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Slow cooker baked penne

  • 2 jars Ronzoni pasta sauce
  • 1 16oz box of penne pasta
  • 1 package of Johnsonville spicy ground sausage
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of chopped spinach
  • 3 1/2 cups Italian shredded cheese blend
  • 1 large tub of cottage cheese
  • 1 jar of water

Add one jar of pasta sauce and half a jar of water and half a package of ground sausage to the crock pot and mix.  Next, add in your penne noodles.  Mix up the additional pasta sauce with the remaining water and ground sausage and pour over the noodles.  Rinse your bowl you mixed the pasta sauce and water with sausage.  Add your cottage cheese,  chopped spinach, cheese mix, and egg and mix up.  spoon onto the pasta and sauce mix evenly over the crock pot.   Add the remaining cheese from your Italian blend and turn your crock pot on high for 2-3 hours.

If you’re feeling inspired after you tried this recipe and want to try again you can add minced garlic and diced onion.  Also, a nice addition is basil but there is no real need for any of it as the recipe is super nice without any of it.

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie

  • 1 can of peaches and cream corn
  • 1 can of peas
  • or 2 cups of frozen vegetable mix
  • 1 medium potato peeled and diced
  • 1 medium white onion diced
  • 1 can of Campbells cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can of chicken broth
  • 1/2 heavy whipping cream
  • 2lb of chicken cubed
  • 1 tbsp poultry seasoning
  • 1 package Pillsbury biscuits

Add everything into your crock pot other than the biscuits and still well.  separate the biscuits and make a layer on the top of the pot pie mixture.  Let the mix cook on low for 6-8 hours to ensure the biscuits cook through properly.

This recipe is great to make the night before and turn on before work and come home to an awesome meal.  There are always variations so enjoy and play around and find your favorite.

Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas


Well, I’ve been a professional chef for going on 11 years now, and a foodie for as long as I can remember before that.  I am going to be working on some recipe ideas I’ve used and or created myself that will help make things easier.

This recipe is for steak fajitas.  It is super simple and very easy for everyone out there that doesn’t have a lot of time on their hands.  I may be a professional chef but ill be the first to admit that I like to keep it simple at home.

Steak Fajitas

  • 2lbs of beef sliced in strips against the grain
  • 1-2 peppers sliced.  ( I use 1 red 1 yellow)
  • 1 medium red onion sliced
  • 1 package of button mushrooms sliced
  • 2 1/2 cups of salsa
  • 1 package of fajita seasoning
  • 1-2 packages of small flour tortillas

Ok, this is super simple and easy.  Cover the bottom of your slow cooker with half of the salsa.   Next, add half of the seasoning package to the beef and add to the crock pot.  Take the rest of the package and add to the crock pot.  Finish off with the rest of the salsa.

Set your crock pot on low for 6-8 hours.  I recommend doing this as it will allow your beef to become super tender.  If you do not have that much time set on high for 3-4 hours.  Give the fajita filling a good mix then serve.

This recipe should take about 10-15 minutes

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