Slow cookers are one of the handiest tools to have in a whole foods kitchen. They allow you eat delicious home cooked meals without having to actually cook – the appliance does all the work for you! Simply toss in your ingredients at the beginning of the day and when you arrive home later, all you need to do is grab plates, cutlery and a ladle.
Though you can create a variety of dishes in slow cookers – from cakes to condiments – we love using ours for comforting winter soups and stews. Put your slow cooker to work by making one of these amazing 20 slow cooker recipes!
Healthy Slow Cooking
No collection of slow cooker recipes would be complete without a selection from the queen of slow cooking, Kathy Hester. She has literally written the book – several in fact – on vegan slow cooking, and this simple recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
This slow cooker French onion soup has only three ingredients. Life just got waaaay easier.
Bowl of Delicious
This slow cooker vegetarian soup is brightened up with fresh dill and lemon. We’re in.
The Big Man’s World
A veggie-packed dish that is also vegan, gluten-free and Paleo. Save us a bowlful, or two.
Peas and Crayons
A few basic ingredients comprise this simple soup that you can jazz up with a variety of spices and toppings.
Eating Bird Food
A plant-based, gluten-free, protein-rich stew that is full of flavour and will fill you up.
A comforting, Paleo-friendly slow cooker chili that is full of good-for-you green stuff.
A beautiful and golden Thai yellow curry made without curry paste and dotted with golden raisins.
There is nothing better than chicken soup on a cold, wintry day – and this delicious one also happens to be jam-packed with vegetables.
The Full Helping
Pop this vegan recipe into your slow cooker overnight and wake up to a delicious breakfast that reminds you of dessert.
A hearty soup flavoured with Italian herbs and vegetables. To make this gluten-free, use zucchini noodles or gluten-free pasta.
That Clean Life * Culinary Nutrition Expert *
The best part of burritos is the filling, right? This slow cooker burrito soup combines the best of Mexican burrito ingredients – black beans, corn, tomatoes, jalapenos – with toppings such as salsa, avocado, green onions and limes.
Baked by Rachel
A gorgeous, elegant and simple Paleo soup that uses the powerful flavour combo of coconut and lime.
Give the oven a rest and use the slow cooker to make these sweet, mashed goodies.
Cashews take the place of dairy in this rich and creamy dairy-free tomato sauce. We could knock this back in a shot glass for sure!
Bourbon and Honey
This Paleo, grain-free slow cooker chili contains the perfect mix of sweet and spicy elements.
Sondi Bruner Consulting * ACN Head Program Coach *
A vegan split pea soup with only 3 ingredients: can it be true? Yes! And it’s delicious.
A healthy and easy meal you can likely pull together using ingredients in your pantry.
Chocolate Covered Katie
Baked beans made from scratch are the ultimate comfort food. This version is vegan, gluten-free and has a sugar-free option.
Food Faith Fitness
Let’s finish off with a sweet treat, shall we? It’s faster to bake cookies in the oven, for sure, but we can’t resist these gluten-free and Paleo crockpot cookies.