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73+ Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

70+ easy slow cooker recipes including crockpot soup, pasta, casseroles and more. Great weeknight dinners like 5 ingredient chili with ground beef or spicy ground sausage for your crockpot to try out this month. 

easy slow cooker recipes

Ready for some set it and forget it cheap comfort food?!! I have 5 crockpots and even during the summertime it is great to throw in one of my easy slow cooker recipes and have it ready at dinner time with really NO effort on my part. Let me share many of our favorite crockpot recipes. (originally published 4/16, affiliate links present)

Slow Cooker Recipes Easy

I have a bunch of these to share with y’all. From appetizers like our slow cooker bbq meatballs to main dishes and even desserts you can “bake”, this pot is amazing. If you are new to low and slow we will guide you along the way. An expert? I bet you want new ideas like now! 😉

And you can cook from right out of the freezer too y’all. Seriously. Like our these frozen pork chops in Crock Pot this comes out tender as well. Let me know which ones turn out to be your favorites and you make over and over again.

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. 😉


NO Preparation Slow Cooker Recipes

Let’s start with some easy cheap crockpot meals first shall we? Most of them include a large hunk of meat that you want to just get nice and tender. This method is a great way to do just that. In some cases like our sirloin tip roast slow cooker you can even include vegetables right in the same pot.

If you wanted to make any of these dairy free it is pretty simple to do. Take our goulash in the Crockpot dish, just get a package of lactose free cream cheese to add in there.

easy cheap crockpot meals

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

Throw in a Crockpot roast with onion soup mix for a hearty meal. That little packet gives it a huge burst of flavor with a very low cost. No need to even slice it when done because you will be able to pull it apart with 2 forks.

If you want to try something new, beef with a bone we call Crockpot Ossobuco Beef.

Crockpot frozen meatballs turn out incredibly well. Use as an appetizer or with butter noodles served for dinner. We cook from frozen a lot because I don’t always remember to defrost dinner in time. If you’re the same, try our frozen chicken thighs Crock Pot recipe too.

You can start with a classic. This easy Crockpot chicken casserole with rice and vegetables is a good beginning. But with a large cut of beef you too can make it fork tender like our Crockpot Brisket Recipe.

And if it is the holidays you must try one of these slow cooker turkey recipes. You can serve them with Crockpot carrots and slow cooker collard greens to enjoy.

turkey breast in crockpot

Family Slow Cooker Meals

You can make our Slow Cooker Lentil Stew Recipe vegetarian or with kielbasa or chicken. Super versatile dish that is hearty and we love. An old fashioned favorite is our Crockpot Meatloaf Recipe. You can use your own mixture but our timing if you’d like.

Try slow cooker chicken legs year round. Then throw them into the air fryer to crisp the skin! There are so many possibilities though with the low and slow method.

If you want to make pulled sandwiches on small rolls for a fun meal use our Slow Cooker Pot Roast Red Wine recipe and start from there.

A few of our most popular crockpot breakfast recipes are this crockpot breakfast casserole recipe, slow cooker cheesy potatoes, or slow cooker steel cut oats

crockpot breakfast casserole recipe

Weeknight Crock Pot Recipes

For a feel good old fashioned dish, our slow cooker pork chops and gravy will bring you back to your childhood. With a thick sauce and your proteins getting tender in just a few hours this is just the start of what you should try this Winter.

I mean you could make things year round like we do. Use what you have on hand. When I find poultry on sale you can go with our Slow Cooker Chicken Casserole with Noodles if you like.

Want to use leftover chicken in a hearty and cheap way? Try our easy white chicken chili Crockpot recipe here.

When you want something ethnic in the pot Slow Cooker Guisado de Pollo is a great choice. And yes we have a lot more crockpot recipes coming up…..

Crockpot Crack Chicken

Slow Cooker Recipes to Feed a Crowd

Let’s continue shall we?? We are a family of 5 so I am all about EASY, like as little prep and precooking possible. I hardly ever do that unless it’s beef and I want a sear on the outsides first. Tell me I’m not alone on this!

It’s our easiest easy slow cooker recipes for sure, who doesn’t like pizza??!!

slow cooker pizza casserole

Low Carb Slow Cooker Recipes

We make Crockpot frozen chicken all the time to use in a variety of other dishes.

