60+ Dump and Go Slow Cooker Recipes

Do you have a busy lifestyle that doesn’t leave you much time to cook? If so, dump-and-go slow cooker recipes are your best friend! These recipes are incredibly easy to make, and they only require a few minutes of prep time. Simply dump all of the ingredients into your crock pot, turn it on, and let it do its magic.

Dump-and-go crock pot recipes are perfect for weeknight dinners, and they’re also great for entertaining guests. You can set up the crock pot before your guests arrive, and then you can focus on enjoying their company instead of worrying about dinner.

Here are just a few of the benefits of dump-and-go crock pot recipes:

  • They’re easy to make, even for beginner cooks.
  • They’re healthy and nutritious.
  • They’re budget-friendly.
  • They’re versatile. You can make everything from soups and stews to chili and pasta dishes in your crock pot.
  • They’re convenient. You can set up the crock pot in the morning and come home to a delicious meal ready to eat.

If you’re looking for some easy and delicious dump-and-go crock pot recipes, I’ve got you covered. Keep reading!

Overhead close up of bowl of slow cooker chicken tortilla soup in bowl with toppings.
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup can be made easy with your crockpot. Just add all the ingredients to your slow cooker and go! Serve it up with crispy tortilla chips, avocado, sour cream & cheddar cheese. 
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
Shredded salsa chicken in bowl with lime wedges.
This Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken is an EASY recipe made with just 5-ingredients! Use it as a filling for Chicken Tacos or Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps.
Crockpot Salsa Chicken
Overhead shot of bowl of slow cooker cauliflower soup.
Slow Cooker Cauliflower Soup topped with bacon, cheese and chives is the perfect comfort-food, and it’s keto-friendly!  Just add all the ingredients to your crockpot and go! 
Slow Cooker Cauliflower Soup
Have dinner ready and waiting when you get home! Slow cooker pulled chicken is a stress-free recipe you’ll want to make again and again. Enjoy tender bites of meat piled high on toasted buns!
Recipe: Life Love and Good Food
Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken
This crockpot maple Dijon chicken is an easy, hands-off dinner made with boneless, skinless chicken breasts and a few kitchen staples.
Recipe: Life As A Strawberry
Slow Cooker Maple Dijon Chicken
Easy Vegan Slow Cooker White Bean Chili
This might be the easiest chili you ever make. If you can use a can opener, you can make this super flavorful vegan and gluten free chili.
Recipe: Easy Chickpeasy
Slow Cooker White Bean Chili
Slow Cooker Beer French Dips
These slow cooker beer French dips are the perfect set-it-and-forget-it comfort food! With caramelized onions and a rich au jus for dipping.
Recipe: Life As A Strawberry
Slow Cooker Beer French Dips
Make Mississippi Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots in the slow cooker for an easy, hearty, and flavorful meal right on your countertop!
Recipe: Everyday Family Cooking
Mississippi Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots
Crock Pot Balsamic Beef makes tender, juicy beef. Easy slow cooker beef recipe turns chuck roast into a yummy dinner with 5 minutes of prep!
Recipe: I Heart Eating
Crock Pot Balsamic Beef
This slow cooker vegan chili recipe is a vegan twist on this classic comfort food that makes for a healthy dinner packed with nutrients brimming with flavor.
Recipe: Happy Kitchen
Slow Cooker Vegan Chili
Slow Cooker Duck Confit with Cherry Sauce is inspired by our favourite sitcom “Friends”! Very few ingredients, all the flavour!
Recipe: Somebody Feed Seb
Slow Cooker Duck Confit with Cherry Sauce
With just a few minutes of prep in the morning, you can serve up this tasty and comforting Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie for dinner that night!
Recipe: Budget Delicious
Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie
These slow cooker chicken drumsticks are coated in a spice rub and barbecue sauce, then cooked to tender perfection in the crock pot.
Recipe: Dinner At The Zoo
Slow Cooker Chicken Drumsticks
This slow cooker whole chicken is a rotisserie style seasoned chicken made with the help of the crock pot. It’s a super easy dinner option and the leftover chicken can be used in countless other dishes!
Recipe: Dinner At The Zoo
Slow Cooker Whole Chicken
This slow cooker Mongolian beef is flank steak cooked with garlic, ginger, brown sugar and soy sauce. This crock pot recipe is always a hit!
Recipe: Dinner At The Zoo
Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef
Hawaiian Meatballs smothered in a sweet tangy sauce with pineapple and fresh ginger are cooked low and slow in the crock pot.
Recipe: A Southern Soul
Crock Pot Hawaiian Meatballs
Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Stew
This Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Stew is hearty, creamy and loaded with vegetables! The crockpot makes it an easy weeknight meal!
Recipe: The Recipe Rebel
Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Stew
This Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken is SO easy and flavorful, you wouldn’t believe it only has just a few ingredients!
