Many foods, from breakfasts to appetizers to desserts, can be prepared with slow cookers. But slow cookers are perhaps best suited for hearty meals, such as this recipe for “Creamy Ham ‘n’ Broccoli” from “Casseroles, Slow Cooker & Soups” (RDA Enthusiast Brands) by Taste of Home editors.
Creamy Ham ‘n’ Broccoli
3 cups cubed, fully cooked ham
1 10-ounce package frozen
chopped broccoli, thawed
1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 jar processed cheese sauce
1 can sliced water chestnuts, drained
11⁄4 cups uncooked instant rice
1 cup milk
1 celery rib, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1⁄8 to 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
In a 3-quart slow cooker, combine the first 10 ingredients. Cover and cook on high for 2 to 3 hours, or until the rice is tender. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with paprika.