Steamboat Ski Season Recipes

[fusion_text]Steamboat Ski Season Recipes

Coming to Steamboat Springs for your epic ski vacation this year? We want you to spend your time in Steamboat out enjoying what this great town has to offer. So take a moment to read some quick recipes that will ensure your time is being spent on the slopes with your friends and family instead of in the kitchen! We can take care in making sure your property has a crock pot to use but all of our kitchens are able to withstand any type of fare you decide to cook! We will add a new easy recipe every week but if you have a recipe that you would like to share please email us at – we would love to hear from you!

Before you set out to buy all your ingredients we suggest stopping by Steamboat Meat & Seafood. Located just downtown at 1030 Yampa Street, you can purchase fresh or froze seafood, gourmet sausage, local game and lots of other goodies that are super delicious.

If you would rather Simply Steamboat do the shopping, we can arrange for all the ingredient to be stocked on your shelves before you arrive – making your vacation that much easier! If you are not in the mood to cook while you are here we can make your reservations for you – just give us a call or email and your friendly Simply Steamboat concierge would be happy to set those up for you.

We are a proud company to be able to offer such a personal service when you stay with Simply Steamboat.

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies

The easiest one pot recipe ever! Simply throw everything in and that’s it! Prep time is only 10 minutes! Cook on LOW for 8 hours and 5 minutes.


  • 8 Bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 16 ounces baby red potatoes, halved
  • 16 ounces baby carrots
  • 16 ouches green beans, trimmed
  • 2 table spoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

For the sauce:

  • ½ coup reduces sodium soy sauce
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • In a large bowl, combine soy sauce, honey, ketchup, garlic, basil, oregano, red pepper flakes and pepper.
  • Place chicken thighs, potatoes, carrots and soy sauce mixture into a 6-qt slow cooker. Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours OR high for 3-4 hours. Add green beans during the last 30 minutes of cooking time.
  • OPTIONAL: Preheat oven to broil. Place chicken thighs onto a baking sheet, skin side up, and broil until crisp – about 3-4 minutes.
  • Serve chicken immediately with potatoes, carrots and green beans, garnished with parsley, if desired.


Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie

This recipe will warm your bones after a long day of skiing (or night skiing). Prep time is only 10 minutes, so throw it together before you go out for the day and you will have a warm yummy meal waiting for you back at your Simply Steamboat Condo.


  • boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 5 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 10.5oz cans of Campbell’s Healthy Request Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 cup of skim milk
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 16oz bag frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 12oz car of Pillsbury Grands Jr. Flaky Biscuits


  • Place the chicken breast in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Top the chicken with the diced onion and celery
  • In a small bowl, combine the chicken soup, milk, garlic powder, thyme, salt and black pepper; whisk until mixed well. Pour the mixture into the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.
  • About 30 minutes before serving, remove the chicken from the slow cooker with a slotted spoon and shred with two forks. Place the shredded chicken back in the slow cooker and add the frozen vegetable and parley. Stir to mix. Cook for an additional 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 F. Once preheated, bake the biscuits according to the package directions.
  • To serve, place a heaping 1 cup serving of the chicken mixture in each bowl and top with a biscuit.


Cold Day Apple Cider

Nothing beats a cup of hot apple cider on a cold Steamboat day. This is a recipe that you can enjoy in your mug or let the apple and spice fragrance fill your condo. Apple cider has a rich history in the UK. It helped travelers stay warm in the cold climates. Just like history, this apple cider can warm your bones here in Steamboat Springs CO! We thought of two different recipes; the quick and easy and the long but worth it!

Quick and Easy Apple Cider


  • 1 (64 fluid ounces) bottle of apple cider
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • Bottle of Cloves
  • 2 oranges
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar


In a crock pot (supplied by Simply Steamboat of course), combine apple cider, cinnamon sticks and 2 oranges that are full of cloves. Stir in brown sugar on high heat. Reduce heat to low when you see it bubbling.

Long but Worth it Apple Cider


  • 6 cups apple cider
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 6 whole allspice berries
  • 1 orange peel, cut into strips
  • 1 lemon peel, cut into strips


  • Pour the apple cider and maple syrup into a large stainless steel saucepan.
  • Place the cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice berries, orange peel and lemon peel in the center of a washed square of cheesecloth; fold up the sides of the cheesecloth to enclose the bundle, then tie it up with a length of kitchen string. Drop the spice bugle into the cider mixture.
  • Place the saucepan over moderate heat for 5-10 minutes, or until the cider in very hot but not boiling.
  • Remove the cider from the heat. Discard the spice bundle. Ladle the cider into big cups or mugs, adding a fresh cinnamon stick to each serving if desired.

Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler 

Oh boy – The sound of this make our mouths water! The smell alone takes me back to my Nana’s famous peach cobbler we would all enjoy as a family. This quick and easy recipe can be prepped in 15 minutes and enjoyed after a long day of skiing.


  • 6 ounces dark brown sugar
  • 3.5 ounces rolled oats
  • 4 ounces all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground all-spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 20 ounces frozen sliced peaches


  • Combine the sugar, oats, flour, baking powder, allspice, nutmeg and kosher salt in a large bowl.
  • Add the butter and work into the dry ingredients until a crumbly texture is formed.
  • Fold in the peach slices.
  • Butter the bottom and sides of a 3-quart cooker.
  • Add the mixture to the slow cooker and cook on low for 3 to 3 1/2 hours.
  • Serve immediately and with vanilla ice cream on top!

Crockpot Lasagna Soup

This is a favorite of Simply Steamboat. Maybe because it’s a big ole bowl of pasta after a chilly day up on the mountain – but we love it all the same! If this blog had a scratch and sniff you would be in heaven with us. This is a perfect meal for everyone!


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3 cups of beef broth
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of dried parsley
  • 1 table spook of dried basil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1, 28 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1, 6 oz can of tomato paste
  • 1 cup V8
  • 2 cups uncooked shell pasta
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup of water
  • OPTIONAL – Topping – shredding cheese


First mix together the can of tomatoes and paste in the crockpot

Next add broth, beef, garlic, parsley, basil, onion, V8 and salt/pepper

Cover and cook on LOW for 7-8 hours (enough time to get some powder shredding in) or HIGH for 4-5 hours.

When 30 minutes are left of cook time, add in the 1 cup of water and noodles. Stir to combine and put the lid back on.

Lastly you serve to all your starving skiers and boarders with some yummy cheese on top!



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