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Dump and Go Slow Cooker Recipes (Easy Crock Pot Dump Meals)

These Dump and Go Slow Cooker Recipes require no cooking or browning beforehand — simply throw it in and walk away! Easy crock pot dump meals for busy weeknights and back to school! Chicken, beef, pork, or vegetarian — there’s something for everyone!

Because we love slow cooker recipes here at The Recipe Rebel!

Honestly, sometimes I wonder if the slow cooker is the most popular kitchen appliance.

It seems like there are at least 3 gifted at every bridal shower, and it’s one of the first small appliances that adorns the kitchen counter in a new place. They are just so incredibly versatile!


dump and go slow cooker recipes in a collage with multiple images and a title

This post has been updated since the original 19 from September 2016 — giving you tons more easy crock pot dinners!

I really got into the habit of using mine all the time after we had kids. Kids have a habit of soaking up every minute of the free time you had before, right?!?

Believe me, I wouldn’t change a thing. But you just get used to not having 2 hours to make dinner every night.

I remember when I first really got into experimenting in the kitchen, when my husband and I were dating and I was attending University. I used to love teaching myself to cook entirely new recipes, with entirely new ingredients — things that were foreign to me before.

I’d spend hours making Cheese-Stuffed Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken, homemade Foccacia bread, homemade pasta, risotto, homemade perogies…. Okay so mostly carbs. No surprise there, right??

But things are different now, and my goals are as well. So finding easy slow cooker recipes and crock pot dump meals that everyone will love is right up there!

I used to be a mom of a toddler working outside of the home, and I know how hectic things can be in the morning trying to get out the door with her in tow (one of the things I don’t miss!). So I wanted to come up with a collection of dump and go slow cooker recipes — things that you can just throw in and leave. No remembering to brown the meat, cook the sauce, cook the pasta, etc.

Set it and forget it.

In a few of these recipes, you might be required to finish the sauce or prepare something to serve it over, but I did my best to find you the simplest, most low-stress recipes that I could, and a good variety of them (I didn’t want just soups or just chicken breasts!). I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Stew (prep ahead!)

slow cooker garlic parmesan chicken stew in a blue bowl with chunk of crusty bread

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Sandwiches

slow cooker italian chicken sandwiches on a white bun with shredded mozzarella

Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin with Honey Balsamic Glaze

slow cooker pork tenderloin with balsamic glaze sliced in crockpot

Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken

crockpot teriyaki chicken in white bowl over rice with sesame seeds and green onions

Sweet and Sour Slow Cooker Smokies

sweet and sour smokies in slow cooker with pineapples and peppers

Crockpot Pork Carnitas

crockpot pork carnitas on white plate with fresh cilantro and lime

Slow Cooker Maple Chicken Stew

slow cooker maple chicken stew in bright blue bowl with crusty bread

Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Beef Stew

honey balsamic slow cooker beef stew in white crockpot with potatoes and carrots

Slow Cooker Creamy Potato, Corn and Jalapeno Soup

potato corn and jalapeno soup in black crockpot with a lime wedge

Crockpot Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken Tacos

salsa verde chicken tacos 3 on a white plate with avocado cheese and a lime wedge

Slow Cooker Creamy Vegetable Soup

white bowl with creamy vegetable soup and a spoon lifting a bite of soup

Slow Cooker Beef on Rice

chunks of slow cooked beef and sauce over white rice with fork stuck in rice

Slow Cooker Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

slow cooker greek lemon chicken soup in white bowl with lemon slices on grey background

Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Pulled Pork

pile of honey balsamic pulled pork on white plate with basket of buns in the background

Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Gyros

slow cooker greek chicken gyros wrapped in pita bread with lemon wedges

Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs

slow cooker bbq ribs in chunks on parchment lined baking sheet

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken

slow cooker buffalo chicken in sauce in black crockpot

Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup

slow cooker minestrone soup close up with wooden spoon scooping soup

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

two slow cooker french dip sandwiches on black plate with extra jus and cheese

Slow Cooker Ginger Peanut Chicken with Green Beans and Potatoes

slow cooker peanut chicken with green beans and potatoes in black crockpot

Slow Cooker Honey Lemon Chicken

a ladle of slow cooker honey lemon chicken coming up out of white crockpot

Crockpot Creamy Enchilada Chili

crockpot enchilada soup close up in beige bowl topped with sour cream cilantro and lime wedges

Crock Pot White Bean French Onion Soup

white bean french onion soup in white bowl with croutons and shredded cheese on top

Crock Pot Mexican Baked Potato Soup

mexican baked potato soup in red bowl with shredded cheese sour cream and sliced green onions

