73 Best Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

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26. Cilantro Lime Chicken (Pip and Ebby).

Another juicy, tender chicken recipe with classic Mexican flavors.

**27. Pesto Lasagna with Spinach and Mushrooms (Health Magazine).

 This vegetarian lasagna has tons of flavor.

28. Tuscan Chicken and Beans (Red Tricycle).

Try serving up this tasty chicken dish with brown rice or whole-wheat pasta for a complete meal.

29. Pineapple Chicken (Moms with Crock Pots).

So sweet and tangy, and made with just five ingredients! Serve over brown rice.

30. Skinny Chicken Enchiladas (Pinch of Yum).

These enchiladas might be called “skinny,” but they definitely don’t skimp on flavor.

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas

Photo by SkinnyMs.com

31. Enchiladas (SkinnyMs.). 

This recipe is one of our most popular, with over 1.4k shares and 25k pins.

32. Balsamic Roast Beef (Add a Pinch).

The robust flavors in this roast beef are sure to make it a family favorite.

33. Shrimp Jambalaya (American Heart Association).

Check out the American Heart Association’s healthy spin on a classic dish.

34. Italian Stallion Crockpot Chicken (He and She Eat Clean).

Add some sliced veggies, a little extra marinara, and some healthy pasta, and this dish becomes your new go-to Italian dish.

35. Ginger Cranberry Pork Roast (Mama and Baby Love).

This 6-ingredient recipe includes only fresh, whole foods.

36. Pot Roast in the Crock Pot ({The} Spunky Runner).

A traditional favorite is made even more tender and savory in the slow cooker.

37. Slow Cooker Buffalo Turkey Meatballs (SkinnyMs.).

Healthier and tastier than buffalo wings.

38. Clean Eating Crock Pot Orange Chicken (Mummy Deals).

No need to order Chinese takeout with this clean-eating recipe made easily in the slow cooker.

39. Turkey Pad Thai (Save Green Being Green).

Another good reason to throw out the Chinese takeout menu and get out the slow cooker instead.

40. Turkey Lasagna (Busy But Healthy).

This slow cooker lasagna is so healthy, and it’s easy to prep/assemble because there’s no browning the meat beforehand!

41. Clean Eating Chicken Tacos (Mummy Deals).

Make delicious Mexican shredded chicken with easy-to-find pantry staples.

42. Clean Eating Italian Style Meatballs (The Gracious Pantry).

An easy and healthy meatball recipe made delicious.

Slow Cooker Sweet & Savory Sweet Potatoes

Photo by SkinnyMs.com


**43. Quinoa and Vegetables (Moms with Crock Pots). 

This healthy side dish can also double as a vegan or vegetarian entrée.

**44. Garlic Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes (365 Days of Slow Cooking).

All of the creamy goodness of mashed potatoes made with extra-healthy cauliflower.

**45. Crock Pot Baked Potatoes (Skip to My Lou).

Try “baking” your potatoes in the slow cooker instead for a more moist texture.

**46. Savory Sweet Potatoes (SkinnyMs.). 

This sweet and spicy side dish was once a secret family recipe. Now, we are happy to be sharing it with you. Enjoy!

Soups and Stews

Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

Photo: 100 Days of Real Food

47.  Easy Chicken Stew (Easy But Healthy). 

Vegetarians can easily swap in tofu for the chicken in this quick and tasty soup.

**48. Tortellini Tuscan Stew (Good Housekeeping).

The slow cooker makes this veggie-filled stew easy to prepare.

**49. Sweet Potato and Apple Soup (100 Days of Real Food).

This sweet and savory soup is made extra-special with brown, buttered sage sprinkled on top before serving.

50. Chicken Tortilla Soup (AllRecipes.com).

This soup tastes better than anything you can get at a restaurant – and it’s healthy, too!


15 Comments on "73 Best Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes"

  1. dancerlindzi  March 1, 2014

    Where is the Kalua Pork recipe???

  2. Lynn Williams Ryan  March 21, 2014

    #5 for Easy Slow Cooker Oatmeal link to Shape Magazine doesn't work….

    • SkinnyMs  March 25, 2014

      Thanks. I just fixed it.

  3. Paleo recipe review  May 5, 2014

    I love a good slow cooker recipe. My crock pot is thirty years old and still works great.

  4. Precious  January 22, 2015

    Links don't work

    • SkinnyMs  January 22, 2015

      Precious, I just went through the whole article and the links were working for me. It might be the settings on your browser that are blocking embedded links?

  5. Joyce  December 19, 2015

    Trying both the Turkey and pulled pork for christmas. As it is going to be over 30C Christmas day I can cook these without heating up the kitchen. Won’t tell the family they are healthy until after.

  6. KLY  June 22, 2016


    Everything looks delicious! Thank you for your time and effort in putting this together. In the upper left quadrant of the photo in the intro, it appears to be chicken soup with rice and carrots, is this recipe among the 73? Sorry if I am mistaken or if it is there, I looked and could not locate it.

  7. Amy  January 17, 2017

    Number 37 is not a slow cooker recipe. Just wanted to share that : )

    • Gale Compton  January 17, 2017

      Amy, Whoops! Thanks for the heads up! I just added one of our new and delicious slow cooker recipes. Enjoy! 🙂

  8. Dana  March 5, 2017

    What is the recipe in the bottom right intro photo? It looks amazing!

  9. Stella  March 9, 2019

    These are all mouth-watering. I would like to keep all these recipes and prepare them one by one. Thanks for sharing!

    • Nichole Furlong  March 9, 2019

      You’re very welcome, we’re glad you enjoy the recipes!


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