Easy recipe for SLOW COOKER Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soup! This family favorite soup is cooked on high in the crockpot for 4 hours!
Slow Cooker Potato Soup
The end of November brought cold weather and rainy days. Because of the added layers to stay warm and the drizzle of rain it also brought a laziness to the dinner table. I’ve been stuck in a dinner rut the last few weeks making easy and quick meals. It usually gets to dinner time and we’re both too tired to really think of anything new so it’s something simple.
EASY SLOW COOKER Kielbasa and Cabbage recipe! Throw Beef Kielbasa, Cabbage, Onions and Potatoes in a crockpot and dinner will be ready in 6 hours! I serve this healthy dish over egg noodles with rolls – my family LOVES this comfort food meal!
Kielbasa and Cabbage
I am back with another slow cooker meal! Even though it’s not even Fall yet, I’ve been loving my slow cooker this Summer! It’s been a life safer to have a delicious dinner ready when time management isn’t on my side!
With a beautiful cabbage picked from the garden, I was contemplating what I should do with it. Recently we’ve been loving Slow Cooker Green Beans, so I decided to throw the cabbage to in the slow cooker too! Boom – this Slow Cooker Kielbasa and Cabbage dish was created!
Besides cabbage, throw in potatoes and onions to your slow cooker, alongside some beef kielbasa. I’ve made this kielbasa and cabbage slow cooker recipe a few times in the last month and we love adding carrots in it too! The ingredients are incredibly simple, you might already have everything in your kitchen!
BBQ Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs recipe that my family loves! Throw these boneless chicken thighs in the crockpot for 2 and a half hours and then serve over rice for a easy complete meal! Keto and low carb recipe.
Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs
You guys! These BBQ Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs are SO GOOD! They’re lick your fingers good! You know how I know that? Because my toddler was licking her fingers after clearing her entire plate!
Why else do I love this meal?
It’s easy! Throw it in the crockpot – aka, my favorite kitchen invention ever.
It’s delicious! Soy sauce, BBQ sauce, ketchup and brown sugar make one heck of a delicious sauce.
It’s fast! This meal cooks in 2 and a half hours.
… and did I mention it’s delicious?
SLOW COOKER Beef Stew with Marsala Cooking Wine made in the crockpot in 6 hours! This easy recipe is packed with vegetables creating a full classic meal perfect for holiday entertaining or a family meal. My husband declares this one of the best dinners!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Holland House.All opinions are my own.
This is one of my family’s favorite Slow Cooker Meals. We always break out our crockpot when cold weather hits because I love being able to make a delicious meal for my family that I know is going to warm up their bellies!
SLOW COOKER Green Beans Recipe with Tomatoes! This easy recipe cooks fresh green beans, tomatoes, potatoes and bacon in a crock pot for 4 hours. This is a healthy dish makes for delicious vegetable side dishes that you can serve over rice or as a side dish to chicken or Thanksgiving holiday dinners. This has been become one of families favorite healthy thanksgiving recipes!
Vegetable Side Dishes
With the garden season almost complete for the year, I constantly want to come up with new recipes to try, especially those that will make yummy vegetable side dishes. With pounds of green beans and potatoes just dug up, I wanted to create an easy meal that could use all of them.
At my home, vegetable side dishes are quite popular with the entire family – adults and kids. So, I decided to create a rainbow side dish with all these veggies that everyone would love!
PAMELA’S Slow Cooker Pork Chili is made with BACON and SAUSAGE! This pork chili is one of the easiest crockpot recipes with diced tomatoes and beans! If you’re looking for dinner ideas to make as your family’s favorite comfort food dinners, then this it! Ready in 6 hours on LOW. Serve with shredded cheese and a big piece of crusty bread!
With the temperatures feeling like single digits, I’ve been craving a nice (big!) bowl of warm chili. But without having to put too much energy into it! That’s when I start looking for dinner ideas that involve my favorite kitchen tool- the crockpot.
