Side Dishes

Slow Cooker Roasted Vegetables

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I struggle with making side dishes sometimes . . . after all the time that it takes to prepare the main course, I am usually out of energy to think of side dishes. These vegetables are so quick and easy to throw together, plus you can use whatever vegetables you have available (perfect for using up any leftovers!). I love making these in the summer because they take hardly any time to throw together and my kitchen stays cool since I don't need to use my oven!

6
4 potatoes, chopped into large pieces (any kind of potato will work- I usually leave the skin on)
2 carrots, sliced (I actually used baby carrots and chopped them into thirds)
1/2 onion, sliced
2 zucchinis, thickly sliced (these cook faster than the other vegetables, so make them pretty thick)
Olive Oil
1 packet dry Italian dressing mix

Other vegetables we like to use:
green peppers, asparagus, yellow zucchini squash, snap peas, fresh green beans, etc. Almost anything goes!
Place chopped vegetables in a large bowl. Drizzle vegetables with olive oil. Sprinkle packet of dry Italian seasoning over the vegetables. Lightly toss so that all the vegetables are covered in oil and...
See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
182

Sodium
50mg
2% DV

Fat
0.29g
0% DV

Protein
4g
9% DV

Carbs
41g
14% DV

Fiber
5g
22% DV

A pot of homemade Chicken and Rice Soup is a cozy farmhouse favorite! Made from scratch with tender chicken breasts, fresh vegetables and white rice, it's a nourishing meal that will warm you from the inside out. Add biscuits, dinner rolls, or a crusty loaf of bread to complete the satisfying, easy dinner on a chilly day.

2 bone in skin on chicken breasts
1 T canola oil
1/2 c finely diced onion
1/2 c finely diced celery
1/2 c finely diced carrots
1 clove minced garlic
1 bay leaf
2 t minced fresh thyme
2 t minced fresh rosemary
8 c chicken stock
4 c cooked white rice
2 T chopped fresh parsley
1 T fresh lemon juice
12 cups
  • Pat chicken dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper on all sides.
  • Heat oil in a large Dutch oven or soup pot over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the chicken and cook...
    See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
7467

Sodium
8299mg
345% DV

Fat
81g
125% DV

Protein
269g
538% DV

Carbs
1348g
458% DV

Fiber
59g
238% DV

Tuna Noodle Casserole

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Family friendly Tuna Noodle Casserole made with a simple cheddar cheese sauce and crunchy buttery Parmesan panko breadcrumbs,

Tuna Casserole:
8 ounces wide egg noodles
5 tablespoons butter (unsalted)
5 tablespoons flour
2 1/2 cups milk (2%)
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
1 cup shredded white cheddar
2 pouches tuna in water
1 cup frozen baby peas
Crumb Topping:
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons butter melted
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
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Nutritions

Calories
517

Sodium
605mg
25% DV

Fat
30g
46% DV

Protein
20g
41% DV

Carbs
38g
13% DV

Fiber
4g
18% DV
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