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A delicious back to school recipe that has under 10 ingredients found at Walmart. This kid favorite dinner meal can’t get any easier. Spaghetti sauce is blended with chicken and salsa for a zesty pasta dish that even the pickiest of eaters are sure to enjoy.
Are your kids into making slime? My daughter is obsessed with making this gooey project – we are at Walmart frequently for more supplies.
The latest slime ingredient trip tied in nicely for picking up some simple ingredients for dinner, making a great back to school recipe.
Shopping together is the perfect way to get my 9 year old to help with dinner – from store to table! While this recipe needs no coaxing, getting kids in the kitchen is a great way to get them trying new foods! 🙂 Check out fun recipes to make with your kids here.
You can shop the ingredients from the photo. How cool is that?! Just hover over the photo to click through to Walmart.com to purchase them!
If you follow Create Kids Club, you know I focus on using fresh, healthy, quick food to get kid friendly dinner meals made simply.
In those situations, I turn to prepackaged or canned goods to help get dinner ready. I am selective in my choices and have a couple to share with you today that make getting dinner ready quickly possible. Together, the canned goods and crock pot are the perfect equation for a back to school dinner! And you know I LOVE my crock pot
You need under 10 ingredients for this slow cooker dinner recipe.
The key is that all of the ingredients are those that can be kept in your pantry to pull out on busy nights.
Did you know you can cook pasta right in the crock pot? Keep reading to find out how.
Let’s get started with the recipe.
For this dish, I used Swanson® Premium Chicken.
It’s already cooked and ready to use, simply open the can. It also happens to be low fat and qualifies as heart healthy.
Next up – a jar of Prego® Italian Sauce.
I like this sauce because it’s made with real ingredients and has a rich flavor.
Pick your favorite salsa. I went with Pace® because it has a nice southwestern flavor and is made with handpicked veggies.
Next, add a jar of tomato sauce and minced garlic.
Pour in your favorite pasta noodles, stir, and let cook!
I cooked this for 2.5 hours. You could let it cook longer, but the pasta will not hold up as well.
Just before serving, stir in cheese.
Voila! A kid favorite dinner meal perfect for back to school. Your kids will request this one over and over again!
Crock Pot Chicken Pasta
This kid favorite can't get any easier. Spaghetti sauce is blended with chicken and salsa for a zesty pasta dish.
- (2) 9.75 oz. cans Swanson® Premium Chicken, drained
- 24 oz. jar Prego® Italian Sauce
- 24 oz. jar Pace®
- 29 oz. can tomato sauce
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- 3 cups dry pasta, such as bow tie
- 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
To crock pot, add chicken,
tomato sauce, garlic,
and dry pasta.
Cook on low for 2.5 hours.
Stir in shredded cheese just before serving.
To extend cooking time, omit pasta until the last 2 hours or boil noodles and add them when serving.
What is your go to back to school recipe?! I’d love to add more fresh recipes to my menu this year!
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