10 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes That Require Less Than 20 Minutes Of Prep

This collection of recipes need only 20 minutes or less of hands-on work, so you’re free to let the appliance do the cooking and spend your time however you like until it’s time to eat.

10 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes That Require Less Than 20 Minutes Of Prep

With just 15 minutes of hands-on time followed by eight hours of cooking, these tender tacos feel like a labor of love, but are truly quite simple.

Crockpot Pulled Pork Tacos

Nothing hits the spot quite like homemade chicken soup. This simple version requires just five minutes of hands on time, and starts with fresh chicken thighs for that legit from-scratch flavor.

Slow-Cooker Chicken and Pasta Soup

Inspired by FIlipino chicken adobo, these braised chicken thighs slow-cook in vinegar, soy, and brown sugar for incredible flavor. Adding bok choy at the end brings an element of freshness, and served over rice, this is the ultimate comfort food.

Slow-Cooker Soy-Braised Chicken

The ultimate weeknight dinner, this soup collects a bunch of hearty pantry ingredients in the slow cooker—frozen corn, canned black beans, canned tomatoes—to stew all day for a satisfying and flavorful soup.

Slow-Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

This classic Chinese breakfast can be cooked overnight for a warm and savory morning treat, or can be served at any time of day.

Slow-Cooker Chicken Congee

Making a classic coq au vin—chicken braised in wine—can take all day, and this one cooks for over six hours with just some quick prep

Slow-Cooker Coq Au Vin

If you’ve never baked a lasagna in your slow cooker, now’s the time! This vegetarian recipe requires just 15 minutes of hands-on work—layering spinach, cheese, pasta, and sauce—and cooks in four hours.

Slow-Cooker Spinach Lasagna

This Indian stewed chicken can cook on high for three to four hours, or low for seven to eight to time your meal accordingly. It’s rich, full of tangy sauce, and can be enjoyed with rice, naan, or both.

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

This pizza proves that pretty much anything can be made in the slow cooker! Stretch pre-made pizza dough over the bottom, and layer with sauce, cheese, and your favorite toppings.

Slow-Cooker Deep-Dish Pizza

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