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Our most popular slow cooker and Crockpot recipes for one! These easy recipes require minimal prep and no hassle. Here you will find flavorful slow cooker chicken recipes, tender beef recipes and many others. Keep mealtime simple with these fantastic single serving slow cooker recipes.

My slow cooker is probably one of my most used appliances.

When my kids were living at home, our afternoons and evenings were so busy with after school practices and lessons. My slow cooker came to the rescue by allowing me to have deliciously cooked meals when we all returned home at the end of the day.

Things haven’t changed much for me.

True, I don’t have five kids living at home but I do work from home and am so grateful that I can still have a wonderful meal ready for my husband and I at the end of our work day.

We’ve rounded up several of our favorite and most popular Crockpot and slow cooker recipes that require very minimal prepping.

Most of these slow cooker recipes allow you to just add the ingredients to a slow cooker, set it and literally forget it until dinnertime.

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Crockpot and Slow Cooker Recipes

a bowl filled with slow cooker white bean and chicken chili topped with avocado slices and sour cream next to a bowl of sour cream.

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili For One

5 from 6 votes
Make a light and flavorful single serve White Chicken Chili with our versatile recipe, suitable for slow cookers, stovetops, or Instant Pots.
Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili
sesame chicken over rice in a yellow bowl

Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken For One

4.96 from 22 votes
Quick and easy mini slow cooker sesame chicken for one made with a sweet honey sesame sauce. The perfect amount if you're cooking for one.
Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken
a bowl of red beans and rice next to a plate of cornbread

Mini Slow Cooker Red Beans And Rice For One

5 from 9 votes
Enjoy an easy Red Beans and Rice recipe for 1 or 2, packed with Southern flavors. Includes simple slow cooker and stovetop instructions for quick comfort food.
Slow Cooker Red Beans And Rice
a chicken breast topped with slices of white onions and capers on a blue plate.

Slow Cooker Chicken Piccata For One

4.80 from 10 votes
Indulge in a healthy, single serving Slow Cooker Chicken Piccata, low in calories and carbs, featuring juicy chicken in a zesty lemon sauce.
Slow Cooker Chicken Piccata
mini meatloaf with red sauce on top sliced.

Slow Cooker Meatloaf For One

4.94 from 16 votes
This Mini Slow Cooker Meatloaf is tender and juicy and so easy to make! Made with onions, garlic, spices and topped with a sweet and tangy sauce. This simple recipe makes the perfect amount to serve one or two people. Included in the recipe are instructions for converting a Crockpot or Crockpot-style slow cooker into a single serving slow cooker.
Slow Cooker Meatloaf Recipe
chicken thighs topped with marinara sauce next to roasted potatoes on a clear plate

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken For One

5 from 14 votes
A recipe that's been in our family for years, this slow cooker Italian chicken is a winner! Made with simple ingredients and packed with amazing flavors. This single serving version features tender, juicy chicken with a flavorful tomato-based sauce. Wonderful served over pasta, rice, or potatoes.
Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Recipe
chicken burrito bowl on a silver tray next to fresh cilantro and an avocado.

Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowl For One

4.97 from 29 votes
Create a delightful, single serving Chicken Burrito Bowl in a slow cooker, brimming with tender chicken, sweet corn, hearty black beans, and juicy tomatoes. Irresistible!
Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowl
Slow Cooker Orange Chicken For One | One Dish Kitchen

Mini Slow Cooker Orange Chicken For One

4.83 from 17 votes
Transform your dinner plans with this single serving Slow Cooker Orange Chicken! A healthier, flavorful twist on your favorite takeout. Ideal for busy days.
Slow Cooker Orange Chicken Recipe

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Best Single Serving Side Dish Recipes

You might consider serving one or more of these fantastic side dishes with your meal.

Beer Bread For One

Cornbread For One

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Avocado Berry Salad For One

Mashed Potatoes For One

Easy Sausage Dressing For One

I use a 1.5 quart slow cooker in our slow cooker and Crockpot recipes. For best results, use a slow cooker of similar size.

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I’m Joanie and I’m incredibly happy you’re here! Our aim is to inspire individuals with access to single serving recipes, education, and a supportive community that will enable them to enjoy the preparation of a meal that will nourish both body and soul.

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  1. Diane says:

    I am a widow cooking for one. The recipes are wonderful.

  2. Judi Howk says:

    Any low-carb meals for one using small slow cooker?

    1. Joanie Zisk says:

      Absolutely, we’ve got several low-carb meals perfect for your small slow cooker! Just use the search bar on the site and type in ‘low carb’ or ‘slow cooker’ to find a variety of options that’ll fit your needs.

  3. Linda Mcclintic says:

    Thankyou for this wonderful site. These will be perfect for even 2, my husband and I. Can’t wait to try them all.
    Just need to find a smaller cooker.

  4. Gary says:

    I am a truck driver and I am looking for slow cooker meals for one

      1. Gary says:

        I love pot roast and beef stew lol

  5. Mike says:

    Hi Joanie. Is it possible to make a pea soup for one thanks mike

    1. Joanie Zisk says:

      Hi Mike,
      Thank you for the suggestion, we’ll see what we can come up with.

  6. Mike says:

    Hi Joanie I would love to see you make a slow cooker baked beans if possible. Thanks Mike

    1. Joanie Zisk says:

      Hi Mike,
      Thanks so much for the suggestion, that’s a great idea! We’ll definitely look into making one soon.
      Have a great week!

  7. Dina says:

    Do you have any recipes that are suitable for vegans?

    1. Joanie Zisk says:

      Hi Dina,
      Yes, we do. If you type “vegan” in the search bar you should be able to see the ones we have. Several of our recipes can be modified to be vegan. For example, for the slow cooker Red Beans and Rice, leave out the sausage, use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth, and omit the butter.
      Hope this helps a little.

      1. Judy Midgley says:

        Thank you for these wonderful recipes. I am on my own and love to cook, but reluctant to make my favourites since the usual recipes make way to much
        Judy from Canada