80 Slow Cooker Recipes for When You Need an Effortlessly Delicious Dinner

Take all the hassle out of making supper with these delicious dishes.

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Becky Luigart-Stayner

Even those who love to cook need a break in the kitchen sometimes. During those busy weeks when you simply don't have enough time to whip up dinner every night for your family, skip the pricey takeout and prepare one of these slow cooker recipes instead. Home cooks of all levels will have no trouble at all whipping up these super-easy dinners. This list is filled with slow cooker soups, healthy Crock-Pot plates, slow cooker chicken dishes, slow cooker beef recipes, and even a few slow cooker vegetarian meals. Every one of these recipes is so tasty, you'll want to go down the list and make a new dish each week. Of course, because all of these Crock-Pot recipes are prepared in your trusty device, you already know they're unbelievably simple to make. And because everything is cooked in one appliance, you won't have to dirty up—and then wash—all your pots and pans. Basically, you'll enjoy that these recipes are just about effortless, and your entire family—both kids and adults—will love how good they taste. That's a win-win for everyone. To finish off dinner on a sweet note, you could also prepare a slow cooker dessert for a nice little treat too.

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slow cooker recipes sloppy joes
The Cookie Rookie
Bacon Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes

Even the pickiest eaters will enjoy these Sloppy Joes. The little ones will polish off their plates—and might even ask for a second serving.

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slow cooker recipes meatballs
Dinner at the Zoo
Italian-Style Meatballs

One of the best parts about these meatballs is that they're so versatile. Feel free to serve them over a bed of spaghetti, vegetables, or as an appetizer.

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slow cooker recipes bbq chicken
The Recipe Critic
BBQ Chicken

Take your usual chicken dinner to the next level with this "melt in your mouth" meal. You really can't go wrong with a dish that's slathered with plenty of barbecue sauce.

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slow cooker recipes salsa chicken
Jo Cooks
Salsa Chicken

Believe it or not, this unbelievably easy and super-cheesy dish requires just three ingredients. It's the simplest supper you'll be making on repeat.

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slow cooker recipes lasagna
Natasha's Kitchen
Lasagna

Every bite of this beefy lasagna is delectable, thanks to three types of cheese. The entire meal is just mouthwateringly delicious.

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slow cooker recipes pulled pork
Spicy Southern Kitchen
Teriyaki Pulled Pork

This saucy pulled pork is obviously tasty right out of the slow cooker, but it also reheats well for leftovers. As this blogger notes about her recipe, "It gets even better with time."

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slow cooker enchilada
Damn Delicious
Quinoa Enchilada Casserole

Finish off this easy casserole with sliced avocados and diced tomatoes. The garnishes add a touch of fresh flavor.

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slow cooker recipes chicken marsala
Creme de la Crumb
Chicken Marsala

A mushroom and garlic sauce makes this meal irresistible. You'll be licking your plate clean.

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slow cooker thai curry
Half Baked Harvest
Thai Butternut Squash Curry

Eating healthy doesn't have to be bland. This sweet and spicy dish is good and good for you!

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slow cooker recipes fajitas
Carlsbad Cravings
Chicken Fajitas

Next time you're in the mood for a sizzling plate of fajitas, skip the pricey restaurant version and whip up your own at home. You might never want to go back to your favorite Mexican place again.

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slow cook recipes pork chops
The Salty Marshmallow
Pork Chops

It's almost impossible to believe you can cook super-juicy pork chops right in your slow cooker. Just one bite into this classic comfort food and you'll be hooked.

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slow cooker recipes honey sriracha chicken
Chef Savvy
Honey Sriracha Chicken

Serve these "super tender" thighs with a side of rice and vegetables. Or, just enjoy the chicken all on its own.

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slow cooker soup
Life in the Lofthouse
Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

Every single spoonful of this hearty soup is loaded with beef, cheese, and bacon. You'll definitely want seconds.

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slow cooker recipes french onion chicken
Mother Thyme
French Onion Chicken

Croutons add a nice crunch to this dish. Just be sure to add them right before you serve so they don't get soggy.

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slow cooker turkey breast
Recipe Tin Eats
Garlic Herb Turkey Breast

You don't have to wait until the annual Thanksgiving feast to enjoy a plate of moist turkey. Not only is this version "absolutely to die for," but it's also so much easier than preparing an entire bird.

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slow cooker recipes chicken alfredo
The Cookie Rookie
Chicken Alfredo Sandwiches

This ultra creamy, incredibly cheesy recipe tastes just as good whether you use a store-bought or homemade Alfredo sauce.

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slow cooker recipes chicken salsa
Cooking Classy
Mango Salsa Chicken with Coconut Rice

This blogger calls her sweet and savory Mexican meal "a perfect weeknight dinner."

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slow cooker recipes orange chicken
Dinner at the Zoo
Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

This restaurant quality dish is a yummy balance of sweet and savory flavors.

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slow cooker recipes drumsticks
Five Heart Home
Sweet Chili Chicken Drumsticks

Serve these finger licking good drumsticks as a tasty game day snack.

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slow cooker recipes pulled pork
Buns in My Oven
Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwiches With Pickle Slaw

A homemade slaw and sauce makes this the tastiest—and easiest—pulled pork sandwich you've ever tried.

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slow cooker recipes chicken
The Recipe Critic
Slow Cooker General Tso's Chicken

Forget the expensive takeout: This Asian-inspired dish tastes even better at a fraction of the cost.

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slow cooker recipes chicken creamy
Chef in Training
Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken

This flavorful meal will be one of your new favorite chicken dinners.

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

A warm bowl of hearty soup—especially when topped with crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, and green onions—makes the colder months much more bearable.

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

Serve this stroganoff over noodles for the ultimate comfort food.

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

Top this nacho soup with tortilla chips for added crunch.

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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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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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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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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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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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