Loaded Slow-Cooker Baked Potatoes

loaded slow cooker baked potatoes
Last week we had a lot going on in the afternoons so I tried to plan almost all slow cooker meals for our menu. These potatoes were in the latest issue of Everyday Food and I thought they were such a good idea! Bake your potatoes in the slow cooker?! Why hadn't I thought of this before? You could really top them however you like, but this twice baked potato version with plenty of fresh veggies on top was delicious!

Ingredients:
4 medium russet potatoes
2 T olive oil
10 oz cremini mushrooms, trimmed and quartered
1 bunch broccoli, cut into small florets
salt and pepper (I also used some garlic powder)
1/4 to 1/2 c vegetable broth, hot (I had leftover beef broth in the fridge and used that)
2/3 c low-fat plain yogurt (I used FF sour cream)

Directions:
1. Wrap each potato in foil and place in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low until potatoes are tender, 8 hours.
2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add mushrooms and cook 2 minutes, then add broccoli and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until broccoli is crisp-tender, 8 minutes.
3. Split potatoes, scoop out flesh, and transfer to a medium bowl, reserving skins. Add broth and yogurt to bowl, then season with salt and pepper (and any other spices you want) and stir until combined; divide among potato skins. Top each stuffed potato with broccoli mixture.

Per serving (serves 4): 344 cal; 8g fat; 14g protein; 58g carbs; 7g fiber

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