Get dinner on the table with very little effort thanks to these Easy Slow Cooker Meals for busy moms. Find over 20 recipes that are delicious, easy to prepare and kid approved.
Easy Slow Cooker Meals for busy moms
We love the crock pot around here! Dinner time is much easier when you can toss everything in your slow cooker in the morning and come home to a great meal that evening.
Once school starts, all the activities come with it. It seems we are running from place to place and there is little time to prepare dinner.
If it wasn’t for my crock pot, I would be tempted to grab take out on the way home. Thanks to these delicious recipes and my crock pot, dinner is easy now!
We have lots of amazing slow cooker dinner recipes to try!
If you are not sure what to make in the crock pot or if you need more crock pot meals to choose from to make your life easier, I’ve put a list together of some of our favorites.
Can you leave slow cooker on while at work?
Yes! This is the great thing about the crock pot. You can come home to dinner ready and waiting.
What can you cook in a slow cooker?
We cook just about everything in the slow cooker. From amazing meals to delicious desserts and side dish ideas, the crock pot is a great way to save time and money.
One of our favorite desserts is this Easy Chocolate Crock Pot Lava Cake Recipe. Add a scoop of ice cream and oh my goodness! Yum!
Side dishes are so easy in the slow cooker too. Our entire family loves Crock Pot Cheesy Potato Casserole Recipe.
I don’t know what I would do without my crock pot. 🙂
Can you put raw meat in a slow cooker?
Yes, you certainly can. No need for separate steps when you cook with the crock pot. You can toss it all in and come home to a great meal.
Crock Pot Meals for busy moms
This recipe looks and sounds incredibly fancy but it is very simple to make. It’s so tasty and the slow cooker makes this meal a breeze.
You can make a huge batch of this spaghetti sauce that tastes way better than the jar version when you buy everything at rock bottom prices. Plus, it makes it super easy to get dinner on the table.
Sometimes my family wants something different then chicken and ground beef in a crock pot meal so they love it when I make this. It is the best one pot meal because everything you need is in the crock pot.
This is a fun twist to your normal chicken sandwich that your kids are going to love. It will be a hit with the entire family!
This makes dinner time a breeze thanks to the ease of the slow cooker. Enjoy delicious chicken and dumplings with hardly any effort at all and get dinner on the table fast!
I first made this a few years ago and I loved how you can take the “same old chicken” and add a few different ingredients to make a completely different flavor. If you are tired of crock pot chicken, this recipe will wake your tastes buds back up!
After a busy day, you can serve this delicious meal and your family will not believe that you made it in the crock pot! This takes no time to prepare and tastes amazing.
I usually make a double batch so we can eat some for dinner one night and then I’ll put the extras in the freezer for another night. This is a great way to make this meal even easier and the flavor can’t be beat.
With just a few simple ingredients, your family can enjoy amazing chicken served with tortilla chips or tortillas. The chicken is so tender and makes the best tacos!
This recipe is so flavorful and also makes the most delicious gravy. It calls for several different ingredients, but you will likely find them all just sitting in your pantry.
This is probably one of our family’s favorites! It is delicious and comforting and of course, easy. We like to make crescent rolls to eat with it and I usually have to make a big batch!
If you want a hearty and versatile recipe that only calls for 4 ingredients, this is a must try! You can mix this up and try lots of options such as pepperoni and more.
The cheaper cuts of steak work great in this recipe because they fall apart so nicely in the crock pot. This steak has a terrific flavor and I love the onions, too.
This is another very easy meal that is popular with the kids. I tend to make this when we are getting to the bottom of a bag of tortilla chips because they are perfect for this easy taco salad.
The chicken in this recipe can basically be used for so many different dinners! If you aren’t in the mood for tacos (as if), you can use this chicken in quesadillas, burritos or just serve it over rice. This recipe only has THREE ingredients, so it is super easy.
Crock Pot Chicken and Zucchini Recipe is an easy slow cooker meal that is budget friendly and delicious. Give this healthy recipe a try for a dinner idea your family will go crazy about.
If you want to jazz up a plain old roast, try this Slow Cooker Roast with peppers for a delicious dinner idea. This is light and perfect to enjoy year round.
This is the easiest crock pot recipe and perfect for busy nights. It truly is a one pot meal with the green beans and potatoes that go so well with the Italian chicken.
These taquitos are great to eat for dinner (with a salad), plus they also work great as an appetizer to take to a football game. I try to double the recipe so we can have leftovers.
I make this all of the time and my family could not tell you if there was beef or turkey in this chili. The flavors are great and this is very easy to make and the best comfort food.
This pasta is absolutely delicious with tons of buffalo flavor. Everyone will love the tasty cream cheese and buffalo sauce that combine for the best sauce for an easy weeknight dinner.
This Easy Crock Pot BBQ Beef Recipe is perfect for a pot luck dinner or summer barbecue. It tastes so good and is quick and easy to make which is why this is also a perfect weeknight meal during a busy week.
This pasta recipe is a one pot meal loaded with tons of bacon, cheese and more for the best comfort food. This meal is creamy and delicious but so simple to make and packed with lots of ranch flavor.
The slow cooker does all the work in this delicious Crock Pot Cheeseburger Macaroni Recipe. Skip the store bought hamburger helper and enjoy this tasty meal with hardly any effort.
This is an amazing flavor packed meal. The mango salsa blends perfectly with the chicken for the best sweet and spicy flavor.
American Goulash Crock Pot Recipes are so easy to prepare and filling and delicious. Try this simple Crockpot Goulash Recipe for a meal full of hearty ground beef, tomatoes, pasta and more.
Which of these easy slow cooker dinner recipes do you plan to try?
Make sure you have a good crock pot for these slow cooker dinners.
If you are in the market for something new, I really love my Ninja cooker. The nice thing about this is you can brown the meat in the same slow cooker for recipes that call for that.
It is so handy to just have the one pan to clean. It has become of my favorite kitchen appliances.
I also really like this crockpot as well. I use this all the time and it’s great.
My favorite feature is that you can lock the lid down. This is awesome for when you need to take the crockpot somewhere.
I often use the slow cooker to take dishes to potluck events and this feature is amazing! There are several others on sale here.
Try these super easy slow cooker recipes!
There are easy recipes for everyone. From slow cooker recipes chicken, slow cooker recipes beef, slow cooker recipes pork and even slow cooker recipes vegetarian, there are so many great ideas.
These slow cooker meals will be a big help to any working mom whether at home or outside the home. Add these slow cooker recipes to your meal plan!
What are your “go-to” easy weeknight crockpot meals?
I would love to try your favorite recipes.
Find more easy and delicious crock pot recipes here.
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