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

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 4

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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!

Looking for more? Check out these 30+ Easy Crockpot Meals or these 40+ Crockpot Chicken Recipes!

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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!

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?!?

I know how hectic life can be, 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.

Why do we love the crockpot?

Because we love easy slow cooker recipes!

Cooking dinner in the crockpot means that we don’t have to stand over the stove for 30 minutes or an hour before dinner, prepping or chopping or stirring.

Slow Cooker meals are great for those days when you have more time to make dinner earlier in the day.

If the kids are in school and you have time to cook dinner at noon but not at 6pm, slow cooker dinners are for you.

If you work long days out of the house or you get back just in time to eat but not in time to prep, slow cooker recipes are for you.

If you love a slowly simmered soup or ultra moist roast, the slow cooker is for you.

I’ve got loads of extra tips and tricks, including my favorite slow cookers down below!

But I know what you came here — the best Dump and Go Slow Cooker Recipes — so here they are! Easy Crockpot Dinners for every night of the week.

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Slow Cooker Soup and Stew recipes

Slow cooker soups are perfect when you need an easy meal! Some of these may require vegetable chopping, which can easily be done the night before and you are good to go! Feel free to swap fresh chopped veggies for frozen to make life easier.

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Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Stew
This Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Stew is bound to be your new favorite winter comfort food! It’s hearty, creamy, cheesy and loaded with vegetables! The crockpot makes it an easy weeknight meal.
Check out this recipe
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Honey Balsamic Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe
Comfort food doesn't get any better than Honey Balsamic Slow Cooker Beef Stew! This stick to your ribs beef stew is hearty, flavorful as can be and loaded with beef and veggies. You're gonna love this set it and forget it recipe!
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Slow Cooker Beef Barley Soup Recipe + VIDEO
This Slow Cooker Beef Barley Soup is an easy crockpot meal perfect for fall or winter! Loaded with vegetables and tender chunks of beef. Includes step by step recipe video.
Check out this recipe

Skip the browning of the meat to make this soup recipe a dump ‘n’ go slow cooker meal!

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Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Taco Soup
This Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup is made with just SIX ingredients in the slow cooker! With 5 minutes prep, it's an easy healthy dinner idea for busy weeknights.
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Easy Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
The easiest Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup — gets thick and creamy, unlike those recipes that just add milk or cream. Perfect for a chilly day!
Check out this recipe

Use frozen, chopped veggies to make this soup even easier!

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Creamy Italian Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
This Creamy Italian Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup is hearty, healthy, and flavorful. It's packed with tender chicken, garlic, roasted red pepper, a touch of cream, parmesan, and more.
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Slow Cooker Creamy Vegetable Soup
Slow Cooker Creamy Vegetable Soup is a hearty, healthy crockpot soup! It’s low in calories but BIG in flavor. Even my picky eaters love this vegetarian soup recipe.
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Although this recipe has some chopping involved, it can be prepped the night before and refrigerated. In the morning, simply throw the crock in the slow cooker and turn it on!

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Chicken Barley Soup
This Chicken Barley Soup is hearty, healthy and made with 6 ingredients! Easily customizable and you can make it stovetop or slow cooker!
Check out this recipe

Normally made stove top, this recipe includes slow cooker instructions in the post as well.

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Slow Cooker Greek Lemon Chicken Soup
Slow Cooker Greek Lemon Chicken Soup {Avgolemono}, is a lightened up classic Greek soup made even easier in the slow cooker!
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Dump ‘n’ Go Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

