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35 Back to School Crockpot Recipes

These 35 Back to School Crockpot Recipes are easy, quick and perfect for those busy weeknights. If you are looking for new recipes to try there is a little something for everyone from soups, to sides, to main dishes to breakfast. 

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35 Back to School Crockpot Recipes

When you think of back to school do you get a little bit stressed out? Busy days, rushing the kids out the door, trying to think of what to make for dinner on top of the 1,000 things you have to get done in a day.  No worries–I am here to help you just a little bit! Check out these 35 Back to School Crockpot Recipes to help you on those busy nights!


As a busy, full-time working Mom I know that easy, quick meals and snacks are the key to a happy, healthy family. I must admit at this point in my life I love my crockpot. These easy slow cooker recipes are a lifesaver.

4 Ingredient Cheesy Orzo - yum

Sundays are often spent throwing ingredients into my crockpot so weekly meals can cook away while I enjoy the day. Who doesn’t love an easy meal waiting for them when they get home? Or a delicious, healthy snack (my son’s favorite is crockpot applesauce) that you can pack in your child’s lunch?


Now that we have three kids running around our house {Ok, Jack is only crawling at this point, but still!} things are pretty crazy. When meal time comes around at the end of the day, I am exhausted and it really helps to have a meal waiting.


For example make a batch of this 4 Ingredient Cheesy Orzo {the picture above}, Lebanese Green Beans and this vegan Spanish Cauliflower Rice for the week. It really helps to have some easy, reheatable sides ready to go. I also like throwing out a plate of raw veggies to go with dinner.


Ribs // Garnish With Lemon 

Crock Pot Ribs - 35 Back to School Crockpot Recipes

Turkey Meatballs // A Cedar Spoon 

Bavarian Roast Pork with Sour Cream // Kalyns Kitchen 

Vegetarian Lentil Tortilla Soup // Peas & Crayons

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Tortilla Soup

Tri Tip Tacos // What’s Gaby Cooking

Buffalo Chicken // Diethood

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken

Shredded Beef Tacos // Total Noms 

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup // A Cedar Spoon

slow cooker chicken tortilla soup  

Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Brown Rice // This Mama Cooks!

Baked Potato Soup // Barefeet in the Kitchen

baked potato soup - 35 Back to School Crockpot Recipes 

Applesauce // A Cedar Spoon 

Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs // I Wash You Dry

Slow Cooker Red Wine Short Ribs // A Cedar Spoon 

Slow Cooker Red Wine Short Ribs

Mongolian Beef // Very Culinary

Pizza Lasagna // Lemons for Lulu 

Cuban Pork Rice Bowls // A Cedar Spoon

Cuban Pork Rice Bowls

Fat-Free Refried Beans // Rachel Cooks

Savory Citrus Chicken // Miss in the Kitchen

Slow Cooker Turkey Kale Chili // A Cedar Spoon

Slow Cooker Turkey Kale Chili

Steak Carnita Meat // Bless this Mess

Pumpkin Chili // Mommy Hates Cooking

Slow Cooker Lasagna // A Cedar Spoon

Slow Cooker Lasagna

Beef on Weck Sliders // Healthy. Delicious.

Rotel Chicken // Eat 2 Gather

Chipotle Black Beans and Quinoa Stew // Tasty Yummies

crockpot chipotle black bean and quinoa stew

Chicken Taco Soup // Smashed Peas and Carrots

Balsamic Roast // Julie’s Eats and Treats

Crock-Pot-Balsamic-Roast - 35 Back to School Crockpot Recipes

Apple-Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats // A Cedar Spoon 

Barbecued Country Style Ribs // Amanda’s Cookin 

Chicken Curry // The Lemon Bowl

chicken curry

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches // A Cedar Spoon 

Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Peppers // 365 Days of Slow Cooking

BBQ Beef Sandwich // Stuck on Sweet 

BBQ beef sandwich - 35 Back to School Crockpot Recipes

Pulled Pork Chicken // Running to the Kitchen

Nutella Crunch Cheesecake // Snappy Gourmet 

Santa Fe Chicken // The Comfort of Cooking 

Santa Fe Chicken

Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches // A Cedar Spoon

Slow Cooker Potato Soup with Pesto // Peas and Crayons

slow cooker potato soup with pesto

Want more slow cooker recipes? Check out these 15 Back to School Crockpot Recipes!

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Sunday 10th of September 2017

We are a group of volunteers and starting a brand new scheme in our community. Your website offered us with valuable info to paintings on. You've performed a formidable process and our entire community might be thankful to you.

Jenn @ peas and crayons

Tuesday 4th of August 2015

Fabulous round-up lady! <3 I have a total love affair with my crock-pot!


Tuesday 4th of August 2015

Thanks Jenn! I do too, especially during the fall and winter.


Tuesday 19th of August 2014

Unfortunately I can't open any of these links on my ipad. Saw it on FB first and wouldn't open so then tried going directly to your website and still won't work. Very unusual? Any ideas?

Tammy Keller

Tuesday 12th of August 2014

I really want the recipe for the Balasmic Roast but It doesn't come up for me!


Tuesday 12th of August 2014

Try this:

I am able to access it via my site so that is weird that is isn't working for you. I have heard people are having problems with links and I am not sure why--so sorry!


Sunday 10th of August 2014

Hi Julia, I think I'm going to love your website, although when I click on a recipe all I get is a blank white screen? I have an ipad2. Is it not compatible? I love Mediterranean food. My mother use to make delicious Dolmas. I don't have her recipe, she just knew it and never wrote it down. I know the secret ingredient she would add, but that's about it, so I would love to look at your stuffed grape leaf receipe and others! Please let me know if the problem, seeing the receipes, is at my end or yours.

Sincerely, Debi


Sunday 10th of August 2014

Hi Debi! That is strange. I tried the links this morning from my computer and they worked. I will go and try my IPAD now and see if they work on there. I have been having issues here and there with my website due to the traffic to this post. I will do a little research and see if it a problem with my website.

By the way-I love stuffed grape leaves! They are my favorite. I have not made them yet on my site but hopefully soon. I have a section with some of our Lebanese recipes here: Stay tuned for more this fall! :)