5 ingredient slow cooker recipes with printable recipe cards

Five Super-Easy Slow Cooker Recipes.

I don’t know about you, but I have a serious love affair with my slow cooker. As I write this, I have a chicken stew bubbling away in the kitchen, making the whole house smell delicious. There is nothing better than throwing stuff in a big pot and forgetting about it until supper-time! 


During these first few weeks of school, when we’re all tired and getting used to a new routine, the simpler the better- in my opinion. (I’m not big on spending hours in the kitchen, can you tell?)

Sarah of “Your Best Digs” has generously shared her favourite gluten-free, five ingredient slow cooker recipes! These printable recipe cards will surely save the day when I have to have a meal ready, before Isabella’s hockey practice.

Let’s take a look:

  1. Smoky Bacon Baked Beans 

This recipe sounds like a ton of flavour made in minutes. This would be great with salad and rice! If you’re vegetarian, you can cut out the bacon and add in some smoked paprika. 

2. Lemon and Garlic Roasted Chicken

Now, this is one of my all-time favourite meals. We usually make it in the oven, but on warmer days, the slow-cooker is a great option. My fave herbs to add are rosemary, sage and thyme. I used to be so afraid of making a whole chicken, but it’s easier than it seems, and one of my go-to meals now. Plus, there is the added bonus of being able to take the bones and make gut-friendly broth afterward! 

3. Herb Roasted Vegetables

I get sick of vegetables: Preparing them, cooking them, seasoning them. I forget that the slow-cooker is a good way to prepare them so that they absorb flavour and stay juicy! 

This sounds like a delicious side to pair with our fave meat or to fresh BBQ. If you’re vegetarian, this would be a great meal with rice or noodles! Since my daughter loves bell peppers, my son likes sweet potato, and my husband loves garlic, I can’t wait to make this for my family. Maybe it would pair nicely with the basil and dill the kids have growing in the garden. 

4.  L’il Garlic Parmesan Potatoes

Well, the mix of ingredients in this recipe sound like heaven! Potatoes are my favourite comfort food and pair really nicely with garlic and Parmesan. Parmesan is one of the few cheeses my stomach and gut can handle so this would be perfect for a rainy day meal, paired with some salmon and asparagus. Yum! 

5. Sweet Slow-Cooked Green Beans

Weird thing (to me) is that my daughter hates green peas but loves green beans. Isabella would love this meal. It’s a simple side that could be paired with almost anything! Maybe you grew green beans in your garden this year- this slow-cooker recipe be a perfect way to prepare them. And you can use some of the chicken broth you made after having chicken the other night! Win-win. 

Now we all have 5 slow-cooker recipes, with 5 ingredients… that take about 5 minutes of prep (okay, only if you move fast!). They’re all gluten-free and sound like a perfect way to use up any fresh produce you have in your kitchen. I can’t wait to make these! 

Let me know if you make any of these recipes. I would love to hear how it goes! 

And thank you to Your Best Digs for sharing these awesome printable recipe cards!

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