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.

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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:

chicken

vegetarian

beef

turkey

sides

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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chicken

white bowl of crockpot white chicken chili with jalapenos and tortilla chips on top
5 stars (48 ratings)

Easy Crockpot White Chicken Chili

Crockpot white chicken chili is an easy prep, dump and go recipe, made with healthy ingredients and deliciously creamy without any dairy. Also includes Instant Pot and Stovetop instructions!

Ingredients: chicken breast, stock, white beans, mild green chilis, salsa verde, onion, garlic powder, cumin, cream cheese (traditional or dairy-free).

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5 stars (16 ratings)

3-Ingredient Crockpot Salsa Chicken Stuffed Potatoes

This Crockpot Salsa Chicken Stuffed Potatoes recipe is the easiest, most delicious, wildly simple recipe you’ll find anywhere. What’s more, everything cooks together in the slow cooker, so prep is super fast and cleanup is a breeze!

Ingredients: chicken breasts or chicken thighs, salsa, and russet potatoes.

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Brown bowl on a blue background filled with chicken and bean chili, topped with cheese, cilantro, and avocado.
4.91 stars (21 ratings)

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili (6-Ingredients!)

Ingredients: chicken, tomato sauce, beans, salsa, cumin, garlic and salt.

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4.97 stars (28 ratings)

Instant Pot + Crockpot Sunshine Lemon Chicken Chowder

Light, healthy, and bursting with flavor, Instant Pot + Crockpot Sunshine Lemon Chicken Chowder makes for an easy weeknight dinner.

Ingredients: chicken breasts (or thighs), baby potatoes, celery, cauliflower, onion, chicken stock, coconut milk, lemon juice, turmeric and other seasonings

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5 stars (10 ratings)

Instant Pot + Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken Stew (with Vegetarian Option)

Packed with protein and veggies, this hearty Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken Stew is easy to throw together and makes the perfect one-pot meal. Includes directions for making in your pressure cooker or Instant Pot!

Ingredients: chicken breast (or thigh), stock, potatoes, carrot, celery, onion, fire-roasted tomatoes, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic powder and other seasonings

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healthy slow cooker ranch chicken adn veggies on a white platter with blue and white striped napkin
5 stars (8 ratings)

Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken & Veggies

A versatile, filling, one-pot meal, slow cooker ranch chicken and veggies is made with a simple homemade ranch seasoning blend, chicken, carrots, and potatoes; making for an easy dinner recipe everyone will love!

Ingredients: chicken breasts, chicken stock, potatoes, carrots, yogurt (traditional or plant-based), mayo, apple cider vinegar, homemade ranch seasoning.

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5 stars (20 ratings)

Slow Cooker Tropical Pulled Chicken

Naturally sweet, tangy and oh-so delicious, Slow Cooker Tropical Pulled Chicken is a breeze to throw together and makes for a healthy dinner everyone will love!

Ingredients: chicken breasts or chicken thighs, gluten-free tamari, honey, grated ginger, canned crushed pineapple, tomato paste, garlic powder, onion powder and salt.

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5 stars (14 ratings)

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

Crave-worthy Buffalo chicken gets a dairy-free makeover! Stuffed inside a tender sweet potato, and done completely in the slow cooker, 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken & Sweet Potatoes is your answer to dinner tonight.

Ingredients: chicken breasts, sweet potatoes, hot sauce, mayo, lime juice, coconut oil and salt

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5 stars (23 ratings)

Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce

Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce is a crave-worthy dinner that can be prepped in minutes!

Ingredients: chicken, broccoli, bell peppers, peanut butter, garlic, maple syrup, vinegar and other spices.

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black slow cooker with lemon herb pulled chicken ingredients on white table
5 stars (20 ratings)

Slow Cooker Lemon Herb Pulled Chicken + 3 Ways to Use It

Bright, tangy, and crazy simple to make, Slow Cooker Lemon Herb Pulled Chicken is a no-fuss weeknight dinner everyone will love.

