50+ Healthy Crockpot Recipes
If you’re looking for easy, healthy crockpot recipes, then you’re in the right place!
Read on for a collection of 50+ simple slow cooker dinners – including chicken, turkey, vegetarian, soup, chili, and dump & go recipes.
We love easy slow cooker recipes around here!
Since they’re simple to prepare, they make the perfect low-effort dinners on busy weeks (or anytime you don’t really feel like cooking).
And while we’re big fans of healthy crockpot chicken recipes (you’ll find plenty below) for ease and versatility, you’ll also find plenty of recipes in this round up that are not chicken!
To create a comprehensive list, we’ve organized these healthy slow cooker recipes into categories including turkey, vegetarian, soup, chili and dump & go crockpot dinner ideas all easy to prepare, using simple ingredients, and with flavor profiles designed to be loved by the whole family.
You’ll also some helpful tips for how to easily store & freeze any leftovers for later.
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To keep prep and clean up easy & fuss-free, these healthy crockpot recipes are made with few ingredients.
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how 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.
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I’ve also included some kid-friendly, whole30, vegetarian and vegan options too – so there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
I hope you’ll make these easy, Healthy Crockpot Recipes soon.
If you do, be sure to share it on Instagram and tag me at @realfoodwholelife so I can see!
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.
However, I did write the book on what it really means to be healthy, and when it comes to recipes I take a whole, real foods, research-based approach.
With that in mind, all of these recipes are made with whole food ingredients, without any added refined sugar, and do not include processed ingredients or oils.
They are also plant-forward, include whole grains, as well as plenty of colorful, health-filled veggies.
Finally, as a healthy habits expert, I know that a big part of eating healthy is making the process easy.
That’s why all these recipes are not only filled with good-for-you ingredients, but also incredibly simple to prepare.
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.
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the easiest healthy crockpot recipes
5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Ingredients: black beans, sweet potatoes, salsa, garlic powder and smoked paprika.
3-Ingredient Crockpot Salsa Chicken Stuffed Potatoes
Ingredients: chicken breasts or chicken thighs, salsa, and russet potatoes.
5-Ingredient Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili (Slow Cooker, Instant Pot)
Ingredients: sweet potatoes, black beans, salsa, vegetable stock, cumin, smoked paprika and salt
Slow Cooker Carnitas
Ingredients: pork loin roast (or pork shoulder), orange juice, lime juice, cumin, mild chili powder, garlic powder and salt.
Slow Cooker 5-Ingredient Fire Roasted Marinara
Ingredients: fire-roasted tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, onion, smoked paprika.
healthy chicken crockpot recipes
6-Ingredient Slow Cooker Enchilada Chicken
Ingredients: chicken breasts (or chicken thighs), onion, garlic powder, cumin, lime juice, tomato sauce, chili powder and salt.
Slow Cooker Lemon Herb Chicken
Ingredients: chicken, lemon juice, dijon mustard, Italian seasoning, garlic
Slow Cooker Peach Chicken with Basil
Ingredients: chicken breasts (or chicken thighs), onion, balsamic vinegar, peaches, basil, garlic powder and salt.
5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Fajita Salsa Chicken
Ingredients: chicken, onion, bell pepper, salsa, lime juice 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.
Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken with Tomatoes and Basil
Ingredients: chicken, roma or cherry tomatoes, garlic, basil, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and salt.
Slow Cooker Citrus Chicken (Pollo Asado)
Ingredients: bone-in chicken thighs and legs, orange juice, lemon juice, lime juice, garlic, onion, honey (optional) and salt.
5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Chicken
5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Garlic Balsamic Chicken
Ingredients: bone-in chicken breasts, balsamic vinegar, garlic, olive oil and salt.
Slow Cooker Tropical Pulled Chicken
Ingredients: chicken breasts or chicken thighs, gluten-free tamari, honey, grated ginger, canned crushed pineapple, tomato paste, garlic powder, onion powder and salt.
slow cooker recipes with turkey
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 Turkey Soup
Ingredients: cooked turkey, chicken stock, onion, carrot, celery, potatoes, cream, garlic powder, Italian seasoning 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.
Easy Crockpot Turkey Meatballs
Ingredients: ground turkey, marinara sauce, basil, spinach, onion, garlic powder, nutritional yeast and salt.
Easy Slow Cooker Turkey Tacos
Ingredients: ground turkey, tomato sauce, olive oil, cumin, chili powder, granulated garlic powder, paprika and salt
Crockpot Mini Turkey Meatball Vegetable Soup
Ingredients: ground turkey (or ground beef), onion, carrots, celery, zucchini, tomatoes, stock, spinach, Italian seasoning and other spices
healthy vegetarian crockpot recipes
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
Slow Cooker Enchilada Quinoa (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free)
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
Slow Cooker Barbecue Chickpeas
Ingredients: chickpeas, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, kosher salt, tomato paste, maple syrup (or honey), molasses, apple cider vinegar, and water.
