Since it’s winter (and I’m getting LOTS of crockpot recipes) I thought it might be different to feature crockpot recipes in one blog post. It’s amazing the things you can cook in one; I have a large (think it’s 9 qt) one and make good use of it.


Crockpot Cheesecake

1 1/2 C. flour
4 T. butter, melted/hot
1 large egg, beaten
3 T. peanut butter
3 T. sugar
24 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 C. ricotta cheese
1 1/2 C. sugar
1/3 C. heavy cream
1 T. vanilla
1 T. lemon juice
2 large eggs
3 large egg yolks
2 tsp. sugar
1/4 C. preserves, (your choice of flavor) melted

Spray insides of crockpot (6 qt) with
nonstick cooking spray. In medium
bowl mix flour, melted butter, 1 egg-
beaten, peanut butter & 3 T. sugar – mix
well & press into bottom of crockpot into
a crust – prick with a fork.
Place ricotta cheese in a food processor –
blend until smooth. Using an elec. mixer,
in a bowl cream cream cheese, smoothed
ricotta, & remaining sugar on medium speed
until smooth, scraping down sides as needed.
In another bowl mix heavy cream, remaining
eggs & holks, vanilla & lemon juice until well
blended. Add egg mixture to cream cheese
mixture & mix in slowly, turning up speed
on mixer to medium once the liquid has
started to mix in (& won’t splash out). MIx
on medium until just blended. Pour mixture
over crust. Cover & cook on Low 3-4 hours
until center is almost set. (carefully rotate
crock – if you have a removable liner, to
reduce uneven cooking).
Once cooking is done, carefully remove lid
(do not let any liquid drip onto cheesecake).
Place a clean cooking towel over top of
crockpot (be careful not to let the towel
touch the top of the cake). Cool completely
before slicing into 12 pieces.
Melt preserves in a microwaveable dish/
bowl & top slices with melted preserves.
Serves 12
Store any leftovers in fridge or freezer.


Crockpot Scalloped Potatoes & Ham

2 lb. cooked ham steak, cut into
serving-sized pieces
8 potatoes, peeled/sliced
1 onion, sliced
10 slices American cheese
1 (10.5 oz) can cream of celery soup

Lightly spray insides of crockpot with
nonstick cooking spray. Layer half ham
in bottom; top with half potato slices &
onion. Place half of cheese slices on top
(tear pieces to fit on one layer) – repeat
layering. Spread soup over top. Cover
& cook on Low 6 hours (or High 3 hours)
the potatoes should be tender & cheese
bubbly. Serves 8

(recipe: recipesthatcrock.com)

Crockpot Chicken Florentine Soup

2 lb. boneless skinless chicken, cubed
2 T. butter, sliced
8 cloves garlic, minced
8 C. chicken broth
1 (10 oz) bag baby spinach
2 C. heavy whipping cream
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. dried marjoram
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. dried rosemary
1/2 tsp. dried thyme

fresh grated Parmesan cheese – garnish
Place all ingredients except baby spinach &
Parm. cheese in crockpot. Cover & cook on
Low 3-4 hours (or High 1 1/2 – 2 hours),
stirring occasionally.
With about 15-20 minutes left on cooking
time, stir in baby spinach. Cover – it is done
when spinach is wilted & chicken is cooked
through (no pink). Top with grated Parm &
serve. Serves 8

(recipe: recipesthatcrock.com)

Crockpot Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts,
cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 C. wild rice, uncooked
1 C. each: chopped celery
chopped onion
1 C. shredded carrots
3 (14.5 oz, ea) cans chicken broth
1/4 C. flour
1/2 C. whipping cream
2 T. soy sauce
1 C. sliced almonds, toasted
4 oz. cream cheese, softened

Place chicken in crockpot; top with
rice & vegetables. Add broth, cover &
cook on Low 6-7 hours (or High 3-4 hours).
Whisk flour, cream & soy sauce in medium
bowl until blended. Ladle 1 C. liquid from
crockpot into flour mixture – mix well &
return to crockpot – mix well. Stir in nuts.
Cover & cook on High 20 minutes. Add
cream cheese – stir. Cover & cook 10 minutes
longer. Stir before serving.
Serves 9

(recipe: myfoodandfamily.com)

Crockpot Kielbasa & BBQ Beans

2 (15 oz, ea) cans black beans,
2 (15.8 oz, ea) cans Great Northern
beans, drained/rinsed
1 onion, diced
1/2 C. BBQ sauce
3/4 C. ketchup
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
1 T. mustard
1 tsp. chili powder
1 T. apple cider vinegar
1/2 C. maple syrup
1/4 C. molasses
1 (14.5 oz) can chicken broth
1/2 lb. bacon, cooked & cut into
bite-sized pieces
2 lb. Kielbasa, cut into bite-sized

In large crockpot add all ingredients
except Kielbasa – stir gently to combine.
Place kielbasa on top & cover. Cook on
Low 6-8 hours (or High 4-5 hours). Stir
in kielbasa before serving. Serves 16

