25 Slow Cooker Recipes with 3 Ingredients or Less

It’s the perfect time of the year to break out your slow cooker for some simple meals and dishes. I wanted to put together a nice go-to resource for some of the easiest slow cooker recipes on the web. Recently, I shared a roundup of recipes with 4 ingredients or less, which was really popular. Why not go even further and rally up slow cooker recipes with 3 ingredients too? From meat to sides all the way to desserts and snacks, there is lot’s of tasty goodness on the horizon. Sounds good to me!

I summoned these tasty tidbits from my blogger friends around the web so that you could grab them all in one place! Visit them, pin them, bookmark them, they are incredible! So, get your shopping list ready and let’s do this!

25 Slow Cooker Recipes with 3 Ingredients or Less

Slow Cooker Recipes with 3 Ingredients or Less

Slow Cooker Recipes with Chicken, Turkey and Fish

3 Ingredient Fiesta Chicken from Homemaking Hacks

Portobella Mushroom Chicken from Homemaking Hacks

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken from Cupcakes & Kale Chips

3 Ingredient Chile Chicken from Homemaking Hacks

Garlic Butter Tilapia from 52 Kitchen Adventures

Creamy Ranch Crock Pot Turkey from Three Different Directions

Easy Saucy Chicken and Cheese from Simply Southern Mom

Slow Cooker Nacho Chicken from Tammilee Tips


Photo Credit: Miss in the Kitchen

Savory Citrus Chicken from Miss in the Kitchen

3 Ingredient Zesty Cheddar Chicken from Homemaking Hacks

Crockpot Qdoba Night from Wine & Glue

Slow Cooker Recipes with Beef

Ultimate Party Meatballs from Domestic Executive Online

Slow Cooker Beef Tacos from Miss Information

3 Ingredient Crock Pot Beef Tacos from Frugal Foodie Mama


Photo Credit: Back for Seconds

Slow Cooker Recipes with Pork

Sweet Korean BBQ Ribs from Back for Seconds

Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham from Julie’s Eats & Treats

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork from Simmworks Family Blog

Slow Cooker Rootbeer Pulled Pork from Cupcakes & Kale Chips

Slow Cooker Cuban Sandwiches from Miss Information

Slow Cooked Ranch Porkchops from In Mom’s Test Kitchen


Photo Credit: 52 Kitchen Adventures

Slow Cooker Fruits and Veggies

Slow Cooker Corn on the Cob from 52 Kitchen Adventures

Candy Apple Applesauce from I Heart Eating

Slow Cooker Breads and Breakfasts 

Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal From Thifty Jinxy

One Hour Slow Cooker Bread from Homemaking Hacks


Photo Credit: 52 Kitchen Adventures 

Slow Cooker Snacks and Sides

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread from Call Me PMC

Slow Cooker Hard Boiled Eggs from 52 Kitchen Adventures

Amazing Queso Dip from Embracing Beauty


Want more? Check out these posts:

44 Slow Cooker Recipes with 4 Ingredients or less.

45 Slow Cooker Recipes with 5 Ingredients or less.

15 Gluten Free Slow Cooker Recipes.

Of course, no meal is complete without dessert!

12 Delicious Desserts you can make in a Slow Cooker.

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Happy Cooking!

About Dawn Lopez

I love sharing ideas for busy families like mine. I'm a work at home blogger currently residing in sunny Florida. When I'm not social media hopping, you'll find me experimenting in the kitchen & snapping pics to prove it.

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  1. Jenn Oldaker says:

    Pinned this post! :) Thanks for sharing! I <3 trying new slow cooker meals on days when I have a lot of running to do and not much time to spend in the kitchen! :)

  2. justin castillo says:

    Right for me.

  3. Richard Hicks says:

    I love this list! Want to try several of them but especially Savory Citrus Chicken

  4. Thanks for the recipes!

  5. I’m sitting here reading this list with my husband and we’re pretty excited about these meals.

  6. Thank you for including our recipe

  7. What a great list! We love using our slow cooker!

  8. Slow-cookers have been my dinner-tackling tool of choice for years. This post is awesome because I am always looking for new recipes and new ways to use mine! Thanks!

  9. That is a great list! I would love to try to make the bread in the slow cooker!

  10. I wish there were some vegetarian entree options, but thanks!

  11. Thank you so much for including my Crock Pot Qdoba Night!

  12. Lots of great recipes, not sure which one to try first ! Thanks so much I love easy crock pot ideas

  13. Thanks so much for including both my recipes! What a great round up, pinning for sure!

  14. Brilliant! Thanks. Looking forward to trying some of these!

  15. Candy @ Candypolooza says:

    Delicious slow cooker recipes!! Thanks Dawn!!

  16. Oh, all of those look good, Dawn! I love using the crockpot when I am in a hurry. Thanks for using my recipe too.

    • Dawn Lopez says:

      Me too! Who would have thought a SLOW cooker could save so much time? Love it! Thanks for allowing me to use your scrummy recipe ;)