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15 Inexpensive Slow Cooker Recipes
These dinners are guaranteed hits at the dinner table!
D.G. Sciortino
08.24.17

Slow cooker meals are beloved by all who hate to cook but love to eat. That’s because you’re not really cooking. You’re just cutting stuff up and throwing it into a pot and waiting a few hours.

That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the most delicious and diverse slow cooker recipes we could find.

Just think of us fondly when you’re eating some of these yummy meals.

Tuscan Stewed Chicken With White Beans and Tomato

This dish is packed full of protein and is a hearty health friendly option. Get the full recipe here.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs: $2.40
  • Onion: $1.49
  • 280z. Can of Crushed Tomatoes: $1.89
  • White Beans: $1.29
  • Thyme: $1.20

Total Cost: $8.27

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All You

Cheddar Bacon Baked Potato

Not only does this dish look insanely delicious, there is no cleanup. It doesn’t get better than that folks! You can find the full recipe here.

Ingredients:

  • Potatoes: $4.99
  • Shredded Cheddar: $2.79
  • Bacon: $3.99
  • Sour Cream: $1.69
  • Fresh Chives: $1.20

Total Cost: $12.66

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Well Plated

Sesame Beef

Why pay for take-out when you can recreate the dish inexpensively at home? Well, you shouldn’t have to if you follow the recipe found here.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Soy Sauce: $0.72
  • 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar: $0.24
  • 2 Cloves Garlic: $0.16
  • 1/2 Tbsp Grated Fresh Ginger: $0.10
  • 1 Tsp Toasted Sesame Oil: $0.12
  • 2 lb Beef Roast: $8.14
  • 6 Green Onions: $0.67
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch: $0.04
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds: $0.08
  • 1/4 cup of Green Onions: $0.25
  • 1 Red Pepper: $0.98

Total Cost: $10.27

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Creme De La Crumb

Chicken With Mango-Tomato Salsa

This colorful dish has a kick and is full of fresh fruits and veggies. Get the full recipe here.

Ingredients:

  • Boneless Chicken Tenderloins: $4.99
  • Mango: $0.99
  • Red Onion: $1.49
  • Grape Tomatoes: $3.49
  • 2 Limes: $0.50
  • Cilantro: $1.29
  • Taco Seasoning Packet: $0.99

Total Cost: $13.74

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Cutefetti

Lentil Curry With Onion, Garlic, and Peppers

This is a hearty meal that can be popped in the freezer for a rainy day you don’t feel like cooking at all. Get the full instructions for this recipe here.

Ingredients:

  • Red Onion: $1.49
  • Garlic: $0.69
  • Yellow Pepper: $3.29
  • Lentils: $2.78
  • Tomato Paste: $1.09
  • Can Coconut Milk: $2.25
  • Curry Powder: $2.43
  • Garam Masala: $3.59
  • Steam-in-Bag Brown Rice to Serve: $2

Total Cost: $17.61

The Pretty Bee
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The Pretty Bee

Ratatouille With Bell Peppers

It’s probably not what you’d find in France, but it will do. You can find the directions here.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Medium Yellow Onions: $0.72
  • Garlic: $0.69
  • Eggplant: $1.79
  • Zucchini Squash: $2.49
  • 2 Large Organic Red Bell Peppers: $4.84
  • Organic Tomatoes: $3.48
  • Tomato Paste: $0.67
  • Fresh Basil: $2.50

Total Cost: $17.18

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Pork Ragu Over Zucchini Noodles

Get your meat and veg with this delicious dish. You’ll find the recipe here.

Ingredients:

  • Pork Tenderloin: $3.49
  • Garlic: $0.69
  • 280z. Can of Crushed Tomatoes: $1.89
  • Jar of Roasted Red Peppers: $2.99
  • Fresh Thyme: $1.20
  • Fresh Parsley: $0.99
  • 2 Zucchini Squash: $2.49

Total Cost: $13.74

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Sweet Potato, Chicken and Quinoa Soup

There’s nothing like a fresh homemade soup, especially when it’s this easy to make. Get the instructions here.