Ingredients: chicken, lemon juice, dijon mustard, Italian seasoning, garlic

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white bowl with slow cooker chicken pot pie on white table with pink striped napkin
4.93 stars (13 ratings)

Instant Pot + Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

Packed with chicken and vegetables, Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free) is made with real food ingredients and tastes amazing!

Ingredients: chicken breasts (or thighs), chicken stock, carrots, celery, onion, frozen peas, coconut milk, bay leaf and other seasonings

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5 stars (13 ratings)

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Chicken

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Chicken is simple to prepare and yields super tender chicken in a sweet and savory sauce that everyone in the family will love.

Ingredients: chicken, apples, apple cider, onion, garlic powder and salt

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5 stars (14 ratings)

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken and Vegetables

Tender, juicy, and incredibly simple to prepare, Slow Cooker Whole Chicken and Vegetables is a satisfying one-pot meal made with whole chicken, potatoes, carrots, garlic, and a hit of flavor from a simple balsamic sauce.

Ingredients: whole chicken, baby potatoes, carrots, paprika, garlic, garlic powder, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, rosemary and salt.

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soup in white bowl with spoon and tomatoes on table
5 stars (4 ratings)

Crockpot Loaded Mexican Chicken Soup

Simple to make and bursting with fresh summer flavors, Crockpot Loaded Mexican Chicken Soup is perfect any time of year. A great recipe for all your farmer’s market finds, and paleo and Whole30 friendly, too!

Ingredients: chicken breasts (or thighs), chicken stock, zucchini, tomato sauce, leafy greens, onion, chili powder, cumin and other seasonings

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bowl of shredded slow cooker fajita salsa chicken with chips and avocado on white table
5 stars (11 ratings)

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Fajita Salsa Chicken

The perfect recipe for when you’re short on time but still want a delicious, real food dinner, 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Fajita Salsa Chicken is a snap to prep and requires just a handful of ingredients.

Ingredients: chicken, onion, bell pepper, salsa, lime juice and salt

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two white bowls of slow cooker chicken kale and sweet potato soup with spoons on white table
4.94 stars (29 ratings)

Slow Cooker Chicken, Kale, and Sweet Potato Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken, Kale, and Sweet Potato Soup is packed with protein and veggies and is so easy to make with a short list of simple ingredients. Your new paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, whole30, healthy go-to crockpot recipe!

Ingredients: chicken breasts (or thighs), sweet potatoes, lacinato kale, chicken stock, extra virgin olive oil, Italian seasoning

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Shredded slow cooker enchilada chicken with tomato sauce in a black crockpot on a white background.
5 stars (26 ratings)

6-Ingredient Slow Cooker Enchilada Chicken

This easy recipe for shredded chicken for enchiladas is totally simple, completely delicious and the perfect weeknight crockpot recipe. Plus this chicken recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free, Paleo and Whole30 compliant too!

Ingredients: chicken breasts (or chicken thighs), onion, garlic powder, cumin, lime juice, tomato sauce, chili powder and salt.

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white bowl filled with soup and chicken meatballs and noodles on blue background
5 stars (4 ratings)

Thai Inspired Chicken Meatball Soup

Cozy and delicious Thai Inspired Chicken Meatball Soup can be made on the stovetop or slow cooker resulting in a super flavorful coconut curry broth. Includes easy swaps to make this whole30, paleo, nut-free, vegetarian and vegan friendly!

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)

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5 stars (2 ratings)

Slow Cooker Chicken, Black Bean, and Quinoa Stew

Super easy to prepare, Slow Cooker Chicken, Black Bean, and Quinoa Stew is full of hearty, nourishing ingredients and will be a hit with the entire family. The perfect healthy dinner recipe in a hurry!

Ingredients: chicken breasts (or thighs), canned black beans, fire-roasted tomatoes & green chilis, quinoa, chicken stock, carrots, onion, lime juice, cumin and other seasonings

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5 stars (3 ratings)

Slow Cooker Chicken, Veggie, and Quinoa Stew

This simple recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken, Veggie, and Quinoa Stew is healthy, hearty and so delicious!

