Keto Pizza

Keto Pizza is an easy to make crispy pizza crust is low carb and perfect for a weeknight meal the whole family will love! 

This Keto Pizza is made using fathead dough, which means it’s low carb and perfect to help you stay on track of your goals! Not to mention it’s tasty! Serve this alongside of some Creamy Brussels sprouts, some Creamed Spinach, or some Creamy Cucumber Salad to complete a low carb meal. 

Keto Pizza

Keto Pizza

The crust to this Keto pizza is made from fathead dough. Which is a great low carb way to make pizza crust! It can also be used to make bagels, with the addition of baking powder. Bagels were the first things I ever made using fat head dough and they were SO good. So of course, using that dough to make pizza crust was up next! This recipe is quick and easy to make, which is perfect for a busy day, or weeknight meal. 

How to make Keto Pizza:

  1. Melt the mozzarella and cream cheese together. The easiest way is just to do this in the microwave, or you could set up a double boiler system on your stovetop. Don’t put it right into a saucepan on direct heat. 
  2. Add in the eggs, salt, and coconut flour. Stir it all together. The cheese should still be nice and warm through this step to help the dough mix together. 
  3. Place the pizza dough on a prepared baking sheet, and spread out with your fingers or use a rolling pin, to about 1/4 of an inch thick. 
  4. Bake the crust for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, add the pizza sauce and toppings of choice. 
  5. Bake for an additional 10 minutes. 

Keto pizza dough in a bowl.

Keto pizza dough in a bowl.

Some tips for making this Keto pizza crust:

  • Use pre-shredded part skim mozzarella cheese. If you use fresh mozzarella it will have too much liquid when you heat it up and the dough won’t come together. 
  • If the dough is too sticky to work with, put a little bit of oil on your hands while you work with it. 
  • You can substitute almond flour for the coconut flour in this recipe. 
  • Knead the dough with a stand mixer, food processor or your hands. I find that the hands is the easiest method, you can squeeze and knead the dough together. 

Low Carb Topping Ideas:

Keep in mind the toppings! Since we’re making a low carb pizza crust, you also want to keep the toppings low carb. Here’s some fun ideas for you to switch things up! 

  • Buffalo Chicken: Chopped grilled chicken, crumbled blue cheese, red onion, buffalo sauce.
  • Chicken Alfredo: Alfredo sauce, chopped chicken, parmesan cheese, fresh herbs
  • Meat Lovers: sausage, pepperoni, sliced ham
  • Veggie Lovers: zucchini, tomato, bell pepper, mushrooms
  • Margherita: mozzarella, tomato, basil

Keto pizza

Some other Low Carb Recipes you may enjoy:

  • Texas Style Barbacoa
  • Easy Shredded Mexican Chicken
  • Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Quick and Easy Keto Pizza

Keto Pizza. This easy to make crispy pizza crust is low carb and perfect for a weeknight meal the whole family will love! 

  • 1 and 1/2 cups part skim mozzarella (shredded)
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 2/3 cup coconut or almond flour
  • 2 large eggs (beaten)
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Toppings

  • 1 cup mozzarella (shredded)
  • 1 ounce pepperoni
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F

  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray, or brush with oil.

  3. In a medium size bowl add the 1 and 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella and cream cheese. Heat in microwave for 60 seconds. Remove and stir. Continue heating in 20 second increments until fully melted and able to be stirred together.

  4. Add in the eggs, salt, and flour. Stir together until blended.

  5. Place the dough on the prepared baking sheet and press out to be 1/4 of an inch thick.

  6. Bake the pizza crust for 10 minutes. Remove and then add the toppings.

  7. Bake with the toppings for an additional 10 minutes.

Creamy Lemon Parmesan Scallops {Insanely Good!}

Creamy Lemon Parmesan Scallops are insanely good! These fresh scallops are lightly seasoned, then seared in a creamy, light lemon and parmesan sauce that coats each of the scallops made all in one pan.

Scallops are an elegant dish that adds so much AMAZING flavor to a dinner. If you love scallops try this Pan Seared Scallops with Lemon Caper Sauce, Grilled Lemon Garlic Scallops, Garlic Butter Herb Scallops or Honey Garlic Butter Scallops.

Creamy lemon parmesan scallops photo with a spoon.

Creamy Lemon Parmesan Scallops

These are INSANELY DELICIOUS!

So simple to make with loads of flavor.

Scallops are an elegant dish that is simple to make and adds just the right amount of flavor to a meal.

