Easy Slow Cooker Recipes for Entertaining
Chill out with these healthy holiday recipes using your slow cooker.
Slow Cooker Recipe No. 3: Crab Stuffed Mushrooms continued...
1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
1 can (6 1/2 ounces) crabmeat (or 1 cup fresh crabmeat), rinsed and
Dash or two Tabasco
Black pepper to taste
18 medium sized mushrooms, stems removed
- Preheat slow cooker to high heat.
- In small bowl, combine mayonnaise, fat-free sour cream, bread crumbs,
Parmesan cheese, and garlic. Fold in the crabmeat. Add Tabasco and black pepper
- Spoon heaping teaspoons full of crab filling into mushroom caps.
- Arrange mushroom caps (crab side up) in the bottom of the preheated slow
cooker. Add cover and cook on HIGH for about 2 hours. Reduce heat to LOW and
serve the crab-stuffed mushrooms from the slow cooker, if desired.
Yield: 9 servings (2 mushrooms per serving)
WebMD Weight Loss Clinic members: Journal as 1/2 cup vegetables with
1 tsp fat maximum.
Nutrition Information: Per serving: 59 calories, 5 g protein, 4 g
carbohydrate, 2.5 g fat, .6 g saturated fat, 16 mg cholesterol, .5 g fiber, 177
mg sodium. Calories from fat: 38%.
Slow Cooker Recipe No. 4: Chicken Sausage Cornbread Stuffing
8 ounces reduced-fat, fully cooked chicken sausage (such as Aidell's
Chicken Apple Sausage)
1 cup small diced onions
1 cup small diced celery
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon fresh chopped sage (or 1 teaspoon dried)
1 tablespoon fresh chopped rosemary (or 1 1/2 teaspoon dried)
1 tablespoon fresh chopped thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried)
3 cups crumbled prepared cornbread (see recipe below)
3 cups cubed whole-wheat bread (toasted in a toaster to stiffen)
1 cup chicken broth (double-strength, if possible)
1 large apple, cored and diced
2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley (2 teaspoon parsley flakes)
2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup chopped red pepper
- Preheat slow cooker to low or high heat. Brown the sausage and cut into a
- In large nonstick frying pan, saute the onions and celery in canola oil for
a few minutes. Stir in sage, rosemary, and thyme and continue to cook and stir
over medium heat until mixture is softened (about 2 minutes more). Spoon
mixture into large mixing bowl and stir in the sausage and the remaining
- Coat the inside of the slow cooker crock with canola oil cooking spray and
spoon stuffing mixture into crock. Heat on low a couple of hours before the
dinner party or potluck, or heat for one hour on high heat. If mixture seems
too dry, drizzle more chicken broth over the top and stir.