I decided to up my chili game one notch and create Pamela’s Pork Chili filled with bacon and sausage! Doesn’t it look delicious? It tastes it too!
Slow Cooker Sausage and Cabbage is a easy crock pot recipe ready in 6 hours! Add Sweet Italian Sausage links and vegetables (potatoes, cabbage, carrots and onion!) into your slow cooker for a delicious comfort meal!
It’s Fall! It’s really fall! The leaves are changing, I need to wear a jacket in the morning, I prefer my coffee hot now. What else does Fall mean? Time to bring out the crockpot for my family’s favorite comfort meals!
I love this recipe becase of the ingredients and the directions.
The ingredients are basic, you might have everything in your kitchen already! The stars of the show are Sweet Italian Sausage, cabbage, potatoes, carrots and a onion. Close your eyes. Imagine the smell of your kitchen while this cooks. It’s going to smell SO GOOD!
Whenever I make this, my husband can smell it in our hallway as soon as he steps off the elevator. He gets a little strut in his step because he knows it’s going to be a good dinner.
DELICIOUS Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions that are easy to make in your Crockpot! This 4 ingredient recipe is the best and will have melt in your mouth onions ready for your favorite dish in 5 hours! Serve them with soups, casseroles, grilled cheese sandwiches, salads, chicken, pasta, burgers, pizza and more – seriously, you can add them to almost anything!
These Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions came at a perfect time since we just planted our onion seeds for Spring, and I was able to use the remaining 3 pounds of last years onions for this recipe. It’s always magical when the timing works out perfect and you can go from harvest to seed without much waiting in between.
These Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions are what dreams are made out of. By slow cooking them we’re bringing out the natural sweetness of the onions as the sugar caramelizes. What starts as a full crockpot of onions is going to turn into a much smaller amount as they melt down.
Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions Recipe
What you’re left with (besides an amazing smelling house that is going to make your neighbors jealous) is savory, sweet onions that are ready for you to add anywhere – soups, casseroles, sandwiches, salads, pasta, pizza – seriously, you can add them to anything! My husband came home and he started to immediately swoon upon the first smell of these sweet onions. On the first bite, his knees buckled and I had to catch him! The man loves his onions.
This recipe will be for sure one that will stick around with us for years to come after we pick our garden onions. I hope you give it a taste – I think you’ll be really happy you did!
DELICOUS, NO SOAKING REQUIRED, Refried Beans! This easy homemade recipe cooks dry pinto beans in the slow cooker! We always make these healthy crockpot beans for authentic Mexican meals, I will never use canned beans again! Make sure to add shredded cheddar cheese on top!
I love refried beans. Not only do they make the perfect side with your favorite Mexican dish (for us, usually tacos!), but they make a pretty great meal by themselves too! Have you ever had a bowl of perfectly cooked refried beans with a little shredded cheese on top? It’s delicious!
These homemade refried beans are made from dry pinto beans. Dry beans are not only super cheap but in my opinion make the best refried beans. Did you know growing your own dry beans in the garden is easy too? These refried beans are extra special to me because they are made with our own yellow eye beans we grew in the garden last Summer! Feel free to use regular dry pinto beans or yellow eye beans for this recipe, they both make delicious refried beans.
Homemade Whole Wheat SLOW COOKER Bread recipe that’s so easy to make! This simple recipe is made in the crock pot and uses honey instead of sugar. This bread is healthy and great for clean eating! Use it for sandwiches or for breakfast, I love mine with a little butter and jam!
Remember my 2 Hour Slow Cooker Bread? I had a few requests for a Whole Wheat version so I baked my heart out one weekend and made this Whole Wheat Slow Cooker Bread, also made in 2 hours!
If you’re anything like me, then you love bread. No, you don’t just love bread, you LOVE LOVE bread. I am pretty sure bread is up there in my top 5 favorite foods of all time. Bread is perfect for sandwiches of course, but it makes the perfect partner for a creamy casserole.
