I was given a recipe by a friend a long time ago called “Zucchini Alfredo.” I was skeptical because I didn’t understand how zucchini, the red-headed step-child of our gardens, could produce a creamy sauce. Well after reading a recipe on Mel’s Kitchen Cafe for spinach soup in which she uses zucchini to produce a velvety texture, I figured I’d repent and go back to this original recipe and see what I could do. I, of course, had to make it in the slow cooker because that’s how I roll. I started with chicken (although that is optional) and then added zucchini and just a few other ingredients for flavor. I let the chicken and zucchini cook until the chicken was tender and shreddable. Then I removed the chicken and blended everything else up in my Blendtec. And what do you know? It produced a creamy sauce. A creamy sauce. Out of zucchini. Brilliant. Genius. Awesome. AND low in calories.
P.S. Like this healthy slow cooker recipe? Try all my other healthy recipes as well!