20 Delicious Crock-Pot Recipes for Fast Fall Dinners

Adriana Velez | Aug 12, 2019 Food & Party
20 Delicious Crock-Pot Recipes for Fast Fall Dinners
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For people who are looking for easy, fall dinner ideas, we've got it covered! Crock-Pot recipes are the best because they're low-maintenance and it's still possible to get things done while preparing dinner for the family. They are especially perfect for fall since this is probably the busiest time of year for most families. With school, sports, other activities, work, and appointments, it's sometimes a miracle to just get the family together for a meal. 

Crock-Pot recipes vary so much, for dinner alone there are tons of possibilities. Something light, like a good soup, might do the trick one night and then something with more protein, like pork, may be good another night. Being able to throw a bunch of ingredients together, leave it alone, and have it come out tasting delicious is just so convenient. 

Something cheesy, something saucy, or something juicy -- it can all be found on this list. In addition to a regular dinner, these meals also make great options for family gatherings like a football game or Thanksgiving

Here are 20 fast, fall-inspired dinners that can be made with a Crock-Pot. 

  • Crock-Pot Comforting Cheesy Potatoes


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    Rough day? These comforting cheesy potatoes are a soothing way to end the day. Just dice, dump, and melt troubles away with a dish that serves as a tasty bonus side or an indulgent dinner. 

  • Easy Slow-Cooker Meatloaf


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    In many houses's mom's meatloaf is a sacred specialty, but that doesn't mean it has to be hard! This is a basic Crock-Pot meatloaf recipe totally adaptable to a beloved recipe, like adding pureed vegetables or bacon for a signature taste. 

  • Crock-Pot Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo


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    After spending a chilly fall day outside. nothing says comfort food like a big pot of Crock-Pot fettuccine alfredo. Serve with garlic bread on the side and carbo load into the night with this super cosy meal!

  • Crock-Pot Enchiladas

    Crock-Pot Enchiladas

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    Traditional enchiladas from scratch are kind of a pain to make. But these Crock-Pot enchiladas are a cinch with very little hands on work. Just a fair warning: They are going to quickly become a family favorite. 

  • Crock-Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip


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    Yes, of course spinach and artichoke dip counts as dinner -- it has TWO vegetables in it. Hello! All kidding aside, this delicious dip is the perfect indulgence and tastes so amazing warmed up. 

  • Apple Cinnamon Crock-Pot Pork


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    Could there be a more perfect combination for fall than apple cinnamon Crock-Pot pork? (Besides pumpkin spice, of course!) Popping this recipe in the slow cooker will have the house smelling amazing and will definitely make wrangling the family for dinner easier. 

  • Saucy Succotash


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    After months of making delicious fall meals, recipes can feel kind of stale. Do an early fridge sweep and warm up the slow cooker for this one. Enjoy the last of fall produce with this creamy succotash recipe

  • Lemon Rosemary Chicken


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    OK, ok, maybe this isn't exclusively a fall dish. But everyone knows the the mouthwatering smell of this lemon rosemary chicken is impossible to resist -- and is definitely going to drive the family insane (in a good way) while it cooks!

  • Curried Vegetable and Chickpea Stew


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    When comforted is needed this recipe absolutely delivers, Be it a long day of hard tests for the kids or a wildly busy day at work coming home to this vegetable curry stew would be so warming on a windy fall evening. 

  • Crock-Pot Chicken 'n' Dumplings

    Crock-Pot Chicken 'n' Dumplings

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    Get out a roll of biscuit dough for scrumptious Crock-Pot chicken and dumplings. This classic recipe takes a very easy turn with some premade dough and the slow cooker, but totally tastes like it took hours of hard labor. 

  • Forgotten Once Jambalaya


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    It's called "forgotten" because all that has to be done is throw everything in the Crock-Pot and forget about it -- until dinnertime. Families with picky eaters can skip the shrimp in this Forgotten Once Jambalaya recipe, and it'll still taste great.

  • Crock-Pot Honey Mustard Chicken


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    Come home to a great meal. Start this five-ingredient honey mustard chicken at the beginning of the day and then pop the potatoes in the oven an hour before dinner -- super easy! 

  • Copy-Cat Olive Garden Minestrone Soup


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    Listen, we all have guilty pleasures and sometimes a chain restaurant is one of them. Fans of Olive Garden's minestrone will love this copy-cat minestrone recipe and it can be enjoyed shame-free from the comfort of a living room. 

  • Crock-Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork


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    Who knew this much good could come from a bottle of soda? This tasty classic is a must-have for the fall: Crock-Pot Dr. Pepper pulled pork which gives the chef a home field advantage for a tasty tailgate. 

  • Crock-Pot Chicken Tikka Masala


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    Go on, be a little adventurous and try this Crock-Pot chicken tikka masala recipe! It's savory, slightly spicy, and deliciousness will win over any skeptics. 

  • Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls


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    Take taco Tuesday up a notch but trying something totally new. These yummy chicken burrito bowls take just five minutes of prep work and taste absolutely decadent!

  • Italian Beef Stew


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    This Italian beef stew recipe from a blog called Grandma's Slow Cooker Recipes is a tasty twist on a typical beef stew. Plus, this hearty and traditional dish is a perfect crowd pleaser when hosting family. 

  • Bourbon Maple 'Baked' Beans


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    This decadent bourbon maple slow-cooker "baked" beans recipe checks all the taste-bud boxes when it comes to making a robust and heart fall meal. Add a tasty pork main and a slab of cornbread for a delicious meal.

  • Vegetable Stew With Cornmeal Dumplings


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    Keep the seasonal squash game going with this wonderful vegetable stew with cornmeal dumplings recipe. It's hearty, tastes rich, and is actually pretty healthy -- a win on all sides.  

  • Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup


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    With fall comes the onslaught of winter illnesses. That's why everyone needs a good go-to slow-cooker chicken noodle soup recipe and this easy-peasy pot is great to whip up on just such an occasion. 

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