We’re all very busy people and I think we can agree that coming back from work to an already prepared meal is great. That’s why I love my slow cooker.

Since I often come back from work hungry, I just love to step into the house to find dinner waiting for me in the slow cooker. Since I’m often in a hurry in the morning, I prepare all the ingredients for the recipe the day before and place the slow cooker on the counter, ready to be used. This way, in the morning, the only things left to do is to put everything in and press start. Eight hours later, dinner is magically ready.

Here are a few ideas for simple and delicious slow cooker recipes that are perfect for weeknights (and they aren’t all stews).

1. Teriyaki pineapple meatballs

Asian inspired slow cooker teriyaki meatballs with pineapple are super easy, low carb and can be made in your crockpot. Juicy, succulent, these teriyaki pineapple meatballs can also be baked in the oven.
Teriyaki Meatballs Pineapple Recipe from My Food Story

2. African-inspired peanut stew

Find the recipe here:

3. Roast Beef Sandwiches

Slow-Cooker Roast Beef Sandwiches Recipe
Slow Cooker Roast Beef Sandwiches from Country Living

4. General Tso’s Chicken

Slow Cooker General Tso's Chicken
General Tso’s Chicken from The Recipe Critic

5. Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese made in the slow cooker is extra rich and luscious with beef so tender it melts in your mouth!
Spaghetti Bolognese from Spend with Pennies

6. Chicken Coconut Curry

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry that is made with coconut milk and sweet potatoes!! It is naturally gluten free and makes a delicious lunch or dinner when served with rice.
Chicken Coconut Curry from Evolving Table

7. Asian-inspired cashew chicken

Cashew Chicken from the Recipe Critic

8. Chipotle Lentil Soup

Slow Cooker Chipotle Lentil Soup is a warm and comforting hearty soup that’s perfect for chilly Fall days! The chipotle peppers give it a bit of heat and a great smoky flavor. |
Chipotle Lentil Soup from Platting and Pairings

9. Herbed chicken with beets and brussel sprouts

herbed chicken with beets and brussels
Herbed Chicken with Beets and Brussels from Country Living

10. Slow cooked Korean beef


Slow Cooker Korean Beef
Korean Beef from Chef Savvy

11. Butter chicken sliders

Chicken Sliders with an Indian Twist from the Food Network

12. Parmesan honey pork roast

Slow Cooker Parmesan Honey Pork Roast
Parmesan Honey Pork Roast from Your Home Based Mom

13. Sweet potato lentil chili

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Lentil Chili
Sweet Potato Lentil Chili from the Girl on Bloor

14. Honey garlic chicken

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken
Honey Garlic Chicken from Chef Savyy

15. Okay, this isn’t a complete meal. But did you know you could make bread in a slow cooker? I’m excited!

(No-Rise) Slow Cooker Basil Pesto Bread - This no-rise, no-fuss, SUPER DELICIOUS slow cooker bread is packed with basil pesto and it's probably one of the most flavorful bread recipes you will ever make! 
Basil Pesto Bread from Diet Hood

16. Simple barbecue ribs

Slow Cooker Barbecue Spare Ribs |
Barbecue Spare Ribs from Cafe Delites

17. Honey BBQ beef brisket

Slow Cooker Honey BBQ Beef Brisket |
Honey BBQ Beef Brisket from le Creme de la Crumb

18. Split pea soup

Slow-Cooker Split Pea Soup
Split Pea Soup from the Food Network

19. Turkey tacos

The easiest slow cooker turkey tacos on the planet. Made with a DIY homemade taco seasoning. My go-to weeknight taco recipe!
Turkey Tacos from Ambitious Kitchen

20. Mongolian Chicken

Slow Cooker Mongolian Chicken is a set it and forget it five ingredient recipe that is sweet, spicy, and full of garlic and ginger flavors!
Mongolian Chicken from Dinner then Dessert

I hope you found recipes you liked. I can’t wait to try them all.

Have a great day!

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My name is Isabelle (Zaza for the few people who knew me way back then). I am writing to you from my pink office in Montréal, Québec. As a French literature graduate, I soon realized that teaching was not for me and I am now working in an office. I love mountains, trees, soup, and books. In recent years, my passion for food grew bigger and bigger. As a result, I am now going out of my comfort zone in the kitchen and trying to be more adventurous. I invite you to follow me on my journey to learn new techniques, conquer desserts and find exquisite recipes. Along the way, I plan to share what excites me, may it be a newly discovered restaurant, book, artist or Etsy find.


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