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10 Awesome Slow Cooker Recipes That’ll Make You Hungry

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas  

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Come home to a hot, healthy meal that screams culinary school graduate when you prepare slow cooker chicken fajitas in your crockpot. Vibrant peppers add a burst of color to this flavorful dish, and fresh lime juice gives it an authentic Mexican flavor. Your family won’t believe you haven’t secretly been taking culinary cooking classes at the best culinary school in the world. Yep, we’re serious – the very best culinary school in the world. This meal is seriously that good.

All you need are a couple pounds of chicken breasts, red, green and orange peppers, an onion, diced garlic, diced tomatoes, a spoonful of honey, and your favorite Mexican seasonings (cumin, paprika, and chili powder work well).

Top with sour cream, salsa, guacamole, and anything else that floats your boat when you serve your culinary creation to your hungry family. Are you sure you haven’t been taking online classes at one of the best cooking schools?

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 red, orange and green bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 large yellow onion, halved and sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3/4 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • For serving:
  • Flour tortillas, sour cream, cilantro, salsa, guacamole, monterrey jack or cheddar cheese

Cook Time: 6-8 Hours on Low

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Slow Cooker Fudge  

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Is there anything on this planet better than rich, chocolatey slow cooker fudge? Probably not, and we don’t need an expert from one of the best culinary schools in the world to verify how right we are.

Put chocolate chips, 1 cup of cream, and 1/2 cup of honey into the crock pot.

Let this go for about 2 hours.

Come back and give everything a good stir with adding 3 tablespoons of vanilla.

Carefully pour all into a baking dish in order for it to cool.  Then it’s ready to consume (hopefully not too fast!).  Enjoy!

  • 3 cups semi sweet chocolate chips 
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • cooking spray to spray down the crock
  • parchment paper or non-stick foil to line a 9 x 9 baking pan

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Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese With Bacon 

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Make your high school cooking class teacher proud by whipping up this easy dinner for your loved ones. She probably thought you weren’t paying attention when she reviewed culinary techniques in her class, but you totally were.

This recipe for slow cooker macaroni and cheese is super simple and tastes like something you’d see from one of those fancy culinary schools in Florida or California or something. People will insist that you’ve been taking culinary classes or cooking lessons when they taste this delightful dish.

Combine elbow macaroni with a pack of shredded cheddar, a block of cream cheese, and 4 cups of milk. Cook on low for a few hours and top with tons of crispy, salty bacon.

  • 3 cups uncooked elbow macaroni (about 12 oz)
  • ¼ cup butter or margarine, cut into pieces
  • 1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
  • 1 ½ cups half-and-half
  • 3 cups shredded mild Cheddar cheese (12 oz)
  • 8 oz (half of 16-oz loaf) prepared cheese product, cut into cubes
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup chopped packaged precooked bacon (about 8 slices from 2.1-oz package)

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Slow Cooker Chicken Spaghetti 

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Did you know you can make spaghetti in the crockpot? You’re welcome. We just saved you the culinary school cost associated with online cooking classes. Well, wait…we’ve heard that some places offer free online cooking classes, but we don’t know how true that is.

To begin you will need 1/2 cup diced tomatoes, 1/2 cup chopped bell peppers, 1 can of dice chiles, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 2 chix breasts, 1 can mushroom soup, 1lb of COOKED spaghetti (or your noodle of choice), 3 cups of grated cheese (we like cheddar), and 1/4 cup of chix stock.

Place all ingredients minus the cooked spaghetti and cheese in the crock for 3-4 hours.

Remove the chix breasts and shred them.  Then put them back in along with cooked spaghetti and cheese for 20-30 minutes.  Serve it up!

We like chicken spaghetti, but you can use ground beef or turkey in your culinary masterpiece. Heck, you’re the one eating it, not us. All you have to do is dump your ingredients in the slow cooker and wait a few hours for them to turn into this amazing recipe.

  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small can mild diced green chiles
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 2 chicken breasts {about 1 lb.
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 3/4-1 lb. cooked spaghetti
  • 3 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • a few splashes chicken stock {optional}

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Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes   

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No time to slave over a boiling pot of water for 30 minutes? Make mashed potatoes in the crockpot. We learned this trick in an online cooking class. It was a cooking class for beginners, if we remember correctly.

Hey, not like it matters what type of culinary arts class we took. These potatoes are freaking amazing, and you can use the same recipe you use on the stovetop.

  • Ingredients
  • 5 pounds russet potatoes
  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic, optional
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 to 3 1/2 cups milk, or a mixture of milk and cream
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter

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Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken    

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Why order food from your local Chinese restaurant when you can wow your family with a takeout fakeout like this sweet yet spicy cashew chicken? The best part is you don’t need a culinary arts degree from one of the top culinary schools to make this flavor-packed meal.

Simply combine ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, sugar, garlic, red pepper flakes, and ginger in a bowl and pour over diced chicken breasts. Serve with rice and crunchy cashews for a meal that will have your loved ones asking, “How much is culinary school? We know you attended one of the top 10 culinary schools or took some online cooking classes or something.”

Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 1 cup raw cashews
    • 2 green onions, sliced
For the sauce
  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional

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  Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala   

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Want to impress your new girlfriend or picky mother-in-law? Whip up a batch of crockpot chicken marsala while you mingle. They’ll be like, “Wait, how long is culinary school? We don’t remember you taking culinary arts classes at a cooking college.”

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 jars (6 oz each) Green Giant™ sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 cup sweet Marsala wine or Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

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Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs 

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We’re not even Italian, nor have we ever taken Italian cooking classes or participated in summer culinary programs in Italy…but these slow cooker Italian meatballs make our mouths happy. Mmmmm.

Meatball Recipe
1 pound lean ground beef (I used 88%)
1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
1/2 cup marinara
1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
1 large egg, lightly beaten

 

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Slow Cooker Beef Roast 

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Slow cooker beef roast…just like grandma used to make every Sunday, only much easier. You definitely don’t need a cooking degree from a culinary arts school to make this comfort food.One 4-pound beef chuck roast.

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
– 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for coating
– 3 tablespoons olive oil
– 4 medium carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces
– 3 stalks celery, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
– 1 medium onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
– 3 cloves garlic, mashed
– 3 tablespoons tomato paste
– 1 cup red wine
– 3 cups low-sodium beef broth
– 3 bay leaves
– 2 sprigs fresh thyme
– 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
– 1/2 cup loosely packed parsley leaves, chopped

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Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Soup 

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Warm up on a chilly fall or winter day with a steaming bowl of slow cooker creamy chicken soup. We’ve got friends who have taken some of the best cooking classes at the best culinary college in the world, and even they love this creamy soup.

1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs (5 thighs), cut into 1-inch pieces

1/2 cup uncooked wild rice

1/4 cup fresh or frozen chopped onions

2 cans (10 3/4 oz each) condensed cream of potato soup

1 can (14 oz) roasted garlic-seasoned chicken broth

2 cups frozen sliced carrots

1 cup half-and-half

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