Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

Never sacrifice eating healthy due to a lack of time again with these healthy slow cooker recipes. Find the best in healthy slow cooked soup, stew, chili, rice, meat, seafood and more for daily, no-fuss meals.

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Slow-Cooker White-Bean Soup

There's butternut squash, leeks, and spinach as well as white beans in this hearty, rich, and flavorful vegetarian soup. It's a recipe that proves the slow cooker is as well suited to vegetable recipes as to big pieces of meat.

Emeril's Slow-Cooker Split-Pea Soup

Rating: 3.59 stars
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This slow-cooker version of split-pea soup is as easy as it gets and is packed with healthy fiber and protein. Serve it with crusty bread and you've got a soul-warming meal ready to go.

Slow-Cooker Beef and Tomato Stew

Rating: 3.56 stars
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Nothing hits the spot on a chilly winter night like a hearty bowl of stew. Boost the feel-good factor with this lighter version.

Slow-Cooker Root-Vegetable Confit

Instead of roasting your vegetables, try giving them the slow-cooker treatment. Here, carrots, parsnips, and beets are poached in a spiced oil until silky and flavorful. Serve with pesto over grains or alongside roasted meats. This recipe appears in our cookbook "Martha Stewart's Slow Cooker" (Clarkson Potter).

Loaded Slow-Cooker Baked Potatoes

Rating: 2.98 stars
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Here a baked potato dish provides enough sustenance to make a meal in itself. Start this in the morning.

Slow-Cooker Greek Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 3.64 stars
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These vegetarian wonders are fast to prep and come out tender and tasty.

Spicy Turkey Chili

Rating: 3.72 stars
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Lots of spice adds a layer of warmth to this turkey chili that you can make in a slow-cooker. This recipe calls for boneless, skinless turkey thighs, serrano chiles, chipotle chile in adobo, whole peeled tomatoes, and chili powder.

Slow-Cooker Green Chili

Rating: 3.67 stars
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Whether you use a slow cooker or the oven, you'll be rewarded with tender meat and deep flavor. If you have New Mexico or Anaheim chiles, swap 5 or 6 for the poblanos.

Mustards Grill’s Braised Red Cabbage

Rating: 4.38 stars
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Cindy Pawlcyn serves this cabbage alongside her Mongolian Pork Chops at her Mustards Grill restaurant in Yountville, California.
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15 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes for Cozy Winter Nights
It's peak season for comfort food and these healthy slow-cooker recipes are packed with bold flavors and nutrient-dense ingredients.