Italian

All Seasons, Chicken, Fall, Gluten free, Italian, Main, Slow Cooker, Spring, Sugar Free, Summer, Winter

Slow Cooker Parmesan Chicken

I had intended to make oven-baked parmesan chicken one night, but realized that I would be out all day, returning with limited time to make this classic Italian dish. I experimented with my slow cooker and the result was surprisingly good! How nice to come home to a favorite Italian meal, where all I needed to do was boil some pasta and toss together a quick green salad.

Dairy Free, Fall, Gluten free, Italian, Main, Paleo / Primal, Paleo/Primal, Slow Cooker, Soups, Spring, Sugar Free, Turkey, Winter

Slow Cooker Italian Turkey Soup

There is only one season where this slow cooker meal would not be welcomed, but for a cold winter day, a brisk fall evening, or a rainy spring afternoon nothing beats a steaming bowl of whole foods goodness chock-full of protein, vibrant Italian flavoring and vitamin rich greens. While the meal stands on its own, you could easily add a crisp salad and artisan rolls for sopping up the broth.

All, All Seasons, Dairy Free, Fall, Gluten free, Italian, Main, Paleo / Primal, Pork, Slow Cooker, Spring, Sugar Free, Summer, Winter

Slow Cooker Italian Sausage and Peppers

This is one of the most satisfying and easy slow cooker recipes with a ton of versatility. A few simple ingredients yield a lot of flavor; pair this classic Italian recipe with your favorite pasta or ladle it into a hoagie roll. A simple salad is all you need to complete this meal.

All Seasons, Beans/Legumes, Dairy Free, Fall, Gluten free, Italian, Main, Sides, Slow Cooker, Spring, Sugar Free, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter

Slow Cooker Tuscan White Beans

This is an extremely versatile bean dish. I have served this as a main meal over brown rice with lots of veggie sides and as a side dish to grilled meats. The leftovers are perfect for using in Wild Rice and White Bean Stuffed Tomatoes (see The Whole Meal for the recipe). The mashed garlic really adds unique flavor (as well as being great for cardiovascular and immune health).

Chicken, Gluten free, Italian, Main, Paleo / Primal, Salads, Sugar Free, Summer

Tuscan Chicken and Tomato Salad

Serve with grilled garlic cheese bread-

This is the perfect tribute to summer’s plentiful tomatoes and fresh herbs. It is light eating during July and August’s sweltering days. I originally prepared this as a “stack” with the salad as a side, but it was so messy to eat that it ended up more as a salad. My family found that this final version is much easier to prepare and eat!

All, Fall, Gluten free, Grains, Grains, Italian, Low Sodium, Main, Sides, Sugar Free, Vegetable, Vegetarian, Winter

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Barley Risotto

This vegetarian slow cooker recipe, adapted from a Good Housekeeping recipe, offers a hearty meatless meal (both economical and a chance to eat low on the food chain) that also incorporates an alternative whole grain, barley, in an unexpected way. Both nourishing and versatile, this risotto is great on its own […]