Crock Pot Thursday

Every Thursday, my mother-in-law, three sisters-in-law, and I make the same slow cooker recipe for dinner. We call it Crock Pot Thursday (clever, no?) and take turns choosing the recipe. Since our family is flung far and wide, this is our way of sharing a meal once a week.

As it is with recipes, we sometimes make small modifications based on tastes, time, and pantry contents, and we often discuss our individual results. It’s fun to have someone else choose my family’s meal for a night, and now you can play, too! I’ll be sharing the previous week’s recipe every Thursday, and giving tips based on our feedback.

I’d love to hear your feedback on any of the recipes you try!

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

If you look at our picks, you’ll see that we are a family of carnivores. We have a few meatless dishes, but they are the exception, not the rule. If you are a vegan, you are probably breaking some sort of rule just by reading this. Even when we choose a vegetarian dish as our week’s recipe choice, at least one family member goes rogue and adds some sort of meat to appease the men in our lives.

As it is, those boys complain every time we choose a soup. They say soup is fine, just not as a main dish.

They are wrong.

Pork Carnitas

I know meal planning can be a chore, and slapping something together for dinner after a long day is the worst. Firing up your Crock Pot will make your house smell amazing, and give you extra time in the evening. Trust me, you’ll love it.

Come join us!

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This Crockpot 40 Clove Garlic Chicken is an amazing dinner recipe your whole family will love. Low carb and healthy, you can't go wrong with this chicken meal!

Crock Pot 40 Clove Garlic Chicken

Parties and holidays are made simple with these delicious Crockpot Appetizers!

Crock Pot Appetizers

Crock Pot Apple Cobbler

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

These delicious Crockpot Bacon Cheeseburgers look like a Sloppy Joe, and taste like a bacon burger! This is a fun crockpot sandwich recipe your family will love!

Crock Pot Bacon Cheeseburgers

This Crockpot Bacon Ranch Chicken is quick, easy, and crockpot chicken recipe your kids will love

Crock Pot Bacon Ranch Chicken

Crock Pot Bacon-Wrapped Apple BBQ Chicken

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

This Crockpot Beef and Beer Stew with Bacon recipe tastes great served over potatoes!

Crock Pot Beef and Beer Stew with Bacon

Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli

Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli

This Crockpot Beef Bolognese will make your house smell amazing, and you will love the way it looks on your table. Let your slow cooker do the work in preparing this simple and delicious family-friendly dinner idea!

Crock Pot Beef Bolognese

This Crockpot Beef Curry recipe is so good, and you'd never know those are regular ol' ramen noodles in this easy dinner idea! It's like college, only fancier!

Crock Pot Beef Curry

This Classic Crockpot Beef Stew is like the beef stew recipe my grandma used to make!

Crock Pot Beef Stew

This Crockpot Beef Stroganoff recipe is a quick, easy, and delicious weeknight meal! Your whole family will love this beef dinner idea!

Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff

These Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff Meatballs are easy to throw together, and they taste fantastic! If you're looking for an easy dinner idea, my family loves this meatball recipe!

Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff Meatballs

Crock Pot Beer Chicken

Crock Pot Black Bean and Spinach Chicken

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

Crock Pot Braised Beef Ragu

Crock Pot Brown Sugar and Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin

This Crockpot Buffalo Chicken and Black Bean Chili is a delicious and healthy dinner idea you're going to LOVE. The flavor is out of this world, and since it's chock full of healthy chicken, black beans, and vegetables, there will be no guilt when you go back for seconds or thirds. Add this slow cooker soup to your healthy recipe collection today!

Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken and Black Bean Chili

This Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip is the perfect balance of spicy, tangy, and creamy, and is perfect for potlucks, parties, and game day! Grab some chips, crackers, and celery sticks and make this easy slow cooker dip soon!

Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

This Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Pasta recipe is cheesy, easy, and delicious. If you love easy chicken pasta recipes, you have to try this!

Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Pasta

These easy Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Sliders are spicy and delicious, and are perfect party food!

Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders

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

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

Crock Pot Butternut Squash Tortellini

This Crock Pot Caribbean Beef Stew is spicy and delicious!

Crock Pot Caribbean Beef Stew

I love this Crockpot Cheesesteak Sandwich recipe! The flavors are incredible!

Crock Pot Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Crock Pot Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

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

My family went crazy for this Crockpot Cheesy Tortellini recipe!

