Crockpot Recipes for Two

 

I have started reworking some of our favorite recipes into crockpot recipes for two people instead of five because my husband and I are finding ourselves without our kids at meal times more and more. This used to be such a rare occurrence that we went out to dinner when they were not with us. But now it is happening once or week or more. I cannot remember what we ate for dinner before we had children, but it probably was not anything I wish to duplicate now!

 

For more recipes: 20 Recipes for Two

You will also love: Tips and Tricks to Make Cooking for Two Easy

and The Best Cooking for Two Cookbook

Crockpot Meals for Two

 

 

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The convenience and ease of a slow cooker is not something I want to give up even if I am not cooking for a crowd. Below you will find my adapted recipes for Beef Stroganoff, Chicken Tacos, and Chili.

 

I am currently cooking my way through: “The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook: 650 Recipes for Everything You'll Ever Want to Make.”  This cookbook contains 20 Slow Cooker Favorites adapated for 2 people.

I have a 6 quart All-Clad Slow Cooker. It handles smaller recipes great!

 

Beef Stroganoff for Two


Course Main Course
Keyword Beef Stroganoff for Two

Ingredients

  • 1 lb cubed beef stew meat
  • 1 10.75 oz can condensed Golden Mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • wide egg noodles
  • 2 oz cream cheese

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in the slow cooker except noodles and cream cheese. (If you desire, you can brown the meat first, but it is not necessary.) Salt and Pepper the meat.

  2. Cook on low for 8 hours. (Or on high for 4 hours).

  3. Cook about 1/2 the noodles according to the package directions. Save the remaining noodles to cook and eat with the leftover meat.

  4. Stir the cream cheese into the meat sauce just before serving.

  5. Serve the meat and sauce on top of the noodles.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from All Recipes

 

Chicken Tacos

Course Main Course
Keyword Chicken Tacos for Two

Ingredients

  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 4 oz Zesty Italian Dressing
  • 3/4 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 packet Ranch Dressing mix
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • Taco shells
  • Taco toppings

Instructions

  1. Place everything but the shells and toppings in the slow cooker. Stir the ingredients a little to combine.

  2. Set the slow cooker to the low setting and cook for about 5 hours.

  3. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and place on a cutting board. Shred the chicken.

  4. Cook the taco shells according to the package directions.

  5. Put the meat and toppings into the taco shells.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Chef In Training

Chili for Two

Course Main Course
Keyword Chili for Two

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp + 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 can Beans (optional)

Instructions

  1. Brown meat and onion with the salt and pepper. Transfer to a slow cooker.

  2. Add tomato sauce, beans, and spices. Add broth from cooking meat to thin to desired consistency.
  3. Cook on low 6-8 hours.

  4. Serve with toppings of your choice. (Ideas: Fritos, crackers, shredded cheese, purple onion)

These Crockpot Recipes for Two are great, not only for empty nesters, but also for college students and anyone who does not need to feed an entire family. I modified the chicken tacos and beef stroganoff instructions for those with very little cooking experience for my son when he moved into his first apartment. Those recipes can be found in my First Apartment Care Package post.

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