38 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes for Dinner

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Easy slow cooker recipes are the BEST. Not only are they absolutely delicious but they are so fast! I have rounded up the best of the best in this one post so that you don’t have to look any further!

My mouth is watering thinking of all of these slow cooker recipe options. A few of my favorites that you should try first are Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas, Slow Cooker Jambalaya and these amazing Fall off the Bone Slow Cooker Ribs!

38 Slow Cooker Dinner Recipes

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon for slow cooker recipes yet then now is the time! Using your slow cooker is the easiest and best way to get juicy and tender meat and perfectly baked vegetables. It allows your food to soak in all of the flavors and they turn out so incredible. I love that I can put it in the slow cooker in the morning, leave it alone and come home to a meal that looks like I have been cooking all day! Plus, there are so many easy slow cooker recipes to choose from!

Using a slow cooker is not only convenient but it’s a great and easy way to try out new meats! Because they cook all day, they turn out so tender and juicy. So you don’t need to be a master chef to have your meats turn out perfect! I have rounded up 38 different slow cooker recipes that you can use for dinner. I’m sure that you will be able to find a few that you and your family love! Go ahead and try them and enjoy!  

Make it a Feast!

If you want to go the extra mile and add in a few side items to your slow cooker recipes, then I have some ideas for you! Here are a few things that you can make that will take this meal to the next level!

  • Make a salad: Sometimes, you just need a fresh salad to go with all of your meats and soups! This chicken salad or this Italian chopped salad will go with anything!
  • Add some bread: Go ahead and bake some bread ahead of time to dip in your gravy or soup! My favorites to use with slow cooker meals are these Lion House rolls or this delicious Crostini.
  • Finish it off with dessert: Slow cooker recipes are the best but if you really want to impress your family and friends then make a delicious dessert to eat after! Try out thes Apple Pie Cupcakes or this amazing Mississippi Mud Cake. They are both amazing!

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Over Rice

Delicious and creamy chicken and broccoli that you can easily throw into the crockpot that the entire family will love!
Ingredients: chicken breasts, cream of chicken soup, cheddar soup, chicken broth, salt, Cajun seasoning, garlic salt, sour cream, frozen broccoli florets, cheddar cheese

Slow Cooker Enchilada Soup

Slow Cooker Enchilada Soup.. Loaded with tons of Mexican flavor and cooked low and slow for 8 hours!
Ingredients: 16 ounces boneless chicken breasts, medium onion, garlic, 10 ounce can enchilada sauce, 15 ounce can chicken stock, 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed, frozen corn, 14 ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, with juice, 4 ounce can diced green chiles, ground cumin, chili powder, chipotle chili powder, optional garnishes: tortilla chips

Slow Cooker Jerk Pork with Caribbean Salsa

A delicious and light slow cooked pork with amazing spices and caribbean salsa on top.
Ingredients: boneless pork shoulder blade roast, garlic, Jerk Seasoning, coarse salt, lime, fresh orange juice, avocado, mangos, red onion, fresh cilantro, fresh lime juice, salt and pepper

Skinny Slow Cooker Kung Pao Chicken

Skinny Slow Cooker Kung Pao Chicken is a delicious chicken coated in a sweet and spicy sauce with tender vegetables and crunchy cashews. Skip the takeout, this is so much healthier and better!
Ingredients: black pepper, salt, boneless, olive oil, **4 – 6 dried red chili peppers, roasted cashews, red bell pepper, zucchini, low-sodium soy sauce, water, honey, hoisin sauce, garlic , grated fresh ginger, dried red pepper chili flakes, cornstarch or arrowroot powder, water

Melt in Your Mouth Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

Slow cooker BBQ chicken slow cooks to perfection in the best sweet and tangy homemade BBQ sauce.  The chicken is so tender and just melts in your mouth with the most amazing flavor! 
Ingredients: boneless, skinless chicken breasts , ketchup, molasses, brown sugar, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, smoked paprika, chili powder, onion powder, salt, liquid smoke, water, cornstarch

