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.
hours on high
bottom of the slow cooker. Try not to overlap.
chicken and then sprinkle in the garlic, olive oil and bouillon.
everything and cover. Cook on HIGH for 3 hours or on LOW for about 6
the slow cooker into a large blender. Blend until creamy and smooth.
Pour back into the slow cooker. Salt and pepper to taste (I added 1/2 tsp salt and
1/8 tsp pepper…but it depends on the brand of bouillon you use on how salty
it will be) Garlic powder to taste (I
probably used 1/8 tsp of garlic powder).
cornstarch and 1 tbsp of cold water. Stir until smooth and creamy.
Add the cornstarch mixture into the slow cooker and stir in. Add
the chicken back in (if using). Turn to high and cook for about 10
minutes with the lid off until the sauce thickens up.
fettuccine noodles or over spaghetti squash. Top with parmesan cheese, if
P.S. Like this healthy slow cooker recipe? Try all my other healthy recipes as well!
I just made this …and this taste amazing ….will make it again many many times…thank u for sharing it
Kimberly, this is so nice to hear! Thank you 🙂
Matthew & Christy Johnson says
Ooh, I'm going to try this! Cooked and mashed cauliflower can also give a creamy texture to sauces. 🙂