A dinner recipe that can be put on our table with minimal effort is a total win over here (but you all probably know that by now!). One of the easiest ways to get dinner on the table during busy weeknights is, by far, the crockpot. It’s a fabulous contraption, and I love the darn thing so much that I even own two of them (a smaller size and a larger size).
A few weeks ago, I shared some delicious looking one pot meals that are great for busy weeknights, but I still haven’t had the chance to try all of them. For today’s post, though, we’re talking crockpot, baby. And I’m sharing 10 of my favorite, tried and true, make on repeat, crockpot recipes. Many of them are mine, some are others, but I can attest to all of them being delicious.
^^Another old post alert! I really should go back and update that post because it is probably one of the most frequently referenced recipe posts that I use. This BBQ pulled chicken is a recipe that is, absolutely, a staple in our house. We love making it when we have friends over, because it makes a ton, and it’s just so. darn. good.
This meal is simple, yet perfect. Cook up a side of some greens/veggies or make a nice big salad, you’re good to go.
This is an old post that I really need to do a “re-do” of, but I promise it’s a good one! This is definitely a favorite of mine during the winter months (Jay tolerates it but it’s not his favorite – no meat – yadda yadda), and I love pairing it with some warm, crusty bread.
Ohhh, Mal. You make a mean chili! And when this one is paired with some shredded cheddar and loaded into a bread bowl? Oh, forget it.
This one sort of goes against my usual rule of “no extra work outside the crockpot,” but the quick amount of time it takes to brown the meat is totally worth it. The flavor in this soup is really incredible and, honestly, I think it’s even better the second day. Our favorite pairing with this soup is my Cheesy Italian Quick Bread, but really, any bread would do!
I know I’ve mentioned this before, but this recipe was one that I really wasn’t planning to share on the blog (hence the crappy iPhone photo). And, wouldn’t you know, this is one of my more popular recipes now! But I can totally see why. It’s a full, hearty, flavorful meal, that makes enough to feed a small army (or, okay, a large family).
This is a delicious soup recipe from my gal, Chelsey, that is perfectly adaptable in the crockpot (her original recipe doesn’t use the crockpot, but it totally works!). This one is great to make on a Sunday to have for lunches for the week (Jay isn’t huge on the black beans so it’s not really one we’d make for dinner for ourselves). Delicious AND nutritious!
Okay, okay, this isn’t really a dinner recipe (unless oatmeal for dinner is your thing, which I would totally NOT knock you for) but it was too good not to include because it is one of my favorite crockpot recipes at the moment. Some of the best oats EVER.
This recipe comes from the one and only Kristin who, I must say, is an absolute doll to chat with via email. We like to keep in touch and talk “shop” (aka, kiddos) since Lucas and Lincoln are only a few weeks apart. But really, besides that, she has some great recipes.
I actually almost forgot about this recipe. I came across it a few weeks ago, and as soon as I saw it, it was one of those “Ohmygoddddthatrecipeeeee” moments. Simple, delicious, cook up some brown rice, and you’re good to go.
So there you have it! A list of 10 of my favorite crockpot recipes. If you have one that you absolutely think should be added to the list, then leave a link down below! If you’ve tried and enjoyed any of the ones listed, then I’d love to hear from you!