10 Slow-Cooker Recipes That Make Cooking Dinner Suspiciously Easy

Crockpots, slow cookers, and  aren't going out of style anytime soon. The once cliché wedding offering is now trendier than ever, and it's easy to see why. With the help of this smart kitchen technology, you can have a warm, filling meal on the table with minimal time spent in the kitchen—but surely you already know that. The real treat is the variety of seriously easy (and delicious) meals that you can whip up with this kitchen gadget.

If you're a fan of , you know that the possibilities of what these nifty machines can do are seemingly endless. Perhaps you grew up watching your parents prepare basics like pulled pork in the strange device, but now home chefs are using crockpots to create whatever their hearts desire. Creamy soup? Of course. Chicken carnitas? Absolutely. Spaghetti and meatballs? Why not? It seems as though anything you could ever want to eat for dinner can be prepared and cooked in a crockpot, freeing up your time to be spent however you like. 

Instead of manning multiple pans over a hot stove while the main course bakes in the oven, toss your ingredients in the  and relax. Pick up a book, take a bath, or go about your daily errands while dinner all but cooks itself. To get you started, here are 10 slow cooker dinners that make cooking almost too easy.