5+ slow cooker recipes where you can just toss the whole vegetable in

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Vegetables. We dice them, slice them, smash them and shred them apart more often than not. The majority of the time we're throwing out pieces that are completely edible and delicious or add to their flavor. We don't realize that sometimes cooking them whole is the best way.
In the recipes below, you'll discover different ways you can cook vegetables whole, as they are. It's such a great way to use the entire vegetable, and it saves so much time cause there's really not much to prep.
Whole cauliflower
The classic combination of butter, sage and lemon gives this recipe all the extra love it needs to stand out from the rest. Cook the cauliflower whole, leaves and all, wasting nothing.
Whole cabbage
This method takes only 10 minutes to prep, and in three hours you'll have the perfect side dish. Or make it the star of the show and eat it as the main course.
Whole potatoes
This is truly a favorite potatoes recipe. The ham cooks slowly with the onions and garlic, building such a robust flavor. Add a fresh sprig of rosemary during the cooking process to bring the dish an earthy flavor.
Whole squash
Whether you are gluten-free, trying to reduce your pasta intake or just simply looking for a new recipe to love, you will adore this simple dish. Filled with savory flavors and easy to make, this recipe is sure to make it onto your fall must-make dish list.
Whole carrots
The glaze using orange marmalade sets this recipe apart. It adds just the right amount of sweetness without overpowering the carrots. The fresh herbs liven up this recipe, turning it into a sweet, savory aromatic dish that will make match any entree.
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