Friday, November 21, 2014

Slow Cooker Holiday Mashed Potatoes with Bacon, Parmesan, Ricotta, and Thyme from 365 Days of Slow Cooking

Delicious Holiday Mashed Potatoes with Bacon, Parmesan, Ricotta, and Thyme, and they're made in the slow cooker!

Slow Cooker Holiday Mashed Potatoes with Bacon, Parmesan, Ricotta, and Thyme from 365 Days of Slow Cooking featured on SlowCookerFromScratch

I've already posted ideas for Mashed Potatoes in the Slow Cooker, but when I saw this new post for Slow Cooker Holiday Mashed Potatoes with Bacon, Parmesan, Ricotta, and Thyme from 365 Days of Slow Cooking, I just had to share it as a separate post so you wouldn't miss it if you're looking for an extra-special option for holiday mashed potatoes.  And I love that Karen used the Crock-Pot Casserole Slow Cooker for these; perfect for a holiday event where you need a lot of potatoes to feed a crowd.

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
  • red potatoes
  • water
  • salt
  • bay leaf
  • garlic
  • butter
  •  heavy cream
  • ricotta cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • bacon
  • fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato-Apple Sauce from Yankee Kitchen Ninja

Make this Slow Cooker Sweet Potato-Apple Sauce and use the sauce to make Sweet Potato Applesauce Muffins!

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato-Apple Sauce from Yankee Kitchen Ninja featured on SlowCookerFromScratch.com
(All photos from Yankee Kitchen Ninja.)

You may be wondering why I'm featuring this idea for Slow Cooker Sweet Potato-Apple Sauce from Yankee Kitchen Ninja smack in the middle of the Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Recipes.  If that thought did cross your mind, I'm excited to tell you how Jules turned this sweet potato-apple sauce into Two-Ingredient Sweet Potato Applesauce Muffins.  Oh yes indeed; doesn't that sound like a fun bread offering for Thanksgiving dinner?  And both recipes are wonderfully simple, just in case you might be a little bit busy right now!

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
  • apples
  • sweet potatoes
  • water 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Crockpot Green Bean Casserole from Crockpot Gourmet

This delicious CrockPot Green Bean Casserole has no canned soup!

Crockpot Green Bean Casserole from Crockpot Gourmet featured on SlowCookerFromScratch.com
(All photos of Crockpot Green Bean Casserole from Crockpot Gourmet.)

I was excited when I spotted this no-canned-soup Crockpot Green Bean Casserole from Crockpot Gourmet, and it was partly because Jennifer made it in the new Crock-Pot Casserole Slow Cooker!  I recently purchased one of these slow cookers where the crockery part is shaped like a casserole dish, and I'm really liking it.  But if you don't have the new casserole slow cooker (yet!) you can make this in any oval-shaped CrockPot.  Of course, this recipe does use fried onions in a can, which are most definitely not a "from-scratch" ingredient, but Thanksgiving only comes once a year so if you like fried onions on your green bean casserole, you have my blessing.

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
  • frozen green beans
  • thick cut bacon
  • shallot
  • garlic
  • flour
  • chicken broth
  • heavy cream
  • salt
  • Italian or Steak Seasoning blend
  • pepper
  • Parmesan cheese
  • fried onions from a can

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Slow Cooker Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms from The Foodie Corner

Love these Cheese-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms made in the slow cooker!

Slow Cooker Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms from The Foodie Corner featured on SlowCookerFromScratch.com
  (Photos from The Foodie Corner.)

When I have guests for dinner I love to serve a little nibble before the meal to get the conversation started, and the minute I saw this recipe for Slow Cooker Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms from The Foodie Corner, I loved the sound of this for a dinner party appetizer.  Long before you're busy cooking the rest of the dinner, you can put these cheese-stuffed portobellos in the slow cooker and let them cook away.  And this would make a lovely appetizer any time of year, but wouldn't this be perfect to add to your collection of Slow Cooker Thanksgiving ideas?

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
  • Portobello mushrooms 
  • garlic 
  • parsley 
  • lemon zest 
  • chili powder
  •  Kefalotyri cheese (or use Grado Padano or Pecorino.)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Slow Cooker Gluten-Free Dressing (Stuffing) from The Weary Chef

Delicious and Gluten-Free Cornbread Stuffing, made in the slow cooker!

Slow Cooker Gluten-Free Dressing (Stuffing) from The Weary Chef featured on SlowCookerFromScratch.com
(Photos from The Weary Chef.)

Last year I shared a collection of Slow Cooker Stuffing Recipes (as well as 50 Recipes for a Slow Cooker Thanksgiving,) so between now and Thanksgiving I'm going to feature the new slow cooker Thanksgiving recipes I've spotted since then, and there have been quite a few good ones.  This Slow Cooker Gluten-Free Dressing from The Weary Chef sounds delicious, and it also includes a link to the recipe for Andi's own version of gluten-free cornbread.

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
  • Butter
  • onion
  • green bell pepper
  • celery
  • kosher salt
  • poultry seasoning
  • Andi's Gluten-Free Southern Cornbread
  • gluten-free sandwich bread
  • chicken broth
  • half and half
  • egg
  • cayenne pepper (optional).

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