Hey there, crockpot enthusiasts!
If you’re like me, you love your crockpot!
Not only is it a great way to make a delicious home cooked meal with little effort, but it’s also perfect for smaller households.
Today I’ve put together a roundup of some of my favorite crockpot recipes for two people.
Whether you’re looking for something simple and easy or a hearty and filling dish, I’m sure you’ll find something here to love.
30 Best Crockpot Recipes for Two People
I’m always on the lookout for new easy crockpot meals that can be made in a hurry.
Here are 30 of the best slow cooker recipes for two:
Crockpot meals for two are an awesome way to enjoy a delicious and healthy home-cooked meal without all the hassle.
This Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Lettuce Wrap recipe is packed with flavor, and the chicken comes out perfectly tender.
They’re also really easy to make, which is great if you’re short on time.
I like to serve these lettuce wraps on a bed of rice, topped with some green onions and sesame seeds.
You could also add in some other veggies like mushrooms, bell peppers, or carrots.
For a little extra spice, try adding in some sriracha sauce or red pepper flakes.
If you chicken and pot pie, this recipe is for you!
It’s an easy, delicious way to get your fix without all the fuss.
The chicken is tender and flavorful, and the biscuit topping is light and flaky.
Serve it with a side of green beans or a salad for a complete meal.
To make this dish even more special, add some chopped mushrooms or shredded carrots to the pot before you start cooking.
You can also substitute the chicken for beef or turkey.
If you’re feeling really adventurous, try a savory herb biscuit topping instead of the traditional version.
Split pea soup needs no introduction – it’s a classic dish that has been around for years.
This particular recipe is my take on the classic, and it’s one that I think you’ll love.
It’s packed with flavor, and the peas give it a lovely, creamy texture.
It’s also relatively easy to make, which is always a bonus.
I like to serve this soup on chilly evenings or when I’m craving something hearty and comforting.
It also makes a great lunch or light dinner.
If you want to add a little something extra, you could try stirring in some chopped bacon or shredded cheese.
For a twist, you could also swap out the split peas for lentils.
I remember trying out this dish for the first time and being surprised at how delicious it was.
The beef was so tender and full of flavor, and the sandwiches were the perfect size for two people.
This dish is pretty easy to make, and I love that you can add different vegetables or sauces to change it up.
I like to serve this dish on a busy weeknight or when I have friends over for a casual lunch.
This is one of my favorite crockpot dinners for two due to how simple and quick it is to whip up, and how delicious it tastes.
The broccoli and cheese flavors blend perfectly together, and the soup has a great creamy texture.
I like to add a bit of garlic to the soup for extra flavor, and you can also add in other vegetables like diced carrots or celery.
I find that this soup is the perfect comfort food for a chilly night, and it also makes for great leftovers.
BBQ chicken has always had a weakness in my flavor department.
I never really liked the taste, no matter how many different sauces or marinades I tried.
That is, until I discovered this recipe for slow cooker BBQ chicken and ranch potatoes.
The chicken comes out so flavorful and moist, and the potatoes are the perfect side dish.
This dish is actually quite easy to make, and only requires a few simple ingredients.
I like to serve it for weeknight dinners or when we have friends over for a casual meal.
You can also add some other vegetables to the pot, such as carrots or green beans.
And if you want a little bit of a twist, you can try using different types of potatoes, such as sweet potatoes or Yukon gold potatoes.
Do you like Mexican (See also this post for some easy Mexican Crockpot Recipes) food? If you do, then you’ll love this recipe for Mexican Shredded Beef in the Slow Cooker.
The beef comes out flavorful and tender, and it’s easy to make.
Just throw all the ingredients in the crockpot and let it do its thing.
I like to serve this dish on tacos, burritos, or enchiladas.
You can also add other ingredients to the beef, like onions, peppers, or mushrooms.
For a twist, try adding some chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.
Slow cooking for two doesn’t have to be all about making stews and soups.
This delicious recipe for slow-cooker teriyaki ribs is the perfect example.
The ribs come out melt-in-your-mouth tender, with a beautiful glaze from the teriyaki sauce.
And, best of all, it’s not a complicated dish to prepare.
I like to serve this dish on special occasions, like when we’re entertaining guests.
