Posts Tagged ‘crockpot’

Cheesy Italian Tortellini (Slow Cooker)

Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 08:04 AM
posted by mrscaz

Here’s a super easy slow cooker recipe for Cheesy Italian Tortellini, that’s right I said “Slow Cooker”. Take a look…


  • 1/2 pound ground beef  recipe
  • 1/2 pound Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar marinara sauce
  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can sliced mushrooms
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (9 ounce) package refrigerated or fresh cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Crumble the ground beef and Italian sausage into a large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until browned. Drain.
  2. Combine the ground meats, marinara sauce, mushrooms, and tomatoes in a slow cooker. Cover, and cook on LOW heat for 7 to 8 hours.
  3. Stir in the tortellini, and sprinkle the mozzarella and cheddar cheese over the top. Cover and cook for 15 more minutes on LOW, or until the tortellini is tender.


Recipe by: TRACY STALLARD“This easy cheesy slow cooker dish is my family’s favorite. Make it once and I bet you’ll make it once a month from now on.”

Image and recipe are courtesy and property of AllRecipes.comTRACY STALLARD



Slow Cooker Creamed Corn (Yes!)

Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 08:02 AM
posted by mrscaz

This one is truly delicious and super-easy!

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn


  • 1 1/4 (16 ounce) packages frozen corn kernels  corn
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter
  •  1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a slow cooker, combine corn, cream cheese, butter, milk, and sugar. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Cook on High for 2 to 4 hours, or on Low for 4 to 6 hours.


Recipe by: DOTTE “Good and easy!”

This recipe is sole property and courtesy of and DOTTE


Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 08:02 AM
posted by mrscaz

This recipe is so easy, you just have to love your slow cooker! Not only is it no-hassle but it’s delicious…


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves  slow buff chic
  • 1 (17.5 fluid ounce) bottle buffalo wing sauce, divided
  • 1/2 (1 ounce) package dry ranch salad dressing mix
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 hoagie rolls, split lengthwise


  1. Place the chicken breasts into a slow cooker, and pour in 3/4 of the wing sauce and the ranch dressing mix. Cover, and cook on Low for 6 to 7 hours.
  2. Once the chicken has cooked, add the butter, and shred the meat finely with two forks. Pile the meat onto the hoagie rolls, and splash with the remaining buffalo wing sauce to serve.


Recipe by: Divinesolace21 “This is a spicy, hearty sandwich that will please those who love buffalo chicken wings. This recipe is perfect for those days spent watching football. I like to top these with blue cheese or ranch dressing.”

This recipe and above image is courtesy and sole property of and Divinesolace21





Chicken Chile Spaghetti (Warm Up With This)

Monday, February 20, 2017 @ 08:02 AM
posted by mrscaz

This is comfort food that will warm you up and keep you satisfied…

Chicken Chile Spaghetti


  • 1 (2 to 3 pound) whole chicken
  • 12 ounces vermicelli pasta  spag
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
  • 1 pound processed cheese, cubed
  • 2 (4.5 ounce) cans sliced mushrooms


  1. Place whole chicken in large pot or Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 40 to 60 minutes, until tender. Remove chicken from pot, reserving broth. Skin and bone chicken; set meat aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). (For slow cooker instructions, see Cook’s Note.)
  3. Bring chicken broth to a boil. Stir in pasta and cook 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente. Remove pasta from pot and set aside.
  4. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Cook celery, garlic, onion and bell pepper in butter until tender. Toss celery mixture with pasta, diced tomatoes and green chiles, processed cheese, sliced mushrooms and chicken meat. Place in 9×13 inch baking dish. Pour reserved chicken broth over to moisten.
  5. Bake in preheated oven 20 minutes, until hot and bubbly.

 This recipe and image are courtesy of / Stephanie 

Recipe by: Stephanie “Top with shredded mozzarella before baking, if desired. Also an easy recipe to make in your Crock-Pot®–use no butter and add 1 cup of canned chicken broth.”


Honey Garlic Chicken (Slow Cooker)

Monday, January 16, 2017 @ 08:01 AM
posted by mrscaz

Here’s an easy and delicious recipe, guaranteed to satisfy even the pickiest eater!

