What A Crock Reviews

Published on April 22, 2021
Last modified on October 1, 2021

This What A Crock reviews post contains affiliate links and we were given a sample.  We may be compensated if you make a purchase.  All opinions are our own.

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By Amanda Bochain

Reviewed by Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN

What A Crock

What a Crock delivers incredible, chef-crafted meals that are designed to be cooked in your slow cooker directly to your door.

There are hundreds of amazing meal options that are all incredibly easy to prepare at home. Pour all the ingredients into your slow cooker, set the temperature, and come back hours later to a perfectly cooked meal.

It doesn’t get any easier than that! New customers get 1 FREE portion with code MEALFINDS >>

What We Like

  • Super easy crockpot prepared meals (Lots of meal choices plus soup, dips, and dessert)
  • Low carb, low calorie, gluten-free, dairy-free, and low sodium options available
  • No subscription needed!
  • Great gift idea!

What We Don’t Like

  • High price per portion
  • Portion size varies
  • Shipping can be high to certain areas of the US

What A Crock Reviews: Cost & Shipping

The price of What A Crock depends on what you order (i.e. meal vs soup vs dip vs bundle vs side) and all of the meals are sold by portion. This makes ordering very flexible as you can choose meals for one or two or increase your quantities to feed a family. Keep this in mind when you check out the prices per meal as they are prices per portion.

 

You can choose to order from What a Crock one time, filling your cart with meals you’d like to try. Shipping rates vary by location but discounted and free shipping is offered at certain thresholds. You can also opt to start a subscription box. Choose the meals you would like to be automatically delivered monthly.

You can pause, cancel or change your order at any time. All meals will arrive frozen, packed in dry ice. Most need to thaw before cooking so be sure to check the instruction card to decide how you’d like to store your meals (fridge or freezer).

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What A Crock ships to the entire continental United States.

Free shipping is available but depends on the state you are shipping to and the value of your order. For example, discounted shipping starts for orders of $40 or more for the Eastern US and is free over $99.

You can provide special shipping directions with your order if needed (aka, leave at the back door). New customers get 1 FREE portion with code MEALFINDS >>

What A Crock Reviews

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What a Crock was started by a first-time mom who found that preparing a home-cooked meal while also taking care of young kids was a lot of work. She wanted easy, healthy options to give to her family and knew that others out there were likely looking for the same thing. What a Crock began as a way to provide delicious, homemade dinners that can be easily made in a slow cooker. The idea was a total hit!

What a Crock is making slow cooker (i.e. crockpot) meals easier than ever. A team of chefs works to create new, exciting crockpot meals that you can simply pour into your slow cooker and walk away. Come back hours later to a delicious, slow-cooked meal that took barely any effort to make. All of the meals are made with fresh, from scratch ingredients with no added preservatives.

If you love your slow cooker, but don’t always have time to chop, blend and prepare the ingredients, these meals are perfect for you. They make weeknight cooking so simple and easy that you will be excited for dinner time every night! With What a Crock, everyone can make a fresh, home-cooked meal.

What a Crock has hundreds of meals for you to choose from. Everything is divided into categories on the website so you can easily browse for meals you would enjoy. Here are the choices for slow cooker meals:

  • Meals by Protein: Chicken/Poultry, Beef, Pork, Seafood, and Vegetarian & Vegan
  • Meal Extras: Dips, Soups, Desserts, and Sides/Sauces
  • Meals by Diet: Low carb, Low calorie, No gluten, Dairy-free, and Low sodium
  • Other: Grill Options and Instant Pot

 

As you can see, there is a lot to choose from! There are even meals for those on special diets. If you are following a keto diet, browse the low-carb choices. Opt for a vegetarian meal if you are trying to stay away from meat. There are even dessert choices that you can make in your slow cooker!

