If you’re constantly on the move and you don’t have too much time to make a home-cooked meal every single night of the week, it might be a good idea to invest in a crockpot. If you already own a crockpot, here are twelve awesome and easy recipes to try that will keep you satisfied and stress-free during your long and crazy week!
1 Macaroni And Cheese
As one of the top feel-good foods ever, we couldn’t make a list of must-have crockpot recipes without including a mac n’ cheese recipe. This recipe is incredibly delicious, impossibly cheesy, and super easy to make. If you’re a big fan of mac n’ cheese, but you just can’t bring yourself to eat another meal from a box, take a crack at making your own macaroni and cheese! The ingredients are real, and you’ll get the satisfaction of knowing you made it all by yourself! All you’ll need is some pasta, tons of cheese, and some milk!
2 Chicken Alfredo
Everyone loves alfredo, but if you’re a busy woman with no time chances are you don’t have the luxury of enjoying an extravagant home-cooked meal every night of the week. If you really want to treat yourself but still want to have time to rest when you get home, try this crockpot recipe for chicken alfredo. It’s creamy, indulgent and decadent, and you’ll love every single bite. And the best part is, once everything’s in the crockpot, all you have to do is walk away! It’ll basically cook itself.
3 Italian Chicken Rotini
The best crockpot recipes are made with the least amount of ingredients, and require the least amount of effort on your part, but taste absolutely scrumptious. This recipe for chicken rotini does exactly that. If you’re cooking for you and your family and you really want them to think you slaved over a hot stove all day to put a great meal on the table for them but you don’t actually want to go to all that trouble, this recipe is for you!
4 Steak Fajitas
If you’re looking for a break from the norm, this recipe for steak fajitas is just what you need. It’s not every day you’re able to make fajitas, but with this easy and quick recipe, you’ll definitely want to make it every day! Just prepare your ingredients and toss them into the crockpot and let it do all the work for you. Kick back, read a book, binge some Netflix, take a bath. Whatever you choose to do with your extra time is up to you! Just remember, you don’t have to compromise taste and quality when you’re on a time crunch!
5 Tortellini Soup
When you need a feel-good meal like your mom used to make but cooking just really isn’t your forte, break out your crockpot and whip up some tortellini soup. This recipe is simple enough where it doesn’t require any extra skill in the kitchen. Warm and comforting, this soup is just the thing on a cold day, or when you’re feeling a bit nostalgic for the days when your parents took care of just about everything for you. Just a teeny sip of this recipe is enough to put a little smile on your face.
6 Slow-Cooker Chili
Slow cooker chili isn’t JUST for game day and tailgates! Chili is a filling and simple one-dish meal that will provide you lunch for the rest of the week. This recipe only calls for a handful of ingredients, and you can make it as spicy or as mild as you’d like. The real beauty of this recipe is the longer you let it cook in the crockpot, the better it gets! Start cooking it in the morning, and by dinner time you’ll have a delicious and flavorful meal ready to go!
7 Pineapple Pork
If you really want a meal that’s outside the box that doesn’t require a whole bunch of work, or a whole bunch of ingredients, try this recipe for pineapple pork. It’s sweet and savory all at the same time, and you’ll definitely have some leftovers for lunch. Try pairing this meal with some white rice to really make it sing. Just throw everything in the crockpot, and enjoy the utterly fantastic smell that will fill your entire house while this meal is cooking!
8 Chicken And Dumplings
This hearty meal is extremely filling, and extremely easy to make. This crockpot recipe for chicken and dumplings requires the bare minimum as far as effort goes. All you have to do is throw everything together, and enjoy!
9 Broccoli Cheese Soup
If you really love Panera’s broccoli cheddar soup but you’re tired of eating out, bring your favorite soup home with this crockpot recipe. This soup will warm your entire body, and make you feel good all-over. It’s the perfect meal to come home to after a long day at work, and it’s easy enough to make on a whim. Pair it with a nice warm loaf of bread and a big glass of wine, and you are ready to roll!
10 Chicken And Rice
This meal is an old stand-by, and there’s a reason for that! You can’t beat the classics, especially when they taste as good as this! Next time you’re fresh out of new ideas for what to cook for dinner, try this crockpot recipe for chicken and rice. It’ll be an instant hit, and we promise it’ll join your regular rotation in no time!
11 Potato Soup
As far as comfort foods go, can you really get more comforting than potato soup? I mean, soup, potatoes, AND bacon? Say no more! This recipe is quick and easy, and it’s the perfect meal to shake away those Sunday scaries. It smells de-lish and it tastes even better! Just make sure to save room for dessert!
12 Pizza Casserole
If Friday was a meal, it would be this crockpot pizza casserole. The recipe is everything you’d expect from a casserole with the word “pizza” in it: cheesy, gooey, yummy. If you like pizza, and you like things that taste good, you’ll LOVE this easy meal. Give it a try this Friday! We promise you won’t regret it!