29 Guilt-Free Slow Cooker Recipes

by SkinnyMs. 

29 Guilt-Free Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow cookers are not just for simmering fast and fatty comfort foods these days! Here are 29 guilt-free slow cooker recipes made from whole food ingredients that are sure to be a hit with family and friends.

1. Warm Slow Cooker Bean Salad

Warm Slow Cooker Bean Salad

This three-bean salad is perfect for picnics and potlucks.

2. Simple Crock Pot Pear and Applesauce

Simple Crock Pot Pear and Applesauce

Using pears to sweeten the applesauce makes this dish healthy with no added sugar.

3. Paleo Slow Cooked Mexican Meatballs

Paleo Slow Cooked Mexican Meatballs

These gluten-free meatballs are layered with true Mexican flavor!

4. Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

Sweet potatoes, bell peppers, and protein-packed black beans create the perfect hearty vegetarian chili.

5. Slow Cooker Sausage and Vegetables

Slow Cooker Sausage and Vegetables

This summer medley of vegetables is flexible – try eggplant and yellow squash! Grab the recipe.

6. Homemade Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce

Homemade Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce

Tomato sauce made in the crock pot is perfect for pizza and pasta – and it can be prepared over night or during your busy work day.

7. Mexican Cabbage Soup

Mexican Cabbage Soup

This side dish pairs perfectly with a meal of tacos or burritos!

8. Slow Cooker Spicy Three Bean Turkey Chili

Slow Cooker – Spicy Three Bean Turkey Chili

Using turkey instead of beef gives this chili all the flavor of the classic dish, without the added calories.

9. Crock Pot Apple Butter

Crock Pot Apple Butter

Apple butter flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, is sure to spice things up a bit!

10. Crock Pot Black Bean Soup

Crock Pot Black Bean Soup

Vegan and gluten-free, black bean soup is a great warm option after a long day.

11. Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Slow Cooker - Hot Chocolate Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a healthy breakfast or dessert option, especially with this rich chocolatey taste!

12. Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs

Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs

Cook these ribs on the lowest setting for 8-10 hours. They will be perfectly tender and moist!

13. Greek-Inspired Slow Cooker Chicken

Greek-Inspired Slow Cooker Chicken

Chicken mixed with rosemary and balsamic vinegar brings great flavor to this easy crock pot recipe.

14. Slow Cooker Bean and Quinoa Chili

Slow Cooker Bean and Quinoa Chili

Quinoa is one of the healthiest superfoods out there and is the perfect addition to this chili.

15. Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

This oatmeal is perfect for breakfast or dessert!

16. Slow Cooker Chicken Posole Stew

Slow Cooker Chicken Posole Stew

Using chicken instead of pork is a great twist on this Mexican stew.

17. Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

Simple and easy to make, this cranberry sauce is not just for the holidays!

18. Slow Cooker Fudge

Slow Cooker Fudge

Made with dark chocolate and coconut milk, this fudge is guilt-free and nutritious! Try it here.

19. Chunky Rosemary Vegetable Stew

Chunky Rosemary Vegetable Stew

This simple veggie stew is perfect if you’re looking for a hearty, vegetarian meal.

20. Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Mash

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Mash

This healthy alternative to sweet potato casserole is simple and easy to prepare in the slow cooker. Try it here.

21. Harvest Chicken Apple Stew

Harvest Chicken Apple Stew

With fall coming, the pumpkin and apple flavors of this stew are perfect for an autumn night in.

22. Cashew Corn Chowder with Cilantro Cream

Cashew Corn Chowder with Cilantro Cream

This chowder is everything you love, without the heavy milk and cream.

23. Slow Cooker Autumn Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Autumn Oatmeal

Prep this oatmeal the night before and enjoy it for a quick breakfast during the week or for brunch over the weekend!

24. Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken

Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken

This fresh and clean lemon chicken is perfect for any time of year!

25. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Pulled pork is a simple and classic dish, and the homemade barbecue sauce adds an extra kick.

26. Restorative Vegetable Broth

Restorative Vegetable Broth

This broth fills your body with vitamins and minerals, while being gentle on the digestive system.

27. Crockpot Eggplant Chickpea Curry

Crockpot Eggplant Chickpea Curry

Indian curry sometimes contains excess fat, but this curry is filled only with flavor!

28. Crock Pot Salsa Chicken

Crock Pot Salsa Chicken

With only a few ingredients, this chicken is perfect on top of a taco salad or in a burrito!

29. Slow Cooker Chicken with Artichoke and Olives

Slow Cooker Chicken with Artichoke and Olives

Healthy and easy, this crock pot recipe is perfect. Try creating a gravy for extra flavor.

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2 Comments on "29 Guilt-Free Slow Cooker Recipes"

  1. jimbet01  June 2, 2015

    I like your crock pot recipes. I am disabled and cannot stand over a stove and cook. But with a crock pot, I prepare the ingredients, place in the pot, turn it on low and forget about it for 5 hours or so, prepare rice or noodles and eat a great home cooked meal without salt and low in fat. Thank goodness for crock pots.

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    • SkinnyMs  June 2, 2015

      Thanks for your message jimbet01. The crock pot is incredibly helpful. I love getting other things done while my dinner is cooking for me. 🙂

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