12 foolproof crockpot dump recipes

Baked ziti

You just put pasta, sauce, ricotta, and mozzarella in your crockpot and let it do all the work, which can take as little as an hour on high.

Beef & broccoli

Beef broth, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, sesame oil, and garlic go into your crockpot along with thinly sliced chuck roast. Add the broccoli and stir in a mixture of cornstarch

Beef brisket

It only requires five ingredients: brisket, dry onion soup mix, garlic powder, brown sugar, and chili sauce. After 8-10 hours on low, all that’s left to do is shred or slice the beef!

Carrot ginger soup

You’ll need to use an immersion blender and add the cream before serving this carrot ginger soup, but that’s at least 3 hours after dumping all the other ingredients in your crockpot

Cheesy spinach tortellini

For this meal, all you need to do is chuck your tortellini in the pot; add your sauce, water, spinach, and mozzarella; and cook on high for about an hour. 

Chicken & shrimp gumbo

Start by putting chicken, red peppers, tomato, onion, celery, and spices in your slow cooker. Then just set it on low for six hours, and kick back.

Ham & bean soup

A bag of dried bean soup mix makes this slow cooker meal from Dinner at the Zoo even easier. It also contains ham, onion, celery, garlic, tomatoes, and a blend of spices,

Mac & cheese

If baked ziti can be made in the slow cooker, why not mac & cheese, too

Meatball subs

it all goes into the slow cooker for 7-8 hours on low. Short on prep time? You can instead use sauce from a jar and pre-made frozen meatballs, which only require about 3-4 hours on low.


It’s moist, flavorful, and your slow cooker does all the work. Mix up eggs, milk, minced onion, salt, rubbed sage, and breadcrumbs

Moroccan chickpea soup

Although it also contains butternut squash, red lentils, red peppers, tomatoes, onions, and ginger, chickpeas are obviously the star of this Moroccan stew from Simply Quinoa

Pot roast

You layer potatoes, carrots, and chuck roast in your crockpot, cover the whole thing with dry onion soup mix and cream of mushroom soup and cook

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