What you need to make Creamy Lemon Parmesan Scallops:

  • Olive Oil: perfect for searing the scallops.
  • Scallops: fresh scallops are best.
  • Salt and Pepper: to taste and sprinkled on before searing. 
  • Heavy Creamy: thickens the sauce with a rich creamy flavor.
  • Chicken Broth: adds flavor to the sauce.
  • Lemon: a tangy and citrus flavor juice from half of a lemon.
  • Parmesan Cheese: shredded and added for a cheesy sauce.
  • Cornstarch: a thickener for the sauce. 
  • Water: keeps the sauce smooth.

Creamy lemon parmesan scallop process photos of the scallops searing, making the sauce and adding the scallops into the sauce all while being cooked.

How to make Creamy Lemon Parmesan Scallops:

  • Sear the scallops: In a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat, add the oil and let heat until it starts to smoke. Salt and pepper the capers and add to the skillet. Sear scallops for 3- 3 1/2 minutes on each side until they are golden brown on each side. Remove from the pan and set aside on a plate.
  • Making the cream sauce: Add the heavy cream, chicken broth, lemon and parmesan cheese. In a small bowl whisk the cornstarch and water and whisk into the sauce. Bring to a simmer and let thicken.
  • Simmer scallops in sauce: Add the scallops back to the sauce and let simmer for another minute. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and fresh herbs.

What to Pair with Scallops:

Many green vegetables go well with scallops and accompany it flavor for flavor like Asparagus, Green Beans, Broccoli or Spinach.

Mashed Cauliflower or Creamy Cauliflower Au Gratin are also a couple great sides to pair with these scallops.

We love simple mashed potatoes or rice as well that makes this a quick dinner meal during the week.

Here are more choices to make this a complete meal:

Tips for making Creamy Lemon Parmesan Scallops:

  • Brining Scallops: For an extra tender scallop, try brining your scallops in salt water for about 10 to 15 minutes. When ready to sear them, pat dry with a paper towel before adding them to the pan.
  • Golden Scallops: Make sure your scallops are completely dry before searing them. This will ensure that the scallops will turn that golden brown rather than steam with the extra moisture.
  • Scallops: There are two variations of scallops: wet or dry scallops. Wet scallops are a pure white color and have been soaking in a salt water chemical bath which helps extend the life of a scallop but also is not as fresh compared to a dry scallop. Dry scallops are more pink in color and come packaged over ice and have a fresh taste to them and even have a sea odor to them.
  • Wet Scallops: If you are using wet scallops, simply add in a tablespoon of lemon juice while brining. This will help remove the chemical flavoring from the scallops.
  • Frozen Scallops: It is best to defrost them in the refrigerator over night. If you need them defrosted sooner, simply place them in a ziplock bag and run cold water over them until they are thawed.
  • Cooking Scallops: Scallops cook quickly within minutes and turn a golden brown on the outside. The outside will be firm but the inside is a tender texture.

Creamy lemon parmesan scallops in a pan with lemon slices.

Tips for making Creamy Lemon Parmesan Scallops:

  • Brining Scallops: For an extra tender scallop, try brining your scallops in salt water for about 10 to 15 minutes. When ready to sear them, pat dry with a paper towel before adding them to the pan.
  • Golden Scallops: Make sure your scallops are completely dry before searing them. This will ensure that the scallops will turn that golden brown rather than steam with the extra moisture.
  • Scallops: There are two variations of scallops: wet or dry scallops. Wet scallops are a pure white color and have been soaking in a salt water chemical bath which helps extend the life of a scallop but also is not as fresh compared to a dry scallop. Dry scallops are more pink in color and come packaged over ice and have a fresh taste to them and even have a sea odor to them.
  • Wet Scallops: If you are using wet scallops, simply add in a tablespoon of lemon juice while brining. This will help remove the chemical flavoring from the scallops.
  • Frozen Scallops: It is best to defrost them in the refrigerator over night. If you need them defrosted sooner, simply place them in a ziplock bag and run cold water over them until they are thawed.
  • Cooking Scallops: Scallops cook quickly within minutes and turn a golden brown on the outside. The outside will be firm but the inside is a tender texture.

More AMAZING Seafood Recipes:

Creamy Lemon Parmesan Scallops up close photo.

Creamy Lemon Parmesan Scallops

Creamy Lemon Parmesan Scallops are insanely good! These fresh scallops are lightly seasoned, then seared in a creamy, light lemon and parmesan sauce that coats each of the scallops made all in one pan.

