Tricia’s Slow Cooker Vegetables Feed the Larger Family

by Tricia H on May 17, 2012

As we head into the summer months, my beloved slow cooker switches into high gear. See, I try and avoid using the oven if at all possible, so the slow cooker gets a lot of use. We all know you can save money and feed many by serving garden vegetables. One way I save is by having veggie night once a week. And sometimes the slow cooker helps me out.

All I do is rinse and slice vegetables, toss them in the slow cooker with just a tablespoon or two of olive oil and a touch of seasoning.

Now, I make a bunch of vegetables to feed my family. You notice the slow cooker is filled with veggies. We usually have some left over we can eat as a side with a meal later in the week. You might even want to freeze slow cooked veggies in meal-size portions.

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Slow Cooker Vegetables

Yield – 8-12 servings

Preparation Time – 15 minutes

Cooking Time – 5-8 hours


  • fresh vegetables
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Dash of seasonings (one or more of following: salt, pepper, ranch dressing packet)



  • Rinse vegetables.
  • Slice to desired thickness.
  • Arrange vegetables in slow cooker, pour olive oil over vegetables.
  • Optional: sprinkle with a teaspoon of your favorite seasonings.
  • For this large amount, cook vegetables on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 6-10 hours. Choose the longer cooking time if you are including potatoes.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Shonda May 17, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Great idea! I never thought about doing this. We get so many veggies, I don’t know what to do.


marisa May 17, 2012 at 11:31 pm

I love this idea!! Thank you!


Tricia May 18, 2012 at 7:29 am

Weekdays, Sundays, always – the slow cooker is a wonderful tool to put to work for you!


Lisa May 25, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I steamed a whole potato once in the crock pot and it worked like a charm. Tasted better then ones from the oven I thought. Might try steamed vegetables next. :-)


Pam Stewart June 16, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Sounds so easy and yummy! — I’m in!


Janet Estridge January 23, 2013 at 9:32 am

I’m cooking all veggies in the slow cooker for our dinner on Sunday.
How much olive oil do you add if you have 5 or more veggies?


Tricia January 23, 2013 at 10:07 am

Hi Janet! I would say if you are only cooking about five veggies to only put in 1 tablespoon of olive oil. The veggies have a good amount of water in them. And the 2 tablespoons worked perfectly for the amount pictured above. Enjoy!


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