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Slow Cooker Sunday:  Vegetarian Pozole

Pozole is one of my all time favorite meals so when a friend got a bad cold last week, I couldn’t wait to whip up a batch for her. The spice from the chiles and heartiness from the hominy make it a perfect meal when you are feeling under the weather. However since she is a vegetarian, I eliminated the chicken I normally use and replaced it with some diced zucchini and extra hominy.

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Pozole
Servings: 8
Serving Size: 1.5 cups
Nutritional Information: 203 calories, 2.7g of fat, 40.1g of carbohydrates, 7.4g of fiber, 4.7g of protein, Sugars: 7.5g
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 5 *


  • 8 cups low sodium, fat free vegetable broth
  • 2 poblano peppers, (seeded if you don’t want it too spicy)
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded
  • 1 lb tomatillos
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 small bunch cilantro
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 60 oz canned hominy, drained
  • 2-3 zucchini, chopped
  • Garnish
  • Shredded cabbage
  • Radishes
  • Queso fresco (add 1 point per tablespoon)
  • Baked corn tortilla (add 1 point for every 2 small corn tortillas)
  • Avocado (add 2 points for a quarter avocado)
  • Lime
  • Chopped onion
  • Chopped jalapenos (if you want more heat)


  1. In a blender combine the poblano peppers, jalapenos, tomatillos, cilantro, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper and 1 cup vegetable broth. Blend until smooth. Taste and make sure it is spicy (a little spicier than you like) and well seasoned. Add more jalapenos or poblanos if needed.
  2. Add to the slow cooker. Pour in remaining vegetable broth and hominy.
  3. Cook on low for 4 hours.
  4. Add the zucchini and cook for 30 more minutes.
  5. Serve in bowls and add your favorite garnishes – I love mine with a crunchy baked tortilla, queso fresco, cabbage, and lots of lime juice.

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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