50 Slow Cooker Recipes Under 300 Calories

50 ways to eat healthy, slow cooker style!

Our slow cooker banana pecan French toast is chock-full of sweet, satisfying flavor.

Eating healthy isn’t always easy. More often than not, convenience involves high-calorie options. But, it doesn’t have to be that way! With a little planning, it can be easy to make quick, low-prep, meal options that are full of nutrient-dense ingredients. For example, the slow cooker is a great way to get a meal on the table without spending all day cooking. Then, all you need to do is look for some great slow cooker recipes under 300 calories to keep you on track with hitting your weight-loss goals. Luckily for you, we have a great collection of them!

Whipping up a slow cooker meal is as simple as tossing your ingredients into your slow cooker and setting it to the right temperature. You can let it cook overnight or you can set-it-and-forget-it while you’re at work. When you come home, a fully-cooked, healthy, and delicious meal will be waiting for you. So let’s take a look at our favorite 50 slow cooker recipes under 300 calories that make mealtime quick, easy, and guilt-free.


Here are our favorite slow cooker recipes under 300 calories that are perfect for dinner time.

1. Slow Cooker Cheesy Spaghetti (289 Calories)

slow cooker cheesy spaghetti
This spaghetti dish, with the sausage omitted, is traditional with a twist and won’t disappoint!

2. Slow Cooker German Schnitzel (204 Calories)

German schnitzel slow cooker recipe
Love German food, but not all of the fat that comes with it? You’ll want to add this dish to your weekly meal plan! It’s a delicious, healthy take on a traditional favorite.

3. Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork (221 Calories)

crock pot bbq pulled porkFor a dish bursting with southern BBQ flavor and none of the excess calories and fat, look no further. This lean and delicious dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

4. Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice (170 Calories)

red beans and rice

If you’re looking for a tasty meal that will make a lasting impression, this is the one! This dish is sure to be a family favorite and pairs nicely with a side salad.

5. Slow Cooker Eggplant Lasagna (221 Calories)

slow cooker eggplant lasagna

Skip the pasta and use thinly-sliced eggplant as your “noodles” in this innovative slow cooker dish. It eats just like lasagna, but you get to sneak in a serving of vegetables, too!

6. Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Risotto (177 Calories)

butternut squash risotto

This risotto is super creamy, ultimately savory, and requires little to no effort to put it on the table. You’ll never make risotto the old-fashioned way again!

7. Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Gravy (261 Calories)

slow cooker chicken and mushroom gravy
Everyone loves the delightful pairing of chicken and mushrooms. This dish is sure to be a favorite.

8. Juicy Slow Cooker Turkey Breast (292 Calories)

make turkey breast in the slow cooker

Turkey shouldn’t be reserved just for Thanksgiving dinner – it’s a protein-packed, affordable meat! This version uses the slow cooker to take the work out of it (and keep it super juicy, too).

9. Slow Cooker Herb Chicken and Vegetables (207 Calories)

herb chicken and vegetables
This hearty and delicious meal is packed with nutrients and lean protein. It will fill you up without loading you up with calories and fat.

10. Slow Cooker Polynesian Chicken (255 Calories)

Slow Cooker Polynesian Chicken
The only thing more enticing than the flavor of this recipe is the fact that it only takes 10 minutes to prepare!


Soups are a perfect lighter meal, especially on colder days. We’ve compiled some of the best soup slow cooker recipes under 300 calories for you to enjoy.

11. Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup (149 Calories)

slow cooker chicken noodle soup

You will fall in love with this healthy spin on a classic. It’s the perfect soup for sick days or chilly nights.

12. Slow-Cooker Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup (284 Calories)

chicken and wild rice
This flavorful and filling soup is not only nutritious but also quick and easy to prepare.

13. Slow Cooker Savory Superfood Soup (157 Calories)

superfood soup slow cooker recipe
With only one gram of fat, this superfood soup actually helps to promote weight loss! You will not be disappointed in this savory and delicious dish.

14. Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup (174 Calories)

butternut squash soup
This is a perfect soup for a cold night. You won’t be disappointed in its delicious, savory flavor.

15. Slow Cooker Hearty Vegetable and Bean Soup (183 Calories)

hearty vegetable and bean soup
You’ll love this delicious and robust soup. It’s so easy to whip up, and the ingredients can be substituted with whatever you have on hand!

16. Slow Cooker Cream of Chicken and Rice Soup (180 Calories)

This creamy chicken and rice soup is super comforting after a long day.
This soup is packed with gluten-free black rice, making it ultra-rich and creamy. This yummy dish is sure to become a favorite.

17. Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken Soup (192 Calories)

crock pot fiesta chicken soup
Craving a meal with a Mexican flavor? Look no further than this healthy and delicious soup that will fill that craving and leave you wanting more!

18. Southwestern Black Bean & Veggie Soup (245 Calories)

southwestern black bean soup slow cooker recipe
What could be better than a delicious soup that’s packed with the rich taste of the Southwest?

19. Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup Recipe (149 Calories)

Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup Recipe

Minestrone soup is a comfort classic, and this version keeps the calories low by using all vegetarian ingredients. The whole-wheat pasta adds the perfect texture, along with its beneficial complex carbohydrates.

20. Slow Cooker Mediterranean Lentil Soup (149 Calories)

slow cooker Mediterranean lentil soup

Lentils make the perfect quick-and-easy soup because they’re full flavored and packed with protein and nutrients. This soup is my new weeknight favorite!

Stew and Chili

Stews and Chilis are the ultimate set-and-forget meal. If you’re adding any of these slow cooker recipes under 300 calories to your arsenal, make sure a few of these staples make the list.

21. Slow Cooker Momma’s Roadhouse Chili (272 Calories)

slow cooker roadhouse chili recipe
This dish is not only delicious, but so easy to prepare. This is the perfect meal for busy nights.

22. Slow Cooker Chicken Chili (266 Calories)

crock pot chicken chili
This chili is super easy to make and doesn’t lack flavor.

23.Plant-Based Slow Cooker Chili Recipe (216 Calories)

plant-based slow cooker chili

There’s nothing like coming home to a bowl of hot chili! This chili goes a step further to keep you healthy by containing all plant-based, vegan ingredients.

24. Slow Cooker Chili Con Carne (227 Calories)

slow cooker chili con carne
A chili with a secret ingredient that will keep you coming back for more.

25. Detoxifying Slow Cooker Moroccan Stew  (190 Calories)

detoxifying slow cooker moroccan stew

This stew is not only hearty and comforting, but it’s packed full of turmeric. That means it’s full of antioxidant-rich ingredients that will detoxify your body.

26. Slow Cooker Veggie Pot Pie Stew (97 Calories)

slow cooker veggie pot pie stew
If you love pot pie, but hate the calories that come with it, then this is the stew for you! You can have that delicious pot pie taste while still eating healthy.

27. Slow Cooker Lentil & Veggie Stew (221 Calories)

lentil veggie stew
This vegetarian stew is so simple, yet so delicious.

28. Slow Cooker Texas Chili (267 Calories)

texas chili recipe
This dish is not only the official dish of Texas, but is also very healthy. It’s a must-try and is sure to be a family favorite.

29. 13-Bean Burgoo Stew (197 Calories)

burgoo stew recipe
This hearty stew will satisfy any comfort food cravings.

30. Slow Cooker Turkey Stew (183 Calories)

slow cooker turkey stew
Got leftover turkey? This hearty and nutritious stew is quick and easy to prepare.


Side dishes are always a must for any gathering or dinner party, so these slow cooker recipes under 300 calories will prove how good of a host you are! 

31. Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Mash (111 Calories)

sweet potato mash slow cooker recipe
This easy dish is a healthier version of the classic sweet potato casserole.

32. Slow Cooker Garlic and Thyme Mashed Potatoes (206 Calories)

garlic and thyme mashed potatoes

In my opinion, you can’t have enough recipes for mashed potatoes in your back pocket. They’re creamy and comforting while bringing nutrition to the side of your plate.

33. Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce (73 Calories)

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce
You’ll never make cranberry sauce on the stove again once you try this dish.

34. Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes (144 Calories)

slow cooker mashed potatoes
This dish brings together great mashed potato taste and light, healthy ingredients.

35. Slow Cooker Homestyle Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary (179 Calories)

homestyle potatoes slow cooker recipe
This side dish is so easy to make and gives you that skillet-cooked taste.

36. Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese (244 Calories)

crock pot macaroni and cheese
A macaroni and cheese dish that tastes great and is healthy? What more could you want?

37. Slow Cooker Sweet & Savory Sweet Potatoes (234 Calories)

slow cooker savory sweet potatoes
This dish is easy and delicious. It is sure to be a hit with both adults and children.

