30 Best Comfort Crockpot Recipes For Two People (Who Love Leftovers)

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30 Best Comfort Crockpot Recipes For Two
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Delicious dinners for when you're short on time & few in numbers.

When you want a hassle-free, comforting dinner, the crockpot is your friend. And when you're only cooking for two people, you can use pared-down portions to make filling (but manageable) slow-cooked meals you'll both love.

Crockpots make it easy to save time, money, and energy. You spend a little time in the morning prepping, and then when you get home, the crockpot's done all the work and dinner is ready — and perfectly scaled for two.

If you're looking for the best crockpot recipes where you can really great set-it-and-forget-it, look no further. Here are 15 crockpot recipes for two, full of comfort and perfect for two people who love leftovers.

1. Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

What's better than takeout? Knowing your crockpot is working away at a delicious Chinese-inspired meal for you in your home. The flavors in this beef and broccoli are spot on, and when you get home the whole place will smell amazing.


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2. Osso Buco

Osso Buco may sound fancy, but its name is the only thing fancy about it. All you need to do is brown the veal, dump it in the crockpot with everything else, and then let the cooker do its thing.

3. Mango Chicken Curry

Let's face it: as magical as the crockpot is, it can sometimes be guilty of melding a bunch of delicious flavors into a monotonous gloop. There's no risk of gloop-factor with this surprising curry. The brightness of the mango really wakes this chicken dish up!

4. Slow-Cooked Sunday Chicken

Who doesn't love a roasted chicken with potatoes and vegetables at the end of the weekend? Anyone who wants to enjoy their Sunday, that's who. Replicate the flavors of a Sunday chicken dinner with this super-easy slow cooker version.

5. Beef Stroganoff

This rich stew is the perfect antidote to a chilly day — not surprising since the dish comes from Russia, where there are plenty of chilly days to fill. Don't worry about plowing through leftovers with this recipe though. You can satisfy your craving and move right on.

6. Carne Asada Nachos

Jessica from How Sweet Eats says this dish can serve "4 comfortably, 2 obnoxiously." But when it comes to nacho consumption, why would you want to be anything besides obnoxious?

7. Crockpot Ramen Noodle Soup

A hearty ramen is the best cure-all for cold weather. This version takes advantage of the crockpot's ability to cook the pork low and slow throughout the day, making an amazing broth as it does its thing. Just add the noodles and other fixings and slurp it up!

8. Mushroom Slow Cooker Chicken

This is truly the easiest version of one of the best crockpot recipes, and is probably slow cooking in its purest form. You only need three ingredients, and one of them is (of course) a can of creamy soup. Dump it all in the pot and forget about it until you're hungry.

9. Easy Chicken Crockpot Dinner

Not only is this dinner easy, it's super budget friendly too. It makes use of chicken thighs, frozen vegetables, and a bunch of seasonings you probably already have in your pantry.

10. Easy Beef Fajitas

These fajitas literally take 10 minutes to toss together in the morning, and then when you get home you have flavorful, delicious fajita filling waiting for you. Just spoon into tortillas and enjoy.

11. Easy as 1-2-3 Pineapple Chicken

If you're stumped on what to make for dinner, look no further than this fresh and flavorful chicken dinner for two. It's a classic Hawaiian dish perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth.

12. Orange Garlic Chicken

This orange chicken recipe is nothing sure of restaurant quality. Serve it up during a quiet night at home when you're too cozy to leave the house for a busy Chinese restaurant.

13. Crockpot Mongolian Beef

Everything about this recipe is perfect for the crockpot. The meat gets fall-apart tender, the sauce is both savory and sweet, and the whole dish takes about five minutes to put together in the morning.

14. Beef Stew

Beef stew is full of hearty flavor and stick-to-your-bones goodness. The rich gravy that this recipe makes is perfect over egg noodles or served as a sauce to dip some crusty French bread in.

