Five ingredient crockpot recipes have been the most popular items here at Busy Cooks. These recipes are easy, delicious, and take no time at all to prepare. Yet recipes for the slow cooker that use only five ingredients are really quite rare.
Add these great crockpot entree recipes to your collection to help you through the upcoming holiday season. As we rush around, decorating, shopping, volunteering, and working, knowing that dinner is simmering away in your slow cooker, ready and waiting, is a great comfort.
For crockpot lessons and tips, check out Crockpot 101. And think about giving a crockpot as a Christmas gift this year - with your favorite Busy Cooks recipes tucked inside the box, of course!
Five Ingredient Crockpot Recipes
- Crockpot Beer Cheese Chowder
Potatoes thicken this fabulously rich soup. I always serve it with white cheddar popcorn.
- Sour Cream Bacon Chicken
I love serving this easy recipe with couscous or rice to soak up the rich sauce.
- Crockpot Cajun Beef and Potatoes
Use Yukon Gold potatoes in this recipe for a gorgeous color and buttery texture.
- Crockpot Pork Chili
For a different kind of chili, this salsa-laced version has no beans; if you'd like you could add a can or two of rinsed cannellini beans or chickpeas.
- Black Eyed Pea and Sausage Crockpot Soup
Wheat berries are the whole grains of wheat; over long cooking times they become tender-chewy and sweet. Yum.
- Crockpot Chicken and Sweet Potatoes
Peach preserves and sweet potatoes add gorgeous color and flavor to this simple chicken main dish recipe. There are technically five ingredients in this recipe, not counting spices, vinegar, water, and cornstarch.
- Slow Cooker Pizza Chicken
Tender chicken, spicy pasta sauce and creamy cheese: what's not to like?
- Crockpot Mexican Round Steak
I love the combination of black beans and corn; it's colorful and so good for you too. Add chicken and some Mexican seasonings, and you've got a winner!
- Creamy Italian Chicken
The last time I made this fabulous recipe I added some baby carrots and a chopped onion. Delicious!
- Cheesy Crockpot Tortellini
Depending on how hot your crockpot cooks, you need to watch the tortellini added at the end of cooking time. Start testing at 20 minutes so it doesn't overcook.
- Italian Chicken and Potatoes
Be sure to use zesty Italian salad dressing in this easy recipe for the best flavor; spices lose their intensity over long cooking times.
- Maple Glazed Crockpot Turkey Breast
Maple syrup and apricot preserves form a sweet glaze on tender turkey cooked with potatoes and onions.
- Crockpot Marinara Sauce
Serve this simple sauce over any cooked pasta; ziti, spaghetti, fettuccine, linguine, and even tortellini would be wonderful.
- Many Bean Crockpot Soup
You could use chicken or beef stock in place of some of the water in this hearty and healthy recipe.
- Peanut Chicken
Peanut butter and orange juice may seem like an odd combination, but they make a fabulous sauce; the creamy peanut butter and sweet orange juice are delicious.
- Crockpot Turkey Cassoulet
Cassoulet is a combination of meat cooked with beans and veggies. You could substitute two cans of rinsed Great Northern Beans for the dried beans if you'd like.
- Crockpot Italian Pork Chops
This easy and comforting recipe really only uses four ingredients!
- Wild Rice Stuffed Turkey Breast
Don't use a wild rice/long grain rice blend in this recipe; the long cooking time works only with real wild rice.
- Crockpot Cheeseburgers
This recipe is a real kid pleaser! Serve it with celery sticks and baby carrots for a complete meal. You could even serve it over hot cooked rice or instant mashed potatoes instead of hamburger buns.
- Honey Mustard Pork Roast
This recipe personifies the best flavors of fall.
- Crockpot Chicken Stroganoff
Serve this rich and colorful stroganoff over hot cooked egg noodles.
- Crockpot Potato Chowder
Scalloped potato mix is the secret ingredient in this fabulous and easy recipe.