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Less than 3 hours slow cooker recipes

If you have no time during the week, this is the ultimate list for less than 3 hours slow cooker recipes.

We all have busy schedules during the week and it might get difficult to plan slow cooker recipes.

Keep in mind that the best part of the slow cooker is that you do not need to keep and eye on it while cooking. You arrive home, prepare the recipe on the slow cooker and can go to that pottery course, gym, take kids to swimming lessons… by the time you get back home, dinner is ready.

Of course to be able to do that we need “short or quick” slow cooker recipes, so less that 3 hours recipes are perfect for that.

Let me inspire you with less than 3 hours slow cooker recipes with weekly meals.


Slow cooker crustless quiche

Crustless quiche are a great healthy dinner idea than can be adjusting to use seasonal vegetables or almost any leftover in your fridge.

Basic recipe has 4 eggs and 400 g of cottage, the rest can be adjusted. Use your favourite vegetables, leftover veggies in the fridge or any of these combinations:

  • Green asparagus and mushrooms
  • Leek and ham
  • Mushrooms and spinach
  • Pear, leek and bacon
  • Salmon and spinach

Cook on HIGH for 2 hours and 30 mins.


Slow cooker chickpea and spinach stew

Easy way to eat legumes.

TIP for a quick slow cooker version: Use canned chickpeas and cook for 2 hours on HIGH. The result is as good 🙂


Easy slow cooker fish

A great way to eat fish, 2 hours on HIGH.


Chicken curry – one pot version

Perfect weekly meal to eat with some rice or roasted vegetables.

You can make a quicker version and just make a one pot slow cooker version: Place ALL the ingredients on the slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 2 hours and 30 mins.


Moroccan style chicken – one pot style

For a one pot version, place all the ingredients on the slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 2 hours and 30 mins.


Basic minced beef recipe

You can use it to make stuffed pepper, potatoes, lasagna, moussaka…

3 hours on HIGH.


Juiciest meatballs with ricotta

Best and juiciest meatballs, 3 hours on HIGH.


Easiest cold meat for your sandwich or salad

Chicken cold meat, 100% homemade.

1 hour and 30 mins on LOW.


There is always time for something sweet

Pear and chocolate cake – 2 hours on HIGH

Pumpkin and chocolate cake – 1 hour and 45 mins on HIGH


Quick weekend or date night recipe

Homemade fondue and a nice wine, what else?

50 mins on HIGH.

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