Slow Cooker Side Items Recipes (Most Popular)
Low-calorie and high-fiber, these tasty (not fried) beans make a quick supper when spread upon warm corn tortillas topped with melted cheese.
Brown rice that's ready when you are--and packed with flavor
It looks like jam, but it's bursting with whole fruit and thick enough to eat with a fork. Serve over pork roast, on top of yogurt or cottage cheese, or on your morning toast.
Serve as a side dish or over pasta or rice as a main dish.
The perfect way to make mashed potatoes for a large gathering.
Try this spicy Asian paste in your slow-cooker stews, broth based soups, or combined with yogurt as a zippy sandwich spread.
A low-fat, lower-sodium twist on an old family favorite.
A filling breakfast for cool mornings.
A farily healthy style of chicken wings, these are baked, not fried. You may substitue mild chicken wing sauce for hot if you perfer a hotter tasting wing. You may also increase the Tabasico sauce. If you perfer your wings on the mild side, stick with the recipe the way it is.
A family favorite side dish for any meal. You can't go wrong with potatoes, cheese and bacon!
Yummy beans with bits of smoked ham.
A low fat/low sugar alternative to canned cream corn.
This makes a homestyle custard type macaroni and cheese. You can easily add extra vegetables (bell peppers, summer squash, and eggplant are all delicious) to give it a nutrition boost.
The traditional stove method take too long to make for someone like me who's always on the go. By using the slow cooker you are not sacrificing any flavor but I can save a few hours cooking by the stove.
A great way to have piping hot cereal ready first thing in the morning.
This is a MUCH lower calorie, lower fat version of a recipe that sounded good to me.
Makes 4 cups - each serving 1 TBSP
Apple butter is a highly concentrated form of apple sauce, produced by long, slow cooking of apples with cider or water to a point where the sugar in the apples caramelizes, turning the apple butter a deep brown. The concentration of sugar gives apple butter a much longer shelf life as a preserve than applesauce. Apple butter was a popular way of using apples in colonial America, and well into the 19th century. The term “butter” refers to the thick, soft consistency, and apple butter’s use as a spread for breads. Typically seasoned with cinnamon, cloves, lemon juice and other spices, apple butter may be spread on buttered toast, used as a side dish, an ingredient in baked goods, or as a condiment.
Try this fragrant seasoning blend anytime you want to replace salt in your recipes.
an easy applesauce you cook in the crockpot
This is a thick, creamy, fresh, healthy, homemade, yogurt without any of the thickeners, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, or fillers used in store-bought brands. Once you make this, as long as you always save a half cup in the refrigerator, you'll never have to buy yogurt again. I added several tips I learned along the way so you don't have to suffer through the learning process like I did. This should provide you with tasty yogurt on your first try! I prefer to use Nancy's Organic Whole Milk Yogurt for my initial "yogurt culture" due to the fact it has 15 different strains of bacteria and 127 billion live cultures, but you can use any yogurt you like as long as it has active, live cultures. I included directions on how to make Greek yogurt in step #6, I've added alternate cooking methods in step #7, and lots of tips to perfect the taste and texture to your liking. I hope you enjoy! (With sugar, it's 165 calories, 33g carbohydrate/ sugar).
Some delicious CHILE!
Great whole grain breakfast to make the night before and have for breakfast, can make and store leftovers for later!
Tons of Fibre and Protein. Less then 10 grams of fat.