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35 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes for Incredible, Effortless Meals

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These Super Easy Slow Cooker Recipes are perfect for busy weeknights, quiet weekends, effortless parties and potlucks, and awesome Game Day snacking!

I’m on a slow cooker recipe kick right now!  The season has just changed, the days are getting cooler, the leaves are starting to change color, and football season has started.  It just seems right to fire up the slow cooker to make something warm and comforting and most of all – easy

Really, slow cookers are fantastic tools to create easy meals all year round.  In summer, you can cook tasty, fresh, and filling meals without heating up your house with the oven, and in the fall and winter months, you can make warm and hearty soups, roasts, and other comforting foods to help you stay warm when it’s cold outside. 

The recipes on this ultimate list of 35 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes are perfect for busy nights, quiet, easy weekends, effortless parties and potlucks, and awesome Game Day snacking and will help you make delicious meals with little effort from you, so you can get out of the kitchen and enjoy time with family and friends.

Make the most of your slow cooker with these 30 Brilliant Slow Cooker Hacks You Probably Didn’t Know.

 

Prefer to use your Instant Pot?  These easy conversion tips will help you make your favorite slow cooker recipes in your Instant Pot. 

Also, be sure to check out 50 Easy Instant Pot Meals Perfect for Busy Weeknights for more amazing Instant Pot recipes.

 

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Crock Pots vs. Slow Cookers

Just in case you don’t know (I know I didn’t realize until a few years ago), a slow cooker and a Crock Pot are the same thing.  A Crock Pot is a brand of slow cooker that is so popular, the term is often used for any brand of slow cooker. 

When I was growing up, my mom didn’t often use her slow cooker, so I sort introduced myself to them a couple years ago.  I used her super old one (from the 60’s or 70’s!) for a while before I finally decided to treat myself and upgrade.

This is the slow cooker I use now, and I love it!  It looks like a normal slow cooker, but it has so many features!  It’s programmable, or you can use the manual setting like an old fashioned slow cooker.  It also has a probe setting to check the temperature as you cook – it’ll even cook to a precise temperature! 

When the cooking time or temperature is reached, it automatically switches to a warming feature, making it perfect for busy professionals and families.  Plus, it’s great for potlucks with large handles and a lid that clips on tight.

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes Your Family Will Love

 

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes Your Family Will Love

 

WHITE QUESO GREEN CHILI DIP

This Queso Blanco Dip is made with authentic Asadero Mexican cheese, a light, creamy white cheese that pairs wonderfully with the green chilies and jalapeño in this rich, comforting dip. 

Plus, it’s super easy to make – once the cheese is finished cooking, you can set your slow cooker on warm and let guests help themselves! 

Since it’s not a party without plenty of tasty dip, check out 25 Slow Cooker Dips for Ultimate Snacking for more delicious dip recipes.

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

From Boulder Locavore

 

DRUNKEN BBQ CHICKEN WINGS

Beer is the secret ingredient to make these wings super moist and tender.  Then, they’re covered in a sticky BBQ caramelized sauce with – you guessed it – more beer, making them the perfect Game Day chicken wing. 

For more awesome chicken wing recipes, check out 20 Top-Rated Chicken Wings.

Best Slow Cooker Recipes

From This Silly Girl’s Kitchen

 

CHILI

This slightly spicy, smoky traditional chili will definitely please a crowd with filling ground beef and beans and tasty Southwestern spices.  

For more delicious soup and stew recipe ideas perfect for quick and easy weeknight meals, check out the following:

10 Yummy Soup Recipes That Will Keep You Warm

20 Cozy Stew Recipes That Will Fill You Up

25 Quick + Easy Soups Perfect for Busy Weeknights

Easy Crockpot Recipes

From Gimme Some Oven

 

CLASSIC POT ROAST

I love a good slow roasted chuck roast.  You know it’s done when it falls apart and melts in your mouth – so good and so comforting!  This recipe is made even better with onion soup mix and cream of mushroom soup.  Trust me, it’s delicious! 

