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So my boss has decided to have a potluck at his house. Only problem is that it is next wed right after work. I was trying to figure out what I can make and have it be hot (I have to go home after work and pick it up anyway because I ride my bike to work). I decided that something in the crock pot might work.

anyone have any good potluck crock pot ideas for a side dish or I suppose even a main dish? I generally only make soups or roasts in it...neither of which are appropriate for a potluck.
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I once had some sort of broccoli cornbread thing my friend made in a crockpot.. it was pretty tasty.

I'll go see if I have the recipe, I think I got it from her.
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This is a slightly lower-fat version of what I have here:

http://www.foodreference.com/html/br...cornbread.html

This is the original version:

http://www.basic-recipes.com/cp/broccolicornbread.htm

You can also make scalloped potatoes in the crockpot...
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I've made simple potatoes this way:

In crockpot, put small potatoes with skin on (red-skinned ones), toss with some olive oil and pressed garlic cloves. Cook on low all day, and season with salt and pepper.
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Unfortunately I am not a fan of cornbread. sad.gif
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I made this over the weekend:

http://www.recipezaar.com/Italian-Le...ley-Soup-81047

It was pretty good. I added a little bit of oil and a bunch more veggies than it called for.


Have you tried McCormick's Slow Cooker spice pouches? They're incredible, and pretty low in salt (comparatively). I like the pulled pork packet. It was surprisingly tangy, and so easy it was criminal.
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My problem really isnt that I dont know of anything that I can cook in the crock pot...its that I dont know anything appropriate for a potluck. It needs to be a good, healthy side dish of some sort (soups are really difficult for potlucks because then I have to take bowls and spoons and such).

I am about to give up and go with desert instead.
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I always take dessert to potlucks. biggrin.gif Does that help?

You can make baked potatoes in a crockpot. Take those, plus some toppings? Or do you have a small crockpot? You could make cheesy dip and have chips. Not healthy, but always good.

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Sure. But the pulled pork would fit that bill I think.
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Thats not really a side dish though.

Besides I hate BBQ sauce. uhoh2.gif
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This isn't healthy but it sure sounds tasty! I'm no help am I? It came from Wyrillco's crock pot recipes she emailed me a few years ago.


Creamy Red Potatoes (5 Points)

2 Pounds Red Potatoes – quartered
8 Ounces Neufchatel Cheese
10 3/4 Ounces Cream of Potato Soup
1 Envelope Ranch-style Dressing Mix

Place potatoes in slow cooker. Beat together the cream cheese, soup and salad dressing mix. Stir into potatoes. Cover and cook on Low 8 hours, or until potatoes are tender.

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 234 Calories; 9g Fat (35.9% calories from fat); 7g Protein; 31g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 30mg Cholesterol; 390mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat.
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OH! Why don't you make a cheese ball with that fancy mix?
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Here's another wyllie rillco recipe from her crock pot recipe extravaganza.

Wiener Bean Pot (3.5 Points)

20 ounces (2 16 oz cans) great northern beans rinsed and drained
1 3/4 cups (one 15 oz can) Hunts Tomato Sauce
2 tbs. Brown Sugar Twin
l tbs. prepared mustard
l tsp. dried parsley flakes
12 oz Healthy Choice 97% fat free frankfurters diced
1/2 cup chopped onion

In a slow cooker container, combine great northern beans, tomato sauce, brown sugar twin, mustard, and parsley flakes. Add frankfurters and onion. Mix well to combine. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours. Mix well before serving.

Serves 6 (1 cup) Each serving equals: 193 Calories l gm fat, 16 gm pr, 30 gm ca, 978 mg. So
70 mg Cl 7 gm Fi WW: 3.5 points



I just wanted to say wiener.
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Thats my backup plan. The chocolate one and grahm crackers for desert.
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I found something. I am making a pea dish (sort of indian flavored) and I am going to serve it with naan. I got it from a crock pot recipe cookbook.
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It looks like it is vegan. I will post the recipe after I try it.
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Oh, if anyone would like that whole file of recipes, shoot me an email at:

cimhoff at broomfield dot org

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Ok...it was excellent...I should post the recipe!
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Should be easy to make vegan!

Yellow split pea soup with cumin and lemon

1.5 cups yellow split peas, sorted and rinsed
5 cups water (I used 4)
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 yellow onion, finely chopped (I used 1.5)
1 small carrot, peeled and finely diced (I used 2)
2 stalks celery, diced or thinly sliced (I used 4)
2 1 inch thick slices of fresh ginger, minced
1.5 teaspoon salt
1.5 teaspoons ground cumin
Grated peel and juice of 1 or 2 lemons
Freshly ground black pepper

1. Heat the butter and oil together. Add the onion, carrot and celery and sautee until soft. Add the cumin and give it another couple minutes to soak up the flavor. Scrape everything into the crock pot.
2. Add the peas, bay leaf, water and ginger to the crock pot and stir. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or until the peas are tender.
3. Remove the bay leaf and add the lemon and lemon zest. Add salt and pepper to taste and cook for a few more minutes.
4. Serve with a dollop of spicy lemon yogurt and naan or basmati rice. I added some corn starch slurry to thicken it up a little.

Spicy Lemon Yogurt
1c thick plain yogurt (I used fat free greek)
1/4tsp ground coriander
1/8tsp paprika
1/2tsp lemon zest
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Pinch of salt
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