Try These Slow Cooker Meals for Easy Weeknight Meals

Posted: August 11, 2021 1:52 pm

If you have a busy scheduled during the week, it can be a challenge to get a a healthy dinner on the table each night. Luckily, there are several delicious means you can make in the slow cooker that feature flavors and ingredients your family will love. Many of these dishes are packed with nutrition as well. Here are some tasty slow cooker meal ideas you can try this week.

Slow Cooker Classic Tomato Soup

Tomato soup is tasty and easy to make. It’s the perfect dish for a busy weeknight since you can prepare it in a matter of minutes and allow all the ingredients to simmer in the slow cooker. You can pair the soup with grilled cheese sandwiches and side salad for a complete meal that is a sophisticated take on a childhood classic.

Slow Cooker Taco Chili

If your family loves chili and taco night, you can combine the two and make this hearty chili that features Tex-Mex flavors. You can make the entire meal in the slow cooker and you can even add some veggies like spinach and butternut squash to make this easy dinner more nutritious.

Crock Pot Vegetable Soup

Few things are more satisfying than a steaming bowl of vegetable soup at the end of a long day. This soup is ideal for fall and winter, but you can enjoy it any time of year. Add all your family’s favorite veggies and serve with French bread for a filling entree that’s perfect for Meat Free Monday.

Crock Pot Pizza Casserole

If your family loves pizza, try combining all the flavors of a pizza in the crockpot for a delicious casserole. Unlike the pizza you order from your favorite takeout spot, you can control the sodium and preservatives in this satisfying meal that your family will request again and again.

Crock Pot Chicken Alfredo

Does your family order chicken Alfredo every time you go out for Italian food? If so, you can make a slow cooker version of this popular pasta dish. The crockpot makes the Alfredo sauce extra creamy, and you can add spinach or broccoli to the dish for a well-rounded one-pot dinner.

Crock Pot Mac and Cheese

Macaroni and cheese is sure to get everyone to the dinner table quickly. If you don’t have the time to make the baked version of these delicious pasta dish, you can prepare this family favorite in the crockpot. Cooking the macaroni and cheese low and slow will soften the noodles and create a creamy, cheesy sauce that goes great with vegetables and the protein of your choice.

Slow Cooker French Dip

If your family loves having sandwiches for dinner, try this French dip sandwich prepared in the slow cooker. This fancy sandwich is flavorful and filling, and you can serve the beef and delicious broth on French rolls for a gourmet weeknight meal that doesn’t require you to spend hours in the kitchen.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Make Taco Tuesday extra special this week by preparing chicken in the slow cooker to make tasty tacos. While the chicken is cooking, assemble all your favorite taco fixings for a simple and satisfying meal. Set up a taco bar so every member of your family can top their tacos with the ingredients of their choice. You can also use this tasty shredded chicken for burritos or taco salads.

Slow Cooker Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

This tasty chicken dinner offers flavors from your favorite Asian takeout with less sodium. The chicken is flavored with the savory and tangy flavors of teriyaki sauce and pineapple, and you can easily add steamed broccoli and white or brown rice for a satisfying dinner that is perfect for a hectic weeknight.

Slow Cooker Potato Leek Soup

This filling potato soup is a simple dinner that is packed with flavor and nutrition. You can serve the soup with sour cream, shredded cheese, and chives for even more flavor, and enjoy with a colorful salad and grilled fish or chicken for a meal that will likely become a weeknight go-to.

Slow Cooker Chicken Park Meatballs

These delicious meatballs can cook all day so you can run errands, go to work, or even work from home without having to spend all your time in the kitchen. The meatballs taste great as a main dish, but you can add them to your favorite creamy pasta or serve them on a bed of rice for a protein-packed meal your family will love.

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