Crock Pot Cheesy Tortellini

Traditional Chex Mix in the Crockpot!

Crock Pot Chex Mix

It takes less than 10 minutes to assemble this hearty crockpot chicken and noodles recipe! If you're looking for comfort food, this easy recipe is just right!

Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles

This Crockpot Chicken Artichoke Pasta is simple, delicious, and an easy weeknight meal.

Crock Pot Chicken Artichoke Pasta

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

Crock Pot Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

Crockpot Chicken Cordon Bleu is a quick and easy way to get big, fancy flavor. Try this crockpot chicken recipe for your next dinner!

Crock Pot Chicken Cordon Bleu

Crock Pot Chicken Doritos Casserole

These Crockpot Chicken Fajitas are easy to prepare and aren't too spicy for kids! Give this family-friendly chicken recipe a try for dinner tonight!

Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas

These Crockpot Chicken Gyros are a tasty and fun dinner idea the whole family will love!

Crock Pot Chicken Gyros

This Crockpot Chicken Osso Buco offers a slow cooker twist on the traditional chicken recipe!

Crock Pot Chicken Osso Buco

This Crockpot Chicken Penne Pasta is an easy dinner idea the whole family will love! You can adapt this basic recipe with pork chops, and can use your favorite sauce and types of pasta. Serve with a green salad and crusty bread!

Crock Pot Chicken Penne Pasta

Delicious and hearty, this Chicken Pot Pie Stew will be loved by all!

Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie Stew

Whip up dinner in no time with this easy Crockpot Chicken Ranch Tacos recipe! Your family will love how it tastes, and you'll love how quick and easy it is to prepare.

Crock Pot Chicken Ranch Tacos

This Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup is easy, delicious, and a family favorite! We topped ours with green onions, avocado, cheese, sour cream, tomato and tortilla chips.

Crock Pot Chicken Taco Soup

This Crockpot Chicken with Peanut Sauce recipe is a quick and easy dinner idea the whole family will love!

Crock Pot Chicken with Peanut Sauce

Crock Pot Chinese Pork Shoulder

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

Crock Pot Citrus Pork

Crock Pot Clam Chowder

This classic crockpot beef stew tastes like the slow cooker stew recipe my grandma used to make! I served it with homemade biscuits and it a great weeknight meal!

Crock Pot Classic Beef Stew

This Crock Pot Cola Ham is so quick and easy, and the flavor is incredible!

Crock Pot Cola Ham

This Crockpot Corn Chowder is a delicious and hearty soup you'll love! Try this quick and easy dinner idea today!

Crock Pot Corn Chowder

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

Crock Pot Cowboy Casserole

Crock Pot Cream Cheese Chicken

This Crockpot Beef Stroganoff recipe is a quick, easy, and delicious weeknight meal! Your whole family will love this beef dinner idea!

Crock Pot Creamy Beef Stroganoff

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

Crock Pot Creamy Macaroni And Cheese

These Crockpot Creamy Ranch Pork Chops are easy to prepare and will be loved by all. Double this recipe if you expect any leftovers!

Crock Pot Creamy Ranch Pork Chops

This Crockpot Creamy Salsa Chicken recipe is incredibly easy to throw together, and tastes great! Wrap it in a tortilla or serve it over rice for a quick and easy dinner idea!

Crock Pot Creamy Salsa Chicken

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

Crock Pot Creamy Tomato Soup

This Crockpot Cuban Sandwich recipe is out of this world! The slow cooked pork shoulder pairs perfectly with ham, pickles, cheese, and mustard for a meal you won't soon forget!

Crock Pot Cuban Sandwiches

Crock Pot Curry Mustard Beef Roast

Crock Pot Easy Beef and Beans

You won't believe the secret ingredient that makes this easy crockpot beef pot roast a family favorite!

Crock Pot Easy Beef Pot Roast

Crockpot Chicken Chili is perfect for a weeknight meal or for feeding a crowd. My family loves this easy chicken recipe!

Crock Pot Easy Chicken Chili

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

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

Crock Pot Fast Pork Chops

Crock Pot Flank Steak Fajitas

These Crockpot French Dip Subs are a family favorite! If you're looking for an easy crockpot recipe that will be loved by both kids and adults, here it is!

Crock Pot French Dip Subs

Crockpot Garam Masala Chicken Stew is a fun and delicious twist on chicken soup!

Crock Pot Garam Masala Chicken Stew

This Crockpot Gingered Beef and Vegetables is an easy and healthy weeknight dish!

