Slow Cooker School Night Dinner Ideas

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During the week, my Crockpot is my saving grace. It’s a kitchen appliance I encourage all mama’s to use. 

Here is a collection of some slow cooker school night dinner ideas that I know will become family favorite at your house. 

I have been a mama for eighteen years and I am here to tell you slow cooker recipes bring so much peace of mind to my home. It’s how I get dinner on the table and remove the stress that cooking can sometimes bring. 

slow cooker school night dinner ideas


5 Easy Dinner Recipes for a Family of 7

Here is what we cooked in a week at our house. Lots of quick and easy dinner ideas that are perfect for when you’re on a budget. Any of these are great for a school night or weeknight.

School Night Dinners in the Crock Pot 

School Night Dinners in the Crock Pot

Crockpot Freezer Meals on a Budget

If you love having meals on hand, ready to go, that make life easier, you should totally give freezer cooking a try.

I am serious!

As a mama of a large family, nine kids total, five kids who still live at home, I can tell you freezer cooking changed my life years ago.

I’ve been freezer cooking since before freezer cooking was cool.

And when you combine assembling meals in advance for your freezer, using your slow cooker to cook these meals and preparing dinners that are freezer friendly and use common ingredients, you are speaking the language of any busy mama!

Here are 30 of my favorite Crockpot Freezer Meals on a Budget that is downloadable. It also comes with freezer meal printable labels for each recipe as well as some blank labels.

It’s an instant download, grab it while you can!

The Best Slow Cooker 

I have multiple slow cookers, but my favorite is my 6 quart programable Crockpot. It moved to warm automatically after it finishes cooking. Now, dinner is ready when we are ready! No stress and no overcooking! 

I also have a 7 quart that is manual, not programable. I have a couple of square casserole style slow cookers and a large slow cooker roaster. Yes, there are times I have more than one slow cooker going, especially during family gatherings and holidays! 

New to Slow Cooking?

Here is everything you need to know about cooking dinner on the slow cooker

Need Dinner Recipes You Can Download? 

Get 91 recipes in an instant download that will make your busy life easier! No more wondering what’s for dinner.

Grab them here.

Is It Hard for You to Get Dinner Made Each Night? 

If you struggle with feeding your family every night I encourage you to join our Facebook group Get Dinner on the Table. All week long we share how we make dinner happen, we show live cooking videos and show how to assemble freezer meals. As a mama to many it is my mission to help any struggling mother who needs help making dinner happen seamlessly. 


  1. thanks for these awesome ideas. I’m trying to use my crock pot more these days as I hate tending to a stovetop dish. Also thanks for linking up with us at#OMGHWW

  2. Even though I don’t have kids at home anymore, quick slow cooker meals are always a life saver on busy nights. Pinned. So glad you stopped by and shared this post with us this week. #HomeMattersParty

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