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  1. Don't go by the name, these dump recipes make fantastic meals. From dinner to dessert, these dishes are so easy
  2. 1. Chocolate Pudding Dump Cake
  3. 2. Twenty Minute Tortellini Bake
  4. 3. Slow Cooker Steak with Gravy
  5. 4. Pumpkin Dump Cake
  6. 5. Strawberry Lemon Dump Cake
  7. 6. Crockpot Apple Cinnamon Dump Cake
  8. 7. Blueberry Dump Cake
  9. 8. Pumpkin Dump Cake
  10. 9. Crockpot Beef Stroganoff
  11. 10. Easy Mexican Chicken Lasagna
  12. 11. General Tsaos Chicken
  13. 12. Chicken and Swiss Casserole
  14. 13. Slow Cooker Root Vegetable Stew
  15. 14. Slow Cooker Sweet Fire Chicken
  16. 15. Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken
  17. 16. Crockpot Split Pea Soup
  18. 17. White Chicken Chili
  19. 18. Slow Cooker Potato and Corn Chowder
  20. 19. Crockpot Minestrone
  21. 20. Slow Cooker Veggie Omelette
  22. 21. Cherry Dump Cake
  23. 22. Pumpkin Dump Cake
  24. 23. Crockpot Shredded Chicken
  25. Make a stress free dinner with these great products:
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  27. Plus, you don't want to miss 22 Quick and Easy Weeknight Meal Ideas...

Don’t go by the name, these dump recipes make fantastic meals. From dinner to dessert, these dishes are so easy

While the name “dump recipes” may not sound all that appealing, just wait til you taste them! Busy families love how easy and fast they are to make, too.

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And who couldn’t use a little more time in the day for other things?

We’ve rounded up some awesome dump recipes from desserts to main dishes to soups, chili, chowder, casseroles and more.

Personally, I have my eye on that pumpkin dump cake!

23 Easy Dump Recipes

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Chocolate Pudding Dump Cake

1. Chocolate Pudding Dump Cake

From Buns in My Oven

This 4-ingredient chocolate pudding dump cake is perfect for busy days—just dump the ingredients, mix and bake.

In about 30 minutes, you’ll be enjoying some fudgy, chocolatey goodness and can share if you want to!


2. Twenty Minute Tortellini Bake

From This Gal Cooks

Busy weeknights can be rescued with this 5-ingredient and done in twenty minutes tortellini bake. Only ten minutes to prep and another ten minutes to bake.

You can make ingredient adjustments to keep it vegetarian or add meat for some additional protein power. It serves 6!


3. Slow Cooker Steak with Gravy

From Recipes that Crock

Imagine being able to get the flavor and texture of an expensive roast, without the hefty price tag. This slow cooker steak with gravy dish may just help you with that.

This recipe features flat iron steak cut into serving size pieces layered in the bottom of a slow cooker (try this awesome recipe for steak quesadillas, too!) (try this awesome recipe for steak quesadillas, too!).

Cream of mushroom soup, onion soup mix and water are dumped into the cooker for 6-8 hours of cooking on low.

Pumpkin Dump Cake

4. Pumpkin Dump Cake

From Lo0

This pumpkin dump cake recipe isn’t just perfect for fall, you can make it anytime! Mix up the bulk of the ingredients to form a batter. Sprinkle dry cake mix on top, followed by pecans! Top with melted butter prior to baking. Mmmm, can’t you almost taste it?

Strawberry Lemon Dump Cake

5. Strawberry Lemon Dump Cake

From Diary of a Recipe Collector

The beauty of a dump cake is the ease of preparation and the fact that most ingredients are few and commonly found on hand.

This strawberry lemon dump cake involves literally pouring/sprinkling the ingredients into the pan before baking. I think I can handle that, and so can you!

Crockpot Apple Cinnamon Dump Cake

6. Crockpot Apple Cinnamon Dump Cake

From 365ish Pins

You may be surprised to learn that you only need 5 ingredients and a crockpot to make up your very own apple cinnamon dump cake.

Let that sink in. Cake in a crockpot? Yes!

When you see how simple the ingredients are (including a cake mix) and how easy the prep is (literally dump the ingredients into the crockpot), you’ll want to hug me for sharing.

Blueberry Dump Cake

7. Blueberry Dump Cake

From Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Like most dump cake recipes, this blueberry dump cake recipe involves “dumping” fruit pie filling in the bottom of a baking dish, followed by sprinkling and spreading the rest of the ingredients on top.

This recipe uses canned blueberry pie filling and fresh blueberries, as well as crushed pineapple and a sprinkling of coconut. (Of course butter and a yellow cake mix are staples of most dump cake recipes, this one included.)

Doesn’t it sound divine?

Pumpkin Dump Cake

8. Pumpkin Dump Cake

From yourcupofcake

You’ll definitely want to kick off the “pumpkin everything” season with this pumpkin dump cake.

While there is a little bit of mixing involved in this recipe, it is almost as simple as a traditional dump cake recipe.

We’re certain you will love the deliciousness of pumpkin pie filling paired with a layer of sweet cream cheese and topped off with a crunchy cake mix crumble.

You’ll especially love that making it doesn’t involve much fuss.

Crockpot Beef Stroganoff

9. Crockpot Beef Stroganoff

From Recipe Swagger

This crockpot beef stroganoff recipe tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen.