(recipe: momontimeout.com)

Crockpot Doritos Taco Casserole
(for crockpot with removable

1 lb. ground beef, cooked/drained
1 oz. dry pkt. taco seasoning ix
1/2 C. water
1 (13.5 oz.) can Cheddar cheese
soup *
1 (16 oz) can refried beans
1 (15.25 oz) can black beans drained/
2 C. shredded Cheddar cheese
1 bag Doritos, crumbled

Lightly spray inside of crockpot
with nonstick cooking spray.
In large bowl mix water & taco
seasoning mix; mix in cooked ground
beef. In separate large bowl mix soup,
refried beans & black beans. Add ground
beef mixture to bean mixture & stir until
well combined – spread out in crockpot &
sprinkle cheese on top evenly. Cover &
cook on Low 4 hours or High 2 hours.
Remove crockpot insert from heating
unit & let rest 30 minutes. Sprinkle
crumbled Doritos on top right before
serving. Serves 6-8

*If you can only find a 13.5 oz can of
Cheddar cheese soup that will work

(recipe: recipesthatcrock.com)

Crockpot Lasagna

1-2 pkgs. frozen ravioli (depends on size of
raviolis) whatever flavor you like
1 (16 oz.) jar spaghetti sauce
2-3 C. shredded mozzarella cheese

Spray insides of crockpot with nonstick
cooking spray. Spoon a little sauce on
bottom (enough to cover bottom lightly.)
Add layers of ravioli, sauce & cheese – repeat
layers until crockpot is about 3/4ths full.
Cover & cook on Low 3-4 hours.
Serves 4

(recipe: aroundmyfamilytable.com)

Crockpot Shrimp Chowder

1/2 C. chopped onion
2 tsp. butter
2 (12 oz, ea) cans evaporated milk
2 (10 3/4 oz, ea) cans cream of
potato soup, undiluted
2 (10 3/4 oz, ea) cans cream of
chicken soup, undiluted
1 (7 oz) can white or shoepeg corn,
1 tsp. Creole seasoning
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 lb. peeled/deveiend cooked small
3 oz. cream cheese, cubed

In small skillet saute onion in butter
until tender. In 5 qt crockpot combine
onion, milk, soups, corn, Creole
seasoning & garlic powder. Cover &
cook on Low 3 hours. Stir in shrimp &
cream cheese. Cover & cook 30 minutes
until shrimp are heated through &
cheese is melted. Stir to blend before
serving. Serves 12 (makes 3 qts)

(recipe: tasteofhome.com)

Crockpot Triple Chocolate Cake

1 (18.5 oz) box chocolate cake mix
1 (8 oz) tub sour cream
1 (3.9 oz) pkg. instant chocolate
pudding mix
1 (12 oz) pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 eggs, beaten
3/4 C. oil
1 C. water

Optional garnish: vanilla ice cream
Place all ingredients (except ice cream)
in crockpot – mix well. Cover & cook on
High 3-4 hours. Serve warm, garnished
with scoops of ice cream. Serves 8-10

(recipe: gooseberrypatch.com)

Crockpot Peanut Butter Bread

3/4 C. hot water
3/4 C. peanut butter smooth or chunky
2 c. flour
3/4 C. milk
1/3 C. sugar
1 large egg
4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
Optional additions:
1 C. chopped peanuts
1 C. chocolate chips
Butter or spray (using nonstick cooking
spray) a loaf pan.
In large bowl add hot water & peanut
butter – stir to combine to allow peanut
butter to melt. Add remaining ingredients
& mix well until there are no lumps in batter.
Pour batter into loaf pan. Place a metal rack
or trivet in bottom of a 6 qt or larger crockpot;
place loaf pan on rack. Place a clean kitchen
towel or a layer of paper towels between the
lid & crockpot & cover. Cook on High until a
toothpick inserted in middle of bread comes
out clean. Carefully remove pan from crockpot
& allow bread to cool before slicing.
Makes 1 loaf

(recipe: crockpotladies.com)


I have a lot more crockpot recipes but
thought I’d do something a little different
& just feature them for a post. They ALL
sound yummy to me (although I’ll have
to admit – I haven’t tried them . . . )

Our weather continues to be unusual for
January in Michigan but I’m not complaining:
it’s been between 30 – 40’s & clear (sometimes
sunny, right now it’s overcast). I am hearing that
we’re supposed to be in for some snow & freezing
rain Friday/Saturday/Sunday – oh joy. Friday
night is my special needs group’s Gym Night
so I’m really hoping it holds off until we all get
home (up to 3 inches snow expected).

It’s been a rather quiet week – I kept waiting for
the text asking for me to babysit but finally today
I heard that my son has his entire kitchen/dining
room/living room floor torn up (I remember he
mentioned he wanted to put down new flooring –
guess he’s making good on that!). Next baby date
is next Friday!

Hope you are all well & warm – enjoy your day!



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