Slow Cooker Baked Potato Bar

This Slow Cooker Baked Potato Bar is a delicious and fun DIY meal that is totally customizable. Make the perfect baked potatoes right in your slow cooker, grab those toppings and off you go!

Slow Cooker Baked Potato Bar

Slow Cooker Sunday is the best ever. Here’s what we’ve done so far in this series:

  1. Carne Asada Nachos 

  2. Thai Curry Chicken 

  3. French Onion Soup 

  4. Short Rib Stew 

  5. Slow Cooker Baked Apples 

  6. Classic Chicken Soup 

  7. Slow Cooker Chicken and Veggie Dinner

  8. Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes

Slow Cooker Baked Potato Bar
Serves 5
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Ingredients
  1. 5 russet potatoes or sweet potatoes
  2. 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter melted, or avocado oil
  3. Coarse sea salt, to taste
Topping ideas
  1. Steamed or roasted broccoli
  2. Cheddar Cheese
  3. Shredded Chicken (Slow Cooker or Rotisserie)
  4. Chopped Tomatoes
  5. Chopped Scallions
  6. Butter
  7. Coarse Sea Salt
  8. Crispy Bacon
  9. Hot Sauce
  10. Spicy Mayo
  11. Avocado
Instructions
  1. Rub potatoes with melted butter on all sides.
  2. Prick with a fork then place into your slow cooker.
  3. Sprinkle generously with sea salt and set on high for 4 hours.
  4. At 2 hours, flip the potatoes.
  5. When potatoes are done, slice them in half lengthwise, and squeeze inward, from the ends, so the soft mashed potatoes fill the center.
  6. Top with desired toppings and serve hot.
Notes
  1. If not using right away, store in the slow cooker on warm until ready to use.
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Slow Cooker Baked Potato Bar

Slow Cooker Baked Potato Bar

Slow Cooker Chicken and Veggie Dinner

This Slow Cooker Chicken and Veggie Dinner has everything you want, made in one slow cooker dish. It tastes like a big ‘ol Thanksgiving meal! Tender chicken and flavorful veggies that are cooked to perfection.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Veggie Dinner

Happy Slow Cooker Sunday! I am in love with this dish. Truly. It took me a few rounds to get it where I wanted it to be for you to make it, and MAN is this delicious. 

Slow Cooker Chicken and Veggie Dinner

I love the flavors that these fresh herbs add. Like Thanksgiving dinner!

Slow Cooker Chicken and Veggie Dinner
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
3 hr
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
3 hr
Ingredients
  1. 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter
  2. 3 garlic cloves, minced
  3. 1 onion, diced
  4. 3 carrots, diced
  5. 5 potatoes, diced
  6. 3 celery stalks, diced
  7. 8 bone-in chicken thighs
  8. Salt and pepper
Optional
  1. 1 red or green bell pepper, sliced
  2. 1 large sweet potato, cubed
Sauce
  1. 1/3 cup chicken broth
  2. 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
  3. 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  4. Pinch red pepper flakes
  5. 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  6. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  7. 1 bunch fresh thyme
  8. 1 bunch fresh sage
  9. 1 bunch fresh rosemary
  10. 1 small bunch fresh oregano
Instructions
  1. Place the garlic, onions, carrots, potatoes, pepper, and sweet potato in the insert of your slow cooker. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  2. Pat the chicken dry and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Place on top of veggies in the slow cooker.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together sauce ingredients and pour over the chicken.
  4. Place on high for 3 hours, or on low for 7 hours.
  5. Once done, place your oven on broil and transfer chicken to a baking sheet. Broil on high for 1 minute to crisp up the chicken skin.
  6. Season with additional salt and pepper and serve hot.
Notes
  1. 1. For fully dairy-free, omit butter
  2. 2. I prefer this without sweet potato as it gets a drop soft.
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 Slow Cooker Chicken and Veggie Dinner


Happy Cooking!

 

Classic Chicken Soup

This Classic Chicken Soup is my best chicken soup I’ve made to date, and it is made in the slow cooker! It has all the flavors of your classic chicken soup just like grandma used to make.  