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Slow Cooker Chicken Breast
This Slow Cooker Chicken Breast recipe comes out perfectly juicy and seasoned every time! Learn my tips for getting the best crockpot chicken breast, perfect for salads, sandwiches or an easy dinner.
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Slow Cooker Honey Lemon Chicken Recipe + VIDEO
This Slow Cooker Honey Lemon Chicken is a little sweet, a little tangy and perfect over rice or noodles! It’s an easy crockpot meal for those busy days! Includes step by step recipe video.
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Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos Recipe
These Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos are an easy, healthy, weeknight dinner! Just dump everything in the crockpot and forget about it. Step by step recipe video.
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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken
This easy Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken is made with store bought barbecue sauce and a couple secret ingredients! Make it with chicken breasts or thighs.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs
These Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs are perfectly seasoned with garlic and herbs, cooked until they easily pull from the bone! The juiciest, most flavorful crockpot chicken thighs!
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Crock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken
Crock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken is packed with sweet, savory, and spicy flavors. Perfect for the whole family, this super easy recipe is great for a weeknight meal or a lazy weekend, though it's fancy enough to serve at a dinner party too!
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Crockpot Shredded Chicken
This Crockpot Shredded Chicken is easy, flavorful and a great way to meal prep for the week ahead! How to make slow cooker shredded chicken including tips, tricks and additional recipes.
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Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken
This Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken is SO easy and flavorful, you wouldn't believe it only has a few ingredients! The perfect easy dinner recipe!
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Crockpot Whole Chicken
This Crockpot Whole Chicken is incredibly moist and flavorful, thanks to a coating of seasoned garlic butter and the slow cooker! The perfect make ahead weekend dinner, great for meal prepping!
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Crockpot Orange Chicken
This Crockpot Orange Chicken is a healthier, homemade version of one of our favorite takeout meals! It has the most flavorful sauce!
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Crockpot Bourbon Chicken
Crock Pot Bourbon Chicken is easy and delicious! Tender juicy chicken is cooked in a rich bourbon ginger sauce for a delicious meal.
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Slow Cooker Pork and Beef recipes

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The BEST Crock Pot Pulled Pork
This Crock Pot Pulled Pork recipe is so easy and so flavorful! It starts with a garlic herb rub and hangs out in the slow cooker until it’s fall apart tender. 
Check out this recipe
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Glazed Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin recipe
This Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin is covered in an easy garlic herb rub and drizzled with a honey balsamic glaze! Everything cooks together in the crock pot with minimal effort and maximum flavour. It is moist, tender and perfect over pasta, rice, or mashed potatoes!
Check out this recipe
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Slow Cooker Pork Loin Roast recipe
This easy Slow Cooker Pork Loin roast includes a flavorful garlic herb rub, and is slow cooker in apple juice for extra flavor! It is fall apart tender with minimal effort!
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{Slow Cooker} Mongolian Beef
Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef is so much better than your average take-out! Tender strips of steak are smothered in a rich, dark, flavorful Asian sauce that's got just the right touch of sweetness. The best part? It's so easy to make by tossing everything in a slow cooker!
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Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs
These Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs couldn’t be simpler! They have a homemade spice rub and are slow cooked until they fall off the bone, then you can slather them in any barbecue sauce you like!
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These Sweet & Sour Slow Cooker Smokies are an easy holiday appetizer or weeknight meal! Just a few minutes prep and let them cook away in the crockpot. Includes step by step recipe video. | slow cooker appetizer | slow cooker recipe | crock pot appetizer | holiday dish | game day | superbowl | potluck recipe | easy recipe
Sweet & Sour Slow Cooker Smokies Recipe + VIDEO
These Sweet & Sour Slow Cooker Smokies are an easy holiday appetizer or weeknight meal! Just a few minutes prep and let them cook away in the crockpot. Includes step by step recipe video.
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Easy Crockpot Carnitas
These easy and delicious pork carnitas are made right in the Crockpot. Perfect for an easy dinner during the week!
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Slow Cooker Beef on Rice
Savory Slow Cooker Beef on Rice with flavorful gravy, beef slow cooked to tender perfection, and served over a warm bed of rice.
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Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Pulled Pork
Honey Balsamic Pulled Pork is a new take on pulled pork that is sweet and sour! This dark, thick syrup-like sauce is incredible — a must-try!
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Slow Cooker Honey Glazed Ham
This Slow Cooker Honey Glaze Ham is the perfect main course for a holiday dinner! Made with aromatic seasonings, sweet honey, and a secret ingredient, this juicy ham is irresistibly good!
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Slow Cooker Side Dishes

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Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
These Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes are just as rich and creamy as stove top mashed potatoes with less of the work! The perfect hands-off side dish for any holiday dinner!
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No Cream Slow Cooker Creamed Corn
No Cream Slow Cooker Creamed Corn is an easy holiday side dish!
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Slow Cooker Pineapple Glazed Carrots
These Slow Cooker Pineapple Glazed Carrots are the perfect side dish for Christmas, Thanksgiving, or any dinner! They are perfectly sweet and tender with a punch of flavor from balsamic vinegar, and they are so easy with the help of the crockpot!
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What are the best things to cook in a slow cooker?

