Set it and forget it! Below are 25 of our favorite crockpot recipes that are absolutely perfect for those busy weeknights when you struggle to get a good meal on the table for your family. Everyone needs easy crockpot meals to make ahead and not have to worry about until dinner time.
Perfect for everyone from single to college students to large family parties, slow cooker recipes are the way to go to make cooking easy, healthy, and delicious! Crockpot meals are also super easy to clean up! We use crockpot liners to make clean-up even faster.
From slow cooker chicken or beef & broccoli to crockpot cinnamon rolls and brownie pudding, we have a ton of the best crockpot meals to keep things fresh (and easy) all year round!
Super Easy Slow Cooker
Everything about using a slow cooker to make easy meals for the family. They make meal planning as simple as possible, a huge time saver!
I created a monthly meal planner that you can use to make meal planning a breeze. You can find a grocery list, sample monthly meals, monthly calendars, weekly calendars and so much more!
Looking for a new crock-pot? When we got married we put two different crock-pots on our wedding registry. A three buffet crockpot for entertaining and football Sundays. The other crockpot we put on our registry is an extra-large crockpot so we could pack them full of deliciousness!
Chicken Crockpot Meals
Chicken is one of the cheapest meats to cook with, not to mention one of the most versatile. We are always on the lookout for discounted meat when the selling date or use-by date is fast approaching.
Use this discount to your advantage and stock your freezer, or use it to make some easy crockpot meals or slow cooker meals to freeze for later! Here are some excellent easy crockpot meals with chicken.
1. Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
Found from Spend With Pennies
The perfect pot of chicken soup for when you’re feeling under the weather, this Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup is hearty and comforting without taking too much time to make! Plus it doesn’t cost much.
A warming bowl full of chicken soup made in just two steps with only five ingredients? Yes, please!
2. Creamy Ranch Chicken
Found from Life in the Lofthouse
Does dinner get any easier than a 3-step recipe? Seriously, this must be the ideal crockpot meal for an easy weeknight dinner!
3. Slow-Cooker Creamy Chicken Pot Pie
Found from Pillsbury
Is there anything that says “comfort food” more than creamy and delicious chicken pot pie? Skip the hassle of making pie crust and try this easy crockpot version instead!
4. Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Potatoes
Found from The Recipe Critic
Not only is this recipe just about as easy as it gets, but this easy crockpot meal for picky eaters is sure to be a success! File this one under “easy chicken crockpot recipes to make again!”
5. Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken
Found from Creme De La Crumb
College students can save some serious cash with this recipe – skip the Chinese takeout and make this easy crockpot meal instead! Pair it with plain white rice and soy sauce for a super budget-friendly crockpot meal.
6. Slow Cooker Chicken, Broccoli, and Rice Casserole
Found from Kristine’ Kitchen
A make-ahead version of a classic casserole. This is a great crockpot meal for kids since it wraps that broccoli in delicious flavor even the pickiest eaters won’t say no!
7. Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Penne
Found from The Magical Slow Cooker
It’s safe to say that this super easy crockpot meal might be your family’s new favorite. It’s almost like a loaded mac and cheese, and it’s perfect for any occasion, be it a weeknight dinner, a work party, or a potluck!
8. Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing
Found from I Save A to Z
Make this recipe with store-bought ingredients, or take it to the next level by making it entirely from scratch. Either way, this easy crockpot meal just screams “fall” and would be a great easy crockpot meal with leftovers to modify to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers!
9. Crock Pot Chicken Taquitos
Found from Babble
Who loves taquitos? Kids, grandparents, college students, your co-workers, and that guy next to you on the subway. If this isn’t the perfect crock pot meal for beginners to make, then nothing is!
10. Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken
Found from Eat Well 101
Who needs Olive Garden when you’ve got a crockpot meal like this in your back pocket?
11. Crock Pot Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs
Found From Eat Well 101
Who wants a boring chicken recipe? This Crockpot recipe is the perfect way to get your favorite chicken thighs, with an easy and delicious preparation that will have everyone asking for seconds!
12. Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili
Recipe from The Chunky Chef
The creaminess of this chili will make you a believer! It won’t pack any wallop, but it’ll sure be delicious. Just dump everything in the crockpot and let ‘er cook until your dinner time has come around again – easy as pie (or creamy white chicken chili).
13. Slow Cooker Crack Chicken
Recipe from The Magical Slow Cooker
Slow Cooker Crack Chicken is the perfect dinner idea for when you want something that tastes as if it came from a restaurant but without all those extra calories. This slow-cooked dish has bacon, cheese, and ranch dressing mix to make every bite divinely delicious!
Beef Crockpot Meals
Beef is one of the more expensive meats to cook with. One way we save money on our ground beef budget is to use ground turkey instead.
Ground turkey is cheaper, tastes very similar to ground beef, and is definitely a healthy substitute option. Check out these easy recipes with shaved beef.
14. Crock Pot Cubed Steak with Gravy
Found from The Country Cook
A tried-and-true classic like grandma used to make but made with an easy crock pot recipe for working moms of today.
15. Classic Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Found from Don’t Waste the Crumbs
A classic fall meal and an all year winner. Your grandma made pot roast because it was hearty and low-cost; now you’ll make it because this easy crockpot meal literally cooks itself while you’re gone!
16. Slow-Cooked Meatloaf
Found from Recipes that Crock
It seems like even picky eaters will eat meatloaf. Might have something to do with the fact that kids love ketchup. 😉 Try this easy crockpot version of the classic for a family favorite that’ll be ready for dinner whenever you are!
