Side Dishes

Slow Cooker Mushroom Risotto

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Risotto, that yummy gourmet comfort food, has intimidated a lot of cooks, including me. The dish also gets a bad rap because it is very time consuming, needing to be stirred and added to constantly for at least 20 – 25 minutes. What busy Mom has that kind of uninterrupted time on her hands? But if you really think about risotto, and why it needs time and attention, it really lends itself to crock pot cooking.

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¼ c. olive oil, plus a little extra
2 shallots, minced
1¼ c. arborio rice
½ c. dry white wine
3¾ cups low sodium chicken broth
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dried thyme
½ c. grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese
3 tbs. heavy cream
8 oz. sliced mushrooms
Heat the oil in a saute pan and over medium heat saute the shallots until they are translucent. Coat the inside of the slow cooker with olive oil. Add the sauted shallots and oil to the slow...
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Nutritions

Calories
794

Sodium
1660mg
69% DV

Fat
31g
48% DV

Protein
24g
48% DV

Carbs
111g
37% DV

Fiber
10g
43% DV

I love entertaining, even if it is for a smaller group these days. I look forward to dinners with my kids, their spouses, and especially my little grandson. I always try to serve foods that’ll keep them wanting to come back for more, like my Corn Dip.

Corn Dip with Mexican Style Sour Cream Ingredients:
2 cans (15.25 oz) whole kernel sweet corn
1/2 cup onions ( diced )
1 can (4 oz) green chilis ( fire-roasted and diced )
1/3 package block style cream cheese ( full fat )
3/4 cup Mozzarella Cheese ( shredded )
3/4 cup Pepperjack Cheese
1/2 cup LALA Crema Mexicana
1 package tortilla chips
cilantro ( for garnish )
PAM Spray or similar
Nutritions

Calories
8879

Sodium
3818mg
159% DV

Fat
742g
1142% DV

Protein
90g
180% DV

Carbs
45g
15% DV

Fiber
15g
62% DV