3 Super Easy & Convenient Dump-and-Go Crock Pot Meals
I have three dump-and-go crock pot meals for you! I’ll show you recipes for potato soup, lasagna soup, and Italian sausage and peppers. Dump-and-go crock pot recipes are super easy and convenient. All you have to do is dump in the ingredients and walk away.
These dump-and-go crock pot meals are great for any day of the week. For busy weeknights, just put everything in the crock pot in the morning, cook on low and slow all day, and when you get home, your meal is ready and waiting for you.
On the weekends, this is perfect. Do your cleaning and errands and boom, your dinner is ready for you. This is the best way to cook for busy people.
Lasagne soup recipe
Lasagne soup ingredients
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- ½ teaspoon of freshly ground pepper
- 2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning
- 1 small diced onion
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 8 ounces of lasagne noodles
- 1 pound of ground beef
- 4 cups of low sodium chicken broth
- 1 jar marinara sauce
- Crock pot or stock pot
1. Chop garlic and onion
Mince garlic and chop onion
2. Add ground beef
Put your ground beef into the crock pot. Break it up with a wooden spoon.
Add the salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning over the beef.
4. Onion and garlic
Add in the chopped onion and garlic.
Pour in four cups of chicken broth.
Add the jar of marinara sauce.
7. Mix it up
Mix it up and cook on high for 4 to 6 hours or on low for 7 to 8 hours.
8. Break up lasagna noodles
Break up lasagne noodles so you can add them at the end of the cooking time.
9. Add noodles
Add them into the pot after 4 to 6 hours or 7-8 hours. To cook the noodles, set the crock pot on low for about 25 more minutes until the noodles are soft.
10. Serve hot
Serve hot and top with your choice of cheese.
Potato soup ingredients
(This makes 8 to 10 servings but in the photos, I am making half the amount.)
- 5 pounds russet potatoes – diced into ½-inch cubes
- 1 medium/large onion – diced
- 10 cloves of garlic – minced
- 8 cups of chicken broth
- 16 oz cream cheese
- 1 tablespoon of salt
- Optional: bacon, shredded cheese, and green onion
1. Dice potatoes
Dice potatoes with the skin still on them.
2. Chop onion
Dice up a large onion.
3. Dice garlic
Dice up the garlic cloves.
4. Put potatoes in a pot
Take potatoes and put them in the crock pot along with the four cups of chicken broth.
5. Add onions and garlic
Pour in your diced onions and garlic on top of the potatoes. Add salt. Add some pinches of pepper.
Mix it all together. Cook on high for 6 hours or low for 10 hours.
7. Chop bacon
Chop up a few strips of bacon. It’ll be the topping for the potato soup
8. Shred cheese and green onions
Next, I’ll shred cheese for the topping and also green onions.
9. Add cream cheese
Put a brick of cream cheese into the crock pot right on top. Break it up a bit with a spoon.
10. Blend in pot
Use an immersion blender or hand mixer to mix it all together until it’s creamy.
11. Add toppings
After you’ve mixed it all and it’s creamy, serve right away with toppings.
Italian sausage and peppers
- Italian sausage links (mild or hot if you like that)
- 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
- ¼ cup chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon oregano
- ½ teaspoon garlic
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 large green onion sliced into strips
- 1 large onion sliced into strips
1. Chop vegetables
All I did was chop green peppers and onions.
2. Prepare the seasonings
3. Put it together
All you do is put it all in the crock pot for a true dump-and-go meal. I’ll cook on low for 8 to 10 or high for 4 to 6 hours when I’m at work. It’ll be ready when I get home.
4. Serve hot
Serve on a hogie bun or plain or over pasta. You can add sliced mozzarella cheese on top, too!
Tips for using a crock pot:
- Sometimes I get a white film on the bottom of my crock pot even if it’s cleaned. White vinegar and baking soda wipes that away.
- Also, when a crock pot recipe calls for dairy, like milk or cream, add it at the end of the crock pot cooking time. If you cook dairy products for a long time, they will curdle and ruin your meal.
- Prepare all your chopped vegetables the night before to save time.
Dump-and-go crock pot meals
I hope you enjoyed learning about these easy dump-and-go slow cooker recipes. Let me know in the comments what you love to cook in the crock pot! I need more ideas because, in the wintertime, these are the perfect types of meals to cook.
I cook dried beans on the stove because the soup will be thick. If I use the crockpot the soup is very thin. Any suggestions?
You can remove the beans and either blend them or use a stick immersion blender and that will thicken up your soup