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17 Cheap Slow Cooker Recipes

Just set it and forget it!

Updated November 01, 2018
Cheap Slow Cooker Recipes

For those of you who have a lot of mouths to feed but not a lot of time, the slow cooker is truly a miracle of the modern kitchen. Just throw these recipes together, set it, and forget it. Without even thinking about it, you'll have a beautiful, delicious meal that is filling, and is a real crowd pleaser. Plus, if you're a meal prepper, you can easily prepare the ingredients ahead of time and store them until you're ready to start cooking.

We've teamed up with our friends at RecipeLion and the slow cooker experts at AllFreeSlowCookerRecipes to bring you this collection of some of the best slow cooker recipes for the budget-conscious cook!

Give these recipes a try, and you'll be switching up your dinner routine without the hassle of complicated recipes or expensive ingredients. Tried one of these recipes already? Let us know in the comments how it tasted.

Creamy Chicken Noodle Casserole

This easy casserole recipe has everything you love about chicken noodle soup but baked into a warm and creamy casserole dish. You're sure to please more than a few people when you make this delicious recipe for dinner.

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Creamy Chicken Noodle Casserole

Slow Cooker Pizza Pull-Apart Bread Recipe

If you love, pizza, slow cookers, and easy-to-make food that's budget friendly, this Slow Cooker Pizza Pull-Apart Bread Recipe is the one you've been waiting for.

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Slow Cooker Pizza Pull-Apart Bread Recipe

Slow Cooker Ranch Pork Chop Recipe

This recipe is so easy. Like one-step easy! Well, two if you count the final step: stuff your face! You just dump these ingredients into your slow cooker and forget about them until you’re ready to eat.

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Slow Cooker Ranch Pork Chop Recipe

World's Easiest Slow Cooker Party Meatballs

Slow cooker frozen meatballs make for a super simple and incredibly delicious party appetizer!

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World's Easiest Slow Cooker Party Meatballs

Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Dressing

This dressing will remind you of the kind your mom used to make. It uses familiar ingredients -- like crusty croutons, chopped celery, onion and cream of chicken soup -- that will comfort and satisfy your soul.

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Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Dressing

Slow Cooker Blueberry Overnight French Toast

This moist and fluffy French toast casserole is made all the more sweeter and scrumptious with the addition of vanilla. Refrigerate the batter overnight, pour it in your slow cooker when you wake up, and cook it in the morning.

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Slow Cooker Blueberry Overnight French Toast

Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole Supreme

You've probably had a creamy chicken and rice casserole once or twice in your life, but this slow cooker version really amps up the flavor by allowing the chicken to become super tender over hours.

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Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole Supreme

Breakfast Bake

If you love those savory breakfast flavors, you will appreciate this easy slow cooker breakfast recipe. This slow cooker breakfast casserole recipe is perfect for busy holiday mornings and entertaining when family and friends are over. Just set it out, and watch how it disappears in no time at all.

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Breakfast Bake

Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork

You'll love how easy and flavorful this pulled pork slow cooker recipe is, and how handy it comes in when you're in the mood for pulled pork sandwiches or tacos.

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Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork

Lazy Slow Cooker Pierogi Casserole

This recipe is more authentic than some because it doesn't use pre-packaged pierogis. Instead you'll "build" your own casserole-style inside your slow cooker.

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Lazy Slow Cooker Pierogi Casserole

Slow Cooker Cabbage Casserole

Slow Cooker Cabbage Casserole is a budget-friendly way to fill your belly. This slow cooker casserole recipe could be made vegetarian, but the addition of slow-cooked sausages on top adds a depth of flavor and texture that you won't want to pass up.

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Slow Cooker Cabbage Casserole

Tasty Orange Chicken

Slow cooker Chinese food has never been so easy to make! Plus, we've included a recipe for homemade orange chicken sauce.

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Tasty Orange Chicken

Marlene's Creamy Lemon Chicken Thighs

This old-fashioned chicken thighs recipe is sure to be a winner with the whole family because it brings comfort to the table. Mustard, lemon juice and chicken broth combine for a creamy sauce that coats these tender, slow-cooked thighs with the perfect flavor.

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Marlene's Creamy Lemon Chicken Thighs

One Pot Slow Cooker Chicken

This meal slowly cooks to perfection in a decadent sauce made of cream cheese, chicken stock, salt, pepper, garlic, mustard and white wine. This tasty chicken and sausage delight will make your mouth start watering from the moment you smell it cooking away all on its own.

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One Pot Slow Cooker Chicken

Slow Cooker Reuben Soup

Tangy sauerkraut is the base of this delicious soup recipe, and strips of corned beef make it rich enough for a perfect meal. The whole dish is topped with gooey Swiss cheese for that classic flavor combination.

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Slow Cooker Reuben Soup

Amazing Slow Cooker Swiss Steak

The delicious tomato sauce adds great flavor, and preparing this Swiss steak recipe is as easy as dumping the ingredients in your slow cooker and letting it cook itself!

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Amazing Slow Cooker Swiss Steak

Magic Healing Soup

Whether you're fighting off a cold or simply want something to warm you up, this Magic Healing Soup is the perfect vegetable soup recipe for the job.

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Magic Healing Soup
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