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25+ Easy Crockpot Meals

This EASY Crockpot Meals are perfect for those busy weekdays when it’s a struggle to get dinner on the table, cozy and comforting for cooler days, or light and fresh for summer days. There’s something for everyone! Crockpot pasta, soups, tacos, slow cooker ribs, pork, chicken or beef. TONS of easy crockpot dinners.


It’s time, friends. After months of testing out Instant Pot recipes, it’s time to dust off that slow cooker. These EASY crockpot meals are definitely going to help me transition back to slow cooking for the summer 😉

I’m not doing away with Instant Pot recipes (I may even leave it in its semi-permanent position on the counter for a while longer!), but it’s time for some slow cooker love here on The Recipe Rebel.

It’s been too long!

I love, love using my crock pot in the summer to whip up easy crockpot meals and keep the house at a reasonable temperature. Plus, who wants to spend all day cooking when you can set it and forget it, and head off to the beach/spray park/playground to catch some rays while the kids burn off some energy?

Since my Dump and Go Slow Cooker Recipes post has been so popular, I knew I needed another collection of some of my favorite crockpot dinners. Some of these will require a little prep before going in, or a bit more finishing touches at the end, but they are still an easy way to get dinner on the table when slaving over a hot stove at 5:00 on a sunny May day is the last thing you want to do 😉

easy crockpot meals collage with multiple images and title in black and blue text

Tips for Making these Easy Crockpot Meals extra awesome:

  • Slow cooker meals often need a little oomph at the end of that long cook time — try adding freshness with some finely chopped fresh herbs or green onions to bright up the flavors. You can also use a little splash of something acidic (depending on the recipe of course!), a squeeze of lemon juice or splash of balsamic vinegar often does the trick.
  • Know your crockpot. All crockpots and slow cooker cook differently. I have had a few in my day (I have 3 that I use regularly!) and they all cook differently. Some are hotter, and some are cooler. The larger the slow cooker, the longer it will take to heat and cook, so that is also something to keep in mind.
  • Prep what you can the day before. If there are a lot of vegetables to be shopped or meat to be cooked, this can often be done the day before. Sometimes, with many soups or stews, you can prep the entire meal in the slow cooker, then simply pop the insert in the fridge overnight. In the morning, all you have to do is pop it in and turn it on.

Slow Cooker Baked Ziti

slow cooker baked ziti in crock pot with spoon stuck into pasta

Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Stew

garlic parmesan chicken stew in bowl with crusty bread being dipped

Crockpot Italian Beef

crockpot italian beef in slow cooker with two forks and sliced pepperoncini

Cheesy Crockpot Chicken Spaghetti Recipe

crockpot spaghetti with chicken being scooped with a metal ladle

Lasagna Soup

crockpot lasagna soup in black slow cooker topped with shredded cheese

Healthier Slow Cooker Hamburger Helper Recipe

hamburger helper recipe in slow cooker with spoon stuck into pasta

Slow Cooker Chicken Breast

crockpot chicken breast on blue plate one whole and one sliced

Creamy Italian Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

italian slow cooker chicken noodle soup in crockpot with ladle scooping some soup

Slow Cooker Turkey Tacos 

slow cooker turkey tacos overhead on tortilla with jalapenos tomatoes and cheese

Crockpot Chicken and Noodles

crockpot chicken and noodles in slow cooker with metal scoop pulling some out

Crockpot Sausage and Potatoes

cheesy crockpot sausage and potatoes close up shot with wooden spoon

Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Pulled Pork

slow cooker honey balsamic pulled pork piled on white plate with buns in background

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chickpea Curry

slow cooker vegetarian chickpea curry in white bowls with pomegranate arils topping

Creamy Crockpot White Chicken Chili

creamy crockpot white chicken chili in white bowl with jalapenos and sour cream

Crock Pot Pot Roast

slow cooker pot roast after cooking in crockpot with potatoes and carrots

Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef with Pineapple

slow cooker mongolian beef with pineapple and carrot matchsticks topped with green onions

Slow Cooker Chicken In a Hurry

slow cooker chicken drumsticks on white plate with sauce

Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs

slow cooker bbq ribs on sheet pan with parchment paper and extra bbq sauce

Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin

pork tenderloin in crock pot sliced with sauce and fresh parsley garnish

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Sandwiches

slow cooker italian chicken sandwiches on sesame bun with shredded cheese

Slow Cooker Quinoa Tex Mex

slow cooker quinoa tex mex on white plate topped with lots of shredded cheese

Crock Pot Lo Mien

crock pot lo mein close up in white bowl topped with sesame seeds

Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs Florentine

slow cooker turkey meatballs florentine in white bowl with shredded parmesan cheese

Crock Pot Pulled Pork recipe

crock pot pulled pork sandwich open faced with pickles chips and coleslaw on the side

Slow Cooker 3 Bean Chili

crockpot chili in bowl overhead with sour cream cheese and green onions on top

Slow Cooker Honey Lemon Chicken 

slow cooker honey lemon chicken in white crockpot with metal ladle

Glazed Crock Pot Pork Chops

glazed crock pot pork chops in slow cooker with sauce and sprinkled with fresh parsley

Crockpot Thai Peanut Butter Chicken Curry

crockpot thai peanut butter chicken curry overhead close up image with rice

Slow Cooker Hoisin Chicken

slow cooker hoisin chicken overhead on dark blue plate on black background

Slow Cooker Sausage and Ravioli

slow cooker sausage and ravioli overhead in black bowl with fresh basil leaves

Honey Balsamic Slow Cooker Beef Stew

slow cooker honey balsamic beef stew in white crockpot sprinkled with fresh parsley
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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. Tobius says

    Thank you, I am always looking for simple easy recipes as I take care of special needs adults, and they need basic simple recipes that they can do them selfs, and these are perfect with just a little help from me.
    The benefit? I get a break from cooking, they learn something new, they are proud of what they made and when they serve the meal they are just beaming with pride.

  2. Kate says

    Ashley, this is so tasty! You do such a great job on your website–great directions and presentations. Thank you for sharing your excellent recipes!

  3. Julia says

    Ashley, thanks! My husband and I loved this meatballs, and I will make it again. I’m passing the recipe along to my neighbor!

  4. Anna says

    Ashley, what a gorgeous idea! We absolutely love Creamy Italian Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup ! Definitely need to try these!

  5. Stacie Hamilton says

    I love using a crockpot for dinners. You have so many good recipes here. I need to share this with my daughter since she loves cooking this way too.

  6. El shaddai says

    Made this a few weeks ago, it was so good that it’s on the menu again tonight! Will be trying more of your recipes soon!!

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