60 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy Weeknights

Dinner has never been this easy.

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If you feel like you never have enough time to make a homemade dinner, don't fret! These easy slow cooker recipes are here to save the day. Trus us: It doesn't get any easier than tossing in your food and letting your trusty Crock-Pot do all the work.

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slow cooker recipes potato soup
Gimme Some Oven
Slow Cooker Potato Soup

Top this creamy soup with bacon, cheddar cheese, and chopped onions to make every bite even better.

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Tools you'll need: Hamilton Beach 6-quart slow cooker ($45, )

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slow cooker recipes chicken lemon
Eazy Peazy Meals
Lemon Butter Chicken

Upgrade your usual chicken dinner with a lemony garlic sauce and plenty of Parmesan cheese.

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Tools you'll need: Crock-Pot 6-quart slow cooker ($30, )

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slow cooker recipes chicken stroganoff
The Recipe Critic
Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Stroganoff

Use canned cream of chicken soup to make this stroganoff even less of a hassle.

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Tools you'll need: Hamilton Beach 4-quart slow cooker ($35, )

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slow cooker recipes nacho soup
Baked by Rachel
Slow Cooker Nacho Soup

Transform classic nachos into a warm, comforting soup.

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Tools you'll need: Instant Pot 3-quart slow cooker ($30, )

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slow cooker recipes jambalaya
Creme de la Crumb
Slow Cooker Jambalaya

Every bite of this classic New Orleans comfort food is loaded with chicken, shrimp, and andouille sausage.

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Tools you'll need: Crock-Pot 8-quart slow cooker ($35, )

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slow cooker recipes tacos
Gimme Some Oven
Crispy Slow Cooker Carnitas

These pork tacos are full of juicy flavor, down to the very last bite.

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Tools you'll need: Crock-Pot 7-quart slow cooker ($30, )

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slow cooker recipes cilantro lime
The Recipe Critic
Slow Cooker Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken

Pan sear your chicken breasts before you put them in your slow cooker for a crispy coating.

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Tools you'll need: Black and Decker 7-quart slow cooker ($33, )

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slow cooker recipes honey garlic
Chef Savvy
Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

Pair this sweet and savory chicken with sticky rice for an easy weeknight dinner.

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Tools you'll need: Hamilton Beach 5-quart slow cooker ($30, )

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slow cooker parmesan herb chicken and orzo recipe
Creme de la Crumb
Slow Cooker Parmesan Herb Chicken and Orzo

If you're looking for an easy weeknight dinner, look no further than this simple slow cooker chicken and rice combo.

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Tools you'll need: Proctor-Silex 4-quart slow cooker ($17, )

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slow cooker mushroom soup recipe
Half-Baked Harvest
Slow Cooker Creamy Wild Rice Soup with Butter Roasted Mushrooms

Mushrooms get roasted with thyme sprigs and lemon zest in this creamy, filling soup.

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Tools you'll need: Chefman 7-quart slow cooker ($48, )

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overnight apple pie slow cooker oatmeal recipe
Five Heart Home
Slow Cooker Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal

Dump these ingredients in your slow-cooker before you go to bed and wake up in the morning with a ready-to-eat breakfast (and a sweet-smelling house to boot!).

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slow cooker chicken gnocchi soup recipe
Pinch of Yum
Slow Cooker Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe

Want to convince your family to eat more soup? Put pasta in it.

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slow cooker spaghetti squash and meatballs recipe
Half-Baked Harvest
Spaghetti Squash and Turkey Meatballs

Spaghetti squash can be a great substitute for pasta if you're trying to add some more veggies to your diet.

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Becky Luigart-Stayner
Slow Cooker Red Wine Beef Stew

Because red wine makes everything better—including stew.

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slow cooker chicken tortilla soup 
Becky Luigart-Stayner
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

This hearty soup is a Mexican-inspired favorite, made easy.

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Becky Luigart-Stayner
Slow Cooker Roast Beef Sandwiches

Your slow cooker does all the work for these tender roast beef sandwiches. Add a tablespoon of horseradish or wasabi to the mayo for a little extra kick.

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Becky Stayner
Spiced Sweet Potato and Peanut Puree

Heat up your evening with this rich, spicy soup.

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chicken and quinoa minestrone
Becky Luigart Stayner
Chicken and Quinoa Minestrone

You'll love this healthy update on classic chicken and rice soup.

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Becky Stayner
Red-Eye Brisket Stew

This hearty classic gets a zesty kick from coffee, Dijon mustard, and pickled red onions.

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Becky Stayner
Black Bean and Chile Soup

Lighten up this heavy soup with fresh tomato and tomatillo salsa.

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Romulo Yanes
Cowboy Brisket

Every country home needs something simmering in the kitchen, so fire up this versatile big-batch recipe.

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slow cooker meatballs
Brian Woodcock
Slow Cooker Meatballs

Making this Italian favorite just got even easier! To make mini meatball sliders, top toasted dinner rolls with meatballs, provolone, and sliced sweet-hot banana peppers.

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Ryan Liebe
Herbed Chicken With Beets and Brussels

Need something healthy and hands-off? Look no further than this easy-yet-impressive dinner that's sure to please your whole flock.

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slow cooker recipes ziti
Kristine's Kitchen
Slow Cooker Baked Ziti

Get ready for this dinnertime game-changer! This "baked" pasta actually cooks in your Crock-Pot.

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slow cooker recipes
Courtesy of Your Homebased Mom
Slow Cooker Parmesan Honey Pork Roast

Cover this tender boneless pork loin roast with a mixture of mouthwatering flavors and ingredients like honey, soy sauce, oregano, garlic, and more.

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easy slow cooker recipes
Courtesy of Creme de la Crumb
Beef Stroganoff

This easy slow cooker version of beef stroganoff promises rich and savory flavors.

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Courtesy of Skinny Taste
Moroccan Chickpea and Turkey Stew

If you want a cozy night in, whip up this delicious Moroccan stew. (You can even use what's left over for lunch for the rest of the week.)

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Courtesy of Damn Delish
Tater Tot Casserole

With tots loaded with cheese and ground beef, this recipe will surely make your whole family happy.

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Courtesy of Gimme Some Oven
Curried Lentil Soup

Pump up the flavor of lentil soup by filling it with curry powder, masala, and cumin.

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Courtesy of Foxes Love Lemons
Chicken and Apple Cider Chili

Instead of using chicken broth as a chili base, this recipe calls for apple cider as a delicious alternative.

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