What’s For Dinner? Fall Crock Pot Meals!

With the official end of summer today, Fall is here! The weather is changing, schedules are busier and the need for quick & healthy family meals is a must! In the Fall & Winter I am a HUGE fan of my crock pot. Here are a few of my kids favorite crock pot dinners.

Enjoy 🙂


Fall CrockPot

Turkey & Sweet Potato Chili 

*adapted from Skinnytaste*

1 lb lean ground turkey (brown in a pan prior to adding to crock pot)

salt, to taste

1/2 cup onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, crushed

10 oz can diced tomatoes

8 oz can tomato sauce

3/4 cup water

1/2 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp paprika

1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced into 1/2-inch cubes

*Brown meat first, then add meat and all ingredients to crock pot. Cook on low 4-6 hours*

Easy Pulled BBQ Pork or Chicken

In your crock pot,  add either 3 large chicken breasts or 1 pork roast (sized for your family) Add about 2 teaspoons of Trader Joe’s 21 seasoning and 2 cups of chicken broth. Cook for about 6 hours on low in your crock pot. Remove and using two forks, shred meat. Remove any excess broth. Place meat back in crock pot and add one bottle of your favorite bbq sauce (read your labels, watch for sugar!) Cook for another 30 mins and serve.

White Chicken Chili

1 lb of ground chicken

2 cans of white kidney beans

1 small can of diced green chili’s

*Either one packet of McCormick’s White Chicken Chili Mix and two cups of water OR make your own:

2 cups of chicken broth

1 tablespoon of cumin

1 teaspoon of chili powder

2 teaspoons of ground coriander

Salt & pepper to taste

Brown chicken, then add meat and all ingredients to crockpot. Cook on low for 4-6 hours. 

Chicken Cacciatore 

2 lbs of chicken tenders

1 large red pepper, sliced

1 large green pepper, sliced

1 package of fresh mushrooms

2 teaspoons of minced garlic

1 teaspoon of dried oregano

1 teaspoon of dried basil

1 large can (28 oz) of crushed tomatoes

1 small can of diced tomatoes

salt & pepper to taste

Place chicken at the bottom of crock pot, add peppers, mushrooms, spiced and crushed & diced tomatoes. Cook on low for 7-8 hours.


Crock Pot Apple Crisp

*adapted from My Whole Food Life*

For the filling
8 apples peeled and sliced
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup water
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
For the topping
1 cup rolled oats
2 tablespoons applesauce or coconut oil for a richer flavor
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
For the filling
Place all of the filling ingredients  in the crock pot and turn on high for the first hour and then turn to low for an additional 3 hours.
For the topping
Place all topping ingredients  in the food processor and mix until the oats start to stick together.
Sprinkle oat mixture over the top of the apples and bake in the oven for about 25 minutes or put in crock pot and cook for another hour or so.






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