The Healthiest & Tastiest Slow Cooker Recipes That Are Worth Your Time
From easy-to-make appetizers, to comfort food entrees to healthy makeover desserts, we have a great list of slow cooker recipes.
Healthy slow cooker recipes
Comfort food can have a bad rap. Too often we might venture into fatty meats and rich-with-fat stews. But your Crock Pot offers lots of opportunities to create healthy slow cooker recipes. The only issue is having to fight off cravings while you wait for it to cook.
Super Simple Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce
Make this slow cooker sauce ahead of time, so you have it ready to go for the week. Let it simmer in the slow cooker on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.
The Best Slow Cooker Beef Chili For A Cold Night In
Make cool nights warmer with this hearty, slow cooker beef chili. This make-ahead recipe is perfect for those busy weeknight dinners.
Healthiest Slow-Cooker Quinoa Cabbage Rolls
This cabbage rolls recipe isn’t just easy and quick to make, it’s healthy too.
Slow-Cooker Burgundy Lamb Shanks
Some cuts of meat are meant to be grilled fast; others are best simmered for hours. In this recipe, lamb shanks, wine, vegetables, and herbs simmer for eight hours to reach a level of taste and tenderness that will please most everyone.
Slow Cooker Cherry Berry Cheesecake
Skip turning on your oven and make these little red and white cheesecakes in your slow cooker for your barbecue – or any summer celebration!
Store-bought ketchup can be laden with sugar and sodium, so we like to make a batch of our own to control the amount we consume.
Immune Boosting Bone Broth
Boost your health with this easy-to-make bone broth recipe. Make a big batch and store it in the fridge in portable, single-serve containers.
Lamb, Vegetable & Beer Stew
The delicious, complex flavours of lamb marinate beautifully in this filling stew.
Moroccan Vegetable Stew
This is an easy dish to prepare in a slow cooker ahead of time, or you can have it simmer in a heavy-bottomed pot on the stove. The chickpeas add plenty of fibre, and dried apricots add an exotic twist. If you don’t have couscous on hand to serve with this stew, cook rice or potatoes.
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Asian Turkey Meatballs
These two-bite meatballs are the perfect make-ahead appetizer. They’re simple to make and require very little prep.
Easy Vegetarian Shakshuka
Shakshuka is a traditional Israeli dish that’s so versatile, it’s served morning, noon and night in its homeland.
Chicken, Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Curry
This one-pot sweet potato curry makes dinner prep and cleanup quick and easy.
Slow Cooker Cinnamon Applesauce
This applesauce will fill your kitchen with its sweet cinnamon scent.
Vegetable & Pork Coconut Curry
A pinch of chili flakes to give it a bit of a kick – but leave it out if you aren’t a fan of heat. The beauty of a curry dish is that it’s versatile and will work with just about any meat or vegetables you have available.
Lightened-up Chicken Stew
The broth in this recipe lightens the dish and allows the healthy vegetables to take a leading role. In fact, if you want to make it a soup instead, increase the broth. The saffron adds an interesting flavour.