21 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes

Using a slow cooker isn’t as much of a short cut when the recipe calls for sixteen ingredients you don’t have.

1. Kalua Pig

One bite of this and you’ll wonder why you’ve been wasting so much energy with complicated pork shoulder recipes. Recipe here.

2. Tortellini Soup

A real crowd pleaser. Recipe here.

3. Skinny Pineapple Salsa Chicken

Marinating and/or braising meat with pineapple juice helps make it super tender without any extra fat. Recipe here.

4. Roasted Vegetables

Yup. Serve over rice, or with deliciously crusty buttered bread. Recipe here.

5. Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken

It only takes about an hour to roast a chicken in the oven, but some nights I’m definitely too hangry to wait that long. Recipe here.

6. Vegetarian Green Lentil Curry

Crockpots and lentils are a match made in heaven. Recipe here.

7. Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Hearty but not heavy. Recipe here.

8. Simple Poached Salmon

Salt and water don’t count as ingredients, they’re essentials. Recipe here.

9. Smoky Baby Back Ribs

Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes. Recipe here.

10. Easy White Chicken Chili

Isn’t it great when the easier option is also the healthier option? Recipe here.

11. Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal

Recipe here.

12. Italian Beef Sandwiches

You’ll also need cheese and bread for serving, but all you need to make the deliciously tender beef is chuck roast, pre-mixed seasonings, pepperoncinis, and some beef broth. Recipe here.

13. Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

Magic. Recipe here.

14. 4-Ingredient Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken

A personal favorite. Recipe here.

15. Slow Cooker “Lasagna”

Ravioli + Marinara + Cheese = lasagna in a pinch. Recipe here.

16. Simple Steak Pizzaiola

So tender you won’t even need a steak knife. Recipe here.

17. Sweet n’ Spicy Meatballs

Semi-homemade at it’s best. Recipe here.

18. Easy Cheesy BBQ Chicken

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What could go wrong with chicken, cheese, bacon and BBQ sauce? Nothing, that’s what. Recipe here.

19. Skinny Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken

Recipe here.

20. White Beans and Sausage

Recipe here.

21. Crockpot BBQ Chicken

Recipe here.

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