20 Pantry-Friendly Slow Cooker Recipes are simple to make with ingredients you already have on-hand! I gotta admit that I’m forever head-over-heels-in-love with my slow cooker! We have a long standing relationship. It makes dinner for me while I’m away during the days AND every time I walk into a meal basically right ready go, I love it just a little bit more. If you happen to feel this way about your insta-pot then any of these recipes can easily be converted. I have both. I still love my slow cooker the very most! 🙂
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Soup Recipes; 20 Pantry-Friendly Slow Cooker Recipes
Look at all those yummy veggies with beef chunks and tomato broth… you know you want it! Yes, you do. You’ll be so happy with how simple it is to make AND like all busy moms out there… who have an on-going love affair with their slow cookers, it’ll make dinner a snap. Gotta love that…
Slow Cooker Potato Soup Recipe is one of our families very favorite recipes and for years it’s a favorite with all of you too! We love the slow cooker because it’s a quick prep in the morning and then walking into dinner when we get home. I’m sure you agree there’s nothing better! Potato Soup in the slow cooker has all the best ingredients. . . potatoes, chicken broth, garlic, dry ranch dressing, dried parsley, real bacon bits, cheddar cheese, and sour cream!
Crockpot White Chicken Chili Recipe really is a magic chicken recipe. . . it’s only a matter of tossing a few ingredients in the slow cooker and letting it work it’s magic all day long Our white chicken chili recipe has a reputation all it’s own- it’s become quite famous with anyone who tastes it! Everyone needs the recipe and is quick to let us know how much it’s adored! We’re happy to share this chili magic recipe with all of you!!
Want to make it even easier? Remember our Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches from a couple days ago? It makes a lot of meat so if you have extras save them to use in this recipe and forget worrying about the first three ingredients YAY! That’s my kind of easy
We all love our slow cookers- especially in winter time. There’s nothing quiet like walking in the door from a long day to dinner right-ready to go, right?! Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup is sure to make the whole family very happy!
Slow Cooker Lumberjack Chili is comfy-cozy and packed with protein! We love the slow cooker because it just makes dinner all that much easier!
Fall is in the air and it’s put me in the mood for some savory soups. I especially love a slow cooker soup- it’s the perfect combination, wouldn’t you say! Enjoy
French Dip Soup with Cheese Baguette Toast Recipe is a slow cooker recipe that’s sure to bring smiles to the whole family! We are all loving soup right now… it’s comforting and a great way to give healthy nutrition to our families. I especially adore slow cooker soups because it makes cooking dinner so much more simple! Plus, you get to enjoy the aromas of it slowly cooking throughout the day. Our French Dip Soup was inspired by my long-time love of the french dip sandwich–roast beef, au jus, onions, garlic, a couple of spices, fresh rosemary, and don’t forget a measure of love! OMG. Then we take it right over the top with melted cheese baguette slices. I know. You’ll be so in love as well.
Slow Cooker Beef Stew is a family favorite of ours for many years… it’s wonderful aroma and savory deliciouness keeps everyone snuggly warm in the cold months.
Pasta & Rice Recipes; 20 Pantry-Friendly Slow Cooker Recipes
Italian Chicken Recipe is a long time favorite at our house. . .we just love it so much! It’s simple to make in the slow cooker with only a few ingredients and then let the magic of the crock pot do it’s thing! Chicken recipes turn out so tender and flavorful in the slow cooker. . . we know you’ll love our Italian Chicken Recipe just as much as we do!
Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy is one of our families favorite dinners- beef and vegetables over pasta is just wonderful!
Mediterranean Chicken with Brown Rice is a slow cooker recipe that will become a regular at your dinner table! Delish!!
Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe is a really great recipe for those busy days! I love to quickly put this crockpot chicken cordon bleu together in the morning before I head out the door and return home later with dinner all right, ready to go! I made this recipe a little healthier by adapting the ingredients with lower calorie and less fat but don’t you worry it tastes every bit as amazing as the original version!
You’ll love how mouth-watering delicious this Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken tastes- you’ll also love how super easy it is to make!
Sandwich Recipes; 20 Pantry-Friendly Slow Cooker Recipes
Chipotle Pineapple BBQ Beef Sliders are just perfect for fall gatherings, for everything from tailgating to back yard gatherings, they’re awesome!! It’s the beginning of slow cooker time of year around our house so, this recipe is even more awesome!
Slow Cooker Honey Chipotle Chicken goes good on everything! It’s fantastic in sandwiches. It’s fantastic on salad. It’s fantastic with rice or noodles… It’s simply, fantastic!!! I love to make a big batch and freeze half in the freezer to pull out on those “I’m so hungry and don’t have time to cook dinner” days. I know we all have them!!
Have you heard of Cafe Rio? It’s an awesome little Tex-mex joint that has a super delicious Sweet Pork. So, when my little sister gave me this recipe about 6 years ago- I was thrilled! I love this stuff and it’s so easy to make you’ll be thrilled! Cafe Rio Sweet Pork (copycat) is a crock-pot dinner that is so versatile, you can make burritos, tacos, nachos… even throw this Sweet Pork on a salad and you’ll be in love with it!
This simple to make but oh so tasty Coca-Cola BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich Recipe that was just perfect for our recent gathering! We had a huge multi-family group with six slow cookers going to feed us all and everyone raved about how delicious the coca cola pulled chicken tasted! If you’re looking for a simple slow cooker dinner to enjoy with your family or a recipe that can be duplicated to easily feed a crowd then our pulled chicken in coca cola is just what you’re looking for!
Italian Chicken Sliders take just 3 ingredients, 3-6 hours in the slow cooker, and then serve ’em up on any kind of roll! We like the smaller slider rolls just for fun. Then we add a slice of havarti cheese, it’s so creamy and delightful but any variety of cheese works great.
I’ve got to admit that there’s a soft spot in my palate for creamed corn~ the good kind not the kind that’s dumped out of a can. I adore a really good creamed corn and I also adore the slow cooker because it just makes my life easier!
AND now, Miss Nichole’s here for Fit Friday!!
Ruthie and Madi keep sharing great tips to use during this time to keep our families fed while also embracing all that is going on and I love it. I have tried to embrace this same tactic with workouts to do with the family while everyone is learning to love each other on ALL the time the last couple of weeks.
Another lesson I am learning and thriving on as we let go of all the schedules is to listen to my self more, not just my body but my whole self. Last night was a gorgeous evening and my body would have been just fine going on a run, but my heart wanted to slow down and go on a walk. I needed to talk a breather from the kids but I also needed to just slow down and relax. A few weeks ago I would have pushed for a run, I would have analyzed my day, my week and headed out on a run. And I would have enjoyed it, I truly do like running, but I would have missed out on what my heart by pushing it instead of slowing down and breathing.
Letting go of expectations, of the world, of the have-tos has been a teeter totter for me. Some days I feel stuck at the bottom, unable to rise as the confusion pushes me down. Other days it is freeing on top of it all, just being me.
This week is all about respecting your whole self. Yes, get in the workouts, pushing your muscles and your heart is great and your body needs it on a regular basis. But it doesn’t need it constantly, it doesn’t need to be tested and pushed. Sometimes you need to slow down and smell the flowers.
We hope you’ll enjoy some of these 20 Pantry-Friendly Slow Cooker Recipes this week!
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