Slow Cooker Recipes

Once fall rolls around, you can bet my crock-pot is a staple on my counter.  My family can quickly tire of the rotation of fall crockpot meals like stews, chilis, soups, and the like. Imagine how excited I was when this became a popular dish in my family: a Caribbean citrus chicken recipe that is part of my freezer menu

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Dump Recipes are just the best right? Like with this Crockpot Pulled Pork, just toss all of the ingredients in, no pre-cooking required. Push a button and then walk away. And let me tell you, just because it’s easy doesn’t mean it ain’t delicious! In fact, with this crockpot pulled pork recipe, just the opposite. A small amount of effort will be

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My family LOVES Chinese food, they would order Chinese takeout every night if I let them. That is why I developed this Crockpot General Tso’s Chicken Recipe. It tastes just like the takeout version, but made in less time and for 1/4 of the price!     A lot of my recipes are dump recipes. Why? Because they are SO

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I LOVE me some Philly Cheesesteak! And while I admit that I haven’t been to either Pat’s or Gino’s in Philladeplpia, this slow cooker Cheese Steak Recipe is pretty incredible. And it’s basically a dump recipe, which is my favorite kind. Just throw everything in the slow cooker. I wasn’t actually able to make them for my family for dinner.

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I know that’s a bold statement, but I stand by it. I’ve made TONS of slow cooker recipes. You can’t just take a normal recipe you like and dump it in a crockpot. The slow cooker isn’t a magician’s hat. You can’t just throw in some ingredients, and *POOF* out comes a magical meal. Some things work with a slow cooker and

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Sometimes, you just make that one recipe that stands above the others. These Food Truck Style Cuban Beef Sandwiches do just that. Now, I love me some slow cooked chuck roast. And I also LOVE the flavors of citrus, cumin and oregano. They work amazingly well in these Pork Carnitas. So I applied a similar recipe to beef… just to

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Once I realized how well meatballs cook in the slow cooker, I had to come up with a great Swedish Meatballs Crockpot recipe! And this is it! Don’t be afraid of putting raw meatballs in the slow cooker – they turn out just fine. And this is a REALLY easy meatball recipe. Of course, it will take a little bit

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Dump Recipes are my favorite recipes to make as a busy mom of four. Not only do they save me time and money, but they can be amazingly delicious.  This Crockpot Chicken Verde is one of my favorite recipes for taco night, we’ve all but said goodbye to ground beef tacos now! Yes it’s green, but my kids ate this up

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If your family loves a home-cooked meal, then you will all love this easy to make Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast. The herbs are classic flavors – rosemary, basil, thyme, and oregano. Of course, we don’t skimp on the garlic either. The chuck roast is a wonderful cut of beef for slow cooking as it comes out juicy with a melt-in-your-mouth

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When the venerable chuck roast meets Italian food, you get this Slow Cooker Beef Ragu Sauce. If you’ve been following this website for any length of time, you might know my love affair with the chuck roast. It’s the most flavorful cut of beef, and perfect for the slow cooker. And I also LOVE Italian food, so this sauce is

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Sweet, juicy, just the right amount of saltiness – this Slow Cooker Honey Parmesan Pork Loin is just amazing. It’s great for any season of the year too, and it’s my favorite kind of recipe – it’s one of my favorite dump recipes! Now I’ve been known to mix ingredients together that you might never put together. For example, my Asian-BBQ

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I’ve got a fantastic slow cooker meal for you today! This Zesty Crockpot Orange Chicken has tons of flavor and is so ridiculously easy to put together. Basically, the recipe goes like this: Chop up some chicken. Dump a bunch of stuff in the slow cooker. After that’s done, mix together some water and some cornstarch for a thickener. Eat!