But it’s also easy enough to make on a weeknight if you’re craving something a little different.
You can even add other ingredients to the pot, like vegetables, if you want.
And for a fun twist, try using a different type of meat, like chicken or pork.
Beef and broccoli in the same dish?
This crockpot recipe is not only delicious, but it’s also pretty easy to make.
I like to add a little bit of ginger and garlic to the beef before cooking it in the crockpot, as it really brings out the flavors.
texture-wise, the beef is nice and tender, and the broccoli is cooked to perfection.
I usually like to serve this dish over some rice, but you could also serve it with noodles.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you could also try adding some other vegetables to the mix, like carrots or green beans.
And if you want to make a bit of a twist on the traditional beef and broccoli, you could try using chicken instead.
If you like a meaty dish with lots of flavor, this crock pot pork tenderloin recipe is one you should try.
It’s not too difficult to make, and the pork comes out nice and tender.
I usually add some vegetables to the mix, like carrots and potatoes, which soak up all the delicious juices.
This dish is perfect for a family dinner (see also: The Best Crockpot Recipes for Kids) or a cozy night in.
And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can always add a little twist to the recipe.
Just experiment and see what you come up with!
If there’s one thing I know about short ribs, it’s that they’re best slow-cooked until they’re fall-off-the-bone tender.
That’s why I love this recipe for black-eyed peas and short ribs in the crockpot.
The ribs cook in a flavorful tomato sauce until they’re meltingly tender, while the black-eyed peas add a hearty, earthy element to the dish.
I will say that this recipe is on the more difficult side, as you’ll need to brown the short ribs before adding them to the crockpot.
However, the effort is definitely worth it, as the end result is a truly delicious and comforting meal.
I like to serve this dish on colder evenings, with a side of crusty bread for mopping up all the delicious sauce.
If you want to change things up, you could try adding some other vegetables to the crockpot along with the ribs and black-eyed peas.
Carrots, potatoes, and kale all work well in this dish.
Or, for a more indulgent twist, you could add some bacon to the mix.
Trust me, everything tastes better with bacon!
A casserole is known for being a comfort food, and this chicken enchilada casserole is no exception.
It’s packed with flavor, and the chicken is cooked to perfection.
The dish is also easy to prepare, and can be made in a crockpot.
I like to serve this dish on chilly evenings, or when I’m entertaining guests.
You can also add other ingredients to the casserole, like black beans, corn, or diced tomatoes.
For a twist, you can top the casserole with cheese or sour cream.
This is an easy slow cooker recipe for two people that you’ll love!
Nobody in their right mind hates stuffed meatballs, and these Slow Cooker Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs are no different.
They’re flavorful, easy to prepare, and can be served on any number of occasions – from a casual weeknight dinner to a more formal gathering.
What makes these meatballs extra special is their gooey mozzarella center.
To get the perfect melt, I recommend using fresh mozzarella balls that are about the same size as your meatballs.
If you can’t find them, you can use shredded mozzarella, but the results won’t be quite the same.
As for the meatballs themselves, you can use any ground meat you like.
I usually go for a mix of beef and pork, but you could also use turkey, lamb, or chicken.
The important thing is to not overmix the meat, or else you’ll end up with tough meatballs.
Once you’ve formed your meatballs, it’s time to stuff them with mozzarella.
I like to use my hands for this, but you could also use a small spoon.
Once the cheese is stuffed inside, simply roll the meatball in your hands until it’s smooth.
From there, all you need to do is brown the meatballs in a skillet and then add them to your slow cooker.
I like to add a few extra ingredients to the slow cooker at this point, like onions, garlic, and crushed tomatoes.
But you could really add anything you like – from mushrooms to olives to peppers.
Once the meatballs are in the slow cooker, let them cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours.
And that’s it!
When they’re done, you’ll have delicious, cheesy, melty meatballs that are sure to please.
Soups are quick, easy, and delicious.
They’re perfect slow cooker meals for two people.
It’s packed with flavor and is easy to make.
I like to add a bit of texture to my soup by adding some chopped up bacon and shredded cheese on top.
You can also add other ingredients like green onions, sour cream, and chives.
This soup is perfect for a winter night or a busy weeknight.