One of my favorite quick breakfast meals is a slice of bread with butter and raspberry jam on it! It’s perfect!
4 HOUR JUICY Slow Cooker Meal for a 6 Pound Whole Chicken! This easy recipe makes the entire meal in the crock pot, including potatoes and other vegetables! You’ll love how simple it is to cook a HEALTHY Rotisserie Chicken meal! This is one of my favorite Crockpot dinners!
Slow Cooker Whole Chicken
I’ve been really big on Slow Cooker recipes lately. Just last week I shared with you my Slow Cooker Bread, and this week I’m sharing the main course to go with it – a whole chicken! This chicken is juicy, full of flavor and is so easy to make!
This recipe makes a 5-7 pound whole chicken in the slow cooker in about 4 hours on high. Alternatively you could set it to 7 hours on low.
The key to making a juicy chicken in the slow cooker is that you want to give it some liquid to become moist, but you don’t want it to sit in the liquid. The solution is that you cut up a bunch of vegetables so the chicken has a “bed” to be placed on, keeping it above the liquid for the majority of cooking time.
For the liquid I used chicken broth, to keep the flavor in the right pallet. You could however play around with it! Do you want a citrus zest? Add some orange juice. Apple juice will add some sweetness. Just remember your veggies are cooking in it as well.
What that also does is provide you a full meal, so you have your whole chicken and vegetables! I cut up potatoes, celery, carrots and onions to place in the bottom of the slow cooker.
It’s good to use thick, dense veggies so that they don’t get too soft and mushy sitting in the crockpot for hours. Thinking about a low-carb option? Use cauliflower instead of potatoes.
FAMILY FAVORITE Slow Cooker Kielbasa, Brussels Sprouts and Potatoes! This healthy dinner is so easy to make as it only takes 5 hours in the crock pot! The meal cooks in a beef broth brown sugar mix that is amazing! It’s one of my family’s favorite comfort food recipes for a Winter night! We love serving it over egg noodles or rice!
Look, I’m not saying all people from the Midwest love Slow Cooker meals filled with meat and vegetable (especially potatoes) but that’s totally what I’m saying. My husband, a man raised in good ol Ohio, raves about my Slow Cooker Kielbasa, Brussels Sprouts and Potatoes. I could give him the option of having a fancy schmancy French cuisine or Slow Cooker Kielbasa for dinner and there would be no discussion – it’s Slow Cooker Kielbasa, Brussels Sprouts and Potatoes all the way!
This easy slow cooker meal has everything you need for homemade comfort food – meat, vegetables and enough broth to pour it on top of egg noodles! The meat is beef kiebasa, cut into bite size pieces. The vegetables are potatoes, celery, brussels sprouts and onion. The broth is a savory beef broth.
CREAMY SLOW COOKER Sweet Potato Soup recipe! This easy Crock Pot meal includes ham and sweet potatoes in a creamy cheesy broth! Even my kids love this soup!
Sweet Potato Soup
This Sweet Potato soup is the real deal. Your entire family (kids and adults!) is going to declare this meal the best! This soup is creamy, comforting and packed with vegetables (sweet potatoes, celery, carrots, red pepper, corn, onion and white beans!). What’s not to love?
And yes – you heard me correct, your kids are going to love this soup too! If you’re looking for ways to introduce them to sweet potatoes, then this soup is the way to do it. Even my 1 year old gladly picks the sweet potatoes up out of this soup and gobbles them down!
Over the weekend I was itching to make something with sweet potatoes so I decided to make a classic Fall recipe – Sweet Potato soup! We love sweet potatoes so much, we might have to start growing our own sweet potatoes soon!
What I love about cold weather soups is that they can be creamy (and cheesy) but you pack them full with vegetables! As I mentioned so many times before I’m in love with my slow cooker, so you’re going to love how easy this is!