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound scallops
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  1. In a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat, add the oil and let heat until it starts to smoke. Salt and pepper the capers and add to the skillet. Sear scallops for 3- 3 1/2 minutes on each side until they are golden brown on each side. Remove from the pan and set aside on a plate.
  2. Add the heavy cream, chicken broth, lemon and parmesan cheese. In a small bowl whisk the cornstarch and water and whisk into the sauce. Bring to a simmer and let thicken.
  3. Add the scallops back to the sauce and let simmer for another minute. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and fresh herbs.

 

 

Turkey Taco Stuffed Avocados

Turkey Taco Stuffed Avocados is a soft, ripe avocado stuffed full of lean ground turkey meat topped with black olives, sliced cherry tomatoes sprinkled on cheddar cheese and garnished with cilantro. A healthy twist on tacos!

Turkey is a lean meat and lighter for everyday meals. Try more delicious turkey dishes like Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps, Turkey Stuffed Peppers or Turkey Mediterranean Casserole that are light and tasty.

Turkey taco stuffed avocados

Turkey Taco Stuffed Avocados

Turkey Taco Stuffed Avocados are rich in flavor with low calories and all the flavor!

You will be pleased with how light and tasty this quick lunch or light dinner is.

 

Are Turkey Taco Stuffed Avocados healthy for you?

Yes! These Turkey Taco Stuffed Avocados are SO good and taste just like a taco, with a twist!

These have ALL the flavor with less calories.

Light and tasty avocados are just what you need to make this a light dinner or a healthy lunch.

Avocados are full of healthy fats.

What you need to make Turkey Taco Stuffed Avocados:

  • Ground Turkey: Cook and drain the turkey meat.
  • Homemade Taco Seasoning: The BEST Homemade Taco Seasoning
  • Tomato Sauce: this is a thickener and helps add to the turkey meat.
  • Avocados: It is best to buy larger avocados for filling.

Optional Toppings:

  • Cheddar Cheese: sprinkle over top.
  • Sour Cream: just a dollop over top lightens up the dinner.
  • Olives: canned olives that are chopped.
  • Chopped Tomatoes: Roma tomatoes or cherry tomatoes are best.

How to make Turkey Taco Stuffed Avocados:

Picking the best avocado is going to be the hardest part of this whole dinner, that is just how simple and easy this dinner is.

Ripe, green, almost purple avocados are the best ones to choose at the grocery store.

With a gentle squeeze you will be sure to know which avocado is best to bring home and start stuffing.

Once you have the avocado in hand, cut in half and remove the avocado pit.

Dig a little deeper with a spoon to hollow out just the right amount of avocado for stuffing in the turkey meat.

You can also use the extra avocado to make guacamole with.

Once your avocados are prepared, add in your turkey meat and toppings!

  • Cook the ground turkey: In a medium sized skillet over medium high heat at the ground turkey. Cook and crumble until cooked throughout. Add the chili powder, onion powder, dried oregano, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Add in the tomato sauce and let simmer.
  • Prepare the avocados: Remove the pit from the avocado and fill each avocado with mixture. Top with desired toppings and enjoy!

 

Toppings for Turkey Taco Stuffed Avocados:

  • Corn: fresh or frozen warmed up and placed over top.
  • Lettuce: sprinkle over top of the turkey meat.
  • Jalapeños: add some spice to the avocado.
  • Black Beans: canned is easiest and just add it right over top.
  • Red Onions: chopped up
  • Rice: Mexican rice or white rice is fun to add in.
  • Salsa: I have a few great salsas to try. Your classic salsa: Best Blender Salsa (5 Minutes!) or 5 Minute Mango Salsa for a fresh fruity salsa.
  • Pico de Gallo: such a refreshing salsa and simple to make.

Tips and Variations for making Turkey Taco Stuffed Avocados:

  • Different protein: Substitute lean ground beef or shredded chicken.
  • Avocados: Ripe is best and the larger the better as well. Make sure your avocado is gentle and a little squeezable if you are planning to make the day of.
  • Cheese: Mix it up a bit and try jalapeño cheese or Mexican blend to enjoy on top.
  • Making ahead: Avocados do not last too long when made ahead. I would suggest preparing the turkey meat ahead of time and storing in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When you are ready to make and prepare the avocados, simply warm up the turkey meat and stuff the avocado with it and toppings for your meal.

