A Month of Crockpot Recipes

A month of easy crockpot meals that will help simplify dinner time. 31 crockpot recipes for chicken, ground beef, pasta, casseroles and soup.

31 crockpot recipes

Who doesn’t love coming home to a warm family dinner sitting in the slow cooker and ready to be eaten? After a long day of work and running around with the kids from school to sports and other busy weekday activities, walk in the door to a home cooked meal that the whole family will enjoy, even the toddlers!

My crockpot is one of my most used kitchen appliances, and it has a permanent spot on my kitchen counter. I bought a programmable one off of Amazon about three to four years ago to make these smothered chicken legs and have been hooked ever since. I set the cooking time or thermometer temperature, and once it is finished cooking the crockpot will switch to warm which is great if I’m out later than intended.

slow cooker chicken legs

Month of Crockpot Recipes

Most of these crockpot meals are dump and go and are so easy to make. I can dump the ingredients into the crockpot first thing in the morning when I have a few extra minutes before starting our busy day. Crockpot freezer meals are even better as the ingredients are prepared ahead of time and all of the ingredients are measured. I can thaw the freezer bag in the refrigerator the day before and empty the ingredients into the crockpot in the morning.

These simple and kid friendly recipes save time making supper allowing you to spend more time with your family and not in the kitchen.

31 Crockpot Recipes to Use All Month Long.

1. Smothered Chicken Legs – by far my favorite way to cook chicken legs in the crockpot. The drumsticks are smothered in a dry rub and are slow cooked all day to perfection.

2. Slow Cooker Pizza Pasta – An easy weeknight dinner that the kids will eat. Made with pasta, pepperoni, ground beef and other pizza inspired ingredients, it will be a new family favorite.

3.  Crockpot Creamy Garlic Chicken – creamy Alfredo chicken made in the slow cooker is the perfect weeknight dinner! Chicken breast simmers all day in a creamy garlic Alfredo sauce and is tossed with spinach and tomatoes. Serve over your favorite pasta.

4.  Jalapeno Popper Chicken – Turn your favorite appetizer into a delicious dinner with this Crockpot Jalapeno Popper Chicken.  Every bite is loaded with flavors from your favorite appetizer. It is made with just the right amount of heat and topped with cheddar cheese and crispy bacon.

5.  Bacon Garlic Pork Loin -as soon as my kids hear bacon they coming running! This slow cooker pork loin recipe is kid-friendly and mom approved with just 5 ingredients needed.

6. Crockpot Bacon Chicken Ranch Casserole – just four ingredients, but bursting with flavor. Serve with a couple of sides for an easy family meal, or on a bulkie roll for an easy game day appetizer.

7. Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken – A simple family favorite dinner that the kids love served over rice. Chicken is slow cooked in a sweet & tangy barbecue sauce with fresh or canned pineapples.

8. Crockpot Mac & Cheese – There’s no pre-cooking needed for this creamy mac & cheese recipe made right in the slow cooker. Make this kid-friendly recipe for an easy weeknight meal or an easy side dish for entertaining or the holidays.

9. Beef Stew – The Ultimate Beef Stew recipe made in the slow cooker. This comforting slow-cooked dish is filled with meat and veggies.

10. Chicken and Corn Chowder – Delicious creamy soup made right in the crockpot.


crockpot pizza pasta

11. Crockpot Mongolaian Beef – This Mongolian beef recipe is so easy to make. The tender flank steak is full of flavor, and it takes just minutes to toss all of the ingredients into the crockpot for a perfect weeknight family meal. Serve on top of rice.

12.  Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti – If you love creamy cheesy spaghetti, then this crockpot pasta recipe is for you!

13.  Slow Cooker Pork Chop and Potatoes – This set and forget pork chops recipe is a crowd pleaser. Simple ingredients and 10-15 minutes of prep in the morning.

14. Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken –  A new take on one of our favorite pork loin recipes.

15. Crockpot Barbecue Ribs –  Ribs are slow cooked in the crockpot all day in a sweet & tangy bbq sauce. A little bit of work, but a whole lot of flavor with these fall of the bone ribs.  Delicious family dinner without spending hours on the grill.

16. Sweet and Sour Meatball – another favorite meatball recipe made right in the slow cooker. Made with fresh or canned pineapples, sweet & sour sauce and red peppers. Dinnertime doesn’t get much easier.

17. Creamy Italian Chicken – A hearty and delicious meal that the entire family will enjoy.

18. Grape Jelly Meatballs– My go-to recipe for potlucks and parties. These meatballs are also a kid favorite when served on top of rice.

19. Crockpot Chicken and Apples – Too many apples leftover from apple picking, then you’ll just have to make this chicken and apple recipe! You won’t be disappointed!

20. Nacho Chicken – Crockpot Chicken Nachos are an easy weeknight dinner or game day appetizer that requires just a few ingredients. Set the crockpot and walk away.  Top with your favorite nacho toppings.

crock-pot sweet sour meatballs fall off the bone ribs
21. Sausage and Peppers – Toss the sausage and peppers in the slow cooker for an easy game day recipe, or simple weeknight lunch or dinner.

22. Slow Cooker Lasagna – Layers of lasagna noodles, ricotta, italian sausage and marinara are the perfect combination to this family dinner.

23.Slow Cooker Chili – The ultimate comfort food on a crisp winter day. Freeze half in a gallon ziplock bag to reheat at a later time.

24. Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Soup – Colder temperatures call for delicious crockpot soup recipes. Cozy up on the couch with a bowl of Butternut Squash soup.

25. Crockpot Chicken Teriyaki – A favorite take-out dinner that is made right at home.

26. Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup – Warm comforting soup that can be made right in the crockpot. My kids love bringing leftover soup to school for lunch the next day in their thermos.

27. Honey Sesame Chicken – Chicken breast smothered in a sweet honey and sesame sauce. A family favorite recipe served on top of brown rice.

28. Crockpot Pulled Pork – This easy pulled pork recipe made in a crock pot is perfect for summer barbecues, game day, potlucks and graduation parties. Pork Butt is slow cooked to perfection with a homemade spice blend. Add in your favorite BBQ sauce for delicious sandwiches, pulled pork nachos and more!

29. Crockpot Beef Stroganoff – Love beef Stoganoff, then you’ll love this homemade creamy Stroganoff made in the slow cooker. Can be made into a freezer meal for an easy weeknight dinner solution.

30. Leftover Ham & Shredded Potato Soup – Do you have too much leftover ham from the holidays? Use it up with this delicious ham & potoato soup recipe.

31. Garlic Lime Chicken – Simply dump all of the ingredients in the crockpot for a quick and easy family-friendly meal