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Cooking Light Slow CookerCooking Light Slow Cooker

Cooking Light Slow Cooker

Cooking Light Slow Cooker

The slow cooker is a proven solution when it comes to hands-free, carefree cooking, and this collection of recipes offers more than convenience. These vibrant and creative recipes offer intense flavors, rich textures, and interesting ingredients. And because they’re from Cooking Light, they provide a host of health benefits. As a bonus, many of the recipes also include multicooker directions.

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United States
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English
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Meredith Corporation
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1 min.
cooking light slow cooker

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8 min.
01. the basics

WHY USE A SLOW COOKER? The slow cooker isn’t just a resource for when you lack the time or energy to cook; it’s also the anytime solution for making mouthwateringly tender foods that are full of flavor. Here are some of the other benefits that your slow cooker offers: Saves Prep Time and Effort Most of the recipes here limit handson prep time to 20 minutes or less. Often, there are just a few simple steps to complete before food goes into the slow cooker. Eliminates the Need to Tend Food While it Cooks Once you cover the cooker and set the temperature, you can walk away—even leave home—for hours until the food is ready. Uses Energy Efficiently Slow cookers use very little energy, approximately the same amount as a single light bulb. Keeps Your Kitchen from Getting Hot Unlike…

7 min.
02. starters

Gruyère-Bacon Dip Photo p. 9 HANDS-ON 15 MIN. TOTAL 1 HR. 45 MIN. Serve this dip with assorted vegetable dippers or sturdy crackers. It’s also tasty as a condiment spread on burgers. ½ cup chopped onionCooking spray4 oz. shredded Gruyère cheese(about 1 cup)½ cup canola mayonnaise1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce½ tsp. dry mustard⅛ tsp. freshly ground black pepper1 (8-oz.) block fat-free cream cheese, softened2 Tbsp. chopped scallions4 center-cut bacon slices, cooked and crumbled 1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add chopped onion to pan; saute 5 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat. 2. Place onion in a 2½-quart electric slow cooker coated with cooking spray. Add cheese and next 5 ingredients. Stir until blended. Cover and cook on low for 1½ hours or until cheese melts, stirring after 45 minutes. Top with chopped scallions and…

13 min.
03. vegetarian

Polenta with Roasted Tomatoes and Parmesan HANDS-ON 25 MIN. TOTAL 3 HR. 35 MIN. Searching for an easy yet elegant dinner-party dish? This recipe is for you. The lightly charred cherry tomatoes are not only a vivid topping but also add sweet smokiness that complements the polenta. 2 cups unsalted vegetable stock2 cups 1% low-fat milk1 cup water1 cup uncooked stone-ground polenta or cornmeal½ tsp. kosher salt½ tsp. black pepper1½ oz. Parmesan cheese, grated (about ⅓ cup)1½ Tbsp. unsalted butter3 cups cherry tomatoes1 Tbsp. olive oil2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil1 tsp. balsamic or red wine vinegar1 oz. watercress or mesclun greens½ oz. Parmesan cheese, shaved 1. Stir together stock, milk, water, polenta, and ¼ teaspoon each of the salt and pepper in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low until liquid…

20 min.
04. soups & stews

Moroccan-Spiced Chicken Stew Photo p. 26 HANDS-ON 30 MIN. TOTAL 5 HR. 30 MIN. The chicken, sweet potato, and chickpeas all contribute to the nice textured bite of this stew. And the tomato broth takes it to the next level. When eating, you’ll want to have a toasted baguette at the ready to soak it all up. 1 tsp. ground cumin½ tsp. ground cinnamon½ tsp. ground coriander¼ tsp. cayenne pepper8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 2¼ lbs.), trimmed2 Tbsp. olive oil1 cup vertically sliced yellow onions2 tsp. minced peeled fresh ginger1½ cups unsalted chicken stock1½ cups chopped peeled sweet potato1 (28-oz.) can no-salt-added whole peeled tomatoes1 (15-oz.) can no-salt-added chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed¼ cup golden raisins1½ tsp. kosher salt1 tsp. lemon zest plus 1½ Tbsp. fresh juice¼ cup fresh cilantro sprigs (optional) 1. Stir…

25 min.
05. meats

Brisket with Melted and Pickled Onions HANDS-ON 25 MIN. TOTAL 8 HR. 25 MIN. Brisket is a prime example of a food that does fare better with even, gentle, long, low heat. It would take you about three to four hours of oven or stovetop braising to get it tender, so why not go longer, lower, and unattended in the slow cooker for meat that’s even more tender with less fuss? In this recipe, minimal seasonings combine with beef and onions so that the flavor focus is squarely on the brisket; a bright, pickled onion garnish balances all that beefiness. 3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided1 (2-lb.) beef brisket, fat trimmed to ¼ in.1 tsp. black pepper2½ tsp. kosher salt, divided2 bay leaves2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce⅔ cup plus 2 Tbsp. water, divided1 lb. sweet onions,…