50 Slow Cooker Recipes

Life is busy around my house. Even though I have young kids, we are working on potty training, sharing, walking and just staying safe :) Toddlers are such a crazy and fun age!

School is back in session, or almost back in session, and I am sure life is or will get busy taking kids to school, sporting events, extracurricular activities and pretty much anything that comes with the hustle and bustle of life.  My mom was/is a huge fan of just throwing something in the crock pot in the morning and not having to worry about dinner the rest of the day.  Thankfully, she has passed down that love to me!  I adore my slow cooker! I have said it before, and I will say it again, it is HANDS DOWN my favorite kitchen appliance… and that is really saying something because I have a ton!  There is nothing better than a meal that takes little to no prep work and does the cooking all day long so you don’t have to worry about it until dinner time.  I have compiled a list of 50 slow cooker recipes to give you some ideas to use during your busiest days.


Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken


Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Pork


Cafe Rio Sweet Pork


Cafe Rio Chicken


Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan


Slow Cooker Chile Colorado


Southwestern Beef Stew


Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup


Crock Pot Sweet Apricot Chicken


Slow Cooker Sauerkraut Soup


Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli


Honey Sauced Chicken


Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken


Slow Cooker Berry Cobbler


Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushrooms


Slow Cooker Bombay Potatoes


Slow Cooker Zucchini and Tomato Pasta Sauce


Slow Cooker Lime Chicken Tacos


Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Meatloaf


Slow Cooker Rocky Road Chocolate Cake


Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken


Crock Pot Homemade Refried Beans


Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff


Crock Pot Creamy Black Bean Salsa Chicken


Slow Cooker Hearty Beef Chili


Crock Pot Mac and Cheese


Crock Pot Italian Chicken


Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes


Crock Pot Bajio Chicken


Slow Cooker Sour Cream Cheesecake 


Pulled BBQ Pork


3-ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy


Crock Pot Hawaiian Chicken


Slow Cooker Bacon Cheese Potatoes


Slow Cooker Tuscan Chili


Slow Cooker Pork Chops


Crock Pot Baja Pork


Slow Cooker Ranch House Pork Chops and Potatoes


Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole


Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken


Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas


Slow Cooker Thai Pork with Peanut Sauce


Slow Cooker Lasagna


Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken


Hawaiian Haystacks


Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu


Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup


Zesty BBQ Chicken


Slow Cooker Carnitas


Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches

 I hope you enjoy many of these just as my family has!
Bring on the busy days… with this line up, dinner is ready to go!

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #chefintraining and/or #chefintrainingblog. I would love to see how these recipes take shape in your kitchens.

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  1. Ruth

    Thank you very much for all of these slow-cooker recipes. I decided just a few weeks ago that I need to make better use of my slow cooker, so your post is perfect timing!! Many thanks.


  2. Deanne

    You are awesome!!! Thanks!!!

  3. Sarah T.

    Wow! Thanks for all the great slow cooker recipies! I will definitely be making some of them soon!!

  4. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    Yum! I'm in love with my slow-cooker right now, too! And I made your beef & broccoli and the chicken stroganoff last week and they were SO good. I loved the chicken one especially. Thanks to you and your momma for these awesome recipes!

  5. Kare @ Kitchen Treaty

    Seriously - the Crock Pot is the best invention ever! This is an awesome collection of recipes, and such a great time to share it as life swings back into full gear.

  6. Nicole

    This is exactly what I need. Thank you for compiling 50 recipes into one post. I am pinning this one!

  7. Kalyn

    Great collection of slow cooker recipes, and thanks for including some from Slow Cooker from Scratch!

  8. Summer

    Not much for us vegetarians, but the few meatless one there looked pretty good! Thanks for the list:)

  9. Loly

    WOW, all look SO SO good :D


  10. Carole

    Ok, this is beyond great - it's fantabulous! How about linking it in to Food on Friday: Slow Cooker!

    Have a great week!

  11. Carole

    Hi Nikki - I have been following you for ages and have just noticed that you aren't following back. It would be great if you followed Carole's Chatter. Cheers

  12. bettijo @ PagingSupermom.com

    YAY!!! I'm SO excited about this post. I've been thinking of doing crock pot freezer meals for a month because I've heard it's a huge time saver. I just know this post is going to be a HUGE help. Thanks!!

  13. Kathy Penney @ Pinner Takes All

    Wow that's almost 2 months worth of meals! And yes, I love my slow cooker with a baby and a toddler. So nice to be able to throw it together and leave it alone and voila dinner is ready! Thanks for putting this together! Have an awesome weekend!

  14. Kim Naiman

    Thanks for sharing the fabulous recipes. :)

  15. Karen Petersen

    After reading this post I am convinced we need to be best friends.

  16. Amiee

    Thank you!! Need these with a new baby and fall coming. Great list.

  17. Beth

    Thank you for doing this. I love my slow cooker, as well. It is nice to set it and forget it. I just don't know what recipe to try first.

  18. Sam Parker

    Do you actually make these recipes yourself? I have seen at least half of these exact pictures on other websites!

    1. Chef in Training

      At least half of them are from other websites :) The links to them can be found above the pictures and it will take you to the website the picture is from and where the website can be found. I was just creating a round up of yummy ones I have seen!

  19. Abby

    I think you just changed my life! I am also so busy -- but because of a ruthless job. I bought a crock pot months ago and have never used it. A few searches never turned up anything I thought looked good enough to try. These all look delicious!

  20. Sonia

    Awesome collection of slow-cooker recipes. I'm trying the lasagna tonight!

  21. Rachel

    The recipes look really good, but without calorie counts, I am hesitant to use them (on Weight Watchers :)).

  22. ATasteOfMadness

    This is making me want a slowcooker, I can't believe I haven't bought one yet!

  23. teya

    wonderful!! thankyou! could you please let me know what brand/kind of slow cooker you use? i have one but it burns everything :( even on low. i'd love to get a great one that i can rely on :) thanks for your time!

  24. Carol

    Are any of these recipes suitable for a diabetic? I am newly diagnosed and not sure what I can and cannot have. Thank you

  25. Shantalle

    Thank you Thank you Thank you for having a post that has PHOTOS!!!!! So many times I stumble upon a list of food items with no pics and I get bored and move on. I need enticing! Thanks so much, your newest follower ;)

  26. Jordan

    These look fantastic! I just started breaking out my crock pot!!! Gonna try out a few of these! Thanks for sharing. Would you link this up to our blog hop?? I think our readers would love it!
    Frugal Crafty Home hop opening at 4 central time!
    xoxo, Jordan.

  27. AG

    my husband loved the baja pork. he always rates a new meal and gave it a definite 10!

  28. Patricia @ The TT Diaries

    Hello I found this post on Pinterest. These recipes are great and plan to use a few of them this month. I love posts like this.

  29. Veronica

    Love this website. Great Pics and easy to navigate through. Im making everything on this page!!!!! Thanks!!

  30. Jacqueline

    I am making the chicken parmesan now, will let you know how it turns out!

  31. Michelle Montez

    Amazing!!! I can't wait to try all of them! Thank you

  32. DemeRain

    Lady, I hope you're happy. These recipes are so awesome that I now have to buy a crock pot because I cannot wait to try them.

  33. Bobbie Foster

    Very disappointed. Most of these don't sound very appetizing.

  34. Elaine

    Lovely! I have been TRYING to find a good crock pot, but maybe just a simple $15 will work just as good? Any person who works 40+ hours week, should invest in one of these. Hot meals always ready!

  35. deanna vela

    Ty for all these amazing receipes! I'm a mom of 3 with a full time job, and married to a marine...these are great for our weekly grind!!