52 Healthy Crockpot Recipes Everyone Will Love

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By: // July 19, 2022

The crockpot is not just for winter stews and game day appetizers anymore. Use these 52 super delicious and healthy crockpot recipes to make meal planning a breeze. So pull out that slow cooker or crockpot and keep it out for good!

We have taken out all of the guesswork and armed you with an entire year’s worth of healthy crockpot recipes, offering you a variety of appetizers, meals, and healthy desserts, and they taste incredible! Most of these tasty entrees require less than 15 minutes of prep work, and as you know, these magnificent one-pot meals require very little clean-up.

We hope these healthy slow cooker and crockpot recipes improve your life, freeing you up for more fun and making mealtime stress-free.

Warm Weather Crockpot Recipes

  1. Chipotle Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin Tacos

Set it and forget it with this healthy crock pot pork taco recipe with crunchy carrot slaw and spicy yogurt dressing. This flavorful recipe is filled with rich flavors from citrus and spices and makes an amazing low-carb meal.

  1. Slow Cooker Coconut Lemon Chicken

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Need a new chicken recipe to try? This slow cooker coconut lemon chicken takes just 10 minutes of prep work and makes a rich and creamy broth that is so flavorful and decadent it is hard to believe it is dairy and gluten-free.

  1. Crockpot  Creamy Coconut Steel Cut Oats

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Make breakfast a snap, cook this slow cooker creamy coconut steel cut oat recipe overnight, and wake up to a protein-packed, dairy-free, warm bowl of tasty steel-cut oats. We love this simple recipe topped with fresh berries for a sweet way to start your day.

  1. Sticky Crockpot Wings with Pineapple Five Spice Sauce

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These sticky slow cooker wings with pineapple five spice sauce are sassy and exploding with seasonings and Asian flavors. This low-carb appetizer is also Whole30 compliant!  

  1. Crockpot Raspberry Chipotle Barbecue Pulled Chicken

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Wow, party goers at your next BBQ with this healthy, gluten-free, raspberry chipotle barbecue pulled chicken recipe that you can make ahead of time, and it freezes like a charm.

  1. Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup with Kale

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This crock pot chicken tortilla soup with kale has a delicious southwestern flavor and takes just 10 minutes to toss together for a protein-packed soup you can serve with guac and fresh veggies for the perfect fiesta.  

  1. Slow Cooker Roasted Vegetables 

Try these 52 healthy slow cooker recipes for easy gluten-free and low-carb meals that taste amazing!

Roasted veggies make the perfect side dish in summer but sometimes leave your house feeling like an oven! Keep cooking easy and breezy with this simple slow cooker roasted vegetable recipe.  

  1. Crock Pot Low Sugar Maple BBQ Pulled Beef

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Make a low-carb feast with this crock pot low sugar maple BBQ pulled beef recipe served over a roasted portobello mushroom with a side of our fresh creamy bell pepper slaw. This mouth-watering dish has over 15 grams of protein per serving and just 400 calories.

Related: 9 No-Oven Dinner Recipes To Beat The Heat This Summer

  1. Slow Cooker Italian Chicken with Zucchini Noodles

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This succulent Italian-flavored chicken is tender and juicy! We love this for protein over salads, in wraps, or even over spiralized zucchini noodles for a low-carb meal.

  1. Slow Cooker Hot Fudge Chocolate Cake

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Yum! You won’t believe this rich and decadent slow cooker hot fudge chocolate cake takes just 5 minutes to prep, and if you use a liner, you have no clean-up! Try this recipe with vanilla bean ice cream or coconut whipped cream for a healthier dessert.   

  1. Vegetarian Crockpot Lentil Sloppy Joes

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We realize most people think of sloppy joes as an unhealthy food, but you will be pleasantly surprised at how amazing these lentil vegetarian sloppy joes are served over a bed of spaghetti squash for a low-carb protein packed meatless dish.

  1. Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Sandwiches

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Make your outdoor picnic perfect with our sweet and sassy slow cooker BBQ pork sandwiches slathered in our own low-sugar homemade BBQ sauce. This is a meal everyone will want to sink their teeth into.   

  1. Healthier Slow Cooker Maple Balsamic Beans 

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The perfect healthy summertime side dish to any meal, these healthier slow cooker maple beans have all the flavor of homemade baked beans and are made with ingredients you can pronounce. This gluten-free side dish is super tasty served warm or cold.

  1.  Slow Cooker Chicken Mole

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Holy MOH-LAY, this slow cooker recipe is amazing! This classic Mexican mole recipe can typically be intimidating, but this slow cooker version is foolproof and makes a rich and flavorful chicken mole.  

