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20 Slow Cooker Dinners (For Stress-Free Weeknights)

Make weeknight cooking stress-free with these easy slow cooker dinners.

From a delicious bowl of lasagna soup to tender crack chicken and flavorful Korean beef, the slow cooker does all the hard work for you.

If you’re tired of spending hours in the kitchen or ordering takeout on busy weeknights, these slow cooker dinner recipes are a hassle-free solution.

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan

A plate of slow cooker chicken parmesan on a counter.
Photo Credit: I Heart Eating
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes

Best Recipe Review: “It was a hit! Since I have fresh basil in the garden I used fresh, but everything else I followed exactly. It was easy, easy, easy which is the way I like to cook.” —Elise

Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan

Crockpot Cube Steak

A plate with crockpot cube steak with mashed potatoes and green beans on a table.
Photo Credit: Busy Day Dinners
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

Cube steak in creamy brown gravy slowly cooks to tender perfection, creating the ultimate comfort meal.

Get the Recipe: Crockpot Cube Steak

Tuscan Chicken Tortellini

A slow cooker with ingredients with beef, noodles, and mushrooms on a counter with a napkin.
Photo Credit: Cinnamon and Sage Co
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

This easy weeknight dinner is an explosion of Tuscan flavors that’ll become a new family favorite.

Get the Recipe: Tuscan Chicken Tortellini

Slow Cooker Korean Beef

A plate with slow cooker Korean beef, rice, and broccoli with a fork on it.
Photo Credit: I Heart Eating
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 hours 40 minutes

Best Recipe Review: “Love this recipe! I am making it for the third time tonight. Delicious over rice or on tacos with some cabbage slaw! Also great as a stand alone with a fried egg!” —Ian

Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Korean Beef

Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

A slow cooker with butter chicken with. spoon in it on a table.
Photo Credit: Princess Pinky Girl
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

Best Recipe Review: “This is the best homemade butter chicken recipe I have come across! Tastes just like the restaurant, and the crockpot is so convenient!” —Megan

Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Beef and Noodles with Mushrooms

Three bowls of slow cooker beef and noodles with mushrooms on a table with spoons in them.
Photo Credit: xoxoBella
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

Best Recipe Review: “Made this tonight for dinner and was a hit. Followed the recipe exactly and will definitely make again.” —Jo

Get the Recipe: Beef and Noodles with Mushrooms

Slow Cooker Italian Wedding Soup

A bowl of Italian wedding soup on a wooden board on a napkin.
Photo Credit: Noshing with the Nolands
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 hours 25 minutes

This classic Italian wedding soup recipe is made with homemade meatballs and veggies in chicken broth.

Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Italian Wedding Soup

Thai Peanut Chicken

A plate of peanut chicken on a table with a napkin.
Photo Credit: Haute and Healthy Living
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes

Best Recipe Review: “Love this recipe! We make a double batch and freeze half (uncooked) to make later.” —Lory

Get the Recipe: Thai Peanut Chicken

Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup

A bowl of lasagna soup with a napkin on a marble counter.
Photo Credit: I Heart Eating
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 hours 18 minutes

This soup has all the lasagna flavor without the prep time involved in making traditional lasagna.

Plus, it uses many pantry staples, which will save you money.

Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup

BBQ Chicken Pineapple Quesadillas

Portions of BBQ chicken pineapple quesadillas on a plate.
Photo Credit: The Creative Bite
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Best Recipe Review: “OMG these were wonderful! I usually love anything with pineapple in it, but these were so easy to make, too!” —Lilly

Get the Recipe: BBQ Chicken Pineapple Quesadillas

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta

A crock pot of garlic parmesan chicken pasta on a table.
Photo Credit: Crock Pots and Flip Flops
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

Best Recipe Review: “This is a fantastic recipe. I have made this on multiple occasions for our church fellowship meal and I constantly get rave reviews.” —JP

Get the Recipe: Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta

Slow Cooker Swiss Steak

A slow cooker of Swiss steak with tongs in it on a table.
Photo Credit: The Magical Slow Cooker
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 hours 25 minutes

Best Recipe Review: “We made this tonight and it was absolutely delicious! It reminds me of my mom’s.” —Jan

Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Swiss Steak

Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken

A plate with chicken, peas, and mashed potatoes with gravy beside two forks and a napkin.
Photo Credit: Amanda’s Cookin’
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 14 hours 15 minutes

Best Recipe Review: “This was very, very good! Definitely a keeper!” —Liz

Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken

Pork Tenderloin Carnitas

Two pork tenderloin carnitas on a black plate on a napkin.
Photo Credit: Feasting Not Fasting
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

Best Recipe Review: “This was delicious! Everyone loved it! I didn’t have as much time so I cooked it on high for two hours and it turned out great! We ate it with rice, black beans, and salsa: Chipotle style” —Natalie

Get the Recipe: Pork Tenderloin Carnitas

Rosemary Lemon Chicken Thighs

A plate of rosemary lemon chicken thighs, vegetables, and lemon slices on a plate on a table.
Photo Credit: Mommy Evolution
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes

This no-fuss chicken dinner contains lemon, rosemary, potatoes, veggies, and more.

Get the Recipe: Rosemary Lemon Chicken Thighs

Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken

A hamburger bun filled with pulled BBQ chicken on a table / A slow cooker with pulled BBQ chicken with tongs in front of it.
Photo Credit: Princess Pinky Girl
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 hours 10 minutes

Best Recipe Review: “This was really good and had lot of flavor. Everyone loved it.” —Heather

Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken

Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken

A serving bowl of Mississippi chicken.
Photo Credit: The Magical Slow Cooker
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes

Best Recipe Review: “This was so so good and so easy! Literally a ‘dump and go’ recipe. The chicken just falls apart it is so tender and so tangy!” —Hayley

Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken

Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

A bowl of Greek lemon chicken soup with a spoon on a table.
Photo Credit: xoxoBella
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Best Recipe Review: “I have made this a few times now. It’s a favorite crockpot chicken soup!” —Tammy

Get the Recipe: Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

Slow Cooker Enchilada Casserole

A slow cooker with enchilada casserole on a wooden board.
Photo Credit: The Slow Roasted Italian
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

Best Recipe Review: “So delicious! So simple! We loved it. The right amount of spice and heat.” —Kimberly

Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Enchilada Casserole

Teriyaki Chicken Crockpot Recipe

Left teriyaki chicken and rice in a bowl, right teriyaki chicken in a white crockpot with tongs stirring it.
Photo Credit: Dinner At The Zoo
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

Best Recipe Review:

“I’ve made this a few times for my family and also when we’ve had company. We all LOVE it! It’s been a great hit…” —Emma

Get the Recipe: Teriyaki Chicken

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