Packed with tons of veggies and tender chicken, this classic comfort soup is perfect for a rainy Fall or Winter day, or if you come down with a little sickness.

Classic Chicken Soup

I am SO excited about this soup. Growing up in a Jewish home, chicken soup was a staple (and still is) for holidays and anytime someone started to come down with something. I’ve eaten A LOT of chicken soup in my day, and this is hands down my favorite. PLUS, it’s literally the easiest recipe to throw together.

Classic Chicken Soup

Classic Chicken Soup

Classic Chicken Soup
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Ingredients
  1. 3 garlic cloves, minced
  2. 5 carrots, diced
  3. 2 onions, diced
  4. 4 celery stalks, diced
  5. 1 3-pound whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  6. 6 cups water
  7. 1/3 cup chopped fresh dill
  8. 1 teaspoon fine sea salt, more for salting the chicken and more to taste
  9. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, more to taste
  10. 1 bay leaf
Instructions
  1. Place garlic, carrots, onion, and celery into the insert of your slow cooker.
  2. Pat chicken dry and season generously with sea salt, then add the chicken into the slow cooker.
  3. Add in the water, dill, salt, pepper, and bay leaf.
  4. Set on low for 8 hours.
  5. Once done, discard the bay leaf and remove the chicken to shred. Discard the skin and bones.
  6. Place chicken back into the slow cooker. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
Notes
  1. I buy pasture-raised chickens whenever possible.
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Classic Chicken SoupDoes chicken soup resonate with you like it does for me?

Easy Slow Cooker Baked Apples

I am so in love with these Easy Slow Cooker Baked Apples! They are just the right amount of sweet, they swarm your home with the most delicious fall scent, and they are super EASY to throw together.

Easy Slow Cooker Baked Apples

Slow Cooker Sunday is officially onto it’s second month and I am so excited that so many of you are loving this series like I am! 

Baked apples always used to intimidate me. I always thought they’d be a challenge to make. Not with your slow cooker! They come together so flawlessly.

Easy Slow Cooker Baked Apples

Easy Slow Cooker Baked Apples
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  2. 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  3. 1/4 cup maple sugar or coconut palm sugar
  4. 1/4 cup raisins
  5. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  6. Optional: 1/4 teaspoon apple pie spice
  7. Pinch of salt
  8. 4 tablespoons grass-fed butter
  9. 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  10. 6 organic Gala apples
  11. 1/2 cup apple cider or water
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix together walnuts, sugar, raisins, cinnamon, and pinch of salt.
  2. Cut a layer off the top of the apples with a knife. With a melon baller, a cookie scooper, or a sharp pairing knife, remove the core and seeds from each apple.
  3. Pack ⅛ cup of mixture into each apple, and place into the slow cooker.
  4. Place 1/2 tablespoon of butter over each apple. Pour the apple cider around the apples.
  5. Cover, and cook on high for 2 to 2½ hours until tender, but not falling apart.
  6. Serve warm, or add ice cream, caramel, or dairy-free whipped cream.
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Easy Slow Cooker Baked Apples

Check out the rest of the series here:  

Slow Cooker Short Rib StewSlow Cooker French Onion SoupSlow Cooker Thai Curry ChickenSlow Cooker Carne Asada

Slow Cooker Short Rib Stew

This Slow Cooker Short Rib Stew is comforting, light yet hearty, and full of flavor! It’s the perfect slow cooker Sunday meal that will have leftovers for lunches and dinners throughout the week! 

Slow Cooker Short Rib Stew

Two weeks ago I was in Indiana with an amazing group of bloggers visiting with Tuttorosso tomatoes, a brand I’ve worked with for a while now that I truly truly love.

We ate some REALLY good food, had a great food photography workshop led by Amanda of  Heartbeet Kitchen, toured one of their tomato farms, and went to their factory. They even made lunch from all of our blogs!

It was pretty amazing to see the tomatoes go from the truck and in just 45 minutes, right into the cans ready for us consumers. The quality and care that goes into each Tuttorosso can is really, really amazing to see, and is clear by their superior product. Here’s a little snippet from the trip, if you didn’t see it on my social media channels!