Freezer to Crockpot Cilantro Lime Chicken

white plate with rice and cilantro lime chicken topped with salsa

Slow Cooker Black Been Quinoa Sweet Potato Stew

close up image of black bean quinoa sweet potato stew with black ladle

Slow Cooker Lentil Sausage Soup

slow cooker lentil sausage soup in speckled bowl with sour cream and lime wedge

Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Pork with Beans

overhead image of black slow cooker with mexican pork and beans with metal spoon in pot

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken Wings

slow cooker orange chicken wings on a white plate with marmalade in the background

Crock Pot Mississippi Pot Roast

crock pot mississippi pot roast in a black bowl on a wooden background

Crock Pot Tater Tot Egg Bake

crock pot tater tot egg bake in bowl topped with green onions and title at the top of image

Slow Cooker Chicken Pie Soup

chicken pot pie soup in white bowl overhead on blue wooden background

Slow Cooker Banana Nut Oatmeal — a breakfast idea!

banana nut oatmeal in white bowl with sliced bananas on top and walnuts
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Meet Ashley

My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Mary Benefeito says

    Hi Ashley, I would like to try your chicken verde enchilada bake, but the link in the 29 shredded chicken recipes goes to a different recipe.
    Could you please send it to me? Thank you!

  2. Lynn B. says

    With being home bound for the past two weeks and running out of meal ideas, I can’t wait to try some of these!

  3. Suhana Morgan says

    Hello Ashley,
    Thanks for your wonderful recipe. This is a delicious recipe that gives my family comfort and tasty the holidays.

  4. Basit M Abbas says

    I love to take soup in my meal and the soup recipe you’ve shared is looking delicious. I will surely try Slow Cooker Creamy Vegetable Soup soon!

  5. Jan says

    I was excited about the Enchilada Chili until I saw the sodium content. I can’t in good conscience feed my family something that has 2,324 mg of sodium per serving, especially when I know my husband would probably have two or three servings. That’s a lot of sodium!

    • Stacey says

      Then omit the season salt or use very little. Use a can of kidney beans instead of chili beans and add more chili powder. Make sure you use reduced sodium chicken broth. These modifications should reduce the amount of sodium tremendously!

    • Ashley Fehr says

      I’m not sure — are you trying to sign up for email updates? You are on my list already just today but unconfirmed, so if you get an email confirmation you’ll just have to click to accept

  6. Stacey @ Bake Eat Repeat says

    Love this round-up! Dump and go slow cooker recipes are my favourite kind, so much better when you don’t have to do anything except throw everything in the slow cooker and run out the door! Thanks for including my French Dip Sandwiches!

      • Laura Christensen says

        Hey Ashley haven’t been on the computer for a few days so I am running behind on things but these slow cooker recipes are going to be awesome. the weather has cooled down quite a bit the past couple of days which means its slow cooker time and oven time. Thanks so much for all the great recipes you post. I have printed out quite a few since joining but have not made a lot of them yet. Thanks a bunch.

        • Ashley Fehr says

          Thanks for your comment Laura! It means so much to me that you’re enjoying the recipes you see! If you do try any, I’d love to hear about it! Have a great weekend 🙂

  7. Kelsey Callahan says

    This is awesome! I’m a college student, so I can throw these in the crock pot before class and have an easy meal by the time I get back. Just wanted to say thank you for sharing!

  8. Marcie Bidou says

    I hear you on not having the time to spend hours on dinner, and I’ve come to lean heavily on my slow cooker over the years since my kids came along! I can’t wait to try so many of these recipes, and thank you for including my soup!

  9. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says

    This is seriously the BEST title for a post ever!!! “dump-and-go-slow-cooker-recipes”. . I LOVE this!!!! This post will speak to so many people!!! and oh my gawd, I have got to make the Slow Cooker Louisiana Ribs!!! holy cow!!!!

  10. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says

    The slow cooker is definitely one of my fav kitchen appliances… next to my stand mixer and food processor. I mean, you just have to love any gadget that allows you to be lazy. Right?! 😉 I LOVE all these ‘dump and go’ recipes, Ashley! You have quite the line up going on here! I’ll take them ALL! So MUCH Yum! Cheers, chicka!

  11. Kelly says

    Haha yes, I definitely started using my slow cooker after having the kiddos. Love this collection! Dump and go recipes are the best for those busy weeknights! Adding a few of these to our menu!

  12. Dorothy Dunton says

    Hi Ashley! I love my newest slow cooker and I can’t decide which of these recipes to try first! The beef on rice, the minestrone, the ribs…..choices, choices!

  13. Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl says

    The slow-cooker is really the only ‘cooking’ I do! It is undoubtedly my favorite appliance! It’s a wonder that I only have one. I need to get MORE of them.

    The Greek Lemon Chicken soup and the Teriyaki Chicken… omgeeee, those looks awesome.

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