Crock Pot Gingered Beef and Vegetables

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

Crock Pot Greek Stuffed Chicken

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

This Crockpot Ham and Beans recipe is the perfect use for leftover ham bone, but is delicious with diced ham, too! Throw this family-friendly dinner idea in your slow cooker on a cold day for an easy and hearty meal!

Crock Pot Ham and Beans

This Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken is a tasty mix of pineapple, BBQ sauce, soy sauce, and garlic, that can be served over rice or on buns! Try this quick and easy dinner idea soon!

Crock Pot Hawaiian Chicken

Crock Pot Hawaiian Pork Chops

Crock Pot Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Crock Pot Hearty Beef Ragu

Crock Pot Herb Garlic Parmesan Potatoes

Crockpot holiday drinks are easy and delicious! Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's will be merrier with these delicious and festive slow cooker drinks!

Crock Pot Holiday Drinks

This Crockpot Honey Garlic Chicken is a quick and easy dinner idea your family will love! It's one of our favorite slow cooker chicken recipes!

Crock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

Grab some napkins! These Crockpot Italian Beef Sandwiches make a deliciously messy dinner that is easy to make and fun to personalize! Give this slow cooker beef recipe a try!

Crock Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches

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

A little bit sweet and a little bit spicy, this Crock Pot Korean Shredded Pork is perfect in a rice bowl, in a tortilla, or on a bun!

Crock Pot Korean Shredded Pork

Classic Crockpot Lasagna is a dinner everyone in my family loves! Give this delicious meal a try for dinner soon!

Crock Pot Lasagna

This Crockpot Lasagna Soup is delicious!

Crock Pot Lasagna Soup

This Crockpot Lemon Chicken is simple to throw together and has incredible flavor! It can be a light and healthy chicken recipe, or you can make a deliciously creamy sauce to accompany the dinner!

Crock Pot Lemon Chicken

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

This Crockpot Loaded Baked Potato Soup is hearty, delicious, and looks beautiful when the toppings are added! It's one of my favorite crockpot soup recipes!

Crock Pot Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Crock Pot Madras Lentils

These Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes are easy and delicious!

Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

This Crockpot Meatloaf and Vegetables recipe is a great one pot meal for a quick family dinner!

Crock Pot Meatloaf and Vegetables

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

Crock Pot Minestrone

This Crock Pot Mississippi Chicken recipe is a quick and easy dinner idea that has incredible flavor! Whatever you do, don't skip the pepperoncinis!

Crock Pot Mississippi Chicken

This Crockpot Mississippi Roast recipe is the most amazing beef to come out of a slow cooker. It is moist, flavorful, and so easy it takes only 5 minutes to prepare. Try this! It will become a dinner you'll LOVE!

Crock Pot Mississippi Roast

This Crockpot Nutella Hot Chocolate will knock your socks off! Perfect for Christmas, holiday parties, or just a chilly day, this slow cooker drink will be a hit!

Crock Pot Nutella Hot Chocolate

Crock Pot Olive Garden Pasta E Fagioli Soup | This slow cooker soup is hearty and delicious!

Crock Pot Olive Garden Pasta E Fagioli Soup

Do you love orange chicken, but don't want to get takeout? Try this Crockpot Orange Chicken recipe!

Crock Pot Orange Chicken

Crock Pot Orange Marmalade Meatballs

This Crockpot Pesto Spinach Chicken is a breeze to assemble, is full of beautiful green stuff, and tastes great! Throw this easy chicken recipe in your slow cooker for a dinner idea you're going to love!

Crock Pot Pesto Spinach Chicken

Try these quick and easy Crockpot Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches recipe for a dinner your family will love!

Crock Pot Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches

This Crockpot Picadillo has the most delicious flavor and is excellent over rice, on a bun, or as a lower calorie main dish!

Crock Pot Picadillo

Crock Pot Pineapple Chicken Curry

With only a few ingredients and incredibly easy directions, this Crockpot Pineapple Glazed Ham recipe is a quick and easy dinner idea your family will love! One of my sisters-in-law says this is her all-time favorite crockpot recipe!

Crock Pot Pineapple Glazed Ham

You won't believe how great these Crockpot Pork Carnitas taste! Give this easy and delicious crockpot pork recipe a try!

Crock Pot Pork Carnitas

This Pork Chops with Dijon Herb Sauce recipe is a wonderful crockpot dinner good for the whole family. The meat is tender and looks delicious.

