25 Amazing Real Food Slow Cooker Recipes…plus BIG, HUGE news!

Comforting crock pot classics, flavorful tacos, hearty sandwiches, and cozy soups, stews, and chilis make up this list of popular real food slow cooker recipes! Happy October, friends! I decided to treat you to two posts for the price of one today…a round-up of my favorite crock pot recipes — just in time for the commencement of fall slow cooker season (yay!) — and the biggest blog-related announcement I’ve made in…ever. Soooo. Which shall it be first? 😉 Okay, we’re {Read More}

Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs

Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs are sticky, smoky, and fall-apart delicious…and nobody will ever believe that they came out of the crock pot!

Slow Cooker Thai Chicken with Peanut Sauce

Slow Cooker Thai Chicken with Peanut Sauce features tender chicken stewed in a flavor-infused coconut milk/peanut sauce, served over rice or rice noodles, and garnished with chopped peanuts and cilantro!

The Best Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

This wholesome, easy-to-make Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup is extra flavorful thanks to a few secret ingredients…and it’s the perfect get-well-soon recipe for making it through cold and flu season!

Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa

Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa is flavored with smoked chipotles in adobo, fresh garlic and cilantro, and Mexican spices, resulting in a tender, juicy filling for tacos, burritos, and quesadillas, or a tasty topping for salads and rice bowls!

Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup is a smooth and creamy crock pot soup garnished with a variety of tasty toppings, from sour cream and shredded cheese to crispy bacon and green onions.

Slow Cooker Creamy Black Bean & Chicken Soup

Slow Cooker Creamy Black Bean and Chicken Soup is a hearty, healthy, effortless crock pot dinner for those cold winter nights! We interrupt this month of holiday recipes to bring you a cozy, slow cooker soup that can be enjoyed all winter long! It’s probably no secret by now that I love cooking with beans. From side dishes to soups to crock pot suppers, beans are nourishing, filling, and inexpensive. It’s easy to infuse them with other flavors and they {Read More}

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup is brimming with chicken, beans, & corn and topped with crushed tortilla chips, sour cream, and grated cheddar, making it a warm, hearty, effortless crock pot meal that’s perfect for a chilly day!

Slow Cooker Charro Beans

Slow Cooker Charro Beans — flavored with bacon, garlic, tomatoes, green chiles, jalapeños, cilantro, and spices — are the perfect pinto beans to accompany your favorite Mexican entrees!

Slow Cooker Pineapple Pulled Pork with Pineapple BBQ Sauce

Succulent pork and juicy pineapple are slow cooked in the crock pot with a flavorful, homemade Pineapple BBQ Sauce, resulting in sweet and savory pulled pork for sandwiches, tacos, quesadillas, nachos, pizza, and more!

Slow Cooker Chicken Sloppy Joes

Juicy shredded chicken meets a quick, homemade sloppy joe sauce in these messy, effortless Slow Cooker Chicken Sloppy Joe sandwiches that are sure to please the entire family!

Slow Cooker Carnitas Tacos ~ Mexican Pulled Pork

Slow cooked pork is braised in an aromatic broth, cubed, and finished off under the broiler, resulting in succulent, caramelized carnitas that are delicious in tacos or as a filling for burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, and more!

Slow Cooker Asian Beef Short Ribs

This savory crock pot meal comes together in minutes and features tender, fall-off-the-bone beef short ribs in a flavorful cooking liquid of soy sauce, beef broth, garlic, fresh ginger, and sesame oil.

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Ham ~ Easter Dinner from the Crock Pot!

Leave your holiday cooking to the crock pot with this quick & easy, sweet & savory Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Ham! Pineapple juice and a brown sugar rub featuring Dijon, balsamic vinegar, and honey melt into an amazing glaze.

Slow Cooker Chicken & Black Bean Tacos

Tasty chicken soft tacos — stuffed with tender shredded chicken, black beans, corn, and your favorite toppings — make for an effortless taco night since the slow cooker does all of the work!

Slow Cooker Corn & Potato Chowder with Ham

Let your slow cooker do the work for you with this creamy, comforting chowder, loaded with sweet corn, hearty potatoes, and flavorful ham.

Slow Cooker Balsamic & Herb Beef Stew with Cornbread Waffles

Flavorful beef stew, loaded with vegetables, seasoned with herbs and balsamic vinegar, and served over cornbread waffles, makes for a fun and effortless slow cooker meal!

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff ~ No ‘Cream of X’ Soup!

Tender chunks of beef and hearty mushrooms are complemented by a parsley-flecked sour cream sauce in this easy, comforting slow cooker meal.

Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Sliders with Creamy Broccoli Slaw {PLUS} Super Bowl Drink Tags Printable

Slow cooker pulled pork is simmered in root beer and coated in a flavorful homemade barbecue sauce. It’s especially tasty piled on sweet slider buns and topped with crunchy, creamy broccoli slaw.

Slow Cooker German Lentil Soup with Sausage

Lentils, sausage, carrots, and a flavorful broth simmer the day away in this hearty, comforting, slow cooker soup.

Slow Cooker Chicken & White Bean Chili

After bubbling away in the crock pot all day, warm, comforting white chili — studded with juicy chicken, tender white beans, and tangy green chiles — is topped with your favorite garnishes: fresh cilantro, crunchy tortilla chips, gooey cheese, creamy avocado, zesty salsa…the possibilities are endless!

Slow Cooker Meatball Sub Sandwiches

Meatballs and pasta sauce cook up in the crock pot and are paired with gooey mozzarella cheese on toasty rolls in this recipe for effortless meatball subs.

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

Your crock pot does all the work for this warm and comforting soup, made hearty (but not heavy) by the addition of diced ham, potatoes, and carrots.

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich Au Jus

This succulent beef if slow cooked in a flavorful broth and served on toasty rolls with melted cheese and extra broth for dipping.

Slow Cooker Ranch Beans

These chuck wagon-style beans are simple enough to complement everything from barbecue to Mexican food, but they are equally delicious served on their own in a big bowl alongside a hunk of corn bread.

Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Pork Loin

This tender pork loin is glazed in a sweet and tangy sauce featuring honey, balsamic vinegar, and soy sauce. Delicious and effortless, you’ll never believe it came out of the slow cooker!