Fix-It and Forget-It Revised and Updated: 700 Great Slow Cooker Recipes (10 page)

Egg and Broccoli Casserole

Joette Droz

Kalona, IA

Makes 6 servings

Prep. Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 3½-4 hours

Ideal slow-cooker size: 4-qt.

24-oz. carton small-curd cottage cheese

10-oz. pkg. frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained

2 cups (8 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese

6 eggs, beaten

⅓ cup flour

¼ cup melted butter,
or
margarine

3 Tbsp. finely chopped onion

½ tsp. salt

1. Combine first 8 ingredients. Pour into greased slow cooker.

2. Cover and cook on High 1 hour. Stir. Reduce heat to Low. Cover and cook 2½-3 hours, or until temperature reaches 160° and eggs are set.

Serving suggestion: Sprinkle with shredded
cheese
, if desired, and serve.

Easy Spinach Quiche

Sue Hamilton

Minooka, IL

Makes 6 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 3 hours

Ideal slow-cooker size: 4- to 5-qt, oval-shaped

2 pkgs. flat refrigerated pie dough

5 eggs

1 cup spinach dip

4 oz. prosciutto, diced

4 oz. pepper jack cheese, diced

1. Press pie crusts into cold slow cooker. Overlap seams by ¼ inch, pressing to seal. Tear off pieces to fit up the sides, pressing pieces together at seams.

2. Cover. Cook on High 1½ hours.

3. Beat eggs in a mixing bowl. Stir in spinach dip, prosciutto, and cheese. Pour into hot crust.

4. Cover. Cook on High 1½ hours, or until filling is set.

5. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Don’t peek. It takes 15-20 minutes for the cooker to regain lost steam and return to the right temperature.

Janet V. Yocum, Elizabethtown, PA

Baked Oatmeal

Ellen Ranck

Gap, PA

Makes 4-6 servings

Prep. Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 2½-3 hours

Ideal slow-cooker size: 3-qt.

⅓ cup oil

½ cup sugar

1 large egg, beaten

2 cups dry quick oats

1½ tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. salt

¾ cup milk

1. Pour the oil into the slow cooker to grease bottom and sides.

2. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well.

3. Bake on Low 2½-3 hours.

Apple Oatmeal

Frances B. Musser

Newmanstown, PA

Makes 4-5 servings

Prep. Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 5-6 hours

Ideal slow-cooker size: 2-qt.

2 cups milk

2 Tbsp. honey

1 Tbsp. butter (no substitute!)

¼ tsp. salt

½ tsp. cinnamon

1 cup dry old-fashioned oats

1 cup chopped apples

½ cup chopped walnuts

2 Tbsp. brown sugar

1. Mix together all ingredients in greased slow cooker.

2. Cover. Cook on Low 5-6 hours.

Serving suggestion: Serve with milk or ice cream.

Variation:

Add ½ cup light
or
dark raisins to mixture.

Jeanette Oberholtzer

Manheim, PA

Cook your favorite “Plum Pudding” recipe in a can set inside a slow cooker on a metal rack or trivet. Pour about 2 cups warm water around it. The water helps steam the pudding. Cover the can tightly with foil to help keep the cake dry. Cover the cooker with its lid. Cook on High.

Eleanor J. Ferreira, North Chelmsford, MA

Breads

Healthy Whole Wheat Bread

Esther Becker

Gordonville, PA

Makes 8 servings

Prep. Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 2½-3 hours

Ideal slow-cooker size: 5- to 6-qt.

2 cups warm reconstituted powdered milk

2 Tbsp. vegetable oil

¼ cup honey,
or
brown sugar

¾ tsp. salt

1 pkg. yeast

2½ cups whole wheat flour

1¼ cups white flour

1. Mix together milk, oil, honey or brown sugar, salt, yeast, and half the flour in electric mixer bowl. Beat with mixer for 2 minutes. Add remaining flour. Mix well.

2. Place dough in well-greased bread or cake pan that will fit into your cooker. Cover with greased tin foil. Let stand for 5 minutes. Place in slow cooker.

3. Cover cooker and bake on High 2½-3 hours. Remove pan and uncover. Let stand for 5 minutes. Serve warm.

Corn Bread From Scratch

Dorothy M. Van Deest

Memphis, TN

Makes 6 servings

Prep. Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 2-3 hours

Ideal slow-cooker size: 6-qt.

1¼ cups flour

¾ cup yellow cornmeal

¼ cup sugar

4½ tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1 egg, slightly beaten

1 cup milk

⅓ cup melted butter,
or
oil

1. In mixing bowl sift together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the center.

2. Pour egg, milk, and butter into well. Mix into the dry mixture until just moistened.

3. Pour mixture into a greased 2-quart mold. Cover with a plate. Place on a trivet or rack in the bottom of slow cooker.

4. Cover. Cook on High 2-3 hours.

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