Slow Cooker Parmesan Honey Pork Roast

Slow Cooker Parmesan Honey Pork Roast is a tender pork roast slow cooked in a sweet and savory grated parmesan, sticky honey, soy sauce with dried basil seasoning and garlic sauce making this fall apart tender with every slice. The best mouth watering pork roast! 
Ingredients: boneless pork roast, grated Parmesan cheese, honey, soy sauce, dried basil, minced garlic, olive oil, salt, cornstarch, cold water

Slow Cooker Stuffed Bell Peppers

Delicious bell peppers that are stuffed and cooked in your slow cooker!
Ingredients: Large Bell Peppers, lean ground beef, onion, can diced tomatoes, wild rice, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, shredded cheese, water

Slow Cooker Beefy Nacho Soup

All of the goodness of cheesy nachos packed right into this soup! Slow cooked to perfection and topped with tortilla chips, this soup will become an instant favorite!
Ingredients: lean ground beef, taco seasoning, small onion, garlic, condensed nacho cheese soup, diced tomatoes and green chilis, milk, sharp cheddar cheese, Crushed tortilla chips

Slow Cooker Tex-Mex Chicken

A super easy and delicious shredded chicken dish that is made in the slow cooker.
Ingredients: chicken breasts, Tbl. taco seasoning, green bell pepper, can corn, can black beans, salsa, cooked rice, chopped cilantro, chopped green onions, sour cream, shredded cheese, diced tomatoes

Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs

Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs braised in a rich and flavorful cream sauce. The meat is a combination of ground beef, pork, and warm spices.
Ingredients: heavy whipping cream divided, egg, panko breadcrumbs, lean ground pork, grated yellow onion, minced garlic, kosher salt, nutmeg, allspice, black pepper, lean ground beef, butter, flour, unsalted beef broth, lemon juice, chopped parsley

Slow Cooker Asian Glazed Chicken

Amazing asian glaze chicken that takes 5 minutes to throw into the crockpot and has amazing flavor!
Ingredients: Chicken Breasts, Soy Sauce, brown sugar, Lemon Juice, Worcestershire Sauce, ginger, red pepper flakes, minced garlic, pepper, Cornstarch

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Glazed Wings

Delicious honey garlic wings that cook perfectly in the slow cooker!
Ingredients: chicken wings, honey, soy sauce, minced garlic, ginger, vegetable oil, Cornstarch, salt and pepper to taste

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Mustard Glazed Ham

This ham was the BEST ham that I have ever had. I couldn’t even believe the flavor and how incredible it was.
Ingredients: precooked spiral cut ham, honey, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, garlic salt

Slow Cooker Kalua Pulled Pork

This Slow Cooker Kalua Pulled Pork is tender, smokey and melt in your mouth perfection. Get that authentic Hawaiian Luau pork flavor at home with this super simple, 3 ingredient masterpiece.
Ingredients: Pork Butt Roast, Coarse Hawaiian sea salt, Liquid Smoke, Buns for Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Slow cooker chicken tikka masala is an easy sweet and spicy sauce that is thick, rich, and creamy. It is so flavorful with spices like garam masala, paprika, and even cinnamon! It's not too spicy and perfect served over rice and with a side of naan.
Ingredients: boneless skinless chicken breasts, small onion, garlic, fresh ginger, 29 oz can tomato puree, plain Greek yogurt, olive oil, Garam Masala, cumin, paprika, salt, cinnamon, black pepper, cayenne pepper, bay leaves, heavy cream, cornstarch, cilantro

Slow Cooker Pasta e Fagioli Soup

Slow cooker Pasta e Fagioli soup is a rich and hearty Italian soup loaded with pasta, vegetables, beans, and lean ground beef. It's hearty, comforting, and oh so delicious!
Ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, lean ground beef, whole carrots, celery stalks, onion, crushed tomatoes, beef broth, Italian seasoning, whole bay leaves, salt and pepper to taste, cannellini beans, drained and rinsed, red kidney beans drained and rinsed, ditalini pasta
These Slow Cooker Cranberry Balsamic Meatballs are perfect for a holiday dinner or party! Sweet, tangy and so easy!

