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14 Weekday Crock Pot Recipes

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School is back in session! We have been back in school for a little under 2 months and it’s always an adjustment period to get back in the swing of things.

I always forget how lazy we get during the summer–ha! Getting dinner on the table every night during the school year can be a little hectic and one weapon that every busy parent should have in their arsenal is a great crock pot. Crock pot meals are easy, cost effective, and delicious.

Today I want to share with you some of my favorite School Day Crock Pot Recipes like Crock Pot Chili, Stuffed Bell Peppers, General Tso’s Chicken, Beef Stew, Chicken Caesar Wraps, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Cheesy Ravioli, Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, and Chicken Taquitos.

So… are you hungry yet?

Easy Weeknight Crockpot meals


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School Day Crockpot Stuffed Peppers

1. Crock Pot Stuffed Bell Peppers

From No. 2 Pencil via Life in the Lofthouse

These stuffed peppers are melt in your mouth good. They are stuffed with all kinds of delicious ingredients including seasoned beef, spicy Mexican rice, enchilada sauce, and plenty of cheese. They are certainly amazing as is, but you could also easily customize them by using chicken instead of beef or switching up some of the veggies used. The best part about these stuffed peppers is that they are made right in the crock pot.

Taco Joes Slow Cooker School day meal

2. Crock Pot Taco Joes

From The Country Cook

Crock Pot Taco Joes are made with an amazing filling cooked right in the crock pot that combines the savory flavors of taco seasoned ground beef, refried beans, salsa, and enchilada sauce. It tastes amazing stuffed in tacos or burritos, but also is a delicious topping for taco salads! I love that this makes a generous amount, so you can save leftovers in the freezer. Top with favorites like shredded cheese, lettuce, and sour cream.

Crock Pot Chicken Caesar Wraps

3. Crock Pot Chicken Caesar Wraps

From Life in the Lofthouse

Chicken Caesar Salad is a simple favorite filled with really outstanding flavor. Turn it into a tasty wrap or sandwich with this easy crock pot recipe. The chicken is cooked all day in the crock pot until super tender, and then mixed with your favorite Caesar dressing at the last minute. All you need for this heavenly wrap is large flour tortillas, fresh lettuce, shredded parmesan cheese, and the Caesar chicken.

Cheesy Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes School Day Meal
4. Easy Cheesy Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

From Family Fresh Meals

Those little packets of instant potatoes are so tempting to use when you are in a rush at dinner time. But let’s all admit it, those funky potato flakes never taste as good as the real deal. With just a little planning and your trusty crock pot you can serve up a big and beautiful pot of these easy cheesy crock pot mashed potatoes! They are perfectly creamy, loaded with shredded cheddar cheese, and then topped with favorite toppings like crispy bacon and green onion.

Crock Pot Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

5. Crock Pot Turkey Chili

From iFoodReal

This hearty and healthy chili is made with a super-secret ingredient that will knock your socks off. It is chock full of lean ground turkey, hearty kidney beans, sautéed vegetables, and a tasty mix of chili seasonings. It is also a great recipe to get your kids in the kitchen. Any kid would love mixing, stirring, and cracking fresh pepper. Because it is made right in your crock pot, this chili is also perfect for busy nights when your family is on the go.

General Tsos Crock Pot chicken

6. Crock Pot General Tso’s Chicken

From Creme de la Crumb

With just fifteen minutes of prep time, this crock pot recipe for General Tso’s chicken may be the easiest and flavorful chicken we have ever tried. Toss all of the ingredients into your slow cooker a few hours before dinner time and then leave alone to cook. You will have dinner on the table for the whole family in no time. Plus, this homemade General Tso’s Chicken is way better than any takeout you will try!

Cheesy Raviloi Crock Pot Slow Cooker Meal

7. Crock Pot Cheesy Ravioli

From Life in the Lofthouse

Pasta is definitely a go-to dinner in our house. It is quick to make at the end of a long day and everyone loves it, especially the kids! Make pasta a little fancier and a lot faster with this easy recipe for Crock Pot Cheesy Ravioli. This family friendly meal can be made with any kind of ravioli so you can mix it up with cheese stuffed or meat stuffed varieties. Cheesy Ravioli is definitely comfort food at its finest.

