*Meatless* Slow-Cooker Veggie Pot Pie Stew

Meatless Slow-Cooker Veggie Pot Pie Stew has that same pot pie taste you love without the additional calories and fat of a traditional pot pie.

Slow-Cooker-Veggie-Pot-Pie-Stew

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 large sweet potato, chopped into 1/2″ cubes
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 1 small Chayote Squash, chopped into 1/2″ cubes (Or, vegetable of choice)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen green beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth, low-sodium
  • 2 cups low-fat milk (I used 1%) Note: Skim does not work for this recipe
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch + 2 tablespoons water, optional

Directions

Add all ingredients, except milk, cornstarch & water, to the slow cooker, cover and cook on low 8-9 hours, or until carrots are tender. The last 30 minutes of cooking time, combine cornstarch and water, add to slow cooker, stir. Add milk, stir, cover and continue cooking until thickened.

Optional thickening method: The last 30 minutes of cooking time, remove 1 cup broth & veggies, mash with a fork and return to slow cooker, stir. Cover and continue cooking 30 additional minutes.

NOTE: If a more subtle onion taste is preferred, add 2 teaspoons olive oil to a small skillet, turn to medium-low heat and saute onion until tender, about 5 minutes. Add to slow cooker with other ingredients.

SHOPPING LIST

  • 1 small onion
  •  celery
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 small Chayote Squash (Or, vegetable of choice)
  •  fresh or frozen green beans
  •  black pepper
  • Kosher or sea salt
  •  crushed red pepper flakes
  •  fresh thyme or  dried thyme
  •  vegetable broth, low-sodium
  • 2 cups low-fat milk (I used 1%) Note: Skim does not work for this recipe
  •  cornstarch

Source:  SkinnyMs

 

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