Need a delicious idea for dinner? Why not let your crockpot do all the work! Check out this BIG list of crockpot recipes to get some dinner inspiration.
I absolutely love to use my crockpot. As a busy mom of two small children, it can be really challenging to cook. It’s like as soon as I turn on the stove, a sensor goes off and they both need something! I love being able to throw something in my crockpot in the morning while they’re still asleep or eating breakfast.
There are even “fast” slow cooker recipes I can make during my children’s naptime if we have a crazy morning! The crockpot really is one of the best appliances although I feel it can be overlooked at times.
Seriously, there’s nothing better than dinner made easier. After working all day, it is nice to come home to dinner already cooked!
A Crockpot Recipe for Everyone
There is a recipe for everyone! Whether you want a recipe for Meatless Monday, are craving tex-mex, or want something a bit more gourmet, I’m confident you’ll find a recipe that appeals to you below. These crockpot dinner ideas include recipes for chicken, beef, pork, turkey, and even bison and vegetarian ideas! Take a look at these delicious crockpot dinner ideas below.
Chicken Crockpot Recipes
This crockpot white chicken chili is an easy toss and go recipe. You can use rotisserie chicken or chicken breast in this delicious recipe.
These crockpot cilantro lime chicken tacos are so easy to make. They are a great addition to add to weekly meal planning ideas.
If you haven’t made a whole chicken in your crockpot, you’re missing out. It isn’t as complicated as it sounds either. This brown sugar and garlic whole chicken crockpot recipe is amazing.
These crockpot chipotle chicken thighs are a super easy recipe. Just toss the ingredients in your crockpot and go.
Crockpot coq au vin (meaning chicken in wine) is an amazing French recipe that you can easily make with chicken thighs. I’ve made this recipe for both my family and for guests and it’s been a hit each time.
Chicken chasseur meaning hunter’s chicken in French is a hearty chicken stew that can be made in your crockpot.
Not only is this chicken cacciatore recipe easily made in your crockpot, the leftovers are also super freezer friendly. This is an awesome crockpot recipe and a freezer meal in one recipe.
Do not be intimidated by a whole chicken. This recipe goes over how to make a whole chicken in your crockpot. It is fairly simple and it tastes amazing.
This crockpot Italian chicken recipe is an easy and tasty way to get dinner on the table.
This crockpot lemon and garlic whole chicken is a great recipe to make in your crockpot when you have a busy day ahead of you and want to come home to a delicious meal.
This crockpot chipotle chicken chili is bursting with flavors and brings a little heat. You can adjust how spicy the chili is by adding more or less chipotle pepper.
You can be sure to skip the takeout and make one of your favorite Thai dishes at home with this red Thai chicken curry recipe!
Beef Crockpot Recipes
This savory tomato pot roast recipe isn’t just your run of the mill pot roast recipe in the crockpot. This one has a lot of flavor!
These crockpot Dr. Pepper beef tacos are a real crowd pleaser. Just to warn you, this recipe makes a lot! If you don’t have a lot of people to feed, you can always freeze any leftovers.
This crockpot ground beef curry is such a flavorful dish you can leave simmering all day. It is a great recipe for ground beef in your crockpot.
This crockpot mexican beef stew is more “tex-mex” than truly authentic mexican. That doesn’t stop this recipe from being an easy and delicious way to get dinner on the table.
This take on a classic beef stew features herbed dumplings which are a super tasty addition. Be sure to try this crockpot beef stew with herbed dumplings.
This easy beef stew is a classic crockpot recipe. It goes great with mashed potatoes and crusty white bread.
Crockpot recipes don’t have to be boring and who says they can’t be gourmet either? This copy cat Carrabbas beef brasato recipe will definitely impress your friends and family.
This crockpot garlic and white wine pork loin is one of my favorite crockpot recipes of all time. This pork loin tastes gourmet but all you need to do is throw everything in your crockpot and let it do all the hard work.
These really are the best pulled pork tacos ever. They would be great to mix things up on your next taco Tuesday!
This slow cooker ginger and coconut pork loin is absolutely delicious and it’s another toss and go recipe.
This crockpot stuffed shells recipe is a “fast” crockpot recipe. Sometimes things are so much better in the crockpot because you don’t have to heat up your house by using the oven!
This crockpot sausage and peppers recipe is such a versatile and freezer friendly recipe. It goes great over pasta or on hoagie buns with melted provolone.
Vegetarian Crockpot Recipes
This vegetarian crockpot coconut curry is both flavorful and filling. It is the perfect recipe for your next meatless Monday meal!
This crockpot pumpkin chickpea curry is one of my favorite meals to make in the slow cooker. It is easy to make and uses many common pantry items.
Bison Crockpot Recipes
If you haven’t tried ground bison in chili yet, you’re missing out. This crockpot bison chili is amazing after simmering all day.
This is another great bison recipe for chili. The sweet potatoes and bison flavors are so complimentary.
Turkey Crockpot Recipes
Although this turkey and butternut squash chili is perfect for fall, you can enjoy it any time of year since the recipe calls for frozen butternut squash.
This copycat Panera turkey chili is perfect on a cool day! It tastes just like the restaurant’s version.
This leftover Thanksgiving turkey chili is a staple in our family. We love this recipe and make it every year after Thanksgiving.
Side Dish Crockpot Recipes
These crockpot borracho beans are so easy to make and they’re great with corn bread or as a side with tacos.
I love making crockpot mac and cheese for potlucks, parties, or for the holidays. This recipe is especially great when you need to free up some oven space.
Making an acorn squash in your crockpot is super easy. Let your crockpot do all the hard work with this yummy side dish.
Crockpot spinach queso is an awesome twist on the classic queso or cheese dip recipe. It’s a great way to sneak in a few veggies too.
These crockpot drunken black beans are another fantastic side dish recipe you can make in your crockpot. Slow cooking black beans is one of the best ways to cook them.
Looking for a side dish for dinner, something to bring to a potluck, or do you want good luck for New Years? These crockpot blackeyed peas are an awesome dish you can make in your crockpot.
These crockpot baked beans are loaded with flavor but only take a little prep. These crockpot baked beans are great for a cookout, party, or to feed a small crowd since the recipe yields about 8 servings.
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