School is back in session! We have been back in school for a little under 2 months and it’s always an adjustment period to get back in the swing of things.
I always forget how lazy we get during the summer–ha! Getting dinner on the table every night during the school year can be a little hectic and one weapon that every busy parent should have in their arsenal is a great crock pot. Crock pot meals are easy, cost effective, and delicious.
Today I want to share with you some of my favorite School Day Crock Pot Recipes like Crock Pot Chili, Stuffed Bell Peppers, General Tso’s Chicken, Beef Stew, Chicken Caesar Wraps, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Cheesy Ravioli, Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, and Chicken Taquitos.
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1. Crock Pot Stuffed Bell Peppers
From No. 2 Pencil via Life in the Lofthouse
These stuffed peppers are melt in your mouth good. They are stuffed with all kinds of delicious ingredients including seasoned beef, spicy Mexican rice, enchilada sauce, and plenty of cheese. They are certainly amazing as is, but you could also easily customize them by using chicken instead of beef or switching up some of the veggies used. The best part about these stuffed peppers is that they are made right in the crock pot.
2. Crock Pot Taco Joes
From The Country Cook
Crock Pot Taco Joes are made with an amazing filling cooked right in the crock pot that combines the savory flavors of taco seasoned ground beef, refried beans, salsa, and enchilada sauce. It tastes amazing stuffed in tacos or burritos, but also is a delicious topping for taco salads! I love that this makes a generous amount, so you can save leftovers in the freezer. Top with favorites like shredded cheese, lettuce, and sour cream.
3. Crock Pot Chicken Caesar Wraps
Chicken Caesar Salad is a simple favorite filled with really outstanding flavor. Turn it into a tasty wrap or sandwich with this easy crock pot recipe. The chicken is cooked all day in the crock pot until super tender, and then mixed with your favorite Caesar dressing at the last minute. All you need for this heavenly wrap is large flour tortillas, fresh lettuce, shredded parmesan cheese, and the Caesar chicken.
4. Easy Cheesy Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes
From Family Fresh Meals
Those little packets of instant potatoes are so tempting to use when you are in a rush at dinner time. But let’s all admit it, those funky potato flakes never taste as good as the real deal. With just a little planning and your trusty crock pot you can serve up a big and beautiful pot of these easy cheesy crock pot mashed potatoes! They are perfectly creamy, loaded with shredded cheddar cheese, and then topped with favorite toppings like crispy bacon and green onion.
5. Crock Pot Turkey Chili
This hearty and healthy chili is made with a super-secret ingredient that will knock your socks off. It is chock full of lean ground turkey, hearty kidney beans, sautéed vegetables, and a tasty mix of chili seasonings. It is also a great recipe to get your kids in the kitchen. Any kid would love mixing, stirring, and cracking fresh pepper. Because it is made right in your crock pot, this chili is also perfect for busy nights when your family is on the go.
6. Crock Pot General Tso’s Chicken
From Creme de la Crumb
With just fifteen minutes of prep time, this crock pot recipe for General Tso’s chicken may be the easiest and flavorful chicken we have ever tried. Toss all of the ingredients into your slow cooker a few hours before dinner time and then leave alone to cook. You will have dinner on the table for the whole family in no time. Plus, this homemade General Tso’s Chicken is way better than any takeout you will try!
7. Crock Pot Cheesy Ravioli
Pasta is definitely a go-to dinner in our house. It is quick to make at the end of a long day and everyone loves it, especially the kids! Make pasta a little fancier and a lot faster with this easy recipe for Crock Pot Cheesy Ravioli. This family friendly meal can be made with any kind of ravioli so you can mix it up with cheese stuffed or meat stuffed varieties. Cheesy Ravioli is definitely comfort food at its finest.
8. Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Chicken
From Simple Green Moms
Cure your takeout dinner addiction with this slow cooker sweet and sour chicken! Easy to make, much healthier than most takeout options, and way tastier than a restaurant, this recipe is to die for. The simple, flavorful sweet and sour sauce only calls for six ingredients that create the perfect blend of flavors. Toss the sauce into your crock pot with some sautéed chicken and give it some time to let the sauce really soak in. Serve on sticky rice for an easy, peasy dinner.
9. Crock Pot Balsamic Roast Beef
From Primally Inspired
You are going to want to add this Balsamic Roast Beef and Gravy recipe to your family’s weekly menu plan. It is guaranteed to get rave reviews whenever you serve it and guests will never guess how little effort it took to make! The roast beef itself is fall apart tender and extremely flavorful, pairing perfectly with some baked potatoes and sautéed greens. A splash of balsamic vinegar brings a nice added depth of flavor to the dish.
10. Crock Pot Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos
From This Grandma is Fun
Walking in the door after a long day to the smell of this flavorful creamy chicken filling is heavenly. Right away, your kids are going to ask you what’s for dinner! Crispy flour tortillas are stuffed with tender seasoned chicken breast cooked in the slow cooker, loads of Mexican blend cheese, and other favorite toppings like salsa and sour cream. It is a recipe that will please absolutely everyone at the dinner table.
11. Crock Pot Chicken Chili
When the weather gets chilly in the fall and winter months, we all crave a warm and comforting dish filled with hearty ingredients. This Slow Cooker Chicken Chili is just the ticket. Not only is it low calorie and low fat, but it is loaded with fiber and protein to keep you full. A delicious and easy to make homemade taco seasoning gives this chili the perfect kick of flavor and a comforting, spiced smell.
12. Crock Pot White Chicken Chili
Whether you are looking for a no-stress meal for camping or a comforting dinner in the winter months, this Creamy Crockpot White Chicken Chili has to be the perfect family meal. The super simple recipe starts with a creamy white sauce base seasoned with favorite taco spices and then gets filled with hearty beans and flavorful green chiles. Go crazy with the toppings if you can with tasty additions like Fritos, avocado, and shredded cheese!
13. Easy Crock Pot Beef Stew
From Paleo Hacks
Nothing says comfort food quite like a classic beef stew. Take it up a notch with this fantastic and incredibly easy recipe for Crockpot Paleo Beef Stew! It’s rich, hearty, and perfect for a one-pot dinner with lots of leftovers. With fresh stew meat and lots of chopped fresh veggies, this filling stew will warm you right up from the inside out. Wine or dark beer is the perfect addition for adding ultimate flavor dimension.
14. Cheesy Crock Pot Chicken Caccaiatore
From The Comfort of Cooking
Ooey gooey and totally scrumptious, this Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore is packed with flavorful veggies and the most tender, juicy chicken you will ever try. This meal is truly mouth watering served over a warm bed of pasta, egg noodles, or steamed rice. The mozzarella is totally optional, of course, but if you love cheese nearly as much as we do, it goes without saying that this dish is for you!
Get set for fall cooking with these kitchen essentials:
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- Portable Slow Stainless Steel Cooker
- 4-1/2-Quart Slow Cooker
- 3-Quart Round Slow Cooker
- Square Baker
- Rectangular Baker
- Old World pizza Stone
- Economy Pizza Stone
- 7-Piece Cookware Set
- 17-Piece Cookware Set
- 4-Piece Porcelain Serving Bowl Set
- 5-Piece Flatware Serving Set
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