Slow Cooker Cranberry Balsamic Meatballs

These Slow Cooker Cranberry Balsamic Meatballs are perfect for a holiday dinner or party! Sweet, tangy and so easy!
Ingredients: 14oz can jellied cranberry sauce, honey, balsamic vinegar, low sodium beef broth, corn starch, minced garlic, salt, of red pepper flakes, precooked beef meatballs

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich (Melt in Your Mouth!)

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches are filled with tender chunks of roast beef with thin slices of melted mozzarella cheese all held together by a soft hoagie bread all dipped in au jus sauce. This warm, savory and comforting sandwich is a MUST!  
Ingredients: chuck roast, Salt and Pepper, olive oil, can beef consommé, can beef broth, onion, soy sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, hoagie rolls, mozzarella cheese

Slow Cooker Creamy Ranch Chicken

An easy and delicious meal that you can put into the slow cooker.
Ingredients: Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, medium potatoes, baby carrots, can cream of chicken soup*, package dry ranch dressing mix*, milk, parsley to sprinkle on top

Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken

An amazing slow cooker meal that is way better than takeout! The chicken is breaded to perfection and the sauce is full of flavor! The cashews hidden throughout are the best part!
Ingredients: chicken breasts, Cornstarch, black pepper, canola oil, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ketchup, sweet chili sauce, brown sugar, garlic cloves, grated fresh ginger, red pepper flakes, cashews

Slow Cooker Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken

Tender and juicy seasoned and pan seared chicken thighs slow cook with a flavorful and light cilantro lime sauce. This meal is packed with flavor and absolutely delicious!
Ingredients: boneless skinless chicken thighs*, Chili Powder, cumin, paprika, pepper, olive oil, chicken broth, lime juice, heavy cream, cilantro, cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon cold water

Slow Cooker General Tsao’s Chicken

The sauce is so thick and the flavor is amazing! It would have been just as easy to throw into the crockpot and tastes just like it is from a restaurant!
Ingredients: chicken broth, cornstarch, low-sodium soy sauce, white wine vinegar, ground ginger, medium scallions chopped, medium garlic cloves minced, red pepper flakes, boneless skinless chicken breasts

Best Ever Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Best Ever Slow Cooker Beef Stew is the absolute perfect comforting beef stew. A thick and rich sauce filled with hearty and chunky potatoes, carrots, onions, and peas with the most amazing tender melt in your mouth beef!
Ingredients: boneless beef chuck, carrots, baby potatoes, white onion, garlic, beef broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire Sauce, Italian Seasoning, Salt and pepper to taste, flour, frozen peas

Slow Cooker Honey Teriyaki Chicken

This recipe is so easy to throw into your slow cooker and the honey teriyaki flavor is our of this world!  The chicken cooks to perfection and will be one of the best things that you will make!
Ingredients: chicken breasts, soy sauce, honey, rice wine vinegar, onion, garlic cloves, pepper, ground ginger, water, Cornstarch, Optional garnish: green onions

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Amazing juicy and perfectly tender turkey breast that slow cooks all day in the crockpot!
Ingredients: turkey breast, salt and pepper , orange juice, whole cranberry sauce, Onion Soup Mix, salt and pepper to taste

Slow Cooker Ribs

These Slow Cooker ribs are going to melt in your mouth and fall off the bone! They are cooked low and slow so they are perfectly tender and then covered in a sauce that's absolutely to die for!
Ingredients: pork baby back ribs, brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, Homemade BBQ Sauce

Slow Cooker Lasagna

Easy Slow Cooker Lasagna layered with noodles, homemade meat sauce and three kinds of cheese! This lasagna takes only 15 minutes of prep time and couldn't be any easier to make!
Ingredients: olive oil, ground beef, spicy sausage, onion, diced, garlic, minced, tomato sauce, water, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper, to taste, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, divided , oven ready lasagna noodles

Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Stroganoff

Slow cooker chicken and mushroom stroganoff takes just minutes to throw in the crock pot! It is so creamy and delicious and will become an instant family favorite!
Ingredients: boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced mushrooms, cream cheese, 10 ½ ounce cream of chicken soup, envelope, salt and pepper to taste, fresh parsley, large egg noodles for serving

