Winter is here in earnest and to us that means crock pot meals. Slow cookers or crock pots can be fantastic in the winter – in that it is nice to put it in and walk away for a few hours only to find your meal at perfection just in time for dinner.

This dish only needs a couple of hours to cook, so it’s not something to leave all day. It is a great slow cooker meal if you’re home a couple of hours before dinner but want something easy, or if you’re home with your kids and need your hands free.

Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Tilapia

Serves 3-4

  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 2 T garlic compound butter, chopped into small pieces (Or mix 2 T butter with 2 minced cloves of garlic and 2 t of chopped parsley.) If you need help with the compound butter follow the link from our friends at Kitchen Adventures. 
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Pull out a large sheet of aluminum foil. Place fillets in the middle (I had to stack mine to make it fit in my slow cooker), generously salt and pepper, and evenly divide butter pieces over fillets. Wrap foil around fish, sealing all sides, and cook on high for 2 hours.

Winter is a great time to cook many meals in advance so you can take them out midweek for a tasty and nutritions meal when all you really want to do is curl up on the couch in front of the fire. This is just such a meal that you can do the prep ahead and plan for a night that you are too busy to cook. Pop it in the crock pot and enjoy this wonderful meal a couple hours later.