17 Slow-Cooker Mac and Cheese Recipes That Are Total Game-Changers — StyleCaster

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It would be pretty embarrassing to admit that some nights even macaroni and cheese seems too complicated a recipe to tackle. But in the interest of transparency, I’ll admit that sometimes I really am that wiped at the end of the day, and totally not in the mood to cook. Slow-cookers are a great way…

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Tender Slow Cooker Pork Chops

In Dianes Kitchen


Tender Slow Cooker Pork Chops that I cut with a fork. You can make these in a few minutes, put them into the slow cooker for four hours and forget about them. The aroma in the house while these cooked was amazing and the taste was even better!

Source: Adapted from All Recipes




Place the pork chops into the slow cooker.


In a medium bowl combine

the rest of the ingredients and stir.


Pour the mixture over the

pork chops in the slow cooker.

Cover and cook on high for four hours.


Place on a plate and serve.

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Crock Pot Pork and Sauerkraut — Fox Valley Foodie

Crock pot pork and sauerkraut features tender pork loin slowly cooking in tangy sauerkraut and seasonings in this classic German New Year’s meal. If you want to make your 9-5 job a little more exciting, whenever your boss gives you a deadline put young children down for a nap and see if you can complete your…

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Note:  To make a fancier recipe, substitute white wine for the chicken broth.

For 4:

–6 chicken tenderloins or breast strips

–rosemary (dried, bottled, 1 teaspoon)

–basil (dried, bottled, 1 teaspoon)

–fresh tomato (medium, chopped)

–baby bella mushrooms (fresh, 4 or 5, quartered)

–sliced onion (one-half, medium)

–red bell pepper (one-half, sliced)

–chicken broth (one-eighth cup, non-fat, low sodium)

–cream peas (1 package)

–salt and pepper

–olive oil

–Bac’n pieces (1 tablespoon, bottled)

1 – Place the cream peas in a slow cooker.  Add water to cover.  Season with salt, pepper, 1 tablespoon of Bac’n pieces, and olive oil.  Cook for 4 hours on low or 2 hours on high.

2 – Place the tomato, onion, mushrooms, red bell pepper, and chicken broth in a large, covered baking dish.  Season with basil, rosemary, salt, pepper, and olive oil.  Microwave on high for 5 minutes.  (The tomato will disintegrate, making for…

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Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff (with no canned soup)

What's for Dinner Moms?

Tuesdays and Thursdays are my slow cooker days. These are the days I depend on my favorite small appliance in my house, my slow cooker. If I don’t make a casserole for the first  person home to pop in the oven you can bet dinner is cooking in my slow cooker.

My family loves mushrooms. Me, not so much. I made this for a day I knew I would be one of the last people home and everyone before me would have dug out most of the mushrooms. You can still see a few on my plate but I used 8 oz of fresh chopped mushrooms in the dish so it started with plenty. It is just everyone kept eating them.


As I noted before this was a good dish for me to be able to leave cooking. The sauce was creamy and the chicken easily shredded after 8…

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Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Casserole

What's for Dinner Moms?

I made the Enchilada Sauce the other day then I made this Slow Cooker Enchilada Casserole with the sauce. You can make both the sauce and casserole on the same day or make the sauce one day and the casserole the next. Whatever will best fit into your schedule.


This was a delicious spicy dish! It had all the pieces of Chicken Enchiladas without the rolling and I didn’t need to cook and shred the chicken first before rolling the enchiladas. The dish will be as spicy as your sauce so make it as hot and spicy or as tame as you like.

Both kids have asked me to make this dish again soon. I served this with sour cream and a sprinkle of cheese for the topping, a hearty green salad and Mexican rice on the side.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

What's for Dinner Moms?

So, dinner the other night was at 9:30 pm. Yes, really. The picture above isn’t pretty but this was my bowl of soup at 9:30 pm!

My son had play rehearsal until 5:30 pm and needed to be at the high school for his orchestra concert at 6:00 pm. He ate a snack while I drove between the two sites. He ran in to get ready for the 7:00 pm concert. Normally I would run home but since my daughter was sick and not going to the concert I got an awesome parking space and made a bunch of phone calls and got some emails sent out.  My office is often my car.

The concert did not let out until after 9:00 pm. I think that is too late for 6th – 8th graders. My son still had math, science, and English for homework and to eat dinner. Thankfully I…

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