15. Crockpot Bread Pudding

Did you know you can make a warm and gooey dessert like bread pudding in the crockpot? It's a hands-off way to make an effortless, impressive dessert — you just put the bread pudding mixture into ramekins and then bake them in a water bath in the slow cooker. Genius!


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And if you're someone who likes leftovers, check out these additional crockpot recipes for two:

16. Beef Ragu with Pappardelle

A hearty pasta sauce that's melt-in-your-mouth good and full of healthy flavors sounds too good to be true, right? Not really — you just need a few minutes for prep and a trusty crockpot to meld everything into deliciousness.

17. Autumn Pumpkin Chili

There's something about coming out of the crisp air into a house filled with warm chili aroma cooking away that makes fall weather and crockpots just go together. This chili even packs a little pumpkin in it, to play up the fall feelings even more.

18. Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas

Enchiladas take a little more effort of rolling and stacking on the front end, but the back end is so delicious it's totally worth it. Use a rotisserie chicken and store-bought enchilada sauce to cut down on time.

19. Red Wine Short Ribs

Get a little fancy by making short ribs in the crockpot. They're good enough for company, no joke. Your guests won't be able to help themselves from exclaiming, "they’re so tender!" once they bite into one of these ribs.

20. Slow Cooker Taco Lasagna

It's the very best of everything! Slow cooker? Check. Tacos? Double Check. LASAGNA? Triple check. This meal is sure to please everyone and comes together in no time for an easy weeknight go-to.

21. Healthier Crockpot Butter Chicken

This chicken dish is so easy it's almost embarrassing. Plus, a healthy dollop of Greek yogurt cuts down on calories and keeps this meal creamy and delicious.

22. Slow Cooker Jambalaya

A good Jambalaya is pure magic (or maybe it's pure Voodoo?). And the secret to making this Jambalaya is letting all the flavors stew together in your crockpot all day long. You'll go crazy for how good this is.

23. Smoky Bacon Whiskey Meatballs

Bacon and whiskey in meatballs? These would be great for a tailgate or potluck, but portion off a few for a quick and saucy dinner before you go around giving out these meatballs at parties.

24. Slow Cooker Lo Mein

Load up on veggies (or get rid of a bunch of leftover ones) with this super easy, flavorful lo mein. Add sesame seeds and green onions just before serving to give the dish a little crunch.

25. Crockpot Baked Potatoes

Baking potatoes takes too much time, having the oven on so high makes the whole house sweaty, and then all you get are potatoes. But "baking" them in the crockpot is a whole different thing entirely. Then all you have to do is pull some fixings out of the fridge and dinner is served.

26. Chicken Burrito Bowls

This is a perfect recipe for the crockpot. The chicken gets cooked in a flavorful tomato and cumin broth, which eventually gets absorbed into the rice for a delicious, well-balanced meal.

27. Chicken Parmesan Pasta

Save time and make this favorite Italian dish in the crockpot! This recipes is great for when it's cold and you want some comfort food, or for when it's hot and you don't want to turn on the oven.

28. Chicken Alfredo Tortellini

If you want to change up your normal routine of dumping chicken and some sort of creamy soup into your slow cooker, here's a great way to do it. Instead of soup, this recipe uses Alfredo sauce!

29. Crockpot Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

Why not make a casserole in the crockpot? This cheesy, bacon-y chicken casserole uses just five ingredients. And one of them is frozen tater tots, so you know it's gonna be good.

30. Pulled Pork Sandwiches

The crockpot was maybe invented to make pulled pork sandwiches. Okay, I'm sure that's a stretch, but it's the kind of thing that makes you so happy to have a slow cooker. The pork shoulder comes out sweet, tangy, and just a little bit sloppy — just as it should be.


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Catherine LeFebvre is a writer and editor living in LA with her goldendoodle, Grover Cleveland. Her husband and son live with them too. She’s done time with Martha Stewart (here, not here), Food Network, and Nickelodeon. You can follow her on Instagram @discolefebvre.

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