A well-stocked kitchen really should have a slow cooker, or crockpot, in it. Whether you’re looking for brand new slow cooker dishes or you really want to throw ingredients in there in the morning and get home from work (or wherever) to a dinner that’s all ready, there are certainly plenty of ways you can use your crockpot to do just that. This tempting collection of easy slow cooker recipes includes miso ramen tofu soup, overnight oats, Hawaiian style ribs and so much more besides.
You won’t be able to resist making slow cooker Italian beef again and again once you try it. This hearty and filling dish is perfect on toasted rolls or hoagie buns and the slow cooked beef is incredibly tender and flavorful.
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Chunky Ham, Potato, Cheese and Broccoli Soup
This slow cooker chunky ham, potato, cheese and broccoli soup is the ultimate winter warmer, packed with flavor and nutrients. Made with leftover ham, this hearty crockpot soup is the perfect comfort food recipe to warm you up on a cold day.
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Fall off the Bone Hawaiian Ribs
Whether you’re feeding a crowd or just cooking for your family, slow cooker Hawaiian ribs are a sure-fire way to impress everyone with their tender texture and exotic flavors. With a range of side dishes that pair perfectly, this meal is an excellent choice for any occasion.
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Beef and Noodles with Mushrooms
This slow cooker beef and noodles with mushrooms is the ultimate winter comfort food, perfect for chilly evenings. With a delicious combination of beef, mushrooms, and egg noodles in a creamy mushroom soup sauce, this easy crockpot recipe is a great option for busy weeknights.
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Key West Crab and Lobster Bisque
This slow cooker Key West crab and lobster bisque is not only easy to make, but it’s also incredibly satisfying with every mouthful boasting seafood flavors and a rich, creamy texture. This crockpot seafood bisque is the perfect recipe for seafood lovers looking for a delicious and comforting meal.
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Overnight Breakfast Casserole
This recipe is perfect for a holiday breakfast or brunch. It can be prepared in advance or cooked overnight in a slow cooker, making it a convenient and delicious option for busy mornings.
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Loaded Taco Dip
This slow cooker taco dip is the perfect party appetizer, loaded with Mexican-inspired flavors and easy to prepare. Let the slow cooker do the work while you focus on other dishes or entertaining your guests.
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Cashew Chicken with Snap Peas
This slow cooker cashew chicken with snap peas is a delicious fusion of sweet and spicy flavors, intensified using a crockpot. While many Chinese chicken recipes involve stir-frying, this one is easy to prepare and perfect for those who love slow cooker meals.
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Kielbasa, Cabbage and Potatoes
This slow cooker kielbasa, cabbage, and potatoes dish is the perfect comforting meal for a chilly evening. With a hearty combination of slow-cooked sausage, cabbage, and potatoes, this easy crockpot recipe is sure to become a family favorite.
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Delicious Lemonade Chicken
This tangy and sweet slow cooker lemonade chicken is the perfect dump-and-go crockpot meal. With a flavorful sauce made with lemonade concentrate and lemon zest, you can cook it on high or low and it will be ready for you when you get home.
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Spicy Corn and Jalapeño Cheese Dip
With its addictive taste and easy crockpot preparation, spicy corn and jalapeño cheese dip is the ultimate appetizer for any gathering. Whether you prefer it mild or with an extra kick of spice, this Mexican-style dip is a delicious and satisfying snack to enjoy with chips.
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Vegan Miso Ramen Soup with Tofu
This slow cooker vegan miso ramen soup is bursting with hearty Asian flavors and is easy to prepare. Made with tofu, fresh veggies, sesame oil, and chili sauce, this crockpot ramen soup is the perfect warming and comforting dish for any day of the week.
Get the Recipe: Vegan Miso Ramen Soup with Tofu
This slow cooker lasagna soup recipe is the best you’ll ever try, with a hearty and delicious flavor that is sure to satisfy. Although there are quite a few ingredients, it’s an easy crockpot Italian dinner that is perfect for any night of the week.
Get the Recipe: Lasagna Soup
Sriracha Honey Garlic Pork Chops
These slow cooker sriracha honey garlic pork chops are a delicious and easy dinner option that can be enjoyed any day of the year. With a sweet and sticky Chinese-inspired flavor, this crockpot pork chop recipe is perfect for anyone who loves honey garlic pork.
Get the Recipe: Sriracha Honey Garlic Pork Chops
Chunky White Chicken Chili
If you’re looking for a delicious and easy-to-make dinner that will satisfy your taste buds, give this slow cooker chicken chili recipe a try and enjoy the cozy comfort of a classic comfort food.
Get the Recipe: Chunky White Chicken Chili
Corned Beef Hash Au Gratin
This slow cooker corned beef hash au gratin is a delicious and comforting dish that is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. Made with corned beef, potatoes, and pepper jack cheese, it’s easy to prepare in a crockpot and forget about until dinner time!
Get the Recipe: Corned Beef Hash Au Gratin
Pot Roast with Red Wine
This slow cooker pot roast with red wine is a simple and delicious meal that is perfect for preparing in the morning and letting cook all day. The mouth-watering aroma that fills your home when you return is just a bonus! This is one of those slow cooker recipes that will become a family favorite.
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Salsa Fresca Chicken
Looking for flavorful and low-carb slow cooker recipes that require minimal effort? Look no further than slow cooker salsa fresca chicken, a mouth-watering dish that combines tender chicken breasts with fresh salsa and spices for a perfect burst of flavor in every bite.
