Slow Cooker Weeknight Meals | Over 20 Easy Crock Pot Recipes to Feed Your Family

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Keep it simple with slow cooker weeknight meals! These scrumptious Crock-Pot recipes are sure to hit the spot!

lasagna being spooned from slow cooker

Make dinner a cinch with these Crock Pot weeknight meals.

What’s for dinner? That’s a tough question when you’re not even sure – and it’s 5:30 pm! Fortunately, if you have a Crock Pot, you’re in luck! Check out our favorite and easy slow cooker weeknight meals. These recipes can help make your back-to-school routine effortless!

Our favorite slow cooker weeknight meals:

1. Smothered Crock-Pot Pork Chops with Gravy

Cooking pork chops in a crock pot makes for easy slow cooker weeknight meals

If your family loves pork chops, try this flavorful recipe that is one of our favorite crock pot weeknight meals. You’ll be amazed at how tender your pork chops will be when you cook them in the slow cooker and smother them in comforting gravy.

2. Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

slow cooker chicken tacos

It’s a fiesta! Make a batch of shredded chicken in the slow cooker and customize your tacos with all of your favorite toppings. Get the recipe here on Hip2Save.

3. Slow Cooker Wild Rice Soup

wild rice soup in a ladle

When it comes to easy Crock Pot weeknight dinners, it’s hard to beat a hearty soup or stew! veggie and herb soup! The next to you need some comfort food, ladle up a big helping of this veggie and herb soup. While the vegetables get a quick sauté in a pan beforehand, all the ingredients are added together to the slow cooker (including the rice) to meld the flavors together as they cook.

4. Cranberry Crock-Pot Meatballs

adding fresh broccoli to cranberry slow cooker meatballs

We love using meatballs to make easy slow cooker weeknight meals. These unique Cranberry Crock Pot Meatballs are especially great to make around the holidays. They can feed a group and the recipe only requires 3 ingredients!

5. Slow Cooker Stuffed Shells

The most labor-intensive part of this meal is stuffing the shells, which tends to go pretty quickly once you get the hang of it (and there’s no boiling the pasta beforehand)! Scroll through to the bottom of the recipe post to check out the slow cooker instructions for this scrumptious dish.

6. Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili

pumpkin turkey chili in white ramekin

Celebrate those autumn weeknights with a cozy cup of our Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili. The recipe calls for ground turkey, beans, spices, and of course, pumpkin! Tasty and full of essential vitamins and minerals, this chili is a winner!

7. Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken

salsa verde chicken plate

With some chicken, salsa, cheese, and spices, you can put together this yummy chicken meal in the slow cooker. Serve it alongside your favorite Mexican sides, like black beans and rice!

8. Crock-Pot Glazed Ham

A crock pot glazed ham which is one of the best slow cooker weeknight meals for winter

Sink your teeth into this moist and juicy glazed ham! It’s one of our popular weeknight slow cooker meals. The delicious glaze features oranges, ginger, cloves, and cinnamon. It’s so good that you won’t believe it’s also low carb!

9. Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

Mongolian beef on rice

Skip the takeout and make your own Chinese-inspired dish as home. This Mongolian beef recipe was originally made in the Instant Pot but can be adapted for the slow cooker with time adjustments. You’ll swear the ginger sauce came straight from a restaurant!

10. Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken

Slow cooker italian chicken recipe

This creamy dish will put a smile on a kid’s face after a long day at school. Better yet, it tastes like you spent hours laboring over it. It’s one of our favorite weeknight slow cooker meals.

11. Slow Cooker Chicken & Rice Burrito Bowls

burrito rice bowl slow cooker recipe

Who needs Chipotle when you can cook up a burrito bowl at home? This tasty recipe is one of our go-to Crock Pot weeknight dinners. Although the chicken is removed from the cooker before the rice is added to round out the meal, all ingredients use the slow cooker, making it just one dish to clean up. Score!

12. Keto Beef Stew

a bowl of keto beef stew which is one of the easy crock pot weeknight meals

One of the easy weeknight dinners to make in a Crock-Pot is stew. Our Keto Beef Stew recipe is perfect for those looking for a low carb option!

