There's nothing like coming home to a warm, home-cooked meal that you didn't have to spend hours in the kitchen preparing. These easy Crockpot dinner recipes make it possible every night of the week. There is something here for everyone. From beef to chicken to pasta and even shrimp, these slow cooker recipes let you get dinner done early in the day, so you can have more time with the family in the evening. They're a perfect solution for busy weeknights when the kids have sports practices and activities.
This hearty one-dish meal simmers in a sweet sauce made of Coca-Cola and tomato sauce. Carrots and pearl onions make this stew rich with flavor, but feel free to add your own favorite vegetables. Celery, turnips and rutabaga would also work well in this stew.
Two kinds of mushroom soup (cream of mushroom and golden mushroom) add incredible richness to this recipe. And with only five ingredients, this dish takes virtually no time to prepare.
It sounds like a lot of garlic, but remember, the slow cooker tends to mute flavors. Also, when garlic cooks slowly, it becomes mellow and sweet. The result is a tender chicken dish that is mildly flavored with garlic. Serve with rice or pasta.
This easy mac and cheese recipe is not made with processed cheese or cheese soup, as many slow cooker mac and cheese recipes are. Instead, this one is made with three kinds of cheese for a gourmet flavor. You'll never believe how easy it is to make this dish.
The best Crockpot recipes are the ones with ingredients that naturally benefit from long, slow cooking. Such is the case with brisket. As this tough cut of meat cooks slowly, it becomes falling-apart tender. The ketchup, red wine and grape jelly make for a wonderful sweet and tangy sauce that is just divine.
This five-ingredient recipe couldn't be easier to prepare, and the long, slow cooking process gives the chicken a wonderfully seasoned flavor and tender texture. Serve on toasted kaiser rolls or hamburger buns.
Because this recipe starts with frozen meatballs, it is literally one of those dump-and-stir slow cooker dishes you can prep in less than 10 minutes. It's a perfect dish for busy weeknights or for watching the big game. When I make these meatballs for parties, I use cocktail size meatballs.
Grits are richly flavored with corn, cream, hot sauce, jalapeno peppers and cheese in this savory shrimp and grits recipe. Once you try this dish, you'll wonder why you ever made shrimp and grits any other way.
Bet you never knew you could make meatloaf in the slow cooker, did you? And because the slow cooker keeps moisture in, you can use leaner cuts of meat for this recipe without having to worry about the meatloaf becoming dried out. Serve with roasted green beans and mashed potatoes.