If you like something a little different than your typical chili, then you have to try this creamy crockpot white chicken chili recipe!
It’s packed with flavor, and the chicken is incredibly tender.
The best part is that it’s not too difficult to make.
Just throw everything in the crockpot and let it do its thing.
I like to serve this chili on cooler evenings, or when we have company over.
It’s always a hit! You can add other ingredients to the chili to change it up, like corn or black beans.
If you want a bit of a twist, try serving it over rice instead of tortilla chips.
Of course, I had to show a little love for my fellow vegans out there with this recipe.
This slow cooker vegan tikka masala is seriously delicious, and surprisingly easy to make.
The key to getting the right flavor and texture is to cook the lentils and rice separately, then add them to the crockpot at the end.
I like to serve this dish on special occasions, or when I have guests over, but it’s also great for a cozy night in.
You can add other ingredients to this dish to make it your own.
Try adding some chopped veggies, or even some tofu for extra protein.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even add a little bit of heat with some crushed red pepper flakes.
Most people find this dish super delicious and it’s really easy to make.
I like to add dill and extra garlic to the soup for extra flavor.
I also think that chicken thighs work better in the soup than chicken breasts because they don’t get as dry.
You can also add other vegetables to the soup like carrots, celery, and onions.
If you want a heartier soup, you can add some cooked rice or pasta to it.
This soup is perfect for a winter night when you want something warm and comforting.
Swedish meatballs have become quite popular in recent years, and for good reason!
They are flavorful, relatively easy to make, and can be enjoyed as either a main dish or an appetizer.
This crock pot Swedish meatballs recipe is a great option for those looking to feed a small group or for those who want to have an easy meal on hand.
The key to great Swedish meatballs is in the seasoning.
A blend of allspice, nutmeg, and pepper gives these meatballs their signature flavor.
I like to add a bit of onion and garlic powder as well.
If you want a bit of a crunch in your meatballs, you can add some breadcrumbs to the mixture.
- To make the meatballs, simply combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined.
- Then, form the mixture into meatballs and place them on a baking sheet.
- Bake the meatballs at a 375 degree Fahrenheit oven for about 20 minutes, or until they are cooked through.
Once the meatballs are cooked, you can add them to your crock pot.
I like to add a bit of beef broth to the pot, as well as some Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce.
You can also add a can of cream of mushroom soup or cream of chicken soup if you want a creamier sauce.
Let the meatballs cook in the sauce on low for about 4 hours.
Serve the meatballs over some egg noodles or rice, with a side of steamed vegetables.
This is a basic version of a delicious chili that can be made in a crockpot.
It is easy to make and can be tailored to your liking with different spices and additions.
The chili has a great flavor and can be served on its own or with rice or tortilla chips.
It is also a great dish to take to potlucks or parties.
Why not consider making Slow Cooker Stuffed Artichokes for your next romantic dinner?
They’re easy to prepare and full of flavor.
Plus, they make a great side dish for a special meal.
To make them, simply stuff artichoke hearts with your favorite ingredients.
I like to use a mixture of bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and garlic.
Then, it’s just a matter of cooking them in your slow cooker until they’re tender.
If you’re looking for a little something extra, you can try adding a bit of lemon juice or white wine to the stuffing mixture.
And, if you want to make them even more special, you can top them with a bit of shredded mozzarella cheese before serving.
Almost nothing is simpler than baked beans from a can.
But if you want to doctor them up, or if you’re looking for a delicious, home-cooked alternative to the canned stuff, then give this recipe a try.
These slow cooker baked beans have a wonderfully rich flavor, and they’re really easy to make.
I like to add a little bit of brown sugar to my baked beans, as well as some diced onion and a few strips of bacon.
You could also add some chopped up ham, or even some sausage.
And if you want to give them a bit of a kick, you could add a little bit of cayenne pepper.
These baked beans are great on their own, or you could serve them as a side dish.
They’re also great on top of a hot dog or hamburger.
And if you want to get really creative, you could use them in a baked bean dip.
So there are lots of different ways to enjoy them.
Give this recipe a try the next time you’re looking for a delicious, home-cooked meal.
If you’ve ever been to a Russian restaurant, you’ve probably tried chicken stroganoff.
