5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Dump Dinners Are Everything We Want Right Now
A dump dinner (or drop dinner, if you prefer) is pretty much what it sounds like: It’s a recipe, often made in the slow cooker, though sometimes in the Instant Pot or on the stovetop, where everything — meats, veggies, and all — is dumped into the pot with zero fuss and practically zero prep. Compared to slow cooker recipes that require you to brown items in a pan before adding them in, these set-it-and-forget-it meals are far simpler. You can even prep these meals ahead by putting all the ingredients into a zip-top bag, and storing them in the fridge or freezer. So, all you have to do the day of is dump the bag and wait.
Dump dinners are the easiest slow cooker dinners we know, and to make things even easier, these 15 weeknight MVPs call for just five ingredients or less. You’ll find everything from a hearty baked ziti to saucy shredded chicken and comforting sausage and peppers, and more. Oh, and fair warning: We didn’t include salt, pepper, and olive oil in our ingredient counts since these are cooking staples that are almost always on hand.