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30 Easy Crockpot Recipes

30 easy crockpot meals for back to school

…D planning dinners everyday is enough to push a sane person over the edge.  This is why I rely so heavily on my crockpot. It really is a busy family’s best friend. So you don’t have to search around the endless recipes on Google or Pinterest, I thought I would put together a group of my favorite 30 Easy Crockpot Recipes for the family. These are all in my regular rotation and are loved by all. If you are ever in need of MORE crockpot

25 Comforting Crockpot Soups and Stews

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Tis the season for soups! UPDATE: It’s now 27 of the best crockpot soups! So, I’m one of those weirdos who could eat soup everyday, for every meal. I LOVE the stuff. For those of you who are just now entering “soup season”, I thought this round-up would be a nice resource for you to have for the upcoming cooler months. These are my favorite go-to soups that have been given two big thumbs up from family, friends and Family…

Thanksgiving Crockpot Recipes

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All your favorite holiday recipes, crockpot style! Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. So it’s time to get our heads in the turkey day game! Crockpots are a MUST on Thanksgiving. The big old bird has dibs on the oven all day.  And let’s face it…who wants to be stressed out over oven space?  Not this gal! While the turkey is hogging your oven, rest assure that your trusty crockpot can take care of the rest; Sides, desserts an…

Crockpot Steel Cut Oats

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…true?   As a busy momma of 2, I know mornings can be super hectic. Lets simplify tomorrow morning and have your crockpot cook breakfast for you all night!  Wake up to a warm, healthy bowl of breakfast ready to rock! These Crockpot Steel Cut Oats are one of my favorite go to breakfasts. At first my kiddos weren’t too excited about having oatmeal for breakfast, but after I introduced them to a fun filled oatmeal breakfast bar…they were…

The Best Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

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…e cure for wintertime blues. As you know, I LOVE SOUP! And what I love even more is soup that I can cook in the crockpot.  Yes it takes longer, but I’m a set-it and forget-it kinda gal. After posting my 25 Comforting  Crockpot Soups post, I had SEVERAL emails requesting a crockpot chicken noodle soup. Well, I listened, and here it is my friends! The Best Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup Ingredients 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts 2…

Crockpot Low Country Boil

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   A summer classic with the convenience of the crockpot   Nothing says summer like  a  Low Country Boil. It has to be one of the most fun meals to eat.  The combo of corn, shrimp, potatoes and sausage  are unlike any other. You should have seen the girls’ faces when I started dumping the food onto the newspaper covered table. “Mommy!!!! What you are doing?!!!”   The “cool factor” of being able to eat with our hands…

Crockpot Spaghetti Squash

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…ts out your traditional 200 calorie per cup pasta. One of my favorite ways to cook a spaghetti squash is in the crockpot. I can throw it in there in the morning, and have that yummy vegetable pasta ready to rock by dinner time. Once roasted, I have been know to make spaghetti squash and meatballs, toss with Alfredo sauce, saute with garlic, and my favorite, spaghetti squash au gratin (recipe coming soon). So let’s get our spaghetti squash c…

Crockpot Corn on the Cob

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…gain be grilling in the sun, I thought I would share my easy solution for cooking corn on the cob indoors.  The crockpot!  Not only is Crockpot Corn on the Cob a great way to cook corn in the cooler months (when your grill is covered in snow), but it’s also perfect for those uber hot days when you don’t want to heat up the house with the stove or sweat over the grill.  Win-win baby! NOTE: I have a 6 qt. oval crockpot and am able to fi…

Crockpot Beer Cheese Soup

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…ant menu. It has to rank up there in the top ten best soups ever. So naturally, I started the quest to create a Crockpot Beer Cheese Soup that I could make at home.  Ya’ll know how much I LOVE my crockpot. This here Crockpot Beer Cheese Soup is perfect for gatherings as well. Instead of having the usual chips and dip appetizers, present a crockpot full of the delicious soup to sip on. I highly recommend serving this soup up with some big ol…

Crockpot Split Pea Soup

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…at 20 degrees, there’s nothing as comforting as a nice, hot bowl of soup. And thanks to the magic of the Crockpot, it’s also really easy to make. Just throw everything into the crock in the morning, and when you come home in the evening, soup’s on! This Crockpot Split Pea Soup is as easy, and as satisfying, as it gets.   Just chop up your veggies and some turkey bacon, dump them in the pot with some other kitchen staples , and…

Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken Recipe

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…the screen. No one’s looking) Thai food rocks my world. I could seriously eat it every-single-day.  This Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken Recipe has a subtle and sweet peanut flavor that will bring everyone’s love over to the Thai side!!!!!(sorry, was that too much?) But all joking aside, this is a great recipe to introduce some yummy Thai cuisine to your family. You can serve it over rice, noodles, as a salad topper or in lettuce wraps….