It’s a rich and creamy dish that’s full of flavor, and it’s one of my favorites.
I love to make it in the slow cooker because it’s so easy, and it’s the perfect dish for two people.
The chicken stroganoff comes out nice and tender, and the sauce is absolutely delicious.
I like to add a little bit of sour cream to the sauce to give it a little bit of tang.
If you want, you can also add some mushrooms to the dish.
I usually serve it over egg noodles, but you could also serve it over rice or potatoes.
This dish is definitely a comfort food, and it’s perfect for a winter night.
But it’s also easy enough to make for a weeknight dinner.
Ah, good old Hawaiian ribs.
One of my favorite things to cook in the crock pot.
They are so easy and the flavor is out of this world.
The ribs come out nice and tender, and they just fall off the bone.
I like to add a little bit of pineapple juice to the crock pot for added sweetness.
You can also add in some other vegetables like carrots or potatoes.
I like to serve this dish on special occasions like birthdays or anniversaries.
It’s also great for a family dinner.
If you’re looking for a little something extra, you can add a dash of soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce to the mix.
Peanuts have an amazing way of bringing out flavors in chicken, and this crockpot recipe is the perfect example.
The chicken is cooked until it is falling-apart tender, and the peanut sauce is rich and creamy.
This dish is easy to make, but it is also impressive enough to serve to guests.
I like to serve this dish over rice, but you could also serve it with noodles.
If you want to add a little bit of crunch, you could top it with chopped peanuts or green onions.
For a twist, you could try adding a teaspoon or two of curry powder to the peanut sauce.
Asian cuisine is one of my favorite things to cook at home.
I love the bold flavors and the variety of dishes you can make.
This Asian crockpot meatballs recipe is a great option for a quick and easy meal.
The meatballs are packed with flavor and have a great texture.
They’re also relatively easy to prepare.
I like to serve them with rice and vegetables for a complete meal.
You can also add other ingredients to the dish, such as noodles or tofu.
For a twist, you can try serving the meatballs with a dipping sauce on the side.
I personally love anything with garlic in it, and this dish is no different.
The garlic Parmesan chicken and potatoes is a great meal for two people, and it’s easy to make.
All you need to do is put the chicken and potatoes in the crockpot, and let it cook.
The chicken comes out juicy and flavorful, and the potatoes are nice and tender.
I like to add a bit of Italian seasoning to the dish, which really brings out the flavors.
You could also add some green beans or carrots to the dish, if you wanted.
If you’ve ever been to Mexico, you know that carnitas are a national dish.
And for good reason – they’re delicious! Carnitas are basically slow-cooked pork that is shredded and typically served with tortillas, salsa, and lime.
The great thing about carnitas is that they’re really easy to make.
You just throw everything in the slow cooker and let it do its thing.
The hardest part is shredding the pork once it’s cooked, but even that’s not too difficult.
Carnitas are perfect for a casual lunch or dinner with friends.
I like to serve them with tortillas, salsa, guacamole, and lime.
You can also get creative and use them in other dishes, like tacos, burritos, or quesadillas.
Or, for a fun twist, try serving them over nachos.
Why not whip up a delicious and easy crockpot meal the next time you’re looking for something to cook for two people?
This Slow Cooker Osso Buco is a great option that is full of flavor and relatively simple to prepare.
Plus, it’s a dish that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
I like to serve this Slow Cooker Osso Buco over a bed of creamy mashed potatoes, but it would also be great with some polenta or risotto.
And, if you’re looking to add a little something extra to the dish, you could try serving it with a green vegetable like sauteed spinach or green beans.
Finally, for a little bit of a twist, you could try adding some lemon zest to the dish before serving.
Chicken is a classic choice for dinner, but it can be a bit mundane.
This Crock Pot Chicken Alfredo recipe is a delicious way to change things up a bit.
The chicken is cooked in a creamy Alfredo sauce, making it succulent and full of flavor.
The dish is easy to prepare, and can be made ahead of time so it’s perfect for busy weeknights.
You can also add other ingredients to the dish, like vegetables or pasta.
And for a little extra flavor, try adding a teaspoon of Italian seasoning to the sauce.
You won’t believe how delicious this Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken recipe is!
