Category: One Pot Meals

Slow Cooker Spicy Ranch Tacos

Slow Cooker Spicy Ranch Tacos

My family loves Tacos! Tacos in the Slow Cooker are even better! Especially during the summer months when we all want to avoid heating the kitchen. This is one of my absolute favorite “go to” meals. I usually always have everything I need for it on hand. It’s cheap and filling, and better yet, delicious! 


Slow Cooker Spicy Ranch Tacos 

-1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts 

-packet ranch seasoning mix 

-packet taco seasoning mix 

-1 can black beans, rinsed and drained 

-1 can corn, drained 

-1 can Rotel, undrained**

-8 ounce block cream cheese. 

Place the chicken at the bottom of the slow cooker. Sprinkle ranch and taco seasonings on the chicken. Pour beans, corn and Rotel on top. Cook on low for 6-7 hours.*

1-2 hours before cook time is finished, place block of cream cheese in the slow cooker with the chicken mixture. 

When ready to serve, shred chicken, and stir mixture to make sure cream cheese is smooth and incorporated. 

Serve on tortilla shells with rice, cheese, and sour cream…or my in case, Taco Bell sauce. I loooove that stuff! 

I always overstuff my tacos 😱

Leftovers make great quesadillas! 

*I’ve made this many times as a freezer meal. Just place the chicken, beans, corn, Rotel, and seasonings in a gallon bag and freeze. You can thaw in the fridge overnight or place in the slow cooker, frozen. If cooking from frozen, add a couple of hours to the cook time. 

**You can also sub salsa for the Rotel. 

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One Pot Cheesy Ham and Pasta

One Pot Cheesy Ham and Pasta

Summer is officially in full swing here in the Sours’ household. We’ve been spending every possible moment outside, which means I am not wanting to spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking and doing dishes! Today was a busy and fun day. We had Homeschool group and were able to celebrate a sweet friend’s Birthday. We ate pizza and delicious cupcakes from Colombian House of Goodies and the kids went back and forth from the pool to the bouncy house. We came home happy, but worn out. You know what I’ve noticed though?! Regardless of how tired I am, the family still needs to eat. One Pot Meals save my tail a lot. 

I saw a recipe on Pinterest last week that sounded delicious, and changed it up to suit our tastes. It only took me 20 minutes from start to finish! One pot means minimal dishes. That left time for more important things, like making chocolate covered strawberries for dessert!! 


One Pot Cheesy Ham and Pasta 

-2 tablespoons butter 

-1 medium onion, diced 

-2 cups chicken broth

-1 cup half and half 

-4 cups uncooked egg noodles 

-2 cups cooked diced ham 

-1 cup frozen peas 

-1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 

-1/2 teaspoon salt 

-1/4 teaspoon pepper 

In a large pot or Dutch Oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add diced onions and brown for 5 minutes. 

Add chicken broth, half and half, and egg noodles and bring to a boil. 

Once mixture starts boiling, stir in diced ham, cover, and simmer on medium heat for 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently. 

After egg noodles are tender, add frozen peas, shredded cheddar, and salt and pepper. Cook and continue stirring for 2 more minutes.

Enjoy! 


We enjoyed ours on the front deck. It always makes me happy when the kids clean their plates! 


Elijah was up to his usual shenanigans of stealing food. 


Recipe adapted from: http://www.kevinandamanda.com/peas-ham-and-creamy-noodles/

Photos and wording my own. 

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