Slow Cooker Cheddar and Bacon Potato Soup

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When the air turns crisp and the leaves start to change, making a comforting batch of Cheddar and Bacon Potato Soup is mandatory. Using the slow cooker means your home will smell cozy and delicious, too!

Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Latte

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This homemade Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Latte is EASY to make and is my go-to drink when entertaining in the fall or winter. It's made with REAL ingredients from your pantry and everyone loves it and is…

Slow Cooker Chicken Fiesta Soup

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This delicious, slow cooker chicken soup is not only gluten free and dairy free (if you don't add cheese at the end), but it freezes beautifully either before cooking or after. Packed with fresh flavor,…

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken {Freezer Meal}

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This easy dump and go freezer meal will become a regular family dinner in your home. This freezer friendly dinner is so versatile too. Eat it straight from the slow cooker, put it in wraps, or turn it…

How Long Should I Cook Chicken in the Slow Cooker?

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How long should you be cooking chicken in the slow cooker? You'll be surprised at the answer! Hi. My name is Polly. All my life I have had a problem with drying out my chicken in the slow cooker.…

101 Real Food Slow Cooker Freezer Meals

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Between sports practices, school drop off and pick up, working two part-time jobs, and pretending to keep up with laundry...I am all about slow cooker freezer meals these days. What's not to love?…

From Freezer to Table: Killer Carnitas

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These slow cooker carnitas are one of my all-time favorite freezer meals. As one of my go-to recipes for large groups, our Killer Carnitas are a no-fail dump and go freezer meal. “Woman, what…

Polly's Signature Taco Soup

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I’ve been making a variation of this freezer friendly, taco soup for my family for years. It’s my go-to large group meal because crowds love it, too. It can be made in the slow cooker or on the…
25+ Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes That Feed a Crowd

25 Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes That Feed a Crowd

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One of my secrets to low-stress hosting of a crowd is to utilize my slow cooker. Why? It allows me to work ahead and then relax as my guests arrive, knowing that a warm, comforting dish is ready to go…
Healthy Turkey Chili with Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili with Sweet Potato and Black Beans {Freezer Meal}

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Look no further for a comforting slow cooker freezer meal. This lean turkey chili is not only hearty and absolutely delicious, but it’s also chock full of fiber, protein, and nutrients. This crock pot…
Great pulled pork recipe that is made in the dutch oven. Packed with flavor and makes a ton!

Pulled Pork with a Mexican Flair {Freezer Meal}

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Try this unique Mexican spin on pulled pork. Made in the Dutch oven OR the slow cooker, it will feed a massive crowd and will become one of your next favorite dump and go meals. Makes a GREAT freezer meal…
Slow Cooker Steak Chili is a super easy dump and go meal but is full of Tex-mex flavor! Delish! #freezermeal #realfood

Slow Cooker Steak Chili {Freezer Meal}

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Disclaimer: This recipe was created in partnership with Frigidaire. But the opinions are all ours!  Three cheers for the slow cooker! I love this set it and forget it Slow Cooker Steak Chili because…

Slow Cooker Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Recipe

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I made this Slow Cooker Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo pasta tonight and it was a huge WIN. Pair it with a little garlic bread and your people will be itching for more. This slow cooker meal would…
Slow Cooker Whole Chicken with Veggies - An easy and healthy weeknight dinner.

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken and Veggies

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Between baseball games, multiple school drop offs and pick ups, working two part-time jobs, and pretending to keep up with laundry...I am ALL ABOUT my slow cooker these days. For sure the best meals…
Slow Cooker Chicken and Cheese Taquitos are super easy and a kid favorite!

Slow Cooker Chicken and Cheese Taquitos {Freezer Meal}

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There is a short list of meals in my house that pleases all five of us. It seems like everyone has their own aversions and favorites, which can be exhausting sometimes. Can any moms out there relate?? Now,…

Slow Cooker Balsamic Shredded Beef {Freezer Meal}

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Slow Cooker Shredded Balsamic Beef might be the easiest and very best slow cooker meal I've ever made for my family. Everyone, from ages 4 to 42, devoured this tender, flavorful meat dish. I have…
Slow Cooker Whole Wheat Spinach Lasagna

Slow Cooker Whole Wheat Spinach Lasagna

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I tried the great "slow cooker lasagna" experiment last week for my family, thinking that it would be fun to try but not something I would actually do in the future. Scratch that! I'm sold on this Slow…
Chicken Parmesan Sliders is the easiest crockpot meal you might ever make. The family will go nuts for this one!

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Sliders {Freezer Meal}

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One of our easiest freezer meals: Chicken Parmesan Sliders. Just put a few ingredients into the crockpot and you'll have one of your favorite meals for a busy night. Great meal idea for large groups! "I…

Cooking Potatoes in the Crock Pot

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Guess what. Well you probably already know what I'm going to tell you considering you had to scroll over my picture of potatoes cooking in the crock pot. But in case you are moving a little slow today,…

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork {Freezer Meal}

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This freezer friendly slow cooker pulled pork recipe is a cinch to make when you whip it up in the crockpot. Great dump and go freezer meal. Also a great meal for a crowd.   Why We Love…

Incredibly Easy Crock Pot Cinnamon Apples {Freezer Meal}

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I came home with a bag of peeled and chopped up apples from Apple Butter Weekend and was trying to figure out what to do with them. After poking around on a few recipes I figured I could cook them…

Slow Cooker Baked Apples

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  I LOVE recipes that make your house smell good - especially in the fall and winter time. There is just something so comforting about your home being filled with the wonderful smells of home cooking.…

Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce {Freezer Meal}

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People. If I would have known how easy and cheap it is to make your own marinara sauce in the crock pot, I would have started doing this years ago! Instead I've been spending money on expensive jars…
crock pot cran-apple sauce recipe

Crock Pot Cran-Apple Sauce Recipe {Guest Post}

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Hi everyone! I'm Sarah and I blog at The Pajama Chef. I am so excited to be guest posting today at Thriving Home. When Rachel contacted me to ask if I would share my Crock Pot Cran-Apple Sauce, I was thrilled!…