Slow Cooker School Night Dinner Ideas
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.
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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
Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken
Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken is a great way to have cooked chicken on hand. You could even make a couple, shred them and freeze the chicken. Sometimes I will have two slow cookers going with whole fryers for this purpose.
Crockpot Pizza (Slow Cooker) Recipe
This Crockpot Pizza recipe is PERFECT for a school night. Yes, you read that right! Pizza + school night = KIDS LOVE IT!
Chunky Slow Cooker Beef Chilli Hash
Here is an insanely easy comfort food recipe made with big chunks of beef and slow cooked with potato chunks.
Slow Cooker Chicken and Cheese
This Slow Cooker Chicken and Cheese is something all the kids love!
Creamy Chicken Stew
This thick and creamy broth simmers slowly with red potatoes and your favorite vegetables.
Apple Butter Pork Chops in the Crockpot
Apple Butter Pork Chops in the Slow Cooker is so delicious and we serve it over rice! Add a green side and dinner is done!
One Pot Tomato Spinach Tortellini with Sausage
Here is a delicious and savory cheesy tortellini pasta meal with a simple cream sauce using tomatoes, spinach, and sausage!
Easy Recipes: Crockpot Candy Chicken
Crockpot Candy Chicken... tell me one child who does not love candy? Seriously, it is a delicious meal and goes perfectly with rice and a veggie.
Family Favourite Slow Cooker Beef Stew for Rainy Days
Love stew? This Slow Cooker Beef Stew is so tasty!
5 Ingredient Honey Garlic Chicken Crock-Pot Recipe | Healthy & Easy
Here is a quick and easy kid-friendly dinner is so quick to throw together with only a few ingredients.
Crockpot Honey Mustard Pork Chops
Crockpot Honey Mustard Pork Chops what an amazingly simple and low-effort dinner that the whole family will love. These would pair perfectly with green beans.
Italian Crockpot Chicken
Italian Crockpot Chicken is a favorite recipe at our house. It is beyond simple to make. Serve it with a side salad and noodles and dinner is done.
Slow Cooker Chicken Sloppy Joes Make for a Healthy, Family-Friendly Meal
This low-maintenance family-friendly dinner of slow cooker chicken sloppy joes uses canned sauce or a combo of ketchup and barbecue sauce.
Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy
You can throw this together using chicken breast with gravy, water, cream of chicken soup and black pepper that turns out so juicy and tender.
Slow Cooker Pesto Mozzarella Pasta
This dish of slow cooked chicken uses pesto, lemon and butter. Cooked pasta is added and then topped with cheese.
Crockpot Chicken and Noodles (Comfort Food at it’s Best)
I have been making this for years. It is a delicious comfort meal.
Easy Roasted Peaches & Pork Loin, a One-Pot Crockpot Meal
Everything you need for a yummy dinner all in one pot--and there's peaches!
Busy Mom’s Gluten-free Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
This warm, comforting soup is easy to prepare on a busy weeknight dinner!
Slow Cooker Chili Mac
Dump the ingredients for this dish into the crockpot in the morning and find a hearty nutritious meal at the end of the day!
Crock Pot Creamy Chicken Breasts
So simple to make, these creamy chicken breasts don’t take as long to cook as some other slow cooker recipes.
Slow Cooker Chinese Take Out Beef and Broccoli
This dish is super easy on your wallet and there is absolutely zero prep work. Just toss it all in and you are good to go.
Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Did you know you can do taco casseroles in the slow cooker? You can do enchilada casseroles too! This Crockpot Chicken and Corn Enchilada Casserole is so good!
Easy Crockpot Chicken and Wild Rice
Here’s a protein-packed dump and go slow cooker casserole that’s made with lentils, wild rice and quinoa.
Spiced Lemon Crockpot Chicken Thighs
These chicken thighs make an easy weeknight dinner using zesty orange and lemon sauce, with fragrant thyme and citrus slices.
Easy Crock-Pot BBQ Ribs Made in the Slow Cooker (VIDEO)
If you don't own a smoker or it's cold outside you can cook the ribs in as little as 4 hours using the high setting on your crock-pot. Serve with mashed cauliflower "potatoes" with roasted garlic.
Freezer Meal Ideas: Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken
Pineapple Chicken is always a crowd pleaser at my house. My boys love it served over rice with steamed veggies on the side.
Chicken Pot Pie Lasagna Soup Recipe
This is an easy one-pot soup recipe your entire family will love! It’s the perfect mix of garbanzo beans, pasta and chicken.
Slow Cooker Greek Chicken
Mouthwateringly good, this recipe is a big-time crowd pleaser with all the greek elements you'll love.
Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Tacos
Chicken Enchiladas are normally a lot of work but make this easy crockpot recipe and serve them in a taco and you have a new favorite!
Slow Cooker Lentil Sweet Potato Chili
Try this easy, delicious, and nutritious hearty vegan comfort meal for the best way to warm up on a cold day.
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.
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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.
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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
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