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30+ of The Best Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

The best healthy slow cooker recipes to make for easy lunches and dinners all year round. You’ll find slow cooker chicken recipes, soups & stews, chili recipes and even some fun side dishes. These delicious, healthy slow cooker recipes will be your new favorites for game day or meal prep for the week!

It’s officially under 30 degrees here in Chicago and I’m starting to think that summer was only 5 minutes long. Anyone else? If you’re like me and are breaking out the hats, gloves and parkas, sending you all of the cozy vibes and of course my very best slow cooker recipes to make all season long.

There’s truly nothing better than coming home to a warming bowl of soup or chili on a cold day. OR melting some gooey cheese onto a healthier turkey sloppy joe (omg so good). The best part about these slow cooker recipes is that you can toss everything into your slow cooker and literally just let it work its magic.

Tips for making recipes in your slow cooker

The majority of the recipes below have instructions for making them in your slow cooker or crockpot, but if they don’t, I have a few easy tips for converting stovetop recipes into slow cooker meals!

  • Timing. The vast majority of my slow cooker recipes can be cooked on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 7-8.
  • Liquid ratio. As a general rule of thumb, if you’re converting a stovetop recipe to a slow cooker one I’d recommend reducing the liquid by about 1 cup. Cooking in a slow cooker creates more moisture and liquid naturally.
  • Cooking chicken. If you’re cooking a recipe with chicken, feel free to cook the chicken breast or thighs in your slow cooker whole with the rest of the ingredients. Once it’s fully cooked you can remove it, shred it, and add it back to the slow cooker to simmer.
  • Cooking ground meat or beef. If you’re cooking with beef or a ground meat, I’d recommend browning the meat in a skillet before transferring it with your ingredients to your slow cooker.
  • Adding vegetables & pastas. Stir in any soft vegetables like peas or spinach at the very end of cooking. Same goes for any pasta or noodles (though you can also cook those separately).

Scroll through and pick out your favs to make for the week! I’d suggest my famous turkey chili to kick things off. Be sure to use the hashtag #ambitiouskitchen when you share on Instagram, or post a photo in our Facebook group.

Enjoy, xo!

slow cooker pumpkin peanut butter chicken soup in a bowl


Slow Cooker Pumpkin Peanut Butter Chicken Soup 

Healing Thai Butternut Squash Lentil Soup (With a Slow Cooker Option!)

Creamy Tomato Orzo Soup with Mini Turkey Meatballs

Comforting & Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Lightened-Up Slow Cooker Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Slow Cooker Black Bean, Quinoa & Chicken Tortilla Soup

Slow Cooker Taco Lentil Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Vegan White Bean & Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Golden Turmeric Chickpea Chicken Soup

Quick & Easy Black Bean Soup

Golden Coconut Chicken Lentil Soup

Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Soup (whole 30, dairy free)

The Best Minestrone Soup

Butternut Squash Green Chile Chicken Soup

beef stew in the slow cooker

Stews & Curries

Mom’s Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Yellow Chicken Curry

Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Vegan Slow Cooker Tofu Tikka Masala

Healing Lemongrass Chickpea Thai Green Curry with Toasted Coconut Brown Rice

Coconut Curried Sweet Potato and Lentil Stew

Butternut Squash, Chickpea & Lentil Moroccan Stew

Vegetarian Tofu Cashew Coconut Curry

Nourishing Yellow Chickpea Pumpkin Curry with Coconut Brown Rice

healthy white chicken chili in a bowl


Healthy White Chicken Chili

The Best Vegetarian Chili Recipe

Slow Cooker Black Bean Quinoa Pumpkin Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker Black Bean Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili Verde

The Best Healthy Turkey Chili

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Chickpea Chili

Black Bean, Sweet Potato & Quinoa Chili with Smoked Chipotle

Lentil & Quinoa Chili

Two Bean and Corn Chipotle Turkey Chili

slow cooker pulled chicken sandwich with slaw on top


Incredible Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

How to Make the Best Slow Cooker Chicken Breast

Turkey Picadillo

Slow Cooker Turkey Tacos

30 Minute Healthier Turkey Sloppy Joes with Homemade Sauce

Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken with Sticky Coconut Purple Rice

slow cooker bbq cranberry turkey meatballs on a platter with toothpicks

Apps, Snacks & Sides

Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy BBQ Cranberry Turkey Meatballs

The Best Creamy Garlic Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Homemade Slow Cooker Apple Butter (No Sugar Added!)

Lightened Up Brown Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes (with a slow cooker option!)

Homemade Slow Cooker Baked Beans

I hope you love these delicious, healthy slow cooker recipes! If you make any be sure to leave a comment & a rating on the recipe so I know how you liked it. Enjoy, xo!

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