I adore my crockpot. It has become a staple in our household and I can’t imagine a time without it. If you are on a limited budget, slow cooking is a great way to prepare large meals ahead of time and if you’re a leftover lover like me, it’s a must-have item to add to your kitchen.
We created this healthy crockpot meals on a budget post because of the advantages of using a slow cooker to allow multitasking and prepare recipes ahead of time. All this and the savings you will see in your pocketbook. If you’re like me, there is something wonderful about the ability to set it and forget it and the taste is fantastic as well.
We have broken this article down into sections for your convenience.
- Chicken crockpot recipes
- Turkey crockpot recipes
- Beef crockpot recipes
- Pork crockpot recipes
- Vegetable crockpot recipes
Chicken crockpot recipes
Chicken is such a versatile ingredient when preparing meals in a crock pot. When done correctly, the meat is so tender you can cut it with a fork. Add the right spices and the flavors will light up your taste buds.
This recipe uses bourbon, ginger, soy, honey, vinegar and many other ingredients to deliver a dish that has some serious wow! Crock Pot Bourbon Chicken is easy and delicious! Tender juicy chicken is cooked in a rich bourbon ginger sauce for a delicious meal. We love this Crock Pot meal served over rice with a side of steamed broccoli.
This flavorful appetizer uses ginger, brown sugar, soy and a host of other ingredients that packs on the flavor. Crock Pot Sweet and Spicy Sticky Wings get fall off the bone tender in the crock pot and then wonderfully caramelized with a thick sauce under the broiler.
CROCK POT SWEET AND SPICY STICKY WINGS
Using mainly maple syrup and soy, you won’t believe the taste. Crock pot chicken thighs are just so darn good! Tonight our family enjoyed a terrific maple glazed slow cooker recipe that was out of this world.
This meal will feed the whole family. Spices are the key to a great chicken taste. Making a crock pot whole chicken is an easy way to prep for paleo lunches and dinners throughout the week.
Who says Italian dishes can’t be healthy? Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese, and tomato sauce make this an outstanding choice for dinner. All the flavors of slow cooker chicken parmesan are combined in this crockpot recipe that uses up that extra summer squash! Just dump the ingredients in your slow cooker and let it cook itself.
CROCKPOT ZUCCHINI CHICKEN PARMESAN
Who doesn’t love Hawaii? Most of us can’t afford that kind of vacation so bring Hawaii to your house. All it takes is pineapple and your favorite barbecue sauce. This Crock Pot Hawaiian Chicken recipe has only 3 ingredients and is super easy to make.
All you need is marmalade and a bottle of soy sauce and a little patience to make orange chicken a family dinner favorite. Because of how easy and tasty this chicken is, it’s one of my favorite meals to make for the family.
Chicken noodle soup shouldn’t only be used for treating colds. This recipe is a great comfort food and can be eaten for several days. Made right in the crockpot! So hearty, comforting and soothing. Perfect during the cold weather or fighting off a cold!
If you’re a sports fan and love to snack while you watch your favorite team, this recipes is right for you. If you are looking for a new Dip Recipe, this Buffalo Chicken Dip Crockpot Recipe is perfect to try with your friends and family!
Turkey crockpot recipes
Like chicken, turkey is a very flexible main ingredient in crock pot cooking. It has the unique ability to take on the flavor of other items. Plus, there are a plethora of ingredients that pair well with turkey.
Meatball subs just got a healthier and without sacrificing that great meatball taste. Add it to your favorite pasta and no one will ever know. This is my favorite recipe for classic crockpot turkey meatballs. They’re spiced just right, incredibly tender, filled with tons of flavor, and there’s hardly any work involved.
Beef crockpot recipes
This is a must have recipe. I adore the Korean elements to this dish. The flavors are off the charts. Amazing and flavorful beef that slow cooks to tender melt in your mouth perfection! This will be one of the best meals that you will make!
Broccoli and beef are a great team. Like Cagney and Lacey, Telma and Louis, Starsky and Hutch, the Wonder Twins, You get the point! They are a force to be reckoned with. Super easy Slow Cooker Broccoli Beef! The sauce is AMAZING – so much better tasting and healthier than takeout!
Pork crockpot recipes
Pork has a wonderful flavor and slow cooking ribs is one of my favorite dishes. Keep an eye on the internal temperature and make sure the meat is thoroughly cooked.
Ribs are probably my most favorite meal. I’ve never had a bad plate of ribs and I’ve never turned down the opportunity to enjoy them. We couldn’t get enough of these Slow Cooker Honey-Garlic Baby Back Ribs! Samantha’s recipe is a perfect balance of sweet and smoky flavors.
Slow cooker ham and potato soup that’s creamy, full of vegetables and chunks of ham, finished off with milk and sour cream for a easy and delicious hearty soup.
Vegetable crockpot recipes
As a kid, I rarely ate vegetables. Now that I’m older, I really appreciate all of the wonderful flavors that I missed out on when I was younger.
I’m not a big fan of cooked spinach but something magical happens to it when paired with the cheese and artichoke flavors. Need an easy, cheesy dip recipe? This Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip is delicious and made in your crock pot with lots of cheeses, fresh spinach and artichoke hearts.