More Delicious Tacos to Enjoy:

Turkey

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • Homemade Taco Seasoning
  • 4 ounces tomato sauce
  • 3 avocados (halved)

Optional Toppings:

  • cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • olives
  • chopped tomatoes
  1. In a medium sized skillet over medium high heat at the ground turkey. Cook and crumble until cooked throughout. Add the chili powder, onion powder, dried oregano, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Add in the tomato sauce and let simmer.
  2. Remove the pit from the avocado and fill each avocado with mixture. Top with desired toppings and enjoy!

Taco Stuffed Avocados

Taco Stuffed Avocados is cooked flavorful ground beef stuffed in a ripe avocado loaded with chopped tomatoes, sliced olives, shredded lettuce and sprinkled cheese. A healthy twist on tacos! 

Load up all your favorite taco toppings into an avocado half for an easy lunch or light dinner. If you love stuffing your food try this Taco Stuffed Peppers, Slow Cooker Stuffed Bell Peppers, Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Peppers or Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats.

Taco Stuffed Avocados

Taco Stuffed Avocados

This is one of my favorite go-to meals!! Tacos!

Except I added a little twist to these tacos and stuffed them into an avocado.

This makes this dish perfect for a lunch, or even a light dinner.

Best of all, my kids absolutely love this meal.

I’m pretty sure these taco stuffed avocados are going to be a regular on our meal plan from now on.

It comes together super quick and easy too. Of course, it’s completely customizable.

Although I highly recommend that you use my recipe for the best homemade taco seasoning and follow the instructions on how to make the best taco meat possible!

What is in a Taco Stuffed Avocado?

You can of course use any meat you prefer for the stuffed avocados, maybe some Slow Cooker Beef Carnitas Tacos, or Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef.

Then load up with your favorite toppings.

Cheese of course, some tomatoes, lettuce, cilantro and sour cream are my favorites.

One of the best parts of doing these taco stuffed avocados is that you can scoop some of the avocado out before adding the toppings and use that to make some of my favorite guacamole recipes such as Bacon Guacamole, Ranch Guacamole or Grilled Corn Guacamole.

  • Ground beef: cooked and browned in a pan.
  • Chili powder: Add a little bit of heat.
  • Salt: to taste.
  • Cumin: 
  • Dried Oregano: 
  • Garlic Powder:
  • Onion Powder: flavor the ground beef.
  • Tomato Sauce: thicken the sauce of the ground beef.
  • Avocados:  halved and scooped out a circle where the avocado pit would be located.
  • Cheddar Cheese: shredded
  • Cherry Tomatoes: sliced
  • Lettuce: shredded  

Toppings: 

  • Cilantro: adds color and a little kick of flavor.
  • Sour Cream: cool, creamy topping.

How to make a Taco Stuffed Avocado:

  • Brown ground beef: Add the ground beef to a medium size sauce pan. Cook over medium heat until browned.
  • Cook meat: Drain the grease and add the seasonings and the tomato sauce. Stir to combine. Cook for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Prepare avocados: Remove the pit from the halved avocados. Load the crater left from the pit with the taco meat. Top with cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, cilantro and sour cream.
  • More stuffing: If you want to make a larger area in the avocado for the toppings, spoon out some of the avocado and set aside to make guacamole! Then fill with toppings.

Taco stuffed avocados

Tips for making Taco Stuffed Avocado:

  • Avocados: It is best to use ripe avocados for this recipe. If the avocados are still firm or hard to the touch, the avocado may not have the right flavoring or texture that tastes best.
  • Avocado pit: Simply remove the pit by using a paring knife. Once removed score the area both vertically and horizontally. Carefully remove the avocado in small chunks until it is the right depth you are wanting for stuffing.
  • Taco seasoning: For an even healthier taco meat, try using low sodium taco seasoning. This will ensure less salt.
  • Make ahead: Ground the beef ahead of time. Once cooled down place in an airtight container for up to 5 days. When ready to put together, warm up the meat in the microwave or oven the stove top until it is warmed through.

More Delicious Mexican Dinners to Enjoy:

Taco stuffed avocados

 

Taco Stuffed Avocados

Taco Stuffed Avocados is cooked flavorful ground beef stuffed in a ripe avocado loaded with chopped tomatoes, sliced olives, shredded lettuce and sprinkled cheese. A healthy twist on tacos! 

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 4 ounces tomato sauce
  • 3 avocados halved
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes sliced
  • 1/4 cup lettuce shredded

additional toppings:

  • cilantro
  • sour cream
  1. Add the ground beef to a medium size sauce pan. Cook over medium heat until browned.

