Four Ingredient Crockpot Recipes

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Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes
Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes. Linda Larsen

I just love making dinner in the crockpot. There's something so special about knowing a fabulous meal is simmering and blending all on its own, and all you have to do is eat! And when there are just a few ingredients in the recipe, that's even better. These four ingredient crockpot recipes can be assembled in just five minutes.

The trick to recipes like these is using ingredients that fulfill multiple roles.

Canned tomatoes with green chilies and garlic, for instance, combine three ingredients into one. The recipes taste like so much more than the sum of the ingredients with this trick.

Feel free to substitute your favorite ingredients for any in these recipes. And remember, you can add more ingredients to these recipes as you see fit. And when you come upon a winner, write it down so you can reproduce it later!

Four Ingredient Crockpot Appetizers

  • Chili Con Queso
    Serve this creamy, cheesy dip with different flavors of tortilla chips. It can practically be a whole dinner when served with lots of veggie dippers too.
  • Crockpot Onion Meatballs
    Dry onion soup mix comes to the rescue again with frozen precooked meatballs in this wonderful appetizer recipe.
  • Enchilada Dip
    Add some baby carrots and onions to this classic recipe and you can serve it as a main dish, over hot cooked rice.
  • Applesauce Kielbasa
    Everyone will love this recipe with its sweet and savory flavors. This can also be served as a main dish.

    Four Ingredient Crockpot Entrees, Soups, and Sandwiches

    • Crockpot Chili Beef Sandwiches
      These very flavorful sandwiches are easy to make. Add some chopped onion or carrots for more nutrition.
    • Crockpot Spaghetti and Meatballs
      This classic dish tastes like it took hours to make. And it did - but your crockpot did all the work!
    • Crockpot Double Corn Chowder
      Frozen corn and creamed corn provide richness and sweetness in this simple soup recipe.
    • Caribbean Ribs
      When ribs are cooked in the crockpot they stay moist and tender. Use your favorite BBQ sauce in this easy recipe.
    • Tender Shredded Beef
      I like using this tender beef in tacos; just add refried beans, salsa, cheese, and chopped tomatoes.
    • Crockpot Chutney Ham
      Oh boy - remember this one for Easter! Chutney and ham is one of the most perfect combinations in the world.
    • Honey Barbecued Pork and Carrots
      This recipe demands hot cooked rice to soak up the wonderful sauce.
    • Crockpot Chicken Chili
      Use your own homemade mix to control sodium in this delicious white chili.
    • Italian Chicken and Potatoes
      I, of course, would add baby carrots to this dish (but don't I add them to everything?).
    • Easy Crockpot Meatball Soup
      This recipe is really delicious, easy, and packed with vitamins.
    • Crockpot Apricot Chicken
      This blend of unusual ingredients tastes so wonderful and is so easy to make. Enjoy!

    Four Ingredient Crockpot Side Dishes

    • Sour Cream Potatoes
      These super easy and flavorful potatoes are so quick and easy to put together.
    • Creamy Crockpot Potatoes
      Cream cheese and buttermilk ranch salad dressing mix form the perfect sauce on these fabulous potatoes.