This collection of dump and go slow cooker recipes will keep the week running smoothly!

Nothing beats a meal that requires little time to prepare and still tastes delicious.

What is even better is a meal that can be dumped in a pot and simmered all day and is ready for serving hot and warm for dinner.

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What Are Dump and Go Recipes?

  • Dump-and-go recipe recipes are just as the title suggests. They are recipes where the ingredients are dumped in the crock pot and then simmered for a couple of hours.
  • They require little attention, no stirring, no mixing, no browning. After some time, just lift the lid and a meal is ready for serving.
  • What could be better than a warm meal ready and waiting for when you get home from a long day?

Can You Freeze Dump and Go Recipes?

Some of these recipes are perfect for freezing. However, this would depend on the ingredients. For instance, ingredients with cream or potatoes don’t freeze well. But otherwise, yes, there are many freezing options in the following list.

Table of Contents
  1. What Are Dump and Go Recipes?
  2. Can You Freeze Dump and Go Recipes?
  3. Chicken/Turkey
  4. Beef & Pork
  5. Vegetarian
  6. Soups
  7. Creamy Soups
  8. Chili


Shredded Crock Pot Chicken Breasts in the pot
Crockpot Shredded Chicken
Crockpot shredded chicken is my favorite way to make an easy lunch, dinner, or snack. 
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crockpot chicken and rice overhead
Crockpot Chicken and Rice
This Crockpot Chicken and Rice is easy, cheesy and a family favorite! It’s full of flavor and so quick to prepare, making it the perfect recipe for busy weeknights. 
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crockpot bbq chicken on a bun with potato chips
Crock Pot BBQ Chicken
This recipe is quick and easy to prepare, great for busy weeknights.
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serving of Slow Cooker Butter Chicken with cilantro
Slow Cooker Butter Chicken
Chicken simmered in a slow cooker with curry spices and a mild, savory sauce!
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crock pot chicken fajitas in tortilla
Crockpot Chicken Fajitas
These Crockpot Chicken Fajitas are an easy, weeknight slow cooker dinner that come together with just a few simple ingredients!
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Bourbon chicken in crockpot
Crock Pot Bourbon Chicken
Crock Pot Bourbon Chicken is easy and delicious! Tender juicy chicken is cooked in a rich bourbon ginger sauce for a delicious meal. We love this Crock Pot meal served over rice with a side of steamed broccoli.
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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken in a bowl
Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken
Honey Garlic Chicken is easy to make in the slow cooker. Perfect to serve over rice or noodles.
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Overhead shot of a whole chicken rubbed with spices in a slow cooker
Slow Cooker Whole Chicken & Gravy
Slow Cooker Whole Chicken & Gravy! A complete Sunday meal in one pot. While it takes only minutes of prep, this tender, juicy chicken & gravy tastes like you’ve been in the kitchen all day.
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Beef & Pork

Corned Beef and Cabbage Slow Cooker Recipe
This Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe packs all of the deliciousness of corned beef into a meal that cooks itself. Talk about a stroke of good fortune on St. Patrick’s Day or any day of the year!
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top view of plated Slow Cooker Meatballs and Gravy
Slow Cooker Meatballs & Gravy
Juicy meatballs are slow cooker in a rich and creamy onion gravy. Try using frozen meatballs for a true dump and go recipe!
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slices of Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin on a wooden board
Crock Pot Pork tenderloin
Slow cooker pork tenderloin has a surprise combination of spices including barbecue sauce mixed with our favorite spices and cooked until tender.
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Crock Pot Ribs on a baking sheet with dipping sauce
Crock Pot Ribs
Nothing says busy weeknight or easy weekend dinners like Crock Pot ribs.
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Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches with a pickle on top
Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches
Not only are these Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches a crowd pleaser they’re really easy to make! The great thing cooking meat in a slow cooker is that the less expensive cuts of meat tenderize the best and don’t dry out (which is why pulled pork is always so good in the slow cooker)! The low and slow cooking method gives you beef so tender you can easily shared it with a fork.
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finished cabbage soup in bowl
Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup
Cabbage Soup is one of our favorite recipes all year long! It’s vibrant, healthy and totally delicious.
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Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Chili in a slow cooker with a ladle
Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Chili
Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Chili is the perfect fall meal. This recipe is easy to prepare, just simply add in some of your fall favorite vegetables and let the slow cooker do the work!
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Vegetable Barley Soup in a crock pot with a ladle
Vegetable Barley Soup
This soup uses fresh ingredients. It's hearty, filling and so easy to make!
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Crockpot Split Pea Soup with a laddle in the crock pot
Crockpot Split Pea Soup
Warm and satisfying Crockpot Split Pea Soup is a "set it and forget it" recipe that's comforting to come home to. Healthy ingredients and easy prep make this soup a winner!
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taking a scoop of Crockpot Chicken and Rice Soup our of the pot
Crockpot Chicken and Rice Soup
This Crockpot Chicken and Rice Soup is a cozy and comforting one-pot dish!
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a bowl of ham bone soup
Ham Bone Soup (Slow Cooker)
A ham bone is slow cooked with veggies like potatoes, carrots, corn, and beans. Serve it with some easy dinner rolls for the perfect meal!
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bowls of Crock Pot Ham and Lentil Soup
Crock Pot Ham and Lentil Soup
Loaded with lentils, veggies, and ham in a seasoned broth, this soup is filling and flavorful!
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Slow Cooker Turkey Vegetable Soup in a white bowl with garnish
Slow Cooker Turkey Vegetable Soup
This savory, flavorful soup is great for a busy weeknight, or a cold fall day!
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Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup in a slow cooker
Crock Pot Tortilla Soup
Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup – This easy tortilla soup is the perfect ‘set it and forget it’ weeknight dinner for the crock pot, I bet most of the ingredients are already in the pantry and fridge! 
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Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup in large white bowl
Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup
This slow cooker chicken enchilada soup is loaded with beans and veggies and is topped off with your favorite Mexican fixings. The perfect meal for a busy weeknight!
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Creamy Soups

plated Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles
Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles
Juicy chicken, vegetables, and tender noodles in an easy creamy broth cook up effortlessly in the slow cooker.
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Crock pot chicken pot pie in white bowls with biscuits
Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie
Make this classic chicken pot pie recipe is the slow cooker for a quick and easy weeknight meal!
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Overhead shot of chicken chili ingredients in a crockpot
Slow Cooker Chicken Chili
This Slow Cooker Chicken Chili recipe comes together in just a few minutes and creates a hearty and healthy dinner that the entire family will love!
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close up of White Turkey Chili Slow Cooker
White Turkey Chili
This chili recipe is hearty, healthy and full of fresh veggies!
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