My Favorite Crockpot Recipes

My Favorite Crockpot Recipes

My beloved crockpot has been working overtime lately. Between soccer games, late nights, and feeding the family, I’ve been relying heavily on the crockpot for dinner time. And there is something about Fall that makes me want to throw everything into the pot and let the aroma fill the house as it simmers all day.

I have my late grandmother’s crockpot from the 90s. You know, the heavy-duty porcelain pot that nestles into an oval base? The oval bases are harder to find anymore! It’s cream-colored with a green ivy design on the side. Nothing fancy, no whistle and thrills – just grandma’s old, inherited crockpot. And I love it.

Grandma’s crockpot

When it comes to Fall soccer games and tournaments, sometimes I use the crockpot right out of the back of my vehicle. Serving up chilis, casseroles, or more practical and non-messy items like hot dogs kept warm by the crockpot.


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15 of My Favorite Crockpot Recipes

Most of these crockpot recipes are created by other fabulous food bloggers, they are my favorites. These tried-and-true crockpot recipes that have kept my family fed for years. Enjoy!

Low-Carb Chili 

This one is a given – chili is the ultimate crockpot recipe. We make chili all year and I like it because it’s great for healthy eating. This recipe is reduced in carbs because there are no beans in it, however, you can easily toss in a can or two of chili beans if desired. This is my personal tried and true recipe and is Instapot friendly.

Low-carb chili (also can be made in an InstaPot)

Crockpot Mac ‘n Cheese

No crockpot recipe list is complete without a macaroni and cheese recipe. This is my favorite macaroni pasta recipe, it keeps it creamy even after hours in the crockpot. Compliments of Pip And Ebby.

Chicken Chili

Delicious, southwestern chicken chili that is creamy and has just a little bit of spice. You can eliminate the cayenne pepper if you’d like it less spicy. It’s very filling and easy to make! We use sour cream, shredded cheese, and corn or tortilla chips for toppings. Compliments of the Budget Savvy Diva. 


Crockpot Pizza Pasta

Because when you have kids like mine, who want to eat pizza all the time, you are coming up with creative ways to make pizza meals. This one is a kid-pleaser and you don’t even have to precook the pasta! Just throw it all in a pot and tada – dinner! Compliments of Cooking with Joey.

Hashbrown Casserole with Smoked Sauage

Another easy comfort meal that is kid-friendly. If you love potatoes, sausage, and cheese – this recipe is for you. The recipe includes a homemade chicken condensed soup for the ingredients, but on busy nights I use 2 small cans of chicken condensed soup for a 5-ingredient recipe. Compliments of Lauren’s Latest.

Crockpot BBQ Chicken

This shredded BBQ chicken is perfect for sandwiches, wraps, nachos, and more. I like to make a big batch so I have leftovers to freeze or use for multiple meals that week. Compliments of Family Fresh Meals.

Ham and Cheese Pasta Bake

Two words – five ingredients. Only five! This easy recipe is great for the whole family. Although some of my kids will say they don’t like alfredo sauce, they eat this with no problem because it’s so cheesy (and don’t even notice there is alfredo in it – ha!). I sometimes throw in peas and broccoli too to add a vegetable (or serve them on the side). Compliments of The Farmwife Feeds. 

Parmesan Basil Tomato Soup

If you want to spice up your grilled cheese and tomato soup routine, try a homemade tomato basil soup. I will eat this alone, it’s that good. You’ll need an immersion blender if you want a smooth soup, or if you’re like me you can leave it chunky and eat as is. Compliments of Little Spice Jar. 

Crockpot Crustless Pizza

Another healthy alternative to carbs and gluten is this recipe, it’s heavy on the pizza toppings (my favorite part). Sometimes when we are having “frozen pizza night” I’ll make this for us adults, it’s much tastier than the frozen pizza even though it’s healthier. Compliments of Moms With Crockpots.

Tator Tot Casserole

A classic. If you didn’t grow up eating Tator Tot Casserole, I’m sorry. But now is your chance! This meat-potato dish is a family staple and so good. My kids drizzle ketchup on the top of theirs and hey, it’s pretty good. Compliments of Tammilee Tips. 

Zuppa Toscana Soup

Just like Olive Garden’s Zuppa, but made at home in the comfort of your own crockpot. Honestly, this is a great way to get that kale in without actually having to taste the kale. For a low carb alternative, I substitute the potatoes for cauliflower florets. Compliments of Get Crocked. 

Crockpot Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Oh man, do my kids love this one! Okay, my husband too. It’s like gooey, warm cinnamon rolls in a crockpot. Occasionally I’ll make this as a side to “breakfast for dinner” or as a dessert. I mean, it HAS eggs in it – and eggs are a protein, right? Compliments of Wishes And Dishes. 

Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

Another breakfast or “breakfast for dinner” favorite. I made this one for Christmas morning last year. It’s hearty and filling. Compliments of Stockpiling Moms. 

Apple Pie for Breakfast 

Want a healthy dessert for breakfast? This crockpot apple pie oatmeal is the perfect solution. I’m notorious for eating leftover dessert for breakfast, this oatmeal recipe is a healthy alternative to my bad habit. You will need to use steel-cut oats for this recipe, as you could for any crockpot recipes containing oats. Compliments of Cooking with Jax.

Small Batch Apple Butter

Okay, this one isn’t a “meal” but it makes a tasty, darn good apple butter! I love to make a few batches of apple butter in the Fall and this one is my favorite recipe. Compliments of One Dish Kitchen.


Please note that I am not a certified nutritionist. If nutrition is important to you, I highly encourage you to verify any data you see here with your favorite nutrition calculator & use ingredients according to your plan.


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