Give that smaller crock pot some love with one of these 35 easy everyday recipes. All with easy to follow step by step photo instructions.
Welcome to my collection of recipes for smaller crock pots. While I'm aiming for the 3-4 quart crockpots, all my recipes can be adjusted in the recipe card for a different number of servings for other size crock pots.
Please enjoy this collection and pin the graphic at the bottom of the page for rapid access, I have provided a Jump Index to get you where you want to go on this long page.
A crock pot will make your life easier, but in a smaller household, large six to seven-quart crock pots are just too big for common use. You only have so much freezer space.
The tiny 1-2 quart crock pots are not very useful. Even when cooking for one, the maximum amount you can make seems out of proportion to the work involved. A slightly bigger crock pot in the 3-4 quart range will be a more useful tool and offer a few leftovers so needed on smaller households.
A 3-4 quart crock pots are "just right" most of the time in a smaller household. Many are super cheap, but remember, you will have this for years so spend a few dollars more and get one you can keep and use. I have the one I use in The Cooking for Two Shop if you are interested.
I love Italian, and you can check out all the Italian recipes in the Italian Catagory, but there are the ones I specifically make in smaller crock pots. The first is one of my favorite recipes on the entire blog.
Tex Mex Recipes
The Tex-Mex section may be out of proportion to the others, mainly due to my addiction to Tex-Mex foods and tastes. Just because we are cooking for smaller households, we can still have great taste.
Here are the Tex Mex recipes I cook in a smaller crock pot, but you can see all the recipes in the Tex Mex Catagory.
Yes, Chinese food is great in a crock pot. Here are my specific smaller crock pot recipes but you will find all my Chinese recipes in the Chinese Catagory. Remember, all recipes card are easy to adjust the ingredients for the number of servings you want.
Chili is great in a crock pot. The first two are specifically for smaller crock pots and two of the best chilis you will ever make. The next two are very simple to cut in half. Check out all the great chili recipes in the Chili Catagory.
All chili recipes are easy to cut in half, but these two are two that are extremely popular on the blog and are very simple to adjust down.
Like Chili recipes, soup is just great in a crock pot. These three are designed for the smaller crock pot. Check out all the great soups in the Soup Catagory. Remember, all recipes cards are easy to adjust the ingredients for the number of servings you want.
Main Dishes/BBQ/Mac and Cheese
Here is a variety of there smaller crock pot recipes from a variety of categories. There is BBQ, Casseroles, Pork Chops, and Mac and Cheese
Candy and Dessert Recipes
A great way to end the day, something sweet. We all love a great dessert and check out more dessert recipes in the Dessert Category.
The candy recipes are all gift giving worth for the holiday season. Check out more candy recipes in the Candy Category.
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