38. Slow Cooker Southern Style Green Beans (37 Calories)

Full of fresh flavor, our southern style green beans are an absolute classic.
This dish is a healthy version of a southern classic. It is a perfect side dish to any meal.

39. Slow Cooker Wild Rice Pilaf (156 Calories)

wild rice pilaf recipe
This dish is a perfect side with its contrasting textures of chewy wild rice and soft and meaty mushrooms. This makes the perfect dish for a potluck or dinner party.

40. Slow Cooker Stuffed Bell Peppers (267 Calories)

stuffed bell peppers dinner recipe

These slow cooker stuffed bell peppers are not only beautiful, but they’re delicious and low calorie, too! They’re stuffed with healthy ground turkey and savory, no-sugar-added marinara.


Who said that you can’t enjoy desserts when you’re trying to eat low calorie? These dessert slow cooker recipes under 300 calories are sure to please any sweet tooth and waistline.

41. Slow Cooker Fudge (114 Calories)

slow cooker fudge

This guilt-free fudge is the perfect treat to satisfy that chocolate craving without having to worry about the calories.

42. Slow Cooker Roasted Sugared Pecans (267 Calories)

slow cooker roasted pecans

These simple slow cooker roasted sugared pecans make the perfect after-dinner treat. They deliver sweet satisfaction while maintaining their guilt-free calorie status.

43. Slow Cooker Stuffed Apples (254 Calories)

slow cooker stuffed apples dessert

Apples make the perfect dessert because they’re naturally sweet and maintain a great texture when cooked low-and-slow. We naturally sweeten these with dried cranberries to keep the calories low!

44. Slow Cooker Banana French Toast Recipe (282 Calories – One Slice)

Our slow cooker banana pecan French toast is chock-full of sweet, satisfying flavor.

French toast doesn’t have to be reserved for breakfast – it makes a completely satisfying dessert, too! It’s quick and easy to whip up in the slow cooker, too.

45. Slow Cooker Apple Crisp (218 Calories)

slow cooker apple crisp
This yummy and healthy dessert is a must-try. You can put it on in the morning and have a delicious dessert ready after dinner.

46. Slow Cooker Chocolate Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce (269 Calories)

crock pot chocolate bread pudding
You’ll fall in love with this delicious treat. Set it, forget it, and come back to a yummy treat.

47. Slow Cooker Honey Bananas (109 Calories)

slow cooker honey bananas recipe
Looking for a healthy, delicious dessert? This is perfect for all seasons and easy to whip up!

48. Slow Cooker Pecan Pie (205 Calories)

slow cooker recipe for pecan pie
This is a healthy version of a beloved traditional holiday dish.

49. Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apples (136 Calories)

slow cooker recipe for cinnamon apples

A skinny treat that delivers everything to satisfy your sweet tooth! You’ll love the way the coconut sugar, cinnamon, and apples come together in the slow cooker.

50. Slow Cooker Cranberry Poached Pears (224 Calories)

slow cooker cranberry poached pears
A perfect dish for cold winter nights, this is sure to be a favorite with the whole family.

Here are some great Slow Cooking Tips you should check out to help turn your slow cooker meals from good to great!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published Sep 17, 2014

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  1. The calories listed above don't match the calories per serving in the recipe links. What's up?

    1. Thanks for the head's up, Kim. We had a bit of a glitch, but all of the calories should be correct now.

  2. I have made 5 of the main dish recipes so far and we love them! Thank you so much for these wonderful, low-calorie recipes! Absolutely fantastic!!! As we are a busy family with a hectic schedule, I food prep on Sunday and being able to use the crockpot and just toss everything in (for most recipes) is an absolute God-send! Thanks again! 🙂

    1. Ann, We like the 2-cup, pint-sized jars, or for a larger salad, use 2 additional cups salad greens and use a quart-sized (4-cup) jar.

  3. Oh wow, these look fabulous. I will be trying several out soon, especially the potato one’s. Thank you.

  4. This is in the crock pot now! Added a can of drained corn and a packet of low sodium taco seasoning…. can’t wait!

  5. Hi ive just started up a groupon watsap
    Healthy eating & lets get fit with several friends & shared your meals were all buzzing now to get started.
    Thanku so much Fay johnston

  6. I live alone and don’t like cooking a whole meal just for myself. I do like making a larger portin of something easy to enjoy throughout the week and freeze for another time. Thanks for these, i love all the ingredients offered and look forward to preping these.

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