  2. Drain the grease and add the seasonings and the tomato sauce. Stir to combine. Cook for about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Remove the pit from the halved avocados. Load the crater left from the pit with the taco meat. Top with cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, cilantro and sour cream.
  4. If you want to make a larger area in the avocado for the toppings, spoon out some of the avocado and set aside to make guacamole! Then fill with toppings.

Updated on January 7, 2020

Original Post on January 26, 2018 by Serene Herrera from houseofyumm.com. 

 

 

 

Lemon-Chili Shrimp Quinoa Bowls

A quick and easy Lemon-Chili Shrimp Avocado Quinoa Bowl recipe, great for lunch or dinner, or make them ahead for meal prep!

Lemon Shrimp Quinoa Bowl
Shrimp Quinoa Bowl

These quick and easy Lemon-Chili Shrimp Avocado Quinoa Bowls are great for lunch or dinner. You could even meal prep the other two servings to pack for lunch the next day. Some other delicious meal-prep ideas are Shrimp Fajita Bowls and Honey Sriracha Chicken and Broccoli Bowls.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup is loaded with chopped vegetables, shredded cooked chicken, cheesy tortellini all slow cooked in a flavorful chicken broth. Dinner the whole family will love!

Adding in tortellini to soups just gives it a little more spunk. Try more soups with tortellini in them like this Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup, Creamy Tuscan Garlic Tortellini Soup or Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup.

Slow cooker chicken tortellini soup in a slow cooker with ladle

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup

I am sharing with you my Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup!

This soup is loaded with veggies, shredded chicken and cheese tortellini.

It’s a fun and easy twist on the classic chicken noodle soup.

Best of all this soup is made in a slow cooker.

That means little to no prep time and lots of flavor.

This soup simmers low and slow for 6 hours!

What you need to make Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup:

This Chicken Tortellini Soup is comforting at its best!

You won’t go wrong with this flavorful, SO DELICIOUS soup that will warm your soul.

It is quick and easy to make with all the simple ingredients.

Full of delicious flavors and has all the ingredients straight out of your pantry and refrigerator.

This Chicken Tortellini Soup will become a family favorite!

  • Chicken: boneless chicken breast
  • Carrots: medium, peeled and diced
  • Celery: stalks and diced
  • Onion: medium, diced
  • Garlic: cloves that are minced
  • Chicken broth: low sodium
  • Water: part of the broth.
  • Bay leaves: adds in flavoring and is taken out before serving. 
  • Italian seasoning: flavorful seasoning over the chicken. 
  • Cheese tortellini: pasta for thickness and rich flavorings added with the cheese stuffed inside. 
  • Parsley: optional
  • Salt and pepper: to taste

How to make Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup:

This Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup is super easy to make.

Simply add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker except for the tortellini.

I like to add them in about 15 minutes before serving so they don’t get mushy.

Serve this soup with some crusty bread and a nice salad and enjoy!

  • Cook in a slow cooker: Add all of the ingredients to a slow cooker except for the tortellini. Cook on low for 6 hours.
  • Cut up chicken: Remove the cooked chicken from the slow cooker and shred or cube and add back to the slow cooker.
  • Add in tortellini and cook: Add in the tortellini and cook for 15 minutes or until they are cooked all the way through.
  • Add toppings and serve: Season with salt and pepper to taste. Discard bay leaves and serve immediately with chopped parsley, if desired.

Slow cooker chicken tortellini soup in a slow cooker with a ladle

Tips for making Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup:

This chicken tortellini soup is one of my favorites!

It is definitely made often during the winter months.

So simple to add it all into the slow cooker and cook on low all day.

Letting it simmer and smell the soup cook makes my mouth water while waiting for it to finish cooking.

Chicken Tortellini Soup is SO GOOD and can’t be topped with these cheesy tortellini pasta.

Here are more tips on how to make this the BEST Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup recipe.

  • Cut vegetables: It is best to cut the vegetables into larger chunks and all about the same width. This will ensure the vegetables cook throughout during the same time. The larger chunks won’t become mushy if this soup is reheated or frozen.
  • Fresh is better: Fresh tortellini cooks quicker compared to frozen. If you are using frozen tortellini, add a little more time to cook them longer in the slow cooker.
  • Substitute the tortellini: There are a few other types of stuffed tortellini.
  • Pasta or broth: Add in more tortellini to the soup or more water if you prefer more broth.
  • Creamier broth: Half and half or whipping cream can make this a creamier base broth if you are looking for a creamy broth.
  • Leafy greens: looking for a healthier version with leafy greens?! Try adding kale or spinach to the soup.