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken

8. Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Chicken

From Simple Green Moms

Cure your takeout dinner addiction with this slow cooker sweet and sour chicken! Easy to make, much healthier than most takeout options, and way tastier than a restaurant, this recipe is to die for. The simple, flavorful sweet and sour sauce only calls for six ingredients that create the perfect blend of flavors. Toss the sauce into your crock pot with some sautéed chicken and give it some time to let the sauce really soak in. Serve on sticky rice for an easy, peasy dinner.

Balsamic Roast Beef Crock Pot Slow Cooker Meal

9. Crock Pot Balsamic Roast Beef

From Primally Inspired

You are going to want to add this Balsamic Roast Beef and Gravy recipe to your family’s weekly menu plan. It is guaranteed to get rave reviews whenever you serve it and guests will never guess how little effort it took to make! The roast beef itself is fall apart tender and extremely flavorful, pairing perfectly with some baked potatoes and sautéed greens. A splash of balsamic vinegar brings a nice added depth of flavor to the dish.

Cream Cheese Taquitos Slow Cooker Crock Pot School Day meal

10. Crock Pot Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos

From This Grandma is Fun

Walking in the door after a long day to the smell of this flavorful creamy chicken filling is heavenly. Right away, your kids are going to ask you what’s for dinner! Crispy flour tortillas are stuffed with tender seasoned chicken breast cooked in the slow cooker, loads of Mexican blend cheese, and other favorite toppings like salsa and sour cream. It is a recipe that will please absolutely everyone at the dinner table.

Crock Pot Chicken Chili School Day Meal

11. Crock Pot Chicken Chili

From If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen

When the weather gets chilly in the fall and winter months, we all crave a warm and comforting dish filled with hearty ingredients. This Slow Cooker Chicken Chili is just the ticket. Not only is it low calorie and low fat, but it is loaded with fiber and protein to keep you full. A delicious and easy to make homemade taco seasoning gives this chili the perfect kick of flavor and a comforting, spiced smell.

Crock Pot White Chicken Chili School day meal

12. Crock Pot White Chicken Chili

From Lovely Little Kitchen

Whether you are looking for a no-stress meal for camping or a comforting dinner in the winter months, this Creamy Crockpot White Chicken Chili has to be the perfect family meal. The super simple recipe starts with a creamy white sauce base seasoned with favorite taco spices and then gets filled with hearty beans and flavorful green chiles. Go crazy with the toppings if you can with tasty additions like Fritos, avocado, and shredded cheese!

Crock Pot Beef Stew Meal Ideas

13. Easy Crock Pot Beef Stew

From Paleo Hacks

Nothing says comfort food quite like a classic beef stew. Take it up a notch with this fantastic and incredibly easy recipe for Crockpot Paleo Beef Stew! It’s rich, hearty, and perfect for a one-pot dinner with lots of leftovers. With fresh stew meat and lots of chopped fresh veggies, this filling stew will warm you right up from the inside out. Wine or dark beer is the perfect addition for adding ultimate flavor dimension.

Chicken Cacciatore Crock Pot meal

14. Cheesy Crock Pot Chicken Caccaiatore

From The Comfort of Cooking

Ooey gooey and totally scrumptious, this Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore is packed with flavorful veggies and the most tender, juicy chicken you will ever try. This meal is truly mouth watering served over a warm bed of pasta, egg noodles, or steamed rice. The mozzarella is totally optional, of course, but if you love cheese nearly as much as we do, it goes without saying that this dish is for you!

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Toni Thomason

Toni is a stay-at-home mom whose life completely revolves around 2 crazy little boys. When she's not defending herself in a light saber battle or saving the day with her little superheroes, she loves crafting and designing things for her house. She loves animals, shopping, traveling and just snuggling on the couch with her family while watching a movie or reading a good book. Catch more of her crazy, hectic life at creativedesignsbytoni.com.

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