Crock Pot Pork Chops with Dijon Herb Sauce

The shredded meat for these Crockpot Pork Tacos is also excellent on salads, nachos, and with rice! If you're looking for quick, easy, and versatile dinner recipes, this is for you!

Crock Pot Pork Tacos

Delicious Crock Pot Potatoes au Gratin!

Crock Pot Potatoes Au Gratin

Crock Pot Red Thai Chicken Curry from @FunnyIsFamily.

Crock Pot Red Thai Chicken Curry

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Crock Pot Reuben Sandwiches

This Crockpot Roast Turkey Breast is made with the most incredible rub! Don't wait for Thanksgiving to make this quick and easy dinner. Your family will love it!

Crock Pot Roasted Turkey Breast

The flavors of this Crock Pot Ropa Vieja dish blend beautifully! Give this delicious slow cooker beef recipe a try!

Crock Pot Ropa Vieja

Crock Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

Easy and delicious Crockpot Sandwiches and Wraps the entire family will love!

Crock Pot Sandwiches and Wraps

These Crockpot Sausage and Peppers are delicious and super easy to make! Give this dinner recipe a try when you're craving fair food without the cost or the crowds! They are great for parties, picnics, and holiday celebrations, too!

Crock Pot Sausage and Peppers

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 Pizza Pasta recipe is a quick and easy dinner idea kids and adults will love equally!

Crock Pot Sausage Pizza Pasta

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

Crock Pot Sausage Stuffing

This Crockpot Seven Layer Dip is a perfect appetizer for the slow cooker! Crockpot dip recipes are great for bbqs, potlucks, and parties!

Crock Pot Seven Layer Dip

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

This recipe is the easiest and most delicious Crockpot Shredded Chicken, and is great in so many dishes! Use it for tacos, soups, nachos, salads, sandwiches, and more! My family loves this quick and easy dinner idea!

Crock Pot Shredded Chicken

Everyone raved about this Crock Pot Shrimp Boil! | |

Crock Pot Shrimp Boil

These crockpot smothered pork chops are an easy and delicious dinner idea!

Crock Pot Smothered Pork Chops

This Crockpot Southwest Chicken Soup recipe is hearty, healthy, and easy to prepare. Throw this in the slow cooker for a quick, family-friendly dinner idea!

Crock Pot Southwest Chicken Soup

This Crockpot Spaghetti and Meatballs recipe is a family favorite! It's an easy dinner idea that is perfect for company or for a quick weeknight dish!

Crock Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs

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

You will be shocked at how much these Crockpot Spare Ribs taste like they came off the BBQ! If you need an easy recipe for fall off the bone ribs, this is it!

Crock Pot Spare Ribs

Crock Pot Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Chicken

Crock Pot Split Pea Soup

This Crockpot Steak and Gravy recipe takes 10 minutes to throw together, and only has three ingredients! Make this quick and easy dinner idea soon!

Crock Pot Steak and Gravy

Crock Pot Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup

Crock Pot Stuffed Bell Peppers

These Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Pork Wraps are incredible! From @FunnyIsFamily. #slowcooker #crockpotthursday

Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Pork Wraps

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

This Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken recipe is a quick and easy dinner idea your family will love! YUM!

Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken

This Crockpot Tex-Mex Chicken recipe is great in a tortilla or over rice. My family loves this easy dinner idea!

Crock Pot Tex-Mex Chicken

This Thai Ginger Chicken Soup recipe is just a little bit spicy, and has great flavor! This slow cooker chicken soup made a great dinner!

Crock Pot Thai Ginger Chicken Soup

This Crockpot Turkey Chili is easy, versatile, and delicious!

Crock Pot Turkey Chili

This Crockpot Turkey or Chicken Stock will make your house smell incredible! Use your leftover turkey or chicken to make stock that freezes beautifully and can be used in soups, or for tons of other recipes!

Crock Pot Turkey Stock

Crock Pot Vegetable Beef Soup

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

Crock Pot Vegetable Curry

Crock Pot White Bean and Kielbasa Stew

A healthy and delicious slow cooked whole chicken the entire family will love!

Crock Pot Whole Chicken

This Crockpot Chili is my very favorite chili of all-time. It has both beef and pork in it, and the mix of spices and peppers adds a wonderfully complex flavor. You have to try it!

Crock Pot World’s Greatest Chili

Crock Pot Zuppa Toscana

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