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10 Cheap And Frugal Crock Pot Dinners That Are Sure To Please

I absolutely love good food, however, with good food can come a hefty grocery bill. The easiest way for us to save money and reduce our grocery bill is by using our crockpot.

Very few kitchen tools can outdo the money and time-saving benefits of a crock pot. We use our crock pot regularly every week. If you are looking to reduce your grocery budget check out these quick and delicious crock pot dinners that are sure to please.  Frugal money-saving meals don’t always have to be boring check out my ideas below!   

Fall is a busy time but also the perfect time to use your crock pot.  If you are looking for a crock pot (slow cooker) that will do the trick we really like this one, its portable with a secure lid to take with you anywhere you go.


Crock Pot Dinner Spaghetti

Source: Life Should Cost Less

When I was young my mom would always make the best spaghetti.  She would simmer her homemade sauce all day with the best veggies and herbs. Lately I realized how easy this could be done in a slow cooker.  This recipe from Sara at Life Should Cost Less is budget-friendly and delicious.

Crock Pot Beef And Broccoli

Source: Well Plated

One of my absolute favorite cuisines is Asian.  The balance of hot, sour, salty and sweet is where it’s at for me.  This crock pot dinner of beef and broccoli from Erin at Well Plated is affordable and super easy to make.  There is nothing better than Asian take out at home.

If you don’t have broccoli you can substitute it with a veggie you have on hand.

Chicken Taco Crock pot Dinner

Source: My Fearless Kitchen

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On busy days, chicken tacos are our easy go-to meal because the ingredient list is so small and prep time is next to nothing.  

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Source: Dinner At The Zoo

If you know me you know how much I loooove my soups.  I love the versatility of soups and being able to make them in large batches and freeze a portion for another day.  This amazing crock pot chicken tortilla soup is great because it’s healthy cheap and filling.

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    The Best Slow Cooker Vegan Chili

    Source: Happy Kitchen Rocks

    It’s hard to believe that this wholesome chili is vegan! This hearty meal is nuturious and comforting for the fall season.  Frugal meals can be so good.

    The best part of this recipe is

    • It’s full of flavor and super delicious
    • It’s packed with nutrients and protein
    • It’s healthy and low in calories
    • You can customize it depending on what you like and have in your fridge

    Crock Pot Pork Roast

    Source: Butter With A Side Of Bread

    Slow Cooker Pork Roast made with simple ingredients you have in your pantry! Fall-apart tender pork with a flavorful gravy on top make this recipe amazing.

    I love putting a pork roast in the crockpot on Sunday morning and having a delicious meal with next to zero prep.  This fall apart tender pork with a flavorful gravy is delicious and is made with simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.  

    Crock Pot Meatless Lasagna 

    Source: Don’t Waste The Crumbs

    Don’t get me wrong I love meat.  But when I am trying to save money meat can be a killer to my grocery budget. To offset this, I serve a meatless main dish to help stretch our budget, like this slow cooker meatless lasagna is perfect for those “meatless Mondays“. 

    Crock Pot Stuffed Pepper Recipe

    Source: Spend With Pennies

    This is delicious and really easy to put together.  You can use ground beef or turkey in this recipe. Chop up any veggies you have in the fridge and throw them in this recipe

    Crock Pot Potato Cheddar Soup

    Image credit: Gimme Some Oven

    Who doesn’t enjoy a comforting and creamy soup?  This soup is made a bit healthier by avoiding heavy cream- Yay!  It requires less than 20 minutes of prep time (mostly just chopping those potatoes), and it’s wonderfully wholesome and delicious.

    Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

    Source: A Clean Bake

    Crockpot Chicken Fajitas (Clean Eating, Paleo, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Freezer Dinner)

    Crock pot chicken fajitas make a fast and easy meal with minimal prep. Fajitas are one of my favorites, and I am NOT a Mexican restaurant kind of person.  I love fajitas because of the fresh colorful ingredients, adding a bit of lime and cilantro makes them absolutely perfect.

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      There you have it 10 of my favorite crock pot dinner recipes.  Don’t forget to pin this post to revisit all the amazing recipes!

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