7 Crockpot Meals To Feed The Whole Family Under $15

Blog | January 13th, 2020

Maybe you don’t care if you ever see or make another recipe again. But hang on just a minute…these recipes may be the perfect sight for your sore eyes and every other exhausted part of you!

Here you’ll find no sifting, baking or expensive holiday concoctions! These recipes are about simplicity, saving time and money while also allowing you some much-needed rest from the kitchen. With these seven slow-cooker meals, you’ll have a different meal for every day of the week. Each of these meals serves 4 to 8 people and will ring in your new year at under $15 per meal!

Burrito Bowl

This will go a long way as it makes a lot of food! Perfect for large families or having friends over. Wake up your taste buds from slumbering in cookies and cool whip with a taste exploding with something different! Serves 6-8.

Beef Stew

This is more than just a recipe. It also includes helpful tips for using your instant pot as well as making a savory, melt in your mouth beef stew! This is a hearty meal that will warm you from the inside out on a cold winter’s night! Makes 6 servings.

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Chicken Lo Mein

There’s no need for take out when you can quickly and easily have Chinese at home! If you buy the sauces from scratch, meaning you don’t have any of them, it may come in a tad over $15, but next time you’ll have these essentials and will come in considerably below budget! This visit to the oriental side is sure to be a repeat trip! Makes 6 servings.

Chicken And Dumplings

The king of comfort foods! This will take you back to Grandmas’ chicken and dumplings while adding the ease of a crockpot! When normal soup isn’t quite enough, this dish will fit the bill! And there will be plenty for seconds or dinner tomorrow night! Makes enough for 8 sturdy servings!

Vegetarian White Chili

If you’re not a meat-eater or simply need a break from it, this mouthwatering white chili will become a family favorite! This recipe gives the option of making it in a regular stovetop pot, which is great if you don’t have a crockpot. But if you do, just toss the ingredients in and let your slow cooker do the work for you. This one only makes 4 servings so double the ingredients if you’re extra hungry or have guests over!

Salsa Chicken

So, we’ve covered Chinese, vegan and comfort foods. Now let’s swing over to some southwestern versatility! This delicious meal can be served over rice, rolled in a tortilla or served as a dip with chips. One taste and you might forget all about Taco Tuesdays! Makes 6 delicious servings.

Instant Pot Meatloaf And Mashed Potatoes

For the men in your life here’s the meat and potatoes meal! Who would have ever dreamed an instant pot could make a delicious tasting meatloaf in so little time? A little mixing on your part is needed but the results and leftovers will be well worth your efforts! Add a healthy vegetable and you won’t be hungry any time soon! Makes 6 hefty servings.