With the winter months come cooler temperatures and limited sunshine, ugh. Tons of items are on your plate and putting together meals ends up at the bottom of the list. I promise, we get it. So when a day looks busy, pre-planning dinner options is always a good idea. The crockpot makes it so easy too! Just throw everything into the pot in the AM and your meal is ready when you get home (and your home smells delicious for the whole day!) SO when you’re tight on time, and want your meal ready in advance, try one of these crockpot recipes!
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21 Crockpot Recipes
Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole via Chelsea’s Messy Apron // A staple in our household. This recipe checks all of the comfort food boxes, and is on the healthier side with wild rice.
Parmesan Basil Tomato Soup via Little Spice Jar // Tomato soup + grilled cheese is a go-to combo of ours, but making soup from scratch is typically so time consuming. Not with this Crockpot friendly recipe tho.
Buttery Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes via Creme de la Crumb // The classic side, simplified but not lacking in flavor at all.
Crispy Caramelized Pork Ramen Noodle Soup with Curry Roasted Acorn Squash via Half Baked Harvest
Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Stroganoff via The Recipe Critic
Creamy Chicken Tikka Masala via The Iron You
Creamy Potato Soup via The Girl Who Ate Everything
Cilantro Lime Chicken via The Recipe Critic
Detox Crockpot Lentil Soup via Pinch of Yum
Creamy White Chicken Chili via The Chunky Chef
Skinny Slow Cooker Kung Pao Chicken via The Recipe Critic
Blasamic Glazed Roast Beef via Closet Cooking
Honey BBQ Beef Brisket via Creme de la Crumb
Beef Bourguignon via The Recipe Critic
Hawaiian Chicken via Lemon Tree Dwelling
Mexican Street Corn and Chicken Chowder via Chelsea’s Messy Apron
Mongolian Beef via The Recipe Critic
Creamy Tuscan Chicken via Spicy Southern Kitchen
Chicken Gnocchi Soup via Pinch of Yum
Parmesan Herb Chicken and Orzo via Creme de la Crumb
Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken via Chef in Training
Crockpot recipes are also very meal prep friendly, so try one of these out on your next busy week! Check out all of our meal prep recipes here.
What are your favorite crockpot recipes??
Originally published November 2017, updated on January 2021.