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5-Ingredient Crockpot Meals

These easy slow cooker recipes are made with just 5 ingredients or less! The perfect dump-and-go meals for busy weeknights that you’re family will love.

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Slow Cooker Favorites with 5 Ingredients

If you know me, you know that I am always on the look out for QUICK and EASY crockpot recipes. Between school pick up, work, dance, soccer and everything else…some nights it seems almost impossible to get dinner on the table. That’s where dump-and-go slow cooker recipes come in handy.

And I don’t know about you, but if I’m making something in the slow cooker, I’m usually looking for a recipe with few ingredients. That way I can put it in the morning and let it cook all day while I’m out. Then BAM, dinner is on the table with little to no work.

This list below contains all of my top slow cooker favorites with 5 ingredients or less. Whether you’re making sandwiches, tacos, soup, or a salad, each of these 5-ingredient slow cooker recipes is easy to make and jam packed with flavor. So, which one will you try first?!

crockpot italian dressing chicken
Crockpot Creamy Italian Chicken
This creamy Italian chicken is made in the crockpot with just 4 simple ingredients. A family favorite meal that's perfect for busy weeknights.
Total Time: 5 hours 5 minutes
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shredded beef taco recipe
Shredded Beef Tacos
These shredded beef tacos are a great meal for busy school nights. They are so simple – the slow cooker does all the work for you. The whole family will love them!
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
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A BBQ brisket sandwich with coleslaw on a plate
Slow Cooker BBQ Brisket Sandwiches
Sliced, tender brisket is cooked in the slow cooker to perfection then sliced and piled high on a soft roll. Top with coleslaw and extra sauce for the perfect summer meal.
Total Time: 5 hours 20 minutes
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sweet and sour meatballs
Slow Cooker Hawaiian Meatballs
These slow cooker Hawaiian meatballs take only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to make! So easy and always a crowd pleaser. Makes the perfect appetizer or main dish.
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
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salsa chicken
Salsa Chicken Recipe
This crockpot salsa chicken takes just 2 simple ingredients and is one of the easiest recipes ever! Perfect on salads, bowls, tacos, burritos and more. 
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
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pot roast on a plate with gravy, mashed potatoes and carrots
Pot Roast
This EASY pot roast recipe is made with only 5 ingredients and can be made in the crockpot, oven or instant pot. Incredibly juicy, tender and is melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Serve with mashed potatoes, veggies and gravy for the ultimate comfort meal!
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
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bbq pork sandwich on white plate
BBQ Pork Sandwich
Tender shredded pulled pork smothered in tangy BBQ sauce and served on a toasted hamburger bun. This BBQ pork sandwich recipe is an easy, no-fail dinner idea that takes just 5 minutes to prep! 
Total Time: 10 hours 20 minutes
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chili in a white bowl with tortilla chips and cheese
Easy Chili
The easiest 3-ingredient chili recipe that's made in 30 minutes or less! Thick, hearty and filled with flavor. This is the perfect easy soup recipe for fall! 
Total Time: 35 minutes
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Ranch Chicken Tacos
A tried and true family favorite recipe that takes just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to prep! Quick, easy and healthy. These ranch chicken tacos are so juicy, tender and full of flavor!
Total Time: 6 hours
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sweet pork tacos on a white plate
Slow Cooker Sweet Pork
This slow cooker sweet pork is made with 5 ingredients and only takes 5 minutes of prep work! Tastes great in tacos, burritos, salads and enchiladas! 
Total Time: 8 hours
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BBQ chicken in the crockpot
BBQ Pulled Chicken
This crockpot BBQ chicken is only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes prep! Tender, flavorful and juicy shredded BBQ chicken that's perfect for sandwiches, salads, tacos, pizza and more.
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
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