Crock Pot Recipes – Lunchbox Lucy

The kids are making a mess, you have laundry waiting by the pile and ten thousand other things on your to-do list. So…what’s for dinner? Don’t fret and don’t worry about slaving over the stove tonight. Just follow these simple crock pot recipes and you’ll have dinner by the time you’re done with everything.

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Crock Pot Lasagna (serving 4-6)
1 lb lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, smashed
1 (28 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano
12 ounces cottage cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese or 1/2 cup asiago cheese
12 ounces lasagna noodles, uncooked
16 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese

Old Fashion Beef Stew (serving 8)
2 pounds cubed beef stew meat
4 cups boiling water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 onion, diced
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
6 potatoes, cubed
2 carrots, sliced
1/2 cup whole kernel corn

Turkey Wild Rice Casserole (serving 5)
4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 lb fresh turkey breast tenderloins, cut into 1/2 — 1 inch pieces
1 cup coarsely chopped carrots
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped (1/2 cup)
1/2 cup sliced celery
1 cup uncooked wild rice
1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup
2 ½ cups water
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
1/8 teaspoon pepper

The crock pot is my best friend when it comes to prepping dinner because there are so many dishes out there that can be prepared with a crock pot. You can save even more time by starting some dishes the night before or a few hours before dinner (depending on your recipe). What’s your favorite crock pot recipe?