50 of the Best Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes from Breakfast to Dinner

There’s something so cozy about a slow cooker. Its low-maintenance, says “Forget about it” until you walk in the door, and voilà: dinner is served. But slow-cooked “comfort food” doesn’t limit its options to traditional cheesy potatoes and meatloaf. And while you might try to lighten the caloric intake in the new year, you aren’t subjected to lonely green smoothies and unpronounceable vitamin substitutes alone. Add a healthy dose of proteins and veggies to your diet with the crockpot at hand. In most cases, sauté a few ingredients, and toss the rest inside. But don’t stop at dinner prep. Soon, you’ll be waking up to creamy and hearty steel-cut oatmeal and fluffy, veggie-packed frittatas on any average weekday. This year, let your trusty crockpot become your new personal chef, offering up a healthy and satisfying dish that it’s worked on all day long (so that you don’t have to).

BREAKFAST

1. Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Steel-Cut Oatmeal

(Recipe and photo: Salu Salo on NoshOn.It)

Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Steel-Cut Oatmeal

2. Slow Cooker Frittata with Kale, Red Peppers, and Feta

(Recipe and photo: Kalyn’s Kitchen)

Slow Cooker Frittata with Kale, Red Peppers, and Feta

3. Slow Cooker Creamy Coconut Steel Cut Oats

(Recipe and photo: Fit Foodie Finds)

Slow Cooker Creamy Coconut Steel Cut Oats

4. Slow Cooker Mango Sticky Farro

(Recipe and photo: Bake Love Give)

Slow Cooker Mango Sticky Farro

5. Crockpot Southwest Breakfast Casserole

(Recipe and photo: Cookie Monster Cooking)

Crockpot Southwest Breakfast Casserole

6. Slow Cooker Banana Nut Oatmeal

(Recipe and photo: The Lemon Bowl)

Slow Cooker Banana Nut Oatmeal

7. Greek Eggs Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

(Recipe and photo: Little Leopard Book)

Greek Eggs Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

8. Farro Slow Cooker Hot Cereal with Honey-Roasted Figs and Goji Berries

(Recipe and photo: Peaches Please)

Farro Slow Cooker Hot Cereal with Honey-Roasted Figs and Goji Berries

9. Homemade Slow Cooker Granola

(Recipe and photo: Barefeet in the Kitchen)

Homemade Slow Cooker Granola

10. Slow Cooker Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

(Recipe and photo: All Day I Dream About Food)

Slow Cooker Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

CHILI, SOUPS, AND STEWS

11. Chipotle Stout Crockpot Chili

(Recipe and photo: Little Leopard Book)

Chipotle Stout Crockpot Chili

12. Springtime Crockpot Minestrone

(Recipe and photo: How Sweet It Is)

Springtime Crockpot Minestrone

13. Slow Cooker Farro and Cannellini Bean Soup with Vegetables

(Recipe and photo: Pinch and Swirl)

Slow Cooker Farro and Cannellini Bean Soup with Vegetables

14. Restorative Vegetable Broth

(Recipe and photo: Gourmande in the Kitchen)

Restorative Vegetable Broth

15. Crockpot White Turkey Chili

(Recipe and photo: Taste and Tell)

Crockpot White Turkey Chili

16. Slow Cooker Indian Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Curry

(Recipe and photo: NoshOn.It)

Slow Cooker Indian Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Curry

17. Thai Peanut Chicken Noodle Soup

(Recipe and photo: Closet Cooking)

Thai Peanut Chicken Noodle Soup

18. Chipotle Black Bean and Quinoa Crockpot Stew

(Recipe and photo: Tasty Yummies on NoshOn.It)

Chipotle Black Bean and Quinoa Crockpot Stew

19. Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

(Recipe and photo: Handle the Heat)

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

20. Slow Cooker Chicken, Potato and Peanut Stew

(Recipe and photo: In Simone’s Kitchen)

Slow Cooker Chicken, Potato and Peanut Stew

21. Slow Cooked Turkey Chili

(Recipe and photo: A Better Happier St. Sebastian)

