What are the best 2qt slow cooker recipes?

In this article, we will answer the question “What are the best 2qt slow cooker recipes?”, and how to make 2-quart slow cooker spicy chili? 

What are the best 2qt slow cooker recipes?

Herby slow cooker baby potatoes

Baby potatoes slowly cooked in the herby sauce are packed with flavor and deliciousness. Slow cooking the baby potatoes prevents them from getting too brown too quickly from the outside.

Honey garlic crockpot meatballs

The sauce here is the star of the show. It is a combination of brown sugar, honey, ketchup, soy sauce, and garlic. It morphs into a sticky glaze as it cooks and flavors the meatballs. This dish makes for a great appetizer or even a main dish. 

Slow cooker mini chocolate chips muffins 

Slow cooker mini chocolate chips muffins are a delight for those with a sweet tooth. Opt for bigger chocolate chunks if you like pops of chocolate melting in your mouth.

Crockpot express banana bread bites

This banana bread turns out so moist and delicious. This recipe works great for breakfast or even for snacking if you are a banana bread fan. 

Crockpot teriyaki steak bites 

The thick sauce of this steak is an amalgam of sesame oil, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, water, honey, brown sugar, pepper, and sesame seeds. Pour the sauce over the soft tenderloin and chop it into bite-sized pieces to complete the recipe. Do not worry, the slow cooker does not dry out the steak as long as you are doing it right.

Crockpot kielbasa sausage appetizer 

The secret of the syrupiness of this recipe lies in the sauce which is a heavenly mix of BBQ sauce, pepper jelly, brown sugar, honey, and red pepper flakes. The sweet and sour balance in this dish leaves you in awe.

Crockpot little smokies

Crockpot Little smokies are just cocktail sausages cooked in or served with lots of tangy BBQ sauce. This recipe is a perfect blend of sour and sweet and works great for an appetizer or a quick snack.

Slow cooker baby carrots with honey and brown sugar 

Baby carrots slathered in a buttery glaze make this dish irresistible. Opt for baby carrots for they have a natural sweetness to them.

Easy crockpot fondue 

Opt for a block of cheese that you shred yourself and beer instead of wine if you choose to make this recipe. The reason is that pre-shredded cheese does not melt and the wine does not impart the desired depth to the flavor profile. 

Crockpot cheese dip 

This rich and decadent dip is made with bacon, cheddar, and ranch. Always opt for low-sodium bacon and steer clear of using the pre-shredded cheese stuff. It does not quite hit the spot in addition to not melting the way it should.

Steel-cut oatmeal crockpot directions 

If you do not get the hype about the overnight or cold oats, this recipe is your calling. For this recipe, you let the ingredients cook overnight and wake up to warm, sweet, tasty oats.

Apple butterscotch crisp

There isn’t a better dou than caramel and apples. The sweetness of the caramel sauce balances the tart and spicy flavor of the apple crisps. You will need to add butterscotch pudding to the slow cooker before the cooking process. You can top up on the amount of caramel if you like. 

How to make 2-quart slow cooker spicy chili?


  • 1 (14.5-oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1(15-oz) can kidney beans
  • 1 (5-oz) can tomato sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • ½ cup onion, diced
  • ¼ green bell pepper, minced
  • ½ pounds ground beef
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Preheat the slow cooker while you prepare the ingredients.
  1. In a 2-quart slow cooker, dump the kidney beans, drained, diced tomatoes with juice, tomato sauce, chili powder, garlic sauce, and minced garlic to a 2-quart slow cooker.
  1. Saute the green peppers and onions in olive oil over medium heat for about 2-3 minutes. Then add this sauteed mixture into the slow cooker as well.
  1. In the same pan that you used for sauteeing, brown the beef and drain off the excess grease. Add the browned beef to the slow cooker.
  1. Shut the slow cooker tight and let everything cook overnight on low for about 5-6 hours.

Nutrition information 

Yield: 3

Serving size: 2

A single serving of the 2-quart slow cooker spicy chili offers the following nutrients. 

Calories 341
Total fat 15 g
Saturated fat 5 g
Trans fat 1 g
Unsaturated fat 7 g
Cholesterol 67 mg
Sodium 599 mg
Carbohydrates 26 g
Fiber8 g
Sugar 5 g
Protein 28 g


In this article, we answered the question “What are the best 2qt slow cooker recipes?”, and how to make 2-quart slow cooker spicy chili.


Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.