If there is one thing I can’t live without, it is my slow cooker. I have gathered the best slow cooker dinner recipes for you all to try out! From chicken slow cooker recipes to beef slow cooker dishes, and all things in between. Grab your supplies, prep, and toss your dinner in and walk away. Then come home later to a home cooked meal ready to serve up your family and friends.
Slow Cooker Dinner Recipes
Easy slow cooker dinners are what this mom right here likes. I have a three-year-old toddler and a Great Dane. Both are highly active and keep this mom on the go! Having meals I can prep when we wake up, and then walk away from, saves me from wanting to order takeout at the end of the day.
Sides to Pair with Your Slow Cooker Dinner Recipes
I think for most of us, mac and cheese is a go-to comfort food dish that it's impossible to get enough of. No matter how it's made, you know it is going to be amazing. This crockpot recipe is terrific.
These pork chops are just like what grandma used to make, only better because they are in the slow cooker. No hours of working over the hot stove or oven. Serve with some dinner rolls and a side salad for a complete meal.
Looking to use your slow cooker for more than just the entree? Don't worry, you can even bake bread in it! Plus, if you have multiple crockpots this bread will go with many of these slow cooker recipes.
Meal Planning With Your Slow Cooker
Print out my FREE Meal Planning Printable and use it to pencil in your dinners for the week! It is a great way to ensure you have all the ingredients you need handy for your recipes, but also know what to prep in the morning before you head out to tackle your day.
If you are in the market for a slow cooker, this might help you to find a slow cooker that fits what you are needing. I personally own two slow cookers. We are a slow cooker lover in our home. Currently, we have two appetizers going for the big game day party later!
Cooking for One to Two People – Reach for A 3-Quart Slow Cooker
A 3-Quart Slow Cooker is a good size for a person or two. You can fit most recipes in it, besides, say a whole chicken or roast. But you can whip up small batches of soup, chicken or beef recipes, etc.
This is great if you also like serving dips and such. A 3 quart is a great size for that as well. If you want to cook roasts or whole chickens, reach for a larger slow cooker.
Cooking for Four Or More – Buy a 5 Quart Slow Cooker
So if you have around 4-5 people you are cooking for a 5 quart is really nice. I personally own a 4-quart and it struggles to fit a whole chicken in it. I have to make sure I buy a really small chicken to jam it in. A 5 quart is a nice size to make a large batch of soup, fit a big roast, chicken and more inside.
Cooking for A Crowd – Buy A 6 Quart or Larger
Reach for a larger slow cooker if you love hosting parties, game day dishes, or want to batch cook. You will find a 6 quart or larger can accommodate your needs with ease.
Double up soup recipes and then freeze half for meal prepping, or make a ton of chicken to shred and freeze for meals coming up later down the month. You will find a really large slow cooker will ensure you have the cooking space you need.