Slow Cooked Turkey Chili

OTHER MAIN DISHES

22. Take-Out Fake-Out Beef and Broccoli

(Recipe and photo: Table for Two)

Take-Out Fake-Out Beef and Broccoli

23. Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

(Recipe and photo: Damn Delicious)

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

24. Slow Cooker Herbed Balsamic Pork Roast

(Recipe and photo: Cafe Johnsonia)

Slow Cooker Herbed Balsamic Pork Roast

25. Easier Healthier Crockpot Butter Chicken

(Recipe and photo: Half Baked Harvest)

Easier Healthier Crockpot Butter Chicken

26. Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

(Recipe and photo: Handle the Heat)

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

27. Slow Cooker Shrimp Creole

(Recipe and photo: Climbing Grier Mountain)

Slow Cooker Shrimp Creole

28. Slow Cooker Squeaky Clean Beef Bourgignon

(Recipe and photo: The Healthy Foodie)

Slow Cooker Squeaky Clean Beef Bourgignon

29. Slow Cooker Veggie Fajitas

(Recipe and photo: Amuse Your Bouche)

Slow Cooker Veggie Fajitas

30. Slow Cooker Peach Salsa Pork Roast with Sweet Potatoes

(Recipe and photo: Foodie with Family)

Slow Cooker Peach Salsa Pork Roast with Sweet Potatoes

31. Slow Cooker Coconut Basil Tofu

(Recipe and photo: The Healthy Maven)

Slow Cooker Coconut Basil Tofu

32. Slow Cooker Chicken and Okra

(Recipe and photo: Healthy Seasonal Recipes)

Slow Cooker Chicken and Okra

33. Sweet Korean BBQ Beef

(Recipe and photo: Chew Out Loud)

Sweet Korean BBQ Beef

34. BBQ Pulled Chicken Tostadas with Cole Slaw

(Recipe and photo: Bev Cooks)

BBQ Pulled Chicken Tostadas with Cole Slaw

SIDES

35. Crockpot Artichokes

(Recipe and photo: Family Fresh Meals)

Crockpot Artichokes

36. Vegetarian Boston Baked Beans

(Recipe and photo: Kitchen Treaty)

Vegetarian Boston Baked Beans

37. Slow Cooker Chickpeas

(Recipe and photo: The Wimpy Vegetarian)

Slow Cooker Chickpeas

38. Healthy Slow Cooker Refried Beans

(Recipe and photo: Rachel Cooks)

Healthy Slow Cooker Refried Beans

39. Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Potatoes

(Recipe and photo: Damn Delicious)

Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Potatoes

40. Slow Cooker Spanish Rice

(Recipe and photo: Taste and Tell)

Slow Cooker Spanish Rice

41. Crockpot Applesauce

(Recipe and photo: My Baking Addiction)

Crockpot Applesauce

42. Slow Cooker Cuban Black Beans

(Recipe and photo: Culinary Hill)

Slow Cooker Cuban Black Beans

DESSERT

43. Healthy Crockpot Apple Crisp

(Recipe and photo: The Realistic Nutritionist)

Healthy Crockpot Apple Crisp

44. Slow Cooker Kheer (Indian Rice Pudding)

(Recipe and photo: Magnolia Days)

Slow Cooker Kheer (Indian Rice Pudding)

45. Crockpot Tiramisu Bread Pudding

(Recipe and photo: Cookie Monster Cooking)

Crockpot Tiramisu Bread Pudding

46. Crockpot Baked Apples

(Recipe and photo: Eat Drink Love)

Crockpot Baked Apples

DRINKS

47. Gingerbread Pumpkin Lattes

(Recipe and photo: Kitchen Treaty)

Gingerbread Pumpkin Lattes

48. Cranberry Spice Tea

(Recipe and photo: Gourmande in the Kitchen)

Cranberry Spice Tea

49. Slow Cooker Winter Rose Sangria

(Recipe and photo: Hungry Girl Por Vida)

Slow Cooker Winter Rose Sangria

50. Slow Cooker Mulled Wine

(Recipe and photo: Mountain Mama Cooks)

Slow Cooker Mulled Wine