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
Chili Bean-Stuffed Peppers

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

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.

Pork Primavera Sandwiches

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

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.

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.

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.

Red Beans Creole

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

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.

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.

Jalapeno Chicken Breasts

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

Vegetable Stew with Cornmeal Dumplings

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

Chicken & Shrimp Jambalaya

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

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.

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.

Sesame Turkey

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

Barley Beef Soup

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

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.

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.

Italian Wedding Soup with Spinach

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

Oriental Beef Brisket

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

Chicken Country Captain

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

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.

Fireside Beef Stew with Squash

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

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.

Cheesy Multigrain Spaghetti Casserole

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

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.

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.

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.

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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