Have you ever wished that you come home from a long day at work and have your food ready? If so, then crockpot is the choice for you. This invention has undoubtedly made lives more manageable.
A crockpot is also a slow cooker because of its hours-long cooking tendency, but that is a massive advantage for those who work a full-day job. All they need to do is add all the ingredients to the slow cooker when leaving the house and set the device to warm mode, lasting 8-10 hours. That’s it; they’ll be coming home to a fully-cooked warm meal. Along with that, a slow cooker uses lesser electricity than an oven.
Any noodles-related recipe is instinctively popular in every generation. Very few people can say no to a warm noodles casserole served warm to them. A slow cooker has proved to be a more accessible mode for so many casserole recipes. A few popular recipes are;
Chicken Noodle Casserole in a Crockpot:
All we need for this recipe is; chicken, a little bit of chicken broth, onion, herb, and garlic seasoning, sour cream, your noodles of choice, potato chips, and cheese of your choice.
We’re going to start by putting chicken, broth, chopped onions, and seasoning to taste in the slow cooker, and then set the cooker on high if you want to cook it for 3-4 hours or put it on low if you plan on keeping it to cook for longer. After that, shred the chicken, and add the sour cream along with your boiled noodles. For this, you can use egg noodles, wheat noodles, or soba noodles. Wait till the noodles are cooked in the broth for about 30 minutes on High. Garnish your meal with cheese on top. You can add also add crushed potato chips for a better taste.
Chicken Cheese Noodles:
Your ingredients for this recipe are; boneless chicken, a cup of chicken soup, a cup of chicken broth, a cup of shredded mozzarella, butter, and seasonings including salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and oregano.
First, grease the cooker with butter, and place the chicken breasts. Then, top it with soup and season it with spices as per taste. Next, add a piece of butter and pour in the broth. Let it cook for 5-6 hours on low heat. Now, shred the chicken, add the cheese and add the egg noodles. Let it continue cooking until the noodles are tender. Add a little cheese on top and serve it alongside your favorite light snack for a finishing touch.
Another easy go-to recipe that you can follow effortlessly. All you need is half a cup of grated parmesan cheese, four boneless chicken breasts, one jar of marinara sauce, four slices of mozzarella cheese, one egg, Italian seasoning, and cooked pasta (optional).
In a bowl, combine parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and salt to taste; in another bowl, beat an egg. Crumb coat the chicken in the egg and the season and cheese mixture. Transfer the chicken to the cooker. Very slowly, pour the sauce over the chicken and cook for 4-5 hours on low. When it’s cooked, top it with cheese and let it cook till the cheese melts. Enjoy your meal, or if you want, you can also serve it on top of hot cooked pasta.
These slow cookers have been popular since the 1970s, even since women started joining the workforce, because these provided them a ready dinner when they came home.
These might not be ideal for every recipe, but as long as it’s about noodles and pasta, slow cookers are a great help.
So, the next time you don’t feel like cooking after work, there’s no need to opt for a take-out. All you should do is put your ingredients in the cooker, and you’ll have your food ready when you get home.