Favorite Crockpot Recipes: 2020

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I am a big fan of my crockpot - I feel like it makes life so much easier.  Even if the full meal isn't made in the crockpot, at least a portion of it is, which again, makes life so much easier!  I have a good amount of go-to crockpot recipes, and I feel like I add at least one or two more each year...hence the reason it feels like I do this post each year!


If you are in the market for a good crockpot, I upgraded mine this year.  I was having issues with my old one running extremely hot, and this KitchenAid one was said to be the most consistent heat-wise, exactly what I was looking for.  Plus, the price was right, coming in about mid-range (found the best price at Bed, Bath & Beyond), and more so with the 20% coupon that always seems to be available there.


Here are my favorites:

Beef & Noodles.  This one comes from my childhood, and is probably the first crockpot recipe I ever made!  My mom got me and my brother these little crockpots when we were in college (he may have been just graduated) and at the time, I think this was the one thing I knew to make in it.  That crockpot has been a work horse over the years...I still pull it out when I don't need my big one!  But back to the recipe - this is so darn easy, you only need a handful of ingredients and it is absolutely perfect for a chilly evening.  To be honest, I eat it year round...sometimes you need a little comfort food even in the heat of summer.


Crockpot Shredded Chicken.  If you have any recipe that needs shredded chicken, this is a great way to make it.


Shredded Crockpot Buffalo Chicken.  I have been making this recipe for years.  It's the easiest thing - literally 3 ingredients.  You can scale it for a larger group, making it great for a get together.


Andrea's Pulled Pork from Mix & Match Mama.  Another delicious and ridiculously easy recipe.  And so versatile.  It's perfect in a sandwich, by itself, in a quesadilla, served over rice...the options are plentiful!

Easy Healthier Crockpot Butter Chicken from Half Baked Harvest.  While you may need to stock up on some ingredients you don't use on a regular basis (unless you cook Indian food often!), it's completely worth it for this recipe.  It's warm and comforting and just so good.  And the smells are amazing, too!

Chicken A La King from Mix & Match Mama.  I love the peas and corn mixed in with this chicken.  And you can't skip the biscuit part...everything together is just so darn good!



Persian Inspired Herb and Beef Stew with Rice from Half Baked Harvest.  Somehow this stew is both hearty and light.  You are eating comfort food, that is for sure, but it's not too heavy at all.  I would recommend getting those squeeze herbs to make this recipe just a bit easier.  And if you are cooking for 2 or less, I would recommend halving it - it makes a ton!  
 
If you have a favorite crockpot recipe, please send my way!  My friend Jess, who blogs over at Roots Out West, just put together a post that compiles reader favorites...definitely going to be giving some of those a try!

Linking up with Lindsay.

9 comments

  1. I love the crock pot!! It makes life so much easier sometimes! I have a Chinese Cashew Chicken recipe that I used to make a ton before Harrison was born--I'll take a picture of the recipe and send it to you!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  2. I love my crockpot so much! These recipes sound wonderful, my boys are crazy about beef and noodles but the funny thing is, Mr. Nine does not like noodles. Isn’t that crazy! Have a marvelous Monday!

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    1. I cannot imagine not liking noodles! I am in shock, haha!

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  3. I can't say I've ever made any of these but that buffalo chicken one is calling my name! We use our crock pot at least once a week! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

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  4. So many yummy choices! I make that shredded chicken and the pulled pork ALL THE TIME. So dang easy and so delicious!

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  5. I love my crock pot! We just began making pulled pork in it this summer and found that the whole family loves it. My favorite crock pot recipe is probably my chicken noodle soup or maybe my lasagna.

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    1. As you can see, pulled pork is one of my favorites. I have a lasagna recipe I can't wait to try...I had heard about making it there, but never tried myself!

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  6. I LOVE crock pot meals. I am definitely pinning some of these. I still haven't made your moms beef and noodles. I need to!

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  7. What was your old crock pot? Ours gets so hot too and I always end up irritated when I use it because it's so unreliable (which basically defeats the purpose). These all look so good-- I think I've looked at the pulled pork, but always pause with the pop added in, lol but maybe I need to just try it.

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