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Easiest Anti-Inflammatory Crockpot Recipes

December 22, 2020 (Updated on October 7, 2021)

If you’re looking for the easiest anti-inflammatory crockpot recipes that you can just throw in your slow cooker, you’re in the right place!

We all know what it’s like to want to cook more nourishing meals at home, and these 8 simple fuss-free recipes will help you make it happen.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t think there’s anything better than cozying up to a hot meal at the end of a long day.

Even on the busiest weeks, I can always count on simple slow cooker meals to get dinner on the table.

simple recipes that are fast & easy to make

Minimal prep. Minimal clean-up. That’s my kind of cooking.

In fact, all my easy slow cooker recipes meet this criteria; effortless enough for busy weeknights, while also being delicious and completely nourishing.

These are basically throw and go kind of recipes, so no hard to find ingredients, or complicated instructions – just simple, real, and totally good food.

To get you inspired, I gathered a few of my most favorite (and most flavorful) anti-inflammatory crockpot recipes for you here!

Tip: These recipes are great for weekly meal prep or whenever you need to feed a crowd simply & easily.

What Makes These Crockpot Recipes Anti-Inflammatory

I’m not a nutritionist or dietitian, so I put together this list of recipes based on the basics of an anti-inflammatory diet found in this article, Ways to Make The Most of an Anti- Inflammatory Diet and Food List.

I love that all of these recipes are naturally:

  • loaded with plant-based fiber
  • packed with plant-power from fruits and veggies
  • rich in healthy fats
  • flavored with herbs and spices like turmeric
  • free of trans fats and refined sugar

As always, if you’re following a specific diet, be sure to check with your doctor or nutritionist to make sure these recipes align with your specific diet.

No matter how you choose to nourish your body, I hope you’ll find something delicious on this list to try out this season.

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You’ll find a little bit of everything on this list – including soups, chilis, stews, curry, and cozy bowls

I hope you’ll make these anti-inflammatory recipes soon, and if you do, be sure to share it on Instagram and tag me at @realfoodwholelife so I can see!

easiest anti-inflammatory crockpot recipes

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato, Apple & Turmeric Soup is a simple chop and drop recipe that yields creamy, nourishing results. It’s a hit with the entire family, plus is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, paleo and Whole30 friendly!

Ingredients: sweet potato, apple, potatoes, stock, coconut milk, onion, garlic, apple cider vinegar, turmeric and other seasonings

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A simple and delicious plant-based meal, Slow Cooker Butternut Squash, Kale & Quinoa Stew is hearty, nourishing and packed with all the good stuff.

Ingredients: butternut squash, quinoa, kale, tomatoes, broth, onion, garlic, white wine vinegar, cumin, paprika, and other spices

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Made with pantry staples, Slow Cooker Turmeric Lentil Chili is incredibly simple to prepare and is packed with good-for-you ingredients. A vegetarian crockpot meal perfect for any night of the week!

Ingredients: kidney beans, lentils, stock, onion, tomato paste, coconut milk, cumin, turmeric and other spices

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Bursting with vibrant vegetables, Slow Cooker Veggie Coconut Curry is easy to pull together and is the perfect dinner, any night of the week.

Ingredients: baby potatoes, carrots, chickpeas, stock, asparagus, peas, coconut milk, red Thai curry paste, lime juice and cilantro

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This nourishing Slow Cooker Autumn Minestrone Soup is a satisfying twist on a classic. Perfectly satisfying for lunch or dinner, it freezes well and is naturally vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free.

Ingredients: chickpeas, white beans, butternut squash, diced tomatoes, swiss chard (or spinach), stock, onion, garlic and other spices

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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Apple Cider Chili is a hearty sweet and savory vegetarian chili, combining a few simple ingredients into a quick, easy, and filling meal.

Ingredients: sweet potato, black beans, kidney beans, tomato sauce, onion, stock, apple cider, chili powder, and other spices

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10-Ingredient Slow Cooker Vegetable and Quinoa Stew is a hearty, vegetarian meal that’s easy to make and completely satisfying. Warm, nourishing, and so simple, you’ll want to make this stew for dinner tonight!

