Slow Cooker Root Vegetables With Ham Recipe

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  • 11 hrs 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 11 hrs
  • Yield: 6 to 8 Servings

This simple vegetable mixture is cooked in the slow cooker. It's a mixture of root vegetables, including potatoes, onion, and carrots. Celery is added for the extra flavor along with chicken stock or vegetable broth. The recipe calls for ham, but you may leave it out if you'd like a meat-free dish.

For a faster dish, heat the chicken stock before you begin cooking. You may cook it on high for about 3 to 4 hours.

What You'll Need

  • 8 medium potatoes
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 2 ribs celery, sliced
  • 4 cups unsalted chicken stock or low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon parsley flakes
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups cubed ham or sliced smoked sausages
  • 1 can (13 ounces) evaporated milk

How to Make It

  1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into bite-size pieces.
  2. Put the potatoes in the slow cooker along with the chopped onion, sliced carrots and celery, chicken stock, parsley, butter, and ham.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Gently stir in evaporated milk during the last hour.
  5. If desired, thicken during the last 20 minutes with a mixture of about 4 tablespoons of flour and 4 tablespoons cold water.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 210
    Total Fat 11 g
    Saturated Fat 7 g
    Unsaturated Fat 3 g
    Cholesterol 35 mg
    Sodium 510 mg
    Carbohydrates 21 g
    Dietary Fiber 3 g
    Protein 7 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)