5 Ingredient Instant Pot and Slow Cooker Recipes–When I think of instant pot and crockpot cooking I think “easy.” These recipes are easier than easy! With 5 ingredients or less they take minimal time to prepare. Many of these recipes have super easy ingredients that you already have in your pantry.
5 Ingredient Instant Pot and Slow Cooker Recipes
Adobo Chicken–A Filipino recipe of tender chicken thighs braised in vinegar and soy sauce with lots of garlic.
Cheater Beef Stew–if you’re looking for the easiest beef stew recipe you may have found it! No sauteing, chopping or browning. And best of all it tastes great!
Cheater Lasagna–if you love the flavors of lasagna but don’t like the effort it takes this recipe is for you!
Honey Mustard Chicken Sandwiches—tender shredded chicken coated with a honey mustard sauce and then served with pickles on top of freshly baked buns.
Creamy Salsa Chicken—tender bites of chicken with an amazing sauce of just 3 ingredients: salsa, lime juice, and sour cream.
No Peek Chicken–that easy 3-ingredient chicken and rice recipe from your childhood that has cream of mushroom soup in it. Only this time it’s made in your Instant Pot.
Taco Meatloaf–Ground beef is combined with crushed tortilla chips, salsa, and taco seasoning.
3-Ingredient Rump Roast–an easy beginner recipe for the Instant Pot or slow cooker. Beef pot roast is cooked until tender in the electric pressure cooker. If desired you can also make carrots and potatoes with the roast.
Hawaiian Chicken–a super fast and easy, 5-ingredient, dump and go recipe of slightly sweet chicken and pineapples.
Firecracker Chicken—sweet and spicy tender pieces of saucy chicken.
4-Ingredient Banana Bread—an easy recipe that uses a cake mix, some ripe bananas and your electric pressure cooker. This steamed banana bread is very moist, the consistency is more like a bread pudding than bread.
Salsa Rice–With just 5 ingredients and a few minutes you can make a delicious dinner that your family will love. A saucy, cheesy rice with browned sausage.
Enchilada Chicken–a fast and easy dump and go recipe. The saucy chicken can be served in tacos, burritos, salads, nachos, quesadillas or over rice.
Garlic Butter Corn on the Cob–sweet corn is slathered with minced fresh garlic, butter, salt and pepper. The easiest and tastiest corn on the cob! You’ll never go back boiling corn on the stove again.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Hummus–make a chocolate dip that’s a little healthier using chickpeas! This is great as a dip for fruit and pretzels. Dried chickpeas can be cooked very quickly in the Instant Pot.
3-Ingredient Chicken and Gravy–an almost embarrassingly easy recipe for a good old fashioned dinner. Serve the chicken and gravy over mashed potatoes, rice, noodles, toast or biscuits.
Salsa Verde Chicken is the perfect recipe to have in your back pocket on those days when you don’t have the time or energy to cook. With just 2 ingredients this recipe is quick and easy. It tastes great and can be served in many ways including over rice, in tacos, burritos or quesadillas or on top of salad.
5-Ingredient Pot Roast Dinner–a chuck roast is cooked until moist and tender in an hour in your Instant Pot (mine was frozen!) along with seasoned vegetables. The meal is finished off with homemade gravy.
3-Ingredient Lime Chicken Tacos (from frozen)–this is the easiest and tastiest shredded chicken that you can serve in tacos (or other ways). The best part is that you can use frozen chicken and it takes about 2 minutes of prep time.
Slow Cooker 2-Ingredient Balsamic Chicken–tender, moist bites of shredded chicken flavored with a light balsamic dressing. With literally only 2 ingredients and the fact that it’s made in the crockpot, this recipe couldn’t be easier to make. This balsamic chicken tastes great on salads, over rice or with a baked potato.
Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps–shredded chicken coated with buffalo sauce and topped with blue cheese crumbles is wrapped up in crisp lettuce leaves. You can make these flavorful lettuce wraps with just 4 ingredients.
Slow Cooker 2-Ingredient Coconut Pecan Fudge–if you’re looking for a way to make fudge that is so super easy that your 5-year-old kid could make it, you’ve found it. With just two ingredients, chocolate chips and frosting, this fudge couldn’t be simpler to make.
Ranch Mashed Potatoes–creamy, buttery mashed potatoes with flavorful ranch dressing mix that gives the potatoes a tangy twist. And they are made so fast in your electric pressure cooker!
Garlic Beef–fork tender roast beef that is flavored with garlic and other filipino adobo flavors.
Shredded BBQ Cream Cheese Chicken Recipe–tender chicken breasts mixed with cream cheese and BBQ sauce. This 3 ingredient chicken is addictive! Perfect to serve on sandwiches, rolled up in tortillas or on pizza.
Slow Cooker 3 Ingredient Cherry Dump Cake–all you need to make this recipe is a cake mix, cherry pie filling and butter. Dump all the ingredients in your slow cooker and turn it on. This recipe is so easy and hands off but tastes amazing especially when served with vanilla ice cream.
Pesto Mushroom Chicken–tender bites of chicken and mushrooms enveloped in a basil pesto sauce.
Instant Pot Marinated Pork Chops–The easiest pork chops ever. Plus they have tons of flavor!
3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Turkey Breast and Gravy: This slow cooker turkey breast is so super easy to make (it only has 3 ingredients) and turns out moist and flavorful every time. My favorite part of making turkey is the leftovers!
Easy Instant Pot Chicken Pesto Pasta–4 ingredient chicken and pasta with basil pesto sauce. Start with frozen chicken breasts and a few minutes later you’ll have an amazing dinner in front of you.
Creamy Mushroom Sauce Pork–the easiest recipe ever. With only 2 ingredients the prep for this pork dinner is minimal. Plus you make it in the slow cooker or Instant Pot so it’s completely a hands-off recipe.
Creamy Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate–this is the best hot chocolate of my life!
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