55+ Dump and Go Slow Cooker Recipes
If you’re looking for easy, healthy, dump and go slow cooker recipes, you’re in the right place!
Read on for the best dump and go slow cooker recipes, including chicken, vegetarian, turkey and beef options.
We love easy slow cooker meals around here, especially chop & drop style crockpot recipes!
They’re the perfect low-effort dinner for busy weeks (or anytime you don’t really feel like cooking).
In this crockpot collection you’ll find chicken, vegetarian, beef and turkey slow cooker options.
As well as some helpful tips for how to easily store & freeze any leftovers for later.
You can click on each one below to go straight to that section:
what makes these recipes dump and go?
A dump and go slow cooker recipe is one that doesn’t require browning, sautéing, or cooking ingredients prior to adding them to the crockpot.
Less prep steps, less stress (and less clean up).
do you need to brown meat before adding it to the slow cooker?
While browning can add extra flavor, it’s not always required.
All of the recipes included in this round-up skip the browning step, while still yielding delicious results.
how freeze and store dump and go slow cooker recipes
- All of these slow cooker recipes will keep well in the fridge for up to 3-4 days, in a sealed container
- Many of these recipes also freeze well, store in a sealed freezer friendly container for up to 2-3 months
these recipes are all…
I’ve also included some paleo, whole30, vegetarian and vegan options too – so there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
I hope you’ll make these Dump and Go Slow Cooker Recipes soon.
If you do, be sure to share it on Instagram and tag me at @realfoodwholelife so I can see!
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Easy Crockpot White Chicken Chili
Ingredients: chicken breast, stock, white beans, mild green chilis, salsa verde, onion, garlic powder, cumin, cream cheese (traditional or dairy-free).
3-Ingredient Crockpot Salsa Chicken Stuffed Potatoes
Ingredients: chicken breasts or chicken thighs, salsa, and russet potatoes.
Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili (6-Ingredients!)
Ingredients: chicken, tomato sauce, beans, salsa, cumin, garlic and salt.
Instant Pot + Crockpot Sunshine Lemon Chicken Chowder
Ingredients: chicken breasts (or thighs), baby potatoes, celery, cauliflower, onion, chicken stock, coconut milk, lemon juice, turmeric and other seasonings
Instant Pot + Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken Stew (with Vegetarian Option)
Ingredients: chicken breast (or thigh), stock, potatoes, carrot, celery, onion, fire-roasted tomatoes, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic powder and other seasonings
Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken & Veggies
Ingredients: chicken breasts, chicken stock, potatoes, carrots, yogurt (traditional or plant-based), mayo, apple cider vinegar, homemade ranch seasoning.
Slow Cooker Tropical Pulled Chicken
Ingredients: chicken breasts or chicken thighs, gluten-free tamari, honey, grated ginger, canned crushed pineapple, tomato paste, garlic powder, onion powder and salt.
5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken & Sweet Potatoes
Ingredients: chicken breasts, sweet potatoes, hot sauce, mayo, lime juice, coconut oil and salt
Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce
Ingredients: chicken, broccoli, bell peppers, peanut butter, garlic, maple syrup, vinegar and other spices.
Slow Cooker Lemon Herb Pulled Chicken + 3 Ways to Use It
Ingredients: chicken, lemon juice, dijon mustard, Italian seasoning, garlic
Instant Pot + Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)
Ingredients: chicken breasts (or thighs), chicken stock, carrots, celery, onion, frozen peas, coconut milk, bay leaf and other seasonings
5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Chicken
Slow Cooker Whole Chicken and Vegetables
Ingredients: whole chicken, baby potatoes, carrots, paprika, garlic, garlic powder, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, rosemary and salt.
Crockpot Loaded Mexican Chicken Soup
Ingredients: chicken breasts (or thighs), chicken stock, zucchini, tomato sauce, leafy greens, onion, chili powder, cumin and other seasonings
5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Fajita Salsa Chicken
Ingredients: chicken, onion, bell pepper, salsa, lime juice and salt
Slow Cooker Chicken, Kale, and Sweet Potato Soup
Ingredients: chicken breasts (or thighs), sweet potatoes, lacinato kale, chicken stock, extra virgin olive oil, Italian seasoning
6-Ingredient Slow Cooker Enchilada Chicken
Ingredients: chicken breasts (or chicken thighs), onion, garlic powder, cumin, lime juice, tomato sauce, chili powder and salt.