Ingredients:

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts: $4.99
  • Quinoa: $3.88
  • 2lb Sweet Potatoes: $3.92
  • 1 Can Black Beans: $.089
  • Garlic: $0.69
  • Chili Seasoning Packet: $0.77
  • Chicken Broth: $4.98

Total Cost: $21.10

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Chelsea's Messy Apron

Creamy Lemon Chicken Picatta Over Pasta

This dish looks like something that came out of an Italian restaurant and you can learn how to make it here.

Ingredients:

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts: $4.99
  • Linguini: $1.39
  • Chicken Broth: $1.98
  • Heavy Cream: $3.69
  • Lemon: $0.59
  • Capers: $2.09

Total Cost: $14.73

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The Recipe Critic

Banh Mi Pork Bowls With Pickled Carrots and Radishes

If you’re looking for some healthy fare and to try something new, this dish has everything you need. You’ll also make your own pickles in the easiest way possible! Check the full tutorial here.

Ingredients:

  • Pork Tenderloin: $3.49
  • Garlic: $0.69
  • 2 Jalapenos: $0.99
  • Soy Sauce: $2.79
  • Shredded Carrots: $2.99
  • Radishes: $1.26
  • Brown Rice in a Steamable Bag: $1.59
  • Red Cabbage: $1.83
  • Cucumber: $0.69
  • Cilantro: $1.29

Total Cost: $17.61

Skinny Taste
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Skinny Taste

Cheesy Beef Tortellini Pasta

In the mood for something cheesy and carby? This is your dish, my friend. The recipe can be found here.

Ingredients:

  • Ground Beef: $4.49
  • Red Onion: $1.49
  • Garlic: $0.69
  • 28 0z. Can Crushed Tomoates: $1.86
  • 10 oz. Can Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies: $2.09
  • 9 0z. Three Cheese Tortellini: $4.23
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese: $2.79
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese: $3

Total Cost: $20.64

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Damn Delicious

BBQ Chicken Tacos With Texas Caviar

This is a fun twist on your standard taco and you’ll sound fancy telling your family that they are about to eat some caviar. Get the recipe here.

Ingredients:

  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs: $3.68
  • Bottle of BBQ Sauce: $1.88
  • Flour Tortillas: $1.62
  • Frozen Corn: $2.31
  • Can Black Beans: $0.85
  • Tomato: $1.99
  • Jalapeno: $0.99
  • Red Onion: $1.49
  • Red Bell Pepper: $2.42
  • Red Wine Vinegar: $1.78

Total Cost: $19.01

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Climbing Grier Mountain

Tropical Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

You don’t need to head to the local pub for this yummy snack. You can make them by following the recipe here.

Ingredients:

  • Bottle of Tamari: $3.18
  • Can of Crushed Pineapple: $0.86
  • Tomato Paste: $0.67
  • Fresh Ginger: $3.84
  • 2 lb. Chicken Breasts: $4.99
  • 8 Buns: $3.40
  • Pre-made Cole Slaw: $4.78

Total Cost: $21.72

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Real Whole Life

Zucchini and Tomato Frittata With Feta Cheese

Can you believe that a perfectly cooked frittata can be made in a slow cooker? Well, it can if you follow the directions here.

Ingredients:

  • Zucchini Squash: $2.49
  • Eggs: $2.91
  • Fresh Parsley: $0.99
  • Feta Cheese: $3.99
  • Organic Grape Tomatoes: $3.49

Total Cost: $13.87

The Foodie Corner
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The Foodie Corner

Wild Rice Pilaf With Corn, Bell Peppers, and Basil

Well Plated
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Well Plated

If you’re looking for something a little lighter, this dish is the perfect go-to. You can pack it with protein by adding some beans or chickpeas.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Medium Yellow Onions: $0.72
  • 2 Cloves Garlic: $0.69
  • 2 Large Organic Red Bell Peppers: $4.84
  • Wild Rice Blend: $4.37
  • Bag of Frozen Corn: $1.19
  • 1 Lemon: $0.59
  • Pine Nuts: $4.39

Total Cost: $16.79

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By D.G. Sciortino
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D.G. is a contributing writer in Shareably. She's based in Connecticut and can be reached at [email protected]
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