Tell us, is there anything better than coming home to one, dinner nearly ready, and two, the smell of dinner being ready? We certainly don’t think so and thanks to slow cooker recipes, we can experience this time and time again. No longer does a slow cooker on the counter mean a bland pot roast or whatever our moms were always throwing in one when we were kids, now you can find us using our slow cookers practically all fall and winter long and no one is complaining. Here are just a few of the recipes we can wait to make. And don’t forget those crockpot liners for a super easy clean-up! Let’s get started.
Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken
We’ll be saying this a lot, but this is a great meal for busy weeknights. This creamy tomato basil chicken comes together fast, with just a few ingredients, and it’s not hard to turn this into a meal by simply serving this chicken over some pasta with a side salad, or by roasting a pan of your favorite vegetables and you’re done. If you have extra, this delicious dinner also doubles as a great lunch for the next day. Get the full recipe here!
Lasagna is one of our go-to meals as soon as the weather starts to change, and this slow cooker lasagna couldn’t be any easier. All you have to do is brown your beef and onions, and from there it’s all about the assembly in the crock pot. Serve this lasagna with a salad and some hot bread and everyone will leave the dinner table satisfied. Get the full recipe here!
Beef Stew and Dumplings
The super awesome thing about being an adult and making your own meals is that you can take food from your childhood that you didn’t especially love, play with the flavors, and turn it into a (now) family favorite. Take beef stew, for instance, we despised the idea of having this for dinner as kids, but now we use fresh ingredients, and robust herbs, thicken up the broth, and serve it with dumplings for a hearty, filling, warms you up from the inside out kinda meal. Get the full recipe here!
Is there a dish more superior than nachos? Probably, but we’re 100% always down for melty cheese and chips and this recipe kicks it up a notch with the addition of chicken. This is perfect for a weeknight dinner, but it also makes for a great go-to dish for any (and every) potluck. You can pile these a mile high on a plate with chips, cheesy chicken, and all the toppings, or save a few dishes and make walking tacos. Get the full recipe here!