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20 Family Favorite Crock Pot Recipes

 Inside: Favorite Crock Pot Recipes from my Readers. Just in time for Fall/Winter cooking.

Reader Favorite Crock Pot Recipes @mferrell

One of my favorite parts of fall is that I seem to remember that I have a crock-pot. I’m not sure why I don’t utilize it too often in summer, but I do love those fall and winter days when we’ve been gone for the day, and dinner is awaiting us in the crock pot when we arrive home.

I asked the ladies in the Thankful Homemaker Facebook group to share some of their favorite crock-pot recipes from around the web. Below are the ones they shared and some of my favorites in the mix too. Big shout out to my ladies in the group – thank you xo!

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I love recommendations, and these have been tested and tried to be most excellent.

Because I’m too lazy to email a bunch of bloggers to get permission to use their images, you’re just getting the links, but they are in one handy post for you to refer back to.

If you’re looking for an easy way to save and find recipes online, I highly recommend the Paprika App. It has become my go-to for all my recipes. No more saving them on Pinterest or printing them out. I love that they’re easy to access and categorize. I even have a crock-pot category so I can skim through all our family favorites. Check it out if you need a better, more organized way to store recipes.

You can follow my Slow Cooker Pinterest Board here (and then you can see the images), and I’ve added all the recipes below to it.

20 Family Favorite Crockpot Recipes:

Crockpot Sunshine Lemon Chicken Chowder (Instant Pot option too) – @Real Food Whole Life

The Best Whole Chicken in the Crock Pot – @100 Days of Real Food

Crock Pot Sesame Chicken – @Fit & Fumbles

Creamy Steak & Potatoes – @From Val’s Kitchen

Crock Pot Chicken & Dumplings – @Belle of the Kitchen

Slow Cooker Crock Pot Tater Tot Casserole Recipe – @Tammilee Tips

Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken – @Gimme Some Oven

Slow Cooker Yummiest Pot Roast – @Get Crocked

Slow Cooker Chicken Stew – @Lauren Greutman

Healthy Crock Pot Tex-Mex Chicken Recipe – @Tone and Tighten

Simple Chili Recipe {with a crockpot option} – @Thankful Homemaker

Tortellini Soup {with a crockpot option} – @Thankful Homemaker

Easy Crockpot Chicken Fajitas – @Eat at Home

Easy Crockpot Beef Stew – @Nourishing Home

Crockpot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup – @Pinch of Yum

Simple Pork Carnitas – @5 Dinners in 1 Hour

Crockpot Orange Chicken – @The Frugal Girls

Baked Potato Soup in a Slow Cooker – @Key Ingredient

Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken – @Crystal & Co.

Crockpot Ranch Pork Chops & Potatoes – @Wonky Wonderful

My Favorite Slow Cooker Cookbooks:

5 Ingredients of Less Slow Cooker Cookbook by Stephanie O’Dea

Make it Fast, Cook it Slow: The Big Book of Everyday Slow Cooking by Stephanie O’Dea

365 Slow Cooker Suppers by Stephanie O’Dea

As you can see I’m a bit biased towards Stephanie O’Dea’s cookbooks for the slow cooker. They’re all healthy ingredients and simple and good. My three favorite picks when looking for a recipe. Check out her blog here for some free recipes online.

My Favorite Slow Cookers:

Crock-Pot 6 Quart Programmable – I love being able to set a timer and the sealable lid makes transport much neater.

Crock-Pot 6 Quart Cook & Carry – This is my everyday one. I appreciate being able to change the temp quickly but still like the sealable lid for portability.

Meal Planning Help:

Menu Planning Made Easy

Happy Fall Cooking!


  1. I like Stephanie O’Dea’s printables and will definitely check out her cookbooks. That crock pot orange chicken is probably next on my to-try list!

  2. Stephanie O'Dea says:

    thank you for your kind words and for recommending my books and website. I’m so thankful that I’ve been able to be helpful to you and your family in some way!!

    thank you so very much. Lots of love and have a happy Halloween!! xoxo steph

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