These Easy Slow Cooker Dinner Recipes For A Single Guy are hearty, nutritious and easy enough for even men (or women) who don’t like to cook.
Today’s post is inspired by my friend Jordan. We get along well because he shares my affinity for many things including Crossfit, dogs, tacos and craft beer. We also enjoy working out to boy band playlists and telling corny jokes. Jordan also happens to be single. He doesn’t particularly enjoy cooking but still wants to eat healthy. A few months ago, he bought himself a crockpot and since then I’ve been passing along various super-easy crockpot recipes like pulled pork with beer and pot roast. He’s a fan of any slow cooker recipes that require minimal prep work and effort but still taste good. None of this taking an extra minute to brown the meat nonsense. Just dump and go.
Last week I told him about a recipe I saw that involved just putting a pork roast in the crockpot along with some garlic and a jar of pickles (juice and all!) and he said it turned out well!
Since I figure Jordan can’t be the only single guy out there looking for easy, relatively healthy crockpot recipes, I decided to round up several for this post. They’re not all dump and go…but they’re fairly easy!
For several of them, I’ve provided tips to simplify the recipes even further. This is not in any way meant to insult the original recipe, as I know they’re all phenomenal. I just know some people, like Jordan, might not feel like spending time chopping veggies and may not have a fully-stocked spice cabinet so I provided a few tips on how to still make the recipes work!
Easy Slow Cooker Dinner Recipes For A Single Guy
Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken and Potatoes via The Lean Green Bean
To simplify: Look for the super small baby potatoes so you don’t have to chop them up and skip chopping the chicken- just put the breasts in whole.
Crockpot Meatballs via The Lean Green Bean
To simplify: Skip the hemp seeds if you don’t have them or can’t find them and use a jar of sauce instead of making your own. Use a measuring cup to scoop the meat and don’t worry about forming into balls.
Beef and Bean Chili via Baked By Rachel
To simplify: Check the freezer section for pre-chopped frozen onions and peppers and buy a packet of chili seasoning to replace the spices.
4 Ingredient Shredded Beef Tacos via A Cedar Spoon
Note: You can also make these with chicken. Look for the salsa verde with the lowest amount of sodium to keep them healthy!
Slow Cooker Loaded Sweet Potatoes via The Lean Green Bean
To simplify: use leftover meat that’s already cooked or a pre-cooked chicken sausage and use 90-second rice you can cook in the microwave.
Crockpot Pizza Quinoa via Food Faith Fitness
To simplify: Leave the pepperonis whole and use frozen, pre-cut peppers
Slow Cooker Apple Pork Loin via The Kitchen is my Playground
To simplify: Skip the part where you make slits and stuff the apples inside- just put the apples and onions on the top and bottom with the pork in the middle!
Sesame Ginger Turkey Wraps via Better Homes & Gardens
Note: You could also eat this in lettuce wraps for a lower-carb option or just with a side of steamed veggies. You could also make these with chicken thighs.
Easy Crockpot Pot Roast via My Natural Family
To simplify: Replace seasonings with a packet of dry onion soup mix.
Slow Cooker Sausage and Peppers via Everday Maven
To simplify: Use prechopped garlic and skip the bay leaf.
Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers via The Recipe Critic
To simplify: Use 90-second rice and pre-chopped onions.
Slow Cooker Meatloaf via Healthy Aperture
To simplify: Skip the chia seeds and throw in some breadcrumbs instead.
Honey Soy Pork Tenderloin via Add A Pinch
To simplify: Skip the ginger and red pepper flakes and just top with a little hot sauce before eating.
Crockpot Beef Stew via The Roasted Root
To simplify: Skip the thickening step at the end and it’ll just be a little more soup-like vs stew-like. You can also leave out the peas if you don’t like them.
Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff via Frugal Foodie Mama
To simplify: You could probably sub soy sauce for Worcestershire sauce if you don’t have it.
Ok, so that was 15 recipes. I was gonna stop at 13 but I just kept finding good ones! Pass this list along to all your single guy friends (or girlfriends!) who might need some kitchen inspiration!
Do you have an easy slow cooker recipe Jordan would love? Leave a link in the comments so we can check it out!