  1. Crockpot Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Bar

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Yum, alert! You have to try this super simple recipe for lemon poppy seed cake bars that you cook in your slow cooker. These moist bars are light, delicious, and packed with 6 grams of protein per serving.

     16. Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken

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This easy crockpot Hawaiian chicken recipe will get a taste of the tropics. We love this recipe with a side of fresh steamed veggies and rice.

  1. Peaches and Cream Steel Cut Oats in the Crockpot

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Creamy, sweet, and delicious, we love this peaches, and cream steel cut oat recipe! We make this easy recipe overnight so we can wake up to a hot and delicious dairy-free, and gluten-free, breakfast that is ready to go.

  1. Slow Cooker Shredded Korean Pork

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This simple slow cooker shredded Korean pork recipe is so easy and makes the most delicious and tender pulled pork for sandwiches, salads, and tacos!

19. Low Carb Slow Cooker Carrot Cake

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No summer party is complete without carrot cake! Try this moist and delicious recipe complete with rich and creamy cream cheese frosting that is low-carb and lower in sugar too!

  1. Slow Cooker Turkey Ranch Taco Chili

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This slow cooker turkey ranch taco chili recipe is so easy to make you almost feel guilty when your family raves about how good it is! Pour in these easy ingredients, add fresh veggies, and voila, amazing taco chili!

  1. Slow Cooker Energy Bars

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These yummy slow cooker energy bars are filled with quinoa, dried fruit, and almond butter for a high protein energy bar that will fill you up and keep you fueled when you need a little pick me up.

  1. Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken 

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Add this slow cooker Thai peanut chicken recipe to your recipes to make a list. This easy recipe is so simple and comes out perfectly with plenty of extra Thai peanut sauce that you can drizzle over steamed veggies for the perfect weeknight meal.

  1. Crock Pot Low Carb Lemon Blueberry Lemon Custard Cake

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This easy and creamy lemon blueberry lemon custard cake made in the crock pot will be a crowd pleaser at your next get-together. This simple recipe is light and delicious for the perfect warm weather and healthy dessert.

  1. Slow Cooker Italian Braised Pork 

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We tried this slow cooker Italian braised pork over a bed of creamy polenta and thought it had tons of rich flavors. You could also use a pork tenderloin if you prefer a leaner cut of meat, but the pork shoulder cooks down to a tender, rich, and delicious meal.

  1. Slow Cooker Balsamic Caprese Chicken

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These stuffed slow cooker balsamic Caprese chicken thighs are out of this world! All the delicious flavors of Caprese combined in the slow cooker make this amped-up Caprese stuffed version that you’ll want to make again and again.

  1. Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken

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This delicious slow cooker sweet and sour chicken recipe has that sweet and sour flavor we all know and love, but is made with healthy gluten-free ingredients and no MSG for a healthier sweet and sour recipe that tastes amazing.

Cold Weather Crockpot Recipes 

      1.  Crockpot Salsa Verde Chicken Chili

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There is nothing better than coming home to a warm bowl of slow-cooked chili on a cold day. This gluten-free recipe for slow cooker salsa verde chicken chili is creamy, delicious and dairy-free! This easy slow cooker recipe is perfect for game day chili or to just enjoy a cozy night in.

  1. Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Bean and Barley Stew

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This satisfying butternut squash bean and barley stew is super tasty and loaded with protein and fiber. This recipe also freezes really well, so it’s the perfect meal to make ahead and freeze some for later.

  1. Slow Cooker Beef Stew

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This thick and hearty slow cooker beef stew recipe is loaded with fresh ingredients and takes only 10 minutes to prep for a low-fat stew that’s loaded with rich beefy flavor.

  1. Crockpot Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

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These moist and chewy vegan slow cooker pumpkin oatmeal breakfast bars make a delicious sweet and spicy, healthy breakfast bar you can take on the go! Make these healthy snacks in the slow cooker for a tasty, gluten-free, portable breakfast that’s only 110 calories!

Related: 15 High Protein Low-Calorie Breakfasts Under 300 Calories

  1. Crockpot Cranberry Pork Roast 

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This healthy slow cooker cranberry pork roast recipe is comfort food at its finest! This meal is so easy to prep, and you can freeze ahead of time and pop it in the slow cooker whenever you need a simply delicious dinner that is ready to go.  

  1. Crockpot Low Carb Gluten Free Salisbury Steak

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You have got to try this hearty slow cooker, low carb, gluten-free Salisbury steak recipe with rich mushroom gravy served over a bed of mashed cauliflower. This simple low-carb recipe is sure to be a hit with even the pickiest eaters.

  1. Easy Crock-Pot Cinnamon Pecans

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We love these easy crock pot cinnamon pecans to snack on or throw in salads around the holidays or really any time of year! The slightly sweet and spicy seasoning can also be the perfect sweet treat when you need an afternoon snack.

