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63+ Super Easy Crockpot Recipes

Over 63 super easy crockpot recipes to fill up your meal planning for the month and try a new weeknight dinner. From slow cooker casseroles to dinner soups and desserts, they’re my favorite ones all wrapped up in one handy guide. 

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We are a busy family of 5, both work full time, but still like to eat dinner as a family so easy crockpot recipes are key to how we’re able to do it all. Throw it all in before you leave in the morning and BAM your slow cooker meals are ready when you’re back from the busy day. (originally published 1/17, affiliate links present)

Easy Crockpot Recipe

With these easy slow cooker recipes you don’t have to be a professional home cook to make your family think you are. 😉 From frozen chicken, to pork chops and taco meat in slow cooker you can make it all y’all.

We’re all busy right??!! If I can cook chicken in one and easy Crockpot side dishes in another there really isn’t any prep at all. Then dinner is ready.

Let’s talk a little bit about slow cooking shall we?? First off I have a few different varieties and I love them all. Each one has an occasion to be used like….

  1. This is my favorite 6 quart programmable one with a locking lid so it’s great for bringing to a potluck too.
  2. If you just want to serve a few appetizers you should get this one that sit side by side one another.
  3. I prefer not to use liners, but rather just spray olive oil inside before adding my food for easier cleanups.

Let me give you a peek of my pretty thang I bought recently. It goes with my kitchen so I can just leave it out on the countertop all the time. 😉

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Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

From appetizers like Crockpot smokies, to soups, desserts, to main dishes, I am constantly creating new Crockpot dinner ideas that all of us will enjoy.

Like our slow cooker beef tips and shredded slow cooker beef barbacoa recipes are amazing. Love thick gravy? Try slow cooker roast beef and gravy over mashed potatoes or with Crockpot cornbread.

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

Crockpot Chicken Recipes

Of course when I do I love sharing them with all of you to help you out as well. If you too are looking for a few easy crockpot recipes you’ve come to the right place, here are a few of our favorites!

I’m not ashamed to admit I’m a bit obsessed with my slow cooker!

And since I am forgetful, a lot, I have instructions for things right out of the freezer. Slow cooker frozen cube steak is just one, more to follow below.

Slow Cooker Dinner Recipes

Slow Cooker Dinner Recipes

Sometimes all you have time to do is a little bit of prep in the morning to create a melt in your mouth roast or flavorful shredded beef for dinner.

If you meal plan, having a bunch of recipes can be helpful. Write down your favorites on recipe cards or bookmark this page.

  • That’s when these crockpot recipes come in SO handy!

Here’s a printable for Crock Pot cooking times that will help you convert from high to low depending on how much time you have.

We have a list of easy cheap crockpot meals to choose from here too. Some are vegetarian like slow cooker cabbage and others are high in protein.

crockpot cook times

Dump and Go Slow Cooker Recipes

One that is a perfect size for dips and a small casserole, a large version if I know company is coming over, and one that is perfect for feeding our family of 5. These are my favorite styles I recommend everyone has in their cupboards.

  • Large crockpot – perfect for a larger crowd and crockpot soup recipes
  • Casserole crockpot – not just for casseroles but perfect for dips too
  • Medium crockpot – perfect for our family of 5 with maybe 1 serving for leftovers the next day
  • Disney lovers crockpot – my next purchase!

I can say I have never used crockpot liners, but some people swear by them to eliminate some of the mess/scrubbing. 

Dump and Go Slow Cooker Recipes

Here are some of our favorites with links to a total of over 50 different crockpot recipes for you to try and enjoy. Starting with easy easy like out 2 ingredient Slow Cooker BBQ chicken thighs and on to show you how to cook pasta in slow cooker too we have it all.

Want a protein packed meal with veggies all cooked together? Try this Crockpot jerk chicken one pot meal that everyone loves.

Easy Crockpot Meals

Here are a few easy slow cooker turkey recipes you can choose from for the holidays..or year round.

