5 of the Easiest Slow Cooker Recipes

For a variety of reasons, we don’t always have much time to cook. Yet, we also want to eat healthily and not eat out all of the time. Luckily, it is possible to cook delicious, healthy meals with an absolute minimum of effort.

One of the best tools for doing this is a slow cooker. Amazingly, there are plenty of slow cooker recipes that require just two ingredients. It really is hard to imagine anything simpler. Here we will explain five of the easiest slow cooker recipes so that you can turn to them when you are running short on time. Some of them have optional add-ons, but at their core, all are extremely simple.

Beyond these five recipes, there are far more options. Essentially, all you need for a two ingredient recipe is a protein of choice and a premade sauce. With a bit of luck, the following recipes will inspire you to create many more of your own.

BBQ Pulled Pork

The best pulled pork is always prepared extremely slowly. This means that it is an ideal dish to make in a slow cooker. To get started, you will first want to remove the excess fat from a piece of boneless pork shoulder that weighs about 4 or 5 pounds and then season it with salt and pepper. If you want to put in a little more effort, you can first sear the meat in a cast iron pan. This will add some crispy bits and enhance the flavour, but it is not essential to the recipe.

Then just put the pork in the slow cooker and leave it on low for about 8 hours. Afterwards, take the meat out and let it rest for 20 minutes before shredding it with a fork. At the same time, you should take the liquid left in the slow cooker and strain off the fat. Then pour it back over the pork for added flavour.

The final stage is to return the meat to the cooker and cover it with your favourite bottled BBQ sauce. You can then eat it as is, in a sandwich, and so on.

Chickpea Tikka Masala

It is possible to make Tikka Masala sauce at home, but it is far easier to buy it at the supermarket. At the same time, you can purchase some cans of beans, and you have all you need to make a simple, filling, and cheap vegetarian meal. You can then put the mixture over rice for maximum effect.

To prepare it, first drain and rinse four 15-ounce cans of chickpeas. Add an 8-ounce jar of the sauce and then cook it in the slow cooker on low for five hours. That is all there is to it. You will have to prepare the rice, but that is similarly easy and can be done just before eating.

Buffalo Chicken

If you are looking for a healthier, simpler option than buffalo chicken wings, then this is the solution. Purchase around 2 pound of skinless chicken breasts and season with salt and pepper. Place them in a single layer on the bottom of the slow cooker and add 8 to 10 ounces of bottled buffalo sauce. Then set the cooker going on low for 3 hours. When it is done, shred the chicken and stir it well with the sauce left at the bottom of the cooker.


Most applesauce recipes you come across require sugar. However, it isn’t really necessary as many apples are extremely sweet. All you need to make applesauce are apples and lemon juice. However, you can add cinnamon if you so wish. It is also a good idea to avoid tart apples, such as Granny Smiths.

First, peel and core roughly 3 pounds of apples and cut them into 1-inch chunks. Place them in the slow cooker with half a cup of water, a tablespoon of lemon juice, and a little salt. Stir it around and then set the slow cooker on high for 4 hours. When it is done, you can eat it as it is or blend it for a smooth sauce.

Chocolate Fondue

Chocolate fondue can be a fantastic way to entertain guests (or children). All you need to make it is 12 ounces of chocolate chips and 1 cup of heavy whipping cream. Place it all in your slow cooker with a little salt, and if you want, a teaspoon of vanilla. Cover the slow cooker and cook it on low for an hour stirring it every 20 minutes.

When it is ready, there are various things you can dip in it, such as sliced fruit and marshmallows. It really is a wonderfully simple and effective dessert.