Prep - 10 minutes    Cook - 6 hours    Ready In - 6 hours 10 minutes

Honey-Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken thighs hon-garlic-chick
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil


  • Lay chicken thighs into the bottom of a 4-quart slow cooker.
  • Whisk soy sauce, ketchup, honey, garlic, and basil together in a bowl; pour over the chicken.
  • Cook on Low for 6 hours.


Recipe By: Myrna
“I have used it often. It’s easy and uses pantry staples. Always a hit with adults and kids. Serve with basmati rice or quinoa and steamed or roasted vegetables.”

The image and recipe are sole property of and/or Myrna (creator)


Slow Cooker Taco Soup Recipe

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 @ 08:12 AM
posted by mrscaz

Here’s an easy, delicious and healthy recipe we could all use.



  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1-2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes in juice (canned or fresh)
  • 4 cups beef or chicken broth ( I used beef)
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 2 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder

Optional Toppings:

  • 1-2 cups corn (frozen is fine)
  • 1/2 cup favorite, clean salsa (watch the sodium!)
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Chopped, fresh avocado
  • Chopped fresh onions
  • Grated cheese
  • Sliced black olives


This recipe and image are courtesy of The Gracious Pantry!


Best Hot Chocolate Ever!

Friday, November 25, 2016 @ 08:11 AM
posted by mrscaz

This is by far the BEST Hot Chocolate that I have ever had. Now, with that said, it is only a Christmas time treat because the calorie count is…well, it’s up there.

Ingredients: hot-chocolate-1068701_640

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk (14 oz.)
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 6 cups of milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Add all ingredients to the crock pot.
  • Let slow simmer for 4 hours…
  • …and enjoy immensely.

Thanks for visiting, have a Dapper Day!

Image courtesy of Pixabayjill111 



Plum and Raisin Chicken – (Fall Recipe)

Monday, November 14, 2016 @ 08:11 AM
posted by mrscaz

This Plum and Raisin Chicken recipe is another that I’ve found that is delicious and clean eating!

(Makes approximately 9 1/2 cups)

Ingredients: plum-raisin-chicken-v-1

  • 4 raw, boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 8 oz. each)
  • 2 large plums, sliced thin
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can light coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • Salt to taste


Click here for the easy to follow directions.

This recipe and image are sole property of The Gracious Pantry!



Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken – Easy Recipe

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 @ 08:11 AM
posted by mrscaz

Okay so here’s another great recipe and only “three” ingredients, I love that!

Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken Verde Recipe

Ingredients: pineapple-chicken-verde-v

  • 2 raw chicken breasts (about 7 ounces each)
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, no sugar added, packed in pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup clean chili verde sauce (store-bought or homemade)


Click here for the very simple directions!

I think besides the taste, the absolute best part about this recipe is the ease, you can throw the ingredients in the crock pot and go about your day!

The recipe and above image is sole property of The Gracious Pantry!



Super Easy – Crock Pot Lasagna (yum)

Friday, May 6, 2016 @ 09:05 AM
posted by mrscaz

I first saw this on Facebook, and had to try it and let me say that I will NEVER make Lasagna in the oven again! This takes the step of boiling the noodles out of the equation, saving us precious time, and less to clean up as well! It’s delicious, easy and fast, that’s a win, win, win in my book!

Crock Pot Lasagna…


- No-boil lasagna noodles
- 1 jar marinara sauce
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 1.5 cups mozzarella cheese
- 2 cups whole spinach leaves
- 1 cup red, orange, or yellow bell pepper, diced
- 1/4 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan
- 2 Tbsp. basil, chopped


  • Spread 1/4 cup marinara sauce on the bottom of a 5 or 6 quart slow cooker.
  • Break lasagna noodles to fit inside, and line the bottom.
  • Layer on 1/2 cup ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup mozzarella, 1 cup spinach, 1/2 cup bell pepper, 1/8 cup onion, and 1/2 cup marinara.
  • Repeat.
  • Top with one more layer of noodles and pour on remaining marinara sauce.
  • Top with mozzarella cheese, parmesan, and basil.
  • Cook on high for 2 hours (or low for 4 hours). Enjoy!

Recipe and video courtesy of Tasty!