Easy and Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes Your Family Will Love

From Don’t Waste the Crumbs

 

HONEY BUFFALO MEATBALLS

The sweetness of honey and brown sugar cuts the pungent, acidic heat of Frank’s Original Hot Sauce, to make a wonderfully flavorful sauce perfect as a party appetizer or easy meal over rice.

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

From The Recipe Critic

 

CHIPOTLE SWEET PULLED PORK

This pork is marinated in Coca-Cola, soy sauce, and spices, then cooked slow and low with brown sugar, more spices, salsa, and green chilies.  But don’t worry, despite loads of spices in this dish, this pork isn’t super hot, just exploding with flavor. 

For more amazing slow cooker meat recipes, check out 16 Best Slow Cooker Sandwiches.

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

From Carlsbad Cravings

 

PARMESAN HONEY PORK LOIN ROAST

With the sweet taste of honey contrasted with sharp parmesan cheese, this moist, tender, and delicious Parmesan Honey Pork Roast will quickly become your family’s favorite home cooked meal!

Easy Slow Cooker Meals

From Your Home Based Mom

 

SUNDAY SAUCE

Short ribs are slow cooked in your new favorite homemade tomato sauce all day long to make this hearty, satisfying sauce perfect for a warming meal on Sundays or any night of the week!

Best Slow Cooker Recipes

From Half Baked Harvest

 

BEEF BOURGUIGNON

This Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon features tender, melt in your mouth beef and hearty vegetables in a rich, meaty sauce. It’s the perfect way to warm up when it’s cold outside!

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From The Recipe Critic

 

SWEET CHILI BBQ KIELBASA

Give “cocktail weenies” an upgrade at your next party or Game Day with this super simple 3-ingredient, gluten-free appetizer generously flavored with BBQ and sweet chili sauces.

Crockpot Recipes for Game Day

From Iowa Girl Eats

 

BACON BOURBON BAKED BEANS

Enjoy the warm, friendly taste of summer any time of year with these easy baked beans that will make you never want to eat canned beans again!

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

From How Sweet Eats

 

FALL-OFF-THE-BONE RIBS

Slow cookers are wonderful for roasting meats, and this recipe is no exception.  Since the slow cooker adds moisture, these ribs turn out super moist, juicy, and fall-off-the-bone tender!

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

From Southern Bite

 

CRISPY JERK CHICKEN

This easy jerk chicken slow cooker recipe makes a super simple, seriously appetizing weeknight or Game Day meal with a spicy kick and loads of flavor!  

Jerk chicken starts in the slow cooker and ends on the grill to give it a super crispy skin while still holding in tons of juicy deliciousness!

Slow Cooker Game Day Recipes

From Cooking and Beer

 

BBQ BEER PULLED CHICKEN WITH CHEDDAR CORN POPOVERS

Corn filled, cheesy popovers taste AMAZING with BBQ beer pulled chicken made in the slow cooker – the ultimate comfort meal and packed with flavor!

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

From Half Baked Harvest

 

CREAMY BEEF STROGANOFF

This recipe is a homemade version of beef stroganoff often made with salt and preservative filled canned cream soups.  

Sour cream and cream cheese make this dish super rich and creamy, and beef broth with lots of tasty seasonings adds loads of flavor for the perfect comforting, warming fall + winter meal!

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

From Crème de la Crumb

 

LEMON GARLIC CHICKEN + VEGGIES

Lemon not only adds loads of bright, fresh flavor, it also helps tenderize the meat!

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

From NeighborFood

 

ENCHILADA STACK

This creamy and cheesy enchilada recipe is so easy, it’s almost foolproof!  Just set it and forget it, and before you know it, you’ll have the best enchiladas ever!

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

From Damn Delicious

 

CAJUN BOILED PEANUTS

These Cajun Boiled Peanuts are the perfect snack food on game day!

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

From Tammilee Tips

 

BEST EVER BEER BRATS

This recipe takes just 5 minutes to prep for the most flavorful and juicy beer brats you’ve ever had!

