25 Delicious Crockpot Meals for Busy Families

By Catherine |

crockpot meals roundupAs a busy mom and with the cooler weather approaching it’s a great time to pull out the crockpot.

There is something satisfying about coming home to a hot and ready dinner. Balancing work, homework and after school activities, life can get chaotic. We still want to feed our family a yummy dinner though and this is where our crockpot comes to the rescue. Throw everything in the crockpot in the morning and have dinner ready after your busy day.

We know you are busy too, so we’ve taken the time and rounded up 25 awesome crockpot meals for busy families. These yummy crockpot recipes are sure to satisfy your hungry family this fall. Start making your grocery list now!

mississippi roast

Mississippi Roast / Table for Two

This roast has to be the easiest thing I’ve cooked lately and oh so yummy! It literally takes 2 minutes to dump it all in the crockpot and let it cook until it’s fork tender, all day. My family devoured this and the leftovers are even better!


If you’re looking for a meat free meal this one from Delightful Adventures is sure to hit the spot. We love sweet potato in the fall!


crockpot tortellini
Crockpot Tortellini / Katie Deitrich
Pasta is a yummy comfort food and this dish is calls my name on rainy fall evenings.


Slow cooker chicken cordon bleu
Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu / Easy Slow Cooker Meals
Chicken Cordon Bleu in the slow cooker?! I didn’t even know you could do that but it looks delicious!


crockpot beef stew
Crockpot Beef Stew / Life in the Lofthouse
Beef Stew is a fall staple around here. My husband would choose to have this filling dish at least once a week.
 slow cooker sausage

Now this is a soup! I love that it’s chock full of veggies too!

Crockpot cream cheese chicken chilli
This creamy chicken chili is one of my favorites to serve when we have company visiting for the holidays. It makes a lot and everyone always enjoys it.


Hobo Dinner (meatloaf and cheesy potatoes) / The Magical Slow Cooker
If your family are the meat and potato kind this hobo dinner will be right up your alley! Mini meatloaf and cheesy potatoes on the side. Just add a salad and you’re set.


Beef and Tomato Macaroni Soup / The Kitchen Magpie
This macaroni soup is sure to please the kids and adults alike! Yummy!


crockpot creamy spagetti
This recipe calls for a shorter cook (only takes 3 hours) but would be great for the nights you have late dance rehearsal, soccer practice or a football game.


crockpot barbeque chicken
Crockpot Barbecue Chicken / Amee’s Savory Dish
This savory chicken dish will be a family pleaser after a long day.


Italian Red Wine Roast Beef / Barefoot in the Kitchen
Like roast? Like wine? You’ll like the Italian and red wine crock pot roast beef then!


crockpot pulled pork sandwiches

Not everything from the crockpot has to be served in a bowl. This pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw looks amazing.


If you’re family likes peppers (my kids don’t, boo) these stuffed peppers are where it’s at!


honey garlic chicken and veggies

I love that this recipe takes care of your meat and veggies all at once. Seriously I want to dig in right now. This is going on next week’s menu for sure!


Bring a little creole to your plate with this easy jambalaya recipe for your crockpot.


Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup / Creme de la crumb
A new take on the classic cheeseburger, curl up with a big bowl of this cheeseburger soup and pat yourself on the back after making it through another busy day.


 crockpot ribs
Crockpot Ribs / Number 2 Pencil
My husband loves ribs but when the weather doesn’t cooperate, or we don’t have time to grill we love making our ribs in the crockpot!


Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa / Chelsea’s Messy Apron
Check out this vegetarian mexican dish. I want a skinny margarita to go with it!


portabella mushroom chicken recipe

I LOVE mushrooms. My whole family does. Excuse me while I wipe the drool off my computer screen.


chicken fajita soup
Chicken Fajita Soup / The Recipe Critic
Just looking at this bowl of beautiful soup is making me hungry. There is no need to go out to dinner when you can have this waiting for you when you get home.


I’m a sucker for take out. Serving one of our favorite take out meals to my family would be awesome.


This butternut squash soup is calling my name. I can practically smell it now!


Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings
Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings / Love Bakes Good Cakes
Looking for a comfort dish. Chicken and dumplings are a family favorite and sure to please even the pickiest of little eaters.


This looks like you slaved for hours but really your crockpot did! Impress your family with this pork chop dinner soon!


Catherine is an Air Force wife enjoying the sunshine and warm weather of Arizona after 4 years of living in Germany. She loves being a mom to her 2 kids - a 6 year old little girl and 1 year old baby boy. She's always on the hunt for unique and creative finds for her littles. She loves taking photographs and documenting her family's adventures on her blog No Wooden Spoons.

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  1. 1.

    I love using my slow cooker and am always looking for new recipes. . I can’t wait to try the Easy Slow Cooker Jambalaya.
    Thanks for sharing these recipes.

  2. 2.

    Thank you for including my recipe! There are a lot of great ones to pin here! 🙂

  3. 3.

    Definitely going to have to make that chicken and dumplings recipe as soon as possible. It’s been so long since I’ve had chicken and dumplings and it’s one of my favorite things!

    • .

      The Chicken and Dumplings are definitely a comfort food go-to for the fall!

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