Slow cookers are for so much more than starchy, fat-filled casseroles and soups: they’re also for elegant appetizers and side dishes for that fancy dinner party you’re hosting but don’t have enough time to prep for. Expand your slow cooker horizons with this easy and scrumptious artichoke dish.
- 6 artichokes, washed, tops sliced off and stemms trimmed
- 1 cup whole-grain bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup grated, reduced-fat parmesan cheese
- 1 bunch flat leaf parsley, chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
1. Combine bread crumbs, cheese, parsley, salt and pepper. Spread artichoke leaves and fill pockets generously with mixture until.
2. Place artichokes in the slow cooker and add about an inch of water to the bottom. Drizzle olive oil over the artichokes. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 5-6 hours, until the leaves are tender.
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 4.5g||6%|
|Saturated Fat 1.5g||8%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2g|
|Total Carbohydrate 28g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber 9.5g||32%|
|Total Sugars 3g|
|Includes 1g Added Sugars||2%|
|Sugar Alcohol 0g|
|Other Carbohydrate 7g|
|Vitamin D 0mcg||0%|
|Vitamin A 32.8mcg||4%|
|Vitamin C 25.6mcg||30%|
|Vitamin E 0.7mg||6%|
|Vitamin K 107.8mcg||90%|
|Vitamin B6 0.2mg||10%|
|Vitamin B12 0.2mcg||8%|
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Artichokes, Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs (whole Wheat Flour, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Molasses, Honey, Wheat Fiber, Soybean And/or Canola Oil, Yeast, Salt, Mono And Diglycerides, Calcium Propionate (preservative), Mono Calcium Phosphate, Calcium Sulfate, Ammonium Sulfate, Datem, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Soy Lecithin, Oat Fiber, Whey Solids, Ascorbic Acid), Parmesan Cheese (milk, Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Parsley, Olive Oil, Salt, Black Pepper.
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