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Slow Cooker Recipes to Cook When You Are at Work

Imagine being able to get home from work or school and have dinner basically ready for you. If that’s the sort of home welcoming that you want, then a slow cooker is what you need.

The slow cooker is great for those who are always on-the-go and don’t have hours to slave away in the kitchen, and let’s be real, who really does? It takes minimal effort to use a slow cooker and yet, results in a delicious, flavorsome meal that cooks while you’re at work. This hands off cooking style suits literally everyone, especially if you’re short on time.

To get you started with using your slow cooker, here are 3 recipes that you can try. There’s one that’ll please meat eaters, vegetarians as well as kids:

3 Slow Cooker Recipes to Cook When You’re at Work

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Delicious meals don’t have to require lots of prep work and a multitude of ingredients. Sometimes, the simple ones are the ones that bring out a ton of flavor. Take these slow-cooker chicken fajitas, for example. Tanya, from The Top Meal, keeps this recipe to the minimum, with only chicken breast, vegetables and seasoning. However, it definitely doesn’t compromise on taste.


2 skinless and boneless chicken breast
½ onion
Vegetables of your choosing, such as different colored bell peppers
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder


This is a versatile dish that’ll cook itself while you’re at work. You can serve it with a side of rice, on a plate of salad or in a tortilla wrap.

Find the recipe here.

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

Sometimes, all you need is a hearty soup. Beth from Budget Bytes has got you covered with her slow cooker black bean soup. It’s one that you can leave cooking while you go to work or school that’s full of protein, vegetables and flavor.


2 cloves garlic
1 yellow onion
2 ribs celery
2 carrots
1 lb. black beans (uncooked)
1 cup salsa
1 Tbsp chili powder (a blend of mild red chiles and other spices)
1/2 Tbsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
4 cups vegetable broth
2 cups water


Get the recipe here.

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

One thing better than coming home to a meal that practically cooked itself, is coming home to mac and cheese that’s practically cooked itself. Sabrina from Dinner then Dessert shares this adult and kid-favorite meal that is both comforting and delicious. You’ll get a super creamy and cheesy, dump-and-go meal that cuts down cooking time, but definitely not the flavor.


8 ounces elbow macaroni
1 cup whole milk
1 12- ounce cans evaporated milk
2 ounces cream cheese diced
1 cups cheddar cheese grated
3/4 cup mozzarella cheese grated
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
1/4 cup butter diced


Get the recipe here.

Try one (or all) of these slow cooker recipes for an easy yet yummy dinner. They keep prep time to a minimum and allows you to leave all the ingredients in the slow cooker while you’re at work, ready to be served come home time.

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