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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.

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It’s time, friends. After 4 MONTHS of busting my butt 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 😉

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.

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

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!

 

Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Stew

Cheesy Crockpot Chicken Spaghetti Recipe

crockpot spaghetti with chicken scoop

Healthier Slow Cooker Hamburger Helper Recipe

hamburger helper recipe in slow cooker

Creamy Italian Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

italian slow cooker chicken noodle soup in crockpot

Slow Cooker Turkey Tacos 

 

Crockpot Sausage and Potatoes

 

Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Pulled Pork

 

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chickpea Curry

 

Creamy Crockpot White Chicken Chili

 

Crock Pot Pork Roast and Gravy

 

Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef with Pineapple

This Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef is sweet, sticky and a little spicy and loaded with pineapple! It's your new favorite Asian takeout dish made at home in the crockpot!

 

Slow Cooker Chicken In a Hurry

Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs

These Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs couldn't be simpler! They have a homemade spice rub and are slow cooked until they fall off the bone, then you can slather them in any barbecue sauce you like! | crockpot | crock pot | crockpot ribs | easy ribs | summer barbecue | father's day | grilling

Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin

pork tenderloin in crock pot sliced

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Sandwiches

 

Slow Cooker Quinoa Tex Mex

 

Crock Pot Lo Mien

Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs Florentine

Crock Pot Pulled Pork recipe

crock pot pulled pork sandwich

Slow Cooker Chili

 

Slow Cooker Honey Lemon Chicken 

This Slow Cooker Honey Lemon Chicken is a little sweet, a little tangy and perfect over rice or noodles! It's an easy crockpot meal for those busy days! Includes step by step recipe video. | crockpot dinner | crockpot recipe | crock pot | slow cooker recipe | easy dinner | healthy dinner | low calorie | healthy diet

 Slow Cooker Beef Tips

Glazed Crock Pot Pork Chops

crock pot pork chops in slow cooker

Crockpot Thai Peanut Butter Chicken Curry

 

Slow Cooker Hoisin Chicken

 

Slow Cooker Sausage and Ravioli

 

Slow Cooker Tandoori Turkey Soup

 

Crock Pot Meatballs

 

Honey Balsamic Slow Cooker Beef Stew

This Honey Balsamic Slow Cooker Beef Stew is full of flavor and couldn't be easier -- just throw everything in and let it cook! Loaded with veggies and thick honey balsamic sauce. Step by step recipe video. | slow cooker recipe | easy dinner recipe | healthy dinner recipe | fall food | soup | make ahead

 

 

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. #crockpot #slowcooker #easyrecipe #recipe #recipes #dinner #cooking

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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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