10 Slow Cooker Recipes That Will Save Your Busy Week

On days busy days where I need to squeeze dinner between work and evening sports activities for my children or my triathlete husband, the slow cooker is my saving grace.

Slow cookers make life a little easier because dinner is checked off of my mental “to do” list first thing in the morning. I can still feed my family a home cooked meal before we scoot back out the door for basketball practice, volleyball practice or swim lessons, and nighttime cleanup is a snap.

A few of these recipes are meant to cook for eight hours while you’re at work, while others like the poached salmon give you hands-free time for an hour while you take a quick run, help a child with homework our catchup on a few things around the house.

Whatever your schedule or daily routine, I hope you’ll find a slow cooker recipe below that suits your needs.

Take a little time in the morning to brown the ground beef and onions before adding them to your slow cooker. When you return home from work the only decision you have to make is: sour cream or no sour cream?