25 Easy Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Recipes (Most Are 3 Ingredients!)
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Make dinner the easy way using your Crock-Pot slow cooker & these 3 ingredient recipe ideas!
We absolutely LOVE easy, family-friendly Crock-Pot 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 Crock-Pot slow cooker recipes that require just 5 main ingredients or less (many contain just 3 ingredients!).
1. Crock-Pot BBQ Chicken
Say hello to delicious and simple BBQ chicken sandwiches! You can also make this yummy 3-ingredient Crock-Pot BBQ chicken using a pork roast instead.
2. Crock-Pot Apple Butter
Homemade apple butter is my FAVORITE! You’ve got to try this easy 3-ingredient (+ spices) Crock-Pot apple butter.
3. Crock-Pot Pork Chops
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
These delicious cranberry chili meatballs require just a few common pantry and freezer ingredients and take just a few hours in the Crock-Pot.
6. Crock-Pot Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sliders
Who knew you could make Buffalo chicken sliders in the slow cooker? Awesome!
7. Crock-Pot Ham
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
Three-ingredient Crock-Pot 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
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
Make this easy slow cooker pot roast for an effortless weeknight dinner!
11. Kalua Pork
Liquid smoke and Himalayan sea salt give this Kalua Pork such an amazing flavor.
12. 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
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
Oh my goodness, I just LOVE peach cobbler and I can’t WAIT to try this slow cooker version! 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
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
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
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 Crock-Pot chili!
18. Crock-Pot Lasagna
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
If you’ve never made pork using Dr. Pepper before, you have to try this Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork.
20. Easy Salsa Verde Chicken
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
Did you know that your slow cooker can make delicious hot chocolate perfect for 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
Make these Crock-Pot fajitas for a yummy taco night! So easy!
23. Crock-Pot Creamy Italian Chicken
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
You can use any kind of beer, including non-alcoholic, to make this tasty 3-ingredient Crock-Pot beer cheese dip.
25. Easy Crock-Pot Refried Beans
These slow cooker refried beans are a perfect side dish for taco night!
Thank you . This is awesome. There are several my picky family will eat. Love it. Thank you.
You’re so welcome! I hope you all enjoy 😉
Thanks for these great time saving recipes.
I had been on the hunt for a homemade refried beans recipe when you first printed this. This was a keeper and now a family favorite! THANK YOU!
Oh yay! Thanks for sharing!