I absolutely LOVE slow cooker meals!! There is nothing quite as convenient as being able to throw a bunch of ingredients together in a slow cooker and just let it cook all day while you go about your daily routine. I’ve found that convenience is key for gluten free and dairy free cooking so I use my slow cooker a lot. Most slow cooker recipes also make a lot of food all at once so I will usually get an additional 2-3 meals that I can have for lunches throughout the week.
I also love how much flavor you get out of food from slow cooking it. The 10 slow cooker meals listed below are some of my all time favorite meals. I make them all the time for my family and everyone loves them. Even the picky kiddo! I hope you all enjoy them as much as we do.
I was so excited when I first ran across the idea of slow cooker fajitas. Genius! Mexican food is such a great candidate for the slow cooker because the typical ingredients in Mexican food have amazing flavor to begin with.
This white bean soup makes a regular appearance at the dinner table in our house. I love it, my husband loves it, and most importantly my toddler loves it! It’s warm, creamy, and super easy to make.
This gluten free and dairy free beef and bean chili was exactly what I was looking for in a good traditional chili. It’s amazing paired with my cornbread muffins and could be used as a base to make all different kinds of unique chili recipes.
I absolutely love how delicious and easy it was to put together this BBQ chicken and that included making a homemade BBQ sauce! The sauce takes about 15 minutes to make and then you just throw the chicken and sauce in the slow cooker for 3-4 hours on low or 6-8 hours on high.
This gluten free, dairy free, and soy free teriyaki chicken tasted so much better than it used to when I would use the store bought sauce. I love making my own sauces at home so I can control exactly what goes in it, reduce the sodium, and adjust the flavors to get it exactly how my family likes it.
This black bean soup is so easy to make, it’s super healthy, and the flavors are crazy good. I’m still amazed every time I make it in the slow cooker just how much flavor is possible from such simple ingredients.
Enchiladas are one of my favorite meals ever! I think one of the biggest reasons is because of the enchilada sauce. I could eat it by the spoonful! So imagine how excited I was to come across the idea of enchilada soup. I get to eat enchilada sauce by the spoonful and not have my husband look at me strange!
This gluten free and dairy free Beef Stew is so hearty and tastes wonderful! After the beef has been slow cooked it basically falls apart in your mouth and the flavor is just astounding. Potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, beef, and creamy gravy, not sure it gets much better than that!
This Avocado Chicken Salad is so easy to make, super healthy, and extremely delicious! It’s also Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and Egg Free. You can eat it with gluten free taco shells, over gluten free tortilla chips to make nachos, on top of a salad, or even all by itself. It’s that good!
This chicken taco chili is SO tasty and I love how convenient it is. There really isn’t a whole lot to it and since it’s a slow cooker meal, you just throw all the ingredients in and let it cook. It’s also so warm and comforting that I forget how healthy it is while I’m eating it.