In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, many of us are at home with some time on our hands. This should make meal prep should be a lot easier which, in turn, should make our lives easier. Here are 17 easy meals for a slow cooker/crockpot or Instant Pot.

DUMP RECIPE - noun - all the ingredients needed for a complete meal placed into one bag and frozen for future use. When ready to cook, just open, "dump" into pot, and cook.

Click here for the recipes I found on Acadiana's Thrifty Mom blog.  In addition to these 17 "dump" recipes for the Instant Pot, the site also has entertainment, travel, and DIY ideas.

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From Orange Chicken to Red Beans and Rice to Spaghetti, these are meals that your family will love. Cheap, easy, and very convenient!

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