My Crockpot is my Sous Chef

Well, actually it is my chef!  And Sunday it worked over time to make dinner and then lunch for the week.  Yes that’s two recipes in one day and I know it sounds extreme, but it made my life this week REALLY easy!

 

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This recipe is another Pinterest find, and one we were all drooling over Sunday morning.

 

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It originally called for red meat, but I subbed in turkey meat and left out the mozzarella.

 

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I even used whole wheat noodles, and the BOY couldn’t tell the difference.

 

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Unfortunately, none of my pictures even do this recipe an ounce of justice because it is definitely something you should make this week!  And by you…I mean your ‘sous chef’.

 

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One warning though…you will have to do a little work because the recipe calls for cooked noodles.  I was surprised to see this last minute, but was easily able to whip up a box of pasta to add to the pot.  And, if you are short on time, you can cook everything on high for 3-4 hours.  This recipe makes tons, so there is more than enough for lunch and even some to share with friends.  Enjoy!!

 

What crockpot recipe have you pinned and not yet made?

 

 

Turkey Crockpot Ravioli Casserole

Adapted from Becoming Betty

 

Ingredients

1- 1 1/2 lbs lean turkey meat (I used 93/7)

1 onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce

1 can stewed tomatoes

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp Italian seasoning (I used basil)

salt/pepper to taste

12 oz fresh spinach

12 oz (I box) whole wheat bow tie pasta, cooked

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Mozzarella cheese (optional)

 

Directions

Brown ground turkey with onion and garlic. Put in crockpot and add sauce, tomatoes and seasonings.

Cook for 6-7 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high. Add spinach, pasta, and parmesan cheese during the last 30 minutes of cooking and turn crockpot to high.

If using, add the last 1/2 cup of mozzarella to melt on the top.

Serve immediately or store in fridge in airtight container.

16 thoughts on “My Crockpot is my Sous Chef

    • oh for sure! You will love it!
      I don’t usually eat a lot of pasta (it’s just not a favorite of mine) but this is perfect and filling and fabulous for fueling through my last pre race runs!

  1. Nice meal prep! I need to bust out our crock pot more often. I never use it… something about leaving an appliance on all day scares me. If it really is that fast, I might need to get over it (and buy a fire extinguisher jussssst in case).

    • good thinking on the fire extinguisher. Some of them have timers now so they will turn off. I usually leave mine on over the weekends when I am home or atleast in and out. I know a lot of people do there’s overnight too.

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