Username Post: Sharing Crock Pot Recipes        (Topic#1599611)
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With the fall season in full-swing, cooler weather and the approaching holidays causing busier evenings, we thought this might be the perfect time to share some favorite crock pot recipes. Jill wanted to start the ball rolling with one of her family’s favorites, Green Chili Casserole (or Dip).

Green Chili Casserole (or Dip)
From Jill Davis, Founder of

1 Large Can Green Chili Enchilada Sauce
1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 Cup Sour Cream
1 Cup Chicken Broth
2 Tablespoons Chopped Onion (optional)
1 ½ Packages Jack Cheese (about 1.5 pounds) Cut into chunks
1 Package flour tortillas (cut or torn into strips)
1-2 Cups cooked chicken, diced
1 Package of corn tortilla chips for dipping

Mix all wet ingredients (chicken broth, canned soup, green sauce, sour cream, chicken chunks and onion) in a bowl. Add layers to your crock pot starting with the tortilla strips, then the soupy mixture, followed by the cubed cheese. Repeat as many times (with as many layers) until you run out of ingredients. End with a layer of cheese cubes on top. Cook in crock pot for 3-4 hours on high or until the edges are bubbly.

Serve with tortilla chips, guacamole or a green salad.

Do you have any favorite crock pot recipes for the fall to share? We would love to expand our crock pot repertoire!

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In response to rebeccakeppel

Oh, this is a great idea! I love using my crock pot, and coming home from work to the aroma of food cooking.

With winter coming on, I'll share my crock pot chicken & noodle soup recipe.

5 c. of chicken broth
1 (10.75 oz.) can cream of chicken soup
1/2 c. onions, chopped fine
1/2 c. celery, chopped fine
1/2 c. carrots, chopped fine
Salt & pepper to taste
2 c. egg noodles
2 c. cooked chicken, chopped

Add everything but the noodles and cooked chicken to the crock pot and cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 3 hours. During the last hour, turn on high and add noodles and chicken.

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In response to flintridgescrapper

That sounds delicious! I will admit that even when it comes to crock pot cooking, I am pretty lazy My favorite recipe is putting 1 lb of boneless chicken breast, one can of black beans rinsed and one jar of salsa into the crock pot and cooking all day. We eat it with tortilla chips or in tacos or burritos. Three ingredients and even my kids love it!

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In response to rebeccakeppel

Your 3 ingredient chicken sounds Awesome Rebecca!

I like to make salsa in the crock pot, then can it and give as gifts to friends I know are Spicy liking people I don't know the can sizes for sure...Sorry, sometimes I just use what I have.

5 cans diced tomatoes- with onions or whatever kind with liquid. Save some to mix with cornstarch-1/4 cup
1 can green or red chilies
2 tsp.(or what you want) Cayenne pepper powder
1 Tbs chili powder
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped sweet green peppers
1 15oz can tomato sauce
1 tsp garlic powder or 3 crushed garlic cloves
1 Tbs Cornstarch- less if you want it thinner

Mix the cornstarch with some liquid off the tomatoes, until there are no lumps.
Mix all into the crock pot well then turn on high for 5 hours, low for 2 hours.
Cool then put into fridge till chilled.
Or if you want to can, don't cool and ladle into hot jars, seal jars as usual.

I make little tags that look like chili peppers and put suggestions like...Great with tortilla chips, on Tacos or burritos.

My crock is in use several times a week, so I have 3 and LOVE cooking in them. I also chop the ingredients a day or more ahead, when I can, so it's not a drama to have it in and ready to go before I leave the house.

Mmmm! wish I had tortilla chips

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In response to catzscrapper

MMMmmmm Janet! That salsa sounds amazing! I LOVE spicy salsa! I am definitely adding that to my rotation!

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In response to rebeccakeppel

Does anyone have a crock pot recipe for mac n cheese?

I think this forum is a wonderful idea!!

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In response to bonprof

EASY Zesty BBQ Chicken (slow cooker)
6 frozen chicken breasts (boneless)
1 12 oz Bottle (any) BBQ Sauce
1/2 Cup (Zesty) Italian Dressing
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Tbls Worcestershire Sauce
Optional - water to add to completely cover chicken.

Place chicken in a slow cooker. In a bowl, mix the barbecue sauce, Italian salad dressing, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over the chicken.
Cook for 6-8 hours on Low. Remove Excess liquid, Double fork shred and serve on toasted buns with spinach, pickles, mayo or ranch dressing as garnish.

Edited by Jessica_ on 11-10-14 08:09 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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In response to Jessica_

Crock pot 7 blade roast

1 7 blade roast that will fit your crock pot
1 packet Hidden Valley ranch dressing mix
1 packet zesty Italian dressing mix
1 packet brown gravy mix
1 packet onion soup mix
2 C water or wine
Place roast in crock pot Mix packets into water/wine. Pour over roast. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. Enjoy!

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  • Jill on 11-14-14 07:50 AM
In response to pommom12

Mmmmmm all of these sound delicious. I used my crock pot last weekend and when I pulled it out I questioned myself, "I wonder why I don't use this more often/"

I've never done salsa in the crock pot; must try this one--it looks so easy. And what's not to love about homemade chicken soup on a chilly day (looking forward to those in AZ).

The roast and chicken recipes go into my 'try' file too.

Thanks for sharing everyone.

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In response to Jill

My husband never liked meatloaf until I cooked it in the crockpot.
Use any recipe you normally use (I use 3 lbs of burger). I also cook it in a crockpot liner, it makes cleanup easy after the pot cools. I put the meat in the pot and cook it for about 6 hours. It stays moist. You can even wrap potatoes in foil and put in on top and they will cook while the meat does.

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In response to wyodudette

I'm still looking out for recipes that don't include all these packet mixes and tinned soup. I try to avoid processed stuff if I can.

My slow cooker is under-used - I really must get it out again.

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In response to RedSquirrel

For Thanksgiving I always put a gallon of apple juice or apple cider in my crock pot with a box of cider seasonings (or any recipe will work for apple cider.

I put it on high until it is really hot and then lower it and keep it going all day. With family here, we go through most of the gallon on Thanksgiving day and I chill the rest in the refrigerator and we drink it cold the next day.

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In response to Henri Jean

This is my favorite Mac and Cheese in the crock pot:

Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese


cooking spray

2 eggs

1 1/2 cups milk

1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk

1/2 pound elbow macaroni

4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

PREP 10 mins

COOK 6 hrs

READY IN 6 hrs 10 mins


Coat the inside of the slow cooker with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, beat eggs with fresh and evaporated milks. Mix in uncooked macaroni and 3 cups shredded cheese. Stir in salt and black pepper. Transfer to slow cooker, and sprinkle remaining 1 cup cheese on top.
Cook on low for 5 to 6 hours. Do not stir or remove lid while cooking.

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