Having a crowd over, or want some pure comfort food on a bun? Try our Crockpot pulled pork recipe with just 3 simple ingredients some night.

pulled pork

With bone-in or boneless Slow Cooker Country Style Ribs all you really need is a bottle of barbecue sauce and your meat.

If you need a really dump and go kinda’ meal, try making Crockpot potato soup with frozen hashbrowns.


Best Crockpot Meals

They also have a chicken and dumplings slow cooker recipe that I’ve got to try!! Slow cooker Hoppin John is supposed to bring you luck and prosperity in the New Year. It’s worth a shot!

For a meat free vegetarian option you can make Slow Cooker Lentils as a side or thin out with more broth to become a soup.

And if you’re a real cabbage lover we have a big roundup of simple cabbage recipes here too. I don’t know what it was about turning 40, but now I love this green vegetable!

crockpot stuffed cabbage

You can throw a whole bird in there which we will get to but little ones are fun too like our Slow Cooker Cornish Hens using potatoes as trivets which makes for a whole meal.

Then give this creamy Crockpot tortellini soup recipe a whirl.

Crockpot Tortellini Soup
Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe

Easy Crock Pot Meals

Did you know you could cook Crockpot ground beef too?? Great for busy days when you’re home but don’t want to stand at the stovetop.

Then use it for tacos or to make Crockpot enchilada casserole later.

ground beef in a crockpot

If you find chuck roast on sale, load up! There are so many recipes you can make with this cut including out slow cooker beef manhattan, pulled beef and more.

how you cook a pizza in your crockpot

Super Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

More easy slow cooker recipes below! If you’ve never made ribs in your crockpot I highly encourage that you try it! You finish them in the oven so they get a nice crisp on the outside but the time in the slow cooker really makes them amazingly tender and gives them a great flavor.

I’ve also made Instant Pot teriyaki ribs if you have one of those!

whole chicken in crockpot

Meals for Families

Just 2 ingredients makes this pulled pork crockpot recipe. Or make Crockpot chicken taco meat.

Easy slow cooker recipes

Cheap Recipes for Large Families

So, those are our 40 easy slow cooker recipes but we are adding new ones each month so keep this post handy. I also have over 100+ Instant Pot recipes for even more dinner ideas.

Now that you have dinner covered try dessert in the crockpot!! One is below and our Crockpot peanut clusters rock too.

Slow Cooker Flourless Chocolate Cake recipe!

Weeknight Crockpot Meals Kid Friendly

We hope this list of easy slow cooker recipes helps schedule your meals for the whole month so you can relax a bit and eat together more often!

  • What is your favorite thing to cook in your crockpot?? I’d love to hear it so we can add it to our list and maybe add it to our rotation if we love it enough. 😉
Easy slow cooker recipes

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Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

64+ easy slow cooker recipes you can dump and go with ground beef, sausage, chicken or vegetarian. Crockpot meals for families are great.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword crockpot, pork chops, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Servings 4
Calories 228kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • Lay pork chops inside pot, sprinkle all seasonings on top. Try not to overlap meat.
  • Cover and cook on low for about 7 hours or until the thickest part reaches 145 F min. to be safe to consume.


Nutrition Facts
Easy Slow Cooker Recipes
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 228 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 737mg32%
Potassium 505mg14%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 0.1g0%
Sugar 0.02g0%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 104IU2%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Dawn Perry

Sunday 14th of February 2021

I was anxious to try the sirloin steak and potatoes crockpot recipe. I clicked on the link and it took me to your page. I scanned through the entire thing and never found the recipe.


Friday 8th of March 2024

@Dawn Perry, I can't find any either. Just takes me to different links.

Carrie Kleckner

Saturday 23rd of June 2018

Thank you for this! Just what I was looking for this summer so I don’t have to turn on my oven!

The Typical Mom

Tuesday 26th of June 2018



Saturday 23rd of June 2018

These look interesting but I’m trying to find low cal instant pot recepies can you help?

The Typical Mom

Tuesday 26th of June 2018

I would try my Minestrone soup.


Thursday 7th of April 2016

Great ideas for crock pot cooking! I would love to try your pizza casserole ~ looks delicious!!!

The Typical Mom

Wednesday 27th of April 2016

One of our favorites

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