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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Emeril's Slow-Cooker Split-Pea Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 475
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 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.

Slow-Cooker Beef and Tomato Stew

Rating: 3.5 stars 500
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).

Spicy Turkey Chili

Rating: 3.5 stars 65
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 Greek Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 3.5 stars 264
These vegetarian wonders are fast to prep and come out tender and tasty.

Loaded Slow-Cooker Baked Potatoes

Rating: 3 stars 576
Here a baked potato dish provides enough sustenance to make a meal in itself. Start this in the morning.

Mustards Grill’s Braised Red Cabbage

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
Cindy Pawlcyn serves this cabbage alongside her Mongolian Pork Chops at her Mustards Grill restaurant in Yountville, California.

Slow-Cooker Green Chili

Rating: 3.5 stars 63
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.

Inspiration and Ideas

15 Healthy Slow-Cooker Dinner Recipes to Make on Chilly Winter Nights
Bold flavors and nutrient-dense ingredients define these delicious and healthy slow-cooker recipes, which include bean soup, fish curry, and braised chicken with garlic.