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Slow cooker chicken casserole

The temperature is set to drop. For me that means it’s time to bring out the slow cooker. What I love is how such little effort brings such great rewards. This chicken casserole took minutes to prepare, hours to cook and then was devoured. Plus the house smells amazing when you get home. 

So here is the recipe for you. This is totally something to make your own, use whatever you have in your store cupboards remembering to add a little liquid but not too much!

I served ours with extra veggies on the side (I have a broccoli addict of a child) and rice. My children love a slow cooker meal as it’s always so soft, easy to cut and chew.


Slow cooker chicken casserole

Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 adults


  • 400 g chicken thigh fillets
  • 4 carrots chopped chunky
  • 2 green peppers chopped chunky
  • 2 onions chopped chunky
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 400g chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1 reduced salt stock cube
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 150 ml water


  1. Prepare the veggies.

  2. Pop into the slow cooker with the chicken and all other ingredients.

  3. Cook on high for 5 hours.


Slow cooker Stuffed Peppers, yes really!

I’ve decided to try out some new slow cooker recipes, so this week I’m going a bit experimental with our dinners. I’m expecting a few meals which aren’t that great and hoping for a few which will be little gems that we discover. I get a lot of my inspiration from Pinterest, so I hopped over to take a look for new recipes and saw a few slow cooker stuffed pepper recipes. My initial thought was “Really? You can do those in a slow cooker” and my next thought “Mmmm I love stuffed peppers”. I adapted the recipe and it worked really, well. Added bonus was it used up the leftover rice from our meal 2 nights ago. 

Miss K was excited when she saw the pepper, she then took a bite and told me “Mummy I don’t like it”. Immediate heart sink moment for me. I always try not to react too much to these comments so responded with “Oh ok, well there isn’t anything else so you may have a hungry tummy, maybe try a few mouthfuls”. A few moments later I had a baby and 3 year old wolfing down their dinner and was told at the end “That was so yummy”. A 180 degree turnaround… I’ll take that.

Dietitian UK: Baby eats Stuffed Pepper in the Slow Cooker

This recipe is one you can so easily adapt to suit whatever you have in the fridge and storecupboard. Go on, experiment and share your pictures with me 🙂  Here is mine…

Dietitian UK: Stuffed Pepper in the Slow Cooker

Slow cooker Stuffed Peppers
Serves 4
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
4 hr
146 calories
18 g
16 g
6 g
7 g
3 g
280 g
108 g
6 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 146
Calories from Fat 49
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 16mg
Sodium 108mg
Total Carbohydrates 18g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 6g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 4 peppers
  2. 100g cooked rice
  3. 60g mushrooms
  4. 60g broccoli
  5. 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  6. dried mixed herbs
  7. pepper
  8. 60g grated cheddar
  9. 1 mug water
  1. Cut the tops off the peppers and scoop out the seeds.
  2. Chop the broccoli and mushrooms finely and mix with the cooked rice.
  3. Add the herbs and season.
  4. Put the rice mixture into the peppers and place them into the slow cooker.
  5. Now top with the grated cheese.
  6. Put the water around the base of the peppers.
  7. Put the slow cooker onto high for 4-5 hours.
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Slow Cooker Bolognaise Recipe

Slow cookers, they are right up there in my mind. If you can’t afford a personal chef then this has to be the next best thing. Throw food in them, press a button and come back to amazing smells and a meal all cooked.

Now I know it doesn’t take much time to cook up a bolognaise, but  they really do taste great when the meat has been simmering all day. I tend to load up my slow cooker the night before, then pop it in the fridge and it’s all ready to go when I make my morning cuppa the next day.

This was my first attempt at slow cooked bolognaise, it was different to my usual saucepan cooked version but both equally tasty. I used super lean mince from my local butcher so it didn’t need browning before cooking. If your mince is not super lean I’d suggest you brown it, remove the oil then pop it in the slow cooker. Add in any veggies you like, this was just what we had around. I add beans into ours to make the meat go further and to reduce the glycaemic index of the meal.

Sorry no end photo as it was too tasty and I was too hungry 😉

Recipe (Serves 6):

4 carrots

2 onions

3 cloves garlic

2 peppers

1 broccoli stalk (if you have it)

1 cup black eyed beans

1 tin chopped tomatoes

2 tbsp tomato puree

200ml water

200ml red wine

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 beef stock cube


dried mixed herbs

500g lean minced beef

  • Place the vegetables and beans in the slow cooker first, then add the chopped tomatoes, puree, water, wine, stock cube, pepper and herbs.
Dietiitan UK: Veggies in the slow cooker ready for Bolognaise
Dietiitan UK: Veggies in the slow cooker ready for Bolognaise
  • Place the beef on the top, cook on high for 6-8 hours. Enjoy with pasta and a large glass of red wine. Mmmmm.
Dietitian UK: Slow cooker Bolognaise ready to cook.
Dietitian UK: Slow cooker Bolognaise ready to cook.