60 Easy Slow Food Recipes for Busy Weeknights

Slow Cooker Potato Soup

Top this creamy soup with bacon, cheddar cheese, and chopped onions to make every bite even better.

Lemon Butter Chicken

Upgrade your usual chicken dinner with a lemony garlic sauce and plenty of Parmesan cheese.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Stroganoff

Use canned cream of chicken soup to make this stroganoff even less of a hassle.

Slow Cooker Nacho Soup

Transform classic nachos into a warm, comforting soup.

Slow Cooker Jambalaya

Every bite of this classic New Orleans comfort food is loaded with chicken, shrimp, and andouille sausage.

Crispy Slow Cooker Carnitas

These pork tacos are full of juicy flavor, down to the very last bite.

Slow Cooker Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken

Pan sear your chicken breasts before you put them in your slow cooker for a crispy coating.

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

Pair this sweet and savory chicken with sticky rice for an easy weeknight dinner.

Slow Cooker Parmesan Herb Chicken and Orzo

If you’re looking for an easy weeknight dinner, look no further than this simple slow cooker chicken and rice combo.

Slow Cooker Creamy Wild Rice Soup with Butter Roasted Mushrooms

Mushrooms get roasted with thyme sprigs and lemon zest in this creamy, filling soup.

Slow Cooker Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal

Dump these ingredients in your slow-cooker before you go to bed and wake up in the morning with a ready-to-eat breakfast (and a sweet-smelling house to boot!).

Slow Cooker Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe

Want to convince your family to eat more soup? Put pasta in it.

Spaghetti Squash and Turkey Meatballs

Spaghetti squash can be a great substitute for pasta if you’re trying to add some more veggies to your diet.

Slow Cooker Red Wine Beef Stew

Because red wine makes everything better—including stew.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

This hearty soup is a Mexican-inspired favorite, made easy.

Slow Cooker Roast Beef Sandwiches

Your slow cooker does all the work for these tender roast beef sandwiches. Add a tablespoon of horseradish or wasabi to the mayo for a little extra kick.

Spiced Sweet Potato and Peanut Puree

Heat up your evening with this rich, spicy soup.

Chicken and Quinoa Minestrone

You’ll love this healthy update on classic chicken and rice soup.

Red-Eye Brisket Stew

This hearty classic gets a zesty kick from coffee, Dijon mustard, and pickled red onions.

Black Bean and Chile Soup

Lighten up this heavy soup with fresh tomato and tomatillo salsa.

Cowboy Brisket

Every country home needs something simmering in the kitchen, so fire up this versatile big-batch recipe.

Slow Cooker Meatballs

Making this Italian favorite just got even easier! To make mini meatball sliders, top toasted dinner rolls with meatballs, provolone, and sliced sweet-hot banana peppers.

Herbed Chicken With Beets and Brussels

Need something healthy and hands-off? Look no further than this easy-yet-impressive dinner that’s sure to please your whole flock.

Slow Cooker Baked Ziti

Get ready for this dinnertime game-changer! This “baked” pasta actually cooks in your Crock-Pot.

Slow Cooker Parmesan Honey Pork Roast

Cover this tender boneless pork loin roast with a mixture of mouthwatering flavors and ingredients like honey, soy sauce, oregano, garlic, and more.

Beef Stroganoff

This easy slow cooker version of beef stroganoff promises rich and savory flavors.

Moroccan Chickpea and Turkey Stew

If you want a cozy night in, whip up this delicious Moroccan stew. (You can even use what’s left over for lunch for the rest of the week.)

Tater Tot Casserole

With tots loaded with cheese and ground beef, this recipe will surely make your whole family happy.

Curried Lentil Soup

Pump up the flavor of lentil soup by filling it with curry powder, masala, and cumin.

Chicken and Apple Cider Chili

Instead of using chicken broth as a chili base, this recipe calls for apple cider as a delicious alternative.

Honey Buffalo Meatballs

Made with Frank’s Original Hot Sauce, honey, brown sugar, and apricot preserves, these meatballs make for a tasty appetizer or main dinner dish.

Crock Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken and Veggies

The combination of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and herbs flavor up this chicken dinner.

Crock-Pot Gumbo

With chicken, sausage and shrimp, this hearty stew will make you feel like you’ve traveled to New Orleans.

French Dip Sandwiches

Five minutes of prep time, six hours of cook time, and you’ve got yourself a melt-in-your-mouth sandwich that’s hearty enough for dinner.

Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Potatoes

Parmesan makes everything taste better and this chicken-and-potatoes meal is no exception.

Chicken Parmesan Pasta

The best part of this easy Italian dish? You can freeze whatever you don’t finish.

Sausage and Tortellini Soup

Turn this excellent pasta dish into an even better soup with chicken stock.

Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken

Don’t resort to take-out menus just yet! This breaded chicken dish is full of tangy flavor.

Slow Cooker Barley and Chickpea Risotto

The best part of this dish? It only requires two hours cook time in your slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Skinny Veggie Lasagna

This take on lasagna simplifies its usual prep time because you don’t have to cook the noodles in advance.

Slow Cooker Beef and Bell Pepper

Put the meat in your slow cooker, then top with onions and peppers for a dinner your whole family will love.

BBQ Pork Sliders

Make pulled pork in your slow cooker, giving it plenty of time to absorb extra delicious BBQ flavor.

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

Preparing a complicated meal, but want to add an easy-to-mix side? Throw this five-ingredient side together in a slow cooker, then let it bake while you’re busy preparing the rest of dinner.

Slow Cooker Cheesy Tortellini

Like any scrumptious comfort classic, this tortellini is packed with cheesy goodness.

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos

This easy-to-make cream cheese chicken is best served rolled up in tortillas, baked to crispy perfection.

Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Cabbage Slaw

Sandwich tangy slaw and sweet pork together for a kid-friendly meal.

Slow Cooker Pork Ragu

This homemade take on a classic Italian comfort food is best served over fettuccine, rigatoni, or pappardelle.

Indian-Spiced Chicken and Cauliflower

This dish will bring the spice to your usual chicken and veggies.

Slow Cooker Turkey Pumpkin Chili

This hearty turkey chili is the perfect slow cooker recipe for chilly nights.

Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Pasta

Pasta lovers, beware: One bite of this creamy, indulgent dish and you’ll never make pasta the same way again.

Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes

A perfect side dish, these easy-to-make potatoes require only five ingredients.

French Onion Soup

Caramelized onions and gobs of cheese are the stars of this slow cooker dinner.

Mexican Stuffed Bell Peppers

Top these beef-filled peppers with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of green onions.

Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs

An ideal appetizer, these stuffed meatballs taste best when paired with marinara sauce.

Chicken Pie Soup

Turn chicken pot pie into liquid form with this hearty recipe.

Beef and Cheese Pasta

All you need for this easy dinner is spinach, cheese, pasta, and your slow cooker.

Broccoli and Cheese Soup

This flavorful soup—filled with yellow onions and sharp cheddar cheese—will make ever the dreariest of days much more bearable.

Chicken Burrito Bowl

One bite of this cheesy bowl of goodness and this recipe will instantly turn into a family favorite.

Slow Cooker Bread

Never thought to try baking bread in your slow cooker? This easy recipe will totally change your mind—and might mean you never break out your bread maker again.