Recipe: The Recipe Rebel
Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken
This easy Slow Cooker Pork Loin recipe includes a flavorful garlic herb rub, and is slow cooked in apple juice for extra flavor!
Recipe: The Recipe Rebel
Easy Slow Cooker Pork Loin Roast
These Quinoa Black Bean Crockpot Stuffed Peppers topped with cilantro, Pepperjack cheese, sour cream, and avocado are making Monday dinners everywhere just a little more wonderful.
Recipe: Pinch of Yum
Quinoa Black Bean Crockpot Stuffed Peppers
Healthy, homemade minestrone soup made in the slower cooker tastes way better than The Olive Gardens! This Minestrone recipe is filled with nutrition.
Recipe: Little Spice Jar
Homemade Minestrone Soup
A curried butternut squash soup recipe made in the slow cooker, with green apples, onions, and carrots. The soup is loaded with curry flavor!
Recipe: Little Spice Jar
Slow Cooker Curried Butternut Squash Soup
A delicious slow cooker ratatouille with summer vegetables. Serve as a side, over rice or quinoa, with a grilled protein or even in an omelet.
Recipe: Eating Bird Food
Slow Cooker Ratatouille
This Thai Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is tropical, yet cozy! Made with butternut squash, Thai red curry paste, and coconut milk.
Recipe: Sweet Peas and Saffron
Thai Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
A vegetarian Mexican quinoa casserole made entirely in the slow cooker. Packed with sweet potatoes, black beans and taco seasoning, this is sure to be a family favorite!
Recipe: Eating Bird Food
Slow Cooker Cheesy Mexican Quinoa Casserole
This slow cooker chicken wild rice soup is creamy and comforting, but still nourishing with lots of veggies, shredded chicken and wild rice. Added bonus: it’s so easy to whip up, gluten-free + dairy-free.
Recipe: Eating Bird Food
Slow Cooker Chicken Wild Rice Soup
Slow Cooker Potato and Corn Chowder – The easiest chowder you will ever make. Throw everything in the crockpot and you’re set! Easy peasy!
Recipe: Damn Delicious
Slow Cooker Potato and Corn Chowder
Crockpot Sunday Sauce: a simple-to-put-together family-style meal that smells incredible while cooking away all day, a cozy fall/winter meal!
Recipe: Half Baked Harvest
Crockpot Sunday Sauce
Crockpot Moroccan Lentil and Chickpea Soup – colorful veggies, flavorful spices, all thrown into the crockpot. Come home to heavenly!
Recipe: Half Baked Harvest
Crockpot Moroccan Lentil and Chickpea Soup
This slow cooker ham and potato soup recipe is easy, healthy, and comforting. It’s a delicious set it and forget it dairy-free Crockpot soup recipe.
Recipe: Salt and Lavender
Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup
Just a handful of pantry ingredients are needed to make this irresistible Crockpot chicken thighs recipe! The homemade honey garlic sauce is family-friendly and simple to make.
Recipe: Salt and Lavender
Honey Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs
Chuck the ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning, and come home to this delicious rustic Crockpot chicken stew! This recipe is healthy, flavorful, filling, and will warm you up on a chilly day.
Recipe: Salt and Lavender
Crockpot Chicken Stew
Crockpot Crispy Pork Ramen: For those nights when you’re craving your favorite bowl of ramen, but want to stay in and be cozy at home!
Recipe: Half Baked Harvest
Crockpot Crispy Pork Ramen
Slow Cooker Potato and Cauliflower Curry: perfect healthy curry recipe that’s comforting, warming, delicious + requires little effort.
Recipe: Half Baked Harvest
Slow Cooker Potato and Cauliflower Curry
Tired of your weeknight dinner regimen? Spice things up with our slow-cooker chicken curry! Rich with coconut milk, chicken breast, crisp veggies, and fresh pumpkin—dinner is ready, set, DONE.
Recipe: The Modern Proper
Slow Cooker Chicken Pumpkin Curry
Just three-ingredients and the use of our trusty slow-cooker make this Crock-Pot taco meat recipe an easy win.
Recipe: The Modern Proper
Crock-Pot Taco Meat
A coconut curry base gets a little zing from fish sauce and apple cider vinegar. Add greens and fluffy white rice and you’ve got our new favorite slow cooker meal.
Recipe: The Modern Proper
Slow Cooker Swimming Rama
This easy, healthy slow cooker recipe is perfect for food prep as the flavours only improve over time. Cook a batch on a Sunday to enjoy throughout the week.
Recipe: Running On Real Food
Slow Cooker Red Lentil Chili
Healthy baked beans from scratch is an easy vegan recipe and perfect side for summer entertaining!
Recipe: The Simple Veganista
Healthy Baked Beans
This ultra flavorful Creamy Tomato Basil Soup is out of this world amazing!
Recipe: The Chunky Chef
Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
This crockpot chicken noodle soup is hearty and comforting, yet incredibly easy to make! No need for a can full of preservatives, homemade is the best!
Recipe: The Chunky Chef
Homemade Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup
Slow Cooker French Onion Soup – Yes, you can make French onion soup in the crockpot! Ridiculously easy with basically no stirring and no work!
Recipe: Damn Delicious
Slow Cooker French Onion Soup
Slow Cooker Asian Short Ribs – Literally fall-off-the-bone tender! And all you have to do is throw everything into a crockpot. That’s it! No cooking at all!
