By: K.H. Smith
Some meals do require more prep than others. You can choose to use all fresh ingredients, or use cheats, like canned or frozen ingredients. I won’t judge!
If you search the web there really are amazing ways to use your crock pot to prepare dinner, desserts, drinks, and even breakfast! Some of the ideas are a little too far-fetched for me to try, but I digress. I have put together a few delicious crockpot meals to try. Note the variety of flavors you can cook in a crock pot, and this is just the tip of the iceburg! Add some of these to your meal rotation. Make a larger batch for leftovers or freeze for a meal next week. The weather has been perfect for a warm savory dinner at home!
Crock Pot Minestrone Soup from Running in a Skirt
This is a great recipe for vegetarians or vegans! It would also be a good way to use up extra veggies you have from the week!
Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup from Like Mother Like Daughter
This soup is delicious and there are lots of additional variations mentioned in the comment section so you can fit this to your family’s tastes no problem.
Slow Cooker Meatball Subs from Rick on the Rocks
This recipe takes a little more prep time, since you make the meatballs from scratch, but Yum! This would be a good recipe to get the kids helping. Messy but fun! Great meal for a chilly night!
Slow Cooker Jambalaya by Le Crème de La Crumb
I love a little spicy food from time to time and this hits the spot! The rice is a little mushier than the stove top version, but I will happily trade that for the time saved!
Slow Cooker Creamy White Chicken Chili from The Chunky Chef
There are a ton of chili recipes out there, but I like this white chicken chili as a change from the ordinary. There are some low fat substitutions made and it is still tasty!
5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas by Fit Slow Cooker Queen
I love this recipe! It even has her fajita seasoning recipe to make from scratch. There are also suggestions that you could use chicken or pork to change things up. Healthy, simple and tasty!
Crock Pot Loaded Baked Potato Soup from The Country Cook
This is a comfort food recipe. Its creamy goodness warms you head to toe! Perfect for a snow day!
The Best Crock Pot Barbeque Chicken by Fresh Family Meals
Another 5 ingredient recipe that is sure to please! I also like this recipe because you can serve it as sandwiches, over salad, or as whole breasts with sides. You can definitely make double and have 2 or more meals with no extra effort! Win-win.
Crock Pot Chicken Corn Chowder by Life in the Lofthouse
Another comfort soup recipe, but so tasty! This soup is perfect for making ahead of time and reheating.
Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken by Family Food on the Table
This recipe is very versatile. You can serve it with sides, over rice or in tortillas. I love it shredded and in the sauce. You definitely want to serve it with the sauce!
Chicken Taco Chili From Me
This is my favorite crock pot meal, especially on a cold rainy day. I have made many variations of this chili, and keep coming back to the original. I hope you love it as much as I do!
Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apples by Skinny Ms
A lighter dessert you can make in the crock pot that smells amazing! Serve as is, or over a little ice cream (I won’t tell!) A great way to use up some left over apples!
I hope this list has inspired you to try a few crock pot recipes! Now you have some ideas for some delicious home cooked meals!