It’s hard to enjoy all of the wonderful benefits of your slow cooker when your recipes continue to call for 10+ ingredients and multiple trips to the grocery store. One of the slow cooker’s greatest attributes lies within its ability to produce stunningly simple, affordable dishes while allowing you to get on with your day with minimal hassle.
These 7 slow cooker recipes (with 7 ingredients or less) will finally allow you to sit back, relax, and take advantage of the wonderful ways in which your slow cooker can wholeheartedly improve your experiences both inside and outside of the kitchen.
1. SLOW COOKER LEMON GARLIC CHICKEN – 5 Ingredients
There’s no reason to overly-complicate a classic chicken dinner with too many bells and whistles. A great chicken dinner can sometimes shine even brighter when it’s cooked to perfection with minimal adornments. This amazing recipe from Number 2 Pencil for Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken encapsulates this ethos perfectly.
With the masterful combination of chicken, lemon, garlic, rosemary and seasoning; you can delight the family taste buds without lifting a finger!
2. SLOW COOKER BABY BACK RIBS – 6 Ingredients
When it comes to baby back ribs; the low and slow method is always a foolproof approach. After trying this fabulous recipe for Baby Back Ribs from All Recipes, you’ll wonder how it took you so long to discover this other-worldly preparation for one of your favorite summer meals.
Although this recipe calls for only 6 ingredients, these ribs are packed with punch and full of finger-licking goodness! Perfect when paired with a cool summer potato salad.
3. EASY SLOW COOKER BAKED ZITI – 7 Ingredients
Treat yourself this week with this spectacularly cheesy Slow Cooker Baked Ziti from Build Your Bite. Pasta bakes (especially baked ziti) provide us with comforting and wholesome family meals and leave us with some of the most delicious leftovers imaginable!
We realize that with 7 ingredients, this recipe falls at the higher end of the spectrum for our ingredients list; but when three of those seven ingredients are cheese, we’ll choose to make and exception. We recommend serving this with warm, crusty garlic bread.
4. SLOW COOKER GENERAL TSO’S CHICKEN – 5 Ingredients
General Tso’s Chicken is not the first recipe that comes to mind when trying to think up an easy, low-ingredient slow cooker feast. But this surprisingly simple recipe for Genteral Tso’s Chicken from The Frugal Girls has forever swayed us to add this take-out favorite to our weekly repertoire.
Spicy, sweet, and fabulously tangy; this dish will have you licking your plates!
5. SPICY BUFFALO RANCH CHICKEN – 3 Ingredients
Sometimes, the best things in life come in the form of a sandwich. This delectable recipe for Spicy BBQ Buffalo Chicken from Tammilee Tips is definitely one of those things. This juicy chicken is packed with punch and loaded with flavor; sure to satisfy all of your cravings and delight your family and friends.
With only 3 ingredients needed to create this family favorite, this recipe is perfect for a low-key meal. We recommend serving it on hamburger buns with a dollop of blue cheese dressing for the full buffalo chicken experience!
6. SWEET AND SPICY MEATBALLS – 4 Ingredients
Dare to try something new this week as Juanita’s Cocina serves up this brilliant recipe for Sweet and Spicy Meatballs. With only 4 ingredients needed for this colorful dish; including apple cinnamon salsa and dried berries, this new take on classic meatballs is sure to incite many ‘oohs’ and‘ahhs’ at the dinner table.
7. SLOW COOKER PULLED PORK – 5 Ingredients
There are so many different approaches when it comes to making a fantastic pulled pork. There are some really great pulled pork recipes out there, but many of them call for more than 10 ingredients. While there is nothing wrong with this, the surplus of grocery list items simply isn’t necessary when it comes to ensuring a brilliant end result.
This recipe for Pulled Pork from My Recipes proves just that. With only 5 ingredients, this stand out recipe is just as delicious as those that aredouble the complexity and triple the price. We recommend serving this tender treat on hamburger buns with a side of fresh coleslaw. Delicious!
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