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The BEST Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

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These easy and family friendly slow cooker recipes are exactly what your busy weeknight need! Easy “dump and go” recipes with easy ingredients, tons of flavor, and exactly what you need in an easy dinner!


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Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

Aren’t slow cooker meals the best invention ever?! I love how super useful they are for making dinner so easy!

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What I don’t like about them is that sometimes recipes for them are so labor intensive it doesn’t really seem to help at all, and really isn’t worth it. Have you ever made a slow cooker lasagna? I was under the impression that it would be so super awesome, but I think it took me just as long as normal – except at 6am. UGH.

To me, a crock pot meal are for those nights when you have NO time to make a meal, but you still need to eat something (and something that doesn’t come out of a drive-thru lane).

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If you are in the market for a new crock pot, my favorite is this 6 quart Crock Pot – and yes, I have the red one! Its not super fancy, but I love it in its simplicity. All you really need are high, low, and off. This does come with an extra warm feature, which is nice. It also has a locking lid, which is totally necessary if you plan on traveling to potlucks and parties with your slow cooker And this particular model also comes with a mini-dip warmer, too! I love that the stone basin and the lid can both go in the dishwasher. I highly recommend this one if you are shopping for a new one!

Ok, so on to the recipes! Below you will find over 60 awesome recipes that take almost no work at all – these are for the days when all you have time to do is dump stuff in the slow cooker and ignore it until its time to dump it on a plate – or dump, heat, and eat.

No fussiness, no funky ingredients. Just pure EASY deliciousness the whole family can enjoy!

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Need more recipe inspiration? Try these other roundups:

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  • Cast Iron Skillet Recipes – These easy one pan recipes are perfect for your cast iron skillet! Perfect for busy families who crave flavor and ease, these dinners deliver!


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Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

These easy crock pot chicken recipes are perfect easy family dinners! From stews and soups to thighs and shredded meat, this list has something for everyone to love!


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Slow Cooker Beef Recipes

These easy crock pot beef recipes will have your family begging for more! Easy family dinner recipes that you can just “dump and go” for ultra busy nights!

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Crock Pot Pork Recipes

These family friendly slow cooker pork recipes are perfectly delicious and have no funky ingredients. Make your weeknight dinner easy with these fabulous meals.

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Slow Cooker Vegetarian Recipes

These easy family friendly vegetarian meals are perfectly budget friendly for your Meatless Monday Meals.

So, there you have it! The most comprehensive list of dump, heat and eat meals you could ever want – all with barely any prep work, real ingredients, and awesome flavor the whole family will love!
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Eileen Kelly

Thursday 19th of January 2017

These are fabulous recipes! I thank you so much for including one of mine! I can't wait to start slow-cooking tomorrow! Now , the difficult decision is which one to start with?? I have to share so others can start making these too!

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Wednesday 7th of December 2016

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Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy

Friday 11th of November 2016

Holy yum I want these all! My slow cooker is my all time favorite tool :)

A Mind Full Mom

Friday 11th of November 2016

Thanks for including my Chicken Chili! And what a great round-up!

Diane Williams

Friday 11th of November 2016

Thank you for including our Pork Harvest dinner. What a great collection of recipes!

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