The Ultimate List of Crock Pot Meals!


We all do it.   Groan at about 4:30 realizing that Dinner is needing to be made. We try to think about what to start through the daily exhaustion and then wish we had more simple things in our cabinets to do.  Then we ponder if we should just feed them cereal.  My easy go to is mac’n cheese with hot dogs lol!  I even twisted it and put tuna with corn and peas in it once and hey it was good.  Then God blessed the every day working and stay at home mothers with something called a Crock Pot.

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These slow cooking miracle workers made it so we can just toss some ingredients in in the morning and then just go about our daily lives.  Then at the end of the day we lift the lid and have a wonderful home cooked meal that we didn’t have to feel bad about feeding our kids like take out.  So I’ve decided to compile an Ultimate List of Crock Pot meals!  Here we go!

1.  Sauces

Found from Sweet Peas and Saffron

THIS post is awesome!!  She goes into depth about marinating chicken.  She gives the recipes for the 7 different types of marinade.  They all look super yummy and I’m saving this for later so I can try it!



2.  Grits

Found from Barkley’s Mill 

No list would be complete without Grits!  I have a confession to make:  I have never made grits before (we always had the instant growing up) so this is interesting to me!  Get some bacon bits and we are good to go haha!

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3.  Breakfast Casserole

Found from Damanda Lynn

I love a good Egg Casserole with some salsa!  You can swap out the meat or vary it.  Add veggies 🙂


4.  Blueberry French Toast

Found from Recipes that Crock

This one was absolutely too yummy looking to pass up!!  I’ve been interested to try the french toast in the crock pot and this one will be a recipe I will try.  For you non berry lovers, there are a few others like Apple Cinnamon and Banana French Toast.


5.  Healthy Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole

Found from Apple of My Eye

This one I didn’t want to pass up since it was also another breakfast casserole.  But I figured they were so different I would include this option for people who don’t eat meat as much.



6.  Chicken Noodle Soup

Found from Damn Delicious 

This soup looks like it has such depth and flavor!  What list would be complete without a good hearty chicken noodle?


7.  Roasted Tomato Soup

Found from Fit Slow Cooker Queen 

Another MUST have for the cold season. Tomato soup is just as popular as chicken noodle I find.  I love that this one is a roasted recipe!  I can’t wait to try it.  Make sure you get the Roma tomatoes it calls for as they tend to be very meaty and make for thick sauces and soups 😉


8.  Zuppa Toscana

Found from Homemade Hooplah

Now I’ve never had Zuppa…But I have friends that rave about it, so this one is for y’all!  Looks Good!


9.  Chicken and Dumplings

Found from Spend with Pennies 

I am a HUGE fan of chicken and dumplings.  I think everyone should have a bowl at least once in their life!


10.  Tomato Tortellini Soup

Found from The Frugal Girls

This soup looks so creamy and yummy but also has some substance to it with the tortellini.  I can’t wait to try this one!


11.  Ham and Potato Soup

Found From Dinner Then Dessert 

I love a great potato soup!  This one seems very hearty with the ham and other veggies in it!


12.  Beef Stew

Found from Life in the Lofthouse

I think a good beef stew should be on every crock pot list!!  So easy to make and so filling.  My kids even love it!


13.  Split Pea Soup

Found from Family Fresh Meals

Another must have!  This soup becomes even more filling with the ham and carrots added!



14.  Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Found from Cooking Classy

How yummy do these look?  This recipe calls for two pds of meat so it makes a lot too!


15.  Mongolian Beef

Found from The Recipe Critic

This looks soooooo good!!  I am so trying this!


16.  Beef and Broccoli

Found from Cake Whiz

I love Chinese food.  So this looks soooo good to me!


17.  Orange Chicken

Found from Listotic

I actually used this recipe on a pack of chicken wings and it tasted fabulous!  So some cut up chicken would be great.


18.  Lo Mein

Found from Damn Delicious

I’m normally not a fan of Lo Mein but this looks great!


19.  Sweet and Sour Chicken

Found from Simple Green Mom

My favorite!  Sweet and Sour Chicken!  I am sooo going to do this recipe.


