6 Crockpot Recipes That You Can Make Ahead of Time!

Life is so hectic today! Between family, work, and social life, who has time to cook the delicious, healthy meals we all want to be eating on a regular basis? Well, before you stop for that all too easy fast food meal, or resign yourself to another night of TV dinners, consider these 6 fantastic crockpot recipes that you can prepare before you leave, and enjoy as soon as you walk in the door!

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Found at All Recipes

Here’s a great take on a summertime classic that’s sure to be a hit the whole year round. A delicious crockpot style pulled pork sandwich recipe with a twist, and for the chef on the go, it doesn’t get much easier than this. Don’t forget the root beer!

Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese

Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese

Found at Food.com

Who doesn’t love home made macaroni and cheese? And the only thing better than macaroni and cheese is piping hot fresh mac and cheese ready to eat right as soon as you get home. From over at Food.com, here is Paula Deen’s take on the old stand by for the kid in all of us.

Crock Pot Grape Jelly Meatballs


Found at Funny is Family

From Amy Flory at Funny is Family, here is an interesting spin on meatballs that will have everyone coming back for seconds! Whether its a week night meal after work and school, or a romantic dinner for two, this super easy crock pot recipe is sure to impress.

Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas


Found at Simply Healthy Kitchen

Mexican night on a tight schedule? Say no more! This exceedingly simple, super healthy recipe requires only a handful of ingredients and a slow cooker to send the whole family’s taste buds south of the border.

Crock Pot Vegetable Soup

Crock Pot Vegetable Soup

Found at Pocket Change Gourmet

Homemade vegetable soup is a cold weather feel good staple food. This version offers the authenticity of a great classic with the set it and forget it ease of the slow cooker. And with all the time you’ll save cooking, why bother waiting until fall or winter to indulge and enjoy?

Crock Pot Beef Ribs

Crockpot Ribs

Found at The Stay at Home Chef

Any list of delicious slow cooked meal recipes wouldn’t be complete without an oh so tender, fall off the bone ribs recipe. With a little instruction from The Stay at Home Chef, any proud crock pot owner can enjoy the wonderful, savory treat, however messy it might be to eat!

With life seeming to get busier by the day and showing no sign of slowing, it seems hard to find time to eat a nice, gourmet meal, let alone cook one! But armed with their trusty crock pot, a little know how and this handy list, anyone can find the time to make and enjoy these delicious, time saving classics!