Easy slow cooker recipes ready for dinner at a press of a button! A collection of comforting soups, stews, chili and hearty options that require minimal preparation.
Easy slow cooker recipes are essential when the time is limited, but you need a healthy and satisfying meal! The great thing about using a Crock Pot is you can prepare the ingredients ahead of time, set the timer and have your meal ready right when you need it. These ten savory recipes are a breeze, plus I added a bonus snack at the end!
This hearty soup makes cauliflower the star of the dish! Each satisfying spoonful is loaded with potatoes, corn, cauliflower and savory bacon. Swap the bacon with sautéed mushrooms and remove chicken for a vegetarian option.
This classic and comforting chicken noodle soup is a life saver for those chilly nights or when cold and flu season hits. Just add everything to the slow cooker for an easy soup.
#3) Turkey Chili
Spice up dinner time with this flavorful turkey chili! A healthy combination of lean meat, beans, corn and butternut squash in a tomato base. Add your favorite toppings to customize each bowl!
#4) Chicken Chili
This Mexican inspired chicken chili is packed with white beans and roasted green chilies for a spicy and earthy kick!
Incredible earthy flavors from the roasted red chilis and generous spices make this tender pork chili a crowd pleaser!
Make taco night a breeze with these slow cooker pulled pork tacos! Just add the meat and spices for a flavorful filling that will be ready for you to shred and top with your favorite taco ingredients.
#7) Ginger Beef Stew
This comforting beef stew is inspired by my Grandma, with savory and pungent ingredients with an Asian twist! In one pot you have protein, vegetables, and carbohydrates for a balanced meal.
#8) Corned Beef
Why wait for St. Patrick’s Day to enjoy a plate of corned beef? Slow cooking this cured meat yields more tender and moist slices. The vegetables are cooked with the beef to infuse additional flavor into each serving.
This Italian meatball recipe is a classic dish that is even more tender and flavorful when preparing in a slow cooker! Each ball of beef simmered in a tomato sauce for maximum flavor transfer. Serve with pasta or sautéed vegetables for a low carb option.
These short ribs are fork tender after slowing cooking for hours. The perfect family meal or even on a romantic date night. Fresh Italian flavors make this a rustic and simple dinner.
Bonus) Fruit and Nut Granola
Make a large batch of granola right in your slow cooker! This recipe makes enough to store, freeze, or give away as gifts for the holiday season. The perfect crunchy and healthy topping for oatmeals, yogurts, smoothie bowls or as a quick snack.
Slow cooker recipes are one of the easiest ways to get meals ready when you’re short on time. There are so many ways to create healthy and satisfying meals in one vessel. This time-saving tool is also a budget friendly way to transform tougher cuts of meat into flavorful and tender dishes.
If you are looking to purchase your first slow cooker or in need of an upgrade, this slow cooker buyer guide will help you make the right choice for your needs. This is one essential kitchen tool that I’ve found endless delicious recipe ideas that have impressed each time! What’s your favorite slow cooker meal?