15 Crockpot Meals To Set + Forget On Busy Weekdays

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No time to cook on busy weekdays? No problem! Throw these entrees in the crockpot in the morning before school and work, then simply serve up at meal time. Done and done!

1. Sunny Anderson's Skinny Slow-Cooker Chicken Chili

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This slow-cooker chicken chili is super easy to prepare in the morning, and won't derail your summer diet plans because it's all good for you! Plus it's super easy to put on the table since it's a one-pot meal.

2. Elisabeth Hasselbeck's Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches with Red Cabbage Mango Slaw

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These barbeque chicken sandwiches are the perfect summer meal when you're craving BBQ flavor but don't want to stand over a hot grill.

3. Kelsey Nixon's Slow Cooker Chicken Meatball Parmesan

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Sometimes you just want good 'ol comfort food. You can prep these chicken meatballs in the morning and then just assemble the sandwiches when it's time to eat!

4. Stephanie O' Dea's Slow Cooker Chipotle Pork Soft Tacos

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Something about tacos just says "summer." These chipotle pork tacos are the perfect antidote to a long day—they are easy to assemble and customize.

5. Slow Cook Yourself Skinny Chicken Stroganoff

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One of the key tips for cooking healthy is to load up on flavor, and this recipe has it all. One key ingredient: chestnut butter. Not only does it provide a mouth-watering nutty flavor, it's also way healthier than using regular butter. A recipe that replaces calories with great taste. Sold!

6. Slow Cooker Skinny Stuffed Peppers

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On a mission to feed your family healthy meals? What better way to do so than by making a recipe by "Biggest Loser" trainer Bob Harper? This recipe is loaded with great flavor and healthy ingredients—everything from cauliflower, to carrots, turkey and dill.

7. Slow Cooker Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sliders with Blue Cheese Aioli and Celery Leaves

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This fun recipe will make you and your family feel like you're eating out! Kelsey starts with boneless, skinless chicken thighs (super affordable and really tender), which she slow cooks in a spicy sauce, shreds and serves up on slider buns with a blue cheese aioli and celery leaves. Delish!

8. Kelsey Nixon’s Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

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This pork roast is a true lifesaver, since it can be served five different ways! You can serve it up with BBQ sauce for pulled pork sandwiches, add to mac and cheese, serve with an egg on avocado toast, make a Ragu and serve over pasta or serve up with beans and cheese in a tortilla for burritos!

9. Emeril Lagasse's Pot Roast Dianne

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This delicious entrée was dreamed up by the master himself, Emeril Lagasse, and makes for an impressive treat at the end of a long school and work day. A hearty (and inexpensive) pot roast is served up in a rich jus with potatoes and carrots. Yum!

10. Slow Cooker Tex-Mex Lasagna

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This Mexican casserole is delicious and, like the chili, is a one-pot dish that you just need to serve up when dinnertime comes. How easy is that?

11. Erin Chase's Slow Cooker Rosemary Chicken with Red Potatoes and Green Beans

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This healthy and hearty meal features chicken, potatoes and green beans and won't heat up your kitchen like roasting a chicken would.

12. Ryan Scott's Slow-Cooked Chicken Thighs with Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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This one is a winner: tender chicken thighs slow-cooked in a savory sauce and served over garlicky mashed potatoes.

13. Valerie Bertinelli's Slow-Cooker Pasta Bake

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This slow-cooker meal from Valerie Bertinelli has pasta, veggies and CHEESE — a golden trio!

14. Slow-Cooker Chicken and Biscuits

Slow Cooker Chicken and Biscuits

This belly-warming chicken and biscuit meal made in a slow-cooker is the perfect dinner for busy winter nights.

15. Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

This yummy slow-cooker teriyaki chicken dinner is packed with veggies.

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