Slow Cooker Roasted Garlic

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 142)

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I love roasted garlic.

It’s so nutty, creamy and sweet.

Roasted garlic is a deliciously easy way to add incredible flavor to a variety of dishes with minimal calories, fat and Weight Watchers Points.

Mix it with a little light cream cheese and spread it on whole grain crackers for a quick and easy appetizer or snack.

Stir it into soup, pasta, mashed potatoes or your favorite vegetable dip.

Or combine it with nonfat Greek yogurt and use it to top baked potatoes.

Up until now, I’ve always roasted garlic in the oven.

So, I decided it was time to give slow cooker roasted garlic a try.

Crock Pot Roasted Garlic

Slow Cooker Roasted Garlic

Most recipes tell you to drizzle the garlic with olive oil before roasting, but since the slow cooker locks in moisture, I decided to skip it and save the calories.

The results were better than I expected.

It’s nice to know that when the temperatures heat up around here and it gets too hot to even think about turning on the oven, I can make slow cooker roasted garlic without heating up the entire house.

Slow Cooker Roasted Garlic
 
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Slow cooker roasted garlic is easy to make and can be used in a variety of ways to add creamy yummy nutty flavor with very few calories!
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 3 heads of garlic
Instructions
  1. Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 1 to 2-Quart
  2. Using a knife, cut off ¼ to a ½ inch of the top of each head of garlic to expose the individual cloves. Remove some of the papery skins.
  3. Wrap tightly in aluminum foil and place in your slow cooker.
  4. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 5 hours until tender. (The cloves should feel soft when pressed and should be easy to pierce with a sharp knife.)
  5. Remove the garlic from the slow cooker and let it cool enough so you can touch it without burning yourself then squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out of their skins.
Martha's Notes
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (10 cloves): 45 calories, 0.1 g fat, 9.9 g carbs, 0.6 g fiber, 1.9 g protein and *1 Weight Watchers Points Plus


Spread on crackers, stir into soups, pastas, sauces, and/or mashed potatoes, etc.

If you liked this recipe for slow cooker roasted garlic you might also like:

How to Roast Garlic in the Oven (video)
Slow Cooker Pizza Fondue
Slow Cooker Roasted Broccoli

*PointsPlus® for this slow cooker roasted garlic calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.”
~ Emelia Earhart

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Comments

  1. Jackie W says

    One thing I really like about crock pot cooking, it is so easy to take outside and set up on a deck or patio. It keeps the kitchen from getting hot in the summer or smelling of garlic. I like the smell of garlic, but not on my clothes. I will definitely try this.

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