Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Slow Cooker Cannellini Bean Stew with Tomatoes, Italian Sausage, and Kale from Kalyn's Kitchen

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This ugly-but-delicious Slow Cooker Cannellini Bean Stew is one of my favorites!  (Photos from Kalyn's Kitchen.)

There is certainly nothing beautiful or glamorous about this Slow Cooker Cannellini Bean Stew with Tomatoes, Italian Sausage, and Kale from Kalyn's Kitchen, but this recipe is so delicious and comforting that I've made it many times since I first posted the recipe in 2009.  I use hot turkey Italian Sausage to give it a little kick, and love to eat it with plenty of freshly-grated Parmesan cheese on top.  The soup freezes well, so if you have a big slow cooker I'd double the recipe!

Ingredients for this Crock Pot Recipe:
Hot turkey Italian sausage, olive oil, canned petite dice tomatoes, canned Cannellini beans, garlic, dried basil, dried oregano, ground fennel, chicken stock, chopped kale.  For serving:  freshly-grated Parmesan cheese.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Crockpot Browned Butter Pumpkin Cheesecake from Crockpot Gourmet

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Delicious Browned Butter Pumpkin Cheesecake, made in the slow cooker!  (Photos from Crockpot Gourmet.)

I promised a few more slow cooker pumpkin recipes, and I hope this dreamy-sounding Crockpot Browned Butter Pumpkin Cheesecake from Crockpot Gourmet can help make up for my lack of pumpkin recipes earlier this month.  This recipe looked so amazing to me that I decided to feature it even though the cheesecake crust uses purchased Golden Oreo cookies.  Yes, I realize that's not a from-scratch ingredient, and you can certainly make a from-scratch crust if you prefer.  Jen says the melted caramel is optional, but I can't imagine you'd want to skip it.  This could be a great optional for either Halloween or Thanksgiving; hope you enjoy!

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
Golden Oreo Cookies, butter, cream cheese, sugar, sour cream, egg, pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon (or pumpkin pie spice), butter. Optional topping: melted caramel.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats from Rachel Cooks

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All the flavors of pumpkin pie in a delicious slow cooker breakfast!  (Photos from Rachel Cooks.)

It's late October already, and other than sharing 20+ Recipes for Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili, I've been a very bad blogger this year when it comes to featuring slow cooker recipes with pumpkin!  But there's still a few more cooking days before Halloween, so I'm going to try to make it up to you, starting with this recipe for Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats from Rachel Cooks.  This crock pot breakfast cooks overnight, and when you wake up your house is filled with the amazing aroma of pumpkin pie.  Wouldn't this be a nice breakfast to wake up to on Halloween morning?

Ingredients for this Crock Pot Recipe:
Steel cut oats, water, skim milk, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, salt.  Optional toppings: extra milk, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, toasted pecans.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Easy Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Curry Soup from Eat at Home

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Tiffany says Easy Thai Chicken Curry Soup only takes 10 minutes to get in the slow cooker!  (Photos from Eat at Home.)
For everyone who wants a soup with lots of complex flavors but simple preparation, this Easy Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Curry Soup from Eat at Home will fit the bill.  You can cook the bone-in-chicken, vegetables, curry powder, and stock all day while you're at work if you use the low setting; then finish the soup when you get home with the shredded chicken meat, rice, and coconut milk to cook a little longer.  This is not an authentic Thai recipe, but it sounds delicious to me!

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
Bone-in chicken, onion, carrots, celery, curry powder, chicken broth, long-grain white rice, coconut milk.  Optional:  Cilantro, Sriracha Sauce

Monday, October 20, 2014

Crock Pot Picadillo Stuffed Peppers from Skinnytaste

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Gina takes delicious Crock Pot Picadillo and turns it into stuffed peppers! (Photos from Skinnytaste.)

Doesn't everyone love the idea of taking delicious leftovers and turning them into another great meal?  That's what my friend Gina did in this recipe for Crock Pot Picadillo Stuffed Peppers  from Skinnytaste, and I love the sound of Picadillo Beef used in a stuffed pepper mixture.  And this is made entirely from leftovers, so it's quick to get into the slow cooker!

Ingredients for this Crock Pot Recipe:
Red bell peppers, leftover cooked brown rice, crock pot picadillo, water, reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese.

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