Thai Inspired Chicken Meatball Soup
Ingredients: ground chicken, rice noodles, chicken stock, almond flour (or oat flour), lemongrass, garlic, ginger, red curry paste, fish sauce, coconut aminos, water, coconut milk, baby spinach, lime juice and salt (includes swaps for vegetarian, vegan, whole30, paleo)
Slow Cooker Chicken, Black Bean, and Quinoa Stew
Ingredients: chicken breasts (or thighs), canned black beans, fire-roasted tomatoes & green chilis, quinoa, chicken stock, carrots, onion, lime juice, cumin and other seasonings
Slow Cooker Chicken, Veggie, and Quinoa Stew
Ingredients: chicken breast (or thigh), stock, quinoa, zucchini, corn, garlic, onion, carrots, chickpeas, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning and other spices
Crockpot Vegetarian Chili
Ingredients: black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, bell peppers, onion, fire roasted tomatoes, cumin, chili powder, lime juice, and other spices
Crockpot Butternut Squash Soup with Apple
Ingredients: Butternut squash, apples, onion, carrot, turmeric, coconut milk, vegetable stock, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon and other spices.
5-Ingredient Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili (Slow Cooker, Instant Pot)
Ingredients: sweet potatoes, black beans, salsa, vegetable stock, cumin, smoked paprika and salt
Glow Red Lentil Soup (Instant Pot, Crockpot, Stove Top)
Ingredients: red lentils, coconut milk, tomatoes, onion, lime juice, garlic, ginger, turmeric and other spices
5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Ingredients: black beans, sweet potatoes, salsa, garlic powder and smoked paprika.
Slow Cooker Veggie Coconut Curry
Ingredients: baby potatoes, carrots, chickpeas, stock, asparagus, peas, coconut milk, red Thai curry paste, lime juice and cilantro
Slow Cooker Turmeric Lentil Chili
Ingredients: kidney beans, lentils, stock, onion, tomato paste, coconut milk, cumin, turmeric and other spices
Slow Cooker Creamy Potato Soup
Ingredients: Yukon gold potatoes, onion, vegetable stock, raw cashews, nutritional yeast, garlic, and salt.
Slow Cooker Butternut Squash, Kale & Quinoa Stew
Ingredients: butternut squash, quinoa, kale, tomatoes, broth, onion, garlic, white wine vinegar, cumin, paprika, and other spices
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato, Apple, & Turmeric Soup
Ingredients: sweet potato, apple, potatoes, stock, coconut milk, onion, garlic, apple cider vinegar, turmeric and other seasonings
Slow Cooker Creamy Potato Corn Chowder (Dairy-Free)
Ingredients: russet potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, broth, coconut milk, onion, garlic, white wine vinegar and other spices
Slow Cooker Enchilada Quinoa (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free)
Ingredients: quinoa, canned black beans, bell pepper, onion, cumin, garlic powder, mild chili powder, tomato sauce, diced fire-roasted tomatoes, green chilis, lime juice and salt
Slow Cooker Autumn Minestrone Soup
Ingredients: chickpeas, white beans, butternut squash, diced tomatoes, swiss chard (or spinach), stock, onion, garlic and other spices
Crockpot Creamy Tomato Soup (paleo, whole30, dairy-free)
Ingredients: diced tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, tomato paste, stock, onion, garlic, raw cashews, Italian seasoning and other spices
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Apple Cider Chili
Ingredients: sweet potato, black beans, kidney beans, tomato sauce, onion, stock, apple cider, chili powder, and other spices
10-Ingredient Slow Cooker Vegetable and Quinoa Stew
Ingredients: sweet potatoes, white beans, chickpeas, carrots, diced tomatoes, quinoa, kale, onion, stock
Crockpot Lentil Soup
Ingredients: green (or brown) lentils, stock, onion, celery, carrot, diced tomatoes, garlic, red wine vinegar, spinach, salt and bay leaves.
Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry
Ingredients: chickpeas, sweet potato, cauliflower, onion, vegetable broth, peas, spinach, coconut milk, curry powder, turmeric, ginger, garlic powder, tomato paste, lime juice, and salt
Easy Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup (Dump and Go!)
Ingredients: potatoes, celery, carrot, onion, fire roasted tomatoes, tomato paste, peas, corn, green beans, stock, garlic powder, smoked paprika, bay leaves and salt.
Crockpot Split Pea Soup
Ingredients: split peas, vegetable broth, water, onion, celery, carrot, garlic, bay leaves, smoked paprika, red wine vinegar and salt.
Sausage, Cabbage & Sweet Potato Stew (Instant Pot, Crockpot, Stove Top)
Ingredients: polish beef sausage, stock, sweet potato, purple cabbage, onion, apple cider vinegar
Slow Cooker Easy Beef and Bean Chili
Ingredients: beef, kidney beans, onion, bell pepper, fire-roasted tomatoes, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, lime juice and salt
Crock Pot Italian Wedding Soup
Ingredients: ground beef (or ground turkey), carrots, celery, onion, nutritional yeast, escarole (or kale), chicken stock, garlic, granulated garlic powder, almond flour (or oat flour), baby spinach, lemon juice, egg (optional) and salt
Mexican-Inspired Shredded Beef
Ingredients: boneless beef chuck-eye roast, onion, tomato paste, cumin, mild chili powder, smoked paprika, lime juice and salt.
