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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. (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. 😉

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. 😉


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.

crockpot beef recipe

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!

Crockpot Crack Chicken

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.

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

Here are some of our favorites with links to a total of over 50 different crockpot recipes for you to try and enjoy. 

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.

slow cooker turkey breast recipes

Easy Slow Cooker Meals

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.


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.

Slow Cooker Cube Steak

Our carne asada Crock Pot recipe is full of flavor, low carb, protein packed and great shredded or chopped inside of tacos.

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.

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

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 chicken rice

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.

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.

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

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.

crockpot recipes

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.

Crockpot Corn Chowder

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

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

I hope we’ve helped answer the question of what can you cook in a slow cooker at this point.

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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