For an easy weeknight meal, I have go-to collection of slow cooker recipes that I rely on. While these are tried and true, this whole “new year, new me” feeling has me craving to be a little bit more daring with my menu in 2018. I love using my slow cooker to meal prep things like teriyaki chicken or for making all-day chili while I’m at work. But my go-to recipes have me feeling a bit uninspired. Enter RecipeLion’s new cookbook, “Essential Slow Cooker Recipes: 103 Fuss-Free Slow Cooker Meals Everyone Will Love“
This book by cookbook author and Food Network star Addie Gundry is loaded with plenty of slow cooker meals that will get you out of your rut the usual slow cooker chicken and chili. With chef-inspired recipes like Slow Cooker Cinnamon Rolls and Caesar Chicken, this book is sure to revolutionize the way you look at your slow cooker. Essential Slow Cooker Recipes: 103 Fuss-Free Slow Cooker Meals Everyone Will Love releases tomorrow, January 9, 2018, but is available for pre-order NOW on Amazon and at Barnes and Noble.
One of my favorite recipes from the Addie Gundry’s new cookbook is this one for Pizza Pull-Apart Bread. This recipe is so simple to make, and it was a huge hit at all my holiday parties! It’s so easy to throw together and making it in the slow cooker makes it ultra portable. It’s the ideal appetizer for a potluck party and makes a great anytime snack.
Preparation Time: 20 min
Cooking Time: 1 hr 30 min
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian dry spice mix
- 1 (16.3-ounce) tube Pillsbury Grands refrigerated rolls
- 1 (14-ounce) can or jar pizza sauce
- 3 ounces sliced pepperoni, coarsely chopped
- 4 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
- Grated Parmesan cheese
- Fresh basil, for garnish
In a small bowl, combine the olive oil and spice mix.
Pull apart the rolls and cut each into 6 wedges. Using your fingers, stretch and pull each into an approximately 1 1/2-inch square. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of the pizza sauce on each square and top with a piece of pepproni and 1 teaspoon of the mozzarella. Pull the edges together and pinch to seal completely. Dip into the bowl of olive oil and arrange in the bottom of the slow cooker loosely next ot one anoteher. When the bottom is covered, sprinkle with 1 tabelspoon of the mozzarella and continue making even layers until all the biscuit pieces have been used. Sprinkle any remaining pepperoni and cheese on top and drizzle with any remaining olive oil.
Cover and cook on High for 1 1/2 hours. Serve with the remaining pizza sauce for dipping. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and garnish with fresh basil.
What’s your go-to slow cooker meal? Tell us in the comments below!
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