From appetizers to desserts.
The slow cooker is a wonderful, helpful kitchen tool (most of the time). Slow cookers ensure busy cooks that they, too, can get a delicious meal on the table on hectic days. On behalf of these three-ingredient slow-cooker recipes, I’m here to inform you that the world of slow-cooker recipes has improved. As you might imagine, three-ingredient recipes are as easy as dumping the ingredients into the slow cooker, and letting it take over. But the even more exciting news? These recipes are budget-friendly, too. When we say “budget-friendly,” we’re being modest—these recipes are downright cheap. But we have even more good news: our recipes go beyond dinner. Whether you need an afternoon snack, a party appetizer for a crowd, an inlaws-are-visiting dinner, or a kid-friendly dessert, there’s a three-ingredient recipe ready for you. With these easy and creative ideas, you might actually have time (and money) to spend on yourself this week.
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Ravioli
You’re three store-bought ingredients away from a kid-and budget-friendly weeknight meal.
Crockpot BBQ Drumsticks
Three-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Pot Roast
Creamy Buffalo Chicken
Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Thighs
Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham
Creamy Baby Bella Chicken
3-Ingredient Pulled Pork
Three-Ingredient Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken
Slow Cooker Beef Tips
Recipe: Slow Cooker Beef Tips
These three-ingredient beef tips are delicious served over egg noodles or rice, and the kids will love them.
Slow-Cooker Ranch Mushrooms
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Ranch Mushrooms
These flavor-packed mushrooms would be delicious paired with a steak for a company-worthy main dish.
Crockpot Caramelized Onions
Recipe: Crockpot Caramelized Onions
There is a way to get incredible caramelized onions without standing by the stovetop, and now you can top any dish with them, hassle-free.
Three Ingredient Slow Cooker Queso
You can’t really say you’re serving party food unless there’s a bowl of piping hot queso with tortilla chips.
Grape Jelly Meatballs
Recipe: Grape Jelly Meatballs
With three store-bought ingredients and virtually no hands-on time, this meatball recipe is the absolute easiest party appetizer ever.
Three-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Apple Butter
Slow Cooker Cherry Dump Cake
Recipe: Slow Cooker Cherry Dump Cake
This cherry cake, served with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream, is the easiest way to get a festive dessert on the table for Memorial Day or the Fourth of July.
Slow Cooker Dark Chocolate Peanut Clusters
Whether you need a no-fuss dessert, a recipe to curb an afternoon sweet tooth, or a treat to take to teachers or neighbors, look no further than this three-ingredient recipe.
Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler
Three-Ingredient Caramel Fondue
Recipe: Three-Ingredient Caramel Fondue
This indulgent dip can be made in the microwave, but preparing it in the slow cooker will keep it warm throughout a gathering. Get creative with your dipping choices.