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4 Ingredient Recipes: Slow Cooker Crock Pot Dinners
If you enjoy four ingredient slow cooker recipes, you'll also enjoy three ingredient recipes!
- 3 Ingredient Recipes: Slow Cooker Crock Pot Dinners
Are you looking for easy, healthy dinners with just a few ingredients? Check out these slow cooker crock pot recipes!
Slow cookers, also known as crock pots, make it simple to make a healthy dinner with a minimal amount of prep time. Although the meal will take a while to cook, after you put everything together in the pot, you'll barely have to touch it until it's almost dinner time. There are a handful of wonderful slow cooker dinner recipes that have just 4 ingredients. It doesn't get much more simple than that. Happy cooking!
Tip: Watch the timing the first time that you make a new slow cooker recipe. The time may vary from the time given in the recipe depending on the size and model of your slow cooker. The time may also vary depending on the amount of food that you are preparing. (For example, the recipe may suggest 4-6 pork chops, but you choose to prepare 2-3 instead.)
Do you avoid using your slow cooker because you hate the clean up process? Consider using slow cooker liners.
Most slow cookers are big and can be a chore to clean. If you are not a fan of this process, consider purchasing liners for your slow cooker. They are inexpensive, readily available, and make the clean up process much more simple.
Simple Slow Cooker Tips
Ingredients: chicken breasts, Frank's buffalo sauce (or other buffalo sauce of your choosing), ranch dip mix, butter
Variations: This recipe would also work well with chicken thighs.
What else you'll need to serve dinner: Nikki recommends serving the shredded chicken on toasted, buttered bread with a cream cheese spread. She includes the recipe for the cream cheese spread that she uses, which consists solely of three kinds of cheese. You could easily customize it to suit your own tastes.
Ingredients: flank steak, condensed cream of mushroom soup, condensed tomato soup, dry onion soup mix
Variations: Different cuts of meat, such as top round roast, will also work well. Consider switching up the soups or soup mix slightly if the flavors don't suit your tastes exactly.
What else you'll need to serve dinner: A simple salad or steamed green vegetable and fruit side will complete this meal.
Ingredients: bottom round beef roast, dry Italian salad dressing mix, pepperoncini peppers, sandwich rolls
Variations: Different cuts of meat, milder and/or sweeter peppers, choice of sandwich rolls.
What else you'll need to serve dinner: A salad (green, potato, or pasta...the possibilities are endless) and your favorite chips or homemade fries will complete this simple dinner any time of year. The Six Sisters recommend baked potato wedges as a compliment to these sandwiches and include a recipe link in their post.
Spinach and Chicken
Ingredients: chicken breasts, frozen spinach, canned diced tomatoes, marinara sauce
Variations: Chicken thighs will also work well. If tomatoes are in season, opt for fresh tomatoes instead of canned. Use your favorite type of store bought or homemade marinara sauce.
What else you'll need to serve dinner: This dish is full of protein and vegetables. Finish the meal off with some fruit.
Ingredients: pork butt roast, liquid smoke flavoring, Hawaiian black lava sea salt, Hawaiian alaea sea salt
Variations: You can switch up the cut of pork to suit your preferences. This is a great dish to serve as sandwiches. Sarah recommends using Hawaiian buns and adding tomato slices and fresh spinach.
What else you'll need to serve dinner: Sarah recommends fresh homemade coleslaw and slices of pineapple.
Ingredients: chicken breasts, Monterey Jack cheese, salsa, Great Northern beans
Variations: As chili is such a classic slow cooker recipe, you should have no problem finding numerous options for customizing your chili. It is not hard to find simple, readily available substitutions and additional ingredients.
What else you'll need to serve dinner: Chili is delicious served over plain pasta or macaroni and cheese.
Chicken With Stuffing
Ingredients: chicken breasts, Stove Top stuffing mix, sour cream, cream of chicken soup
Variations: Substitute chicken thighs, a different variety of stuffing mix, and/or a different variety of cream soup (i.e. mushroom, celery). You can also cut the calories a little by using light sour cream.
Ingredients: chicken breasts, bottled barbecue sauce, Italian dressing, steak sauce
Variations: You can switch up the flavor and spice level with different barbecue and steak sauces.
What else you'll need to serve dinner: Barbecue chicken makes great sandwiches. Serve a salad and chips or fries on the side.
Cafe Rio Pork
Ingredients: pork roast, chunky salsa, Dr. Pepper, brown sugar
Variations: Other dark sodas, such as Coca-Cola, work well. Just make sure to use regular soda instead of diet, as the sugar is a key ingredient for this recipe. Switch up the salsa to suit your tastes.
What else you'll need to serve dinner: The Six Sisters use Cafe Rio pork in sandwiches, salads, burritos, and quesadillas. You can customize the toppings and sides for your dinner as needed, depending on how you serve the meat.
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I also have a 5 ingredient slow cooker resource!
- 5 Five Ingredient Recipes: Slow Cooker Crock Pot Dinners
Are you looking for easy, healthy dinners with just five ingredients? Check out these slow cooker crock pot recipes!