Recipe: Damn Delicious
Slow Cooker Asian Short Ribs
Unbelievably nourishing vegan tikka masala with a hearty serving of veggies & protein from tofu. Make it in your slow cooker for ease!
Recipe: Ambitious Kitchen
Vegan Tofu Tikka Masala
Easy slow cooker pumpkin peanut butter chicken soup made with simple ingredients. Protein packed with cozy flavors you’ll love!
Recipe: Ambitious Kitchen
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Peanut Butter Chicken Soup
This Pork Carnitas recipe is tender, flavorful, and simple to make! It can be served in tacos, burritos, quesadillas, tamales or salads.
Recipe: Tastes Better From Scratch
Pork Carnitas
These Slow Cooker Meatball Subs are extra tender and flavorful thanks to a low and slow simmer in marinara sauce.
Recipe: Budget Bytes
Slow Cooker Meatball Subs
Slow cooker cabbage and sausage is an easy, hands-free way to make a delicious, filling, and cozy meal. Perfect for meal prep!
Recipe: Budget Bytes
Slow Cooker Cabbage and Sausage
Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Casserole is an easy, one-pot meal with chicken, enchilada sauce, black beans, corn tortillas, and cheese.
Recipe: Begin With Balance
Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Crock Pot Cranberry Chicken brings together the flavors of tender chicken breast, tangy cranberry sauce, zesty orange juice, sweet brown sugar, fragrant rosemary, and a blend of spices.
Recipe: Flavor Mosaic
Crock Pot Cranberry Rosemary Chicken
Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Loin is slow-cooked tender pork loin with onion soup mix and whole cranberry sauce.
Recipe: The Magical Slow Cooker
Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Loin
For breakfast or brunch this Slow Cooker Sausage and Green Chile Breakfast Casserole is a crowd pleaser!
Recipe: The Magical Slow Cooker
Slow Cooker Sausage and Green Chile Breakfast Casserole
This Slow Cooker Farmers Breakfast Casserole is full of meaty and cheesy goodness!
Recipe: The Magical Slow Cooker
Slow Cooker Farmers Breakfast Casserole
Whiskey and your crockpot transform the average beef roast into an unforgettable meal in this Jack Daniel’s Pot Roast. Forget beer, whiskey is a game changer in flavor.
Recipe: The Magical Slow Cooker
Slow Cooker Jack Daniel’s Pot Roast
Creamy Cajun chicken fettuccine alfredo is a perfect meal for any weeknight. You can make a homemade Cajun alfredo sauce and tender chicken in the slow cooker, then add cooked fettuccine noodles to complete the dish.
Recipe: The Magical Slow Cooker
Slow Cooker Cajun Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
This flavorful slow cooker chicken cacciatore is the classic family-favorite meal of your dreams, but made even easier in the crockpot!
Recipe: fANNEtastic food
Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
An easy-to-make chorizo stew that is incredibly flavorful with the perfect blend of vegetables and seasoning. It’s an easy “set it and forget it” slow cooker recipe that you will love!
Recipe: My Chef's Apron
Sweet Potato and Chorizo Stew
Discover the mouthwatering delight of vegan bbq meatballs—a plant-based twist on a classic favorite! Sweet, smoky, and delicious!
Recipe: World of Vegan
Vegan Grape Jelly and BBQ Sauce Meatballs
Have pumpkin pie for breakfast with this healthy slow cooker pumpkin pie oatmeal recipe featuring steel-cut oats cooked overnight with pumpkin puree and spices. Hello fall!
Recipe: Eating Bird Food
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
This delightfully rich and creamy Slow Cooker Oatmeal breakfast is made with just 4 basic ingredients & only 5 minutes of prep time!
Recipe: Muy Bueno
Easy Overnight Slow Cooker Oatmeal

How to make ahead & store

Many of these crock pot recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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60+ Dump & Go Slow Cooker Meals

Dump-and-go slow cooker recipes are incredibly easy to make. Just dump the ingredients into your crockpot and go! Try this Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breasts
  • 5 cups bone broth (or chicken stock)
  • 4 corn tortillas (torn into small pieces)
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 15-ounce can pinto beans (drained and rinsed )
  • 1 cup canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup salsa verde
  • 3 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 large onion (minced )
  • 2 jalapenos (chopped, seeds and veins removed)
  • 1 bell pepper (chopped )
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 4 Tablespoons fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt (to taste)

For Topping

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours, or high for 4 hours.
  • Pull out chicken using tongs and shred with two forks. Return to pot.
  • Adjust seasonings by adding salt, extra cayenne, etc. Serve. 

Notes

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Or, portion the soup into freezer bags and freeze for up to three months.
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Nutrition

Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 431mg | Potassium: 674mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1205IU | Vitamin C: 42.3mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1.7mg

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