Whether it’s just the two of you, your kids are all grown, or the grandparents have your littles for a weekend, easy slow cooker recipes for two ensure you can spend more time together and less time in front of the stove.
This list of 61 tasty recipes you can make in the slow cooker gives you the best selection of healthy recipes, comforting recipes, and recipes for special occasions to enjoy together.
Some may not necessarily be for two, but you can enjoy the leftovers the next day. Or even freeze them for a tasty meal you can heat and eat on a busy weeknight!
If you have chicken, a can of cream of chicken soup, and ranch seasoning in your pantry, here’s what’s for dinner. This Crock Pot chicken and gravy recipe is so simple and satisfying it’s bound to make your weekly rotation.
It’s a little bit spicy with a creamy and delightful sweetness thrown in for good measure. Mango chicken curry also is loaded with plenty of veggies, making it one of those healthy slow cooker recipes you shouldn’t miss. It’s easy to scale down for just the two of you too!
Instead of going out for Indian cuisine, whip some up at home. If you have picky kids at home, this is a great recipe to try when they’re not home for dinner. And for those of you with smaller Crock Pots, you’ll be delighted it’s the perfect fit!
When you’re both craving Mexican, a slow cooker dinner like this is the answer. It all goes into your slow cooker for a great taco night alternative. Bonus: you’ll have enough leftovers to make your coworkers jealous the next day.
Turn that pork shoulder into melt-in-your-mouth marvelousness. Along with potatoes, you won’t believe that this hearty meal is also one of those healthy slow cooker meals you can throw together in a pinch.
Not a fan of condensed soups? This slow cooker chicken and dumplings recipe are made completely from scratch. The serving size indicates it’s meant for many, but it’s so good the two of you will eat enough for everyone. If not, the leftovers will be divine!
With tender boneless beef shoulder or flat-iron steaks, you can make a special dinner for any occasion without the heavy lifting. Think Valentine’s Day or your anniversary, and you’ll be on track with this delicious meal.
A tasty slow-cooker soup that has all the flavor of fajitas is just what the two of you need after a hectic day. Come home to this soothing and filling soup that you can freeze for meal prep with ease too.
Here’s a personal favorite slow cooker recipe of mine. These pork chops are so simple and cooked up with potatoes, and it’s the easiest way to put dinner on the table any night of the week, even when it’s just a table for two.
You may think healthy meals can come from a Chinese restaurant, but they’re far healthier than the slow cooker in your kitchen. This crockpot chicken recipe gives you the full flavors of cashew chicken from your favorite takeout place without all the excess oil.
I have to admit that one of my favorite things about this recipe is that it’s so easy. Of course, there’s the luscious gravy that brings it all together for a truly Southern meal you can scale down for two.
Some people eat red beans and rice as a side dish, but this stuff is so hearty it makes for an easy meal without the kids. You’re bound to have leftovers, but that’s ok…try not to fight about who gets to enjoy them tomorrow.
Creamy, cheesy, and oh-so-good, the kids won’t have to know you made this without them. You’ll love this easy and delightful meal that can comfort you both after a long day. Just cut the recipe in half and you'll have plenty for two people.
When all you know is that it’s just two of you for dinner tonight, stop by your kitchen and throw these easy ingredients into your slow cooker. That’s all you have to do to get flavorful chicken and potatoes waiting for you when you get home.
You may love broccoli cheese casserole, but if you don’t want to be stuck with a ton of it, this recipe has it nailed for smaller portions. Once you eat it, though, you may wish you had doubled or tripled it for leftovers.
A little flank steak, fajita seasoning, and Ro-Tel promises to give you steak fajitas that will stuff you to the gills. You can try cutting the recipe in half, but this delicious recipe is worth making all the way to have those leftovers the next day.
Coconut milk and yellow curry come together for exotic flavors at any time. This is one recipe for two. It doesn’t require cooking all day, so you can't leave it cooking while at work, but on a weekend when the grandparents have the kids, it’s perfect!
You will love this robust dinner with plenty of ground beef or brisket. Let it simmer in your slow cooker in beef broth and red wine with loads of spices, and then add it to pasta when it’s time to eat.
Chipotle peppers and pineapple will render Boston butt to a tender and divine texture. A taco night for two is the perfect way to cap off your day, especially when you have them made authentically rather than out of the box.
If you’re both feeling a little under the weather, homemade chicken noodle soup is the way to go. It tastes better than canned soup, yet it is just as easy as grabbing your can opener. Come home to a nourishing slow cooker soup that eats like a meal with all those noodles.
Thai chicken curry cravings will be quashed with this spicy and hearty chicken soup. It’s perfect for those nights when the kids have activities so you can enjoy some alone time with something that suits your palates without hearing the complaining.
Apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, and beef bouillon will help you turn brisket into a splendid sandwich filling. Scale it down if you must, but this one will probably be on your list to double or triple the next time you have a gathering.
Celebrate something together, even if it’s just that you have the house alone, just the two of you. This easy Crock Pot recipe features a jalapeño cream made with cream cheese, jalapeños, and Greek yogurt for something extra special.
Baby back ribs are easy to eat, way more than your share, so make these irresistible Hawaiian ribs for a treat. Pineapple and ginger help you create a tangy sauce while rendering the meat ultra-tender.
Chicken and zucchini are the way to make healthy meals. But with this peanut butter sauce, you won’t believe it’s good for you, either. Serve it with some white rice or on top of noodles to really soak up that sauce.
Sneak yourselves more veggies without anyone being the wiser. This creamy slow cooker soup is brimming with carrots, celery, and kale, but the tortellini and parmesan will bring it all together for flavors that are restaurant-quality.
Reminisce about your time in the Mediterranean before you ever had kids. What’s that? You’ve never been? Well, then make this slow cooker soup with lemon, chicken, and orzo to at least whisk your taste buds over there!
This delicious recipe is a unique one that features smokey flavors tinged with citrus to make sweet and spicy chicken tacos you’ll love. The recipe includes a pineapple slaw that will forever steal your hearts.
Louisiana hot sauce, an array of spices, and the trinity of Cajun flavors all come together for this Crock Pot recipe with pork chops. It’s a hearty one-pot meal that will whisk you away to the Big Easy.
Broccoli and cheese are quite a pair, and with this slow cooker soup, you’ll reap all the rewards. It’s easy to sneak in more veggies, too, so save this recipe to use again when the kids are around. Don’t forget to add more cheese on top when serving!
When Valentine’s Day rolls around or for other special occasions, osso buco is the meal that impresses you. This wonderful veal shank is rendered undeniably tender. Make some creamy mashed potatoes or polenta to go with it, and you’ll feel like you’re in Italy!
Slow cooking chicken in a creamy Alfredo sauce gives it a rich flavor and wonderful texture. It’s so simple and perfect for mixing with your favorite pasta. Give it a kick with a little Cajun or blackened seasoning for a new twist.