50 Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

by Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes are life-savers during the first few weeks of school. Everyone adjusts to the new schedule, and we, working moms need to quickly adapt to the new routine. So while we juggle with domestic chores like cooking, cleaning, and doing the laundry as we get home from work, we need to find means to multitask. As moms, we don’t want to serve pizzas and Chinese takeout meals all the time. We want to pamper our spouse and kids after work and school. Text or call them during your break about that special crockpot recipe for dinner. Busy days will just fly by when you have something delicious to look forward to at the end of it!

50 Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

Show your family lots of love by serving them their favorite crockpot recipes for dinner. And consider raising the appetite bar a tad bit higher for your children, especially now that school has begun. A hearty dinner is a way of giving a deserving reward for a job well done. My children say that these crockpot meals make them feel good in the tummy. No wonder they get pumped up and compete as to who shares their school happenings first! 😉 I feel that these crockpot recipes create an open and relaxing environment where the whole family can talk about anything under the sun. And so they have.

We have beef, pasta, vegetable, and chicken crockpot recipes to satisfy any kind of foodie. So, let’s give this a quick look and choose one for tonight’s dinner. Shall we?

Crockpot Recipes #1 Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies

Crockpot Recipes #1 Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies | Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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I love the way how all this goodness can be prepared hours before and just simply warm it up in time for dinner. The sweet blend of chicken and vegetables cooked in honey and garlic is just magnifique!

Crockpot Recipes #2  Chicken Portobella Slow Cooker Recipe

Crockpot Recipes #2 Chicken Portobella Slow Cooker Recipe | Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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This chicken portobella is a perfect come-home-to dish after a stressful day. Remind your kids to save some for daddy if he comes home late, or else the dish will be left squeaky clean!

Crockpot Recipes #3 Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Crockpot Recipes #3 Chicken Gnocchi Soup | Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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Is it your first time cooking a chicken gnocchi soup in a crockpot? Your family will warm up to this soup in no time!

Crockpot Recipes #4 Slow Cooker Chicken and Corn Chowder

Crockpot Recipes #4 Slow Cooker Chicken and Corn Chowder | Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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I know the perfect place to put this slow cooked chicken and corn chowder. In our bellies! 🙂 Try this out for tonight’s dinner preparation and make them want some more.

Crockpot Recipes #5 Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Potatoes

Crockpot Recipes #5 Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Potatoes | Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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What a tempting crockpot recipe this will be. Your kids will be acing school when fed like a king with these crockpot recipes every school night!

Crockpot Recipes #6 Crockpot Butter Ranch Chicken

Crockpot Recipes #6 Crockpot Butter Ranch Chicken | Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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Simply drop them all in the crockpot and then start the heat. It may take a while longer to finish cooking, but the delicious result is worth all the wait.

Crockpot Recipes #7 Crockpot Lemon Chicken

The tangy flavor of lemon is what excites me with this crockpot lemon chicken dish. It’s so unique and delicious, who wouldn’t want a bite?

Crockpot Recipes #8 Crockpot Barbecue Chicken

Crockpot Recipes #8 Crockpot Barbecue Chicken | Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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Creating a barbecue masterpiece in a crockpot? Now this I got to see!

Crockpot Recipes #9 Crockpot Chicken Tortellini

Crockpot Recipes #9 Crockpot Chicken Tortellini | Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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This stuffed tortellini are delicious beyond compare. I love this from the moon and back. You should try this sometime.

Crockpot Recipes #10 Crispy Slow Cooker Carnitas

Crockpot Recipes #10 Crispy Slow Cooker Carnitas | Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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These tender pork carnitas are easy to eat and hold. A genuinely satisfying and fun to devour crockpot recipe. It’s perfect for the kids!

Crockpot Recipes #11 Crockpot Cola Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Crockpot Recipes #11 Crockpot Cola Baby Back Ribs Recipe | Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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This Coca Cola baby back ribs recipe is a must-try. You can actually cook meat with coca cola in different ways too. Go here for more cola recipes.

Crockpot Recipes #12 Crockpot Apple Bacon Pork Roast

What would you get if you wrap pork with bacon and surround it with tasty apples? This perfectly slow cooked apple bacon pork roast of course! Doesn’t it look divine?

Crockpot Recipes #13 Crockpot Cranberry Meatballs

A bowl of meatballs can already bring sparkles to my daughters’ eyes. These crockpot cranberry meatballs are a perfect blend of sweetness and meatiness, you simply need to have one. You can try some other fruits to combine these meatballs with if you like.

Crockpot Recipes #14 Wonderful Pork Tenderloin in Slow Cooker

Crockpot Recipes #14 Wonderful Pork Tenderloin in Slow Cooker | Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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What a sight this wonderfully slow cooked pork tenderloin is. Imagine sinking your teeth on these babies!

