We heart the slow cooker. Walk in the door after a full day and have a warm meal at the ready. It’s revolutionized dinnertime and made life that much easier. But mornings can be hectic too, and who wants to spend all morning prepping the slow cooker? That’s where easy slow cooker recipes come in handy. And by easy, we mean five or fewer ingredients. It’s totally doable, and you’ll be out the door in no time while your dinner stews away. From tasty crockpot salsa chicken to warm and hearty Sloppy Joe’s, we’ve found 7 slow cooker dinners with 5 ingredients or less that we know you and your family will love.
1. Slow Cooker Mushroom Chicken
Portobello mushrooms add tons of flavor to this slow cooker chicken recipe. With just 3 simple ingredients, you can turn plain chicken into a creamy, delightful meal! Learn how to make this quick and easy recipe at HOMEMAKING HACKS.
2. Steak Pizzaiolla
Want to know the best thing about this steak pizzaiolla recipe? Just toss everything in the crockpot and walk away for the day. You’ll come home to wonderful smells and a warm dinner waiting to be eaten. Head to CUPCAKES AND KALE CHIPS for the recipe.
3. Crockpot Spaghetti Squash
Get ready for a brilliant, tasty recipe that will knock your socks off! This crock pot spaghetti squash and meatballs has just 3 ingredients and is incredibly easy to make! Find this tender, moist squash dinner recipe at I WASH… YOU DRY.
4. Crockpot Salsa Chicken
Toss 3 ingredients in your slow cooker, spend the day out and about, and come home to warm, delicious crockpot salsa chicken. Serve with a side of rice for a comforting meal full of great flavor. Learn how to make this simple, tasty recipe at JO COOKS.
5. Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes
Need an easy, stress-free meal for a busy weeknight? These slow cooker Sloppy Joes are seriously delicious, kid-approved, and require only 5 ingredients to make! Head to THE FRUGAL GIRLS for the recipe.
6. Easy, Cheesy BBQ Chicken Tenders
Anything tastes better with bacon, and these easy, cheesy, barbecue chicken tenders are no exception. Let your chicken soak up barbecue flavors all day, and top with bacon and cheese for an easy meal that’s so good, it’ll become a classic on your menu. Find this yummy recipe at LIKE MOTHER LIKE DAUGHTER.
7. Slow Cooker Lemon & Garlic Chicken
The best part about this slow cooker lemon garlic chicken is that it’s easy to make, and chances are you’ll have leftovers. Fresh lemon and garlic are paired with your favorite herbs for a perfectly seasoned chicken that’s simply delicious. Learn how to make this succulent chicken at NO. 2 PENCIL.
Love Slow Cooker Recipes?
Don’t miss any of our favorite crockpot ideas! We’ve rounded up all sorts of splendid slow cooker recipes that you simply must try! Here are a few we think you’ll love:
- Get the recipe for our Slow Cooker Creamy Jalapeno Chicken Taquitos
- A crowd favorite! Make a big pot of our Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Chili for your next party!
- Just a 3-ingredients in this one! Slow Cooker BBQ Beer Chicken
And A Few More Faves
Here are a few Slow Cooker roundups, filled with so many recipes you’ll make again and again:
- 7 Healthy Slow Cooker Favorites
- Thanksgiving Slow Cooker Shortcuts
- 7 Cinco De Mayo Slow Cooker Recipes