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26 Cheap Crock Pot Meals

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Who doesn’t love delicious crock pot meals that bring friends and family together? What I love more about crock pot meals are how long they can last you through the week and how much money they save! It might surprise you to know that a single person spends an average of $2,600 on food annually according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Think of how much less money you would be spending with cheap crock pot meals instead.

That is why after I got my brand new all natural stone crock pot last week, I wanted to share with you all some recipes I will be cooking up to save money and time all year long.

Since the whole point of a crock pot meal is well, the flavor, but also how long they can last you. Since there are 52 weeks in a year, I came up with 26 cheap crock pot meals (I have found on Pinterest and used ourselves) for every other week of the year.  Let’s face it, you aren’t going to be eating crock pot meals all year long! But this list will ensure you always have an idea for a cheap crock pot meal that won’t lack taste and flavor.

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Here is a year’s worth of 26 cheap crock pot meals!

Cheap crock pot meals. Salsa verde cheap crock pot meal. Pin/Photo credit: Diethood

1. Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

2. Chicken Posole Verde

3. Jalapeno Popper Chili

4. Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

5. Slow Cooker Chicken Terrikyaki

6. Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls

7. One Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

8. Mexican Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

9. Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Gyros

10. White Bean Chicken Chili

11. Chicken Taco Chili

12. Pesto Mozzarella Chicken Pasta

13. Full Chicken Dinner

14. Honey Garlic Chicken

15. Cranberry Apple Pork Chops

16. Slow Cooker Pepper Steak

17. Slow Cooker Pot Roast

18. Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli

19. One-Pot Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Noodles

20. Salsa Verde Chicken

21. Balsamic Chicken with Carrots

22. Thai Chicken Wild Rice Soup

23. Skinny Slow Cooker Kung Pao Chicken

24. Stuffed Peppers

25. Creamy Tuscan Chicken

26. Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Risotto

What other cheap crock pot meals you can’t get enough of? I would love to hear from you in the comments below!

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Hey, I’m Daniella, a 29 year old side hustling to pay off debt, live a more sustainable lifestyle, strive for a future of financial freedom and help my readers do the same.
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