If you love easy recipes as much as I do then you’re going to love these 15 easy slow cooker recipes. It’s surprising what you can do in a slow cooker if you have the right ingredients.
Most of these recipes have just a few ingredients so they’re also great if you’re on budget and looking to feed a crowd for little money as possible. With that said you may find one or two of these recipes will have quite a few ingredients, but they’re still incredibly easy to make.
If you need some more tips on how to get your meals as perfect as possible then be sure to check out the our tips for the slow cooker. They’re super handy for both the advanced cooks and beginners.
1. Rich & Creamy Rice Pudding
Incredibly rich and creamy makes this slow cooker rice pudding a must try. There are no eggs involved so it’s super easy to get right as there is no risk of ending up with scrambled eggs.
You only need 6 very simple ingredients to make this delicious dessert dish. It’s important to make sure you use long grain or arborio rice to get the best results.
This is a great way to make some rice pudding in bulk making it perfect if you need to feed a large crowd of people. If you end up with any leftovers then are great for breakfast the next day.
2. Sweet n Sticky Orange Chicken
Orange chicken is loved by many as it combines a sweet citrus sauce with chicken. The end result is a lovely dish that the entire family will enjoy. You will only need 6 basic ingredients to make this flavour packed dish.
This dish goes great with some freshly cooked rice or even some noodles. You will need to make any extras in a different pot rather than in the slow cooker with the chicken.
3. Deliciously Rich Sloppy Joes
One of the best things about sloppy joes is how affordable it is to cook up. It is also incredibly easy to prepare and tastes simply amazing making it perfect for anyone cooking for fussy eaters. This sloppy joes recipe will come out to have a deliciously rich sauce that combines the flavours of mustard, ketchup, Worcestershire, and brown sugar.
This easy slow cooker recipe is usually best served in a freshly baked bread roll and with a side of chips. With that said you can serve this however you like as it also works with a ton of other dishes such as jacket potatoes.
4. Sweet & Simple Applesauce
Not really a meal but is certainly a good apple sauce that’s incredibly delicious. If you need some apple sauce in bulk then this is the recipe to use, you also only need just 5 ingredients to make this flavor packed condiment.
There are so many dishes that you can use applesauce in such as apple pies, cakes and so much more. It also goes perfect on the side to a nice roast pork or something similar.
5. Hearty Corn Beef Hash
One dish you need to try in the slow cooker is a corn beef hash. It’s perfect if you have some leftover corn beef and need a breakfast or dinner dish. This cooks in a delicious combination of butter, parsley, thyme, Worcestershire sauce and beef stock. Certainly, worth giving a try and it’s so easy to make.
If you really want to complete this dish then frying some eggs to go on the top will just add a whole bunch of extra flavor. Some baked beans also go great on the side but it really comes down to how hungry you’re feeling.
6. Tasty Teriyaki Chicken
Teriyaki chicken in the slow cooker cooks out to be absolutely gorgeous. It has a sweet sauce and goes great on a bed of rice. You will need a few ingredients for this recipe as we make the sauce from scratch but it’s so incredibly easy to make. Certainly a dish worth trying if you love chicken.
Apart from serving on some rice there is quite a bit more you can do with teriyaki chicken. You can use it in a stir fry or even in some sushi, just make sure you let it cool first if you’re using it in sushi.
7. Flavor Packed Mississippi Roast
One of the most popular easy slow cooker recipes that you will find around is the Mississippi roast. This dish is not just super easy it’s also super delicious blending several very different ingredients to create a very satisfying beef dish.
This dish combines 5 ingredients to produce a flavour packed meal. All you need is a couple of packet mixes, butter, beef and some pepperoncini peppers. If you have the time then it goes great with some roast potatoes and greens.
8. Addictive Crack Chicken
You have likely already heard about the hit dish crack chicken. This is so incredibly addictive and is so easy to make in the slow cooker. It combines ranch dressing, cream cheese, chicken and bacon.
By the end of cooking you’re left with a delicious chicken mix that goes great in sandwiches, on nachos and so much more. Just be prepared to have a lot of chicken mix as this makes a lot, consider halving it if you’re only making for 2.
9. Creamy Caramel
One of the easiest recipes in the world is a slow cooker caramel. It’s so easy you only need one very simple ingredient, a can of sweetened condensed milk. By the end of cooking you end up with a creamy caramel that has a lovely deep brown colour to it.
There are so many desserts that a good caramel works well with, so many it’s impossible to list them all. You can also use the caramel in some recipes or even as a topping to ice cream.
10. Mouth Watering Honey Mustard Chicken
Honey and mustard is an amazing combination and even more amazing when it’s matched with some delicious chicken. Again, this is so easy to quickly get prepared and cooking. You will only need 6 simple ingredients to make this flavour packed slow cooker recipe.
Normally I would serve this chicken on a bed of rice but there is quite a few different dishes that this will go great with. Roast vegetables or even a side of greens will go great with this delicious honey mustard chicken.
11. Incredible Mongolian Beef
Tender strips of beef in a rich flavour packed sauce makes this Mongolian beef recipe hard to resist. To make things even better it’s so easy to prepare and get cooking. All you need to do is gather all the ingredients, add them into the slow cooker and set to cook low and slow.
As with most of these dishes this is best served with some rice or noodles. If you have some time then some stir fried greens also go great with the amazing tender beef.
12. Tender Corned Beef
A cheap and easy meal you can do in the slow cooker is corned beef. You only need just a few ingredients and by the end of cooking you’re left with a deliciously tender piece of corned beef. It’s so much better than the canned variety and so easy to make.
If you have the time then this goes great with some roast potatoes and cauliflower cheese on the side. Alternatively, you can slice the cooked beef and save the meat for sandwiches or wraps.
13.Flavor Packed Beef & Broccoli
This beef and broccoli has an incredible rich sauce with flavours of soy, oyster sauce and even a bit of sesame oil. It has quite a few ingredients but is so easy to make as all you need to do is mix it in the slow cooker and set to cook.
One thing to look out for with making beef and broccoli in the slow cooker is adding the broccoli in too early. Adding it in towards the end will ensure you end up with lovely green broccoli that has the perfect amount of crunch to it.
14. Sweet n Delicious Peach Cobbler
Fruit desserts in the slow cooker always seem to work so well. By the time this peach cobbler is done cooking you will have tender slices of peach topped with a gooey cake mix that tastes absolutely gorgeous. Of course, this is so easy to make and you don’t need to be opening any cake mixes.
This cobbler is fine just on its own but if you really want to take the dessert to a whole new level then try adding a dollop of heavy cream or trying some vanilla bean ice cream.
15. Rich Chocolate Fudge
Who would’ve thought you can make some chocolate fudge right in the slow cooker. When you think about it, the low gentle heat is perfect as you won’t burn the chocolate allowing you to be blend all the ingredients perfectly. You can let it set in the slow cooker or transfer to a slice dish.
Much like every slow cooker recipe this is great if you need to make some fudge in bulk. If you’re not setting it in the slow cooker then make sure you have enough slice pans.
That’s all for our roundup of easy slow cooker recipes but stay tuned as I will likely add more in the coming weeks. If you want to be kept up to date on all our recipes be sure to subscribe to our email list at the bottom of this page.