For our What a Crock reviews, we received the Chicken Marsala, BBQ Pulled Pork, Old Bay Crab Chowder, Sausage Meatballs, and the Philly Cheesesteak Dip. Read on for our full review of each easy crockpot meal. New customers get 1 FREE portion with code MEALFINDS >>

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Each crockpot meal comes with an instruction card, telling you exactly how long to cook the meal for. In general, vegetarian meals cook for 4-6 hours, pork will cook for 6-8 hours and beef will cook for 8-12 hours. All the times are based on the low heat setting on your slow cooker.

Slower cooking means more flavor! Some meals also have quick cook instructions that are designed for faster, stovetop cooking. This is great if you need a meal in a hurry! New customers get 1 FREE portion with code MEALFINDS >>

What A Crock Reviews: Chicken Marsala with Rice

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Price: $9.99/portion

Chicken Marsala is an Italian chicken dish made with mushrooms, herbs, and a marsala wine sauce. The dish is served on a bed of rice or traditional with pasta.

We received two portions of the chicken marsala. The instruction card indicated that the meal should be thawed before cooking so we stored both bags in the fridge overnight to thaw slowly. We poured both bags into the slow cooker, set the heat to low, and let the chicken cook for 4 hours.

To prepare the separate bag of rice, we boiled the rice in the bag for 12 minutes as directed. You can also add the rice to the slow cooker with the chicken in the last 20 minutes of cooking time.

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The chicken marsala was very flavorful. It tasted homemade and we couldn’t get enough of the sauce. We actually wish there was more sauce and more mushrooms in the bag! The portion size was exactly enough for two people with no leftovers.

We liked this simple, weeknight option for dinner and would definitely make it again.  New customers get 1 FREE portion with code MEALFINDS >>

What A Crock Reviews: BBQ Pulled Pork

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Price: $9.99/portion

The BBQ pulled pork is made with a sweet, southern-style sauce. It arrived frozen but the package indicated that the sauce might not freeze solid and to expect it to be a little soft. Ours seemed pretty cold! The pork was in one large piece in a bag of sauce. We received two portions of BBQ pulled pork which we let thaw overnight and then added to the crockpot. The directions indicated to cook over low heat for 10-12 hours.

After about 8 hours of cooking, I tore the pork apart with two forks. The meat was already very tender and falling apart. I mixed the pork with the sauce and let it continue to cook.

The BBQ pulled pork was fantastic. The sauce had a ton of flavor and tasted incredible. This was definitely our favorite meal that we tried. There was enough pork for three medium sandwiches or two large sandwiches. You could also enjoy the BBQ pulled pork with a side of mashed potatoes, some rice, or just on its own.

Be sure to start your slow cooker early as this meal does take a while to cook. The 10-12 hours is worth the wait as the meat will be very tender when it is slowly roasted. Definitely give this meal a try. New customers get 1 FREE portion with code MEALFINDS >>

What A Crock Reviews: Old Bay Crab Chowder

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Price: $12.99/portion

We tried the Old Bay Crab Chowder and received two portions of the soup. The mix looked very hearty and thick, with large pieces of crab, corn, and tomatoes.

Instead of using the slow cooker, we tried making this soup with the “quick cook” instructions. The two bags of thawed chowder were boiled for 20 minutes on the stovetop. I then poured them into a large pot to stir and make sure they were evenly heated.

There was enough chowder for about 4 people to have a good-sized bowl. The soup is very hearty and creamy so we found a smaller bowl to be plenty! The chowder had a good flavor and a lot of veggies mixed in. The crab was definitely imitation crab and not real (the ingredient list confirmed this).

We would have liked more real crab pieces and maybe fewer veggies in the mix. All in all, it was a good soup, very simple to make and quite filling. New customers get 1 FREE portion with code MEALFINDS >>

What A Crock Reviews: Philly Cheesesteak Dip

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Price: $9.99/lb

This dip is made with the classic flavors of a Philly cheesesteak. Peppers, onions, thinly sliced steak, and a three-cheese blend is all mixed together to make a creamy and hearty dip. You can serve the dip as an appetizer alongside chips or a nice loaf of sliced bread.

