Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes
This page contains all of the slow cooker recipes on my website! You'll find everything from soups and stews to rice dishes, curries, chicken and vegetarian options. Most of the recipes are dump and go meals so the cooking process is hands off, and some also come with Instant Pot and stovetop directions. Keep reading to discover some of the best Crockpot recipes on the internet!
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Where to start with using your slow cooker
General slow cooker tips
Cooking with the slow cooker is easy! Usually it's just a matter of dumping in the ingredients and pressing start. You'll select a cook time (high or low) and then choose the amount of time. As a general rule of thumb, cooking on low takes twice as much time as cooking on high. Place oil/butter on the bottom, followed by your meat, hardy veggies, grains (if applicable), then liquid. That's really all there is to it!
Be careful with veggies
Because everything cooks for a long time in the slow cooker, it's the perfect appliance for juicy pulled chicken, moist meatballs and cooking delectably flavourful soups and stews. You can cook hardier veggies such as carrots and mushrooms in the slow cooker, but you should be careful with tender veggies such as broccoli, zucchini and greens. Adding them in within the last hour half of cook time usually does the trick without overcooking them.
Add pasta in last
If you'd like to make a soup or pasta dish in the Crockpot, you'll want to add the noodles in during the last half hour of cook time to keep the pasta from disintegrating or soaking up too much liquid. You can also cook other grains such as rice and quinoa in the slow cooker but you'll add those in at the beginning and typically reduce the cook time to 4 hours or less. Be sure to follow whatever reason you've chosen very closely if in doubt!
The ultimate Slow cooker recipe round up
If you're looking for healthy recipes that are are big on flavour, I've got you covered with the ultimate slow cooker guide! These recipes all cook on low during the day while you're at work so you can come home to a hot meal after a busy day. Just dump and go! This is the best place to start if you're looking for easy ways to start cooking with your Crockpot.
My most popular Slow Cooker Recipes
These Crockpot Swedish Meatballs are made lighter using half the heavy cream and extra-lean ground beef meatballs made from scratch. How to Make Crockpot Swedish MeatballsView Post