Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal

Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal

Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 3 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Optional: fruit dried or fresh and nuts for toppings

Instructions
 

  • Spray slow cooker with non-stick spray. Whisk together all ingredients in a slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Stir and serve in bowls with desired toppings
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Lasagna

Lasagna

Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 7 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 9 oz oven-ready lasagna noodles
  • 48 oz tomato basil pasta sauce
  • 32 oz ricotta cheese
  • OPTIONAL: 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Spray slow cooker with non-stick spray if desired
  • Add 1 cup of sauce and spread over bottom of slow cooker
  • Add 3-4 noodles on top of sauce, break apart if necessary
  • Top with about 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • Top with 1/2 – 3/4 cup sauce (depending on how saucy you like it)
  • Repeat with noodles, ricotta and sauce 3 more times
  • Top with 3-4 final noodles and one more cup of sauce
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired
  • Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-6 hours. Serve with salad or steamed vegetables (can use microwaveable!)
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Potato and Corn Chowder

Potato and Corn Chowder

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 15 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 24 ounces red potato
  • 1 16-ounce package frozen corn
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream can also use these heavy cream substitutes

Instructions
 

  • Dice potatoes
  • Place potatoes and corn into a 6-qt slow cooker.
  • Stir in flour and gently toss to combine. Stir in chicken stock, thyme, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or high heat for 3-4 hours. Stir in butter and heavy cream.
  • Serve immediately.
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Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 15 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 sweet onion
  • 3 garlic cloves minced (can also use garlic powder)
  • 3 carrots peeled and sliced (can also use frozen, pre-cut)
  • 1 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 15 ounce cans of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 3 cups water
  • 8 ounces of uncooked ditalini pasta or whatever you have around
  • 1 cup of frozen sweet peas
  • 1 6 ounce bag of fresh spinach
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Romano cheese + more for topping
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Dice onion & garlic & slice carrots.
  • Add onions, garlic, carrots, the whole can of diced tomatoes, cannellini beans, stock and water to your Crockpot. Cook on low for 4-6 hours, stirring once or twice if you can.
  • About 10-15 minutes before serving, add in spinach, peas and pasta.
  • Cook on low for another 10-15 minutes then stir in grated cheese.
  • Taste and season with salt and pepper as desired. Serve immediately with additional cheese on top!
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Veggie Omelet

Veggie Omelet

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk or half & half
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt to taste
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder or to taste
  • 1 cup broccoli florets or use frozen and re-heat
  • 1 small red bell pepper or use frozen and re-heat
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic or use more garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese optional

Instructions
 

  • Chop broccoli & dice bell pepper and onion. Mince garlic (unless using garlic powder).
  • Lightly grease the inside of the slow cooker/crock pot with cooking spray; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine eggs, milk, Parmesan, salt, black pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and chili powder; using a whisk, beat the egg mixture until thoroughly combined.
  • Add broccoli florets, diced peppers, chopped onions, and garlic to the insert of the slow cooker; stir in the prepared egg-mixture.
  • Cover and cook on high for 2 hours. Start checking at 1 hour 30 minutes for doneness. Omelette is done when eggs are set. You can also cook it on LOW for 3 to 3.5 hours.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and cover; let stand 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Turn off the slow cooker.
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Cranberry Chicken

Cranberry Chicken

Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 2 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup French dressing
  • 1 15- ounce can whole cranberry cranberry sauce
  • 2 tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Lightly grease a slow cooker. Place chicken breasts in the bottom in a single layer.
  • Whisk together French dressing and cranberry sauce. Pour over chicken. Turn chicken to coat all sides of the chicken.
  • Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6 hours until chicken is cooked through. Serve with rice and/or vegetables (can use frozen!)
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