These are my family’s top five crock pot recipes, with all of them including five ingredients or less.
Fall is in full swing and crock pot meals are perfect for this time of year. It’s so easy to throw a few ingredients in, let it cook while you’re in class, and come back to a delicious and homey meal. Back when I was in high school, my mom would have me make Crock-pot meals during the summer and calling these meals simple is a complete understatement. The only problem you might have with these recipes is not having a Crock-pot. But with Christmas right around the corner, and relatives always asking for gift ideas, that problem is easy to solve.
Crock-pot Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches
My family loves spicy food, so having a simple recipe like this with a lot of flavor is a winner in our books. This recipe is really customizable as well. If you don’t like spicy food, you can use a mild buffalo sauce or even barbecue sauce. Also adding some blue cheese and celery slices takes this recipe to the next level. This is a must-try for NFL football fans and perfect for fall tailgates. Here’s the recipe:
Crock-pot Cola Ribs
Ribs were always a recipe my family just couldn’t perfect. We tried grilling them and baking them, but all agreed that ordering them from Outback was the easiest solution. Then we came across this recipe and decided to give it one final try. The simplicity is what made us try this dish and we are so glad we did. Now we can enjoy ribs in the comfort of our own home and save some money in the process too.
Crock-pot General Tso Chicken
Chinese food is definitely a guilty pleasure of mine, but the rest of my family would disagree. They claim they’re bloated and feel like crap after eating it, which I totally understand. But they do like to make Chinese food at home. This recipe is a great option for those who are like the rest of my family, or those who just like to know exactly what they’re eating.
If there is one thing I know in this world, it’s that my family is seriously obsessed with carbs, especially pasta. While pasta isn’t necessarily hard to make, cooking it in a crick pot makes it a lot more portable and shareable. This cheesy pasta dish is great for a party. Everyone loves pasta, but no one brings spaghetti to a get together. This recipe ensures that you’ll have a unique dish at your pot luck and have a crowd-pleaser.
Crock-pot Cheesy Cauliflower
For those of you have been living under a rock for a while, cauliflower is a really trendy food at the moment. Growing up, broccoli was my family’s go to side dish and we all still love it. But we also like to switch things up every once and a while and replace out broccoli with cauliflower. This cheesy recipe is perfect for those members of the family who fight vegetables and will be a hit with everyone.
Cooking can be intimidating, but crock-pot meals are a great way to start. They’re easy, low maintenance and perfect for any person. Warm up this fall with these simple meals.
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