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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 some things don't.
For literally years I've researched slow cooker recipes. Not simply tried others' recipes, but figured out how the slow cooker cooks different types of food – proteins, vegetables, starches, etc. I even used a Crockpot exclusively for 100 days straight and compiled a list of do's and dont's.
Everything I've learned has been put into these slow cooker recipes. They have been tested and tweaked to make sure you're entire family will rave. In most of these recipes, there's an extra step at the end that takes them over-the-top! This final step is well worth the extra 10 minutes right before serving.
In fact, I'm so confident you'll love them, you can get a FREE 10-day meal plan so you can see what all the buzz is about!
This is a page you're going to want to bookmark for later!
Without further ado, here's the list.
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 texture.
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. Sounds like a piece of cake, right? You can serve these either as a rice bowl or in tortillas.
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!!
This has the perfect blend of nuttiness, sweetness, and just a tiny bit of spice. You won't be disappointed!
Taco night just got a massive upgrade with these. You will be making these more than once. Take all of the ingredients listed in the recipe, throw them in a slow cooker, turn it on low and wait 10 hours. BOOM! This is one of my family's all-time favorite slow cooker recipes!
These meatballs and sauce are absolutely perfect. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I don't think I will make spaghetti and meatballs on the stove top again.
When you are in the mood for Mexican, but you also want something to warm you up on a cold day, this is what you need to make.
In the cold months of the year, this Sausage and Kale Soup could easily become your best friend. It warms and fills you up just right.
Your search for the perfect chili recipe is over! This Crockpot Chili is simply amazing – perfectly seasoned, perfect texture, perfect heat – and SOOO easy. Bring this to your Chili Cook-off this year and CRUSH the competition.
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. These are WAY easier for me – and according to my kids, they taste WAY better. No need to use a seasoning mix pack with this – just 4 spices plus salt.
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!
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.
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.
Whether you're a meatloaf fan or not, you're going to LOVE this! There are some BOLD flavors here, 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 instead of his mother's, he would have devoured it.
I've also put together ALDI Meal Plans using many of these slow cooker recipes.
These ALDI Meal Plans are way more than a mini recipe cookbook. They are a complete shopping, prepping, and scheduling system that gives you the ability to make 20 slow cooker meals all at once to freeze for later- saving tons of time, planning, and money!