If you like this recipe, you must try our Easy Keto Beef Goulash next!

13. Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken

slow cooker chicken recipe

The sweet and tangy glaze coating the chicken in this dish is the true winner here. This versatile shredded chicken can be served on top of rice, lettuce, or even bread for some truly tasty sandwiches.

14. Slow Cooker BBQ Wings

pulling out chicken wing from slow cooker

Who wouldn’t love to come home from school to find out that these BBQ wings are being served for dinner? They couldn’t be easier to make with this simple slow cooking method (with the option to broil in the oven for added crispiness).

15. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Shredded Sliders

sliders with shredded chicken and coleslaw

These Buffalo chicken sliders are sure to be gobbled up in no time! The spicy shredded chicken with the cool, crunchy slaw is a flavor combination the whole family will love. These sliders are so easy to make! They are definitely toward the top of our list of easy weeknight slow cooker meals.

16. Slow Cooker Cowboy Supper

slow cooker cowboy supper

For a filling, yet easy, crock pot weeknight meal, try this incredibly hearty dish! Brown the beef, layer all ingredients in the slow cooker, set the heat, and let the magic happen.

17. Keto Crock-Pot Bourbon Chicken

Crockpot Bourbon Chicken on a plate

Our Keto Chicken Bourbon recipe is a crowd-pleaser! It’s slow cooked to perfection and delivers a pop of flavor thanks to the additions of your favorite bourbon and low carb barbecue sauce.

18. Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

slow cooker honey sesame chicken

This Crock-Pot honey sesame chicken is yet another take on Chinese takeout that doesn’t require a trip to the restaurant. Not only will it taste delicious, but your kitchen will be fragrant with Asian flavors!

19. Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

easy black bean chicken chili is one of our favorite easy crock pot weeknight meals

One of the best Crock Pot weeknight meals is this slow cooked chicken chili. Raid your pantry to make use of some common staples and whip up this easy dinner idea. You can ramp up the dish by ladling over rice, potatoes, or a bread bowl.

If you’re a fan of this chicken chili, don’t forget to try our Keto White Chicken Chili recipe too!

20. Slow Cooker Vegetable Lasagna

this veggie lasagna in a crock pot is a favorite slow cooker weeknight meal

Try out a meatless meal like our vegetable lasagna that layers hearty veggies, noodles, sauce, and cheese to create a decadent, yet very simple, dinner. It really hits the spot on those colder nights so don’t be surprised if it becomes your family’s favorite slow cooker weeknight meal!

21. Easy Keto Crack Chicken

Keto crack chicken in a crock pot makes for an easy slow cooker weeknight meal

For a memorable slow cooker meal, try our Keto Crack Chicken recipe. It pairs together the flavors of chicken, cream cheese, cheddar, and bacon. Not only is it perfect for tailgates and potlucks, but it’s one of the easier Crock Pot weeknight meals too!

22. Slow Cooker Sausage & Pepper Freezer Bag Meal

ingredients for make-ahead crock pot weeknight meals

Make easy weeknight dinners Crock Pot style! Prep them and freeze them ahead of time. With these dishes, you simply dump the ingredients into the slow cooker, turn it on, and they’re ready to eat a few hours later! Get the recipe for 5 different meals here on Hip2Save.

Try these simple meal planning tips for busy families!

About the writer:

Emily obtained her Bachelor's degrees from Clarkson University with 5 years of content writing experience specializing in health, beauty, fashion, home, & living frugally.

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Comments 6

  1. Francis Lavenz

    Yum. My brothers will eat two of these. Can’t wait to try them.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yay! Hope they’re a hit! 🙌❤️

  2. TS

    I’ve made the slow cooker cowboy supper vegetarian by using more beans instead of the meat. I’ve done this with several recipes on Hip2Save. The cowboy supper is a nice change of pace and it’s easy to make.

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing how you’ve adapted this recipe and others on the site to make it vegetarian, TS! 🙌 So happy to hear this is easy to make and that you’ve enjoyed it! 💞

  3. aniity

    Thank you for compiling the list. Hip2Save usually has easy, yummy recipes!

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re most welcome, aniity! So glad you’ve enjoyed the recipes! 🤗💖

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