Comforting Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles

Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles on a plate.  This is downhome comfort food that's full of flavor and texture with carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, beef, and more. Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles...yup, even more amazing!

Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles is a downhome comfort dish full of flavor and texture.  The meat is fall apart tender, the carrots slightly sweet, and the onion, garlic, dijon mustard, worcestershire sauce, and thyme create an incredible flavor.  Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles…yup, even more amazing! 

 

Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles on a plate with fork. This is downhome comfort food that's full of flavor and texture with carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, beef, and more. Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles...yup, even more amazing!#beefstew #crockpot #slowcooker #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

 

YOU NEED THIS SLOW COOKER BEEF STEW OVER NOODLES IN YOUR LIFE

Why you ask?  Well, if the above isn’t enough, then let me just say that it’s darn cold outside!  It’s winter and cold and you deserve a warm comfort dish!  When you think of Beef Stew, do you think of warmth, sitting by a fire, childhood dinners after a day of playing in the snow?  I know I do. 

But also, you do a ton of s#%t!  And when was the last time that you came home to a hot meal?  THIS Slow Cooker Beef Stew can be that meal!  Making this in the Slow Cooker is like Mom made it for you again because it cooks all day while you are out and it’s waiting for you when you get home.  

Check out my List of 8 Easy & Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes  for more ideas!

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PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR BEEF STEW COOKING KIT

Here is a great hack!  Prepare all ingredients and store them in the fridge right in the slow cooker insert!  Then, when you’re ready to cook the meal, all you need to do is add the slurry, broth, and beef!

For this recipe, you will dice the carrots and onions.  You will chop the parsley and mince the garlic.  HACK: When you buy a head of garlic, mince all of the cloves at once and then freeze the minced garlic, so you always have it on hand!  For more Freezer Hacks to make meal prep easier, download this FREE FREEZER HACK SHEET!

Then measure out the dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf, salt, and pepper.  Finally, measure the dried thyme into the palm of your hand and crush it with your fingers, then add it to the container as well.

Carrots, onion, parsley, garlic, dijon in crockpot for the Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles recipe.  It's comfort food full of flavor and texture with carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, beef, and more. Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles...yup, even more amazing!  #beefstew #crockpot #slowcooker #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Spoon with Worcestershire sauce over Carrots, onion, parsley, garlic, dijon in crockpot for the Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles recipe.  It's comfort food full of flavor and texture with carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, beef, and more. Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles...yup, even more amazing!  #beefstew #crockpot #slowcooker #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Carrots, onion, and other ingredients in crockpot for the Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles recipe.  It's comfort food full of flavor and texture with carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, beef, and more. Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles...yup, even more amazing!  #beefstew #crockpot #slowcooker #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

 

COOK YOUR SLOW COOKER BEEF STEW

When you are ready to cook your Slow Cooker Beef Stew, you will make the cornstarch slurry and add it plus the broth to the slow cooker.  

Then add the cut beef. Stir to combine, then set the slow cooker to LOW for 8-10 hours depending on your schedule.

Carrots, onion, broth and other ingredients in crockpot for the Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles recipe.  It's comfort food full of flavor and texture with carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, beef, and more. Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles...yup, even more amazing!  #beefstew #crockpot #slowcooker #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Beef, carrots, onion, broth, and other ingredients in crockpot for the Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles recipe.  It's comfort food full of flavor and texture with carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, beef, and more. Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles...yup, even more amazing!  #beefstew #crockpot #slowcooker #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Beef, carrots, onion, broth, and other ingredients in crockpot for the Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles recipe.  It's comfort food full of flavor and texture with carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, beef, and more. Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles...yup, even more amazing!  #beefstew #crockpot #slowcooker #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Cook on Low for 8 or 10 hours, depending on your schedule.

When you are ready to eat, cook the rice noodles according to package instructions.  Of course, you can use other types of noodles, such as Egg Noodles, but I was trying to keep this gluten free.

Serve the stew over the noodles and garnish with parsley. Enjoy!