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, white beans, chickpeas, carrots, diced tomatoes, quinoa, kale, onion, stock

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A simple drop, stir, cover, and go recipe; Slow Cooker Enchilada Quinoa (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free) is so easy to prepare, tastes amazing, and packs well for lunch the next day.

Ingredients: quinoa, canned black beans, bell pepper, onion, cumin, garlic powder, mild chili powder, tomato sauce, diced fire-roasted tomatoes, green chilis, lime juice and salt

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easiest anti-inflammatory crockpot recipes, plus coconut curry

Yield 4 -6
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs 10 mins
Total Time 5 hrs 15 mins

Bursting with vibrant spring vegetables, Slow Cooker Spring Veggie Coconut Curry is easy to pull together and is the perfect dinner, any night of the week. Plus 7 more anti-inflammatory crockpot recipes I know you'll love!



  • 1 pound baby potatoes quartered
  • 1 pound carrots chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 15-oz can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • cup vegetable stock or chicken stock
  • 1 pound asparagus chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup peas fresh or frozen, defrosted

For the Coconut Curry Sauce

  • 1 15-oz can coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste*
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce**
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice divided
  • Chopped cilantro for serving optional


  • Make the Coconut Curry Sauce by whisking the coconut milk, curry paste, fish sauce, honey, and 2 tablespoons lime juice until smooth.
  • Add the potatoes, carrots and chickpeas to a 6-quart slow cooker. Add the stock and ⅓ cup of the Coconut Curry Sauce, stirring to combine.
  • Cover and cook on high for 2 ½-3 hours, or low for 4-5 hours, or until the potatoes and carrots are just cooked through.
  • Add the asparagus, stirring to combine. Cover and cook on high for an additional 10 minutes, or until the asparagus reaches desired doneness. Add the peas, the remaining Coconut Curry Sauce, and an additional 1 tablespoon lime juice, stirring to combine.
  • Taste and add additional fish sauce or lime juice if desired. Serve over rice, cauliflower rice, or on its own, with sprinkle of cilantro if desired.


*Look for Thai red curry paste on the Asian foods aisle of your grocery store. If you things spicy, add 2 tablespoons. If you’re very spice-adverse, add less.
**Look for fish sauce on the Asian foods aisle of your grocery store.
**Substitute gluten-free tamari for fish sauce for a vegetarian and vegan version. You may need to add additional salt to taste, as tamari isn’t as salty as fish sauce.
All slow cookers are different, so you may need to adjust the time up or down depending on your particular model.
All veggies are shown together in the photo to give you a sense of the ingredients. Please read and follow recipe instructions for amounts and details on the order in which to add them.
If you have them, fresh peas can be used in place of frozen.
Feed someone particularly sensitive to spice? Serve the curry after stirring in the asparagus and peas but prior to adding the remaining curry sauce.
Make it vegetarian by swapping gluten-free tamari for fish sauce. See recipe notes for details.
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4 comments to " Easiest Anti-Inflammatory Crockpot Recipes "

  • Lorene Bothe

    Thank you for these great recipe suggestions, I’m all about crockpot/instapot cooking. I also enjoy your podcast, they are inspiring, interesting and always a great way to start my day. Thanks for doing all the research on all these great subjects. Your are a great inspiration and I have sent your podcast to several friends (they are slower at jumping on board, but they need it). I have purchased your book as a Christmas gift to myself. Love your book, plan to purchase for family, friends and clients.

    Lorene Bothe

    • Robyn Downs

      Lorene, thank you so much for your kind words! So happy you’re enjoying everything. Here’s to feeling good!

  • Amy

    Hello! Thank you so much for these recipes! They’re just what I was looking for. Can’t wait to make them! Just wondering if you have ever prepped them and put the ingredients in the freezer before cooking?

    • Robyn Downs

      Hi Amy, yay, we hope you enjoy! We haven’t tried that method with any of these recipes, but definitely a good idea for a future post!

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