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Here’s a nice twist on your standard Paprika Chicken… and it happens to be a delicious twist. With this BBQ Paprika Chicken, you will basically toss everything in the slow cooker and just let it do it’s thing. And then you come in at the end, add in some sour cream to the sauce, and serve it over noodles. The dark

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Oh man, you are in for a treat with this Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken! As usually, this is a set it and forget it type recipe, with just a few small steps at the end. I tried to make this dish taste like the Fiesta Lime Chicken that they have at Applebee’s, but I wanted it to be super

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You will be looking forward to dinner all day. But the wait is worth it. This Slow Cooker Pork loin in a Basil Cream Sauce is just fantastic. The seasoning, the spices, the creaminess of the sauce are just perfect. Throw the ingredients in the slow cooker, and just let it cook. Once it’s done, you have one small step

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The ingredients list in this chicken dish seem a little crazy – Lemon, BBQ sauce, ginger? What?! But WOW do they work well together! The flavor of this dish is BOLD… I almost guarantee you’ve tasted nothing like this before. You will LOVE it!! You will also love it because it’s a slow cooker meal and freezes great if you want to

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When the weather is cool, a big dish of Slow Cooker Beef Paprikash can really warm the soul and body. This is not a dish we enjoyed when I was growing up. My mom just didn’t venture out of her usual recipes very much. So when I discovered that I love the subtle smoky flavor of paprika this became one

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You are IN FOR A TREAT. First of all, this roast starts with my favorite cut of meat for the slow cooker – the chuck roast. It has such an amazing beef flavor. And when cooked low and slow, it becomes so tender. There’s hardly any ingredients in this, and since you end up just tossing them all in the

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Sometimes it pays to simplify.  This recipe only has 5 ingredients, but it’s loaded with flavor and yum!  Pineapple pork loin is not a new concept, but this easy version takes all the complicated steps and makes your meal truly amazing in one afternoon. I came up with this recipe when I was wanting a little spice and a little sweet.

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Sometimes winter overstays its welcome and you just want a taste of summer!  This slow cooker recipe is perfect for those days when you want an easy, tropical meal to ward off the coldness outside. I used fresh fruits in my recipe, but you can easily substitute with frozen mango chunks and bottled juices.  The taste difference won’t even be

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Oh. My. Goodness. This slow cooker pork carnitas recipe is AMAZING! Juicy, packed with flavor, and so easy to put together! So there are only 9 ingredients, and you throw it all in the slow cooker. Piece of cake, right? You can serve these either as a rice bowl or in tortillas. For these, corn tortillas work best. Fry them

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This dish is one of my all-time favorite easy weeknight dinners.  You can throw this crockpot scalloped potatoes and ham recipe together in 10 minutes and enjoy the aroma all day while it’s cooking.  The ingredients are usually already in my kitchen and pantry so I can whip together Scalloped Potatoes and Ham any night of the week. The ingredients

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Comfort food at it’s best!  This slow cooker recipe combines classic American meat and potatoes with bell peppers and onions for a satisfying and flavorful easy meal.  And don’t let the garlic and Worcestershire sauce fool you, kids love this dish!  The bell peppers mellow out the flavors with their sweetness. We used London broil for this recipe, but you

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Sometimes the best things in life are covered with cheese and garlic!  That’s the complete truth when it comes to this chicken.  It’s delicious and so easy to prepare. I’ve made this cheese more than once and the kids never complain.  Even people who don’t like cream cheese (how is this possible?!) adore this dish because they just can’t get

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You are in for a treat. I was eating this Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken with my husband Mark (he actually made it), and I kept saying “this… this is good.” It’s like it was getting better and better as I ate it. I’ve had recipes like this in the past that are too heavy on the peanut butter, or

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Pollo Asado is such a bright and lovely Mexican dish.  I love the way this recipe always turns out tender and juicy.  Pollo Asado is traditionally grilled (it actually translates to “Grilled Chicken”).  This recipe is a shortcut to the same amazing flavor without the time by the grill.  The cumin in the marinade even adds a little smokiness which

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Sometimes, the smallest amount of effort can be rewarded with outstanding results. This recipe is one of those examples. You just gotta trust me on this one. Take all of the ingredients listed in the recipe, throw them in a slow cooker, turn it on low and wait 10 hours. Taco night just got a massive upgrade with these Slow

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When I was a kid, almost every Sunday afternoon was filled with the smell of spaghetti sauce and meatballs slowly simmering in the kitchen. My dad had a KILLER spaghetti sauce recipe, and he made great meatballs too. But ever since I’ve been on this slow cooker kick, I’ve been trying to make food the “easy way” and this Slow

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I have a new favorite chili recipe. The Shredded Beef and Black Bean Chili recipe is bold, rich, and filling in the best kind of way. I’ve got a secret – every year, my church has a chili cook-off where they award the best chili in the church. And every year, I’ve been robbed. Someone always makes a white chicken

