20 slow cooker recipes with six ingredients or less

20 slow cooker recipes with six ingredients or less

Our slow cooker is an appliance superhero, popping up when hot weather limits our time in the kitchen, or we only have a short period of prep time, or when we are suddenly struck by a severe bout of laziness. Regardless of the circumstances, when we want the cooking process to be easy, we also want the same for the preparation. Keep it simple with these 20 Slow Cooker Recipes with Six Ingredients or Less.

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Brown Sugar Apple Glazed Carrots

Brown Sugar Apple Glazed Carrots

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We have a few meals and entrees on this list, but let’s start with one side: brown sugar glazed carrots and apple. And yes, they are as delicious as they sound. Fortunately, they are much easier than they seem and this recipe from Taste of Home it only requires six ingredients.

Apple butter

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We promise this isn’t just a list of 20 apple-centric recipes, but come on, who could resist making a batch of this delicious apple butter from The Magical Slow Cooker? You’ll need to peel, core, and slice the apples (which is a breeze with the proper appliance), but after that, your slow cooker and blender will do the rest of the work to make this topping for toast, ice cream, or whatever else you want. the one you would like to add flavor to.

Ribs

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These baby back ribs are so easy to make a baby could make them. (But don’t let your baby get near the slow cooker.) You will need ribs, barbecue sauce, garlic, onion, salt and pepper, and your slow cooker will need about four hours on high or eight hours on low. We recommend to follow the advice of All Recipes and caramelize the ribs in the oven also for 10-15 minutes. It’s worth the extra gadget.

Banana bread

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The name of this recipe for Supergolden Bakes It says three ingredients, but it’s actually six ingredients, including a teaspoon of baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. You can also add a seventh (chocolate chips, nuts, or both), but we won’t push you to make that kind of commitment.

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BBQ Shredded Chicken

BBQ Shredded Chicken

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East from Home Made Lovely could not been more easy. Chicken breasts, barbecue sauce, and cola go into the slow cooker for eight hours on low or four hours on high until the chicken is practically broken. Put it on a bun with some coleslaw and you only need a total of five ingredients!

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Brown sugar glazed ham

Brown sugar glazed ham

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This is not a simplified recipe – a good ham really only needs four ingredients. Ham, brown sugar, maple syrup, and pineapple juice go into the slow cooker … and delicious glazed ham comes out three hours later like a long magic trick.

buffalo wings

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Making buffalo wings in the slow cooker is healthier Y easier, thanks to this recipe from Spend with Pennies. According to them, you really only need wings, buffalo sauce, brown sugar, garlic and onion, and after testing the results, we agree!

Cherry cobbler

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This recipe not only requires three ingredients, but it is a dessert! Even crazier, it only takes two hours in the slow cooker and there is no mixing. What what?! Hard to believe, but it’s all true, and Blogghetti deserves the credit.

Chicken Soup

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You really only need five ingredients for a good chicken soup: chicken, onion, carrots, celery, and parsley. You can add salt and pepper if you prefer, but this is really all you need for this comforting dish. Paleo Grubs has a paleo-friendly recipe, to which you can add pasta entirely if you want chicken noodle soup.

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Green bean casserole

Green bean casserole

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Our favorite Thanksgiving / Christmas / anytime side dish can be made completely in the slow cooker. And of course, this version of The Magical Slow Cooker It only contains six ingredients: green beans, milk, cream of mushrooms, black pepper, onion powder and, our favorite part, crispy fried onions.

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Italian meat sandwiches

Italian meat sandwiches

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A succulent sirloin goes into these delicious sandwiches, and if you use this recipe from Taste of Home, you will only need five ingredients, including the muffins! But if you want more than one type of pepper, go crazy!

Macaroni and cheese

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Mac and cheese is a simple crowd pleaser. All you need are elbow macaroni, cheddar cheese, eggs, milk, and butter, unless you want to add a little salt, pepper, and / or paprika. Get the rest of the information from Cutefetti.

I can grill

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Carrots, potatoes, steak seasonings, beef broth, and a great roast are all you need for this five-ingredient version of Fit Slow Cooker Queen. There’s even a recipe for the steak seasoning if you want to make it at home, but that part alone requires more than six ingredients!

Potato soup

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Ok technically this Borrowed Bites potato soup It only has six ingredients if you don’t include the “optional ingredients” (which are not optional for us). But that’s still pretty simple, especially with the six ingredients which are potatoes, onion, butter, milk, and salt and pepper.

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Ranch pork chops

Ranch pork chops

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This recipe from Eating on a Dime no side dishes included, but the main dish only requires three ingredients! And it’s easy, of course, as you can do it all in your slow cooker on high and fast for 3-4 hours or low and slow for 6-8.

Chicken sauce

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We regularly use this one when we’re short on prep time and need an ingredient for tacos, burritos, quesadillas, or some other Mexican / Southwestern dish. It’s just chicken breast and sauce, with optional salt, pepper, and limes. You can probably figure this out, but just in case, Gimme Some Oven has the recipe and some tips..

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Sausage bean jambalaya

Sausage bean jambalaya

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Jambalaya sounds complicated, but it is actually very simple. In fact, it can be done with less of six ingredients, thanks to your slow cooker. Foodie Crush will show you how easy it can be.

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Simple poached salmon

Simple poached salmon

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Something for seafood lovers: a simple poached salmon with white wine, onion, lemon, dill, and salt. And even though you make it in your slow cooker, it heats up fast – it only requires about 20 minutes of cook time. Get the recipe and some helpful tips from Epicurious.

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Sweet and sour meatballs

Meatballs

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People are going crazy over this popular party appetizer! All you need are frozen pre-cooked meatballs, chili sauce, cranberry sauce, orange juice, and brown sugar. After four hours in low, these meatballs from Dinner at the Zoo will be ready to devour!

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Tortellini (or ravioli!)

Tortellini (or ravioli!)

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No need to mess up the pot and saucepan just to make a delicious pasta dinner. Just layer sauce (jarred or homemade), tortellini or ravioli, mozzarella cheese, garlic powder, and basil leaves in your slow cooker and cook all for 90 minutes. The Frugal Girls will show you how it’s done.

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