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.
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. I love the combination of chicken with tender vegetables.
- Crockpot Chicken and Shrimp
Chicken thighs are cooked with onions, garlic, and herbs in this delicious recipe. Shrimp adds an elegant touch; you can omit the shrimp if you'd like.
- 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. The sweet and sour flavor is perfect with the tender chicken.
- Beef Stew with Dumplings
This is classic comfort food for cold winter nights. Dumplings cook perfectly in the slow cooker.
- 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.
- Crockpot Beef Tamale 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.
- Crockpot Beef Stroganoff
This is my favorite recipe for entertaining in the winter. It's foolproof and absolutely delicious.
- Apple Pork Chops with Sauerkraut
Pork chops and sauerkraut are natural partners. Add apple for a sweet flavor.
- Crockpot Vegetable Barley Soup
Barley and vegetables make this soup rich, thick, and hearty.