To make the cheesesteak dip, we thawed both bags and then poured the contents into the slow cooker. The dip cooked quickly for slow cooker standards, heating in just 2 hours over low heat. The result was a very cheesy, very creamy, and flavorful dip.

We definitely recommend only cooking the dip for 2 hours as the edges begin to brown in the slow cooker. You may want to stir the dip halfway through to prevent burning. Once cooked, you can leave the dip in the slow cooker on the “warm” setting and keep it warm on a buffet table. This is a great party idea and a nice way to serve your guest a warm, tasty dip!

We really liked the flavor of the Philly cheesesteak dip and found ourselves devouring a whole bowl. One serving is actually enough for two people to have as an appetizer. More or larger steak pieces would have been nice but all in all, this was a delicious and easy dip to prepare. New customers get 1 FREE portion with code MEALFINDS >>

What A Crock Reviews: Sausage Meatballs with Pasta

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Price: $9.99/portion

Two bags of What a Crock Sausage Meatballs will give you a very hearty, tasty dinner. The meal comes with a side of pasta that can be boiled right before you are ready to eat. The sauce for the sausage meatballs is nicely spiced and tastes like an Italian grandma was cooking in the kitchen all day!

We quick thawed the two packs of sausage meatballs in a bowl of water and then poured the contents of the bags into our slow cooker. The meatballs cooked over low heat for 6 hours. We made the included pasta and then mixed the pasta together with the sauce and meatballs.

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We found this dinner to have very large portions and it was plenty of food to serve to our whole family. Everyone loved the tender, juicy sausage meatballs and the sauce was quite good as well. This is a great meal to have on hand, stored in the freezer, ready to prepare when you need a crowd-pleasing dish in a hurry. New customers get 1 FREE portion with code MEALFINDS >>

What A Crock Reviews: Gifting

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A delivery from What a Crock also makes a fantastic gift. Send someone you love a Gift Set of chef-crafted meals and help make their weeknight dinner routine simple and exciting. It is a great gift for new moms, someone who may be feeling under the weather, or just for a family member you’d like to surprise. Everyone will love getting a box from What a Crock!

In addition, What A Crock offers Gift Cards that can be emailed to the lucky recipient.  New customers get 1 FREE portion with code MEALFINDS >>

What A Crock Reviews: Bottom Line

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What A Crock makes delicious, very easy, slow-cooked meals. There are a wide variety of meal options to choose from and something for everyone, even those on restricted diets. All the meals can be poured into a slow cooker and set for later, giving you a homemade dinner with almost no effort.

We really liked the easy dinner options and it was wonderful to have no meal prep and basically no clean-up after dinner. The meals were flavorful and filling. We liked how many choices What A Crock has as we could order again and again without ever growing tired of the meals.  Plus, with no subscription needed, we can order what we want when we want without being tied down.

We thought the price per portion was a little on the higher side compared to other prepared meal services with some portions on the smaller size.   There were really no leftovers and one portion definitely feeds about one adult.  In addition, some meals are not “complete” and you may need to add rolls, veggies, rice, etc. increasing the overall cost.  We recommend ordering meals that come with a side, ordering the Family Meal Packs, or Bundles.  The shipping price can be high as well, especially for those middle states.

We love the idea of What a Crock and think the meals are a great way to stock your freezer, giving you easy dinner options on hand. We also love the idea of sending What A Crock meals as gifts.

We would recommend What A Crock to anyone who loves easy, tasty, slow-cooked meals. Give it a try and let us know what you think! There’s certainly a lot to choose from. New customers get 1 FREE portion with code MEALFINDS >>

Enjoy!

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This post has been reviewed and approved by our dietitian Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN, LDN for nutritional accuracy.
rebecca-housh-ms-rdn-ldn-registered-dietitianRebecca Housh is a registered dietitian based in Chicago, IL. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from Boston University and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Rebecca is passionate about the idea of food as medicine in both preventative and therapeutic care. Her current professional interests lie in food security, food access, and nutrition for chronic disease.

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