Best Crockpot Recipes

Plug in the slow cooker and make some of my very Best Crockpot Recipes! I’ve compiled a list of 15 of my all-time favorite easy slow cooker recipes that the whole family loves. They’re easy, budget friendly, and so delicious it’s not hard to see why they’re popular.

Be sure to also check out 30+ Dump and Go Slow Cooker Recipes and 40+ Crockpot Chicken Recipes.

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There’s a little bit of a debate about which kitchen appliance is the best. As much as I do love my air fryer and Instant Pot… I think my Crockpot is my absolute favorite!

Listed below are 15 of my most popular highly rated Crockpot recipes that certainly live up to the hype.

Each one of my best slow cooker recipes checks all of the right boxes that a slow cooker recipe needs to check. They’re easy, delicious, and feature simple ingredients.

Next time you need a little dinner inspo, plug in your Crockpot and check out this list! Be sure to comment and let me know which recipe is your favorite!

Why We Love Easy Crockpot Recipes

I think it would be impossible to put my love for slow cooker recipes into words, but I’ll try! Here are just three reasons I will NEVER get rid of my Crockpot:

  • Tender: Every time you cook meat in the Crockpot, it always turns out deliciously tender! I especially love cooking chicken in there that I end up shredding later.
  • Easy: Crockpot recipes are famously easy going. I love a good set it and forget it recipe!
  • Versatile: You can pretty much cook anything in the Crockpot. While I primarily focus on dinner recipes listed below, you can also use your slow cooker to make desserts like Slow Cooker Berry Cobbler.
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The BEST Crockpot Recipes

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Crockpot Tuscan Chicken
This Crockpot Tuscan Chicken is made up juicy chicken breasts slow cooked in a rich and cheesy cream sauce. This recipe takes just 10 minutes to prep and makes the perfect dinner served over your favorite pasta!
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Slow Cooker Pot Roast (the BEST gravy!)
This Slow Cooker Pot Roast has such incredible flavor and the best gravy! Creamy potatoes, tender carrots, fall apart roast beef — it’s pure comfort food!
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Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken
This Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken is SO easy and flavorful, you wouldn't believe it only has a few ingredients! The perfect easy dinner recipe!
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Slow Cooker Chicken Breast
This Slow Cooker Chicken Breast recipe comes out perfectly juicy and seasoned every time! Learn my tips for getting the best crockpot chicken breast, perfect for salads, sandwiches or an easy dinner.
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Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Stew
This Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Stew is bound to be your new favorite winter comfort food! It’s hearty, creamy, cheesy and loaded with vegetables! The crockpot makes it an easy weeknight meal.
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Crockpot Shredded Chicken
This Crockpot Shredded Chicken is easy, flavorful and a great way to meal prep for the week ahead! How to make slow cooker shredded chicken including tips, tricks and additional recipes.
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Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Taco Soup
This Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup is made with just SIX ingredients in the slow cooker! With 5 minutes prep, it's an easy healthy dinner idea for busy weeknights.
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Easy Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
The easiest Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup — gets thick and creamy, unlike those recipes that just add milk or cream. Perfect for a chilly day!
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Crockpot Lasagna Soup (quick & easy!)
This Crockpot Lasagna Soup recipe is full of flavor and can be made in the crockpot or Instant Pot! With a tomato base, it's made with Italian sausage, lasagna noodles, and lots of Italian herbs and cheeses.
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Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings
This Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings recipe is a slow cooker version of a classic comfort food! Tender chicken, loads of veggies, and fluffy homemade dumplings are simmered in a thick and flavorful gravy.
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Glazed Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin recipe
This Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin is covered in an easy garlic herb rub and drizzled with a honey balsamic glaze! Everything cooks together in the crock pot with minimal effort and maximum flavour. It is moist, tender and perfect over pasta, rice, or mashed potatoes!
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Slow Cooker Baked Ziti
This Slow Cooker Baked Ziti is actually made completely in the crockpot — even the pasta! It is so much easier than the traditional version but packs all of the same flavor!
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The BEST Crock Pot Pulled Pork
This Crock Pot Pulled Pork recipe is so easy and so flavorful! It starts with a garlic herb rub and hangs out in the slow cooker until it’s fall apart tender. 
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Crockpot Zuppa Toscana
This easy Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana is a creamy Tuscan soup full of Italian sausage, kale, potatoes, and Parmesan. It's hearty, creamy, and perfect for the colder months! There's a step-by-step recipe video down in the recipe card, too!
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shredded honey garlic chicken on white rice and a side of green beans.
Crock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken
Crock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken is packed with sweet, savory, and spicy flavors. Perfect for the whole family, this super easy recipe is great for a weeknight meal or a lazy weekend, though it's fancy enough to serve at a dinner party too!
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Can you cook raw meat in the Crockpot?

Yes! In fact, I almost never add cooked meat to my slow cooker. Once you peruse these recipes I have listed, you’ll see I pretty much exclusively use raw meat in all of my slow cooker recipes. The way that the Crockpot makes the meat so unbelievably tender is just too good! That low and slow cooking process just can’t be beat.

What’s the best Crockpot/slow cooker to use?

Here are just a few things to keep in mind if you’re in the market for a new slow cooker:

  • More often than not, you’ll see me using a 2.5 quart casserole style Crockpot that I am obsessed with . It’s wide and shallow, so you don’t have to stack everything and it cooks more much quicker. It’s the ideal slow cooker for someone cooking for 1-4 people and not preparing larger meals.
  • I also have a 4 quart Crockpot that I use when I want to prepare a larger cut of meat, like a pot roast, or a big batch of soup! It’s got everything I love about my 2.5 quart, just in a slightly larger size.
  • I do have a 6 quart Hamilton Beach slow cooker that’s great for cooking for a bigger group of people, but I do find it’s a little cooler. Sometimes, large chunks of meat have to be cut down into smaller pieces for it to fully cook by dinner.

Tips for the Best Crockpot Recipes

Keep these tips and tricks in mind when making any Crockpot recipe:

  • No peeking! Once the lid is on, don’t open it until the recipe instructs you to do so. Every time you open the lid, you let the heat out and you have to increase the cook time.
  • Check the cook time. Every recipe is a little different. Make sure to check the recipe card and see if the slow cooker should be set to low or high and for how long.

Meet Ashley

My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Ruth says

    I love your site. Your recipes are so delicious! I use my insta pot a lot for main dishes and desserts.
    Thank you for sharing.

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