Crock pots or what many people call slow cookers are just some of the best inventions of our time. Well, that’s according to me who is madly in love with crock pots.
Crock pots are a savior for busy people. Yes, with just one touch of a button and a select number of ingredients, you can make your gourmet meal in no time. It’s that simple. It’s so simple that even a 3-year old can make a meal using a crock pot (that’s based on my experience of letting my lovely daughter put all the ingredients into the crockpot.. Haha).
Just because it is simple to use does not mean you can’t make a great tasting meal. There are a ton of crock pot recipes you can use to create great meals in no time and on budget.
My family uses our crock pot almost every other week most especially during the days when we just do not feel like cooking. We’ve made chicken fajitas, meatballs in BBQ sauce, macaroni and cheese, and other meals using our beloved crock pot.
Did you know, in some cases, crock pot and slow cooker mean different things? A crock pot is a type of slow cooker but not all slow cookers are crock pots.Interesting, isn’t it?
According to Mommy of A Monster, crock pot is a type of slow cooker with a stoneware pot, which sits inside a surrounding heater element.
On the other hand, a slow cooker uses a metal or is a metal pot that sits on top of a heating surface.
This post contains both crock pot and slow cooker recipes.
Crockpots are excellent cooking appliance for:
Busy people who do not have time to cook.
People who cannot cook but want to make good-tasting food.
People who want to make something new without ever going through the hassle of following complicated recipes.
People who are (want to be) on budget.
If you have a crock pot, then, you are in luck because this post contains so many crock pot meals you won’t believe they exist.
If you don’t have one just yet, here are some of the crock pot brands or crock pots you should consider purchasing. The prices range from cheap to expensive. They have different additional functions but ultimately have the same purpose (i.e. cooking food).
Here are some of the crock pots sold online. If you don’t have one yet, I highly recommend that you buy one now. While it may cost you a few dollars now, it is such a good investment especially if you use it over and over again.
You will be surprised what you can do with just a simple appliance.
4.5 star reviews from at least 2,180 customer reviews
High, low, and warm settings perfect for making chilis, stews, sauces and more
6-quart stoneware perfect for 7 or more people or a six pound roast
Lid-mounted locking system, which is easy to use for portability
Easy Slow Cooker Recipes
Here are some of the best of the best slow cooker recipes that my friendly co-bloggers shared with me. Frankly speaking, I’ve made some of them and probably make the rest that I haven’t tried just yet. They are absolutely divine and delicious.
You’ll thank your crock pot once you have tasted these slow cooker recipes.
When you combine bacon, potatoes, and cheddar cheese, what do you think is the result? The answer is a food to crave for. Making this recipe is worth the wait. The best thing about this recipe is that it is such a super easy one to make. All you need is throw all the ingredients into the crock pot and let your favorite piece of equipment do the magic. Seriously, it is so easy to make.
Looking for a soup recipe? Then, you are looking at the right recipe. If you are looking for a comfort food, you are looking at the right recipe. This is a soup for all the season. This soup recipe is one I can’t wait to try. I can see how my daughter and wife will just eat this and not leave some for me.
Who does not like pulled pork? Who does not like coke pulled pork? I honestly do not know of any person from my circle who does not like or might not like coke pulled pork.
This recipe is perfect for an easy weeknight meal. Soda is absolutely not just for drinking. This recipe really proves that. You can eat this as is or put it in the slider rolls for some mini sandwiches to enjoy at a summer picnic.
Chicken Fajitas Pasta sounds yummy? Well, it sure is. Chicken Fajitas and pasta are staples in any party we have. This is why I decided to add this wonderful recipe in the list. If you’re stuck with limited ingredients and time, this recipe is for you. If you’re busy but want to eat good, then, this recipe is for you.
The ingredients are basic in that they can be found in your kitchen or pantry. If you have not tried combining chicken fajitas and pasta in one dish, then, I highly recommend that you try it right away.
The good aspect of having a crock pot is you can create just about any dessert, meal, or something else with it. Yes, you can make desserts using a crock pot. I had to include this Crock Pot Hot Fudge Cake on the list because it sounds good and it tastes so go. I tried this recipe yesterday because I am so in love with chocolate cake. I must say this is a hot fudge cake to die for.
If you are looking for a great tasting food that is gluten-free, then, I recommend that you check out this recipe. This is not only gluten-free but it can also be made in no time. This recipe will serve 6 to8 people.
The recipe calls for meat. If you are very particular with meat, that is, you like specific kind of meat, then, this is the recipe for you. You can combine beef and pork, chicken, or something else. It’s up to you. You can use fresh or canned ingredients to create this dish. Basically, you can make this dish based on your preference.
If you are looking for flavorful, sweet, and tangy recipe for dinner, then, you’re looking at the right recipe. The chicken and brown rice is cook in the rich and creamy enchilada sauce.
What makes it better is that while the food is cooking, the rice fully absorbs all of the the flavor of the garlic, onion, oregano, and chili powder. This means that your food is packed with oozing flavor.
For those who like spicy food, the full flavor of fire-roasted chili and sweet onion adds to the depth of flavor in this dish.
This Slow Cooker Pork Ragu & Fettuccine recipe is delicious. It is also so simple to create. While I was looking at the recipe, I cannot help but drool because the meal simply looks good. The recipe calls for basic ingredients such as carrots, fettuccine, garlic, oregano, and grated Parmesan.
My wife and I make our own fettuccine pasta from scratch. We will try this recipe but we will use our own home made pasta. I can’t wait to try this recipe.
This Slow Cooker Pineapple BBQ Meatballs recipe is a favorite in our home sweet home. My wife makes this every week. I’m not kidding.
The recipe is straightforward, and it only calls for a few ingredients, which you can easily buy in any grocery stores. I am pretty sure these meatballs will be a hit. The combination of the tangy taste of the barbecue sauce plus the sweet, soury taste of the pineapple is a flavor explosion in the mouth, which will force people to wanna eat more.
Whenever I hear crock pot, first thing that comes to my mind is crock pot beef roast. When Danielle provided me her recipe, I didn’t think twice to put it on my list. This recipe can be made for lunch, dinner, or any time of the day. The ingredients you need are beef roast, water, red potatoes, packages of onion soup mix, and baby carrots. As you can see, no fancy ingredients to include here.
Whether it’s football time, basketball time or something else, this nacho bar recipe is something that you want to try. It’s not only super easy but is also super tasty. My kid loves nachos especially when there is a cheese dip. My wife tried this recipe yesterday and I will tell that we loved it.
My wife and our daughter loved this. As with me, I had to create a new batch because they ate everything and left me with absolutely nothing. I managed to hide a couple of the nacho bar and eat it. Haha
These are some of the best slow cooker recipes I have seen and tasted. Do you know of other slow cooker recipes you like to make? Please share them with us.