Casseroles and Sides

Six slow cooker recipes you can throw together quickly and your kids will love!

Back to School Crock Pot Recipes

The kids are back to school, and if you’re like me, you’re trying to get back into a routine, and are worried about the responsibility of feeding a family when…

This Crockpot Bacon and Sausage Breakfast Casserole is a hearty breakfast that will be ready when you wake up!

Crock Pot Bacon and Sausage Breakfast Casserole

I’ll never get over how it feels to wake up to breakfast cooking. It’s such a wonderful sensation, and as a mom, one that I rarely experience anymore. In fact,…

These Crockpot Baked Potatoes don't need to be wrapped in foil, and they turn out perfectly in the slow cooker!

Crock Pot Baked Potatoes Without Foil

The weather may still be hovering near the 80s, but the air is beginning to feel crisp around the edges. Fall is coming, which means boots, and soups, and after…

I love these Crockpot Black Beans! I put a poached egg on top for breakfast, eat them with a dollop of sour cream for lunch, and pair them with rice, chicken, or tortillas for dinner!

Crock Pot Black Beans

I’m a huge fan of black beans. I love black bean soup, I love black beans in burritos, and I happily eat them on their own or topped with a…

This Crockpot Butternut Squash Soup recipe combines carrots, onions, squash, and Granny Smith apples to create a wonderful fall soup!

Crock Pot Butternut Squash Soup

Yesterday the kids had no school, the rain and wind had me craving soup, and the butternut squash sitting on my counter was begging to finally be eaten. I have…

You will not believe how creamy and delicious this Crockpot Butternut Squash Tortellini recipe tastes!

Crock Pot Butternut Squash Tortellini

Sometimes I make something I just know my kids will love, and I’m congratulating myself on preparing a winner before dinner is even on the table. Sometimes, those kids of…

Crock Pot Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

 This week’s Crock Pot Thursday recipe was recommended by my friend Meredith from Does This Match? She and I both love making fun of our kids, talking shit about people…

Give this Crockpot Cheesy Spinach and Tomato Tortellini recipe a try if you're looking for a simple and delicious family-friendly dinner idea! Feel free to substitute your favorite tortellini and while it's excellent with the spinach and tomato, you can jazz it up with different vegetables or even some bacon bits if you want!

Crock Pot Cheesy Spinach and Tomato Tortellini

You know those slow cooker recipes that you can throw together in the morning and let cook all day long? This is not that recipe. This Crock Pot Cheesy Spinach…

My family went crazy for this Crockpot Cheesy Tortellini recipe!

Crock Pot Cheesy Tortellini

My 20th class reunion is this summer, so of course the first week I begin to truly focus on fitness and weight loss, I make this decadent dish. Did I…

Traditional Chex Mix in the Crockpot!

Crock Pot Chex Mix

With Thanksgiving behind us, you may be tempted to put your chubby pants away, but not so fast! We’ve got an entire month of holiday eating on our plates (see what…

This Chicken Bacon Ranch Tater Tot Casserole recipe is filling, flavorful, was a HUGE hit with my family! Give this slow cooker dinner idea a try!

Crock Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Tater Tot Casserole

If you follow our Crock Pot Thursday series, you know we like chicken. We also enjoy bacon, ranch, and cheese. Oh, yeah, and potatoes. Because of this, it should come…

Crock Pot Chicken Doritos Casserole

I love Doritos. One time in college, I was chowing down on a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos and my neighbor offered to buy the crumbs from the bottom of…

This Crockpot Cinnamon Roll Casserole recipe is a fun, easy, and delicious take on traditional cinnamon rolls! My family loved this easy breakfast idea!

Crock Pot Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Look at this deliciousness. This gorgeous breakfast recipe is what prompted my eight-year-old to say, “Mom? You know how usually I’m not excited about casseroles? I’m really excited about this…

This Crockpot Cowboy Casserole is a hearty and family-friendly crockpot meal. My husband loved this slow cooker recipe!

Crock Pot Cowboy Casserole

There are some recipes I just know my husband will love, and Crock Pot Cowboy Casserole falls solidly in that category. The name of the dish screams meat and potatoes,…

This Creamy Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese is a recipe loved by adults and kids alike!

Crock Pot Creamy Macaroni And Cheese

My husband has been asking when we were going to try a side dish recipe for Crock Pot Thursday, and I was excited about this one’s short cook time. My…

This Creamy Crockpot Tomato Soup tastes fancy, looks beautiful, and is a light lunch or dinner recipe!

Crock Pot Creamy Tomato Soup

Behold, the beauty of homemade tomato soup. I’ll admit, I have a fierce devotion to the stuff in a can, but this Crock Pot Creamy Tomato Soup? It’s in a…

These Easy Crockpot Sweet and Sour Meatballs are my go-to appetizer. It's an incredibly easy recipe and everyone loves it!

