You’re going to love how quickly and easily these slow cooker comfort food recipes go from prep to pot in 15 minutes or less. Best of all, you don’t have to dirty up any extra pans. Keep these ideas handy for when you just don’t have time for a lot of prep before hitting the ON switch.
Prep time: 5 minutes | This 3-ingredient recipe sounds way too simple to be good, but reviewers can’t stop raving about it. Ponawanda says she got two great meals out of it for her family of four.
Prep time: 10 minutes | Rub a boneless pork shoulder with a handful of spices you probably already have in your pantry to get a big pot of mouthwatering Mexican-style meat you can stuff into tacos, enchiladas, and burritos. Cooked in this quantity, it’s a perfect candidate for make-and-freeze meals to stash away for your busiest nights.
Prep time: 10 minutes | Feel free to use chicken thighs instead of skinless boneless chicken breasts in this saucy recipe because they really do stand up better to hours of slow cooking. Try it both ways and see which one you prefer.
Prep time: 10 minutes | You can use a pork loin roast instead of the pork chops called for in the recipe. It’s especially delicious served over fragrant coconut rice.
Prep time: 15 minutes | You can cut up the beef chuck roast the night before you plan to make this, whisk the sauce together, and stash everything in the fridge. Then pop it all into the slow cooker in the morning, turn it on, and get on with your day. Could it be any easier?
Prep time: 10 minutes | JACALK adds carrots and potatoes to make this a complete meal. Talk about one-pot convenience.
Prep time: 15 minutes | bmcclain22 said everyone at work was suddenly interested in what he’d brought for lunch. Read his review to see how he tweaked the recipe a bit.
Related Slow Cooking Tips and Ideas
- For the ultimate in meal-planning, try these make-and-freeze meal kits for your slow cooker.
- Learn the simple tricks that take slow cooker meals from good to great.
- Find out how to convert stovetop and oven recipes to slow cooker recipes.