SLOW COOKER Meatball Potato Casserole with a creamy beef gravy is delicious! This easy to make crockpot recipe is perfect for busy weeknights! This Italian Meatballs dish uses cream of mushroom soup and is filled with vegetables including potatoes, carrots, celery and onion! My husband officially declares this one of his favorite meals! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carando®. All opinions are entirely my own.
When my husband tasted this meal, his first words (with eyes closed) were “This is good. Real good.” I immediately agreed! Not only does this Slow Cooker Meatball Potato Casserole taste great, but it smells amazing too! Don’t you love the way your home smells after you’ve been slow cooking a home cooked meal all day long?
For this dish, we’re slow cooking Italian meatballs, potatoes, carrots, celery, and onion in a delicious cream of mushroom soup/beef onion mix gravy to make one delicious casserole!
The recipe calls for 1 pound Italian-Style Meatballs. I used Carando Abruzzese Italian Style Meatballs, which are blended with cheese and herbs.
EASY, SLOW COOKER Cherry Tomatoes recipe! This healthy cherry tomatoes crockpot recipe is ready in 5 hours! Serve these as a side dish, or they make a great sauce on pasta for dinner! You can preserve by canning or freezing them! I love serving them as a Thanksgiving comfort food side dish alongside green beans!
If you haven’t noticed from my past few recipes, I’m kinda obsessed with my slow cooker right now. With a new baby and a garden in full harvest our slow cooker has been saving us (and my sanity!).
August and September is always tomato season and we’re left with baskets filled with beautiful tomatoes, ranging from cherry, beef and roma varieties. My favorite cherry tomato recipe is this creamy sauce, but I wanted to try something new with them so I threw them in the slow cooker and hoped for delicious results!
Slow Cooker Tomato Recipe
The verdict? They’re AMAZING! At first taste my husband said “These tomatoes are something!”. They sure are!
Did I mention this recipe is EASY? All you need to do is throw the cherry tomatoes into the slow cooker with a onion, olive oil and salt. Give them a stir and let the crockpot do the rest of the work. After 5 hours, the tomatoes will cave in, releasing their sweet juices and you’ll have delicious Slow Cooker Cherry Tomatoes to serve!
Slow Cooker Tomato Cheese Dip is a creamy easy to make dip that uses fresh tomatoes, peppers and Velveeta cheese! This simple homemade recipe is ready in 2 hours in the slow cooker and perfect to serve with tortilla chips for your next party! We especially love this dip for Mexican meals! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mission®. All opinions are entirely my own.
We just planted our tomato plants last weekend and already I’m dreaming up tomato recipes to make in a few months. Remember I said we were going to plant less tomatoes to make the garden easier on us this year (hi baby! arriving soon!)? Well we didn’t. We’re going to have a whole lot of tomato plants, so I got to thinking about my Creamy Cherry Tomato Sauce and how I could use that method to create a slow cooker tomato recipe.
For this delicious dip recipe, we’re throwing fresh tomatoes, sweet peppers, salt and pepper in the slow cooker and then adding in cheddar cheese to make it extra creamy. This is the perfect summer dip recipe because it’s easy to make, uses fresh vegetables and tastes delicious dipping tortilla chips into!
What I really love about this recipe is that it tastes so fresh because you’re using real fresh ingredients. Summer time is the perfect time to pick garden ripe tomatoes, the sweetest peppers and a few jalapeno peppers to slice and garnish on top. Besides the cheese, I can grab all these ingredients straight from the garden and throw them right into the slow cooker!
SLOW COOKER Shredded Chicken and White Bean Soup is packed with healthy, hearty vegetables which is going to warm up your dinner table! This recipe is easy to make – throw all the ingredients in your crock pot for 8 hours and it’s ready! Even better – this meal is economical and doesn’t cost much to make! We love this as a Fall and Winter meal!
This Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken and White Bean Soup warms my heart physically and emotionally. It’s everything a comforting Winter time soup should be – easy to make, makes the house smell great, is filling and makes me feel warm.