Ingredients: chicken breast (or thigh), stock, quinoa, zucchini, corn, garlic, onion, carrots, chickpeas, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning and other spices

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vegetarian

close up of crockpot vegetarian chili in a white bowl with toppings
5 stars (72 ratings)

Crockpot Vegetarian Chili

This easy crockpot vegetarian chili recipe tastes delicious and is easy to make with basic pantry ingredients, three beans, vegetables, and spices. Gluten free and vegan!

Ingredients: black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, bell peppers, onion, fire roasted tomatoes, cumin, chili powder, lime juice, and other spices

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white bowl of crockpot butternut squash soup with apple
5 stars (4 ratings)

Crockpot Butternut Squash Soup with Apple

Made with butternut squash, apple, carrots, cinnamon, turmeric, and coconut milk, this recipe for crockpot butternut squash soup with apple is easy to prepare, and full of healthy, nourishing flavor!

Ingredients: Butternut squash, apples, onion, carrot, turmeric, coconut milk, vegetable stock, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon and other spices.

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5 stars (16 ratings)

5-Ingredient Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili (Slow Cooker, Instant Pot)

5-Ingredient Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili is simple to prepare, totally nourishing, and absolutely delicious.

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, black beans, salsa, vegetable stock, cumin, smoked paprika and salt

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5 stars (11 ratings)

Glow Red Lentil Soup (Instant Pot, Crockpot, Stove Top)

Golden Glow Red Lentil Soup is an easy one-pot meal that’s bursting with nourishment. Simple to make in the Instant Pot, Crockpot, or stovetop, you’re going to love this gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian recipe.

Ingredients: red lentils, coconut milk, tomatoes, onion, lime juice, garlic, ginger, turmeric and other spices

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4.84 stars (6 ratings)

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are easy to prepare in the slow cooker and make for a filling, festive and delicious meal.

Ingredients: black beans, sweet potatoes, salsa, garlic powder and smoked paprika.

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5 stars (4 ratings)

Slow Cooker Veggie Coconut Curry

Bursting with vibrant vegetables, Slow Cooker Veggie Coconut Curry is easy to pull together and is the perfect dinner, any night of the week.

Ingredients: baby potatoes, carrots, chickpeas, stock, asparagus, peas, coconut milk, red Thai curry paste, lime juice and cilantro

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4.85 stars (13 ratings)

Slow Cooker Turmeric Lentil Chili

Made with pantry staples, Slow Cooker Turmeric Lentil Chili is incredibly simple to prepare and is packed with good-for-you ingredients. A vegetarian crockpot meal perfect for any night of the week!

Ingredients: kidney beans, lentils, stock, onion, tomato paste, coconut milk, cumin, turmeric and other spices

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5 stars (1 rating)

Slow Cooker Creamy Potato Soup

This easy, healthy slow cooker creamy potato soup is a simple dump-and-go recipe, requiring just a short list of simple ingredients and can be topped with just about anything for a warm, nourishing meal any night of the week.

Ingredients: Yukon gold potatoes, onion, vegetable stock, raw cashews, nutritional yeast, garlic, and salt.

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5 stars (15 ratings)

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash, Kale & Quinoa Stew

A simple and delicious plant-based meal, Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Stew is hearty, nourishing and packed with all the good stuff.

Ingredients: butternut squash, quinoa, kale, tomatoes, broth, onion, garlic, white wine vinegar, cumin, paprika, and other spices

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4.95 stars (17 ratings)

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato, Apple, & Turmeric Soup

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato, Apple & Turmeric Soup is a simple chop and drop recipe that yields creamy, nourishing results. It’s a hit with the entire family, plus is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, paleo and Whole30 friendly!