Easy Crockpot Recipes

From The Slow Roasted Italian

 

BUFFALO CHICKEN MEATBALL MINI SANDWICHES

The classic buffalo chicken and blue cheese combination in these cute mini sandwiches is sure to please a crowd – at the dinner table or the big game!

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

From Boulder Locavore

 

CHEESY TORTELLINI

Even pasta can be “set it and forget it” easy with this Cheesy Tortellini recipe made right in the slow cooker!

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

From Damn Delicious

 

JAMBALAYA

If you love Cajun cuisine, you need to try this super simple jambalaya that couldn’t be easier!

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

From A Spicy Perspective

 

COUNTRY BONELESS BBQ RIBS

What’s better than meat so tender it falls apart?!  Get your barbecue on with these super easy and delicious Country Boneless Ribs.

Easy Slow Cooker Meals

From Happy Money Saver

 

STUFFED PEPPERS

These stuffed peppers are packed with filling protein and fiber and plenty of flavor!

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

From Damn Delicious

 

BARBECUE MAC + CHEESE

This recipe makes a lot of food, making it the perfect dish for a football party or yummy leftovers all week!

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

From Pass the Sushi

 

ROTISSERIE-STYLE BEER CAN CHICKEN

Make your own rotisserie chicken at home.  With just a little prep in the morning, this chicken will be done and waiting for you when you get home.

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

From Everyday Good Thinking

 

TATER TOT CASSEROLE

This casserole is so easy, filling, and perfect for a busy weeknight.

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

From Damn Delicious

 

CARNE ASADA NACHOS

Slow cook flank steak in beer and traditional Mexican spices, then pile high on tortilla chips for a party snack food that’s out of this world!

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

From How Sweet Eats

 

HAWAIIAN CHICKEN

This dish takes just 3 ingredients to make – chicken breasts, barbecue sauce, and pineapple.  It doesn’t get much easier than that!

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From Here Comes the Sun

 

PULLED PORK + BEER CHEESE GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES

This isn’t your mother’s grilled cheese sandwich (sorry, Mom).  A pork roast slow cooks in beer, barbecue sauce, and loads of delicious spices to give this grilled cheese a serious upgrade!

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

From How Sweet Eats

 

GUINNESS CORNED BEEF

This recipe takes a traditional corned beef dinner up a notch with a bottle of Guinness stout for extra flavor and super tender meat!

Amazingly Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Recipes You Need to Try

From Countryside Cravings

 

MOZZARELLA STUFFED MEATBALLS

No need to go out to a fancy Italian restaurant with this easy recipe!  This heirloom Italian meatball recipe is generously shared with us, so we can make authentic, moist, flavorful, and cheesy meatballs in the comfort of our own homes!  

For more incredible slow cooker sandwich recipes, see 16 Best Slow Cooker Sandwiches.

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

From Everyday Good Thinking

 

GARLIC PARMESAN CHICKEN + POTATOES

This easy recipe is perfect for an impressive Sunday dinner, but so simple you can make it any night of the week!  

Crispy, tender chicken thighs are slow cooked with baby red potatoes and seasoned generously with garlic, herbs, and zesty parmesan to make a seriously flavorful, comforting meal.

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

From Damn Delicious

 

CREAM CHEESE CHICKEN TAQUITOS

This recipe features creamy, delicious chicken made in the slow cooker, then rolled up in soft tortillas and baked or a few minutes until crispy.  

This meal is super simple, fresh, and tasty and perfect for an easy weeknight meal or party finger food!

Best Slow Cooker Recipes

From Crème de la Crumb

 

BEST EVER BEEF STEW

What could be more satisfying than a big, hearty bowl of homemade beef stew?!  This recipe is full of flavor for the perfect comfort food meal.

Best Ever Crock Pot Recipes for Almost Effortless Weeknight Meals

From Savory Nothings

 

Slow cookers are a great way to simplify your life by making meal times and party planning so much easier!  I hope you found some recipes you love on this list of 35 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes.  

Please tell me what you think of these Amazing Slow Cooker Recipes perfect for easy meals, parties, and Game Day in the comments below.  If you try any of these recipes, please come back to let me know how you liked them!

 

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