50+ Cozy Fall Slow Cooker Recipes (Easy Prep!)
Here you’ll find over 50+ ultra easy fall slow cooker recipes, including soups, stews, chicken, main dishes, vegetarian, family meals, dump-and-go, and more. These autumn crockpot meals are filling, hearty and so easy to prep. Cozy season starts here!
About these Fall Slow Cooker Recipes
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.
Note: Some of the recipes may say “instant pot” in the title, but the recipe cards contain slow cooker instructions too!
Put Your Crockpot to Good Use this Fall
These healthy recipes are all inspired by your favorite classic autumn flavors, spices and cozy comfort dishes.
Plus they’re designed to help you make the most of all your fall produce – like sweet potatoes, apples, pumpkin, kale and butternut squash – while it’s in season (and at it’s most affordable price).
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.
PS – These recipes make a lot of leftovers, making them 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!
What Makes These Recipes Healthy
The truth is, there isn’t a universally agreed upon definition of what makes a recipe healthy.
As an expert on healthy habits, I should know — I’ve interviewed over 200 health and wellness experts on the question of what it really means to be healthy, and have yet to uncover a definition of healthy eating that all experts agree on.
That’s why all these recipes are not only filled with good-for-you ingredients, but also incredibly simple to prepare.
Note: As always, if you’re following a specific diet for health reasons, consult with your doctor or registered dietitian for specific health advice and check out our nutrition disclaimer for more information.
How to Freeze and Store Leftovers
All of these slow cooker recipes will keep well in the fridge for up to 3-4 days, in a sealed container.
Many of these recipes also freeze well, store in a sealed freezer friendly container for up to 2-3 months.
Fall Crockpot Main Dishes
5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Chicken
Instant Pot Chicken, Apples & Cabbage
Ingredients: chicken, onion, apples, cabbage, garlic powder, apple cider, apple cider vinegar and other seasonings
5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Ingredients: black beans, sweet potatoes, salsa, garlic powder and smoked paprika.
5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken & Sweet Potatoes
Ingredients: chicken breasts, sweet potatoes, hot sauce, mayo, lime juice, coconut oil and salt
Slow Cooker Whole Chicken and Vegetables
Ingredients: whole chicken, baby potatoes, carrots, paprika, garlic, garlic powder, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, rosemary and salt.
Easy Crockpot Turkey Meatballs
Ingredients: ground turkey, marinara sauce, basil, spinach, onion, garlic powder, nutritional yeast and salt.
Instant Pot + Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)
Ingredients: chicken breasts (or thighs), chicken stock, carrots, celery, onion, frozen peas, coconut milk, bay leaf and other seasonings
Slow Cooker Corned Beef
Ingredients: corned beef brisket, pickling spice, red or yellow potatoes, carrots, water, green cabbage and butter (optional).
Slow Cooker Soups & Stews for Fall
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Soup (with Canned Pumpkin!)
Ingredients: canned pumpkin puree, vegetable stock, canned tomato sauce, cream or coconut milk, onion, garlic, cinnamon and salt.
Crockpot Butternut Squash Soup with Apple
Ingredients: Butternut squash, apples, onion, carrot, turmeric, coconut milk, vegetable stock, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon and other spices.
Glow Red Lentil Soup (Instant Pot, Crockpot, Stove Top)
Ingredients: red lentils, coconut milk, tomatoes, onion, lime juice, garlic, ginger, turmeric and other spices
Instant Pot + Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken Stew (with Vegetarian Option)
Ingredients: chicken breast (or thigh), stock, potatoes, carrot, celery, onion, fire-roasted tomatoes, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic powder and other seasonings
Slow Cooker Butternut Squash, Kale & Quinoa Stew
Ingredients: butternut squash, quinoa, kale, tomatoes, broth, onion, garlic, white wine vinegar, cumin, paprika, and other spices
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato, Apple, & Turmeric Soup
Ingredients: sweet potato, apple, potatoes, stock, coconut milk, onion, garlic, apple cider vinegar, turmeric and other seasonings
Nourishing Instant Pot Turmeric Chicken Soup
Ingredients: chicken breasts (or thighs), chicken stock, carrot, celery, onion, turmeric, olive oil and seasonings
Easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Corn Soup
Ingredients: chicken breasts (or chicken thighs), sweet corn (fresh or frozen), chicken stock, celery, carrots, onions, yellow waxy potatoes, garlic, cream cheese (traditional or plant-based) and salt.
