Dump It and Forget It Slow Cooker Recipes That Are Too Easy To Mess Up
Slow cookers are a lifesaver when you need to get dinner on the table with little effort. Yet, for all their time-saving benefits, some slow-cooker recipes still require you to sauté or chop veggies and meats, adding to your overall prep time and minutes spent in the kitchen. Because every minute counts when you’re short on time, dump recipes prepared in the slow cooker offer the perfect dinnertime solution on busy weeknights. While the name may be a little off-putting, these dump recipes only require two steps: throw everything in the slow cooker and walk away. It’s just that simple—no pre-cooking, browning, or using extra pots and pans. From there, all that’s left for you to do is dig in!
Recipe: Tomato-Herb Frittata
Toss tomato halves, eggs, herb seasonings, and cheese together and cook overnight on low for three hours. Here's to waking up to an easy breakfast that doesn't require much effort on your part.
Corn and Jalapeño Dip
Recipe: Corn and Jalapeño Dip
Two words: crowd-pleaser.
Navy Bean and Ham Soup
Recipe: Navy Bean and Ham Soup
Trust us, this filling ham and bean soup tastes like you worked much harder than you really did.
Recipe: Peach Cobbler
Can you believe this was all prepared in the slow cooker, using fresh peaches and a cheap box of cake mix? After just two hours in the slow cooker, this bubbly, crispy, golden perfection will wow dinner guests for nights to come.
Good Luck Greens and Peas with Ham
You had us at black-eyed peas and greens. Plus, all that leftover ham in the fridge was just begging to be used for this delicious reason.
White Chicken Chili
Recipe: White Chicken Chili
Slow and low, and you're well on your way to one of the easiest chili dump recipes around.
Recipe: Berry Cobbler
The prep time is only 15 minutes, but this berry-filled dessert tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen slaving over a hot stove.
Chicken Soup for the Soul
Recipe: Chicken Soup for the Soul
No fancy pot or ingredients needed here, as the slow cooker brings this easy dish to life when you're craving a bowl of soul-soothing comfort.
Triple-Chocolate-Covered Peanut Clusters
The absolute easiest, nuttiest, and chocolaty snack ever!
Easy Enchilada Bake
Recipe: Easy Enchilada Bake
A hands-off, no-fuss approach to a cheesy and absolutely satisfying enchilada dish.
Lemon Bar Cake
Recipe: Lemon Bar Cake
It's as easy as whisking together a few ingredients and dumping them in the slow cooker to make this bright, citrusy dessert.
Apple and Pear Crisp
Recipe: Apple and Pear Crisp
With the slow cooker, this crumbly, fruity dessert comes together in a cinch.
Chocolate-Cinnamon Latte Cake
Recipe: Chocolate-Cinnamon Latte Cake
After the slow cooker does all the work, just add a dollop of whipped cream and serve.
Lemon Chicken Vegetable Soup
Recipe: Lemon Chicken Vegetable Soup
The addition of lemon and orzo pasta give this satisfying soup body and plenty of flavor. Dump the ingredients in the slow cooker and set to low for about four hours.
Coco-Loco Chocolate Fondue
Recipe: Coco-Loco Chocolate Fondue
As long as there's a slow cooker around, you don't need a fondue pot to make a rich, creamy, and elegant dessert.
Slow-Cooker Pot Roast
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Pot Roast
The convenience of a slow cooker makes it easy to enjoy this classic any day of the week.
Slow-Cooked Barbecued Chicken
Recipe: Slow-Cooked Barbecued Chicken0
This recipe is proof that your slow cooker is all you need to reach peak barbecued chicken at home.
Slow-Cooker Corn Chowder
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Corn Chowder
Fresh kernels are the foundation of this anytime chowder. Paired with bacon, potatoes, and onions, it's sure to become a family favorite.
Slow-Cooker Salsa Chicken
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Salsa Chicken
Taco Tuesday has never been easier. With just five ingredients and virtually no hands-on time, this truly is a dream meal for busy cooks.
Slow-Cooker Texas Chili
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Texas Chili
Die-hard Texans won't believe how easily it was to toss this flavorful chili together.
Slow-Cooker Sweet Potatoes with Bacon
A touch of garlic and bacon takes this simple slow cooker side up a notch.
Slow-Cooker Lentil Soup
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Lentil Soup
Since lentils don’t require soaking, you can simply toss your ingredients in a slow cooker before going about your day.
Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili
Not sure what to do with leftover holiday turkey? Try tossing it in your slow cooker. This chili will use up your extra meat in no time.
Slow-Cooker Vegetable Soup with Bacon
A slow-cooker dump soup that calls for simple, microwaved bacon? It really doesn't get any easier than that.
Recipe: BBQ Brisket
Brown sugar, chile powder, cumin, salt, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper make the perfect rub for this slow-cooked main.
Slow-Cooker Black Bean Soup
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Black Bean Soup
Since this simple soup lets you set it and forget it, you'll have plenty of extra time to set up a toppings bar. Different cheeses, tortilla chips, green onions, and avocados are some of our favorite finishing touches.
Slow-Cooker Carnitas Tacos
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Carnitas Tacos
Spice up dinner with this simple recipe that combines pork shoulder, chicken broth, orange juice, garlic, pepper, and salt in your slow cooker.
Dump it, Forget it, Then Dig in!
Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole
No need to roast or boil the potatoes in advance with this simple recipe. Just peel, cube, and place them in your slow cooker along with brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon.
Slow-Cooker Barbecue Beef Sandwiches
This slow cooker barbecue sandwich will easily feed your full family lunch crowd. Plus, you can freeze any leftover meat for up to a month.