50+ Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes

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    50+ of the BEST slow cooker recipes – the perfect hands-free way to cook flavorful meals. When life gets hectic, let a slow cooker do the work for you.

    I’m all about making recipes as easy as possible. Especially during busy weeknights – simplicity is key! That’s why I love to make easy crockpot recipes, as well as sheet pan dinners, 30-minute meals and freezer meals. Quick, simple and delicious!

    collage of slow cooker recipes

    Dinner is the one time every day our entire family gets to gather together and catch up. While having a meal together is something I look forward to, I don’t necessarily want to spend an hour prepping, chopping, and cooking dinner every evening.

    Days like that are when crockpot cooking comes into play. I particularly love easy slow cooker recipes simply add ingredients into the crockpot and let the cooking happen on my behalf while I get to spend time with my kids. Here are some of the best slow cooker recipes—give them a try and you’ll love them too!

    bowl of crockpot honey garlic chicken over rice

    Chicken recipes

    Chicken is by far the most frequently consumed meat in our home. I particularly love slow cooker chicken recipes. Unless you are making something with ground chicken, you don’t need to cook the chicken beforehand–the crockpot will do all the work for you.

    ladle of slow cooker cabbage soup

    Healthy recipes

    We all know we should eat healthy, but it often seems like healthy recipes take the longest to make! Thankfully, these easy slow cooker recipes are all made from nutritious, wholesome ingredients that will give your entire family the fuel you need.

    There are so many great vegetarian crockpot recipes in this list as well—they are some of my favorites from the entire list. In fact, your kids may not even know there are veggies hidden in many of these healthy recipes. :)

    crockpot lasagna

    Recipes with beef

    Beef is one of the most versatile ingredients out there—just think of the difference between ground beef and shredded beef. Each one of these recipes uses a cut of beef to create a filling (and tasty!) meal.

    Insider’s Tip: once I find a slow cooker recipe with beef that my entire family loves, I keep a close eye out to see when that cut goes on sale and stock up to make freezer meals.

    crockpot kalua pork sliders on a white plate

    Pork recipes

    Pork slow cooker recipes are definitely underrated. In fact, these are some of the best recipes out there! Pork is another meat that can be used in so many different ways and with so many different cuisines.

    bowl of slow cooker potato soup with cheese, bacon and chives

    Soup recipes

    Over the cooler months, these easy crockpot recipes are in constant rotation at my home. There is truly nothing like a steaming bowl of homemade soup to warm you right up!

    Plus, this is a great way to add lots of fiber and protein to your day in an easy-to-digest form. The vegetarian slow cooker recipes on this list are absolutely incredible and are just the thing to make for Meatless Mondays.

    slow cooker mac and cheese with a wooden spoon

    Crockpot side dishes

    These slow cooker recipes are perfect to make for the holidays or for a dinner party where you don’t want to leave meal prep to the last minute. These slow cooker side dishes are completely portable too—just let it cook all day, then when it’s time to go take your crockpot with you, and plug it in to keep it warm.

    If you aren’t pulling your crockpot out of your cabinet right now, what are you waiting for? :) Give yourself a break and reach for any of these 50+ easy slow cooker recipes. Enjoy!

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