Slow Cooker Autumn Minestrone Soup
Ingredients: chickpeas, white beans, butternut squash, diced tomatoes, swiss chard (or spinach), stock, onion, garlic and other spices
Slow Cooker Potato Leek Soup
Ingredients: leeks, potatoes, celery, carrots, garlic, vegetable stock, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, cashews (or cream / coconut milk), butter (traditional or plant-based) and salt.
Spicy Cabbage Soup
Ingredients: green cabbage, bell pepper, fire roasted tomatoes with green chilis, vegetable stock, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, onion, carrot, celery, ground beef (optional) and salt.
Crockpot Split Pea Soup
Ingredients: split peas, vegetable broth, water, onion, celery, carrot, garlic, bay leaves, smoked paprika, red wine vinegar and salt.
Crockpot Turkey Soup
Ingredients: cooked turkey, chicken stock, onion, carrot, celery, potatoes, canned coconut milk (or heavy cream), garlic powder, Italian seasoning and salt
Thai Inspired Chicken Meatball Soup
Ingredients: ground chicken, rice noodles, chicken stock, almond flour (or oat flour), lemongrass, garlic, ginger, red curry paste, fish sauce, coconut aminos, water, coconut milk, baby spinach, lime juice and salt (includes swaps for vegetarian, vegan, whole30, paleo)
Crockpot Chili Recipes
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Paleo Chili
Ingredients: ground turkey, pumpkin puree, bell pepper, tomato paste, onion, garlic, cumin, chili powder, lime juice and other spices
5-Ingredient Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili (Slow Cooker, Instant Pot)
Ingredients: sweet potatoes, black beans, salsa, vegetable stock, cumin, smoked paprika and salt
Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili (6-Ingredients!)
Ingredients: chicken, tomato sauce, beans, salsa, cumin, garlic and salt.
Slow Cooker Turmeric Lentil Chili
Ingredients: kidney beans, lentils, stock, onion, tomato paste, coconut milk, cumin, turmeric and other spices
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Apple Cider Chili
Ingredients: sweet potato, black beans, kidney beans, tomato sauce, onion, stock, apple cider, chili powder, and other spices
Slow Cooker Paleo Turkey Apple Chili (+ 30-Minute Stovetop Option)
Ingredients: ground turkey, onion, garlic, cumin, chipotle peppers, apples, tomato sauce, lime juice, and other seasonings
Crockpot Turkey Chili
Ingredients: ground turkey, canned beans, bell peppers, onion, sweet potato, tomatoes, cumin, chili powder, lime juice, and other spices
Slow Cooker Easy Beef and Bean Chili
Ingredients: beef, kidney beans, onion, bell pepper, fire-roasted tomatoes, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, lime juice and salt
Easy Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup (Dump and Go!)
Ingredients: potatoes, celery, carrot, onion, fire roasted tomatoes, tomato paste, peas, corn, green beans, stock, garlic powder, smoked paprika, bay leaves and salt.
Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry
Ingredients: chickpeas, sweet potato, cauliflower, onion, vegetable broth, peas, spinach, coconut milk, curry powder, turmeric, ginger, garlic powder, tomato paste, lime juice, and salt
Crockpot Vegetarian Chili
Ingredients: black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, bell peppers, onion, fire roasted tomatoes, cumin, chili powder, lime juice, and other spices
Crockpot Lentil Soup
Ingredients: green (or brown) lentils, stock, onion, celery, carrot, diced tomatoes, garlic, red wine vinegar, spinach, salt and bay leaves.
Slow Cooker Veggie Coconut Curry
Ingredients: baby potatoes, carrots, chickpeas, stock, asparagus, peas, coconut milk, red Thai curry paste, lime juice and cilantro
Easy Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup
Ingredients: sweet potatoes, pumpkin puree, chipotle peppers, vegetable broth, coconut milk or cream, pumpkin pie spice, olive oil, onion, garlic powder, fresh lemon juice, maple syrup and salt.
Easy Spiced Carrot and Lentil Soup
Ingredients: red lentils, carrots, diced tomatoes, broth, coconut milk, ginger, garlic, turmeric, cumin, olive oil, red chili flakes (optional), apple cider vinegar, maple syrup (optional) and salt.
