, so creamy, so delicious! What better to serve on a cold day than these Slow Cooker Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes? These are comfort food not only at it’s best but they’re also incredibly easy to make! They’re perfect for a weeknight dinner yet delicious enough to serve at a holiday party!

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

15. Crock Pot Pumpkin Spiced Latte

This recipe is easy to make and is a go-to drink when entertaining in the fall or winter. Made with real ingredients and everyone loves it.

Homemade crock pot pumpkin latte. This recipe is EASY to make and is my go-to drink when entertaining in the fall or winter. Made with REAL ingredients. Everyone loves it. Copycat Starbucks pumpkin spice latte recipe in a crock pot. #pumpkinspice #crockpot #slowcooker

16. Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole

What goes best in the morning with a pumpkin spiced latte? A Smoked Sausage Hash Brown Casserole. Breakfast anyone? YUM! This crock pot breakfast casserole is easy to make with simple ingredients. The whole crowd is sure to love it!

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. Do you have spaghetti weekly at your house? This Slow Cooker Baked Spaghetti Casserole is a perfect way to make spaghetti night spectacular.

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. Plus it will leave your house smelling amazing as it cooks all day!

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? This shredded chicken is so flavorful, moist and tasty! Perfect for tacos, tostadas, enchiladas, salads, and soup!

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:) Every time we have this recipe, everyone loves it! The roast is so tender and just falls apart….it’s delicious! Serve it with mashed potatoes and the soda gives both the meat and the gravy such great flavor.

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. 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

24. 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! Chicken thighs cooked low and slow right alongside some baby red potatoes before they’re tossed in freshly grated Parmesan. 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!

25. Crock Pot Scalloped Potatoes

Quick and easy CREAMY crock pot scalloped potato recipe sot make in your slow cooker. Cheesy and creamy, loaded with bacon and topped with sour cream… just how scalloped potatoes should be! Here is our Crock Pot Scalloped Potato Recipe Video (print the recipe HERE)

Crock Pot Scalloped Potatoes

26. Slow cooker Chicken and Dumplings

The perfect end to a busy day. Creamy, filling, warm and so easy to make! This recipe is not only incredibly easy, but DELICIOUS

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

27. Dump and Go Recipes

Perfect menu planning for those busy times. Here are lots of recipes that you can just dump in your crock-pot and go have fun while it cooks. Perfect for any time of the year.

Perfect menu planning for those busy times. Here are lots of recipes that you can just dump in your crock-pot and go have fun while it cooks. Perfect for any time of the year. #crockpot #slowcooker #dinner #recipes #chicken #beef #pasta #smartschoolhouse

28. Crock Pot Soup Recipes

Crock Pot and Slow Cooker Soup Recipes! Easy dinner ideas made in a crock pot. These are tried and true slow cooker soups that every crock pot lover should add to their collection!

Crock Pot and Slow Cooker Soup Recipes! Easy dinner ideas made in a crock pot.

29. Freezer and Crock Pot Recipes

Freezer crock pot recipes are easy and quick make-ahead meal ideas. Just dump and go! We’ve gathered THE BEST LIST of crockpot freezer meal ideas that everyone craves on busy weeknights.

Freezer crock pot recipes are easy and quick make-ahead meal ideas. Just dump and go! We’ve gathered THE BEST LIST of crockpot freezer meal ideas that everyone craves on busy weeknights.

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  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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