We love to cook and cooking with a slow cooker is one of the easiest ways to make a fabulous dinner. If you’re a busy gal and you want to multi-task by cooking dinner while you’re out and about, a slow cooker is a must have. We have so many amazing meals to make with our slow cooker, but we’ve narrowed it down to come up with 12 yummy tried and true recipes that involve more than just adding some meat and a can-of-something soup to your slow cooker and calling it dinner. Try out all 12 of these dishes and find one you can call a family favorite!

Skinny Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken: This gooey, creamy, cheesy, chicken-y flavor is to die for! The broccoli in this dish is perfect, but you don’t have to stop there! This is a great place for hiding veggies from your pickiest eaters. You can tuck away carrots, peas, spinach or other good-for-you treats and let the cream cheese, cream of chicken, and seasoning take care of disguising them! (via Skinny Mom)

Easy Beef Stroganoff
Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff: This dinner is as cozy as slipping into your favorite, soft winter sweater! And it’s just about as easy to make too! This one will warm you up and fill your kitchen with the most mouth-watering scents of beef and mushrooms stewing in your slow cooker! It’s as simple as throwing all the ingredients in, turning on the slow cooker, and letting that bad boy work its magic! No worries about having extras… the leftovers are just as scrumptious! (via Skinny Mom)

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
Skinny Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup: This is the perfect soup to make during the week. Just prep it the night before, and you can have it completely ready the next night without any extra work! It’s great for busy nights–especially during school and extracurricular nights. (via Skinny Mom)

Skinny Pineapple Salsa Chicken: If you’re tired of the same old taco fillings, you aren’t alone! We wanted to find a way to mix up boring chicken tacos, and this dish does it! We love mixing spicy and sweet, so turning up the heat on your salsa can be the perfect mix with pineapple!(via Skinny Mom)

Slow Cooker Chicken Provencal
Slow Cooker Chicken Provencal: When you can’t spend a lot of time prepping your meals this is the dish for you! This dinner only takes 10 minutes of prep time, and after 7 hours in the slow cooker, it comes out looking scrumptious! (via Skinny Mom)

Slow Cooker Pork Tacos: If you’re looking to put a new twist on tacos, try mixing up your filling by using pork! These tacos look and taste like a dish that you spent a lot of time with, but it’s very simple to prep the night before, cooking can take anywhere from 5-8 hours (depending on what temperature you use), so pop these ingredients in the crock pot in the morning and the dinner practically makes itself! Enjoy! (via Skinny Mom)