25 Great Slow Cooker Recipes


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It was obvious from the enthusiasm about our 25 Make-Ahead Breakfasts post that we all need some easy, go-to recipes! For busy families on-the-go, prepping beforehand is crucial. So I thought today I’d share 25 great slow cooker meals.

You can toss these in the slow cooker in the morning and have dinner waiting when you are ready for it. Better yet, prep as much as you can on a Saturday and freeze your meals in gallon-sized plastic zipper bags. Then you can just dump one in the slow cooker (defrosting it the night before is best, but usually not a deal-breaker) on your way out the door.

Do you have a favorite slow cooker recipe? Please share it in the comments!

  1. Chicken Tikka Masala
  2. Curried Vegetable and Chickpea Stew (vegan)
  3. Cream Cheese Chicken
  4. Stuffed Pepper Soup
  5. Pasta Fagioli Soup (vegetarian if you sub vegetable broth for chicken broth)
  6. French Dips
  7. Sesame Chicken
  8. Greek Chicken Pitas
  9. Balsamic Onion Pot Roast
  10. Bolognese Sauce
  11. Curried Pork Chops
  12. BBQ Chicken
  13. Cajun Stew
  14. Chicken and Cornmeal Dumplings
  15. Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Lasagna Soup
  16. Korean Ribs
  17. Country Style Pork and White Beans
  18. Spicy Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches
  19. Italian Sausage Stuffed Peppers
  20. Texas Two-Step Stew
  21. Shrimp and Corn Chowder
  22. Cheesy Cowboy Casserole
  23. Paella
  24. Cranberry Chicken
  25. Chili



  1. Yummers! As a busy parent I’m always looking for crockpot meals to make my life just a smidge easier. The Spicy Buffalo Chicken looks ah-mah-zing! I couldn’t help but share this on my Facebook page. 😀

  2. Thanks for the mention for my Slow Cooker Balsamic and Onion Pot Roast!

  3. I can always use some new recipes. Love cooking in my slow cooker.

  4. Ok. Silly question. Is a Slow Cooker and a Crockpot the same thing?

  5. nice

  6. Looks like a yummy list. A big thing that got me hooked on the 40 meals list and website was that it comes with a shopping list. Someone did the work of compiling every mention of soy sauce to tell me that I should buy 14 gallons of soy sauce (okay, I may be exaggerating just a little!)

    I printed the list, shopped, stuffed my freezer bags, and my freezer, and I’m still working through the crockpot meals. Any chance someone wants to do the work for the list of 25 you have here?

  7. Thanks so much for including my crockpot chili recipe here! You’ve got a great lineup of slow-cooker meals in your list!

  8. Thanks for linking up to our stuffed pepper soup!

  9. Patti Freeland says

    I love your slow cooker, I’m needing one and would like to know the brand of yours because that’s the one I want. Thank you so much

  10. I am in the process of cooking a beef brisket and apricot one as I type….so will post the result tomorrow! 🙂

  11. Your curries vegetables and chickpea stew is not vegan. It has coconut milk, which is milk with coconut water.

  12. My favorite is also the easiest. SLOW COOKED PORK CHOPS
    Brown pork chops quickly and put into cooker. Cover each and all with applesauce. Season with cinnamon. Cook about 6 hours. That’s it!!! and the best!!!

  13. Love all these recipes! Thank you for sharing them. Will try to cook some of these.

  14. Does anyone know if these can be done in a Dutch oven. I have a clay one and the new one from Tupperware. What temp and time would you use? They do not have crockpots in Norway! They thought I was crazy when I asked about them in the store!!

  15. Leanne, Here are instructions on how to convert a recipe for the oven: http://www.ehow.com/how_4926523_convert-cooker-times-oven-time.html


  16. get one at ELKJOP (Norway) they’re listed as ”crock-pot”


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