Festive, Fix-It-Fast Slow Cooker Recipes
With these slow cooker recipes, you can enjoy home cooked holiday meals without the fuss.
Slow Cooker Shepherd's Pie
WebMD Weight Loss Clinic members: Journal as 1 portion
frozen dinner regular OR 1 1/2 cups hearty stew OR 3/4 cup starchy foods
without added fat + 1 serving lean meat without added fat + 1/2 cup vegetables
without added fat.
6 cups cooked, peeled, hot, drained, potato quarters (if potatoes are large,
cut into 6 or 8 pieces)
2 tablespoons whipped butter or less-fat margarine
6 tablespoons fat free half and half (or low fat milk)
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cups cooked lean meat of your choice, cut into bite-size pieces (roasted
turkey, roast beef, etc.)
2 1/4 cups frozen mixed vegetables, lightly cooked or thawed (such as a blend
of green beans, wax beans, and baby carrots)
10.5-ounce can condensed cream of celery soup (with around 4.5 grams fat per
1/2 cup serving)
1/3 cup fat free sour cream
4 green onions -- white and part of the green -- chopped
3/4 cup shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese (optional)
- Add hot potatoes (from colander) directly to large mixing bowl. Add the
whipped butter and fat free half-and-half, and beat on low until desired
texture is achieved.
- Add salt and pepper to taste. Coat inside of the slow cooker with canola
cooking spray and spread mashed potatoes in the bottom. Sprinkle black pepper
over the top, if desired. Spread pieces of meat evenly over mashed potatoes.
Top with mixed vegetables.
- Add condensed cream of celery soup to a 2-cup measure. Stir in sour cream
and green onions. Spread mixture over the top of the vegetables in the slow
cooler. Sprinkle with black pepper, if desired. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2
hours or LOW for 4 hours. Afterward, if you are using cheese, sprinkle it over
the top and cook on HIGH until cheese is melted (about 20-30 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Per serving: 367 calories, 29 g protein, 46 g carbohydrate,
6.8 g fat, 1.1 g saturated fat, 61 mg cholesterol, 6 g fiber, 487 mg sodium.
Calories from fat: 17%.