If you’re looking for easy, healthy slow cooker recipes perfect for fall, you’re in the right place!
Read on for a collection of 10+ simple autumn-inspired recipes using the crockpot, including main dishes, soups, stews, and chilis.
Bonus: all these recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, with plenty of paleo and vegetarian options as well. Dinner just got a whole lot simpler!
Don’t you just love fall?
The crisp, cool air, the shorter days, and longer nights–the change in season just begs for hearty warm comfort food.
And what better way to make your favorite fall recipes than with the slow cooker?
To get you inspired, I’ve rounded up my favorite simple, fresh, healthy real food fall slow cooker recipes.
fall is peak slow cooker season
Just like my summer slow cooker recipe roundup – this collection is filled with simple, vibrant recipes that use the best seasonal produce.
They’re all inspired by your favorite classic autumn flavors, spices and cozy comfort dishes.
All you need to do is gather some real food ingredients, spend a few minutes of prep time, dump everything in, and hit start.
Then come home to a warm, nourishing dinner that will fill your belly and feed your soul.
These recipes are great for weekly meal prep or whenever you need to feed a crowd simply & easily. Make them part of your Fall Capsule Meal Plan this season!
simple recipes that are fast & easy to make
All of these recipes have easy to find ingredients and simplified prep steps.
They’re designed to help you make the most of all your fall produce – like sweet potatoes, apples, pumpkin, and butternut squash – while it’s in season (and at it’s most affordable price).
There’s so many things my family & I love to cook in our crockpot, but here’s a few of our favorites we look forward to enjoying when temperatures drop in autumn:
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I’ve included some paleo friendly, whole 30 friendly, and vegetarian options too.
Each recipe has simple adaptations and tips waiting for you, like ingredient swaps and meal prep tips.
I hope you’ll make these Fall Slow Cooker recipes soon.
If you do, be sure to share it on Instagram and tag me at @realfoodwholelife so I can see!
Ingredients: chicken, onion, apples, cabbage, garlic powder, apple cider, apple cider vinegar and other seasonings
Ingredients: black beans, sweet potatoes, salsa, garlic powder and smoked paprika.
Ingredients: chicken breasts, sweet potatoes, hot sauce, mayo, lime juice, coconut oil and salt
Ingredients: whole chicken, baby potatoes, carrots, paprika, garlic, garlic powder, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, rosemary and salt.
soups & stews
Ingredients: canned pumpkin puree, stock, tomato sauce, coconut milk, onion, garlic, herbs & seasonings
Ingredients: Butternut squash, apples, onion, carrot, turmeric, coconut milk, vegetable stock, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon and other spices.
Ingredients: red lentils, coconut milk, tomatoes, onion, lime juice, garlic, ginger, turmeric and other spices
Ingredients: chicken breast (or thigh), stock, potatoes, carrot, celery, onion, fire-roasted tomatoes, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic powder and other seasonings
Ingredients: butternut squash, quinoa, kale, tomatoes, broth, onion, garlic, white wine vinegar, cumin, paprika, and other spices
Ingredients: sweet potato, apple, potatoes, stock, coconut milk, onion, garlic, apple cider vinegar, turmeric and other seasonings
Ingredients: chicken breasts (or thighs), chicken stock, carrot, celery, onion, turmeric, olive oil and seasonings
Ingredients: chickpeas, white beans, butternut squash, diced tomatoes, swiss chard (or spinach), stock, onion, garlic and other spices
Ingredients: ground turkey, pumpkin puree, bell pepper, tomato paste, onion, garlic, cumin, chili powder, lime juice and other spices
Ingredients: sweet potatoes, black beans, salsa, vegetable stock, cumin, smoked paprika and salt
Ingredients: chicken, tomato sauce, chili beans, chunky salsa, cumin, garlic and salt
Ingredients: kidney beans, lentils, stock, onion, tomato paste, coconut milk, cumin, turmeric and other spices
Ingredients: sweet potato, black beans, kidney beans, tomato sauce, onion, stock, apple cider, chili powder, and other spices
Ingredients: ground turkey, onion, garlic, cumin, chipotle peppers, apples, tomato sauce, lime juice, and other seasonings
10+ Slow Cooker Recipes for Fall, Plus Tuscan Pumpkin Soup
- 1 medium yellow onion finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic coarsely chopped
- 2 15-oz cans pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1 15-oz can tomato sauce
- 2 teaspoons honey or maple syrup optional, omit for Whole30
- 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ cup full-fat coconut milk from a can
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary optional
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage optional
- Freshly ground pepper and salt to taste
- Add the onion, garlic, pumpkin puree, tomato sauce, honey, (if using), stock, cinnamon, and salt to a 6 qt slow cooker, stirring to combine.
- Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 6-8, or until the onion is very tender.
- Uncover and add the coconut milk. Using an immersion blender, blend until very smooth. Alternatively, working in batches, carefully ladle the soup into a blender and blend on high until smooth.
- Add the rosemary and sage, stirring to combine. Taste and add additional salt and pepper to taste.
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