On the emotional side it makes me happy because it is filled with vegetables from our Summer garden. Besides the carrots and celery we are using our canned stewed tomatoes which I can’t get enough of. We canned so many of these tomatoes I lost track of how many.
EASY, SLOW COOKER Cabbage Roll Casserole! This easy recipe is made in the crockpot and ready in 4 hours! This is a Polish family recipe called Halupkie!
Cabbage Roll Casserole
Halupkie (aka Cabbage Rolls) were a big deal in my house. My Mother is Polish, so the recipe was passed down from generation to generation and ended up being one of my favorite meals she would make. Just like my Stuffed Pepper Casserole, this is another one of Mom’s famous recipes that my family loves!
What recipe can I make with cabbage?
She would add ground beef, rice and tomato sauce into a big piece of cabbage, roll it up, throw it in the fridge overnight to sit and then we would have them for Sunday dinner. Just the smell of cabbage takes me back to my childhood!
This Cabbage Roll Casserole is a direct spin off my Mother’s Halupkies recipe, but we’re making this in casserole form in the slow cooker. This is a big bowl of comfort food, just like my Slow Cooker Cabbage and Sausage!
A nice warm bowl of cabbage roll casserole is the perfect dinner for a cold Winter night. Even better is that this recipe only takes 4 hours in the slow cooker – so it’ll be ready before you know it!
Slow Cooker Mexican Vegetarian Tomatillo Soup is a comforting recipe filled with healthy vegetables. Unlike other Fall comfort soups this one is low calorie. Soup ingredients include fresh tomatillos, tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, corn and black beans!
I didn’t plan on posting 2 tomatillorecipes this week but when you have a 10 pound basket full of tomatillos staring at you from the kitchen counter you might be persuaded. It finally feels like Fall in NYC and I wanted to use the tomatillos in a Fall recipe instead of the usual salsa I make. W
henever I think of tomatillos my mind always goes to soup so I decided to follow this path and come up with a Mexican inspired soup that uses tomatilos, as well as other garden fresh veggies: black beans, tomatoes, onion, jalapeno and corn.
This tomatillo soup tastes delicious and has a deep flavor due to the vegetables and spices. It’s a comforting soup but doesn’t feel heavy like many other Fall soups. I suggest serving this alongside some rolls or biscuits for dipping.
It warms my heart (literally) to see so many of the vegetables we grew in this soup. The stars of this soup are the tomatillos which are filled with tasty juices that are going to be released in the slow cooker.
The other personal star in this soup are the black beans. Last year we started growing our own dry beans and since then I’ve been hooked. We grow a few different dry beans during the Summer so we can enjoy them in the Fall and Winter.
This recipe calls for 1 cup dry black beans but if you don’t have the time to soak them you can also use 1 can of black beans.
EASY SLOW COOKER black beans made with dried beans! This healthy, vegetarian recipe cooked in the crock pot for 4 hours is so easy and healthy! Because it uses dried beans it’s cheap to make too! We love serving these beans on flour tortillas for black bean tacos! It’s one of my families favorite comfort foods!
Slow Cooker Black Beans
I’m guilty of it. Yup, the big sin. What’s that you ask? Oh, it’s shameful. Sometimes I buy…. canned black beans. What’s my excuse? They’re so easy, all I have to do is take the lid off, heat them up and they’re ready to go.
And yet, that bag of dried black beans sits on the bottom shelf (always) at the grocery store, for half the price and twice the amount and I always look at it for forgiveness “Dry black beans, I’m so sorry, I just don’t have time, I’m so so so sorry”. Then I throw the canned beans in my cart and run out of the aisle before the dried black beans can look at me again.
Once I started growing our own black beans, I started to see the beauty of dried beans. The only thing that was holding me back 100% from joining the dried bean team was the overnight soaking, which I almost always can never remember to do (we aren’t a house that plans our meals in advance). So I came up with this recipe of throwing them in the slow cooker for 4 hours which leads to a yummy bean perfection!