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There’s this chain restaurant we go to sometimes (when we have a coupon), and they have this Chicken Tortilla Soup that I sometimes get instead of a salad. And it’s awesome. And I was determined to make it myself at home using my slow cooker! This version tastes JUST like it! For reals. It’s SOOO good. When you are in

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In the cold months of the year, this Sausage Kale Soup could easily become your best friend. It warms and fills you up just right. I also love this meal because it is designed for the slow cooker, and can also be easily frozen and cooked for a later day! A previous version of myself would have insisted that you pre-cook

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Looking for an easy sauce recipe that you can set and forget that the kids will LOVE? This Slow Cooker Meat Sauce is so flavorful and hearty, no one will believe it only took you 5 minutes to throw together! This recipe is part of an AMAZING slow cooker dump meal plan! And this recipe was also designed to be

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Spinach, artichokes, and cheese just go together. And it doesn’t always have to be a dip – although I LOVE spinach and artichoke dip. In fact, that’s what inspired me to put this Slow cooker Spinach Artichoke Chicken meal together. This is comfort food. It is just such a satisfying meal. The chunks of chicken mixed in with pieces of

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It’s about time I figured out a good way to make Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup. It is seriously one of my favorite meals, so finding a super easy way to make it without using ‘from the can’ chicken broth was a huge deal to me. And it should be a huge deal to you too. Because this soup is PERFECT.

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That’s it. You’ve arrived here, and now your search for the perfect chili recipe is over! This Crockpot Chili is simply amazing – perfectly seasoned, perfect texture, perfect heat – and SOOO easy. Easy as in “throw the ingredients in the crockpot and push a button” easy. I’ve had a wildly popular chili recipe on this website for years, but

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Some recipes are just so easy, so satisfying and so cheap that I could make them every week. This crockpot chicken stew is one of those. In fact, I just made this for the first time yesterday, and the whole family was so thrilled with it that I just had to write up this post immediately. The chicken, the veges, the

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Is it fall yet? Whether it is or not, this Apple Cinnamon Crockpot Pork Loin will fill your need for an amazing comfort food dinner. Apples, cinnamon, maple syrup all work together for a great sweet and savory meal. I thought about using brown sugar for the sweetness, but I figured maple syrup would be better for a couple reasons. 1,

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I love Chicken Parmesan, but I also love the convenience of dump recipes.  That is why I got thinking about creating my very own Crockpot Chicken Parmesan, BRILLIANT I thought to myself….So here it is, it tastes like the real thing with the convenience of a dump recipe! I was skeptical to try and make this, but this crockpot chicken

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Meatloaf is one of the greatest comfort foods on the planet. And I’ve got the perfect recipe for you. Best of all, this is a crockpot meatloaf recipe, so it could not get any easier. And this is like “out-of-this-world” good. Let me put it this way – if Ralphie’s little brother from ‘A Christmas Story’ was served this meatloaf

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I absolutely LOVE P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef. It is seriously one of my favorite dishes at ANY restaurant. So when I figured out a way to get those flavors not only at home, but from a slow cooker, I was THRILLED! There are some slow cooker versions of this recipe out there that require you to buy flank steak (which

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Ropa Vieja. What? You’ve never heard of it before? Well you are in for a treat with this Crockpot Ropa Vieja (this recipe is part of an AMAZING slow cooker dump meal plan!). It’s a traditional Cuban dish that’s perfect for your slow cooker. It’s braised and shredded beef cooked in a tomato based sauce with peppers, onions, peas and

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You don’t need a smoker to have AWESOME ribs! These Slow Cooker Crockpot Ribs will fit the bill when you’re in the mood for some fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs. Only a few ingredients and 4 hours in the slow cooker will make your family VERY happy! You don’t have to use baby back ribs, but I like them better than

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This Slow Cooker Chicken Paprika isn’t your normal type of dump-it-in-the-crockpot recipe. Fall off the bone drumsticks, potatoes, carrots and a sour cream gravy – this recipe is PACKED with flavors and texture. It’s a new hit in our house! Like most “dump” recipes, it really doesn’t get much easier than this. Just throw the ingredients in, turn it on

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Taco night will look different at our house from now on. Once I made these Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos, I don’t know if I can go back to the normal way of using ground beef… and that’s hard for me to say because I would usually prefer beef over chicken every time. This recipe is part of an AMAZING slow

