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Fill the Freezer - Freezer to Slow Cooker
Our next Made at Home series with Becca Stackhouse from the University of Georgia will help you fill your freezer with good, nutritious options for meals at home!
by Katie Cullum, Becca Stackhouse (UGA Extension)
How would you like to walk in the door after a long day at work, and dinner is ready?
You can by using your slow cooker! But you don't want to pay a small fortune on those
frozen bags, OR gets tons of extra sodium in the process. You can fill your freezer
with healthy slow cooker meals at a fraction of the cost that you'd pay for those
sodium/fat-laden meals at the store! We'll help you.
Let's learn more about using your slow cooker! Check out the video to learn more about
basics of slow cooking, food safety, benefits, a True/False quiz, and of course the
fabulous recipe demo. See below for the recipe!
To use in slow cooker: The day before cooking, move container to refrigerator to thaw. Layer dry noodles,
meat & tomato mixture, cottage cheese, and mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers. Cover
and cook on Low for about 6 hours.
To use on stovetop: The day before cooking, move container to refrigerator to thaw. Bring to a boil and add
uncooked pasta. Cover and cook on medium heat for 15 minutes. Stir in cottage cheese.
Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in 1½ cups of mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle the
remaining cheese on top. Cover and remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes to
Nutrition Information per serving: calories 370; total fat 11g; saturated fat 6g; sodium 440mg; total carbohydrates 35g; fiber 2g; protein 32g
Makes 6 servings. Add in onions, spinach, or broccoli to add more vegetables. Serve with fruit or a green salad.
Slow Cooker - Convenient and Energy Efficient from Carla Due (Miller County)
Unleash the Magic of Your Slow Cooker from Carla Due (Miller County) - includes recipes!