Easy Crockpot Dinner Recipes
Fall weather in Coastal Virginia is near perfect, with comfortable temperatures, cool breezes and beautiful, changing foliage everywhere. After a long, hot summer, autumn signals the time to get back to cozy sweaters, crisp evenings, warm meals and your favorite comfort food.
As the seasons change, so do our appetites, and you may already find yourself craving hearty, hot meals over cold salads and light appetizers. Preparing homemade , warm meals every night of the week can be a challenge when you have work and school schedules pulling you in every direction. If you have a slow cooker, you can cut your cooking time down to preparation only, and come home at the end of a long day to a hot meal waiting to be plated and served.
Here are some of our favorite, easy crockpot dinner recipes that are perfect for every night of the week. Cheers to a new season of simple, home-cooked meals that won’t take you more than a few minutes to prepare!
Honey-Apricot Glazed Chicken
This sweet and savory recipe is not your typical chicken recipe, and is sure to be a family favorite. Fruity without being overly sweet, this tangy recipe is as healthy as it is delicious.
Slow Cooker Beef Tacos
The next time Taco Tuesday comes around, you’ll be thanking your lucky stars for this easy and seriously amazing beef taco recipe. Mix up this recipe by adding in a variety of your favorite sides, and you can come back to this recipe again and again.
Tangy Slow Cooker Pork Shoulder
This perfectly tangy pork shoulder recipe is perfect for game days, hearty lunches or a weeknight dinner. You can pull the pork and put it inside a bun, or pour it over grits or mashed potatoes.
Uncle Jac’s Mac-and-Cheese
This classic mac-and-cheese recipe is a guaranteed crowd (and kid) pleaser just about any night of the week. Perfect for chilly, autumn evenings or game day afternoons, this recipe is easy, delicious and satisfying.
Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna
Take the work out of your next lasagna dinner with this easy recipe that packs in loads of flavor. On days when you have a serious craving for pasta, cheese and your favorite sauce, this recipe will win you over and hit the spot.
Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
On those chilly, autumn nights when you need comforting, warm food to satisfy your hunger and your soul, this easy recipe will do the trick. You can substitute your favorite grain for noodles, and add in additional veggies to pump up your nutritional needs.
Slow Cooker Enchiladas
Choose between chicken or beef when preparing this classic mexican recipe with a twist. If you’re serving vegetarians, you can even leave the meat out altogether, and you won’t sacrifice flavor or satisfaction.
Easy Slow Cooker Meatballs
These easy meatballs can be served on top of your favorite hot noodle, or even alongside your favorite grain. When you crave meatballs, you won’t have to spend an hour laboring in the kitchen with this fast and flavorful recipe that every member of your family will love.