17. Slow Cooker Broccoli Beef
Found from Creme De La Crumb
Here’s another great Chinese-takeout replacement meal. Put this healthy crockpot meal on a budget over rice or pasta for a quick, easy, healthy meal! (Another easy crockpot meal for college students, anyone?)
18. Slower Cooker Chili Mac
Found from Country Side Cravings
This must be one of the best crockpot recipes ever for football Sundays. It’s a slow cooker recipe with ground beef and noodles — a side dish and meal, all in one! This is a great meal option to make ahead and freeze for later, or enjoy the mouth-watering scent of it cooking fill your house Sunday morning!
19. Crockpot Stuffed Pepper Soup
Found from Moms with Crockpots
Everyone loves stuffed peppers, but they can be a little hands-on to make. This easy crockpot recipe takes a classic and turns into an amazing crockpot dump recipe!
20. Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches
Found from Chef Savvy
With just 5 minutes of prep before getting the slow cooker started, making this restaurant favorite at home doesn’t get any easier! Try this easy crockpot meal this week, and having both a delicious dinner and an excellent leftover lunch to make the next day even easier!
21. Mexican Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers
Found from Chef Savvy
Here’s a southwest twist on a classic recipe! Making these stuffed peppers in your slow cooker instead of the oven makes your cooking time feel like nothing! Not to mention with all those veggies, it’s one of those easy healthy crockpot recipes, too!
22. Easy Slow Cooker Lasagna
Found from Tastes Better from Scratch
This crockpot meal is so easy and effortless, you don’t even need to cook the noodles! Here’s an awesome slow cooker recipe to make ahead and freeze, for an easy reheat on those busy weeknights!
Yummy Easy Crockpot Meals
Here we have a mix of different types of easy crockpot recipes, perfect for everything from breakfast to dessert. I could make all of these tonight!
Our personal favorite is the Crockpot Potato Soup! We make for it Sunday football and top it off with greek yogurt substituted for the sour cream. Don’t forget the cream cheese and bacon bits for a fully loaded hit!
23. Crockpot Mac and Cheese
Found from PipEbby
Is there a more popular food than mac and cheese? Is there anything better than having a cooking appliance make it for you? I don’t think so! Try this extra creamy, super easy crockpot meal tonight for a super satisfying meal!
24. Easy Crockpot Potato Soup
Found from Simply Made with Love
One of the easiest crockpot recipes for two, for parties, for college students on a budget, or for any old weeknight dinner, this hearty, flavorful potato soup is easy to make, and easy to make disappear!
25. Crockpot Smoked Sausage and Hash Brown Casserole
Found from Lauren’s Latest
This easy crockpot recipe is a perfect recipe for when you’ve got house guests! It’s easy to make, it’s super filling, and they won’t be able to get enough of the amazing taste! It’s egg-free which is great for allergies and saving hands-on steps, but you could easily tweak it to be a seriously hearty breakfast casserole.
26. Easy Slow Cooker Cinnamon Buns
Found from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Set it and forget it cinnamon buns are the stuff dreams are made of. Try this seriously easy crockpot recipe when you need an easy, delicious dessert to bring to a party! A great option for those who are a little shy of the oven or baking-challenged!
27. Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole
Found from Spend with Pennies
Everyone talks a lot about how great slow cookers are for easy dinner recipes, but it’s not often enough that they’re used to cook you breakfast in bed (well, mostly)! Try this incredible overnight crockpot breakfast recipe for a weekend brunch party, or just to have a lazy Sunday morning!
Check out our list of easy crockpot breakfast ideas, for even more easy and delicious slow cooker breakfast recipe ideas!
28. Crock Pot Baked Potatoes
Found from Well Plated
Everyone loves baked potatoes, but no one has time to make them on a busy weeknight after work. Well, this is the game-changer you’ve been looking for! Prep it in the morning, and have those amazing baked potatoes you love, ready by dinnertime, with this delicious, easy crockpot meal.
29. Slow Cooker Brownie Pudding
Found from Crazy for Crust
Your parents got you to eat dinner by bribing you with dessert for a reason. Set up this easy crockpot recipe as soon as you get home, and in just a couple of hours you’ll have a dessert that may as well have washed the dishes for you, everyone’s plates will be so well-cleaned! A 5-star slow cooker recipe for sure!
30. Crockpot Mashed Potatoes
Recipe from The Country Cook
Million Dollar mashed potatoes are a delicious and easy side dish that will impress your guests. All you need is some russet potatoes and buttery cream cheese with an unbeatable flavor from chicken broth!
31. Slow Cooker Green Beans With Bacon
Recipe from Key To My Lime
Grandma’s Southern Crockpot Green Beans are a great side dish for any occasion and they’re perfect to make when you want something simple yet delicious. Plus, this recipe can be used as an easy BBQ staple too!
Easy Crockpot Cooking Bonus:
Need to make easy crockpot recipes, but don’t have the time to wait hours for it to cook (or you got started late and found yourself in a pinch)?
Use a crockpot hour conversion table to speed up or slow down the process (just be sure to follow food safety guidelines). We do this all the time because our crockpot cooks very fast. Happy cooking!
Wrapping Up Your Easy Crock Pot Meals
So there you have it! 25+ easy Crockpot recipes that will make you a super chef. These crockpot and slow cooker recipes are all family favorites, and I am sure your family will love them too. Be sure to bookmark this page for future reference, and share it with your friends who love to cook as much as you do.
We can’t wait to hear what delicious recipes you create in your Crockpot!