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    21 Crock-Pot Dump Dinners For Winter

    Don't let the name scare you.

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    1. Creole Chicken and Sausage

    Directions for this recipe and pretty much everything else on this list can be summed up in three steps:

    1) Dump ingredients into a slow cooker.

    2) Let dinner make itself.

    3) FEAST.

    2. Classic Beef With Gravy

    Serve over rice, stuff into a hoagie, or enjoy on its own. Get the recipe.

    3. Hearty Vegetarian Chili

    Chili freezes well, so you can let the leftovers ~fuel your winter~. Get the recipe.

    4. Sausage Lentil Soup

    Package and store the ingredients in advance to save even more time. Find this and 11 other freezer-friendly recipe ideas here.

    5. Honey Garlic Chicken

    Fair warning that you'll want to put the easy marinade — honey + garlic + soy sauce + ketchup + spices — on just about everything from now on. Recipe here.

    6. Slow Cooker Lasagna

    This requires one step of pre-Crock-Pot prep: browning the sausage on the stovetop first. After that, as everything cooks, the raw noodles soak up the sauce and transform into ~layers of glory~. Get the recipe.

    7. Homemade Minestrone Soup

    Packed with protein. Get the recipe.

    8. Classic Pot Roast

    Find this recipe — along with 11 other delicious slow cooker ideas — here.

    9. Easiest Crock-Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

    Real talk: This is quite possibly the EASIEST Crock-Pot dinner ever. It's just chicken + salsa verde + spices. Try it stuffed in tortillas, scooped over rice, or on its own. Get the recipe.

    10. Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

    A winter staple. Get the recipe.

    11. Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

    12. Tomato, Kale, and Quinoa Soup

    Getting your greens has never been so easy. Get the recipe.

    13. Mexican-Inspired Quinoa

    Try the filling stuffed into tortillas, or on its own as a healthier burrito bowl. Get the recipe.

    14. Italian Chicken and Broccoli Rabe Chili

    15. Vegan Chickpea Coconut Curry

    Find the recipe at PopSugar.

    16. Shredded Mexican Chicken

    Smoky, spicy, and sweet — thanks to smoked paprika, green chiles, and a bit of brown sugar. Get the recipe.

    17. Vegetable Beef Soup

    18. Pasta e Fagioli

    19. Slow Cooker Saag Paneer

    The cheese gets added last so that it stays firm. Get the recipe.

    20. Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

    Sandwiches, ranked: 1) French dip. 2) All other sandwiches. Get the recipe.

    21. Curried Butternut Squash Soup

    After everything cooks, you'll hit it with an immersion blender (or toss it into a regular blender) until all is smooth. Get the recipe.