I think food/cooking is one of my favorite things. One of the best feelings is trying new recipes and having those recipes actually turn out amazing! However, no one really has time to cook five-course meals every night for dinner. Thats why half of the recipes I make include the infamous CrockPot because you can throw everything in there and forget about it until it’s time to eat!
I find most of my recipes from Pinterest, Facebook, or Instagram feeds which will be tagged for you guys in each recipe below 🙂
Let me be clear that these recipes are probably not the healthiest but ingredients can absolutely be substituted for healthier options! Here are some of my personal favorites:
This Shrimp and Asparagus One Pan Recipe is so easy! Great for a light summer dinner! It literally takes less than 15 minutes. I made this dish with Parmesan Couscous which can be bought in a box at the grocery store!
Swiss Steak is probably my go-to red meat recipe because it’s the perfect winter meal! It’s also crazy easy!
You’ll need 2 pounds of meat (round chuck), 2 cans of Cream of Mushroom soup, and 2 packs of Lipton Onion soup mix, and mashed potatoes.
Put everything in the CrockPot, fill one of the soup cans with water, pour in the CrockPot, and then mix everything up! Cook on low for 6-8 hours and serve with mashed potatoes!
This Slow Cooker Pot Roast recipe is great for cold, gloomy nights in! The meat becomes so tender, it’s incredible! The recipe says to leave the roast whole and slice the pieces however, I diced it up. I also used baby carrots instead of large carrots. Whatever your personal preference is!
Peach Cobbler in the CrockPot is probably the easiest dessert to bring to a potluck! It’s only 4 ingredients and you don’t have to fuss with it while it’s cooking!
All you’ll need is 2 cans of sliced peaches in syrup, a stick of butter, a box of white cake mix, and crushed walnuts(optional).
First add the peaches, then the cake mix on top, slice the butter and place it evenly on the cake mix, and sprinkle some walnuts. Cook on low for 2.5 hours and serve with vanilla ice cream!
This Sweet and Tangy Meatloaf completely changed my outlook on meatloaf! I am not a big fan of ground beef but this recipe changed my mind!
A new favorite of mine is Swedish Meatballs! Yes, they are made in the CrockPot! These are perfect for when you don’t really want to cook.
You’ll need a bag or two (depending on how many you’re serving) of meatballs and 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup!
Add everything to the CrockPot, mix it up, and cook on high for about 2 hours! I like them with noodles and grated parmesan on top! You could also make the meatballs from scratch but most of the time I’m too lazy so the bag works just fine!
Stuffed Pork Chops are a classic dinner option and surprisingly easy! You’ll need boneless pork chops (however many you want!), StoveTop pork stuffing, and whatever sides you want!
First, I cut the pork chop in the middle – don’t cut all the way through! Next, season with salt and pepper and place in a greased baking dish. Make the stuffing according to the box directions and stuff the pork chops once done!
You’ll want to cook the pork chops at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes covered in foil. Then uncover and cook for another 5-10 minutes. Let them cool and your ready to eat!
Finally, I want to share is Biscuits and Gravy Bake! This recipe is perfect for Sunday mornings with your loved ones! It’s thick, flavorful, and combines all the best breakfast foods!
This recipe reheats very well and is great for busy mornings! I usually use the grease from the sausage patties to make the gravy but they also sell remade sausage crumbles at the store to make this recipe even easier!
Link some of your favorite recipes in the comments below — I’m always looking for amazing dinner ideas! I will be writing a post about new recipes I try so subscribe to stay updated!