“What’s for dinner, Mommy?”
Too often lately, my response is a blank stare or a shrug of the shoulders.
For a long time, I was really good at menu planning. I could tell you what was in the refrigerator at any given moment, and what I was going to do with it over the next week. Throwing baby number three in the mix last year threw me off my game, and I never really recovered. I hate being so disorganized.
Now that the girls are starting school again and extracurriculars are on our schedule for two nights a week, it’s time to get back to proper meal planning. For us, that means incorporating slow cooker dinner recipes in our weekly rotation.
Unfortunately, slow cooker dinners can get boring very fast. So I went on a hunt for some easy and flavorful recipes to make on the busiest weeknights. Many of these recipes are the dump-and-cook variety, because who wants to be searing steaks or chicken first thing in the morning. But a few recipes do require a little bit of prep work that is easily done a day or so in advance.
I can’t wait to try all of these recipes, and to be able to answer my family when they ask what’s for dinner.
17 Slow Cooker Dinner Recipes for Busy Weeknights
Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili from The Fit Blog
Crock Pot Cream Cheese and Ranch Chicken from Smiles and Sundays
Slow Cooker Pot Roast from Cincy Shopper
Slow Cooker Chili from Cincy Shopper
Slow Cooker Rosemary, Chicken, Sausage & Mushrooms from Culinary Ginger
Slow Cooker Chicken and Black Beans from Living Sweet Moments
Italian Meatballs from Aileen Cooks
Crockpot Orange Ginger Chicken from Faith Filled Food for Moms
Hearty Bacon and Corn Chowder from Honey & Lime
Thai Peanut Spiced Chicken Wings from Honey & Lime
Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese from Snappy Gourmet
Costa-Rican Shredded Beef from Pura Vida Moms
Stunningly Simple Slow Cooked Brisket from The Culinary Jumble
Easy Crock Pot Lettuce Wraps from Living Well Spending Less
Spicy CrockPot Pork and Cabbage Soup from All She Cooks
CrockPot Ham and Beans from All She Cooks
Chili Lime Beef Tacos with Mango Salsa from the Fit Blog
How do you handle dinner on busy weeknights?
What are your favorite slow cooker dinner recipes?