Ingredients: sweet potato, apple, potatoes, stock, coconut milk, onion, garlic, apple cider vinegar, turmeric and other seasonings

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5 stars (9 ratings)

Slow Cooker Creamy Potato Corn Chowder (Dairy-Free)

Rich, sweet and comforting, Slow Cooker Creamy Potato Corn Chowder (Dairy-Free) is super simple to throw together and is oh-so-creamy without the cream! And, since you can use fresh sweet corn or frozen, this easy dinner recipe is sure to become a family favorite any season of the year.

Ingredients: russet potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, broth, coconut milk, onion, garlic, white wine vinegar and other spices

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5 stars (9 ratings)

Slow Cooker Enchilada Quinoa (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free)

A simple drop, stir, cover, and go recipe; Slow Cooker Enchilada Quinoa (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free) is so easy to prepare, tastes amazing, and packs well for lunch the next day.

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

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5 stars (2 ratings)

Slow Cooker Autumn Minestrone Soup

This nourishing Slow Cooker Autumn Minestrone Soup is a satisfying twist on a classic. Perfectly satisfying for lunch or dinner, it freezes well and is naturally vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free.

Ingredients: chickpeas, white beans, butternut squash, diced tomatoes, swiss chard (or spinach), stock, onion, garlic and other spices

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5 stars (8 ratings)

Crockpot Creamy Tomato Soup (paleo, whole30, dairy-free)

Crockpot Creamy Tomato Soup is super simple to make, and is creamy, dreamy, sweet and savory. Your new favorite paleo, whole30, dairy-free recipe!

Ingredients: diced tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, tomato paste, stock, onion, garlic, raw cashews, Italian seasoning and other spices

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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Apple Cider Chili

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Apple Cider Chili is a hearty sweet and savory vegetarian chili, combining a few simple ingredients into a quick, easy, and filling meal.

Ingredients: sweet potato, black beans, kidney beans, tomato sauce, onion, stock, apple cider, chili powder, and other spices

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10-Ingredient Slow Cooker Vegetable and Quinoa Stew

10-Ingredient Slow Cooker Vegetable and Quinoa Stew is a hearty, vegetarian meal that’s easy to make and completely satisfying. Warm, nourishing, and so simple, you’ll want to make this stew for dinner tonight!

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, white beans, chickpeas, carrots, diced tomatoes, quinoa, kale, onion, stock

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white bowl of crockpot lentil soup with fresh herbs and crusty bread on the side
5 stars (17 ratings)

Crockpot Lentil Soup

This easy crockpot lentil soup is made with simple pantry ingredients like green lentils, celery, carrot and spinach making for a hearty vegan and vegetarian meal. Plus instant pot and stovetop directions!

Ingredients: green (or brown) lentils, stock, onion, celery, carrot, diced tomatoes, garlic, red wine vinegar, spinach, salt and bay leaves.

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white bowl filled with slow cooker vegetable curry with a striped blue napkin on the side
5 stars (19 ratings)

Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry

Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry combines sweet potato, chickpeas, cauliflower, spinach, coconut milk, and curry powder for a hearty vegetarian and vegan meal.

Ingredients: chickpeas, sweet potato, cauliflower, onion, vegetable broth, peas, spinach, coconut milk, curry powder, turmeric, ginger, garlic powder, tomato paste, lime juice, and salt

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5 stars (9 ratings)

Easy Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup (Dump and Go!)

This easy, hearty slow cooker vegetable soup is made with a mix of cut veggies that stand up well to a longer cook time, such as carrots, potatoes, and celery (no mush veggies here!) Best of all, you can make it without sautéing the vegetables first, which is a nice time-saver, too! 

Ingredients: potatoes, celery, carrot, onion, fire roasted tomatoes, tomato paste, peas, corn, green beans, stock, garlic powder, smoked paprika, bay leaves and salt.

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white bowl of soup with a spoon and striped blue napkin on white background
5 stars (11 ratings)

Crockpot Split Pea Soup

This easy, nourishing, Crockpot Split Pea soup is made with simple pantry ingredients but the flavor is so rich, layered & comforting. Naturally vegan, or make it with ham or a ham bone, includes stovetop as well.

