I believe that the slow cooker can be every mother’s best friend. What could be easier than throwing in a few ingredients, plugging it in, and then going about your day, without the worries of needing to figure out what everyone is going to eat for dinner?
A few years ago I discovered the beauty of slow cooking for breakfast and lunches as well as dinners. Setting a slow cooker to cook overnight and waking up to breakfast is a glorious thing on busy weekday mornings and having meat, soup, or a filling that’s been cooked and ready to go into a sandwich or thermos takes the “what’s for lunch?” out of the busy morning equation.
With this in mind, I’ve rounded up some of the best slow cooker recipes to boost your menu ideas and to be a resource for our M Challenge focus on meal planning. Plug these recipes into your menu planner and you will be able to take advantage of the cooker’s “set it & forget it” function and help make your meals go smoother. Some of these are Mom Advice recipes that weren’t featured in our 21 Easy Slow Cooker Meals and the rest are from around the web that I chose to show the variety of foods that can be cooked in your slow cooker. I hope you enjoy them and that they make your meal planning a breeze!
Slow Cooker Creamy Coconut Oatmeal
Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole @ Spend With Pennies
Crock Pot Cinnamon Roll Casserole @ Recipes That Crock
Slow Cooker Nutella French Toast with Carmelized Bananas @ I Can Cook That
Slow cooker Egg, Spinach & Ham Breakfast Casserole @ 365 Days of Crock Pot
Slow Cooker Breakfast Quinoa @ My Whole Food Life
Slow Cooker Black Bread @ Kleinworth Co.
Slow Cooker Bread Pudding @ Nourishing Joy
Slow Cooker Mexican Black Beans
Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches @ The Recipe Critic
Lentil Sweet Potato Chili @ Delightful Adventures
Sausage-Bean Soup with Spinach & Tomatoes @ An Oregon Cottage
Slow Cooker Chicken Philly Sandwhiches @ Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
Skinny Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken @ Skinny Mom
Garbanzo Bean-Veggie Pitas with Creamy Avocado Dressing @ BHG
Slow Cooker Carnitas
Slow Cooker Meatloaf @ The Magical Slow Cooker
Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken & Veggies @ Damn Delicious
Slow Cooker Beef and Cheese Pasta @ The Cooking Jar
Slow Cooker Dinner Rolls @ Growing Up Gabel
Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas @ Cooking Classy
Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken & Rice @ The Southern Plate
Slow cooker BBQ Ribs @ Number 2 Pencil
Slow Cooker Macaroni & Cheese @ The Food Network
Crockpot Sweet & Sour Chicken @ The Frugal Girls