These easy weeknight crockpot meals will have your family singing your praises at dinner time. They are simple to make and save you time during your busy schedule.

Easy Crockpot Meals

The best crockpot meals are easy to assemble and don’t give you mushy results. All of these recipes will give you flavorful meals that your family will love.

While soups are delicious, they aren’t the only thing you can make in a slow cooker. Give these meals a try and let me know what you think!

Crock Pot Weeknight Dinners FAQ

What’s the difference between a crockpot and a slow cooker?

A crockpot and a slow cooker are the same appliances. Crockpot is a name brand of slow cookers.

Can I put frozen chicken in the crockpot?

You can put frozen chicken in the crockpot. It will need a bit longer cooking time, but will still cook through. Make sure the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

What cannot be cooked in a slow cooker?

I don’t recommend cooking most starches (other than potatoes) in the slow cooker. Items like rice and pasta develop an unpleasant texture when cooked in a slow cooker.

Crockpot Meals Easy Dump and Go

What is a dump dinner?

A dump dinner is a crockpot meal where you just dump all of the ingredients in the slow cooker, set it, and go. There’s no additional work needed.

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What cooks fast in a crockpot?

Chicken and small cut beef both cook fast in the crockpot. Chicken only needs 4-6 hours on low.

Beef Crockpot Meals

crockpot lasagna topped with fresh basil

Easy Crock-Pot Lasagna

5 from 6 votes
Slow Cooker Lasagna is the same classic lasagna recipe you love, but made entirely in the crockpot. It's easy to make and delicious!
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beef ragu over pasta topped with basil and parmesan

Slow Cooker Beef Ragu Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Slow-cooked boneless beef ribs are added to the crockpot with wine, vegetables, and herbs to create a flavorful beef ragu sauce recipe. 
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mexican shredded beef inside tacos topped with cilantro and queso fresco

Mexican Shredded Beef

4.86 from 7 votes
A crockpot Mexican shredded beef that is seasoned with chipotle chile and perfect for tacos and burrito bowls.
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meatballs over rice in a white bowl

Sweet and Spicy Meatballs (Crockpot)

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With grape jelly and a spicy chili sauce, these Crockpot Sweet and Spicy Meatballs are easy and only require 3 ingredients.
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Sweet and spicy Asian boneless ribs in a blue bowl served with white rice.

Boneless Beef Asian Country Style Ribs

5 from 4 votes
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Bowl of beef stew sitting on a linen napkin.

Crock Pot Beef Stew

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An easy to make "dump style" crockpot meal. This Crockpot Beef Stew is delicious and as simple as throwing it all in the crockpot and letting it cook.
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Chicken Crockpot Meals

honey garlic chicken topped with sesame seeds over rice and green beans

Honey Garlic Crockpot Chicken Thighs

4.88 from 8 votes
Crock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken is an easy chicken thigh recipe infused with honey, garlic, and soy sauce.
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salsa verde chicken in a bowl over rice topped with avocado and lime

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken

5 from 3 votes
This Crockpot Salsa Verde Chicken is creamy, flavorful, and easy to prepare. It's an easy dump-and-go crockpot recipe.
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chicken and stuffing in a bowl topped with parsley

Crockpot Chicken and Stuffing Casserole

5 from 4 votes
This easy to make chicken and stuffing casserole is assembled and cooked entirely in the crockpot.
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slow cooker cilantro lime chicken on a plate

Cilantro Lime Chicken (Slow Cooker Recipe)

5 from 1 vote
Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken – A chicken full of cilantro and lime flavors that are perfect for tacos, served over rice, and keto-friendly.
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slow cooker mexican chicken in a bowl topped with cilantro and sour cream

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

5 from 3 votes
Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken combines chicken breast, beans, tomatoes, corn, and green chile with Mexican spices right in your crockpot. An easy, delicious weeknight meal. 
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chicken tacos with toppings

Shredded Chicken Tacos Crock Pot Recipe

5 from 1 vote
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Honey Asian chicken served over a bowl of white rice.

Crock Pot Honey Asian Chicken

5 from 3 votes
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Pork Crockpot Meals

carnitas on a baking sheet

Carnitas Dutch Oven Recipe

5 from 5 votes
Carnitas are seasoned, tender, caramelized, shredded pork. I’m going to break down how to make carnitas in the oven, crockpot, and Instant Pot.
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pulled pork in a white dish

Slow Cooker Sweet Pork

5 from 1 vote
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Soups & Stews in the Crockpot

slow cooker potato soup in white bowl with toppings of cheese and scallion

Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup

5 from 7 votes
You can make homemade potato soup from scratch right in your crockpot. This soup is loaded with bacon, potatoes, and cheese. 
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mexican chili topped with sour cream and avocado in a bowl

Crock Pot Chili Recipe

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taco soup in a white bowl topped with sour cream

Taco Soup (Slow Cooker Recipe)

5 from 3 votes
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Hi! I’m Kara!

Kara loves all things food and spending time with her family and dogs. She has a passion for cooking and loves making yummy, family-friendly recipes.

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