Slow cookers are for so much more than starchy, fat-filled casseroles and soups: they're also for elegant appetizers and side dishes for that fancy dinner party you're hosting but don't have enough time to prep for. Expand your slow cooker horizons with this easy and scrumptious artichoke dish.
6 artichokes, washed, tops sliced off and stemms trimmed
1 cup whole-grain bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated, reduced-fat parmesan cheese
1 bunch flat leaf parsley, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil