The 2-quart slow cooker is an ideal kitchen companion for whipping up side dishes and preparing small-batch soups. However, if you’re cooking for a pair, then the 3-quart model is the perfect fit for crafting main courses that are just the right size.

Small Slow Cooker Chicken Dinners

Spice up your busy weeknights with these mouth-watering recipes that guarantee delicious results! Say goodbye to boring chicken meals and explore the endless possibilities of chicken thighs and chicken tenders. From savory to spicy, these easy-to-follow recipes will surely satisfy your taste buds. All it takes is a pinch of your favorite spices to elevate your dinner game and impress your loved ones with a flavorful feast. Get ready to experience the ultimate chicken indulgence!

What you need to make this tasty Apricot Chicken:

¾ pound Chicken Thighs boneless, skinless
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon black ground pepper
½ cup Apricot Jam
½ cup Russian Dressing

Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken
With 5 simple ingredients, this sweet and savory chicken recipe is one of my favorites and I hope yours also.
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Apricot chicken tendors on plate.

Ingredients for these succulent Tuscan Chicken Thighs: recipe can be halved for just one serving.

4 chicken thighs, bone-in, skinless
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 lemon juice and zest
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ cup chicken broth

Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken Thighs
Juicy chicken thighs slow cooked served with roasted vegetables make both an elegant and easy meal.
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tuscan chicken thighs and carrots on bed of spinach.
  • Chicken thighs never tasted so good! A complete meal in one-pot.

Two Favorite Beef Slow Cooker Meals

Two comfort food classics are perfect for the slow cooker. Using a small slow cooker to make beef stew and stuffed bell peppers for one or two is not only easy but also yields amazing flavor. The low and slow cooking process allows the beef to become tender and juicy while infusing the vegetables with rich, savory flavors.

This one is pure comfort! What you need to make this classic comfort food:

1/8 teaspoon pepper, 2 dashes of garlic salt, 1/4 cup flour, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 pound beef chuck, cut into 1-inch cubes, 1/4 onion, diced, 2 baby red potatoes, halved, 1/2 carrot, sliced thick, 2 cloves garlic, minced,1 cup low-sodium beef broth, 3/4 cup chopped tomatoes, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, 2 tablespoons frozen peas

Slow Cooker Beef Stew
An old fashioned comfort food beef stew recipe for one, with maybe a ittle leftover for a snack the next day. Perfect meal for a chilly evening.
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bowl of beef stew with peas, carrots, and potatoes with bread in background.
  • As for stuffed bell peppers, the slow cooker makes it effortless to create this delicious and nutritious meal. Stuff the bell peppers let them cook in the slow cooker until the peppers become tender and the filling is fully cooked. The result is a delicious, flavorful dish that’s sure to impress your taste buds.
Slow Cooker Stuffed Bell Pepper for One
Old fashion stuffed peppers recipe.
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Stuffed green bellpepper with rice and salad on white plate.
  • Try This Super Simple Ham Dinner for a Busy Weeknight Meal.
Slow Cooker Ham Steak
An easy farm-style comfort food meal of ham, potatoes, and sauerkraut, Great served with homemade cornbread.
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ham steak with sauerkraut and potatoes on rustic white plate.

Easy Meatless Mini Crockpot Meals for One or Two

Slow cookers are an excellent way to create hearty and flavorful meatless stews and sauces without a lot of fuss. Whether you are vegetarian or simply looking for a break from meat-based dishes, these recipes will satisfy your taste buds.

  • This marinara is versatile, it can be used as-is over pasta or add in extras to create a classic puttanesca or layering in a lasagna. A few ways to use this
Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce
This is the same recipe I brought back from Italy, I adapted my classic marinara sauce for the slow cooker.
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bowl of homemade marinara sauce in white bowl
3-Quart Crockpot Veggie Chili
A no-meat easy Chili full of spice and flavor.
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Vegetable chili in small slow cooker

Small Slow Cooker Desserts

  • This one is for those who love a simple and tender baked apple dessert but don’t want to turn on the oven.
Slow Cooker Baked Apple
Such an easy dessert! Before you start dinner prepare the apple and start in the slow cooker and you'll have a warm dessert ready to enjoy.
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Baked apple and ice cream in blue bowl.
  • This small batch easy fudge recipe will go quick!
2-Quart Slow Cooker Fudge
A creamy classic quick fudge made with added walnuts. The recipe is scaled down for a smaller household and is just enough!
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Cut up pieces of fudge.
  • A classic just like mom made and so easy!
Slow Cooker Rice Pudding
A simple rice pudding sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. Creamy and delightful classic comfort food dessert.
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rice pudding in small baking dish.

Small Slow Cooker Side Dishes

  • This dish goes great with some many recipes and delicous on its own.
2-Quart Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Rice
Garlic and buttery rice that's perfect as a side dish or a meal for one.
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Garlic butter rice
Slow Cooker Cornbread
A moist and delicious and slightly sweet cornbread adapted for the slow cooker.
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slice of cornbread on white plate.
2-Quart Slow Cooker Rice with Cilantro Recipe
fluffy rice with a little extra flavor.
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cooked cilantro rice in slow cooker with metal sppon.

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