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Surprising Meals You Can Do In A Crockpot

Posted by on Jul. 7, 2014 at 9:38 AM
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 There are so many things you can make in a crockpot that other people just don't think of. Have you ever made anything in your crockpot that others were like "Wow" about?

My surprise dish was crockpot lasagna. My BIL and niece were shocked you could do that in a crockpot.

Crockpot Lasagna

1 pound Ground Beef

Lasagna noodles

1 jar spaghetti sauce

1½ cups cottage cheese

1½ cups shredded Mozzarella cheese

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Brown ground beef and drain. Spoon 1 C. spaghetti sauce in bottom of 4 quart crock pot. Mix remaining sauce with beef. Place 2 uncooked lasagna noodles on sauce in crock pot. Spread 1/3 meat mixture on top of noodles. Spread 3/4 C. cottage cheese over meat. Sprinkle 1/2 C. mozzarella cheese over cottage cheese. Add another layer of uncooked noodles, 1/3 meat mixture, the remaining cottage cheese and 1/2 C. mozzarella cheese. Place another layer of uncooked noodles, meat mixture, and mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top. Cook on low for 4 hours. If cooked much longer, it gets a bit well done.

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delanna6two
by Ruby Member on Jul. 7, 2014 at 10:52 AM

 The lasagna sounds good...I have tried it in the crockpot also and the family liked it.  I have also tried sloppy joes, chili and baked potatoes.

Alexsi1
by Bronze Member on Jul. 7, 2014 at 12:19 PM
Baked potatoes are something I wouldn't have thought of. Do yo just put them in for a certain time?

Quoting delanna6two:

 The lasagna sounds good...I have tried it in the crockpot also and the family liked it.  I have also tried sloppy joes, chili and baked potatoes.

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othermom
by Bronze Member on Jul. 7, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Thanks for sharing

shansa3fan
by Member on Jul. 7, 2014 at 12:33 PM

I made mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving. Shocked us all and they tasted like normal.

othermom
by Bronze Member on Jul. 7, 2014 at 12:51 PM

 

Quoting shansa3fan:

I made mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving. Shocked us all and they tasted like normal.

 Will have to try that

Leelee1008
by Member on Jul. 7, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Ive done crock pop lasagna

copperswifey
by Member on Jul. 7, 2014 at 12:57 PM
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I made brownies. They turned out good but aftewards I was all why cook them for 4 1/2 hours in a crockpot when I can make them in an hour in the oven lol :) 

gmsm0119
by New Member on Jul. 7, 2014 at 1:06 PM

What's best crock pot to buy? You ladies have got me interested in one now...

Alexsi1
by Bronze Member on Jul. 7, 2014 at 1:13 PM
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I have a Hamilton Beach one.

Quoting gmsm0119:

What's best crock pot to buy? You ladies have got me interested in one now...

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Alexsi1
by Bronze Member on Jul. 7, 2014 at 1:14 PM
Yet another thing I didn't know you could do in a crockpot :)

Quoting copperswifey:

I made brownies. They turned out good but aftewards I was all why cook them for 4 1/2 hours in a crockpot when I can make them in an hour in the oven lol :) 

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