Slow Cooker Vegetable Tips
Can you steam vegetables in a slow cooker?
Yes, you can steam vegetables in a slow cooker. To steam, pour water into the slow cooker. Throw veggies into a steamer basket or foil and set above the water. Cook covered on high for about 2-4 hours, or whenever the veggies are tender. Check out more vegetarian recipes
you can throw in your slow cooker.
What are the best vegetables for the slow cooker?
The best vegetables for a slow cooker are sturdier veggies like celery, carrots, tomatoes, onions, peppers and green beans, like we used in this recipe. Also, cauliflower, corn, beets, potatoes (both Russet and sweet), mushrooms and squash are all great contenders, too. Stumped on what to serve with these simmered veggies? Check out these other healthy eating recipes
for some inspiration.
How long does it take to cook vegetables in a slow cooker?
It typically takes about 7-8 hours to fully cook vegetables in a slow cooker. Most slow cooker dishes
vary in cook time, depending on which setting you choose: low or high. Remember that all canned vegetables are already cooked, so they'll need less time than raw.
1 cup: 113 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 379mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.