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Now, without further ado, SLOW COOKER SUNDAY. My new favorite series to hit LCK! This soup is brought to you in partnership with Tuttorosso Tomatoes. It is made with simple ingredients, has hearty flavor, and is perfect for the cooler weather that’s creeping up. 

Slow Cooker Short Rib StewHearty flavor, tender short ribs… mmm!

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Slow Cooker Short Rib Stew
Serves 6
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Ingredients
  1. 2 pounds boneless short ribs
  2. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil or grass-fed butter
  3. 3 garlic cloves, minced
  4. 1 onion, diced
  5. 4 potatoes, cubed
  6. 4 large carrots, diced
  7. 2 cups Tuttorosso Diced Tomatoes
  8. 5 cups beef broth
  9. 1 tablespoon arrowroot flour
  10. 1 teaspoon fine sea salt, more to taste
  11. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, more to taste
  12. Pinch of paprika
  13. 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  14. 1 bay leaf
  15. Pinch of red pepper flakes
  16. Optional: 1 cup cremini mushrooms
  17. Optional: 2 parsnips, diced
Instructions
  1. Trim excess fat off of the short ribs and cut them into small 1 1/2 inch bite-size cubes. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  2. In a skillet, heat oil or butter and brown short ribs on all sides.
  3. Place garlic, onion, potatoes carrots, and the parsnips and mushrooms if adding, in the bottom of your slow cooker.
  4. Place meat on top, then add in the diced tomatoes, beef broth, arrowroot flour, teaspoon of salt, pepper, thyme, bay leaf, and red pepper flakes.
  5. Set slow cooker to low for 8 hours. Once done, remove thyme sprigs and bay leaf, and add additional salt, pepper, paprika, and red pepper flakes as desired.
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Slow Cooker Short Rib StewHappy cooking, friends!

Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

This Slow Cooker French Onion Soup is comfort food at it’s finest. Packed with all of the french onion flavor you love and cooked just right, you’ll love this topped with my bread and cheese, or plain as a light onion soup!

slow-cooker-french-onion-soup5It’s official, you are all loving Slow Cooker Sunday as much as I am! We started with Carne Asada, then moved onto Thai Curry Chicken. Both of which have been MAJOR hits with you lovely individuals! Don’t forget to keep on tagging me on Instagram when you make a dish!

I took a little poll on Snapchat earlier this week to see which recipe you guys wanted first. The choices were…

A. Pork Ragu

B. French Onion Soup

C. Short Rib Stew 

D. Other

It was pretty close between the French Onion and Short Rib Stew, but don’t you worry, you’ll have both of them!

Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

You pile it allllllll in.

And then we’re going to cook those onions to perfection! 

Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

Slow Cooker French Onion Soup
Serves 8
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Ingredients
  1. 3 tablespoons grass-fed butter
  2. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil or avocado oil
  3. 4 white onions, sliced
  4. 2 red onions, sliced
  5. 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  6. 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  7. 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  8. 2 teaspoons dried thyme or 2 fresh thyme sprigs
  9. 2 bay leaves
  10. 1 teaspoon salt, more to taste
  11. 1 teaspoon black pepper, more to taste
  12. 7 cups beef broth
  13. 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
  14. 1 tablespoon arrowroot flour
  15. Optional: chili flakes
  16. Options: 1/4 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
  17. Optional: 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  18. Optional: 1 batch bread (see recipe here)
Instructions
  1. Place butter and oil in the bottom of your slow cooker insert.
  2. Add in sliced onions, coconut sugar, garlic, balsamic vinegar, half the salt and pepper, thyme and bay leaves. Toss to coat and cook on low for 6 hours.
  3. After 6 hours, add in beef broth, fish sauce, arrowroot flour, and the remaining salt and pepper.
  4. Let cook for the remaining 2 hours. Remove bay leaves and thyme sprigs if using fresh thyme. Taste and add salt and pepper as desired.
  5. Heat the oven to 350°F. Divide the soup between oven-safe bowls. Top each with a slice (or two) of toasted bread and sprinkle cheese in a thick layer over the bread and up to the edge of the bowl. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes until cheese is bubbling. Broil on high for 1 minute.
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Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

Happy cooking!