5 Easy Crockpot Recipes Truck Drivers Need To Make This Fall

Post Date - Nov 10, 2023

Sometimes, after a long day, all you need is some good food. Boyd has a solution that will warm not only your heart but your tastebuds, too! Here are 5 easy crockpot recipes truck drivers need to know this fall.


Chili is a classic comfort meal, and we couldn’t leave it off this list of yummy recipes. Using ground turkey instead of beef is a great way to make this meal heart healthy. If you’re looking for a new and exciting take on a traditional chili recipe, try switching out the ground meat for sweet potato!


1 can diced tomatoes

1 can tomato sauce

1 can kidney beans

1 pound ground beef or turkey

1 packet chili seasoning

  1. Brown ground meat
  2. Drain meat and add to crockpot
  3. Combine other ingredients
  4. Cook on low heat for at least 4 hours

Pot roast with green beans

Everyone needs a mindless dinner recipe for days that are more challenging than others. This one-step process lets you spend more time relaxing on the nights that you need it.


2 pounds frozen boneless chuck

1 pound frozen green beans

1 packet onion soup mix

1 cup water

  1. Combine ingredients in crockpot and cook on low heat for 8 hours

Chicken and dumplings

What’s more comforting than chicken and dumplings? Knowing that you can make it in a crockpot whenever you want it!


2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 bag frozen mixed veggies

1 onion

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 can chicken broth

1 canned biscuits

1 teaspoon garlic salt and poultry seasoning

  1. Combine chicken and veggies in crockpot
  2. Add in cream of chicken soup, broth, and seasonings
  3. Cook on low heat for 6 hours or high heat for 3
  4. Remove and shred chicken
  5. Re-add chicken and cut-up biscuits
  6. Cook on high heat for 60-90 minutes, stirring occasionally

Pulled pork

This recipe is a take on cocktail meatballs but is heartier and can be made into a sandwich and paired with pre-made sides like potato salad and coleslaw!


2 pounds bone-in pork shoulder

1 cup grape jelly

1 cup ketchup

¼ teaspoon ground allspice

  1. Add pork to crockpot
  2. Combine jelly, ketchup, and allspice and pour over pork
  3. Cook on low heat for 8-12 hours
  4. Remove pork and separate meat from bone

Lemon chicken and rice

While we’re all for the comfort meals, sometimes you need something a bit lighter. This meal is not only delicious but is full of nutrients, making it a great option for a healthy, fulfilling dinner.


2 cups white rice and water

3 tablespoons butter

1 pound chicken breasts

½ cup lemon juice

1 teaspoon garlic

  1. Combine rice, water, and butter in slow cooker
  2. Place sliced chicken on top of rice and add lemon juice and garlic
  3. Cover and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours

Whichever recipe you try, it’s sure to elevate your evening and leave you feeling all the comforts of a home-cooked meal. At Boyd, we know how hard you work and have created a career pathway that rewards that. Learn more about driving opportunities now!