Crockpots make cooking a hearty and hot meal easy even on weekdays -- while you're working -- and on busy weekends when you have better things to do than spend hours chained to the stove. Herewith, the top 30 crockpot recipes. The list includes main dish pork, beef and chicken recipes; vegetable recipes; soups; stews; and even a recipe for a caramel apple treat.
Easy and Delicious Crockpot Recipes
These easy pork chops are perfect for a busy day any time of the year. The chops are flavored with onion soup mix, and they take about 5 or 6 hours' cooking time.
Steak strips and bell peppers team up in this easy slow cooker dish. The Asian-inspired sauce is tasty with rice or noodles.
These popular scalloped potatoes are cooked in the crockpot, leaving your oven free for other dishes.
Paprika Pork Ribs With Sour Cream -- These boneless or bone-in country-style pork ribs are easy to prepare in the slow cooker, and they make a great everyday meal with potatoes and your favorite steamed side vegetable or tossed green salad.
This onion soup pot roast is always a hit. The pot roast is cooked with potatoes and carrots in an easy, creamy sauce.
Another pot roast recipe; this one is super easy to prepare and cook in the slow cooker. The roast is cooked with simple seasonings and includes vegetables. A savory sour cream sauce is the perfect finishing touch.
These jazzed-up beans are perfect for tailgating, potlucks or cookouts. The beans are filled with flavor and they are super easy to fix and cook.
This succulent pork shoulder roast is slow-cooked to perfection with apple jelly and mustard. Serve the meat with potatoes or shred it and serve in tortillas or on a bun with barbecue sauce.
This hash brown casserole features convenient cheese soup and sour cream. Add some finely chopped bell pepper or pimiento for the extra color and flavor.
This classic slow-cooker beef stew is made with stewing beef, potatoes, carrots and beef broth. The broth is thickened just before the stew is done. Serve this stew with hot freshly baked biscuits or warm rolls.
This Boston butt -- also known as pork shoulder -- is slow-cooked to succulent perfection with your choice of beer, apple juice or broth. Shred the pork and serve it with barbecue sauce.
Dried navy beans are slow-cooked with molasses, salt pork or bacon; brown sugar; and ketchup.
Canned white beans make this slow-cooker chicken chili very easy. Use chicken breasts or thighs in the recipe. This makes a great dinner on a cold winter's night or the first chilly day of fall.
Serve this split pea soup with freshly baked cornbread or hot yeast rolls and slices of Monterey Jack, cheddar or Muenster cheese.
Use this pulled pork to make sandwiches on toasted split buns Carolina style with barbecue sauce, coleslaw and sliced dill pickles. Or try one of these creative recipes for leftover pulled pork.
This juicy, tender pork loin roast is seasoned with brown sugar, garlic, mustard and balsamic vinegar. Serve with mashed potatoes and your favorite side vegetables.
These caramel apples are easy to fix with a slow cooker and caramels. These make a great treat for a Halloween party for kids or adults.
A tasty chili made with lean ground beef, beans, tomatoes, chili powder, black olives and seasonings.
This easy barbecued chicken makes amazing sandwiches. The recipe calls for chicken breasts and homemade barbecue sauce.
This crockpot chicken recipe has loads of flavor. The dish is made with condensed cream of chicken and cheddar cheese soups, along with seasonings and chicken breasts.
These tender country-style pork ribs are flavored with apple juice, garlic and barbecue sauce.
An easy crockpot tortilla soup, made with chicken breasts, tomatoes, cheese, corn tortillas, chili pepper and seasonings.
This super easy crockpot vegetable soup is made with tomatoes, tomato soup, ground chuck, corn and other vegetables, and seasonings.
It takes all day to cook, but only 3 or 4 minutes to prepare. Condensed French onion soup makes this pot roast quick to fix, and the crockpot makes it a breeze to cook.
This potato soup is made with potatoes, onion, butter and milk. Serve this delicious soup with crusty French or sourdough bread. If you're feeling ambitious, bake up some Irish soda bread for an all-Irish meal.
Italian salad dressing and herbs provide the flavor for this chicken and potato dish.
This easy version of macaroni and cheese keeps your oven free for other baked dishes. Finish this mac and cheese in the oven with a breadcrumb topping.
This chowder is quick and easy to prepare and is easily doubled for a larger family meal. Chicken, corn, bell peppers and green chilies make this hot two ways.
Flavorful meatballs are made with lean ground beef, sausage, seasonings and a sour cream sauce.
This beef roast recipe includes only five ingredients. Use the cooked, tender beef for great roast beef sandwiches.