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10-Minute Crockpot Recipes

Slow Cooker Dishes That Take Minutes or Less of Active Prep Time

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Fast slow cooker recipes? It sounds like an oxymoron, but these 10-minute Crockpot recipes are actually dump-and-stir recipes that take less than 10 minutes of active prep time to prepare (in other words, these dishes may cook for hours, but you don't have to be in the kitchen for more than 10 minutes. Nice, huh?

Be sure to also check out my Crockpot Dinner Recipes.

1. Crockpot Oatmeal with Apples and Honey

Crockpot Oatmeal
Stephanie Gallagher

Just dump the ingredients for this recipe into the slow cooker at night and wake up to a hot, homey breakfast in the morning. Feel free to add raisins or sweetened dried cranberries. Both would make excellent additions to this oatmeal.

2. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

Pulled Pork
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Pork shoulder (also called Boston butt) is one of those cuts of meat that is ideal for Crockpot cooking. This recipe has a sweet and tangy flavor that appeals to both kids and adults (don't worry about the beer in this dish - it cooks out). Serve on toasted kaiser rolls or sweet Hawaiian rolls with cole slaw.

3. Slow Cooker Chicken Potato Casserole Recipe

Chicken Potato Casserole
Stephanie Gallagher

Rotisserie chicken and frozen hash browns make quick work of this recipe. This dish is comfort food at its best.

4. Beef Brisket in Cranberry Sauce

Beef Brisket
Stephanie Gallagher

 This recipe has just four ingredients! To save time, ask your supermarket butcher to trim the fat off the brisket for you. Serve with roasted green beans and mashed potatoes.

5. Crockpot Rice Recipe

Crockpot Rice
Stephanie Gallagher

Forget the rice cooker. Once you try this recipe, you will never want to make rice any other way. This recipe is so simple, yet works beautifully. Be sure to use a long grain jasmine or basmati rice for best results.

6. Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage
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If you've never made corned beef and cabbage before, you owe it to yourself to try this recipe. Not only is it ridiculously easy, it is also incredibly tasty. The sauce is a mixture of Dijon mustard, orange zest, brown sugar and apple juice. It's sweet and tangy and altogether delicious!

 

7. Chili Mac Recipe for the Slow Cooker

Chili Mac Recipe
Stephanie Gallagher

Frozen or refrigerated pre-cooked meatballs and prepared salsa con queso are the shortcuts that make this dish super quick to prepare. Try this recipe with turkey meatballs for a change of pace.

8. Chex Party Mix Recipe in the Crockpot

Crockpot Chex Party Mix
Stephanie Gallagher

Kids love this snack mix (and so do adults). I like to make this recipe when the kids are having friends over. I can make a big batch, and I know that even the picky eaters will love it.

9. Chocolate Pudding Cake Recipe

Chocolate Pudding Cake
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I love the two textures of this dish. As this cake cooks, it separates into a chocolate cake base layer and a hot fudgy, almost pudding-like layer on top. The combination makes this a truly decadent dessert. Serve warm, topped with vanilla ice cream or homemade whipped cream.

10. Slow Cooker Rice Pudding Recipe

Slow Cooker Rice Pudding
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This Crockpot rice pudding recipe has a subtle coconut flavor thanks to the addition of coconut milk (which also has some health benefits). I like to serve this rice pudding warm, topped with toasted flaked coconut.

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