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Easy crock pot walking tacos

Easy crock pot walking tacos

These crock pot walking tacos are an easy weeknight dinner for the family or a crowd! Serve them for Cinco de Mayo or Taco Tuesday!

One of my son’s favorite lunches to get at school is Walking Tacos. If you haven’t heard of them, it’s basically all of the taco fixings served on top of Frito’s or Doritos. We do Taco Tuesday every week in our house and I decided to do the walking tacos but in a crock pot for our family of 4. Scroll down for my recipe and be sure to pin for future!

Easy Crock Pot Walking Tacos

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag Frito’s corn chips (you can also use Doritos)
  • 1 package of ground turkey or beef
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 1 yellow pepper diced
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 tbsp of garlic minced
  • 1 can of Rotel tomatoes and diced chilies
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • shredded lettuce
  • sour cream
  • shredded cheese
  • guacamole (optional)

Easy crockpot walking tacos

Directions:

1.) Start by spraying the bottom of the slow cooker with nonstick spray or olive oil.

2.) Pour the fritos on the bottom of the crockpot.

3.) Add the meat, onions, peppers, garlic, Rotel, and taco seasoning.

Easy crock pot walking tacos

4.) Stir well and cook on low for 1-2 hours.

easy crock pot walking tacos

5.) When ready to serve scoop in a bowl and top with shredded lettuce, sour cream, cheese and guac.

6.) If you wish, top with more fritos for some extra crunch.

Note – putting the fritos in the crock pot will cause them to get a little soft. If you don’t like the texture, add all ingredients except the fritos into the crock pot. Then when getting ready to serve, layer your bowl with a layer of chips first, then add the taco fixings from the crock pot!

Enjoy!!!

Serve with my spicy pineapple ranch water or one of these margaritas 🙂

 

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Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore

Crockpot chicken cacciatore

If you’re looking for an easy, warm comfort meal, this is it! I hadn’t made this crockpot chicken cacciatore in a long time and I just made it for dinner the other night and I thought, “Why is this not on the rotation?” Chicken in a delicious rich sauce of tomatoes and peppers is packed with flavor and the perfect dinner the whole family will love! Scroll down for my recipe.

Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore

Ingredients:

  • oilve oil
  • 1 pack of boneless chicken thighs (I chose skinless as well but you do you)
  • salt/pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 large red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 large green bell pepper sliced
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 packet of Italian seasoning
  • fresh Basil, chopped

Directions:

1.) Drizzle some olive oil in the bottom of the crockpot.

2.) Add the chicken, sprinkle with salt and pepper.

3.) Add the garlic, tomatoes, peppers, onions and pack of Italian dressing seasoning.

4.) Stir combining all ingredients so that it coats the chicken.

5.) Allow to cook on high for 4 hours.

6.) When ready to serve, top with some chopped fresh basil.

This is great served over pasta or with some bread to sop up all the juice. If you’re trying to watch your carbs I love it over cauilflower rice, spaghetti squash or over green beans.

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crockpot chicken cacciatore

Crockpot chicken cacciatore

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Sheet pan gnocchi with sausage and butternut squash

Sheetpan gnocchi with sausage and butternut squash

If you’re looking for an easy comforting weeknight meal, this sheet pan gnocchi is where it’s at. Crispy pillowy gnocchi with sausage, butternut squash and spinach topped with shredded gruyere cheese and the best part, it’s ready in 30 minutes! Scroll down for my easy sheet pan gnocchi recipe. And for another one of my favorite fall sheet pan recipes, click here.

Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Sausage and Butternut Squash

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag of gnocchi (I used Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi but you can use any kind)
  • 1 package of sweet italian chicken sausage, cut into chunks.
  • 1 butternut squash, cubed
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1 cup of brussel sprouts, shaved or sliced thin
  • olive oil
  • garlic
  • salt/pepper
  • sage leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 bag fresh baby spinach
  • gruyere cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

On a large baking sheet, spread out the gnocchi, sausage, butternut squash, onion and brussel sprouts. Drizzle with olive oil, chopped garlic, salt and pepper and toss. Sprinkle with fresh sage.

Sheet pan gnocchi with sausage and butternut squash

Bake in the oven for about 20-25 minutes, flipping occasionally so it can roast evenly.

Remove from the oven after 20-25 minutes and add the fresh baby spinach to the sheet pan. Sprinkle with shredded gruyere cheese.

Sheet pan gnocchi with sausage and butternut squash

Place back in the oven and broil for 5-10 minutes until the spinach is wilted and everything is golden brown.

Remove from the oven and serve. Top with additional shredded cheese.

Enjoy!!!!

Sheetpan gnocchi with sausage and butternut squash

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Sheet pan gnocchi with sausage and butternut squash

Sheet pan gnocchi with sausage and butternut squash

This is an easy, comforting sheet pan dinner. Crispy pillowy gnocchi with roasted sausage and butternut squash ready in 30 minutes!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bag gnocchi
  • 1 butternut squash chopped
  • 1 package sweet Italian chicken sausage
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1 cup brussels sprouts shaved or sliced thin
  • olive oil
  • garlic
  • salt/pepper
  • fresh sage leaves
  • 1 package fresh baby spinach
  • shredded gruyere cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • On a large baking sheet, spread out the gnocchi, sausage, butternut squash, onion and brussel sprouts. Drizzle with olive oil, chopped garlic, salt and pepper and toss. Sprinkle with fresh sage.
  • Bake in the oven for about 20-25 minutes, flipping occasionally so it can roast evenly.
  • Remove from the oven after 20-25 minutes and add the fresh baby spinach to the sheet pan. Sprinkle with shredded gruyere cheese.
  • Place back in the oven and broil for 5-10 minutes until the spinach is wilted and everything is golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and serve. Top with additional shredded cheese.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword fall, sheet pan

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