Storing Chicken Tortellini Soup:

Great for busy nights and making ahead or using as a freezer meal.

You can’t go wrong with this comforting Chicken Tortellini Soup recipe.

It is easy to make and tastes so good.

Warm up your family with this delicious Chicken Tortellini Soup recipe!

  • Prepare vegetables ahead of time: Trying to get a head start on this soup. Simply chop your vegetables the night before. When ready to make, add it all in the slow cooker to cook.
  • Can you make Chicken Tortellini Soup ahead of time? Yes, this is a great soup to make ahead of time. Simply follow the instructions and leave out the tortellini. Once it is cooked and cooled, place the chicken tortellini soup into a ziplock bag or airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days long. When you are ready to warm up, add in the tortellini pasta once the soup is warmed through.
  • Can you freeze Chicken Tortellini Soup? Yes! Once your soup has completely cooled, either leave out the tortellini or remove the tortellini before placing in a ziplock bag. Place in the freezer, laying flat for up to one month. When ready to thaw, simply place in the refrigerator over night until it is thawed.
  • How to warm up Chicken Tortellini Soup: When ready to warm up, place back into the slow cooker or a large pot over the stovetop. Warm up slowly, stirring occasionally. Once the Chicken Tortellini Soup is warmed up, add in the tortellini pasta. Cook until tender and everything is warmed through. 

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup is loaded with chopped vegetables, shredded cooked chicken, cheesy tortellini all cooked in a flavorful chicken broth. Dinner the whole family will love!

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken breast
  • 3 medium carrots (peeled and diced)
  • 3 stalks celery (diced)
  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 6 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (or more to taste)
  • 2 cups cheese tortellini
  • chopped fresh parsley for serving (if desired)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Add all of the ingredients to a slow cooker except for the tortellini.
  2. Cook on low for 6 hours.
  3. Remove the cooked chicken from the slow cooker and shred or cube and add back to the slow cooker.
  4. Add in the tortellini and cook for 15 minutes or until they are cooked all the way through.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Discard bay leaves and serve immediately with chopped parsley, if desired.

Updated on January 5, 2020

Original Recipe Posted on November 20, 2015 by Kelley back from Chef Savvy

Vegetable Detox Soup

Vegetable Detox Soup is an easy one pot recipe perfect for getting back on track for the new year! Best of all, it’s comforting, flavorful and packed with lots of healthy vegetables.

Vegetable soup is one of my favorite to start the year off. Try these three soups that are filled with vegetables in each of them: Minestrone Soup, Beef Barley Soup or Classic Italian Wedding Soup.

Vegetable detox soup in a pot with ladle

Vegetable Detox Soup

This healthy and delicious Detox Vegetable Soup is just what you need to start the year off right.

It’s the perfect way to help you get back on track if you’ve been indulging in too many sweets during the holidays.

If eating healthier is one of your New Year’s resolutions, this soup is an easy way to get started.

This Detox Vegetable Soup is packed with tons of nutritious veggies, immune-boosting herbs and makes you feel warm, wholesome and nourished.

The best part is, this recipe comes together in just 20 minutes in one large pot. So cleanup is a breeze!

What’s Inside this Vegetable Detox Soup?

What I love about this soup is that it’s so easy to customize with what you like or have on hand.

It’s packed with detoxifying vegetables and leafy greens like kale, broccoli and celery.

The purple cabbage, diced tomatoes, cauliflower and carrots add color and help to fill you up.

While the lemon and ginger add a nice zing and help to boost your immune system.

And finally, the spices and fresh herbs tie the flavors together.

  • Olive oil: cooks the vegetables
  • Red onion: diced
  • Garlic: minced
  • Ginger: fresh, peeled and minced
  • Celery and Carrots: chopped
  • Broccoli florets and Cauliflower florets: split apart in small sections.
  • Turmeric: optional
  • Canned tomatoes: no salt diced tomatoes
  • Water: this will act as the broth with all the flavoring.
  • Italian seasoning: delicious flavoring
  • Pink Himalayan salt: or sea salt will work
  • Cracked black pepper: to taste
  • Kale: de-stemmed and torn into pieces
  • Purple cabbage: chopped
  • Lemon: juiced
  • Parsley: a handful for serving

How to make Detox Vegetable Soup:

