25+ Great Slow Cooker Meals Just Right for Two People

25+ Great Slow Cooker Meals Just Right for Two People

The slow cooker was my best friend when I was a single working mom raising 3 kids. All it took to get dinner on the table was a tiny bit of work in the morning and then we’d all come home to a delicious-smelling house and a meal we could dig into right away. What a win!

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My situation has changed radically since those days. None of my kids live at home, I work at home all day, and the only people I’m feeding at dinnertime are my husband and myself.

The slow cooker is still one of my favorite tools though. After my husband leaves for work, I can get everything into the slow cooker and serve it up when he gets home. These days, though, I’m using different recipes. I can be a little more adventurous in what I serve since I only have to please my husband and me rather than looking for dinners that can please three picky eaters.  And I cook in smaller quantities now. When I was feeding two teenage boys, the first thing I checked when I looked at a recipe was how many servings it provided and the more the better. Now, the perfect slow cooker meal is one that’s tasty and healthy and provides just enough for one dinner with enough leftovers for lunch down the road.

I’ve compiled a list of over 25 recipes from around the Internet that are just perfect for two people. What are your favorite go-to slow cooker meals?

Light Thai Yellow Curry in a Crockpot

Nikki at Tikkido has a slow cooker Thai curry that’s a little lighter in calories than the usual fare. If I’d served this to my kids, I’m sure at least one would have complained about the spiciness but it’s just perfect for my husband and me.

Light Thai Yellow Curry - 25+ Great Slow Cooker Meals Just Right for Two People

Light Thai Yellow Curry in a Crockpot | Tikkido.com

Mango Chicken Curry

I can’t wait to try this paleo-friendly Mango Chicken Curry. This recipe can be cooked in a slow cooker or a pressure cooker like the Instant Pot. I really like that you can easily adjust the number of servings you want to make with this recipe – perfect for when you want to cook something small.

Mango Chicken Curry 25+ Great Slow Cooker Meals Just Right for Two People

Mango Chicken Curry | From Pasta to Paleo

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

My kids would have turned up their nose at this simple Indian dish, but my husband and I can’t get enough of it. Perfect for two.

Crockpot Chicken Tikka Masala - 25+ Great Slow Cooker Meals Just Right for Two People

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala | Table for Two Blog

Crock Pot Cubed Steak with Gravy

Cubed Steak just like Mom used to make. I usually make this with noodles but it would be delicious over mashed potatoes as well.

Slow Cooker Cube Steak and Gravy - 25+ Great Slow Cooker Meals Just Right for Two People

Crock Pot Cubed Steak with Gravy | The Country Cook

Crockpot Pizza Casserole with Chicken

This low-carb and gluten-free chicken dish makes a perfect dinner when served with a side salad.

Crock Pot Pizza Casserole Chicken - 25+ Great Slow Cooker Meals Just Right for Two People

Crockpot Pizza Casserole with Chicken | Low Carb Yum

Whole 30 Crockpot Pulled Pork & Spuds

Here’s your proof that healthy meals can still be easy and delicious. And isn’t it beautiful?

 - 25+ Great Slow Cooker Meals Just Right for Two People

Whole 30 Crockpot Pulled Pork & Spuds | Recipe This

Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowl

This is my idea of the perfect slow cooker meal. It’s a one pot meal and the leftovers make a great lunch the next day.

Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowl - - 25+ Great Slow Cooker Meals Just Right for Two People

Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowl | Drugstore Divas

Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings

The serving size says 6 but both my husband and I would totally finish all of this delicious comfort food.

Chicken and Dumplings - - 25+ Great Slow Cooker Meals Just Right for Two People

Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings | Merry About Town

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup

This filling soup is worth Zero Weight Watchers points!  And this soup is even better the next day for lunch.

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup - - 25+ Great Slow Cooker Meals Just Right for Two People

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup | Penny Pitcher Jenny

Tomato Basil Steak

This recipe uses flat-iron steak that would be perfect for an easy, special dinner.

Tomato Basil Steak - - 25+ Great Slow Cooker Meals Just Right for Two People

Tomato Basil Steak | Taste of Home

Crock Pot Beef Stew for Two

Imagine coming home to the delicious smells of this beef stew wafting through your house. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

Crock Pot Beef Stew for Two - - 25+ Great Slow Cooker Meals Just Right for Two People

Crock Pot Beef Stew for Two | Small Town Woman

Crock Pot Three Bean Turkey Chili

Chili is one of my favorite things to make in the slow cooker. This one starts out healthy so you can pile on all your favorite toppings without feeling guilty.

