two white bowls of lemon chicken orzo soup with spoons in them and crusty bread on the side

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup (For Crockpot or Instant Pot!)

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Featured in People Magazine! This colorful, healthy lemon chicken orzo soup can be made in the either the slow cooker or Instant Pot.

Crockpot BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

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Our BBQ Chicken Drumsticks are sticky, sweet, and just a little spicy. Drumsticks made in the slow cooker are economical, kid-friendly, and tasty. The secret to making these crispy is giving them a few minutes under the broiler at the end.
cooked chicken drumsticks on a plate with broccoli and mashed potatoes

Crockpot Drumsticks

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Crockpot Chicken Drumsticks couldn't be easier or tastier with this 4 ingredient recipe. Make them fresh or from frozen. All ages love them.
slow cooked ribs on a cutting board with extra sauce on the side

Crock Pot Baby Back Ribs

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You don't need a smoker to make amazing ribs. This easy Crock Pot Baby Back Ribs recipe results in perfect fall-off-the-bone BBQ ribs!
gluten-free Honey Bourbon Chicken and Stir Fry Vegetables on a large white platter

Slow Cooker Honey Bourbon Chicken

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A little sweet and a little spicy, this chicken dish is BIG on flavor and takes just minutes to throw in the slow cooker.

How Long to Cook Chicken in the Crockpot

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

20+ "Best of the Best" Crockpot Freezer Meals

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Best of the best Crockpot freezer meals! Cookbook authors have hand-picked their top freezer friendly recipes made for the slow cooker.

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!

Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce

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With a few simple ingredients, this hearty Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce couldn't be easier or tastier! Serve over pasta, zoodles, or spaghetti squash for a delicious and healthy dinner. It's dairy-free, gluten-free, and freezer-friendly.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumpling Stew

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Chicken and Dumplings in the slow cooker? Yes! It can be done! This classic comfort food will fill your home with delicious smells and is a total crowd pleaser. To make Chicken and Dumplings even…

Healthy Slow Cooker Turkey Chili (with Sweet Potato and Black Beans!)

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This lean turkey chili is not only hearty and absolutely delicious, but it’s also chock full of fiber, protein, and nutrients. It's also gluten-free & dairy-free! This crockpot chili is delicious…

20 Delicious Crockpot Meals for 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 when we are.

Slow Cooker Crispy Carnitas

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This is the type of recipe our readers go ga-ga over. Slow Cooker Crispy Carnitas are a dump-and-go crock pot meal that's easy to make, freezes well before or after cooking, and everyone loves them!

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

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This Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken recipe is easy, tasty, freezer-friendly, and made in the crock pot. Shred up those tender chicken thighs and serve it over rice for a delicious, filling dinner. For a…

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

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Who doesn’t love a simple BBQ Pulled Pork sandwich with moist shredded meat? After a day in the slow cooker, this shredded pork is a total crowd pleaser. Not only is it an easy dump and go meal for…

Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches

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A delicious dinner doesn't get much easier than our Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches. This recipe has it all. It's a dump and go recipe, it feeds a lot of people, it's freezer friendly, and it's so-dang-good.…

Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce

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With just a few pantry ingredients, you can have a large batch of marinara sauce cooking in your slow cooker in no time. You can also use this homemade marinara recipe to stock your freezer. Instant Pot…

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

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This pantry staple Vegetarian Tortilla Soup recipe is a meatless “one pot wonder” that I've been making and freezing for years for my family. Filled with beans, tomatoes, chilis, corn, and more, it…
Breakfast Casserole in a Crockpot on a wooden cutting board

Crockpot Breakfast Casserole with Bacon and Gruyere

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This Crockpot Breakfast Casserole with bacon and Gruyere cheese is the perfect make-ahead breakfast casserole to impress a crowd!

Slow Cooker French Dip Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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Everyone loves grilled cheese, so why not make it even more irresistible by turning it into a French Dip Grilled Cheese Sandwich?! The best part? It's made in the slow cooker! French Dip Grilled…

Slow Cooker Balsamic Shredded Beef

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Slow Cooker Shredded Beef is an easy, healthy, dump-and-go, delicious dinner. This freezer friendly recipe is a win for my family and is a great recipe for large groups. So simple!   Slow Cooker…
chicken parmesan sliders on a cutting board

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Sliders

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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 too! "I…

Slow Cooker Chicken and Cheese Taquitos {Freezer Meal}

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Slow cooker chicken and cheese taquitos is a delicious meal that the whole family will love! Be sure to make a double batch for the freezer. Then, you can pull out however many you want and throw them…

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…