Crockpot Recipes #15 Pork Chop with String Beans in Slow Cooker

Crockpot Recipes #15 Pork Chop with String Beans in Slow Cooker | Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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What a treat it will be coming home to this delicious pork chop with string beans crockpot recipe. Not only is it rich in protein, it’s saucy and super tasty too!

Crockpot Recipes #16 Crock Pot Smothered Pork Chops

Crockpot Recipes #16 Crock Pot Smothered Pork Chops | Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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Don’t worry about a thing because these crockpot recipes will make you forget your worries away. Make these smothered chops tomorrow and see how it will go.

Crockpot Recipes #17 Crockpot Sugar Holiday Ham

Crockpot Recipes #17 Crockpot Sugar Holiday Ham | Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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Nobody in this universe has the will power to refuse this nicely done crockpot sugar holiday ham. Forget about the name, you deserve to have this, even if it’s not a holiday. 😉

Crockpot Recipes #18 Garlic Pork Roast in Crockpot

Crockpot Recipes #18 Garlic Pork Roast in Crockpot| Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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You know you’ve hit the jackpot when you take a bite from this garlic pork roast. Plus, if it’s cooked in crockpot, it only means that it’s extra tender and extra delicious, too!

Crockpot Recipes #19 Crockpot Brown Sugar Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Crockpot Recipes #19 Crockpot Brown Sugar Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin | Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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You have no idea just how yummy this brown sugared tenderloin is until you’ve tasted one. It’s sweet and soft, it’s like tasting a piece of heaven.

Crockpot Recipes #20 Southern Style Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese

Crockpot Recipes #20 Southern Style Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese | Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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Let’s get back from our roots and get southern style with our kids’ fave dish. It’s cheesy and creamy. What more can you ask for?

Crockpot Recipes #21 Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes

I just love potato recipes! They can easily absorb and enhance the flavor of the dish that you’re aiming for. This will surely be a smashing hit!

Crockpot Recipes #22 Crockpot Ravioli

Crockpot Recipes #22 Crockpot Ravioli | Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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The pasta lovers in the family will come running home when you text them about this crockpot ravioli. Truly, simply, honestly good!

Crockpot Recipes #23 Crockpot Hashbrown Casserole

What a unique way of cooking potatoes in a crockpot. The texture of the tiny shreds of potatoes will melt slowly in your mouth. Now that’s the experience you want your family to have.

Crockpot Recipes #24 Crockpot Sausage and Potatoes

Sausages are one of the kids’ weaknesses nowadays. Surely, cooking this sausage and potato crockpot recipe for your little tots is like hitting the jackpot.

Crockpot Recipes #25 Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

Crockpot Recipes #25 Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef | Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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This Mongolian Beef crockpot recipe will be a great dinner deviation. Surprise them with its exotic finger-licking flavor later.

Crockpot Recipes #26 Crockpot Balsamic Brussel Sprouts

Crockpot Recipes #26 Crockpot Balsamic Brussel Sprouts | Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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Cooking brussel sprouts will never be the same again. Make it, taste it and experience a ride of flavors that you will never forget.

Crockpot Recipes #27 Crockpot Party Beans

Crockpot Recipes #27 Crockpot Party Beans | Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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Don’t  your kiddos down. If you promise a feastive dinner, know how to deliver. These cockpot party beans recipe definitely knows how to bring it.

Crockpot Recipes #28 Slow Cooker Potatoes

Let’s get back to basics with this classic crockpot potatoes for a change. Try this interesting recipe and find that there is really nothing ordinary with these crockpot potatoes.

Crockpot Recipes #29 Slow Cooker Lo Mein

Crockpot Recipes #29 Slow Cooker Lo Mein | Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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Usually, lo mein takes time to prepare and cook. But when you slow cook and leave it, it will feel like it’s done in a flash. The mix of flavors of its sauce is what really gets me. Go ahead and try this one tonight.

Crockpot Recipes #30 Slow Cooker Swiss Steak

Crockpot Recipes #30 Slow Cooker Swiss Steak | Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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A Swiss steak as soft and flavorful as this one only deserves to be served on your family’s dining table. This crockpot recipe is simply to-die-for!

Crockpot Recipes #31 Slow Cooker Maple Glazed Short Ribs

Crockpot Recipes #31 Slow Cooker Maple Glazed Short Ribs| Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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I’m excitedly crazy to have this one tonight. I already have all the ingredients, all I got to do is to prepare it before leaving for work. Have you picked one yet?

Crockpot Recipes #32 Easy Crockpot Pot Roast with Gravy

Crockpot Recipes #32 Easy Crockpot Pot Roast with Gravy | Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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Cooking pot roast in crockpot may sound like a pun but it’s really a game changer if you’d ask me. It’s tender and dangerously addictive. (wink! wink!)