It’s so easy to make, and the flavor is out of this world.
The chicken comes out so tender and juicy, and the sauce is the perfect balance of sweet and savory.
I like to serve this dish over rice, with a side of steamed veggies.
You can also add some chopped green onions or crushed peanuts for a little extra flavor.
If you’re looking for a dish that is sure to impress, this is it!
What Are Some Good Vegetarian Crockpot Recipes for Two?
As a vegetarian, I’m always on the lookout for great Crockpot recipes that are hearty and filling, but don’t require a lot of work.
Here are some of my favorites that are perfect for two people:
- For a cozy winter meal, try this recipe for lentil soup. It’s packed with healthy ingredients like carrots, celery, and kale, and the lentils make it satisfying and filling. Just toss all of the ingredients into the Crockpot before you head to bed, and you’ll wake up to a delicious meal that’s ready to eat.
- Another great option is this black bean chili. It’s full of flavor from the spices, and the black beans provide a good dose of protein. This one is also super easy to make – just throw everything into the Crockpot in the morning and let it cook all day. Serve it with some cornbread or tortilla chips for a complete meal.
- Finally, if you’re looking for something lighter, this vegetable broth is a great choice. It’s made with simple ingredients like zucchini, carrots, and onion, and it’s flavored with fresh herbs. It’s the perfect thing to sip on when you’re feeling under the weather, or when you just need a little something to warm you up.
What Are Some Healthy Crockpot Recipes for Two?
Crockpots are great for busy couples who want to come home to a healthy, home-cooked meal.
But figuring out what to make can be a challenge.
There are so many recipes out there, and it can be hard to know which ones will be tasty and nutritious.
Here are a few of my favorite healthy crockpot recipes for two:
- Chicken and quinoa is a great option if you’re looking for something hearty and filling. Simply add chicken breasts, quinoa, vegetables, and chicken broth to the crockpot and let it cook all day. When you’re ready to eat, you’ll have a delicious and healthy meal that’s packed with protein and nutrients.
- If you’re in the mood for something a little lighter, try this recipe for salmon and rice. Again, simply add everything to the crockpot in the morning and let it cook all day. The salmon will be cooked to perfection and the rice will be nice and fluffy. This is a great option if you’re looking for something healthy but not too heavy.
- Finally, if you’re looking for a dessert that’s both healthy and delicious, try this recipe for Crockpot applesauce. Simply add apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a bit of water to the crockpot and let it cook all day. You’ll end up with a sweet and satisfying dessert that’s perfect for two. And because it’s made with apples, you know it’s good for you!
What Is the Best Size Slow Cooker for A Family of 2?
A slow cooker can help you create healthy, flavorful meals with minimal effort.
But with so many different sizes and models on the market, it can be tough to know which one is right for you.
If you’re cooking for two, a small or medium-sized cooker will likely suffice.
But if you often entertain guests or have a large family, you may want to opt for a larger model.
Whatever size you choose, a slow cooker can help you make mouthwatering meals with ease.
30 Best Crockpot Recipes for Two People
- Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie (With Biscuits)
- Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup
- Slow Cooker Drip Beef Sandwiches
- Slow Cooker Broccoli and Cheese Soup
- Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken and Ranch Potatoes
- Mexican Shredded Beef in the Slow Cooker
- Slow-Cooker Teriyaki Ribs
- Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli
- Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin
- Slow Cooker Black-Eyed Peas & Short Ribs
- Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Casserole
- Slow Cooker Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs
- Crock Pot Loaded Baked Potato Soup
- Creamy Crockpot White Chicken Chili
- Slow Cooker Vegan Tikka Masala
- Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
- Crock Pot Swedish Meatballs
- Slow Cooker Chili
- Slow Cooker Stuffed Artichokes
- Slow Cooker Baked Beans
- Slow-Cooker Chicken Stroganoff
- Crock Pot Hawaiian Ribs
- Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken
- Asian Crockpot Meatballs
- Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Potatoes
- Carnitas (Mexican Slow Cooker Pulled Pork)
- Slow Cooker Osso Buco
- Crock Pot Chicken Alfredo
- Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken
- Pick your favorite recipe from this list to serve for tonight's dinner for two.
- Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
- Enjoy in no time!