20.  Bourbon Chicken

Found from Recipes that Crock 

Another absolutely yummy flavor of Chinese that was a must have on the list.


21.  Teriyaki Pork

Found from Aunt Bee’s Recipes

I love a good teriyaki anything!  I’m there!


22.  General Tso Chicken

Found from Tipbuzz

Now I don’t deal with spicy food well but I love a General Tso with a little punch to it.   Just enough heat to clear the sinus’!


23.  Japanese Onion Soup

Found from The Skinny Fork 

I love this soup!  I used to hate this soup when I was younger and it’s grown on me since!  Now I could eat a few bowls.



24.  Sausage and Peppers

Found from Food, Folks, and Fun

A good hoagie and I am there!!  I love Meatball subs and I LOVE Sausage and peppers subs! YUMMM!


25.  Lasagna

Found from My Recipe Magic

I have always wanted to make my own lasagna from scratch!  So I can’t wait to do this one.  SO simple and easy.


26.  Lasagna Soup

Found from Family Fresh Meals

This soup is creative and fun!  Looks soooo good.



27.  Baked Spaghetti

Found from The Magical Slow Cooker

This intrigues me actually!  Both the lasagna and spaghetti does.  But I’m sure after several hours in the cooker they would be cooked all the way and soft.


28.  Meatball Subs

Found from Rick on the Rocks

Love me some meatballs subs!!  <3


29.  Manicotti

Found from Living Sweet Memories

I have had a love for Manicotti since I was a teen and first had them in a little hole in the wall Italian place in California.  It was amazing!  So totally going to try this one!


30.  Italian Garlic Chicken

Found from Bitz n Giggles

Doesn’t this just look yummy!  My kids LOVE legs.  They fight over the two turkey legs every Thanksgiving.


31.  Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli

Found from Funny is Family

My kids love a chicken alfredo with broccoli.  So this was a no brainer on the list!



32.  Enchilada Chicken

Found from The Frugal Girls

This sounds like the perfect gluten free way to go if you love enchiladas but are cutting back on the gluten.


33.  Carnitas

Found from Buzzfeed 

You can also watch the video from the pin here.  The video makes my mouth water!!!  OMGosh!!!


34.  Fajitas

Found from Fit Slow Cooker Queen

I love fajitas and these look so yummy and juicy!


35.  Tortilla Soup

Found from Red Star Recipe

I fell in love with this soup when a girlfriend made it and brought it over when my 3 year old was born.  I LOVE putting sour cream in it and eating it with tortilla chips.


36.  Barbacoa

Found from Gimme Some Oven

The way the lady described this dish (and the fact that a good friend told me to put this in under Mexican) is the reason why this made the list.  She says it’s super tender and delicious.



37.  Lemon Rosemary Chicken

Found from Wholesome Dinner Tonight

I’ve made this before and it was fabulous!  I am a lover of lemon and rosemary!


38.  Honey Garlic Chicken with Veggies

Found from Damn Delicious

I’ve planning on doing this one soon as it looks amazing!!  It was on my list before I even wrote this post.


39.  Ribs

Found from Mmm is for Mommy

I love a good rib!  Don’t these look like a plate of heaven?


40.  Pot Roast with Veggies

Found from Joyously Domestic

This was a must have on the list!  A good pot roast can cure the winter blues.


41.  Mississippi Pot Roast

Found from The Country Cook 

I also wanted a variation of the pot roast and this came recommended by several friends.   This one used peperoncinis as well as ranch seasoning.


42.  Sloppy Joes

Found from The Frugal Girls

I love sloppy joes and my children get so excited when we make them!  They are simple and easy. This is almost a gourmet type due to being in the slow cooker and making sure all the flavors are fused.


43.  Sausage and Potatoes

Found from The Slow Cooking Housewife

This seems like a very easy and yummy recipe.  I think the onions and a few peppers would be great in there as well.


44.  Meatloaf

Found from Dessert Now Dinner Later

Meatloaf was a blessing from God I swear!!  It’s so good and easy to make.  SO to make it in my crock pot is awesome to me!


45.   Honey Chipotle Meatballs

Found from With Salt and Wit 

These sound so good that I would be willing to put up with some heat to try them!


