12 slow cooker recipes: for busy nights

Just throw your ingredients into the pot, let the slow cooker do all the work, and come home to an easy and delicious meal. Try these fuss-free 12 recipes for a great weeknight meal.

Article image from: Cafe Delites

1. Goulash

This easy Crockpot Goulash is easy to make ahead of time and everyone absolutely loves it!

From: Spend With Pennies

2. Chicken Rice Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice Soup is an easy slow cooker chicken soup recipe. All of the raw ingredients go in the slow cooker and a delicious soup awaits for dinner.

From: Favorite Family Recipes

3. Italian Meatballs

I realllllly wanted to title this post “slow cooker Italian meat-a-balls” because that’s how I always say it in my head. But we’re trying to keep it profesh around here, so the traditional spelling wins out (though you’ll totally say “meat-a-balls” in your head now, too. You’re welcome).

From: Girl Versus Dough

4. Bourbon Bacon Pulled Pork

Crockpot Bourbon Bacon Pulled Pork – An easy recipe for the BEST ever crockpot pulled pork!  This pork is slow cooked to perfection with BBQ sauce, spices, bourbon, and the addition of bacon for even meatier barbecue flavor. We love this BBQ pulled pork recipe that makes slow cooker pulled pork tenderloin the most tender and flavorful!

From: The Salty Marshmallow

5. Creamy Tortellini Soup

This Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Soup is one of my favourite recipes! Loaded with carrots, celery and spinach, soft pillows of cheese tortellini PLUS incredible flavours, this soup is thick and creamy without heavy cream OR a roux to get the thick and creamy texture.

From: Cafe Delites 

6. Broccoli Beef

Slow Cooker Broccoli Beef. Super tender steak cooked low and slow for 5 hours! Serve over a bowl of rice or noodles!

From: Chef Savvy

7. Honey Garlic Chicken

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken is the easiest, most unbelievably delicious slow cooker chicken recipe. Tender and juicy chicken thighs are cooked in a crock pot with potatoes and vegetables in a mouthwatering sweet and savory sauce. You only need 15 minutes of prep to make this delicious weeknight meal the whole family will love. Plus video tutorial!

From: Tip Buzz

8. Beef Bourguignon

Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon has crazy tender melt in your mouth beef and hearty veggies slow cooked to perfection in a rich sauce.  This meal is comforting and perfect for the cold months ahead!

From: The Recipe Critic 

9. Jambalaya


From: Yummly

10. Slow Cooker Indian Chicken

Slow Cooker Indian Butter Chicken Made With Spices You Already Have In Your Cabinet With All The Creamy Deep Flavors You’d Expect From Your Favorite Restaurant.

From: Dinner then Dessert

11. Jamaican Jerk Chicken


From: Cucina De Yungso

12. Chicken Burrito Bowls

This is my absolute favorite kind of slow cooker recipe — one that takes less than five minutes to pull together and then rewards you with a delicious, healthy dinner at the end of the day. These burrito bowls are full of chili-spiced brown rice, black beans, corn, and yes, tender bites of shredded chicken. Everything gets cooked right in the pot, so all you need to do is dish yourself a bowl and sprinkle with cheese.

From: The Kitchn

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