Easy Slow Cooker Meals

Easy Slow Cooker Meals

You can start the day with your every day ingredients, but made in this pot. If you haven’t tried Crockpot scrambled eggs it’s a great one for a large crowd, especially during the holidays.

Our creamy Crockpot ham and potato soup is amazing. If you want a cheap and healthy chicken option, this pepperoncini chicken in your pot is fabulous.

Now if you’re forgetful, you can still cook this frozen whole chicken in Crockpot and still save dinner. I’ve done it lots of times. It surprisingly comes out super tender like frozen chicken thighs Crock Pot.

Simple Crockpot chicken noodle soup is always a winner for dinner. Like healthy? We have a roundup of Crockpot cabbage recipes to choose from too.

Easy Family Slow Cooker Meals

Easy Family Slow Cooker Meals

If you’re looking for really cheap crockpot meals we have a bunch! Crockpot recipes using hamburger tend to be a bit less expensive. To really cut down on costs choose a meat with a bit higher fat content, that will drive the price down.

Since you’ll have to precook your ground beef anyway you can drain the fat so it won’t matter anyway. If you want it lower in fat put it into a strainer and spray hot water on your meat to rinse more fat off it it too.

You can use precooked meat to make cooking faster too like our Crockpot tuna noodle casserole recipe.

Then if you want a good ol’ fashioned meal you should try our slow cooker cube steak or slow cooker beef stew with onion soup mix.

Crockpot Recipes for Two

Crockpot Recipes for Two

If you want to make a smaller batch of any of these just cut in half. I recommend using a smaller 4 qt. pot for less food. Our carne asada Crock Pot recipe is full of flavor, low carb, protein packed and great shredded or chopped inside of tacos.

If you want to use pork I would give our slow cooker pork chops and gravy a whirl. Want something without a heavy sauce to it? Use powdered flavoring mixes like our slow cooker ranch pork chops which packs a ton of flavor.

Forgetful like me?? I bet you have had your moments. That is when this Crockpot chicken frozen breasts recipe comes in handy. We made it like chicken caprese but you could use all sorts of sauces with it to get tender.

Side Dishes Slow Cooker

I mean anything goes with our no yeast slow cooker bread recipe. More like rolls but you’ll love that one for sure. Want a veggie? Slow cooker collard greens will remind you of your grams.

Easy Crockpot Recipe

Easy Crockpot recipes of all kinds using ground beef like this slow cooker chili, chicken, ground beef or casseroles.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cheap, chili, crockpot, meals, recipes, slow cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings 8
Calories 164kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Brown ground beef in a skillet with all seasonings. Pour into slow cooker (I do not drain). Pour in cans of beans, tomatoes, chiles and sauce, stir together.
  • Put on lid and set to low heat for 6 hours. Taste, adjust with salt and pepper and serve topped with cheese.

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Nutrition Facts
Easy Crockpot Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 438mg19%
Potassium 353mg10%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 206IU4%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Slow Cooker Appetizer Recipes

Ok so I make slow cooker bbq meatballs for an app and am guilty of serving for dinner in slider buns too!

Have you ever wondered if you cook cook Crockpot ground beef or slow cooker eggs in this thing? You can!! It’s kinda’ great on a busy day when you’re doing work around the house. A few stirs throughout and done.

Having people over for brunch? Make our Crockpot funeral potatoes or slow cooker buffalo chicken dip for the win.

slow cooker funeral potato recipe

Crockpot Meals Chicken

Cooking for the holidays? Our slow cooker green bean casserole recipe works so well.

Try this EASY Crockpot potato soup with frozen hashbrowns some night. We have made Crockpot frozen chicken before too when batch cooking. It can be used for a number of other recipes.

If you haven’t baked a slow cooker dessert yet they turn out quite well actually. You can throw together this Crockpot cobbler with frozen fruit in no time. Year round you can find the ingredients which is nice.

Crockpot Meals Chicken

4 Ingredient Dump Meals

Many of these are easy few ingredient recipes like our slow cooker oatmeal that is simple to prep the night before.