Ingredients: split peas, vegetable broth, water, onion, celery, carrot, garlic, bay leaves, smoked paprika, red wine vinegar and salt.

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beef

5 stars (15 ratings)

Sausage, Cabbage & Sweet Potato Stew (Instant Pot, Crockpot, Stove Top)

Sausage, Cabbage & Sweet Potato Stew is a super-simple, ultra comforting one-pot meal that comes together in a matter of minutes. A cozy, delicious gluten-free, dairy-free, whole30 recipe that can be made in the Instant Pot, Crockpot or stove top.

Ingredients: polish beef sausage, stock, sweet potato, purple cabbage, onion, apple cider vinegar

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4.75 stars (4 ratings)

Slow Cooker Easy Beef and Bean Chili

Slow Cooker Easy Beef & Bean Chili is super fast to prep and yields rich, hearty results every time. Pile on the toppings and have yourself some chili tonight!

Ingredients: beef, kidney beans, onion, bell pepper, fire-roasted tomatoes, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, lime juice and salt

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white bowl filled with soup with a blue background and fresh herbs
5 stars (2 ratings)

Crock Pot Italian Wedding Soup

This Crock Pot Italian Wedding Soup is an easy prep, gluten-free & dairy-free take on the classic everyone knows and loves! A delicious, cozy soup packed with veggies, leafy greens and hearty, tender meatballs. Also includes stovetop directions.

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

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5 stars (4 ratings)

Mexican-Inspired Shredded Beef

Perfectly spiced and incredibly easy to prepare, Mexican-Inspired Shredded Beef is super versatile and makes the best shredded beef tacos!

Ingredients: boneless beef chuck-eye roast, onion, tomato paste, cumin, mild chili powder, smoked paprika, lime juice and salt.

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wooden spoon with ground beef and a black slow cooker
5 stars (8 ratings)

Crock Pot Taco Meat

Crock pot taco meat is an easy dump-and-go recipe made with just a few simple ingredients, perfect for busy weeknights or for feeding a party crowd.

Ingredients: ground beef, salsa, garlic powder, cumin, smoked paprika, mild chili powder, and salt.

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5 stars (13 ratings)

Slow Cooker Corned Beef

Say good-bye to tough, dry corned beef and say hello to this incredibly simple to prepare, deliciously fork-tender Slow Cooker Corned Beef, a hearty and filling one pot meal that also makes the sandwich leftovers of your dreams.

Ingredients: corned beef brisket, pickling spice, red or yellow potatoes, carrots, water, green cabbage and butter (optional).

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5 stars (9 ratings)

Crockpot Sausage and Peppers

Wildly easy to prepare with crowd-pleasing results, Crockpot Sausage and Peppers requires no browning and makes a simple weeknight dinner. It’s a party go-to, that’s guaranteed to please!

Ingredients: sweet Italian sausage, bell peppers, onions, and jarred marinara sauce.

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turkey

white bowl of crockpot turkey meatballs on blue background with striped napkin
5 stars (7 ratings)

Easy Crockpot Turkey Meatballs

These Crockpot Turkey Meatballs combine ground turkey with fresh spinach, basil and marinara for an easy-prep gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo and whole30 friendly recipe!

Ingredients: ground turkey, marinara sauce, basil, spinach, onion, garlic powder, nutritional yeast and salt.

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5 stars (9 ratings)

Crockpot Mini Turkey Meatball Vegetable Soup

Crockpot Mini Turkey Meatball Vegetable Soup is hearty one-pot meal that’s packed with the good stuff. A gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, whole30 recipe your family will love.

Ingredients: ground turkey (or ground beef), onion, carrots, celery, zucchini, tomatoes, stock, spinach, Italian seasoning and other spices

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5 stars (8 ratings)

Crockpot Turkey Soup

Made with carrots, celery, onions and potatoes, this comforting crockpot turkey soup is so easy to prepare. The perfect way to stretch leftover turkey meat into extra meals. Also has instructions for stovetop and the Instant Pot!