😍 Carrie

Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles on a plate. This is downhome comfort food that's full of flavor and texture with carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, beef, and more. Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles...yup, even more amazing! #beefstew #crockpot #slowcooker #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

 

Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles on a plate. This is downhome comfort food that's full of flavor and texture with carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, beef, and more. Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles...yup, even more amazing!#beefstew #crockpot #slowcooker #easydinners #dinnerrecipes
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Comforting Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles

Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles is downhome comfort food.  It's full of flavor and texture with carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, beef, and more.  Make it in the Slow Cooker and it's like your Mom made it for you because it cooks all day while you are out and it's waiting for you when you are home.  Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles...yup, even more amazing! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Beef, beef stew, crock pot, crockpot, easy dinner, easy recipes, gluten free, noodles, one pot, pasta, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced onion 2 small yellow onions or 1 large
  • 2 cloves garlic 2 tsp
  • 3/4 cup parsley chopped
  • 1 tbls Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tbls Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp Dry thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 3 cups Beef Broth
  • 1 lb Beef Stew Cut
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese Optional for garnish
  • 10 oz Rice Noodles or Egg Noodles

Instructions

Prep Ahead Steps for your Beef Stew

  1. Peel and dice the carrots.  Peel and dice the onion.  Mince the garlic.  Chop the parsley.  Reserve some of the parsley for garnish.  Add all of these to a storage container or bag.  (Note, you can store these right in the slow cooker insert in the fridge!)

    Carrots, onion, parsley, garlic, dijon in crockpot for the Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles recipe. It's comfort food full of flavor and texture with carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, beef, and more. Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles...yup, even more amazing! #beefstew #crockpot #slowcooker #easydinners #dinnerrecipes
  2. To the same storage container, add the Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf, salt, and pepper.  Finally, measure the dried thyme into the palm of your hand and crush it with your fingers, then add it to the container as well.

    Carrots, onion, and other ingredients in crockpot for the Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles recipe. It's comfort food full of flavor and texture with carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, beef, and more. Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles...yup, even more amazing! #beefstew #crockpot #slowcooker #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Cook the Slow Cooker Beef Stew

  1. Make the cornstarch slurry.  Measure out 1/2 cup of cold broth and mix in the 1/4 cup of cornstarch until completely dissolved.  If your broth is not cold, you can add the cornstarch to 1/2 cold water instead.

  2. Add the prepared ingredients to the slow cooker (if you have not already done so to store them).

  3. Pour in the broth and the cornstarch slurry. Then add the cut beef. Stir to combine, then set the slow cooker to LOW for 8-10 hours depending on your schedule.

    Beef, carrots, onion, broth, and other ingredients in crockpot for the Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles recipe. It's comfort food full of flavor and texture with carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, beef, and more. Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles...yup, even more amazing! #beefstew #crockpot #slowcooker #easydinners #dinnerrecipes
  4. When you are ready to eat, cook the rice noodles according to package instructions.  Note, you can swap these out for Egg Noodles if you prefer.

  5. Serve the stew over the noodles and garnish with parsley and parmesan cheese (optional).  Enjoy!

    Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles on a plate. This is downhome comfort food that's full of flavor and texture with carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, beef, and more. Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles...yup, even more amazing!#beefstew #crockpot #slowcooker #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Easy 30-Minute Sun Dried Tomato Chicken

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken cooked on a pan with a piece cut. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

This ridiculously Easy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken has only 4 ingredients* and takes only 30 minutes from start to finish!  It’s slightly sweet, slightly tangy, and hugely delicious!  Sun dried tomatoes have an intense flavor, so a little goes a long way and when rehydrated and blended, turn into a thick and lucious sauce.  The sauce coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It’s a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly!

*Note, the 4 ingredients do not count the water, salt, and pepper in this recipe.

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken breasts cooked on a pan. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Delicious Flavor and Good for You!

Sun Dried tomatoes are a wonderful ingredient to keep on hand in the freezer and pull out for an easy last-minute dinner.  They are tomatoes that are dried in the sun so all of the tomato flavors and nutrients concentrate.  Sun Dried tomatoes provide vitamins C and K, iron, and the antioxidant, lycopene, which makes them a healthy ingredient to add to your meals.

Have sun dried tomatoes leftover?  No problem!  Try this delicious and easy Mexican Pasta Salad with Sun Dried Tomato Dressing!

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken breasts cooked on a pan. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Quick note!  This post contains affiliate links, which means I earn a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you purchase from them.  This commission is what helps me keep this blog afloat :).  But, I also share these links because I have used the products, genuinely love them, and want you to know exactly what I used. 

PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR SUN DRIED TOMATO CHICKEN

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming.  Prepping meals ahead can make ALL the difference!  So, here are the steps you can do the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge…

For this recipe, you can prepare it entirely in advance and let the chicken marinate in the tomatoes.  Then simply cook in the oven when ready to eat!

Start by making the sauce.  Add the Sun Dried Tomatoes, Olive Oil, Water, Garlic, Salt, and Pepper to a mini food processor.  My Cuisinart Mini Food Processor is one of my absolute favorite and most used gadgets in my kitchen!

Pulse to blend until creamy with small pieces of tomato.

Ingredients in food processor for Sun Dried Tomato Chicken.  It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Ingredients blended in food processor for Sun Dried Tomato Chicken.  It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

 

Add to 3 chicken breasts in bag, scoop the tomato sauce on top, then squish it around so all of the chicken is coated.   Marinate overnight or just mix and then transfer to baking sheet pan.  You can add a fourth chicken breast if you like, just check the recipe notes for ingredient increases.

Ingredients blended in food processor with chicken in bag for Sun Dried Tomato Chicken. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Sun Dried Tomato sauce in bag with raw chicken. Sun Dried Tomato Chicken is slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Sun Dried Tomato sauce in bag with raw chicken. Sun Dried Tomato Chicken is slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

COOK YOUR SUN DRIED TOMATO CHICKEN 

Place the Sun Dried Tomato Chicken breasts on an oiled sheet pan and bake in a 400F degree oven for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165F.

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken breasts raw on a pan. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

NOTE!!  Let the chicken rest after you take it out of the oven!  You want it to rest for at least 5 minutes so that the juices from the chicken redistribute instead of seeping out.  This way, the chicken stays moist and juicy!

I like to slice each breast into 4 slices on an angle and then serve each person 3 slices.  Serve with rice, potatoes, pasta, or quinoa.  Add a salad or roasted vegetables and it’s an easy meal!  Try these delicious side dishes to go with this Sun Dried Tomato Chicken:

ENJOY!

😍 Carrie

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken cooked on a pan with a piece cut. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

 

 

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken breasts cooked on a pan. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes
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30-Minute Easy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken

This Easy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken is slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword 30 Minute Meal, chicken, chicken dinner, easy dinner, easy recipes, sun dried tomato, tomatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 tbls olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • Dash of salt
  • 3 Chicken Breasts, skinless, 8 oz each

Instructions

Prep Ahead

  1. Add the Sun Dried Tomatoes, Olive Oil, Water, Garlic, Salt, and Pepper to a mini food processor.
    Ingredients in food processor for Sun Dried Tomato Chicken. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes
  2. Pulse to blend until creamy with small pieces of tomato.
    Ingredients blended in food processor for Sun Dried Tomato Chicken. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes
  3. Add to 3 chicken breasts in bag, seal the bag and squish it around to coat the chicken.  Then marinate overnight or just mix and then transfer to baking sheet pan for cooking.

    Sun Dried Tomato sauce in bag with raw chicken. Sun Dried Tomato Chicken is slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Cook!

  1. Preheat oven to 400F degrees when you are ready to cook.

  2. Place Sun Dried Tomato coated Chicken breasts on an oiled sheet pan and bake in oven for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165F.

    Sun Dried Tomato Chicken breasts raw on a pan. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes
  3. NOTE!!  Let the chicken rest after you take it out of the oven!  You want it to rest for at least 5 minutes so that the juices from the chicken redistribute instead of seeping out.  This way, the chicken stays moist and juicy!

    Slice each chicken breasts into 4 slices on an angle.  Serve each person 3 slices and Enjoy!

    Sun Dried Tomato Chicken cooked on a pan with a piece cut. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes

Recipe Notes

Note, serving size here is about 6 ounces per serving.  3 Chicken breasts each about 8oz, can then be sliced and served in 4 portions.  If you want to add a 4th chicken breast, simply increase the sun dried tomatoes to 3/4 cup and add a touch more water and olive oil to ensure you get a smooth texture with some small tomato bits.