Grill or Crockpot Bloody Mary Flank Steak

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…rian, we don’t have steak all that often. So when I make it, it’s a special treat.  And boy is this Crockpot Bloody Mary Flank Steak a treat!  Since it has been snowing non-stop here, I love that I can use my crockpot to make this delicious meal. However, once summer rolls around, you’ll see me using this marinade recipe to grill up a beautiful flank steak.   So if you are lucky enough to have beautiful weather, feel free to use…

Crockpot Candied Pecans

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…ne  flavor to describe Christmas, it would definitely be cinnamon. As you know, I love making snack mixes in my crockpot. It’s crazy easy to do, and it’s a cinch to make big batches. Well my friends, these Crockpot Candied Pecans are now at the top of my holiday MUST MAKE list. Oh my WORD these are amazing. Whether you are attending or hosting a holiday party, theses cinnamon sugar nuts will be the guest’s favorite. Guaranteed….

The Best Crockpot Beef Stew

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…an a big ole’ bowl of beef stew! Now, this isn’t any old stew. This has been proclaimed as The Best Crockpot Beef Stew by my friends and family. So add this recipe to your menu next week and let the compliments roll in. The Best Crockpot Beef Stew  Ingredients 2 pounds beef stew meat, (cut into bite-sized pieces) 1 tsp Salt 1 tsp pepper 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 celery ribs, sliced 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced 6oz can tomato pa…

Easy Crockpot Balsamic Beef

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Bust out the crockpot, ’cause I’ve got another winner! Ok people, here’s another easy crockpot recipe to try out next week.  It will instantly become one of your family’s  favorite meals.  Mouth watering good AND so easy to make. And talk about flavor! WOW. It just doesn’t make sense that something this easy to make could taste this amazing. I like to serve our Easy Crockpot Balsamic Beef  with some roasted veggies,…

How to make Crockpot Sweet Potatoes

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…can’t do? I mean, we all know they’re great for delicious soups and stews. And some more ambitious crockpotcooks may have delved into slightly more exotic territory, like meatballs, candied pecansor pumpkin spice latte. But how many people would ever think of using one to bake sweet potatoes? Well, you can. I’ve already written about making regular baked potatoes in the crockpot, and sweet potatoes are even easier. You don&#821…

Crockpot Bacon Ranch Chicken Sandwiches

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The crockpot works its magic once again. I know, I know, I’m obsessed with my Crockpot. What can I say? It’s just so useful! I keep discovering more and more things I can do with it. Lasagna soup…one-pot chicken…even sweet potatoes. Can you really be surprised that when I cooked up a Bacon Ranch Chicken Sandwich, I found a way to make it in the crockpot? I mean, think about it. I already had this great recipe for Slow Coo…

The Best Crockpot Minestrone Soup

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Turn the crockpot on this morning, enjoy this hearty minestrone tonight. Now that fall is here, I have soup on the mind NON-STOP. It’s one of my family’s go to comfort foods. As you know, my favorite way to make soup is in the crockpot. What can I say, I’m a set-it and forget-it kinda gal What makes this The Best Crockpot Minestrone Soup? The flavor is spot-on and check out the obscene amount of veggies packed into this bad boy…

Creamy Ranch Crockpot Potatoes

One scoop of these potatoes is never enough.

 One scoop of these  crockpot potatoes is NEVER enough… I had a couple of ranch packets leftover from the Cool Ranch Crockpot Chicken Tacos or Tostadas I made last week, and wanted to make something my potato and cheese loving husband would enjoy. After a short brainstorming session, this beauty was born. YUM! There were NO LEFTOVERS between the four of us. I will remember to make a double batch next time Here is what you need. Serves 6-8…

Easy Crockpot Shredded Chicken

Easy Shredded Crockpot Chicken Recipe - Family Fresh Meals

…answering this question, it occurred to me that it would be MUCH easier to simply do a post on how to make Easy Crockpot Shredded Chicken! This Crockpot Shredded Chicken is pretty much the easiest recipe ever!  All you have to do is throw your chicken and spices in the crockpot and go about your day. A few hours later, you have flavorful, moist shredded chicken that you can use throughout the week for salads, sandwiches, wraps, or any of those re…