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Apple Cider Brined Turkey Breast
If you’re looking for a stress-free and foolproof way to cook a delicious turkey breast for your holiday dinners, slow cooker apple cider brined turkey breast is the perfect recipe for you. With a simple and easy-to-follow brine, this dish will become a new family favorite.
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Greek Chicken Gyros
This slow cooker chicken recipe makes a great lunch or dinner that is a crowd pleaser. If you are looking for an easy crock pot chicken recipe, this is one to try out. I am definitely making them again, and soon!
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Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Cooking a chicken enchilada casserole slowly allows the flavors to meld together for a more delicious dish. This easy recipe with chicken breasts and staple ingredients is perfect for a slow cooker or crock pot.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Burritos
Mix up your next Mexican night with these delicious slow cooker chicken burritos. Simple to make, the chicken, rice and bean filling is wonderfully seasoned for a tasty meal that the whole family will love.
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Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs
Pop some ribs in the slow cooker and let dinner cook itself tonight. This method creates the most tender and tasty ribs with very little effort.
Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs
Bacon Cheeseburger Crock Pot Tater Tot Casserole
A delicious twist on a classic casserole! This easy Bacon Cheeseburger Crock Pot Tater Tot Casserole is loaded with hamburger, bacon, vegetables in a creamy sauce and topped with Tater Tots and cheese. A comfort food made easy!
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Crock Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta
An easy slow cooker dinner idea. This Crock Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta is a creamy mixture of shredded chicken, cream cheese, ranch dressing mix and bacon that’s served with pasta. A family favorite, comfort food recipe everyone will request again and again.
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Slow Cooker Tom Kha Gai
Tom Kha Gai is a lot of things: creamy, tangy, sour, sweet… but most of all, just plain delicious. This traditional Thai soup features a coconut milk-based broth that is infused with flavorful roots, herbs, and spicy chilies. This recipe will get you pretty darn close to what you might enjoy in a restaurant.
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Crockpot Chocolate Peanut Candy
If you want to make a crunchy, sweet candy from scratch, try this Crockpot Peanut Candy. It tastes great and is easy to make using the slow cooker.
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Slow Cooker Taco Chili
Slow cooker taco chili is the perfect dinner recipe for a cold day. Ground beef, two types of beans, corn, tomatoes and taco seasoning make this chili chunky, hearty, and flavorful.
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Creamy Wild Rice Soup
Let your slow cooker cover dinner tonight. This creamy wild rice soup is delicious, easy and has plenty of rice and veggies to fill you up with something wholesome. Serve with crusty bread for a flavorful dinner.
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Serve these juicy meatballs with rice noodles for a fast meal that is so satisfying. Your crockpot can take care of dinner while you are at work with this recipe that is certain to be a family favorite.
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Terriyaki chicken over rice is going to be a favorite weeknight meal option for your family. This dish cooks in the slow cooker for a flavorful, fuss free meal that hits the spot on a busy night.
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No Peek Chicken
Chicken and rice in the slow cooker is always a crowd pleasing meal. This recipe turns out perfect everytime, but as the name suggests; no peeking!
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Asian Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken and noodle soup with asian flair makes for a filling and fragrant dinner. Pop these simple and wholesome ingredients in your slow cooker for a cozy dinner at home.
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Beef Roast with Carrots and Potatoes
You can’t go wrong with a classic like beef roast and veggies. This comfort food meal never goes out of style. I know you will love the tender carrots and potatoes with roast.
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BBQ Country Style Spare Ribs
Saucy spare ribs make for such a good dinner! Serve this on a Sunday when the whole family comes over, or make them for a fuss free weeknight dinner.
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Are you craving cozy comfort food? These salisbury steaks are so simple to make, and they cook low and slow in your crockpot. Serve with mashed potatoes and a veggie for a fast family style meal.
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Paleo Chicken Gnocchi Soup
Doesn’t a bowl of chicken, spinach, carrots and gnocchi sound like a perfect dinner? Pop these ingredients in your slow cooker for a filling meal everyone will enjoy.
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Cuban Mojo Pork
Make pork an exciting option for dinner tonight by cooking it in the slow cooker with ample citrus fruit and garlic. I know you are going to enjoy this simple dish with plenty of Cuban flavors.
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No need to go out for dinner tonight to get the butter chicken flavors you crave. This recipe cooks it in the slow cooker for a flavorful meal that is ready when you get home.
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Mushroom and Onion Shredded Beef
Shredded beef with mushrooms and onions cooked in the slow cooker, and piled high on a bun with cheese sounds likea great dinner! Make this on a busy night because you can set it and forget about it until you are ready to dig in!
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Short ribs cooked low and slow will be such a tasty dinner! Make this on a night when you have very little time but anticipate being quite hungry!
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Beef ramen cooked in the slow cooker makes for one amazing take out fake out. This dish is easy and satisfying for a healthier take on a classic fast food option.
Get the Recipe: Beef Ramen
Chicken Corn Chowder
Chicken corn chowder makes for such a hearty and wholesome meal idea. Let this cook in your crockpot for a fuss free meal that tastes great anytime of the year.
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Ground Beef Taco Bowls
Taco meat, rice and all of the toppings are a perfect slow cooker meal. This works great for a family with various preferences as you can add your favorite toppings to make your taco bowl the way you like it.
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This version of carne asada cooks in the crockpot for a really wonderful dinner. Serve this in tortilla shells, over rice, or maybe with french fries!
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Salsa Verde Chicken
Salsa verde chicken is just the thing to make tacos with! This recipe is healthy, hearty and so tasty. Use your slow cooker to make this dish with minimal effort.
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Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken
Spinach and artichoke always taste great together, but this recipe adds plenty of chicken for a hearty, wholesome slow cooker meal.
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