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25 Easy Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Recipes (Most Are 3 Ingredients!)

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Make dinner the easy way using your Crockpot slow cooker!

We absolutely LOVE easy, family-friendly Crockpot dinner ideas and recipes for busy weeknights. You basically throw a few ingredients into your slow cooker, and just set it and forget it until dinnertime! 🙌

We’re sharing 25 of our absolute favorite Crockpot recipes that require just five main ingredients or less.


1. Crock-Pot BBQ Chicken

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Say hello to delicious and simple BBQ chicken sandwiches! You can also make this yummy 3-Ingredient Crockpot BBQ Chicken using a pork roast instead.


2. Crock-Pot Apple Butter

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Homemade apple butter is my FAVORITE! You’ve got to try this easy 3-Ingredient (+ Spices) Crockpot Apple Butter.


3. Crock-Pot Pork Chops

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My favorite part of this Slow Cooker Pork Chops Recipe is that I often have these ingredients on hand! It requires just a few more pantry-staples and also can be thrown in the slow cooker.


4. Crock-Pot Ranch Mashed Potatoes

Our easy slow cooker ranch mashed potatoes is a winning recipe the whole family will love — we guarantee they’ll rush back for a second helping!


5. Crock-Pot 3-Ingredient Sweet & Sour Meatballs

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These delicious Cranberry Chili Meatballs require just a few common pantry and freezer ingredients and take just a few hours in the Crockpot.


6. Crock-Pot Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sliders

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Who knew you could make Buffalo Chicken Sliders in the slow cooker? Awesome!


7. Crock-Pot Ham

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This easy to make Crock-Pot Ham is perfect for any holiday meal or for a special dinner at home.


8. 3-Ingredient Crock-Pot Apple Dump Cake

easy crockpot recipe apple dump cake

Three-ingredient Crockpot dessert? Yes, please! Get the recipe HERE. Want to throw this in the oven instead? Check out our recipe right here on Hip2Save.


9. Crock-Pot Sausage with Onion & Peppers

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This delicious Sausage with Onions & Peppers recipe is so simple to make. Just throw it in the slow cooker for an easy dinner idea.


10. Crock-Pot Pot Roast

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Make this easy slow cooker pot roast for an effortless weeknight dinner!


11. Kalua Pork

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Liquid smoke and Himalayan sea salt give this Kalua Pork such amazing flavor.


12. Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken

slow cooker fiesta chicken

Honestly, I wouldn’t have ever thought to put these ingredients together, but I really want to try it now! Get the recipe HERE.


13. 3-Ingredient Crock-Pot Banana Cake

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It doesn’t get much easier than this! Just three simple ingredients to make this delicious Banana Cake in your Crock-Pot! Get the recipe HERE.


14. Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler

slow cooker peach cobbler

Oh my goodness, I just LOVE peach cobbler and I can’t WAIT to try this slow cooker version! Get the recipe HERE. If you prefer to make this one in the oven, then check out our Peach Dump Cake recipe right here on Hip2Save!


15. Crock-Pot Overnight Steel Cut Oats

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This Steel-Cut Oats recipe is a perfect comforting breakfast idea. Plus, it’s easy to make in your slow cooker!


16. Buffalo BBQ Chicken Wings

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These chicken wings taste like they’re from a restaurant, but are made right in your own slow cooker!


17. 3-Ingredient Crock-Pot Chili

easy 3-ingredient slow cooker chili

There’s nothing better than a hearty bowl of chili for dinner! Your entire family will be begging for seconds of this easy to make 3-Ingredient Crockpot Chili!


18. Crock-Pot Lasagna

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Serve this easy to make Crock-Pot Lasagna for an easy weeknight Italian dinner. Yummmm! Have a few more ingredients on hand? Make this slow cooker veggie lasagna recipe found right here on Hip2Save!


19. Dr. Pepper Pork

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If you’ve never made pork using Dr. Pepper before, you have to try this Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork.


20. Easy Salsa Verde Chicken

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This is a regular in our house! We’ve put it in quesadillas, tacos, enchiladas… you can’t go wrong! Get the recipe HERE.


21. Crock-Pot Hot Chocolate

slow cooker hot chocolate recipe

Did you know that your slow cooker can make delicious hot chocolate that is perfect when you are serving a crowd!? This sweet and creamy hot chocolate will stay nice and warm in the slow cooker all evening long.


22. Crock-Pot Steak Fajitas

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Make these Crock-Pot Fajitas for a yummy taco night! So easy!


23. Crock-Pot Creamy Italian Chicken

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This 5-ingredient slow cooker creamy Italian chicken is so yummy and so worth trying! Better yet, you’ll likely have all the ingredients on hand! It’s simple, flavorful, and delicious.


24. 3-Ingredient Crock Pot Beer Cheese Dip

slow cooker beer cheese dip

You can use any kind of beer, including non-alcoholic, to make this tasty 3-ingredient Crockpot beer bheese Dip.


25. Easy Crock-Pot Refried Beans

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These slow cooker refried beans are a perfect side dish for taco night!


Check out our HUGE list of easy dinner ideas!

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Comments 9

  1. Yazzay

    Thanks! I love these recipes! Btw, where’d you find the giant, white fork utensils pictured with the pulled chicken??

    • Lori

      I got mine on Amazon. They’re called bear claw meat shredders. Work great!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi there! You can snag them from Amazon!

      • Yazzay

        Thanks Amber and Lori!! I’m going to snag ’em!

        • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

          You’re welcome! 😊

  2. Suzanne

    I’ve been making hams in the crockpot every Easter and Christmas for years. So much easier, saves time and comes out delicious!!

  3. Heather

    Thank you, great ideas!!

  4. Lisa

    Do you think sugar free root bear and BBQ sauce will make for a good Keto version of the pulled chicken?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes I do – sounds like a great plan!

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