Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker

If you’re a food enthusiast who craves delicious, tender, and flavorsome dishes with minimal effort, then slow cookers are the way to go! Gone are the days of toiling away in the kitchen for hours on end. With the magic of a slow cooker, you can achieve gourmet-worthy meals with just a few simple ingredients and a touch of patience. The best part? It’s not just about convenience – slow cooking also intensifies flavors, resulting in dishes that burst with taste and complexity. Whether you’re a seasoned home cook or a complete newbie, slow cooker recipes are your ticket to culinary bliss. Here are some recipes from The American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association to get you started.

Slow Cooker Vegetable Turkey Soup

Nutritional Information (per serving)

Calories: 224

Protein: 26 g

Carbohydrates: 27 g

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground skinless turkey breast
  • 3 large carrots, sliced crosswise into rounds
  • 2 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 28-ounce can no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1 15.5-ounce can no-salt-added cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning, crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth

Directions

  1.  Put all the ingredients in a slow cooker, stirring to combine and breaking up the turkey.
  2. Cook, covered, on low for 8 hours or until the turkey is no longer pink.

 

Slow Cooker Ratatouille with White Beans

Nutritional Information (per serving)

Calories: 180

Protein: 10g

Carbohydrates: 30g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 (15-oz) cans low-sodium great northern or cannellini beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 (14.5-oz) can no-added-salt fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup low-sodium tomato sauce
  • 1/2 med eggplant(diced with skin on)
  • 2 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1 red bell pepper(sliced into 1-inch strips)
  • 3 clove garlic(minced)
  • 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1/4 tsp plus 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Directions

  1. Brush the inside of the slow cooker with the olive oil. Add the remaining ingredients to the slow cooker; stir to combine.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours, until the vegetables and beans soften. Remove and discard the bay leaves before serving.

 

Pulled BBQ Chicken

Nutritional Information (per serving)

Calories: 160

Protein: 16g

Carbohydrates: 9g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1tsp salt (optional)
  • 1 whole chicken (skin removed, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • 1 cup reduced carb or reduced sugar barbeque sauce
  • 8 large lettuce leaves
  • 2 cups cabbage (shredded)

Directions

  1. Combine paprika, chili powder, ground black pepper, garlic powder, and salt (optional) in a bowl. Add chicken pieces and toss to completely coat chicken.
  2. Add chicken and onion to a slow cooker and set to low for 5-6 hours.
  3. Remove chicken and set on a cutting board or in a bowl to rest for 15 minutes. Remove any remaining liquid and onions and mix with the barbeque sauce, set aside.
  4. Pull chicken and shred with a fork. Discard bones.
  5. Mix pulled chicken with barbeque sauce and onion mixture.
  6. To build the sandwich, add a heaping 1/2 cup of chicken to a lettuce leaf and top with 1/4 cup shredded cabbage.

 

Slow Cooker Recommendations

Excited to embark on a delightful, mouthwatering journey with slow cookers? Here are some high-quality yet affordable slow cookers to get you started.

  1. KitchenAid Refurbished 6-Quart Slow Cooker with Glass Lid | Stainless Steel (Renewed)

  2. Hamilton Beach Portable 6 Quart Set & Forget Digital Programmable Slow Cooker

  3. Cuisinart MSC-600 3-In-1 Cook Central 6-Quart Multi-Cooker

  4. Crock-Pot 6 Quart Cook & Carry Programmable Slow Cooker

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