Easy & Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

Indulge in these slow cooker recipes guilt-free! You'll find delicious meals, such as chicken and noodles, jambalaya, and beef brisket, that are all under 400 calories per serving.

Cathy Long


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Chili Bean-Stuffed Peppers
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Chili Bean-Stuffed Peppers

    Sweet peppers are filled with rice, beans, tomato sauce, pepper, and onion for a satisfying six-ingredient supper.

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Chipotle Baby Back Ribs

    Great-tasting ribs with just five ingredients? Chipotle chiles make it happen by lending a tasty balance of sweet and hot flavors to the meat.

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Pork Primavera Sandwiches

    To keep this luscious pork sandwich heart-healthy, look for a barbecue sauce low in fat and sodium.

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Fruited Pork Chops

    Tender pork slow simmers with thyme, dried fruit, sweet pepper, and barbecue sauce for a sumptuous six-ingredient supper that requires just 15 minutes of prep time.

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Mediterranean Beef Ragout

    For a hearty stew that's healthy too, try this zesty dish. Gremolata, a blend of fresh parsley, lemon peel, and garlic, brightens it up.

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Curried Couscous with Vegetables

    For a healthy vegetarian main dish, slow-simmer this mixture of grains, veggies, fruits, and spices. Jalapeno peppers add savory-sweet flavor with a bit of zing, while almonds add subtle crunch.

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Red Beans Creole

    Sliced mushrooms add meatiness to this spicy side dish. Brown rice makes a healthy substitution for white.

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White Bean and Cumin Chili

    With a mélange of cold-weather veggies, beans, herbs, and spices, this zesty chili recipe is rich and flavorful. Toasted cumin seeds make a delicious garnish.

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Thyme-Garlic Chicken Breasts

    Tender slow-simmered chicken seasoned with herbs and orange juice tops fresh greens, juicy tomatoes, tangy olives, and creamy feta cheese.

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Jalapeno Chicken Breasts

    These chicken breasts are seasoned with chili powder and jalapeno peppers and topped with a tantalizing cream cheese sauce.

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Vegetable Stew with Cornmeal Dumplings

    A hint of Parmesan cheese in the cornmeal dumplings makes them a fine match for this Italian-seasoned stew.

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Chicken & Shrimp Jambalaya

    Cajun seasoning adds lots of fiery flavor to this slow cooker version of jambalaya.

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Herbed Apricot Pork Loin Roast

    Treat your guests to this tender, succulent pork roast draped in a golden herbed fruit sauce. They'll never believe it's low in calories and fat.

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Wild Rice-Ham Soup

    Wild rice, ham, and vegetables create a filling slow cooker soup that will be ready as soon as you get home.

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Sesame Turkey

    The rich flavor of toasted sesame oil complements the soy and ginger in this turkey main dish.

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Barley Beef Soup

    Barley adds a chewy texture and nutty flavor to this home-style soup that's perfect for a cold winter night.

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Better-than-Grandma's Chicken and Noodles

    The classic chicken and noodles dish receives a makeover with this delicious slow cooker version that caters to the busy family cook.

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Indian Curry Chicken

    An intriguing blend of spices makes this slow-cooked chicken and potato dish sizzle with flavors that are typical of Indian cuisine.

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Italian Wedding Soup with Spinach

    This ground beef, vegetable, and orzo pasta soup is hearty enough to be served as a main dish.

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Oriental Beef Brisket

    The intriguing blend of hoisin sauce and salsa boosts the flavor of this beef brisket and sweet potatoes recipe.

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Chicken Country Captain

    Currants accent the curry flavor in this tender chicken main dish.

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Soy Ginger Soup

    This new spin on chicken noodle soup boasts the popular flavors of Asian cuisine: rice vinegar, soy sauce, and grated fresh ginger.

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Fireside Beef Stew with Squash

    A steaming bowl of this beef and vegetable stew makes an especially cozy meal when temperatures are plunging outside.

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Red Beans and Rice with Andouille and Ham

    A takeoff on the Southern-style recipe, this slow cooker main dish uses long grain rice, two kinds of meat, sweet pepper, celery, and red kidney beans.

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Cheesy Multigrain Spaghetti Casserole

    For a healthier spin on comfort food, try this cozy pasta dish. Reduced-fat cheddar cheese adds creaminess.

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Pumpkin, Chickpea, and Red Lentil Stew

    Brimming with seasonal pumpkin and carrots, this tomato-base stew makes a delicious cold-weather supper. Lentils and beans pack filling protein, while nonfat yogurt adds creaminess without the fat.

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Classic French Dips

    Divide juicy garlic-seasoned beef brisket, onion slices, and peppers among whole grain baguettes for a family favorite. Our version is low in fat and cholesterol.

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Cajun Pork

    This pork stew has only mild Cajun seasoning -- a good introduction for folks new to the flavor. Hot rice sops up the pork's savory sauces, making this heart-healthy meal tasty and satisfying.

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Gingered Chutney Chicken

    This mild sweet-sour chicken is made with mango chutney and chili sauce. Serve rice alongside to soak up every drop of this heart-healthy entree. No one will believe you made it in a slow cooker!

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