Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Get out those Crock Pots!

Here are a bunch of crock pot recipes I hope you will enjoy. I love crock potting, its the only way I can get dinner on the table before 9:00. Have a great day. If you have any crock pot recipes, please share them.

Crockpot Chicken Enchiladas

This looks like a great recipe. The only thing is, I would probably double it or use small corn or white flour tortillas.

2 chicken breasts
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 small can green chilies (optional)
1/3 c. salsa
1 chicken bullion cube

Put all ingredients into crockpot and cook for about 5 hours on low or 3 hours on high. Every crockpot is different. Mine was actually cooked on high in about 2 1/2 hours.
Make 1/2 c. Minute Rice (with a chicken bullion cube in the water)

When chicken in the crockpot is done, shred up. Mix 1/4 c. sauce with the rice. Leave remaining sauce to top enchiladas with. Get out 5-6 flour tortillas. Inside each tortilla, layer:
cut olives
grated cheese
chopped green onions

Roll up each tortilla and put into baking dish. Top with remaining sauce and grated cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Serve with sour cream if desired. Makes 5-6 enchiladas.

Crock Pot Chicken Marinara

2-3 thawed chicken breasts
2 jars marinara/spaghetti sauce
garlic powder
1/2 c. parmesan cheese (more or less)
1 c. mozzarella cheese (more or less)
seasoned breadcrumbs
cooked spaghetti or penne noodles (or whatever noodles you like)

Put marinara sauce, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and chicken breasts in a crockpot until chicken is cooked, about 6 hours on low. Then about 10-15 minutes before dinner, sprinkle a nice layer of bread crumbs, then parmesan cheese, then shredded mozzarella cheese on top. Serve when cheese is melted, put over noodles.

A longer version is to cook the chicken in the oven in a 9x13 pan with the sauce but not covering the chicken. Coat the chicken in breadcrumbs. Cook until chicken is cooked and a little crispy from the breadcrumbs---about 1 hour 20 minutes at 350 degrees then add cheeses at the end...

Lazy Lasagna

This is so fast to make, and really good for a crockpot lasagna! It makes A LOT. I usually 1/2 the recipe for our family.
1 lb. ground beef
12 oz package egg noodles
32 oz jar spaghetti sauce, your choice of flavor
8 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded
16 oz. cottage cheese

Brown ground beef - drain fat. While beef is browning, cook noodles in saucepan according to directions. Drain and return noodles to saucepan. Stir spaghetti sauce into browned and drained ground beef. Stir mozzarella and cottage cheeses into cooked noodles. Layer 1/3 of the sauce with ground beef into the bottom of the crockpot. Top with 1/2 of the noodles and cheeses. Layer in 1/2 of the remaining sauce with ground beef, followed by all the remaining noodles and cheeses. Top with the rest of the sauce. Cover and cook on low 3-4 hours.

Easy Chicken Santa Fe

1 can black beans, rinsed & drained
2 cans corn, drained
2 c. salsa
5-6 skinless boneless chicken breast halves, abt 2 lbs (no fat)
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese

Mix together beans, corn, & 1/2 c. of the salsa in 4 qt. slow cooker. Top with chicken breasts, then pour the remaining salsa over them. Cover & cook on high 2 1/2-3 hours or until chicken is tender & white throughout, don't overcook or chicken will be tough. Sprinkle with cheese on top, cover & cook until cheese is melted, abt 5 minutes. Top with fresh cut tomatoes. Serve inside warm soft tortillas.

Italian Crockpot Chicken

2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 small packet italian seasoning (with the ranch packets in the store. I got Good Seasons brand)
1 brick cream cheese (I use non-fat)
3 large chicken breasts, cubed

Combine and cook for 6-8 hours on low. Serve over rice or noodles.
This is so good! I also add a little water to mine to get it to the consistency I want it. Add more chicken or less depending on your taste. Also works with pre-cooked chicken, just cook less time.

1 comment:

Hayley said...

yummy-thanks for the recipes. I have been finally loving my crockpot the last year!