Feastie Friday: 13 Slow Cookers Recipes That Do the Work For You

While cooking can be fun, relaxing, and rewarding, on those nights you come home late from work and are faced with the decision of "What do I eat for dinner?" cooking may very well be the last thing you want to do. To the extent that an easy 30 minute dinner may take 29 minutes longer than you actually want it to. So, what are your options? Drive-thru, pizza, take-out or delivery, or something crusted in ice crystals from the back of the freezer are your easiest options. UNLESS - you've let your slow cooker or crock pot make dinner for you. Sure you have to throw in a few ingredients in the morning before work, but coming home to the lovely aroma of slow-cooked pork or lasagna is well worth the extra few minutes you'd need to invest that morning. We've rounded up 13 slow cooker and crock pot recipes that do the work for you - literally make you dinner. So much better than a greasy take-out bag or a gloppy frozen dinner. 

1. Crock Pot Lentil Sweet Potato Soup from Eat, Live, Run
Crock Pot Lentil Sweet Potato Soup from Eat, Live, Run
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2. Coca-Cola Braised Pork Loin in the Slow Cooker from Miss in the Kitchen
Coca-Cola Braised Pork Loin  Slow Cooker Recipe from Miss in the Kitchen
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3. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken from Diethood
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken from Diethood
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4. Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa and Black Beans from 365 Days of Slow Cooking
  Recipe for Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa and Black Beans (vegan slow cooker recipe)  from 365 Days of Slow Cooking
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5. Slow Cooker Lasagna from Baked Bree
Slow Cooker Lasagna from Baked Bree
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6. Slow Cooker Shrimp & Rice Casserole from Little Kitchen, Big Bites
Slow Cooker Shrimp & Rice Casserole from Little Kitchen, Big Bites
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7. Crock Pot Baked Ziti with Three Cheeses from The Dinner-Mom
Crock Pot Baked Ziti with Three Cheeses from The Dinner-Mom
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8. Crock Pot Roast Chicken from Iowa Girl Eats
Crock Pot Roast Chicken from Iowa Girl Eats
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9. Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili from Vegan In The Freezer
Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili from Vegan In The Freezer
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10. Slow Cooker Beef Gyros from Eat at Home
Slow Cooker Beef Gyros  75 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes from Eat at Home
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11. Slow-Cooker Meatloaf with Sun-Dried Tomatoes from Citron Limette
Slow-Cooker Meatloaf with Sun-Dried Tomatoes from Citron Limette
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12. Slow Cooker Lentil Sloppy Joes from Michelle Dudash
Slow Cooker Lentil Sloppy Joes from Michelle Dudash
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13. How To Bake A Potato In The Slow Cooker from The Kitchn
How To Bake A Potato In The Slow Cooker from The Kitchn
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