  • Sauté vegetables: In a large pot, add oil and turn on the heat to medium-high. Add the onion, garlic and ginger. Sauté for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the celery, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower. Stir and cook for about 2-3 minutes, until slightly softened. Stir in the turmeric and diced tomatoes.
  • Boil vegetables: Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are soft. Stir in the Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to taste, kale, cabbage and lemon juice near the last 2-3 minutes of simmering.
  • Enjoy! Serve hot with chopped parsley.

vegetable detox soup in a pot

Tips for making Detox Vegetable Soup:

  • Cut vegetables: It is best to cut your vegetables the same size pieces. This will help cook evenly and together.
  • Tomatoes: If you would like more fresh vegetables, you can dice up Roma or sweet tomatoes to add in, instead of a can.
  • Leafy greens: Leave out the kale or spinach until about 20-30 minutes prior to serving it.
  • Pasta: Wanting pasta in your soup, add this towards the end of serving your soup.
  • Creamy soup: For a creamier soup, add in 1/2 cup of half in half, almond milk or coconut milk just before serving.
  • Adding Heat: To make this with some spice, add a dash of cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes or diced jalapeños to the soup.
  • Thicker soup: Add in tomato puree or tomato paste for a thicker soup base.

What goes well with Detox Vegetable Soup:

This is Detox Vegetable Soup is great topped with fresh herbs like parsley, oregano or basil.

To help add some carbs to this soup, we love to make one of my delicious homemade bread recipes.

Some of my favorites are breadsticks, garlic bread or rolls.

You could even serve the Detox Vegetable Soup with a baked potato or a side of zucchini rice as well.

Variations of Detox Vegetable Soup:

  • Vegetables: Corn (fresh or frozen), green beans (fresh or frozen), peas, potatoes, squash or zucchini.
  • Potatoes: add in russet, Yukon, sweet, red or gold potatoes for extra thickness and carbs.
  • Broth: instead of water, you can add in vegetable broth, chicken or beef broth if you would like more flavoring.
  • Meat: add in browned ground beef, lean turkey, sausage, pork, tofu or shredded chicken as a protein option.
  • Pasta: any type of pasta is a great way to add in thickness to your soup.

Vegetables cut and prepared in the pot

Storing Vegetable Detox Soup:

  • How long does Vegetable Detox Soup last? This is a great soup to have a meal plan. It generally lasts in ziplock or airtight container in the refrigerator for about 5 to 6 days.
  • Can you freeze Vegetable Detox Soup? Yes! This soup does well in the freezer. Simply let it cool after it has been cooked. Place in a ziplock bag and store flat in the freezer for up to 1 month. When you are ready to reheat, place in the refrigerator overnight to thaw.
  • Warming up Vegetable Detox Soup: When ready to warm up your thawed soup, simple place over the stove top and warm slowly, stirring occasionally. If you are using a microwave, slowly warm up your soup in slow increments, stirring in-between until it is warmed through.

More Flavorful Soup Recipes:

Vegetable detox soup served in a bowl with a spoon.

Vegetable Detox Soup

Vegetable Detox Soup is an easy one pot recipe perfect for getting back on track for the new year! Best of all, it's comforting, flavorful and packed with lots of healthy vegetables.

  • olive oil
  • 1/2 of a red onion (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger (peeled and minced)
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (optional or to taste)
  • 1 can 14.5 oz can of no salt diced tomatoes (preferably organic)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • pink Himalayan salt (or sea salt, to taste)
  • fresh cracked black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 cups kale (de-stemmed and torn in pieces)
  • 1 cup purple cabbage (chopped)
  • juice from 1/2 of a small lemon
  • handful chopped parsley (for serving)
  1. In a large pot, add oil and turn on the heat to medium-high. Add the onion, garlic and ginger. Sauté for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the celery, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower. Stir and cook for about 2-3 minutes, until slightly softened. Stir in the turmeric and diced tomatoes.
  2. Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are soft. Stir in the Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to taste, kale, cabbage and lemon juice near the last 2-3 minutes of simmering.
  3. Serve hot with chopped parsley.

Updated on January 4, 2019

Originally Posted on December 27, 2017 by  Kelly Kwok from https://lifemadesweeter.com.

 

Greek Chicken Meal Prep Rice Bowls

Bring the flavors of the Mediterranean to work with these Greek Chicken Meal Prep Rice Bowls – the perfect recipe to make ahead!

Bring the flavors of the Mediterranean to work with these Greek Chicken Meal Prep Rice Bowls – the perfect recipe to make ahead!
Greek Chicken Meal Prep

These Meal Prep Greek Rice Bowls are similar to my Greek Chickpea Salad but served warm with chicken and rice instead of chickpeas. It’s an easy dish to meal prep for lunch or dinner. To pack it for lunch, keep the cold ingredients separate, so the chicken and rice are easy to reheat at your desk.