Our favorite things to cook in the slow cooker are things that we like extra juicy and tender and can benefit from a long cook time, or recipes with quite a bit of moisture, like these Crockpot Soup recipes.

These are the types of recipes you can start early in the day and let them cook for a long time without sacrificing flavor or texture.

We also love quick slow cooker recipes! These are dinners that we can put on and cook for 2-3 hours if we just need to step out of the house momentarily but will be back to eat dinner.

Recipes like this Slow Cooker Chicken Breast or Crockpot Mac and Cheese are good examples of quick slow cooker recipes we love!

Can you put raw meat in the slow cooker?

Absolutely!

It’s actually very rare that I will sear meat before adding to the slow cooker.

One of the biggest exceptions is ground meat, which really does need to be cooked in advance for the recipe to work well.

As far as different cuts of chicken, roasts, steaks, etc. — these can all be added as is!

There are times you may want to sear the meat first to build flavor, like in this Slow Cooker Pot Roast (which is delicious!), but it’s a step you can skip if you need.

My favorite crockpots and slow cookers!

  • Most often, I’m using a 2.5 quart casserole style crockpot that I love. It is wider and shallow, so you don’t have to stack everything up and it cooks more quickly. It is the perfect crockpot for someone cooking for 1-4 people and not doing large meals.
  • I also have a 4 quart crockpot that I use when I want to do a larger cut of meat, like a pot roast, or a big batch of soup. It’s everything I love about my 2.5 quart in a slightly bigger size.
  • I do have a 6 quart Hamilton Beach slow cooker that is great for cooking for a large group of people, but I do find it’s a little cooler and sometimes large chunks of meat have to be cut down into smaller pieces for it to cook by dinnertime.
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30+ Dump & Go Slow Cooker Meals

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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!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Servings 4
Keywords dump and go slow cooker meals, slow cooker meals

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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. Stefanie says

    Hi Ashley,
    Thanks so much for this collection of recipes. I saved a few to try out soon. I was wondering if you have any experience using the slow cooking option on an Instant Pot, because I got one of these multicookers for x-mas. Do they work the same? I read a few articles but couldn’t figure out if they are working identical or if I have to adjust the setting and/or time. As I am eager to try new recipes I was hoping you could help. Best wishes, Stefanie

  2. jess says

    this is the perfect post! the mashed potato slow cooker recipe is my life saver and I could not live without it! thank you so much for sharing these recipes!

  3. Pam says

    I love the variety of recipes you rounded up! I love easy meals like these! Thanks for your work in compiling this list!

  4. Kristyn says

    Dump and go recipes are the best!! They require little effort, but always turn out so good!! I love your list! I am excited to try them!

  5. Zelinda K. says

    Hi! Excited to try this recipe!! Would it matter if I had the pork cut up? Would I need to change the cooking time or do I cook it the same?

    • The Recipe Rebel says

      Hi Zelinda! This post has quite a few recipes on it, I am not sure which pork recipe you are talking about. Let me know, so I can help you further.

  6. Ashley Severns says

    I came across you and your recipes today. I’ve never jumped up and been so sure on getting a crockpot meal together as quick as I did on one of yours this morning. As I know I’m just going to LOVE it! I’m so excited to try a handful of these, thank you so much. 😀

  7. stovallpatricia53@gmail.com says

    I’m very excited to be on your recipe website. We are elderly, cooking for two and the crockpot recipes are amazing. Always delicious, easy to follow, and an economic blessing.

  8. James Langin says

    I really enjoy your recipes. I have made about ten of them so far and I am actually making two of them today. They make cooking more fun and much easier. Your recipes are probably the ones I have tried and make the most of out of all the different recipe sites I have tried. Thank you very much!

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