Slow cooker recipes can be an excellent way to help you save time in the kitchen on busy nights when you don’t have a ton of time to make a meal. However, they can also take a lot of prep work early in the morning to help you get them ready.

Your slow cooker is supposed to make your life easier, not harder! If you are looking for some super simple and time saving slow cooker recipes, you’ve come to the right place! Here are 20 of my favorite time saving slow cooker recipes for the days you don’t want to cook, but don’t want takeout. Keep scrolling to snag my favorite free weekly meal planner too!

collage of Slow Cooker Recipes

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20 Time Saving Slow Cooker Recipes

I love my slow cooker and have used it religiously since I got married in 2009! It has made dinner with 4 kids so easy. If you don’t have one yet, pick one up during the holiday sales that are happening right now. You will love having one and how much easier mealtimes are with it.

  1. Crack Chicken
  2. Chicken and Rice
  3. Portobella Mushroom Chicken
  4. Corned Beef and Cabbage
  5. Lasagna Casserole
  6. Mini Meatballs
  7. 5 Ingredient Chili
  8. Baked Potato Soup
  9. Sweet and Spicy Chicken Dinner
  10. Chicken Fajitas

Favorite Kitchen Gadgets To Make Life Easier


Silicone Oven Mitts

Over the sink colander

Meat Chopper/Potato Masher

Kitchen Tongs

  1. CrockPot Pierogi
  2. CrockPot Hot Dogs
  3. Slow Cooker Ravioli
  4. Salisbury Steak
  5. Taco Soup
  6. Pepper Steak
  7. Stuffed Peppers
  8. Chicken Pot Pie
  9. Ranch Chicken
  10. Slow Cooker Pork Chops

Have you made any of these? We love them! Crack Chicken (although we call it creamy chicken since I’m not fond of the name) is hugely popular in my house with Hawaiian rolls and steamed veggies.

I only cook my pork chops in my slow cooker! I won’t admit to how many times I’ve overcooked them in my oven, but they always come out perfectly in the slow cooker. So tender and juicy!

Make sure to save this so you can reference all of these delicious recipes from the talented food bloggers who made them! You’ll love them!

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