mac-and-cheese

What American family does not love the classic Macaroni and Cheese recipe? Noodles and cheese are a wonderful combination! But what’s even better than bought mac ‘n cheese? Making it yourself of course – and producing something healthy and homemade.

You might groan and think that making homemade dishes takes more time and effort, and many times you would be right. But this tasty slow cooker recipe is both easy to throw together and effortless. If you have a slow cooker, you’re all set! Watch below as the One Pot Chef shows you how it’s done!

Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • 18 ounces macaroni (uncooked)
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar
  • 9 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 13 ounces evaporated milk
  • salt/pepper


So as you can see it’s not difficult and the results are scrumptious! Cooking in the crockpot or slow cooker can save busy families a lot of time. You can visit The One Pot Chef’s site for more information and more recipes. You won’t be disappointed!



The holidays are a busy time of year, don’t you agree? We realized that any tips we can pass along to you to help you spend more time with your family during Christmas time will likely be much appreciated! That’s why we’ve pulled together these great recipes from around the web. Recipes that can be done in a slow cooker, freeing you up from having to slave away in the kitchen every day cooking meals.

The slow cooker has been around for quite some time now but can often be overlooked when we’re operating on last minute supper plans. With just a little forethought though, the crockpot can be a huge time saver and produce delicious meals with little prep work. Plug it in and head to work, come home to a hot, delicious meal waiting for you and your family. What could be better than that? Cleanup is easier too! You might be surprised at the variety of slow cooker recipes that we’ve found. We’re sure you will find something appealing below, so get browsing now and don’t miss these great time saving recipes!

