Showing posts with label Slow Cooker. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Slow Cooker. Show all posts

Monday, June 3, 2019

Meatless Monday Slow Cooker Enchilada Orzo

It might be a little surprising to find out that I don't put away the slow cooker when the weather starts to get warm. And apparently I'm not alone in this. For delicious, make-ahead, warm weather meals, nothing beats a slow cooker. Not only are you spending pennies on electricity, you're also not sweltering in the kitchen. So for a delicious, nutrient-packed Meatless Monday meal, I'm sharing this super easy Slow Cooker Enchilada Orzo recipe with readers!


  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 (10-ounce) can mild enchilada sauce
  • 1 (4.5-ounce) can green chilies, drained
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup corn kernels (whatever you have around)
  • 1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 cups uncooked orzo pasta
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Tortilla chips


  1. Place diced tomatoes, enchilada sauce, green chilies, vegetable broth, corn and black beans into your slow cooker. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Stir until well combined.
  3. Top with cream cheese.
  4. Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or high heat for 3-4 hours.
  5. Uncover and stir until cream cheese is well combined. Stir in orzo. Cover and cook on high heat for an additional 15-30 minutes. Add more vegetable broth as needed until the desired consistency is reached.
  6. Serve garnished with cilantro and tortilla chips.

Just as with the previous vegan recipes that I've shared, this one can also easily accommodate fish or chicken. Of course you'll probably want to stick with the vegan version to celebrate Meatless Monday. Also if you're looking for the perfect Slow Cooker, the one that I use is a Crock Pot Cook & Carry.  Whatever way to choose to eat this sumptuous meal -- Good Eating To You!