Sometimes you don't have much time to prep a recipe, even though you may want something to cook for hours. This actual "hands on" time is more representative of the work you have to do in the kitchen.
The type of recipes I love best are the ones that pay you back much more than the time you put in: slow cooker recipes with little preparation. These are some of the best in my repertoire. For most of these choices, you just combine food in the appliance, turn it on, and you're done.
Dinner will be ready when you're ready to eat.
Be efficient in the kitchen to make the most of these recipes. Know where you keep your utensils, measuring cups, bowls, etc., and keep your kitchen neat and organized. When everything is in its place, cooking is a breeze. Especially with these recipes!
Crockpot Recipes with Ten Minute Prep Time
- All in the Slow Cooker Spaghetti and Meatballs
When I just don't know what to make for dinner, this is the recipe I make. It's super easy and foolproof; works every single time.
- Crockpot Apricot Chicken
Some unusual ingredients make this recipe very flavorful. I keep the ingredients on hand so I only have to spend a few minutes in the kitchen for a fabulous meal.
- Crockpot Chicken Supreme
This classic recipe has been extremely popular for 12 years. And with good reason! We enjoy it a few times a month.
- Crockpot Peanut Chicken
Peanut butter, orange juice, ginger, and brown sugar make a fabulous and rich sauce on tender chicken breasts. Yum.
- Honey Mustard Pork Roast
Honey mustard is a flavor combination that works so well with so many foods. It's fabulous with this tender roast.
- Crockpot Italian Pork Chops
This simple and clean recipe uses just five ingredients, but the end result is fabulous and rich. Try it over cooked pasta for a great meal.
- Crockpot Fruited Pork
Mixed dried fruit combines with apricot nectar, vinegar, and curry powder to make a fabulous chutney that forms while the pork cooks to juicy perfection.
- Easy Crockpot Meatball Soup
Frozen meatballs, frozen mixed vegetables, and canned tomatoes combine for an easy and satisfying soup that takes just a few minutes to put together.