Crock Pot Challenge Roundup

Crock Pot Challenge Roundup

I am so glad I decided to do the Crock Pot Challenge with Julie from Peanut Butter Finger’s blog.  She asked fellow bloggers in January to challenge themselves to make ten Crock Pot recipes by the end of February and blog about them .  I’ve really enjoyed the whole process and had tons of luck with my recipes.  The challenge has connected me with other bloggers and I’ve found some great new blogs to read.


“Say what? New blog friends? Do you think they want to come over and pet me!”

It has also forced me to plan our meals ahead of time and try new foods I’ve been meaning to make for a long time.   That was actually one of my New Year’s Resolutions!


“Mom, those recipes were super tasty!”

I even enjoyed the challenge of improving my food photography skills!  I still have a long way to go with that one though.  My point and shoot camera can only go so far.

I’ve enjoyed posting about food so much that I’ve decided to keep planning and posting some of my recipes on Running in a Skirt!  Yay! We might take a break from the Crock Pot for a couple of weeks though.  The vegetarian and pescatarian recipes I decided to make were a little heavy on the soups and stews and the hubs and I both are ready to change it up for a couple weeks.


“Soup is perfect for the cold weather! What? Did you want the blanket?”

So here is a roundup of the ten Crock Pot Recipes I made and blogged about! Click on the recipe title for a link to the original post.

(I put some notes on our favorites at the bottom so make sure to scroll all the way down!)

Crock Pot Hearty Italian Vegetable Soup



Crock Pot Vegetarian Quinoa Italian Pepper                      



Crock Pot No Pre-Boil Mac & Cheese



Crock Pot Spicy Asian Shrimp Soup



Crock Pot Black Bean Enchilada Stack



Crock Pot Vegetarian Baked Potato Soup



Crock Pot Chunky Clam Chowder



Crock Pot Black Bean & Mushroom Chili



Crock Pot Cinnamon- Raisin Apple French Toast Bake



Crock Pot Cajun Shrimp & Rice


To sum up the recipes they are all vegetarian except the Cajun Shrimp & Rice, Clam Chowder and Asian Shrimp Soup.  Those are pescatarian.  I consider myself a pescatarian (a vegetarian who eats seafood and fish.)

The easiest recipe is the Vegetable Soup.  The most time consuming recipe is the Black Bean and Mushroom Chili.

My hubby says his favorites are the Clam Chowder, French Toast and Baked Potato Soup.

My favorites are the the Enchilada Stack, Quinoa Peppers and Clam Chowder.

The only recipe that didn’t work perfectly is the No Boil Mac & Cheese and I put some notes in the post about some alternatives. I think I got pretty lucky that I didn’t have any epic fails as it all was an experiment of sorts!


Did you try any of the recipes?  Which was your favorite?

What is your favorite Crock Pot recipe?

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By | 2017-08-15T14:04:32-04:00 March 2nd, 2013|All Vegetarian, Crock Pot Meals, Food, Recipe Roundup, Recipes|15 Comments


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  5. Ali March 6, 2013 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Baked Potato Soup.

  6. Amy @ Run with Perseverance March 5, 2013 at 12:36 am - Reply

    Those Quinoa Peppers look delicious! I just might be making that sometime in the near future 🙂

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    • JulieWunder March 5, 2013 at 2:54 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the link!

  8. Kim @ She Wines Sometimes March 4, 2013 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    I love your recipe roundup! That enchilada stack looks amazing. I also participated in the Crock Pot Challenge and walked away with many new favorites. My favorite meal was turkey meatballs, followed closely by french onion soup! 🙂

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2013 at 3:08 pm - Reply

      Kim– I love the banner on your blog– so pretty!
      The enchilada stack was super yummy.
      I’m going to have to try your crock pot bread– it sounds interesting! My kind of baking!

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  10. Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections March 3, 2013 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    Yummy! I didn’t realize you were vegetarian until now. I was a vegetarian for 6 years, and I still eat veggie about 75% of the time naturally.

    You’re so lucky you didn’t have any epic fails! I’m surprised I only had one disaster. My favorite recipe was probably the tomato basil parmesan soup I tried. And of course – your enchiliada stack was amazing too. I think that one was my husband’s favorite. 🙂

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2013 at 3:12 pm - Reply

      Well, the only reason I didn’t try Crock Pot oats where b/c of your fail and Julie (PBF) fail… I had that on my first list. It seemed like such a good idea….
      I will have to try your tomato basil parmesan soup. yum. yum.

  11. Sarah March 3, 2013 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    I have tried two of your recipes so far and they were delicious!! I made the French toast for a brunch with friends and we all enjoyed it. I made the peppers recipe and found that my crockpot was two small for the four huge peppers so I made two in the crockpot and two in the oven. I really liked the quinoa filling! Today I’m trying the enchiladas and I have the ingredients for the veggie soup later this week! Thanks for all the great recipes!!!

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2013 at 3:13 pm - Reply

      You are a cooking phenom! I’m so glad the blog gave you some cooking ideas 🙂

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