Homemade Slow Cooker Chicken Soup

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Comforting chicken soup tastes so much better when it\\\'s from scratch. Easy to put together in the slow cooker.

1 whole chicken, about 4 pounds, no giblets
1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
3 celery stalks, diced
3 carrots or about 1 cup of carrots, peeled and chopped
3 bell peppers, cleaned and diced
3 medium baking potatoes, peeled and diced
14.5 ounces (1 can) of diced tomatoes in juice
3/4 cup fresh parsley
8 garlic cloves, crushed
3 bay leaves
1 tbs crushed red pepper flakes*
salt and pepper to taste**
Put the whole chicken, onion, celery, carrots, bell peppers, potatoes, tomatoes into a large slow cooker.Cover with cold water to cover by 1-2 inches. Add the parsley, garlic, bay leaves, red pepper flakes,...
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Nutritions

Calories
5508

Sodium
3344mg
139% DV

Fat
94g
145% DV

Protein
152g
305% DV

Carbs
1018g
346% DV

Fiber
108g
434% DV

You can't beat the ease of this creamy and cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta for a 30-minute dinner that the whole family will love. Made-from-scratch skillet mac and cheese is tossed with kielbasa and tender broccoli florets so that you get an entire meal in one pan. This kid-friendly dish is perfect for busy weeknights!

2 c uncooked elbow macaroni
1 1/2 c chopped broccoli florets
1 T olive oil
13 oz smoked sausage ( such as kielbasa )
1/2 c finely diced onion
2 T butter
2 T all purpose flour
1 1/2 c half and half
8 oz sharp cheddar
4 oz smoked gouda
1/2 t dry mustard
Kosher salt and pepper
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  • Cook macaroni in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente, according to package instructions. During the final 3 minutes of cooking time, add the broccoli florets to the boiling water with...
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Nutritions

Calories
756

Sodium
738mg
30% DV

Fat
39g
61% DV

Protein
31g
62% DV

Carbs
62g
21% DV

Fiber
4g
18% DV