Ingredients: cooked turkey, chicken stock, onion, carrot, celery, potatoes, canned coconut milk (or heavy cream), garlic powder, Italian seasoning and salt

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5 stars (4 ratings)

Buffalo Turkey Meatballs

Tender, juicy, and super delicious, buffalo turkey meatballs are a healthy appetizer or main dish, made with no breadcrumbs, and easy to prepare in the crockpot or in the oven.

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

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5 stars (3 ratings)

Pineapple Teriyaki Meatballs

Pineapple Teriyaki Meatballs are a quick 30 minute or easy make-ahead crockpot dinner with ground chicken, crushed pineapple, and a homemade naturally sweetened teriyaki sauce. Includes simple swaps to easily make this recipe nut-free!

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.

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sides

white bowl filled with slow cooker cabbage with a striped napkin on a blue background
5 stars (3 ratings)

Slow Cooker Cabbage

Yes, you can cook cabbage in the slow cooker and it comes out silky, tender, and full of flavor! Elevate the humble cabbage with this minimal prep recipe – all you have to do is chop the cabbage. You’ll just need a handful of simple pantry ingredients and a slow cooker for a versatile, surprisingly tasty go-to side dish recipe that works well with bacon (or without, for an easy vegetarian option)!

Ingredients: cabbage, apple cider vinegar, water, salt, bacon (optional), traditional or vegan butter (optional).

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5 stars (5 ratings)

Slow Cooker Carrots

Elevate everyday carrots with slow cooker carrots, an incredibly easy recipe that’s packed with flavor! This makes an elegantly simple side for every day dinners, your next brunch, and special holiday spreads. With just a handful of ingredients you’ll have an impressive vegetable side dish that everyone will enjoy (and that goes with almost anything)!

Ingredients: carrots, butter, lemon zest, maple syrup and salt.

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5 stars (4 ratings)

Slow Cooker Potatoes

It’s official…I’ve found my new favorite way to cook (and eat) potatoes! These slow cooker potatoes are the definition of simple and delicious. All you need are a handful of pantry ingredients and a crockpot. Before you know it you’ll be digging your fork into the easiest, tastiest side dish. The prep is minimal enough to make this on repeat for weeknight dinners, but this classic, cozy recipe makes a great addition to the holiday table too!

Ingredients: small potatoes, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, and salt.

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5 stars (1 rating)

Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes

Yes, you can make perfect baked potatoes in the slow cooker! The easiest hands-off way to feed a crowd, create an effortless baked potato bar, or an easy side dish for weeknight dinners or special occasions. Includes 20 ideas for baked potato bar toppings, too!

Ingredients: Russet potatoes, olive oil and salt.

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5 stars (1 rating)

Slow Cooker Red Cabbage

This easy sweet and sour slow cooker red cabbage combines red cabbage, onion and apple for a simple, flavorful vegetable side dish that goes with everything. Includes simple swaps to make this whole30, paleo, sugar-free and vegan!

Ingredients: red cabbage, onions, apples, water, red wine vinegar, brown or coconut sugar (omit for whole30) and optional: butter (traditional or vegan).

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white bowl of crockpot white chicken chili with jalapenos and tortilla chips on top
5 stars (7 ratings)

55+ Dump and Go Slow Cooker Recipes: White Chicken Chili

Crockpot white chicken chili is an easy prep recipe, made with healthy ingredients and deliciously creamy without any dairy. Plus 55+ more dump and go slow cooker recipes I know you'll love!

Ingredients

  • 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)

Optional Toppings

  • 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

Instructions 

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.

Stovetop Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

For a spicier chili, use spicy green chilis and spicy salsa verde.
I use Kite-Hill dairy-free cream cheese for this recipe (see link above in ingredients)
See blog post for more recipe notes and modifications.
 

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 248kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 63mg, Sodium: 860mg, Potassium: 753mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 322IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 56mg, Iron: 2mg
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