Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

Keep the kitchen cool and save time by using these delicious and easy slow cooker recipes. They are simple and SO delicious.

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Collage of Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

Time saving meals

Slow cooker meals are a great way to save time when you have a busy day. And I think we can all agree they’ve saved us a few times when life gets crazy.

What I love about these meals most is they can be prepped the morning of so whenever you are ready to eat, your meal is ready too!

The following easy slow cooker recipes are “dump and go” meals, have few ingredients, or require little prep time.

Whether you’re looking for an easy main dish or soup, there’s a slow cooker recipe here for you!

A bowl of easy slow cooker taco soup

Crock Pot Cooking Tips

What you need to know about Crock Pot Cooking:

  • On my site I use Crock Pot and Slow Cooker interchangeably. In either case, I am referring to the classic crock pot which has a ceramic pot that is heated on all sides. 
  • The LOW setting generally takes twice as long to cook a dish than using the HIGH setting. Most dishes can cook for 6-8 hours making them a perfect dish to come home to after a long day of work.
  • Aside from a few appetizers most recipes are designed to be cooked in a 5-6 qt appliance. For a proper cook food should take up at least ½, but not more than ¾ of the pot.
  • Use a crock pot liner for easier clean up.
  • Frozen raw meat is not recommended for crock pots. Be sure to put your meat in the fridge the night before so it’s ready to be used. 
  • Avoid removing the lid because a significant amount of heat escapes and you’ll need to add up to 20 minutes to get the pot back to the right temperature.
  • Be sure you don’t completely forget about your cooking food as they can overcook in the pot.
Easy slow cooker pot roast on a white plate

Browning Beef

Many recipes call for browning beef before adding it to the pot. I will always make sure to brown ground beef for the best flavor and texture and so that the oil and fat can be removed. Other meats don’t have to be browned. It just depends on what your preference is. 

Honestly, I feel like everything made in a crock pot is super easy. Even so I’ve divided some of our favorite recipes into a few easier categories: 

  • Recipes that only require 8 ingredients or less
  • Dump and Go
  • Less than 10 minutes of Preparation 

Slow cooker spaghetti on a white plate

Easy Crockpot Meals

All of these recipes have 3-8 ingredients. Some of them are dump and go, others only take a little bit of preparation. Doesn’t get any easier than that!!

Main Course Beef Stroganoff Recipe
This Easy Beef Stroganoff recipe is simple and flavorful. Served with egg noodles, this creamy stroganoff made in the slow cooker is a classic Sunday dinner recipe and is perfect to enjoy any night of the week.
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Main Course Best Slow Cooker Pork Chops
These Simple and delicious Slow Cooker Pork Chops are sure to become a family favorite. They are so tender and juicy and are topped with an amazing gravy that we love to serve over the chops and mashed potatoes!
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
5 from 3 votes
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Main Course Crock Pot Pork Roast Recipe
Prepare to be amazed by this ultra tender, fall off the bone crock pot pork roast. It only takes a handful of ingredients to make, including the complimentary gravy.
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
5 from 12 votes
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Main Course Brown Sugar Ham Recipe
This crock pot ham is made entirely in the slow cooker, which makes for quick prep time and minimal effort. With a deliciously sweet brown sugar glaze, it’s our favorite way to make a holiday ham!
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
5 from 15 votes
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Main Course Pot Roast Recipe
This Crock Pot Roast Recipe is one of our favorite Sunday dinners. It takes only 3 minutes of prep time and then the slow cooker does the rest! The chuck roast ends up being SO tender and full of flavor from the brown gravy, Italian, and ranch dressing mix! 
Total Time: 7 hours 5 minutes
4.88 from 24 votes
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Main Course Crockpot Roast Chicken Recipe
Juicy and flavorful roasted chicken made in the slow cooker! So simple to make an entire chicken with the help of your crock pot.
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
5 from 3 votes
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Main Course Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas Recipe
Hot and cheesy Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas to feed your family any day of the week! So easy to throw all the ingredients in and let the crock pot do the work for you.
Total Time: 4 hours 45 minutes
5 from 13 votes
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Main Course Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos Recipe
We love this slow cooker version which involves salsa, taco seasoning, cilantro and more. You'll never find an easier way to enjoy chicken tacos!
Total Time: 7 hours 5 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Main Course Crock Pot Mongolian Beef Recipe
Delicious Crock Pot Mongolian Beef loaded with carrots and asparagus is SO simple to make. Your crock pot does all the work!!
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Main Course Slow Cooker Creamy Fiesta Chicken Recipe
Slow Cooker Creamy Fiesta Chicken is such a simple, flavorful crock pot recipe! It is a tasty crock pot meal made with pantry staples!
Total Time: 4 hours 35 minutes
5 from 3 votes
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Main Course Crock Pot Spaghetti Recipe
We make this yummy crock pot spaghetti all the time! Buttery noodles topped with a flavorful meaty sauce—DELISH!
Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Main Course Crockpot Ranch Chicken Recipe
You’ll love how simple, yet flavorful, this delicious chicken is. Made entirely in the crockpot, creamy ranch chicken is perfect on its own or served over rice.
Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes
4.72 from 7 votes
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Main Course Crock Pot Ribs Recipe
Juicy BBQ ribs cooked in the crock pot is the best and easiest dinner idea! Great for a small family, big family, or cooking for a crowd!
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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Easy Crockpot Beef Stew in a white bowl

Easy slow cooker SoupS

A lot of these soups are also “dump and go”. I much prefer making soup in the crockpot over the stovetop because it tends to involve much less babysitting on my part!

Be sure to check out even more recipes on this collection: Crockpot Soup Recipes.

Soup Taco Soup Crockpot Recipe
This Crockpot Taco Soup Recipe includes all the most flavorful ingredients. Just dump all the ingredients in your slow cooker, and 4 hours later you'll have a creamy and delicious taco soup!
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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Soup Chicken Taco Soup Recipe
A warm tasty soup full of chicken, beans, corn, spices, and of course – tortilla strips on top! You’re going to love this hearty, delicious soup that can be enjoyed all year long – especially in the fall!
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
4.91 from 10 votes
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Soup Slow Cooker Turkey Chili Recipe
Homemade slow cooker turkey chili is hearty and packed with flavor. It is loaded with beans, ground or chopped turkey, and spices!
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Soup Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe
DELICIOUS Slow Cooker Beef Stew filled with chunks of beef, potatoes and carrots – a family favorite that is hearty, simple and great for fall.
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
5 from 16 votes
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Soup Chicken Florentine Soup Recipe
With a combination of chicken, potato, white beans, carrots, spinach and more, this chicken florentine soup is hearty and absolutely delicious. It tastes similar to Olive Garden's recipe, but it's made in the slow cooker!
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Soup Cheeseburger Soup Recipe
Filled with hamburger meat, carrots, potatoes, Velveeta, delicious spices, and BACON, this Crockpot Cheeseburger Soup is the perfect recipe for a cold day!
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
4.67 from 6 votes
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Soup Hamburger Soup Recipe
Hearty and delicious Hamburger Soup is filled with corn, carrots, potatoes, cheese and more! Best of all, it's made in the slow cooker with minimal effort.
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Soup Creamy Chicken Stew Recipe
A simple, convenient, and TASTY stew recipe made in the crock pot! Made with chicken, potatoes, carrots, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, ranch dressing mix and more, this Slow Cooker Chicken Stew recipe is BURSTING with flavor!!
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
4.91 from 20 votes
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