Crock Pot Easy Sweet and Sour Meatballs

If you are in the market for a super simple recipe that will make you the star of any party, look no further. If you are looking for a quick…

Don't wait for Thanksgiving to make these incredibly easy Crock Pot Sweet Potatoes recipe! They have the perfect blend of buttery sweetness, and make an excellent side dish!

Crock Pot Easy Sweet Potatoes

We are almost a half a year away from Thanksgiving, but I can’t stop thinking about sweet potatoes. I’m not talking about the healthy-type baked sweet potatoes topped with skinny…

These Crockpot Grape Jelly Meatballs are simple, delicious, and the perfect party appetizer! With only a few ingredients, they are so easy!

Crock Pot Grape Jelly Meatballs

Today I’m taking on a topic near and dear to my heart. It’s meatballs, people. I don’t remember a time when I didn’t love meatballs. I love them on pizza,…

These Crockpot Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas are an easy dinner idea that'll be gobbled up! Make this delicious recipe soon!

Crock Pot Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

I like to share recipes that are pretty much “Dump stuff in the Crock Pot. Turn it on. Come back later and eat the deliciousness.” These Crock Pot Green Chile…

This Crockpot Jambalaya recipe is crammed full of shrimp, chicken, sausage, vegetables, and spices! It's sooo good, you have to pin it!!

Crock Pot Jambalaya

Jambalaya is as fun to eat as it is difficult to spell. I swear, I typed it about 7000 times while creating this post, and I’ve only spelled it correctly…

This Crockpot Little Smokies recipe is the perfect appetizer for parties, potlucks, and tailgating! If you're looking for a crowd-pleasing easy appetizer idea, look no further!

Crock Pot Little Smokies

My husband is a good cook. I’ve shared a few of his recipes on here, but every time I do, he gets annoyed. He hates the million questions I have,…

These Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes are easy and delicious!

Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

I have a very important Crock Pot Thursday announcement! What’s that you say? It’s not Thursday? That’ll to have to be okay, because days of the week are not as…

This Crock Pot Minestrone recipe is full of delicious veggies! This healthy and hearty dinner idea is a family favorite!

Crock Pot Minestrone

I love soup. I also love squash, tomatoes, and pesto. There is another list of foods I love, and it’s called the ingredients list of this Crock Pot Minestrone. So.…

Delicious Crock Pot Potatoes au Gratin!

Crock Pot Potatoes Au Gratin

On the list of things I love, potatoes and cheese are near the top. It goes, in order: husband and kids, some extended family members, cheese and potatoes, and then…

With this Crockpot Sausage Breakfast Casserole recipe cooking overnight, you'll be excited to wake up in the morning!

Crock Pot Sausage Breakfast Casserole

This Crock Pot Sausage Breakfast Casserole is great for feeding a crowd, or just a family of four for several days. I put this recipe together in the evening, plopped the…

This Crockpot Sausage Stuffing recipe is a perfect Thanksgiving side dish!

Crock Pot Sausage Stuffing

I love Thanksgiving. Some people are in it for the turkey or the mashed potatoes and gravy, and some folks are focused on the pie. Me? I love all of…

This Crock Pot Shepherd's Pie recipe is a hearty dinner your whole family will love! If you're looking for a way to use up those leftover potatoes, this is the dish for you!

Crock Pot Shepherd’s Pie

My husband loves Shepherd’s Pie, and when we’re out to eat and it’s on the menu he always gives it careful consideration. So he was excited when Crock Pot Shepherd’s…

This Crock Pot Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs is incredibly easy and a low carb alternative to traditional spaghetti and meatball recipes!

Crock Pot Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

Sometimes I need a quick and healthy recipe that can be thrown together quick. I mean, super quick. This Crock Pot Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs recipe fits the bill, and…

This Crockpot Tater Tot Taco Casserole is a hearty, family-friendly dinner idea. The beef, cheese, tomatoes, and tater tots come together for a casserole recipe your family will love!

Crock Pot Tater Tot Taco Casserole

We have several versions of Tater Tot Casserole in our Crock Pot Thursday recipe box, and each one has been a winner. This Crock Pot Tater Tot Taco Casserole is…

This Crockpot Vegetable Curry recipe is full of healthy deliciousness, and is a great vegetarian dinner idea for meatless Monday!

Crock Pot Vegetable Curry

Last week my husband was out of town, and it was my turn to choose our Crock Pot Thursday recipe. If you look at our recipe index, you’ll see that…

Crock Pot Applesauce that is easy, sugar-free, and delicious!

Easy Crock Pot Applesauce

Ah, fall. The season for sunglasses and scarves, soccer and homework, and apple picking and slow cookers. I have a hard time picking a favorite season, but like having to…

Thanksgiving Crock Pot Recipes

Thanksgiving is barreling down like a freight train filled with frozen turkeys, without brakes or apology, and in one week we’ll be lying on the tracks, rubbing our bellies in…

Very Best Crock Pot Recipes from Crock Pot Thursday

It has been two years since my family began selecting, making, and reviewing a weekly Crock Pot recipe, and in that time we have collected over 100 slow-cooked meals. Everyone…