  1. Slow Cooker Short Ribs

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These tender short ribs cooked in a delicious mushroom and tomato ragu are out of this world! We like this savory recipe served over polenta or alongside spiralized potatoes for a completely amazing meal.

  1. Slow Cooker Chicken Wild Rice Soup

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It’s true! This creamy slow cooker chicken wild rice soup is under 300 calories per serving, loaded with 20 grams of protein, and has that rich wild rice soup flavor that we all know and love. Enjoy this healthy recipe with zero guilt!

  1. Slow Crockpot Braised Beef with Carrot Mash

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This flavorful braised beef with carrot mash is a sophisticated version of old-fashioned pot roast and comes out so succulent and delicious. The leeks and thyme really give this dish added flavor and a wonderful aroma.

  1. Slow Cooker Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

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Warm up with this creamy and delicious slow cooker cheesy cauliflower soup recipe.  This low-calorie soup is loaded with fresh veggies and has only 136 calories per serving!

  1. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken

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This recipe is so tasty and versatile that you can use the buffalo chicken in salads, sandwiches, or as a protein powder meal post-workout.

  1. Low Carb Un-Stuffed Cabbage Roll Crockpot Soup

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We love this low-carb crock pot unstuffed cabbage roll soup recipe! It’s such a snap to make, and it’s brimming with that delicious cabbage roll flavor without the extra carbs and calories.  

  1. Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

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Ward off that winter cold with this healthy slow cooker chicken noodle soup recipe. This delicious slow cooker recipe uses fresh rosemary and thyme that add a ton of home-cooked flavor to this classic recipe.

  1. Slow Cooker Chocolate Cherry Steel Cut Oats


Chocolate for breakfast… Yes, please! This slow cooker chocolate cherry steel cut oat recipe makes a super tasty healthy breakfast recipe filled with vitamin A and anti-inflammatory benefits.  

  1. Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

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Try this slow cooker turkey breast recipe and make your meal prep easy for the week! This tender turkey is perfect for salads, soups, and healthy wraps for easy meal planning.

  1. Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce

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This rich and delicious slow cooker spaghetti sauce with ground beef and Italian sausage has tons of Italian seasonings and flavor. Using the slow cooker really makes all of those slow-cooked flavors come through in this sauce.

  1. Gingerbread Overnight Oats in the Crockpot breakfast

Make this overnight oat recipe and wake up to the whole house smelling like freshly baked cookies. This easy, dairy-free recipe tastes like a freshly baked cinnamon roll but only has 155 calories.

  1. Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake


This rich, molten, slow cooker chocolate lava cake is really like a pudding cake. The center is so rich and fudgy, you will be in chocolate heaven. Top this with a dollop of coconut whipped cream for an amazing dairy-free dessert.   

  1. Crockpot Healthier Hamburger Helper

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Don’t let the name fool you! This slow healthier hamburger helper tastes like an amazing modern goulash. This dish has tons of seasoning and flavor, and the pasta is cooked perfectly. This is no meal in a box; this healthy and delicious recipe taste incredible.    

  1. Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken and Spinach

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Easy and delish describes this healthy slow cooker salsa chicken and spinach recipe perfectly! Just five minutes of prep work makes an amazing protein-packed Paleo meal that you will rave about, this simple dish has it all.

22. Crock Pot BBQ Chicken Quinoa

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Save time and keep dinner stress free with this super tasty crock pot BBQ chicken quinoa that is not only gluten-free, and full of lean protein but also packed with a delicious southwestern BBQ flavor.

  1. Crock Pot Creamy Salsa Dip


Whip up this easy three-ingredient creamy salsa dip in your slow cooker for a quick game day appetizer that takes 2 minutes to toss together and gives you ample time to prep for your party.  

  1. Slow Cooker Low Carb No-Bean Chili

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If you are trying to cut carbs, this slow cooker, no bean chili, is the perfect cold day recipe for you! The hint of cocoa makes a rich chili flavor that really pops.  

  1. Crockpot Taco Lentil Soup

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Plant-based protein is yummy! Try this vegetarian slow cooker taco lentil soup topped with fresh cilantro and jalapeño for a fiber-filled soup that has all that delicious taco flavor.

  1. Slow Cooker Sausage and Vegetable Ratatouille 

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Add more veggies into your diet with this slow cooker sausage and vegetable ratatouille. This ratatouille has a rainbow of fresh veggies that simmer for hours, creating a flavorful red sauce making you want to eat every last drop.

We hope you enjoy these 52 healthy slow cooker recipes! Healthy cooking doesn’t have to be complicated as long as you have a slow cooker and some delicious recipes ready to go. 

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