Food

Here Are 7 Weeknight Dump Dinners You Can Make In Your Slow Cooker

Set it, forget it, then come home to deliciousness.

Posted on

The best thing about a slow cooker is dumping everything in, leaving for work, and then coming home to dinner already done.

There's a ~little bit of prep~ in the morning — chopping and then adding everything to the pot — but it's all worth it for a more relaxing post-work evening.

If you don't have a slow cooker, check out these other ideas for dinner here and here.

1. Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

Alice Monkongllite for BuzzFeed / Via lecremedelacrumb.com

I love a soup that wears a cheese blanket. Give the onions a quick sauté before letting them get stewy and delicious in the slow cooker. Then, ladle into serving bowls and melt the cheese with the broiler. Get the recipe here.

3. Crispy Slow Cooker Carnitas

Alice Monkongllite for BuzzFeed / Via gimmesomeoven.com

It still amazes me that you can stick a piece of pork in a slow cooker, leave for work, and come home to meltingly tender pork. Serve these carnitas, aka braised pork, with cilantro, chopped white onions, tortillas, and a hefty dollop of guacamole. Get the recipe here.

5. Skinny Veggie Crockpot Lasagna

Alice Monkongllite for BuzzFeed / Via pinchofyum.com

Lasagna made in a slow cooker! WHAAAAAT?! The key to this keeping this vegetarian lasagna from getting too soupy and mushy is letting the noodles soak up the liquid for an hour after the heat's off. Get the recipe here.