One of the magical things about this pot is how it cooks beans from dry. I never ever would do it any other way (other than in a pressure cooker) because it is too labor intensive. But when making slow cooker black beans you just rinse, add, and let them get tender low and slow all day. That is it.

You can then use those beans in our slow cooker casserole with pasta and sauce. Add leftover meat or leave vegetarian.

Forgetful?? Me too. Here’s how to cook frozen roast in slow cooker perfectly or this is how to cook Crockpot chuck roast that is fresh or frozen.

slow cooker Frozen Roast

Want a super cheap and hearty meal? Try our easy white chicken chili Crockpot recipe or frozen meatballs in Crockpot some night.

A healthy option you can just add some simple seasonings to is this slow cooker chicken thighs and potatoes one pot meal.

Crockpot Casseroles

Soup doesn’t have to be made when you’re sick or it’s snowing outside. Many times we make it year round because it’s pure comfort food in a bowl. Pair it with a side of semi homemade pull apart bread and dinner is done in no time!

We love breakfast for dinner too. When I have leftover ham after the holidays I’ll make Cheesy Hashbrown Potatoes Crockpot to enjoy.

Slow cooker corned beef recipe

Easy Family Crockpot Meals

For a really healthy crockpot recipe try our pea soup below using dry split peas that can be found at the Dollar Store, literally. Using broth and some vegetables it will become a new family favorite. Throwing in some leftover ham is a great add in too!

Here are a few pictures of our favorite crock pot recipes that are soups, but there are so many other things you can make in your slow cooker including hearty dinners and desserts!

I’ve even made these fabulous buttery garlic slow cooker no yeast rolls as a side dish on a busy evening and they’re so yummy.

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Slow Cooker Recipes with Vegetables

If you love cabbage you must try our Crockpot cabbage and sausage recipes loaded with potatoes too. A hearty meal that is way too good to only make it around St. Patrick’s Day.

For a really hometown dish try a roast with onion soup mix in Crockpot!

Crockpot hamburger casserole is amazing, as well as all our other crockpot hamburger recipes here.

Crockpot Hamburger Casserole

This easy slow cooker stew recipe is great to make year round with vegetables and tender meat. Make some for your pup too with our Crockpot dog food recipe.

Cooking beans in slow cooker is a game changer. I do still soak for a few hours, but you don’t need to. One that turns out great is our mayocoba beans recipe.

Crockpot Corn Chowder

If you want to try foods from other countries you can do just that right at home. You can make enchiladas in this and our Puerto Rican beef stew is incredible. Love seafood? Try a batch of Crock Pot shrimp boil y’all.

From comfort foods like our hamburger helper you see here, to healthy dishes like chicken fajitas and the easiest crockpot chicken cacciatore recipe you’ll ever make there’s always something new you can try!

crockpot recipes

Dessert in Slow Cooker

If you’re new to breakfast crockpot recipes we have a few including the potatoes below. Add sausage or ham and it’s great for Christmas brunch too.

The question when you add meat is, can you put raw meat in a slow cooker?

I do not do this with hamburger, but beef and chicken I do. In general it isn’t a hard no no. You can cook raw meat in the slow cooker by putting in your meat with the liquid your recipe calls for, and set to high or low. Generally people start at high and after a few hours turn it down.

In 6-8 hours most meats will be cooked through and safe to eat. As always use a thermometer to ensure it’s the right temp for safety reasons.

Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes

What can you cook in a slow cooker

As you can see it is just about everything! From chicken to beef, pork and even desserts there is nothing this oval pot can’t do really. Yes I do have a lot of Instant Pot recipes to choose from too but occasionally I just want to go back to the basics.

If you’ve never made a crockpot dessert there are many on this site. We’ve made things like our crockpot apple dump cake and Crockpot peanut clusters that are amazing. Use pretzels and nuts instead to make this Crockpot chocolate candy treat.

crockpot recipes

If there aren’t enough easy crockpot recipes here to choose from I have more here:

I am adding new recipes each week so make sure to check back often!

easy cheap crockpot meals

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