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Changua (Colombian Milk and Egg Soup)

Changua (Colombian Milk and Egg Soup) is a typical breakfast in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia where my mom was born. It’s also know to cure hangovers.

Changua (Colombian Milk and Egg Soup) is a typical breakfast in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia where my mom was born. It's also know to cure hangovers.

In Colombia, Changua is served for breakfast with bread either in the soup or on the side. It’s also known to help with a hangover, so I thought it would be great to share for the New Year just in case you had one champagne too many.

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Crock-Pot Lentil Soup

Crock-Pot Lentil Soup is a simple yet elegant dish prepared in a slow cooker. French lentils are simmered with chopped vegetables for a hearty and wholesome appetizer.

Looking for more slow cooker soup recipes? Then try this Potato Leek Soup, Pasta E Fagioli, or Chicken and Rice.

Crock-Pot Lentil Soup

Crock-Pot Lentil Soup

When you’re looking for a simple and satisfying appetizer, this slow cooker lentil soup recipe is a tasty solution. The diced vegetables, garlic, and herbs are first cooked briefly in the microwave to coax out more flavor before they’re added to the vessel.

Using a Crock-Pot to simmer the lentils ensures that they become perfectly tender without the need to keep an eye on the stovetop. Thick-sliced mushrooms and kale are added at the end of cooking so that they soften but don’t become overcooked. This soup is loaded with legumes and vegetables for a gluten-free French-inspired dish.

pouring soup liquid into a slow cooker

What are the best lentils to use?

French green lentil or Lentilles du Puy are recommended for this recipe. They’re small, greenish-black, mottled legumes. They deliver an earthy flavor, and when cooked hold their shape and have a firm- yet tender texture.

Brown or green lentils can also be used, but they have more of a creamy texture. I like to use them in my stovetop lentil soup. Do not use red lentils as they will completely fall apart after cooking.

How do you make lentil soup in a slow cooker?

  • Microwave the olive oil, celery, carrots, onions, garlic, and herbs until tender.
  • Add vegetable mixture, lentils, diced tomatoes, vegetable broth, salt, and pepper to the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook until the lentils are tender; 4 to 6 hours on high, 7 to 9 hours on low.
  • Add mushrooms and kale, cook on high until tender.
  • Serve soup garnished with whopped parsley.

lentil soup inside a slow cooker

Adding in flavor

This French lentil soup gets a burst of flavor from the mixture of vegetables and herbs. Adding in red onion, celery, carrots, and garlic create a classic aromatic base. Diced tomatoes add balanced sweetness and acidity.

The mushrooms provide a savory umami flavor without adding in meat. Dried herbs de Provence gives it a fragrant rustic flavor from the lavender flowers, thyme, rosemary, basil, parsley, oregano, tarragon, and marjoram.

Serving lentil soup out of a crock pot

Can this soup be refrigerated or frozen?

The lentil soup can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to 5 days. Individual portions can be stored in the freezer for up to 1 month, defrost then reheat before serving.

Looking for some tasty entrees to serve with the soup? Try these!

Crock-Pot Lentil Soup in a white bowl

Crock-Pot Lentil Soup

Crock-Pot Lentil Soup is a simple yet elegant dish prepared in a slow cooker. French lentils are simmered with chopped vegetables for a hearty and wholesome appetizer.

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup diced red onion (¼-inch dice)
  • 1/2 cup diced celery (¼-inch dice)
  • 3/4 cup diced carrots (¼-inch dice)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbs de Provence
  • 1 cup French lentils or lentils du puy (picked over and rinsed)
  • 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes (with juice)
  • 8 cups vegetable broth or stock
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 ½ cup sliced brown mushrooms
  • 4 cups chopped kale (½-inch wide pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  1. In a microwave-safe bowl combine olive oil, onion, celery, carrots, garlic, and herbs de Provence. Heat in the microwave on high power for 5 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  2. Transfer vegetable mixture, lentils, diced tomatoes with juice, vegetable broth, salt add pepper to a 6-quart slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook until lentils are tender, 4 to 6 hours on high setting, or 7 to 9 hours on low setting.
  4. Add the mushrooms and kale to the lentil soup. Cover and cook on high setting for 30 minutes.
  5. Taste the soup and season with salt and pepper as desired.
  6. Serve soup hot garnished with chopped parsley.