WW Recipe of the Day: How to Make Slow Cooker Roasted Garlic
(45 calories | 0 0 0 myWW *SmartPoints value per serving)
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.
The Skinny on Slow Cooker Roasted Garlic
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 non-fat 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.
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.
According to my calculations, each serving (about 10 roasted garlic cloves without oil) has about 45 calories and:
0 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
0 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
0 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
1 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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How to Make Slow Cooker Roasted Garlic
Step 1: Assemble your fresh garlic bulbs.
Step 2: Cut ¼" to ½" off the top of the garlic bulbs.
Step 3: Remove excess skins and place freshly cut garlic bulbs on sheet of tin foil.
Step 4: Fold up foil tightly around bulbs.
Step 5: (Optional) Don't waste the garlic that was cut from the top. Remove these cloves from the papery skins and add to another piece of foil and wrap up cloves tightly.
Step 6: Place foil packets in bottom of crock pot, cover and cook on LOW until garlic becomes soft and caramelized, about 4 to 5 hours (time will vary depending on how much garlic and size of your slow cooker).
Step 7: Once the garlic cools, unwrap it from the foil, squeeze to remove from cloves from skins (or us a small knife) and enjoy your warm garlic.
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Slow Cooked Roasted Garlic Recipe
- 3 heads of garlic
- Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 1- to 2-Quart.
- 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.
- Wrap tightly in aluminum foil and place in your slow cooker.
- 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.)
- 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.
*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.
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