We poured over our collection of hundreds of slow cooker recipes to find the absolute easiest—many have just 4 ingredients—and the most requested ones. Here you'll find the meals that take just minutes to prep before letting the slow cooker do all the work.
Asian Pot Roast
The secret to this 4-ingredient slow cooker beef roast is the hoisin sauce, which has a sweet, savory, and nutty flavor.
Buffalo Chicken Chili
Healthier than it sounds, this simple slow cooker dinner was made over by a Hy-Vee dietitian.
Hawaiian Pork Chops
This 4-ingredient sweet and savory meal is served over brown rice. Pro tip: Buy the frozen brown rice, which can be quickly microwaved before serving.
Chicken, veggies, and salsa are all that go into the slow cooker. Once shredded, serve on tortillas with your favorite condiments. It's that easy.
Baby Back Pork Ribs
Along with barbecue sauce and seasonings, we like to add a little no-sugar-added apple juice to keep the ribs extra tender.
Italian Beef Sandwiches
This beauty of a sandwich happens when you mix 3 things: beef chuck roast, Ranch seasoning, and a jar of banana pepper rings (and all the yummy liquid). Easy, right?
No Chop Turkey Chili
If you're not a fan of chopping veggies, you'll appreciate that this recipe uses mostly pre-chopped and washed Hy-Vee Short Cuts.
White Bean Quinoa and Kale Soup
This one requires using a food processor or blender to puree some of the beans before adding them to the slow cooker. It's what gives the broth a thicker, creamier texture.
Beef Roast with Potatoes, Carrots, and Onions
This is the one you remember from childhood. Turns out, it's way easy to make.
This flavorful ragu sauce is perfect for ladling over hot egg noodles, roasted squash, or a zucchini noodles.
This simplified version of chicken mole packs in big flavors, plus a little bittersweet chocolate for extra depth.
A big batch of this easy slow cooked chicken will go a long way. Use it in fajitas, on potatoes, or in sandwiches.