1. Holiday bread apple butter:

apple-butter
Youtube.com

2. Bacon cheese potatoes for breakfast or supper:

bacon-cheese-potatoes
Momswithcrockpots.com

3. Sweet and spicy chicken adobo:

chicken-adobo
Wearychef.com

4. Mashed potatoes side dish:

mashed-potatoes
Craftsy.com

5. Caramel apple overnight french toast:

apple-french-toast
Bettycrocker.com

6. Banana nut baked oatmeal:

baked-oatmeal-bananas-nuts
Foodiecrush.com

7. Overnight apple oatmeal:

apple-oatmeal
Youtube.com

8. Baked potatoes for a crowd:

baked-potatoes
Youtube.com

9. Delicious pork roast with blackberries:

pork-hoisin-blackberry-sauce
Floatingkitchen.net

10. Mashed cauliflower and pork:

pork-cauliflower
Hipfoodiemom.com

11. Smores in the slow cooker!

smores-cake
Asavoryfeast.com

12. Sweet and tangy pulled pork:

balsamic-pulled-pork
Thereciperebel.com

13. Southwestern beef stew:

beef-stew
Wikimedia.org

14. Bread pudding with cinnamon and raisins:

bread-pudding
Youtube.com

15. Try having a homemade sundae bar!

hot-fudge-sundaes
Theyummylife.com

16. Savory broccoli and beef:

broccoli-beef
Lecremedelacrumb.com

17. Italian beef bolognese:

beef-bolognese-fettuccine
Wholeandheavenlyoven.com

18. Make a batch of cranberry sauce:

cranberry-sauce
Wikimedia.org

19. Guinness Irish beef stew:

guinness-beef-stew
Tasteslovely.com

20. Slow cook a holiday ham:

ham
Youtube.com

21. Scrumptious and filling chili without the beans:

no-bean-chili
Pumpkinnspice.com

22. Unique pumpkin butter recipe:

pumpkin-butter
Youtube.com

23. Pomegranate and red wine brisket:

red-wine-brisket
Finecooking.com

24. Chex mix for the whole party:

chex-mix
Youtube.com

25. Pork tenderloin holiday meal:

apple-pork-tenderloin
Youtube.com

26. Baked beans for a crowd:

baked-beans
Flickr.com

27. Christmas morning cheesy bacon strata:

cheesy-bacon-strata
Youtube.com

28. Day-after-Christmas leftover ham stew:

ham-stew
Damndelicious.net

29. Easy crock pot green bean casserole:

green-bean-casserole
Myrecipes.com

30. Yummy chicken corn chowder:

chicken-corn-chowder
Bakeeatrepeat.ca

31. Curry beef and peanuts:

coconut-curry-beef
Sweetpeasandsaffron.com

32. Cinnamon roll casserole:

cinnamon-roll-casserole
Recipesthatcrock.com

33. Crock pot hot chocolate:

hot-chocolate
Onegoodthingbyjillee.com

34. Sweet potatoes in the slow cooker:

creamy-sweet-potatoes
Kristensraw.com

35. Homemade holiday candy:

holiday-candy
Theslowroasteditalian.com

36. You can even make lasagna in the crock pot:

lasagna
Kristineskitchenblog.com

37. Bake lava cake in your crock pot:

lava-cake
Youtube.com

38. Honey lime chicken tacos:

lime-chicken-tacos
Alattefood.com

39. Cinnamon roll monkey bread:

monkey-bread
Crazyforcrust.com

40. Comforting roast beef and veggies:

roast-beef-veggies
Yourlighterside.com

41. Pork burrito bowls:

pork-burrito-bowls
Withsaltandwit.com

42. Spinach and artichoke dip:

spinach-artichoke-dip
Damndelicious.net

43. Sweet and sour chicken:

sweet-sour-chicken
Lifemadesweeter.com

44. Yummy turkey meatballs:

turkey-meatballs
Food.com

45. Cook a whole chicken simply:

whole-chicken
Familyfreshmeals.com

21 Fall Dinners You Can Make In A Slow Cooker

I can’t get enough of slow cooker roundups. My crockpot is one of my besties! Crock pots and budgets go hand in hand and for most meals you end up with so many delicious leftovers. #3 is making me famished! The apple cider chicken sandwiches look mighty fine too. Prepare to get your taste buds blown with these 21 recipes!

Find them all here…

BuzzFeed – 21 Fall Dinners You Can Make In A Slow Cooker

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Mass Crock Pot Dinners

Cooking… Blech! It would be ok by me if I never had to cook dinner again. I am so lazy and that translates into unhealthy eating. I found this crock pot dinner roundup from Mama: Inspired and now I am inspired to try her dinner methods! One busy afternoon will be worth 15 delicious stress free meals later. She has broken everything down into 12 easy steps and given a complete shopping list to boot. Once made, these last 4-6 months in the freezer! I’m so excited to try ’em.

Find all the recipes here…

MamaInspired – Mass Crock Pot Dinners

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crock pot lasagna recipe

Pasta is such a painless choice for dinner. So simple and it seems like there is always some in the pantry. Throw a crock pot into the mix and your life will be complete! Well, not your life, but at least your family dinner. I’m so excited to feature Best Yummy Recipes and this brilliant recipe. It tastes and looks like you slaved away for hours. Shhhh! No one has to know how easy it actually was!

Find the recipe here-

Best Yummy Recipes – Easy Crock Pot Recipes – Lasagna

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14 Delicious Crockpot Freezer Meals

Everyone from the stay-at-home mom to the 40+ hour workaholic needs a break when it comes to cooking dinner. Today I’m excited to feature Kojodesigns and her solution for preventing cooking burnout. Crockpot freezer meals will take some planning and prep work but the easy dinners at the end will be worth it.

Get all 14 recipes here…

KojoDesigns:
A Month’s Worth Of Meals Via Crockpot Freezer Cooking

Image Credit: kojo-designs.com

100 Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Recipes

Weight Watchers is a great program that has helped so many people achieve their goals of being fit and healthy. Kudos to all of you who are rockin the point system! Here is a wonderful roundup of recipes that will add variety and spice to meal time. Your family will love them too. Crock pot cooking is awesome and easy too! Keep up the hard work and enjoy these recipes.

See all 100 recipes here…

SimpleNourishedLiving:
100 Days Of Crock Pot Recipes (Weight Watchers Friendly)

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slow cooker corn on the cob

So glad I found these recipes! We have always boiled our corn but now that i think about it… that probably greatly reduces the flavor and nutrients you actually end up with. By using a slow cooker, you can cook the corn in it’s own juices and preserve so much. Head over to The Yummy Life blog for the full recipe and some great tips if you are new to the slow cooker. Enjoy!

Here’s the link…

The Yummy Life – Slow Cooker Corn On The Cob

Image Credit: theyummylife.com