Slow Cooker Veggie Coconut Curry
Ingredients: baby potatoes, carrots, chickpeas, stock, asparagus, peas, coconut milk, red Thai curry paste, lime juice and cilantro
Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free)
Ingredients: frozen spinach, artichoke hearts, raw cashews, almond milk, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, mayo or veganaise
slow cooker soups with vegetables
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.
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.
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 Creamy Potato Corn Chowder (Dairy-Free)
Ingredients: russet potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, broth, coconut milk, onion, garlic, white wine vinegar and other spices
10-Ingredient Slow Cooker Vegetable and Quinoa Stew
Ingredients: sweet potatoes, white beans, chickpeas, carrots, diced tomatoes, quinoa, kale, onion, stock
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
Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup
Ingredients: Butternut squash, apples, onion, carrot, turmeric, coconut milk, vegetable stock, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon and other spices.
Crockpot Creamy Tomato Soup (paleo, whole30, dairy-free)
Ingredients: diced tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, tomato paste, stock, onion, garlic, raw cashews, Italian seasoning and other spices
Crockpot Loaded Mexican Chicken Soup
Ingredients: chicken breasts (or thighs), chicken stock, zucchini, tomato sauce, leafy greens, onion, chili powder, cumin and other seasonings
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato, Apple, & Turmeric Soup
Ingredients: sweet potato, apple, potatoes, stock, coconut milk, onion, garlic, apple cider vinegar, turmeric and other seasonings
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.
Slow Cooker Creamy Potato Soup
Ingredients: Yukon gold potatoes, onion, vegetable stock, raw cashews, nutritional yeast, garlic, and salt.
Nourishing Instant Pot Turmeric Chicken Soup
Ingredients: chicken breasts (or thighs), chicken stock, carrot, celery, onion, turmeric, olive oil and seasonings
Slow Cooker Chicken, Veggie, and Quinoa Stew
Ingredients: chicken breast (or thigh), stock, quinoa, zucchini, corn, garlic, onion, carrots, chickpeas, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning and other spices
Slow Cooker Chicken and Chickpea Stew
Ingredients: chicken breast (or thigh), chickpeas, stock, onion, carrot, garlic, diced tomatoes, spinach, dried apricots, lemon juice and other spices.
healthy crockpot chili recipes
Crockpot Vegetarian Chili
Ingredients: black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, bell peppers, onion, fire roasted tomatoes, cumin, chili powder, lime juice, and other spices
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).
Slow Cooker Turmeric Lentil Chili
Ingredients: kidney beans, lentils, stock, onion, tomato paste, coconut milk, cumin, turmeric and other spices
Slow Cooker Turkey Chili
Ingredients: ground turkey, canned beans, bell peppers, onion, sweet potato, tomatoes, cumin, chili powder, lime juice, and other spices.
Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili (Dump and Go)
Ingredients: chicken, tomato sauce, beans, salsa, cumin, garlic and salt.
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
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Paleo Chili
Ingredients: ground turkey, pumpkin puree, bell pepper, tomato paste, onion, garlic, cumin, chili powder, lime juice 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
dump & go crockpot recipes
5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken & Sweet Potatoes
Ingredients: chicken breasts, sweet potatoes, hot sauce, mayo, lime juice, coconut oil and salt
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 Ranch Chicken & Veggies
Ingredients: chicken breasts, chicken stock, potatoes, carrots, yogurt (traditional or plant-based), mayo, apple cider vinegar, homemade ranch seasoning.
Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce
Ingredients: chicken, broccoli, bell peppers, peanut butter, garlic, maple syrup, vinegar and other spices.
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 Chicken, Kale, and Sweet Potato Soup
Ingredients: chicken breasts (or thighs), sweet potatoes, lacinato kale, chicken stock, extra virgin olive oil, Italian seasoning
50+ Healthy Crockpot Recipes: Turkey Chili
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lb 93% lean dark meat ground turkey
- 2 tsp kosher salt, divided
- 1 tsp granulated garlic powder
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp mild chili powder
- 1 cup diced yellow onion
- 1 cup diced yellow bell pepper
- 1 cup diced red bell pepper
- 1 cup peeled and diced sweet potato
- 1 15-oz can no-sugar added tomato sauce
- 1 15-oz can diced tomatoes
- 1 15-oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 15-oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 15-oz can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 2 tbsp hot sauce , (optional)
Optional Serving Suggestions:
- Easy Guacamole
- Chopped onion, cilantro, jalapeno, avocado, sour cream, cheese, chips
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the turkey, sprinkle with ½ teaspoon salt, then stir, breaking the ground turkey apart with a wooden spoon.
- Allow the turkey to brown on one side, about 4-5 minutes, then stir to flip the turkey. Add the onion, bell pepper, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, and additional ½ teaspoon salt. Stir to combine.
- Cook an additional 3-4 minutes until the turkey is browned and the onion and pepper are softened, stirring occasionally.
- Carefully transfer the turkey, onion, and bell pepper mixture to a 6-quart slow cooker. Add the sweet potato, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, and 1 teaspoon salt. Stir until well combined.
- Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 6-7 hours.
- Uncover, stir, and add the lime juice and hot sauce if using. Taste and add additional salt or hot sauce if desired. Serve with toppings of your choice.