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16 Lazy Dump Dinners Literally Anyone Can Make

Just dump everything in, and walk away.

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It's no secret that the best kind of slow cooker recipes are the ones where you dump everything in and walk away.

So we rounded up 16 of our favorite slow cooker recipes to make weeknight dinners that much easier to make.

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1. Freezer-Friendly Lemon Garlic Chicken

The best part about this simple chicken with garlic, lemon, parsley, and olive oil? You can toss it all together in advance and stash it in your freezer — that way, when it comes time to make it, all you have to do is dump it in a slow cooker and walk away. Get the recipe.

2. Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

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This flavorful chicken is especially great on top of rice or quinoa — although you'll have to cook them separately. Get the recipe.

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3. Slow Cooker Root Vegetable Stew

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Warm, comforting, and loaded with veggies. Get the recipe.

4. Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Your take-out favorite only 100 times tastier and made with just a handful of wholesome ingredients. Get the recipe.

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5. Five-Ingredient White Chicken Chili

Just dump everything in, walk away, and add the beans right before serving. Get the recipe.

6. Crockpot Red Lentil Curry

Not only is this recipe super easy to make, but it's totally budget-friendly thanks to affordable (and protein-packed) lentils. Get the recipe.

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7. Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa

Garnish this flavorful quinoa with all of your favorite toppings, from diced avocado to a dollop of sour cream. Get the recipe.

8. Slow Cooker Potato and Corn Chowder

Feel free to make and freeze this chowder in advance — just make sure to omit the butter and cream until after you defrost it to prevent it from separating. Get the recipe.

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9. Slow Cooker Eggplant Lasagna

All you have to do is layer everything in the slow cooker, wait for it to cook, and dinner is done ✓. Get the recipe.

10. Slow Cooker Broccoli Beef

The only extra step besides dumping everything in is adding a slurry to the slow cooker a few minutes before serving (which is just a fancy name for corn starch and water). Get the recipe.

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11. Slow Cooker Wild Rice Vegetable Soup

The kale gets added at the very end, but everything else is just dumped-in and left alone. Get the recipe.

12. Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

This simple soup can be kept chunky, or quickly puréed for a smoother version — your choice! Get the recipe.

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13. Slow Cooker Cheesy Mushroom Quinoa

The only extra step in this recipe is to top it with cheese — which IMHO, is always worth the extra effort. Get the recipe.

14. Slow Cooker Creole Chicken and Sausage

This recipe comes with optional extras to jazz it up (like bell peppers and green onion), but it's totally delicious as is. Get the recipe.

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15. Vegetarian Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

Blend this up for a smooth soup, or leave it chunky for a hearty version. Get the recipe.

16. Slow Cooker Pot Roast

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This comforting dinner is made with just five ingredients thanks to a packet of onion soup mix. Get the recipe.

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