Slow Cooker Veggie Pot Pie Stew

What I made in the slow cooker this week: Chicken Pot Pie Stew. … into a comforting, hearty stew with  winter veggies, and potatoes

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Yield :

  • 6 servings | Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups

Ingredients :

  • 1 small onion
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 large sweet potato, chopped into 1/2″ cubes
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 1 small Chayote Squash, chopped into 1/2″ cubes (Or, vegetable of choice)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen green beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth, low-sodium
  • 2 cups low-fat milk (I used 1%) Note: Skim does not work for this recipe
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch + 2 tablespoons water, optional

Preparation :

  • Add all ingredients, except milk, cornstarch & water, to the slow cooker, cover and cook on low 8-9 hours, or until carrots are tender. The last 30 minutes of cooking time, combine cornstarch and water, add to slow cooker, stir. Add milk, stir, cover and continue cooking until thickened.
  • Optional thickening method: The last 30 minutes of cooking time, remove 1 cup broth & veggies, mash with a fork and return to slow cooker, stir. Cover and continue cooking 30 additional minutes.
  • NOTE: If a more subtle onion taste is preferred, add 2 teaspoons olive oil to a small skillet, turn to medium-low heat and saute onion until tender, about 5 minutes. Add to slow cooker with other ingredients.

Nutritional Info :

Calories: 97 | Total Fat: 1 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 3
Carbohydrates: 18 g | Sodium: 130 mg | Dietary Fiber: 4 g | Sugars: 7 g | Protein: 5 g

  • SmartPoints: 4

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