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Once in a blue moon… I make a new meal that the ENTIRE family devours. Folks, this is one of those meals. This slow cooker honey garlic chicken is sweet, a teensy bit spicy, and packed full of flavor. My 20 month old probably ate about a pound of it. This recipe is part of an AMAZING slow cooker dump meal

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It is almost summer and I can just hear my kids – “Mom can we have a snack?”  Am I the only mom who gets asked that all.day.long? I decided to be proactive about it and start to try out some fun new easy summer recipes.  Today, I made this Gluten-Free Ranch Slow-Cooker Chex Mix Recipe – it is AMAZING! This is

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If your family has any “meat and potatoes” people, they’ll love this recipe for Italian Sausage and Rosemary Potatoes.  It tastes fantastic in fall and winter or really any time that you need some comfort food. I like to buy the sausage when it’s on a great sale at the market.  I save time by preparing two meals at once.

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One of our new favorite things to eat is this easy cacciatore chicken recipe made in the slow cooker. The flavors that result from the peppers, onions and dark meat chicken in the tomato sauce are simply delicious.  The vegetables are so tender, and the meat pulls off the bone with a fork perfectly.  You will LOVE this one!   Have you

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Here is one of our favorite week night recipe for using up a roasting chicken.  This is a super easy way to make dinner in just 5 minutes and have it ready for you when you either get home from work, or when it’s time for dinner. This meals should cost you around $6.00 or less – so a very inexpensive

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We LOVE simple and inexpensive recipes, this easy crockpot barbecue chicken sandwich is SO easy! You simple throw everything into a crockpot for 5 hours, then shred using your kitchen aid mixer.  You can probably do this while holding a baby and doing your kids homework (I say from experience!)   Have you grabbed my freezer meal plans, yet? I might

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Are you looking for a recipe to make Healthy Stuffed Peppers?  Here is a favorite of ours that we make in our slow cooker, we prepare it right after lunch and we have a healthy dinner ready for us!   Have you grabbed my freezer meal plans, yet? I might be biased but I think they are pretty amazing! They

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BONUS: Here are 5 more Pot Roast Crockpot recipes that are Amazing! You’ll want to check these out!

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Here is am AMAZING recipe for Crockpot Chocolate Lava Cake. This is one of those desserts that you just dump in the crockpot and let it cook while you make dinner. It’s the perfect dessert to take to a party because everyone can try it!  It is one of my favorite ones to make! Here is the recipe:   Crockpot Chocolate

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This meal is SUPER easy – just make the chicken ahead of time in 30 seconds, and then put everything in the crockpot for 3 hours and you are DONE!  It is one of those meals that you can make ahead and freeze too.   [print_recipe] White Chicken Chili Ingredients 2 lbs boneless chicken breast, cooked and shredded (Shred in

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Pulled pork in a crock pot? Yes, it’s just too easy. This recipe uses a fairly lean pork loin, so it’s fairly healthy – but has tons of flavor. A bit of Italian dressing helps provide a nice zesty kick! If you need to halve the recipe, just put one half in a freezer bag to throw in the slow

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These Korean Pork Tacos have been a family favorite for years! The kids love them, I love them, and it’s one of those ‘set-it-and-forget-it’ slow cooker meals!   Have you grabbed my freezer meal plans, yet? I might be biased but I think they are pretty amazing! They have saved our dinner hour for years now. Check them out!

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This Salsa Chicken is AWESOME! And it’s so easy! My friend Lindsey showed me how to do this… just a jar of salsa, and some chicken breast. That’s it. Since then, I added a couple other ingredients to get the seasoning just right. Super good though, especially when you crush up tortilla chips and put them on top. Have you

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Beef Stew. So good. This recipe is just the perfect balance of flavor and savory goodness. The meat becomes so tender after cooking for over 8 hours. But the key to getting an awesome gravy is making a roux before serving – about 30 minutes before you want to sever, get some butter in a small sauce pan melted. Add

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One of our go to recipes every month is this Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Pork with Red Peppers.  It is seriously SO easy and your family will LOVE it! I usually do a double batch, then freeze half of it in a ziplock baggie for later.  Then later on in the month, I take that out and stick it in the slow-cooker

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