Seven of the ingredients, including stew meat can cook right in the crockpot. Egg noodles are prepared separately, just prior to eating.

Easy Mexican Chicken Lasagna

10. Easy Mexican Chicken Lasagna

From Menu Musings of a Modern American Mom

The concept behind this easy Mexican chicken lasagna, was mix, layer, and bake. And the ingredients are customizable to fit picky eaters.

The layers include tortillas and a creamy filling mixture (chicken, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, nacho cheese, tomatoes and cilantro), plus corn, black beans, cheese and a variety of garnishes.

General Tsaos Chicken

11. General Tsaos Chicken

From The Recipe Critic

Skip the takeout and eat in tonight with this easy-to-make General Tso’s Chicken recipe.

Tender chicken, slow-cooked to perfection, marinated in a savory sauce with just enough heat, makes for an amazing Asian dish.

You’ll love the versatility in being able to cook it quickly on the stove or in a crockpot throughout the day.

Chicken and Swiss Casserole

12. Chicken and Swiss Casserole

From Table for Seven

Perfect for any night of the week, this chicken and Swiss casserole is comfort food at its best.

The Swiss cheese adds the perfect amount of flavor to a creamy dish with a bit of crunch.

It’s an easy dump recipe that requires mixing some basic ingredients, pouring them into a baking dish and baking. So easy.

Slow Cooker Root Vegetable Stew

13. Slow Cooker Root Vegetable Stew

From Gimme Me Some Oven

Looking for a way to use up some of your seasonal root veggies? This slow cooker root vegetable stew recipe can help with that.

You can use whatever root veggies you have on hand, but this recipe features: butternut squash, Yukon potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, and parsnips.

A little kale, some seasonings and vegetable stock later and you’ve got one delicious meal. The bulk of the prep work was just chopping the veggies. The slow cooker does the rest!

Slow Cooker Sweet Fire Chicken

14. Slow Cooker Sweet Fire Chicken

From Crème de la Crumb

Now you can enjoy the sweet and spicy taste of Asian chicken made from the comforts of your own home.

This slow cooker sweet fire chicken recipe only takes 10 minutes of prep time before the bulk of the cooking is left for the slow cooker.

Add it over freshly steamed rice for a healthy dinner option.

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

15. Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

From Damn Delicious

Don’t you love recipes that can be prepped ahead, dumped in the crock pot and left to cook while you spend your day doing something that doesn’t involve cooking?

This slow cooker honey sesame chicken recipes is one of those recipes. You’re welcome. It really is a no-fuss, family friendly recipe.

Crockpot Split Pea Soup

16. Crockpot Split Pea Soup

From Family Fresh Meals

Soup’s on, or can be in a jiffy with this easy crockpot split pea soup recipe.

Simply chop your veggies and turkey bacon, and add the rest of the ingredient staples to your crockpot.

The most difficult part of this process is deciding how soon you want to eat—4-5 hours later on high or 7-8 hours later on low.

White Chicken Chili

17. White Chicken Chili

From Gimme Some Oven

White chicken chili! Add this 5 ingredient recipe to your dinner menu.

Add the few simple ingredients to a pot on the stove for a quick 15 minute fix, or let them simmer all day in the crockpot.

Make a double batch and freeze some for later.

White Chicken Chili

18. Slow Cooker Potato and Corn Chowder

From Damn Delicious

When we say this is the easiest potato and corn chowder you’ve ever made, we mean it.

Just dump all of the ingredients into your slow cooker (except butter and cream).

Let it cook on high for 4 hours, and add the butter and cream at the end! Easy, right?

Crockpot Minestrone

19. Crockpot Minestrone

From How Sweet It Is

This crockpot minestrone soup screams spring.

Plus, it’s so easy to make that you can literally throw the majority of the ingredients into the crockpot and let them cook before coming back and adding the final ingredients about 15 minutes prior to eating.

Don’t you love a good “set it and forget it” meal?

Slow Cooker Veggie Omelette

20. Slow Cooker Veggie Omelette

From Diethood

This slow cooker veggie omelet is about to rock your world! Talk about savory goodness that is simple to make.

And when I say simple, I mean dump all of the ingredients in the slow cooker and walk away for two hours, simple.

While it is a great recipe for any morning, it is especially great for those busy holiday mornings!

Cherry Dump Cake

21. Cherry Dump Cake

From Kitchen Nostalgia

If you are looking for a truly effortless dessert, this cherry dump cake may be it.

You simply dump cherry pie filling into the bottom of a baking dish/pan and finish by dumping the remaining mixed ingredients on top before baking for about an hour.

How is that for minimal effort?

Pumpkin Dump Cake

22. Pumpkin Dump Cake

From 365ish Pins

A great substitute for pumpkin pie during the fall, this pumpkin dump cake may just be the easiest and most popular dish you make all season!

It features a yellow cake mix and pumpkin puree, plus 6 additional ingredients: eggs, butter, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, evaporated milk and toffee bits.

Crock Pot Shredded Chicken

23. Crockpot Shredded Chicken

From Recipes that Crock

This crockpot shredded chicken recipe is one of those foolproof, go-to family recipes that is perfect for an easy dinner any night of the week and can be prepared in bulk for freezer meals.

Full of flavor, the shredded chicken can be used on quesadillas, in sandwiches, or added to a casserole.

Best of all—it only requires 3 ingredients dumped into your crockpot set to low for 6-8 hours.

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