Crock Pot Taco Meat
Ingredients: ground beef, salsa, garlic powder, cumin, smoked paprika, mild chili powder, and salt.
Slow Cooker Corned Beef
Ingredients: corned beef brisket, pickling spice, red or yellow potatoes, carrots, water, green cabbage and butter (optional).
Crockpot Sausage and Peppers
Ingredients: sweet Italian sausage, bell peppers, onions, and jarred marinara sauce.
Easy Crockpot Turkey Meatballs
Ingredients: ground turkey, marinara sauce, basil, spinach, onion, garlic powder, nutritional yeast and salt.
Crockpot Mini Turkey Meatball Vegetable Soup
Ingredients: ground turkey (or ground beef), onion, carrots, celery, zucchini, tomatoes, stock, spinach, Italian seasoning and other spices
Crockpot Turkey Soup
Ingredients: cooked turkey, chicken stock, onion, carrot, celery, potatoes, canned coconut milk (or heavy cream), garlic powder, Italian seasoning and salt
Buffalo Turkey Meatballs
Ingredients: ground turkey, grated onion, almond flour (or oat flour), nutritional yeast, granulated garlic powder, cayenne pepper sauce, butter (traditional or dairy-free) and salt
Pineapple Teriyaki Meatballs
Ingredients: ground chicken (or pork or turkey), green onion, garlic, ginger, coconut aminos, crushed pineapple, pineapple juice, honey, arrowroot powder (or corn starch), almond flour (or oat flour) and water.
Slow Cooker Cabbage
Ingredients: cabbage, apple cider vinegar, water, salt, bacon (optional), traditional or vegan butter (optional).
Slow Cooker Carrots
Ingredients: carrots, butter, lemon zest, maple syrup and salt.
Slow Cooker Potatoes
Ingredients: small potatoes, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, and salt.
Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes
Ingredients: Russet potatoes, olive oil and salt.
Slow Cooker Red Cabbage
Ingredients: red cabbage, onions, apples, water, red wine vinegar, brown or coconut sugar (omit for whole30) and optional: butter (traditional or vegan).
55+ Dump and Go Slow Cooker Recipes: White Chicken Chili
- 1 ½ lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts , or thighs
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 15-oz cans white beans, drained and rinsed (such as Great Northern or cannellini)
- 1 4.5-oz can mild diced green chilis
- 1 cup mild green salsa verde , (tomatillo salsa), divided
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1 tsp granulated garlic powder
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- ½-1 tsp kosher salt
- 4 tbsp cream cheese , (traditional or dairy free)
- avocado, sour cream (traditional or dairy-free), crushed tortilla chips, chopped onion, cilantro, fresh lime juice, jalapeno, Monterey jack cheese or dairy-free cheese shreds
Slow Cooker Instructions
- Add the chicken, onion, white beans, green chilis, 1 cup of salsa verde, chicken stock, garlic powder, cumin, and salt to a 6-quart slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
- Uncover, remove the chicken, and shred with two forks or dice into chunks.
- Using an immersion blender, blend the bean mixture for 5-10 seconds. Alternatively, carefully, remove ½ to 1 cup of the bean mixture to a blender. Cover, blend on high, then add back to the chili, stirring to combine. Note: blending for just a few seconds will add a creaminess to the creaminess, while leaving the texture of most of the beans.
- Ladle a few tablespoons of the bean mixture into a medium bowl. Add the cream cheese and stir until well incorporated.
- Add the chicken back to the slow cooker, along with the cream cheese mixture, stirring to combine. Taste and add additional salt or salsa if desired.
- Serve with any toppings you like.
Instant Pot Instructions
- Add the chicken, onion, white beans, green chilis, 1 cup of salsa verde, chicken stock, garlic powder, cumin, and salt to a 6-quart pressure cooker.
- Cover and set to high pressure for 20 minutes. Allow to naturally release for 10 minutes, then quick release.
- Follow remaining slow cooker steps 4-6.
- Add the chicken, onion, white beans, green chilis, 1 cup of salsa verde, chicken stock, garlic powder, cumin, and salt to a large Dutch oven.
- Cover, bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer. Cook on medium-low heat, covered, for 40-60 minutes, until the chicken is tender and easily shreds with a fork, stirring occasionally.
- Follow remaining slow cooker steps 4-6.
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