The Organized Dream

5 Days of Easy Crock Pot Meals

by The Organized Dream

It’s hot, it’s sticky, it’s Summer. Why slave away making awesome meals for your family for hours when you can dump it in the crock pot and go enjoy the weather? This past week has been nothing but crock pot meals so, in a way, this is basically my meal plan from the week.

You’ll never understand how easy dinner is until you’ve planned a week of crock pot meals so if you never have, do it! It’s a suggestion of course, but definitely worth it.

It started because I really didn’t want to cook and thought this was the best alternative than throwing my pots and pans in the trash! {lol}

Day 1

Lazy Crock Pot Lasagna

Basically, this recipe is just some meat sauce with cheese ravioli. It’s something I’ve made in the oven before, but I was really surprise at how well it came out!

Visit Spend With Pennies for the recipe.

Day 2

Stuffed Peppers

I really just prepared the peppers like I would if I were going to put them in the oven only I didn’t par-boil them first. This recipe will say to put the meat in raw (which you can most certainly do). I chose to cook it first so there wasn’t a boatload of grease.

I used my own recipe, but I’m sharing this one from Stockpiling Moms because it’s a great reference for cooking times, etc.

Day 3

Pork Ribs

Ribs, ribs, ribs! I don’t personally care for them in the crock pot really, but my daughter insisted so that’s what we went for. They’re easy to prep and easy to serve. I typically use ribs and BBQ sauce and that’s it, but this recipe had a few bells and whistles to add so I went with it.

You can find this recipe at

Day 4

Balsamic Chicken

Figuring out what to make with chicken in the crock pot seemed a little too hard. Everything I came across either had BBQ sauce on it (which is what we just had) or it was loaded with cheese… no. Balsamic chicken seemed pretty good so it’s what we went for. I really liked it because it contained everything I already had so there were no crazy ingredients to buy.

You can find the recipe over at Served From Scratch.

Day 5

Shredded Chicken Tacos

When you’re going shopping with a kid, asking them for dinner ideas don’t always seem to work out. You ask them what they would want and then that’s ALL they want. My daughter insisted on tacos and, well, it gets boring. I’ve made crock pot chicken tacos before and it’s amazing so she got what she wanted. This recipe is great because it’s easy to have enough for another meal and it’s freezer-friendly.

Stop over to From Valerie’s Kitchen to see her great recipe!

All images are courtesy of their respective blogs listed above.

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Laura August 5, 2016 - 1:33 am

Mmmm. . . they all look delicious! I love my Crock Pot and use it almost weekly. I'm going to have to try out these recipes.

Kate Auclair August 6, 2016 - 8:40 pm

Awesome! I'm really trying to get more recipes for my crock pot. I absolutely love cooking in it in the cooler months.

Danita Carr August 8, 2016 - 2:20 am

All of these are super yummy and super easy! I've tried most of these and love them! Thanks for sharing at #SmallVictories linkup!

Sherry Nappa August 8, 2016 - 7:39 pm

These all look good to me! Thanks for sharing your roundup with us at Funtastic Friday.

elaine August 10, 2016 - 1:57 pm

What a great collection of recipes!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday Pinned!

Kate Auclair August 11, 2016 - 3:06 pm

Thanks, Elaine! Glad to join your party!

Theresa August 11, 2016 - 9:12 pm

Perfect for upcoming fall or end of summer hot days. Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight Party. Pinned & shared.

Linda at Mixed Kreations August 12, 2016 - 11:32 am

Oh these all look so delicious! I will have to try these our in the new crockpot the hubby bought me. I've never cooked lasagna or stuffed peppers in a crockpot. Pinning!

Kate Auclair August 15, 2016 - 1:22 pm

Thanks for stopping by, Linda!

Dee M August 14, 2016 - 8:05 am

Yum! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

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