Crock Pot 3 Bean Turkey Chili - - 25+ Great Slow Cooker Meals Just Right for Two People

Crock Pot Three Bean Turkey Chili | 101 Cooking for Two

White Chicken Chili for Two

I told you chili is one of my favorite things to make in the slow cooker! This white chicken chili is super creamy and full of flavor.

White Chicken Chili for Two - - 25+ Great Slow Cooker Meals Just Right for Two People

White Chicken Chili for Two | Sunny Side Ups

Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

Why order takeout when you can come home to this tasty dish and eat right away? Just add a side of rice and you’re ready to go.

Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli - 25+ Great Slow Cooker Meals Just Right for Two People

Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli | Damn Delicious

Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken

Another one of my take-out favorites made easy in the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken - - 25+ Great Slow Cooker Meals Just Right for Two People

Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken | Healthy Delicacies

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

French Dip Sandwiches are one of my favorite go-to comfort foods so I love being able to make these at home. These are tender and juicy which is how you want your sandwich to be!

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches - - 25+ Great Slow Cooker Meals Just Right for Two People

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches | The Blond Cook

Slow Cooker Creole Cornish Hens

These Cornish Hens are easy to make and are perfect for a romantic meal just for two.

Slow Cooker Creole Cornish Hens - - 25+ Great Slow Cooker Meals Just Right for Two People

Slow Cooker Creole Cornish Hens | Fit Slow Cooker Queen

Crock-Pot Red Beans and Rice

You might have some leftovers with this recipe, but they’ll be gone in a couple of days.

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice - - 25+ Great Slow Cooker Meals Just Right for Two People

Crock-Pot Red Beans and Rice | Gimme Some Oven

Uncooked Macaroni Crock Pot Mac and Cheese

You don’t even need to cook the noodles first for this bad boy. Easy and creamy: the perfect mac and cheese to serve as an entree.

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese - - 25+ Great Slow Cooker Meals Just Right for Two People

Uncooked Macaroni Crock Pot Mac and Cheese | 101 Cooking for Two

Ranch Onion Chicken and Potatoes

This is a great meal for those days you wake up and don’t know what you should make for dinner that night. You probably have most of the ingredients on hand already. Just thaw out two chicken breasts and you’re good to go!

Ranch Onion Chicken and Potatoes - - 25+ Great Slow Cooker Meals Just Right for Two People

Ranch Onion Chicken and Potatoes | Strutting with a Stroller

Broccoli Cheese Casserole for Two

This dish is downright decadent!

Broccoli Cheese Casserole for Two - 25+ Great Slow Cooker Meals Just Right for Two People

Broccoli Cheese Casserole for Two | Loaves and Dishes

Crock Pot Steak Fajitas

I’ve made this for my husband and me a few times. The recipe says it serves 6-8 but somehow there’s usually only enough left over for lunch the next day.

Crock Pot Steak Fajitas - 25+ Great Slow Cooker Meals Just Right for Two People

Crock Pot Steak Fajitas | Genius Kitchen

Slow Cooker Coconut Cilantro Curry Shrimp

This dish recipe only takes a few hours to cook so you can’t leave it in the slow cooker all day while you head out for work, but it’s a great easy meal for Sunday night. Set up, forget it for a while, and dig in.

Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken - 25+ Great Slow Cooker Meals Just Right for Two People

Slow Cooker Coconut Cilantro Curry Shrimp | Fit Slow Cooker Queen

Slow Cooker Pot Roast for Two

One of my first attempts at cooking for two in the slow cooker. It’s still a family favorite.

Slow Cooker Pot Roast for Two - 25+ Great Slow Cooker Meals Just Right for Two People

Slow Cooker Pot Roast for Two | Midlife Rambler

Crock Pot Meals for Two

Great minds think alike! Laura at Almost Empty Nest is reworking some of her favorite slow-cooker recipes to serve two. I can’t wait to try her Beef Stroganoff.

Crock Pot Meals for Two | Almost Empty Nest

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Tasty, easy and healthy slow cooker meals that are just enough to feed two people. Great for empty nesters and other couples without kids at home.

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