Crockpot Recipes #33 Slow Cooker Beef Broccoli

Crockpot Recipes #33 Slow Cooker Beef Broccoli | Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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To be truthful, my kids never had issues when it comes to broccoli, but most kids do. So I would like to recommend this slowly cooked beef broccoli. This is where they learned to love broccoli. I hope your kids will enjoy them, too!

Crockpot Recipes #34 Slow Cooker Balsamic Pot Roast

Crockpot Recipes #34 Slow Cooker Balsamic Pot Roast | Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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Cook this for dinner and it will be like taking our family to their happy place. That’s how good this is.

Crockpot Recipes #35 Slow Cooker Jambalaya

A little oriental treat is always welcomed in our household. This became an instant favorite in the family. I hope it will be yours, too! 🙂

Crockpot Recipes #36 Slow Cooker Guinness Pot Roast

Crockpot Recipes #36 Slow Cooker Guinness Pot Roast | Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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What a colorful beefy crockpot recipe, and not to mention nutritious, too. Go on, make one, your family deserves it.

Crockpot Recipes #37 Slow Cooker Big Batch Chili

Crockpot Recipes #37 Slow Cooker Big Batch Chili | Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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This crockpot big batch chili is the way to go, not only during school nights but for weekends too! And guess what? If you can’t get enough of crockpot chili recipes, go here for more.

Crockpot Recipes #38 Beef Tips in Crockpot

Crockpot Recipes #38 Beef Tips in Crockpot | Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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This crockpot beef tips recipe is just the thing you need to win a back to school dinner award. 😉 Save the night and pair this with a nice toasty bread on the side.

Crockpot Recipes #39 Slow Cooker Beef and Noodles

I never knew that pasta can go well with big bits of meat. But no need to worry, crockpot cooking softens the beef, making them a perfect match.

But wait, there’s MORE! 🙂

Crockpot Recipes #40 Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken

When we talk about Hawaiian dishes, my daughters will always be the first ones to rush to the table. They like the sweet and sour taste of pineapple on any dish. They just can’t resist it!

Crockpot Recipes #41 Crockpot Sweet and Spicy Sticky Wings

Every once in a while, it’s fun to have something spicy to ignite the fire on the dining table. Serve it with a pitcher of the family’s favorite drinks and you’re ready to sizzle.

Crockpot Recipes #42 Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie

Growing up with this crockpot chicken pot pie, I have nothing but good words for it. It’s a mouthful and a heartful of joy.

Crockpot Recipes #43 Authentic Crockpot Chicken Recipe

Cooking a whole piece of crispy chicken is made a whole lot easy with crockpot. Serve this as a back to school dinner treat as a pat on the back for giving it their all.

Crockpot Recipes #44 Slow Cooker Parmesan Honey Pork Roast

Crockpot Recipes #44 Slowcooker Parmesan Honey Pork Roast | Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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Other recipes may come, but nothing will ever change with how I feel for honey-glazed beef crockpot recipes. They are sweet and absolutely delicious.

Crockpot Recipes #45 Slow Cooker Corn and Potato Chowder

When you’re down from work and you simply don’t have the energy to do anything anymore, this slow cooked potato and corn chowder will lift you back up. Try it and taste it yourself.

Crockpot Recipes #46 Slow Cooker Chili

Crockpot Recipes #46 Slowcooker Chili | Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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Another one added to the long list of delicious chili crockpot recipes is this slow cooker traditional chili. It’s got the enough spices to hit you in the right spot.

Crockpot Recipes #47: Crockpot Stuffed Bell Peppers

This is a personal favorite. It’s got all the goodness in a healthy package. Want to have some? 🙂

Crockpot Recipes #48: Crockpot Beef Stew

This always gets me on my feet when I had a cold back in the days. Why not give your family a treat as a regular back to school dinner bounty? Be ready because they’ll throw in hugs and kisses afterward!

Crockpot Recipes #49 Crockpot Honey Garlic Chicken

Crockpot Recipes #49 Crockpot Honey Garlic Chicken | Perfect Back to School Dinner Crockpot Recipes | Cooking Lessons

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Saving the best for last, this honey garlic chicken is just an explosion of flavors. Try one and let your family enjoy these mouth watering crockpot recipes.

Crockpot Recipes #50 Slow Cooker Southern Smothered Oxtails

Trying oxtails is actually a bit liberating for our family but I’ve heard that it’s really tasty. In the name of all things scrumptious, we’re having this tomorrow. 🙂 Got to find myself some oxtails tonight!

 

Sharing your high’s and low’s to motivate each other won’t be so hard when you have these crockpot recipes. Have an end-of-the-day talk with your kids over a delicious bowl of crockpot soup and everything will feel much better. We have to learn that from our kids’ perspective, school can be great, but going home to a hearty meal is the best way to seal the deal. Happy cooking and hey, welcome back to school! 🙂

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