It's time for more crockpot recipes! The slow cooker is the ideal appliance for making sure your family eats a nutritious, healthy dinner with little effort; and it doesn't heat up your kitchen. I browsed through my recipe collection and chose those one dish crockpot meals that provide the greatest amount of nutrition per serving. All you need to add to these recipes is a nice green salad, a glass of milk and some crunchy breadsticks for a complete meal. What could be easier than that?
Most of these slow cooker recipes can easily be altered to your family's tastes. You can change the amounts and types of vegetables, meats and seasonings. Make sure you pay attention to layering instructions, as foods like vegetables cook more slowly and should be on the bottom of the slow cooker. Visit Crockpot Lessons for more hints and tips. And share your favorite recipes and family successes in the Busy Cooks Forum.
One Dish Crockpot Meals
- Crockpot Chicken Alfredo
Bottled Alfredo sauce is the secret ingredient in this easy recipe. Lots of veggies make it colorful and nutritious.
- Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore
Cacciatore means "hunter style" in Italian. This rich recipe is made of chicken cooked in a flavorful tomato sauce.
- Crockpot Chicken and Shrimp
Chicken thighs are cooked with onions, garlic, and herbs in this delicious recipe.
- Crockpot Chicken Curry
Chicken is cooked with onion, garlic, and ginger, then the tender poultry is served with lots of accompaniments such as chutney, peanuts, coconut, and cilantro. Yum.
- Sweet and Sour Chicken Stew
I love this colorful and flavorful stew, made with pineapple and red peppers.
- Turkey and Bean Cassoulet
A cassoulet is simply a rich casserole; in this recipe, turkey is cooked with Great Northern beans and veggies.
- Beef Stew with Dumplings
This is classic comfort food for cold winter nights.
- Slow Cooker Gingered Beef
Ginger adds wonderful flavor to tender beef in this simple stew.
- Slow Cooker Pot Roast Dinner
This really is a meal in one - the beef becomes meltingly tender, and the vegetables are perfectly cooked.
- Beef Tamale Crockpot Pie
A tender cornbread mixture cooks on top of well flavored beef and vegetables. It's served with a cold sour cream and salsa topping for the perfect finishing touch.
- Tex Mex Beef Stew
Chili powder, jalapenos, and pinto beans are the Tex Mex ingredients in this hearty recipe.
- Crockpot Beef Stroganoff
This is my favorite recipe for entertaining in the winter. It's foolproof and absolutely delicious.
- Apricot Pork Roast with Stuffing
Dried apricots and dried cranberries flavor the stuffing in this elegant recipe.
- Squash and Pork Slow Cooker Stew
Pork gravy and ketchup flavor the sauce in this unusual and delicious recipe.
- Tex-Mex Pork Crockpot Stew
Chili beans in sauce, cornmeal, and tomatoes with onion and garlic add flavor and texture to this easy recipe.
- Apple Pork Chops with Sauerkraut
Pork chops and sauerkraut are natural partners. Add apple for a sweet flavor.
- Crockpot Fisherman's Stew
Seafood is cooked in the crockpot by adding it at the end of cooking time so it stays tender and cooks perfectly.
- Crockpot Vegetable Barley Soup
Barley and vegetables make this soup rich, thick, and hearty.
- Greek Crockpot Stew
And finally, butternut squash, zucchini, garlic, and cumin add flavor and texture to this easy stew recipe.