How many times have you heard that eating at home is healthier than eating out? It’s a nice concept but it can be a struggle to eat at home on a busy day. But what if you had a delicious meal waiting for you when you walked in the door? Would that change things? What if that meal took minimal prep work and cooked itself? That’s where the slow cooker and easy to make meals comes in! I love our slow cooker for busy days and that’s why I’m bringing you ten easy recipes you can use in your slow cooker on busy days.

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First, I want to start by saying that if you don’t have a crockpot with a timer, then you’re going to want one! I used to avoid slow cooker meals on my busy days because I was typically gone longer than the recipes needed. Once I bought a crockpot with a timer, it made all of the difference. All I have to do is put in the food, set the temperature and time, and return home to a delicious meal. My slow cooker automatically switches over to warm when the timer ends. It’s absolutely perfect!

Enough about the love I have for our crockpot though – I know you’re here for the recipes. Before we dive into them, I wanted to share what I look for in easy recipes. First, the ingredients should be thrown in without any precooking. Second, the prep work (cutting, dicing, etc) should be minimal to save time. And third, I aim for a minimal amount of ingredients. Essentially, I look for simple recipes with minimal prep work.

Crockpot Chicken Tacos from The Coastie Couple

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken and Baked Potatoes from The Coastie Couple

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas from Cooking Classy

Crockpot Stuffed Peppers from Humorous Homemaking(vegetarian)

Crockpot Sausage, Green Beans, and Potatoes from Recipes that Crock

Crockpot Beef Stew from Life in the Lofthouse

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Potatoes from The Recipe Critic

Slow Cooker Beef and Brocolli from Cake Whiz

Slow Cooker Shredded Italian Beef from The Chunky Chef

Slow Cooker Meatloaf Recipe from Cincy Shopper

If you try out any of the recipes, I’d love to hear your thoughts! They are all very simple and would make great dinners to come home to on a busy day.

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Do you have a favorite recipe that should be on this list? Share it in the comments below! I love finding new recipes.