20+ Low and No Prep Slow Cooker Recipes (a Dump & Dash Collection!)

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by Robin

no prep slow cooker recipes

We often have the best intentions to cook dinner ourselves, don't we?  It's usually healthier and it always costs less than restaurant meals.

But today, I'm sick. And with every Kleenex I reach for I'm fighting the urge to also reach for a takeout menu.

I have a go-to recipe for when, for whatever reason, I don't have the time or energy to cook.  It's my Dump & Dash Slow Cooker Chili.  Every single ingredient is waiting for me in the kitchen.  I literally dump it in the slow cooker and mere moments later dinner is no longer on my to-do list.

Here's the thing.  I've been sick for a couple of days now.  And two days ago, when this cold first knocked me down, we had the Dump & Dash Chilli.  My chili has become one of my son's favourites (he used to be less than excited to see it on the table until Ed discovered this new product) but twice in three days would be pushing it.

I've got my Meal Plan Master List.  Have you made one yet? It's a meal planning game changer - normally.

But what my current master list lacks is more mindless, effortless meals like my dump chili.  That's what this post is all about.  Twenty plus recipes that require little to no prep and are delicious - you just dump it all in the crockpot and you're done.

no prep slow cooker recipes

No Prep Slow Cooker Recipes

Frugal Family Times - Dump and Dash Slow Cooker Chili

The Baking Fairy - Slow Cooked Carnitas Tacos

Skinny Fitalicious - Crockpot Veggie Omelet

Sweet and Savory Meals - Slow Cooker Garlic Sesame Chicken

Salt & Lavender - Crockpot Sweet Potato Curry

Recipes From A Pantry - 7 Ingredient Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken

Turning Clock Back - Easy Vegetarian Crockpot Chili

The Gingered Whisk - Crock Pot White Chicken Chili

Onion Rings & Things - Slow Cooker Potato Meatball Soup

The Starving Chef Blog - Ghana Red Red & Plantain

The Bewitchin' Kitchen - Crock Pot Ribs

Simply Stacie - Slow Cooker Lasagna

Food N Service - Crock Pot Pizza

Somewhat Simple - Sweet And Sour Meatballs

The Crafting Chicks - Sweet BBQ Chicken Sliders

If you're looking for more simple and delicious recipes  - that's one of our specialties!  Check out these family favourites here.

Want some fast and easy recipes for the Instant Pot?  We've got another great collection of Instant Pot Dump Recipes here!

Another super simple way to get supper on the table fast is Sheet Pan Meals!  Ever made one?  I've curated a collection of these simple, easy prep family meals!


  1. Brilliant! I'm looking at my crockpot with new eyes. Thank you :) MJ sr.

    1. I’m glad you like the list, MJ! Happy crockpotting!

  2. Replies
    1. I’m mostly better, but poor Ed is down with it now. 😢 I’m so good at sharing!


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