Crock Pot Taco Meat
Ingredients: ground beef, salsa, garlic powder, cumin, smoked paprika, mild chili powder, and salt.
Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce
Ingredients: ground beef, onion, olive oil, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, honey (optional) and salt.
Slow Cooker Hamburger Soup
Ingredients: lean ground beef, onion, carrots, celery, tomato paste, chicken stock (or beef stock), olive oil, potatoes, red & yellow bell peppers, red wine vinegar, water, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and salt.
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
Ingredients: chicken breasts (or chicken thighs), chicken stock, corn tortillas, avocado oil, onion, black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, fire roasted tomatoes with green chilis, garlic powder, mild chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, lime juice and salt.
Slow Cooker Turkey Sloppy Joes
Ingredients: ground turkey, tomato paste, ketchup, mustard, olive oil, garlic powder, onions, red bell peppers, water and salt.
Crock Pot Italian Wedding Soup
Ingredients: ground beef (or ground turkey), carrots, celery, onion, nutritional yeast, escarole (or kale), chicken stock, garlic, granulated garlic powder, almond flour (or oat flour), baby spinach, lemon juice, egg (optional) and salt
Easy Slow Cooker Turkey Tacos
Ingredients: ground turkey, tomato sauce, olive oil, cumin, chili powder, granulated garlic powder, paprika and salt
Slow Cooker Taco Soup (Easy Prep!)
Ingredients: ground beef, black beans, pinto beans, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, diced green chilis, corn, chicken stock, lime juice, onion, olive oil, garlic powder, cumin, mild chili powder, smoked paprika and salt.
Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken (2-Ingredients!)
Ingredients: chicken breasts (or chicken thighs) and chipotle BBQ sauce (or store bought barbecue sauce).
Buffalo Turkey Meatballs
Ingredients: ground turkey, grated onion, almond flour (or oat flour), nutritional yeast, granulated garlic powder, cayenne pepper sauce, butter (traditional or dairy-free) and salt
Crockpot Sausage and Peppers
Ingredients: sweet Italian sausage, bell peppers, onions, and jarred marinara sauce.
Mexican-Inspired Shredded Beef
Ingredients: boneless beef chuck-eye roast, onion, tomato paste, cumin, mild chili powder, smoked paprika, lime juice and salt.
Sausage, Cabbage & Sweet Potato Stew (Instant Pot, Crockpot, Stove Top)
Ingredients: polish beef sausage, stock, sweet potato, purple cabbage, onion, apple cider vinegar
Easy Crockpot White Chicken Chili
Ingredients: chicken breast, stock, white beans, mild green chilis, salsa verde, onion, garlic powder, cumin, cream cheese (traditional or dairy-free).
3-Ingredient Crockpot Salsa Chicken Stuffed Potatoes
Ingredients: chicken breasts or chicken thighs, salsa, and russet potatoes.
Slow Cooker Chicken, Kale, and Sweet Potato Soup
Ingredients: chicken breasts (or thighs), sweet potatoes, lacinato kale, chicken stock, extra virgin olive oil, Italian seasoning
Easy Crockpot Cilantro Lime Chicken
Ingredients: chicken breasts (or chicken thighs), fresh cilantro, lime juice, garlic cloves, cumin, avocado oil, honey (optional) and salt.
Slow Cooker Sides for Fall
Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes
Ingredients: Russet potatoes, olive oil and salt.
Slow Cooker Cabbage
Ingredients: cabbage, apple cider vinegar, water, salt, bacon (optional), traditional or vegan butter (optional).
Slow Cooker Red Cabbage
Ingredients: red cabbage, onions, apples, water, red wine vinegar, brown or coconut sugar (omit for whole30) and optional: butter (traditional or vegan).
Slow Cooker Carrots
Ingredients: carrots, butter, lemon zest, maple syrup and salt.
This post was originally published with the title “Easy Slow Cooker Recipes for Fall”, we’ve changed the name and updated it to improve the post but it’s the same.
50+ Fall Slow Cooker Recipes, Plus Tuscan Pumpkin Soup
- 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
- 2 15-ounce cans pumpkin puree , (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1 15-ounce 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.