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    14 Wholesome Dump Dinners Your Whole Family Will Love

    Step 1: Put everything in your slow cooker. Step 2: Walk away.

    Ryan Pattie

    Dump dinners are the best. You just throw everything into a slow cooker, walk away, and dinner is done — but slow cooker recipes aren't always the healthiest.

    So we rounded up 14 of our favorite lighter slow cooker dinners you can make all winter long.

    Cooking these peppers low and slow makes them super tender and sweet — the perfect vessel to stuff with quinoa and black beans. Get the recipe.

    2. Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken

    One cup of dried apricots gives this chicken just enough sweetness to make the chicken pop, but you can leave 'em out if dried fruit isn't your thing. Get the recipe.

    3. Slow Cooker Coconut Curry

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    This vegetarian curry, loaded with all kinds of hearty veggies, is just the thing to eat on a cold winter night. Get the recipe.

    4. Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

    Serve these flavorful chicken and veggies with tortillas and all your favorite toppings, and dinner is done. ✓ Get the recipe.

    5. Weeknight Slow Cooker Lentil Soup

    Two types of lentils and a plethora of veggies make this soup both hearty and healthy. Get the recipe.

    6. Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken

    This sweet-and-savory chicken is the perfect way to enjoy a take-out favorite without having to place an order for delivery. Get the recipe.

    Using chicken thighs instead of breasts makes sure the long cooking time doesn't dry them out, but you can substitute breasts if you want. (Just make sure to keep an eye on them so they don't overcook.) Get the recipe.

    8. Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

    This slow cooker beef and broccoli only takes two hours to cook, so get it started as soon as you get home and dinner will be ready at the perfect time. Get the recipe.

    9. Slow Cooker Wild Rice Vegetable Soup

    Not only is this soup peak comfort food, it just happens to be vegan, too. Get the recipe.

    10. Crock Pot Mexican Casserole

    This recipe uses ground turkey to keep it light, but you can totally use ground beef or chicken if that's more your style. Get the recipe.

    11. Slow Cooker Salmon

    Yep, you really can cook salmon in the slow cooker, and it makes the intimidating task of cooking seafood at home a total breeze. Get the recipe.

    12. Slow Cooker Chickpea Curry

    This slow cooker curry gets a boost of flavor from aromatic garam masala — which is a flavorful blend of ground spices that can be found in most grocery stores, or DIY'ed if you're in a pinch. Get the recipe.

    13. Slow Cooker Honey Lime Ginger Pork

    This flavorful pork is just the thing to serve over rice or veggies, or loaded in tortillas and jazzed up with your favorite toppings. Get the recipe.

    14. Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken

    The best part about this recipe? All of the delicious juices in the slow cooker get turned into a flavorful gravy that takes the chicken to a whole new level. Get the recipe.