Best back-to-school & fall crockpot meals

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And so it begins.

I was doing my calendaring for the week, and realized that our summer is quickly coming to a close, and that the craziness and busy-ness of school and fall are upon us. Even though we have a few weeks before school starts,  I have several kids playing soccer, and the season is in full swing starting this week.  It means 4-5 times a week of being out of the house in the evening, and limited time to make and serve dinner.  I know I will need to rely on my crockpot a lot, so I can serve yummy, healthy dinners to my family without spending a lot of time in the kitchen.

I gathered some of the most mouthwatering, family-friendly (or anyone friendly) slow cooker recipes I could find, and you can bet they will be on my menu starting…now!  Everything from fajitas to one-pot chicken dinners is on this list, and I hope they’ll help you with your busy schedules too!

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When I do roundups, I rarely do more than 20 items–usually around 10 to 15–and that’s based on my own personal preference. I’m too impatient to look at posts with more than that, so that’s what I do. :)  If I try 1-2 recipes a week, these will last me two months!

I also thought I would share my favorite crockpot –the kind I’ve had for a long time and love!! It’s programmable, which is huge for me, and it is a great size.  I love love it!

Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos, Le Creme De La Crumb

Okay, anything with cream cheese is worth trying. :)

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 Best Crockpot BBQ Chicken, Family Fresh Meals

My kids LOVE BBQ chicken, and I’m always on the lookout for a really yummy and easy crockpot recipe that I can just throw in in the morning.  This will be one of the first we try!

Creamy Crockpot Mexican Chicken, Thrifty Frugal Mom

Anything Mexican is my favorite, and the creaminess will take some of the heat away for the kids.  Looks amazing!


Honey Garlic Chicken & Veggies, Damn Delicious

This picture makes my mouth water!  This looks like such a yummy way to serve vegetables!


Slow Cooker Lasagna, Betty Crocker

Okay, I admit it. I never make lasagna, because it takes SO long.  This though, I think I can do–you don’t even have to cook the noodles first!

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken, Gimme Some Oven

I love teriyaki, but my husband really isn’t a fan. I’m trying to find a recipe that he’ll like to, and this one looks like a really good prospect!


Slow Cooker Meatloaf, Number 2 Pencil

Meatloaf is a family favorite, but it’s usually a “Sunday dinner”, when I have more time to make it.  I’m excited to think about making it mid-week!


Cheesy Crockpot Tortellini, Belle of the Kitchen

Cheese. Tortellini.  Can’t see anything wrong with that picture!

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Skinny Italian Stuffed Peppers, The Skinny Fork

I adore stuffed peppers, but I haven’t made them for my family before!  I usually do a shortcut version, but if I can make them in the crockpot, I’m definitely going to try them!

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Seasoned Chicken, Potatoes & Green Beans, The Magical Slow Cooker

I am a HUGE fan of one-pot meals.  I just love being able to put everything in one dish–it’s easy to make, and easy to serve, and so much less time in the kitchen!

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Baked Ziti with Italian Sausage, Bakerette

Pasta, cheese, sausage–my kids are going to love it! (And so am I!)

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Slow Cooker Beef and Cheese Pasta, The Cooking Jar 

This looks AMAZING.

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Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup, Cooking Classy

I had to add at least one soup in this roundup!  It’s still too hot for soup right now, but I know it’s not going to be too long before I’m adding it to my menu.  I love love crockpot soups!

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Not Chicken Pot Pie (Slow Cooker), The Monthly Lineup

Can I tell you how much my hubby loves Chicken Pot Pie?  And really, my whole family?  This is at the very top of my must-try list!

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 Mississippi Roast, Table for Two

You can’t beat a really good roast, and this one looks seriously good.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas, Cooking Classy


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Happy fall, and happy back-to-school!

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  1. Thanks for this!!!! I’m a huge fan of my crockpot and it is one kitchen essential I MUST have. I’m a stay at home mom and only have 2 kids, but with everything else going on it is a huge time saver to have a hot, tummy-filling supper all ready to go. I’m a regular reader of your blog and love all your crafts, DIY and recipes. I have a lot of the same tastes (I love Farmhouse/country decor) and your is a ready source of ideas and new recipes to try. Looking forward to see what you do with your new house.

    1. You are so welcome! I’m definitely with you–a crockpot is a lifesaver! I don’t think I could do without it either. :) Thank you so much for the kind words, and for reading–I so appreciate it! xoxo

  2. When i retired i thought i would have alot of time to cook, but now i don’t know where the day goes! These recipes will help me get back to using my crock pot. Thank You Kierste !

    1. You are so welcome! And no matter how many different phases of life we go through, it seems like it never slows down!!! Thank goodness for the crockpot! :) xoxo

  3. These look delicious! I was crazy busy and skipped dinner. Now my stomach is growling because I’m checking out all of these yummy recipes! I’ll definitely have to put some in the rotation. Thanks for your work! :)

    1. I’ve totally done that, Theresa! It’s even worse when you go to the grocery store while starving! :) And you are very welcome. xoxo

    1. Thanks, Sandra! And I will forever be grateful to the person that invented slow cookers. :)

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