Fall off the Bone Slow Cooker Short Ribs

Fall off the Bone Slow Cooker Short Ribs is a perfect hearty, satisfying, and savory dinner. Full of flavor and fork tender succulent beef, it's a meal worth coming home to.
Ingredients: beef short ribs, salt and pepper, olive oil, carrots, beef broth, garlic minced, tomato paste, Worcestershire Sauce, Italian Seasoning

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables is a fantastic meal with tender and juicy chicken with a delicious sweet and tangy balsamic sauce. This slow cooks to perfection with veggies making an awesome meal in one!
Ingredients: olive oil, garlic, baby carrots, baby red potatoes, boneless, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, green beans, Fresh chopped parsley for garnish
Slow Cooker Honey Sriracha Chicken - Moist and tender shredded chicken in an out-of-this world spicy and sweet sauce! Perfect for tacos, salads, or even sandwiches!

Slow Cooker Honey Sriracha Chicken

Slow Cooker Honey Sriracha Chicken – Moist and tender shredded chicken in an out-of-this world spicy and sweet sauce! Perfect for tacos, salads, or even sandwiches! 
Ingredients: chicken breasts*, water, olive oil, honey, sriracha, ketchup, salt and pepper, flour

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup

Slow cooker chicken tortellini soup is loaded with chopped vegetables, shredded cooked chicken, and cheesy tortellini all slow-cooked in a flavorful chicken broth. It's definitely a dinner the whole family will love!
Ingredients: boneless chicken breast, medium carrots, stalks celery, medium onion, garlic, low sodium chicken broth, water, bay leaves, Italian seasoning, cheese tortellini, chopped fresh parsley for serving, salt and pepper to taste

Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

This Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese is creamy, comforting and perfect for potlucks. Best of all, it comes together easily in the crock-pot — even the pasta!
Ingredients: uncooked dry elbow Macaroni, unsalted butter, 10 oz can condensed cheddar cheese soup, half and half, 8 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese + ½ cup reserved for topping, 4 oz shredded Mozzarella cheese (or Monterey Jack), sour cream, salt, black pepper, dry ground mustard, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, Worcestershire sauce, 12 oz can evaporated milk, of Provolone cheese, Freshly chopped parsley, Toasted panko crumbs

Slow Cooker Sticky Asian Ribs with Sticky Sauce

Slow Cooker Sticky Asian Ribs with Sticky Sauce are the very best fall of the bone tender ribs you will ever make! Slow cooked to perfection in a sweet and tangy asian sauce. They get slathered right before serving in a finger licking good sticky sauce!
Ingredients: racks pork baby back ribs, light brown sugar, smoked paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, pepper, kosher salt, ground ginger, ground pepper, onion powder, garlic, sweet chili sauce, reduced sodium soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, honey, cornstarch, water

Slow Cooker Sweet Carolina Pulled Pork Sliders

Slow Cooker Sweet Carolina Pulled Pork Sliders are crazy tender, juicy and messy, the way a slider should be! The pork slow cooks all day in an amazing spice rub and sweet vinegar and will be a huge hit!
Ingredients: pork shoulder butt roast, brown sugar, salt, paprika, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, garlic powder, ground mustard, cayenne pepper, large onion, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, sugar

Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken

Slow cooker chicken with amazing flavor that the entire family will love!
Ingredients: chicken breasts , light coconut milk, brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic cloves, ground cloves, flaked coconut, minced fresh cilantro for garnish


The chicken was so tender and the entire family gobbled them up!  It is definitely a meal that everyone should try!
Ingredients: boneless skinless chicken breasts, Caesar dressing, shredded parmesan cheese, fresh chopped parsley or 2 teaspoons of dried parsley, ground pepper, shredded romaine lettuce, hamburger buns, chicken broth

Slow Cooker Chicken King Ranch Casserole

There are some slow cooker meals that you make and it becomes an instant favorite. I absolutely love my slow cooker and I use it all year long.
Ingredients: Corn Tortilla Chips, Chicken Breasts, Diced Tomatoes with Green Chiles, Cream of Chicken Soup, Cream of Mushroom Soup, chicken broth, small Onion, Shredded Cheese


Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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