You all know by now that I love, love, love my slow cooker. Most weeks I use it 2 or 3 times so dinner is ready when we get home from work and I don’t have to worry about cooking. My family loves my pot roast and this salsa chicken, which may be the absolute easiest meals to make. I love the effort required (or lack of effort) and they love the end result. Definitely a win-win in my book! I even created Crock Pot Love as a resource for all things slow cooker since I know so many of us love our slow cookers.
Based on this love for the slow cooker, when I was offered the opportunity to review Sarah Olson’s new cookbook “The Magical Slow Cooker”, I could hardly contain my excitement! I’ve been a regular visitor to Sarah’s website The Magical Slow Cooker so to have a collection of many of her recipes is super exciting! Since Sarah is a busy mom too, she understands the need for quick and easy meals that don’t require a ton of ingredients or a lengthy amount of time in the kitchen.
I had a difficult time deciding which recipe to make first. Each recipe in the book has a beautiful photo of the finished product and every dish looks amazing so it was hard to decide! Since I usually stick with main dishes and soups for my recipes, I wanted to try something new from the book. Mr. Real Food is a big fan of potatoes so I decided to start there. This recipe could not be any simpler! It requires just a few ingredients, add to the slow cooker, and cook.
Garlic-Roasted One-Bite Potatoes
3 lbs. one-bite potatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup water
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup white onion
1 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
Spray a 6-quart slow cooker with nonstick spray.
Add everything to the slow cooker and stir.
Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 hours.
from “The Magical Slow Cooker” by Sarah Olson
It really was that easy to make and the potatoes were delicious! This will definitely become a regular side dish for my family. Now I think I’ll head over to the dessert chapter…the cheesecake recipe has caught my attention
Ready to add “The Magical Slow Cooker” to your cookbook collection? You can order it HERE!
How often do you use your slow cooker? Share your favorite slow cooker recipe with us in the comments below and be sure to check out all of the great recipes at The Magical Slow Cooker!