46.  French Dip Sandwiches

Found from Coupon Cravings

I’ve never actually had one of these sandwiches like ever in my life but I’m definitely willing to try one! They look scrumptious!


47.  Beef Stroganoff

Found from Campbell’s 

I had beef stroganoff once when I was early 20’s and honestly I loved it.  I have thought about making it again but just never have.  I will be trying this recipe!


48.  Salisbury Steak

Found from Spend with Pennies

I know a lot of people eat Salisbury steaks!  Here you go!


49.  Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken

Found from Chef in Training

Funny thing, I don’t like tomatoes but the one time I had them dried with some chicken on a sandwich, I loved them lol.  This one looks fabulous!


50.  Honey Mustard Chicken

Found from A Year of Slow Cooking 

I’ve made something similar to this in a pan before so I’m sure it will taste fabulous in the crock pot.


51.  Red Beans and Rice

Found from The Speckled Palate

I have a girlfriend that swears by this meal.  But I’m not sure if she ever does it in the crock pot.  Lots of protein in this recipe!!


52.  Jambalaya

Found from Le Creme de la Crumb

This is a comfort food for a lot of southerners.  I’m interested to see if any of my readers have done this in the crock pot!


53.  Hawaiian BBQ Pulled Chicken

Found from Budget Savvy Diva

No list would be complete without a Pulled BBQ recipe!  I’ve been wanting to try this recipe because pork is a bit harder on my stomach.  Chicken and Hawaiian and I’m there! Love pineapple!



54.  Mac n Cheese

Found from Sweet and Savory Food

Now who doesn’t love a good Mac and cheese side?  It’s as American as Baseball and Hot dogs!  **One tip, you need to watch the timing in the recipe as she mentions.  It can’t be forgotten about because it gets hard and not so yummy.  SO watch the timing and it will be perfect!


55.  Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes

Found from Damn Delicious 

How yummy do this sound and look!  It’s making me so hungry!  This blog has made the list more than just a few times!  Safe to say she is making some delicious food.


56.  Broccoli and Rice

Found from Newton Custom Interiors

This side dish is sooooo good! So to find one for the crock pot was awesome!!


57.  Corn on the Cob

Found from Spicy Southern Kitchen

I LOOVE corn.  It’s so good.   It is quite possibly my favorite summer side.


58.  Mashed Potatoes

Found from Apple Pins

Mashed potatoes is a side that can go with almost anything!  So of course this made the list.


59.  Bread

Found from Artisan Bread in Five

Bread? Bread.  haha  Well I am totally going to try this!  How cool!!



60.  Apple Dump Cake

Found from Crazy for Crust 

This cake looks really good!  You might even be able to top it with some sort of like brown sugar crust or something if you would like an extra crunch.


61.  Little Dipper Chocolate Fondue

Found from A Year of Slow Cooking

This made the list because of it’s simplicity and also it’s ability to become an easy but fun family tradition.


62.  Cheesecake

Found from Moms with Crock Pots 

This one actually intrigues me a lot.  I’m going to try this and let yall know how it turns out!


63.  Hot White Chocolate

Found from Recipes that Crock

This seems like it would be so good and unique!  It had to make the list.


64.  S’mores Cake

Found from Mummy Deals

Everyone loves s’mores.  So why not try it in a cake?


65.  Key Lime Dump Cake

Found from The Frugal Girls 

I love Key Lime Pie so this is one I’m totally going to try!


66.  Blueberry Peach Cobbler

Found from Kristine’s Kitchen Blog 

This one looks so yummy!  You can do any of your favorite fruits in here like she says, if you don’t like this combo.


67.  Brownie Pudding

Found from Crazy for Crust

Who doesn’t love brownies?  A scoop of this with some ice cream sounds like a nice way to end a family game night!


68.  Pumpkin Pie Cake

Found from Mom on Timeout

Of course something Pumpkin had to make the list since crock pots are used a lot over the fall and winter seasons!


Well there ya go folks!!  The Ultimate Crock Pot list!!!!   Pretty insane what you can do with a slow cooker huh?  I can’t wait to try these!  Comment below if you’d like to see something make the next list or your experience trying any of these!




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