25 Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy Weeknights

25 Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy Weeknights

Kelli Foster
Apr 10, 2018

We can think of few things better than walking through the door after a long day and knowing that a home-cooked meal awaits us. And since we don't have our own personal live-in chefs, we rely on our slow cookers to help us out.

These comforting recipes take just a little bit of prep work in the morning or the night before, and then the slow cooker does the heavy lifting. Your future self will thank you.

All-Day Slow Cooker Soups

When you need a comforting recipe that can cook all day long in the slow cooker, soup is always a great place to start.

Slow Cooker Stews and Chili

Get a batch of stew or chili going in the slow cooker first thing in the morning, and not only does it mean you'll come home to dinner, but the house will smell amazing when you open the door.

Hearty Meat-Filled Slow Cooker Suppers

The slow cooker is often where I turn for totally satisfying meaty meals during the week. I do a little upfront prep, and it does all the heavy lifting.

Make-Ahead Slow Cooker Meals

Some foods, like chicken, only need a few hours in the slow cooker. It can be tricky to pull these off during the week, but since they can be made in advance, I cook these dinners during my Sunday meal prep, instead. Then all that's left to do is reheat dinner after I get home.

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