You may have come across the term "dump dinners" and wondered what in the world it means. But despite the unfortunate name, they're actually pretty great.
A dump dinner is basically just a slow cooker recipe that throws the majority of ingredients in all at once. Sometimes they require one or two additional steps (like adding cheese or fresh herbs at the end), but these recipes are almost entirely hands off. They're perfect for busy weekdays and can be easily prepped in advance to make life easier.
We rounded up 12 of our favorite tips for making dump dinners — from how to prep them in advance to making them cook faster — and included 12 of our favorite recipes so you can put the tips to use.