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Easy Crockpot Recipes

A dental student friend our ours requested some easy recipes. These are easy and delicious to boot: Enjoy!

Chicken and Rice



  • 4-6 frozen boneless, skinless breasts or thighs (or a combo)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • curry powder if desired
  • canned mushrooms rinsed and drained if desired
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup


Layer ingredients in your crock pot (can cook up to 8 hours on high).

When cooked, add one container of sour cream, and mix. If sauce is too thin, add a bit of flour and allow to thicken.

Serve over brown or white rice (cooked in microwave)

Swiss Steak


  • 1 lb or more of frozen trimmed round steak-cut into palm sized pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • canned mushrooms rinsed and drained if desired
  • 28 oz can (large) tomato sauce or puree


Layer ingredients in your crock pot (can cook up to 8 hours on high).

Add some flour to thicken. Serve over cooked egg noodles or masked potatoes.

Save the leftovers of this for a nice vegetable beef soup. Just add vegetables! Delish!


Beef Stroganoff


  • 1 lb or more of frozen cubed steak
  • I package Lipton onion soup mix (dry) sprinkled over the meat
  • canned mushrooms rinsed and drained if desired


Layer ingredients in your crock pot (can cook up to 8 hours on high).

When cooked, add one container of sour cream, and mix well. Serve over cooked egg noodles.

Don't forget to serve each of these with a vegetable of your choosing. They all microwave nicely the next day, too!

By Diana from Prospect, KY

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January 20, 20100 found this helpful

Crock Pot Apricot Chicken
This super simple four ingredient crock pot recipe is so delicious and flavorful. Serve over hot cooked rice, pasta, or couscous.


6 frozen skinless, boneless chicken breasts (not thawed)
1 pkg. dry onion soup mix
1/2 cup Russian or French salad dressing
1 cup apricot preserves or jam

In 3-4 quart slow cooker, arrange chicken pieces. Mix remaining ingredients in a medium bowl and pour over chicken. Stir to coat. Cover crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours until chicken is thoroughly cooked and tender.

Serve with hot cooked rice or pasta. Serves 6
All Day Crock Pot Beans

2 cups dried pinto beans
6 cups water
1 medium onion, chopped
6 beef or chicken bouillon cubes
2 teaspoons dried crushed red chili peppers ( maybe 1 t.. )
2 teaspoons garlic, or to taste
2 T. ham seasoning or several slices thick bacon, remove after several hrs.

Wash beans and discard any blemished beans. In a 4 quart slow cooker, bring water to a boil. Drop in beans and cook briskly for 2 minutes. Turn off heat, cover and let soak 1 hour. Add onion, garlic, crushed chilies, bouillon, seasoning and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to its lowest setting and simmer tightly covered for 5 1/2 hours or until tender. Add water as necessary. Salt can be added at the end if desired.



Baked Sweet Potatoes in the Crock pot

5 medium sweet potatoes or yams

Wash potatoes. Drain but do NOT dry. Set in the
crock pot. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours
(depending on size of potatoes).

Creamy Crock Pot Hash Browns

2-lb. pkg. frozen cubed hash browns
2 cups cubed or shredded American cheese
2 cups sour cream
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled ( or cubed ham )
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 tsp. pepper

Place potatoes in slow cooker. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over potatoes. Mix well. Cover and cook on low 4-5 hours or until potatoes are tender

Chocolate Crock Pot Pudding Cake
This is absolutely amazing - rich, moist, dark chocolate and a cinch to make.

1 Pkg. any chocolate cake mix


1 Pkg. Instant chocolate pudding mix (large size)
2 C sour cream (16 oz.)
4 eggs
1 C water
3/4 C vegetable oil
1 C semisweet chocolate chips
Whipped cream or ice cream -- optional

In a mixing bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into a 5-quart slow cooker that has been coated with nonstick cooking spray. Cover and cook on Low for 6-7 hours or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs. ( If your crock pot cook hot, start checking cake in 5-5 &frac; hrs. to make sure it doesn't burn.)

Serve in bowls with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired.

***Fudge sauce*** ( not needed but sinfully delicious on hot cake )

1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa, mixed with 1 tablespoon oil


2 tablespoons margarine
2/3 cup canned milk ( not Eagle Brand )
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

For Fudge Sauce: Heat sugar and milk to rolling bowl, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute and stir in chocolate (cocoa and oil mixed). Beat over heat until smooth.

Remove from heat; mix in salt, margarine and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate any remaining sauce.

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Italian Chicken
Place 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts in crockpot. Add 1/4 cup water. Sprinkle with 1 package of Italian salad dressing mix. Cook on low for 3 to 4 hours (longer if using frozen breasts). In small bowl mix together 1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese and 1 can of condensed cream of chicken soup and a couple of tablespoons of liquid from chicken in crockpot, beating until well blended. Stir in 1 can (4 oz) of drained mushroom stems & pieces. Pour over chicken and cook 1 hour longer. Serve over rice or noodles.

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