10 Recipes to try this Crocktober

Welcome October, welcome Crocktober!

October is all about sharing slow cooker dishes. It makes total sense – the weather is cooling down and schedules are hectic so it’s the perfect time to break out the slow cooker and make cozy, hands-off meals.

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I’m excited to share some new slow cooker recipes this month – and some updated favorites. Today, I’m kicking things off with 10 previously-blogged recipes you should add to your meal plan this month!

Pulled beef and banana peppers on a roll topped with melted Swiss.

Drip Beef

These delicious sandwiches start with just four ingredients dumped into the slow cooker – perfect for days when you have minimal time to prep!

Bowl of veggie broth with carrots, celery, chickpeas, spinach, and noodles.

Vegan Chickpea Noodle Soup

This cozy classic is vegan and the perfect meal on a chilly day.

Pulled beef with onions, peppers, and melted cheese on a roll.

Slow Cooker Cheesesteaks

These sandwiches are the perfect game day fare!

Large slices on sourdough bread stuffed with ham, hot ham, cheese, and banana peppers.

Grinders in the Slow Cooker

Grinders are so easy they could easily be prepped by tweens/teens for dinner. They’re also delicious!

Tomato soup with sausage and pepperoni topped with shredded mozzarella, chopped pepperoni, and basil.

Slow Cooker Pepperoni Pizza Soup

Pepperoni Pizza Soup is so hearty! Top it with any of your family’s favorite pizza toppings for a sure hit.

Cross section of an Italian sandwich.

Slow Cooker Italian Sandwiches

These are perfect when everyone wants something different on their sandwiches – they’re easily customizable and work well when eating in shifts.

Pulled chicken with caesar dressing on a roll with lettuce.

Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches

Shredded Caesar Chicken makes great sandwiches, or toss it over lettuce for a hearty salad.

Pulled beef and melted provolone cheese on a toasted bun.

French Dip Sandwiches

These simple sandwiches are among the best I’ve ever made!

Half a pita stuffed with chopped chicken, tomato, and tzaiki sauce.

Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros

For these Chicken Gryos, you can prep the accessories ahead and chop the chicken when you’re ready to serve!

Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Pulled Chicken

Perfect for fans of honey mustard, this take on pulled chicken is always a kid-pleaser!

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