Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day - Slow Cooker Roasted Broccoli
After yesterday's slow cooker lemon cake indulgence, I decided to balance things out with an easy healthy recipe for slow cooker roasted broccoli.
I'm a huge fan of roasted vegetables, but this was my first attempt roasting them in the slow cooker. Talk about a revelation.
I'm so happy to have discovered the joy of slow cooker roasted broccoli before things heat up again here.
While it's not a problem to turn my oven on right now, it will be soon enough.
But thanks to the slow cooker, we'll be able to indulge in roasted vegetables all summer long without turning on the oven and heating up the house!
Slow Cooker Roasted Broccoli Recipe Notes
This recipe for slow cooker roasted broccoli would work with most any vegetable or combination: cauliflower, peppers, onions, squash, carrots, brussels sprouts, etc.
I used just a tiny bit of olive oil, so it's within Weight Watchers good health guidelines of 2 teaspoons per day.
Each serving has a Point (because of the oil) and works with WW Simply Filling.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Broccoli?
According to my calculations, each serving has just 50 calories and:
1 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
1 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
1 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
1 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
This would be good with a little chopped garlic and/or red pepper flakes too. A small amount of grated Parmesan at the end would be nice.
To give this slow cooker broccoli an Asian flair, add 2 cloves minced garlic, a teaspoon minced fresh ginger and/or 1 tablespoon soy sauce.
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Slow Cooker Roasted Broccoli Recipe
- 2 pounds broccoli florets, washed trimmed and cut into bite size pieces
- 1 red, orange or yellow, bell pepper, roughly chopped
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Ideal slow cooker size: 4-Quart.
- Place the broccoli, pepper, oil and salt and pepper in the slow cooker. And toss with your clean hands to combine.
- Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 to 2-½ hours, stirring every hour or so, until done to your liking.
- Makes 4 cups of slow cooker roasted broccoli, or 8 ½-cup servings.
Source: adapted from Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly Revised and Updated: 600 Healthy, Low-Fat Recipes for Your Slow Cooker by Phyllis Good
*PersonalPoints® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
If you like slow roasted broccoli you might also like:
- Slow Cooker Chicken Rice and Broccoli
- Roasted Shrimp and Broccoli
- Slow Cooker Szechuan Chicken and Broccoli
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